The Birds Scatter Brush Free
Join us every Thursday, when your friends here at the Arsenal take over the Go Media blog to share insights, tips, freebies or other fun to brighten your work day.
Today we’re sharing a birds scatter brush freebie inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and using goods from our Horror Vector Pack! Check out the Arsenal for more design elements known the ’round the world for being the best of the best.
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Here’s what you get:
- 8 Bird Scatter Brushes for AI
- Instructions for opening brushes (text file)
Here’s your download >> The Birds Scatter Brush Freebie
Have a great day, everyone!
Hero Image Photo Credit: Mark Sebastian: One Crow Left of a Murder on Flickr
Our Complete Halftone Collection
We’re not sure what’s dreamier than a halftone. The tiny dots that create a gradient-like effect can produce such remarkable results.
Here at the Arsenal, we have nine packs that will give you the effect you’re after without the effort. Download them all in this complete collection – originally $105 – now only $27!
Or, become a member of our graphic design subscription and get them all (plus the rest of our huge product library) for only $15 a month.
All of the packs you see here are also available for individual purchase.
Halftone Tutorial for Photoshop and Illustrator
Say it three times fast…
Halftones: those cool little dots that create lovely tonal values, yet still maintain that flat, graphic look. If you search “how to do halftones” on Google or YouTube, you’ll find that there are a number of ways to achieve this effect. Here at the Go Media’s Arsenal, the best site for design resources on the planet, we tasked our designer Jordan Wong to find the best methods to share with you!
The Halftone Triple Technique Tutorial (check out that alliteration) brings you not only step-by-step instructional videos on three different techniques in both Adobe (CS5) Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as working resources. By learning through example illustrations, custom-made by Jordan Wong, you will soon be creating masterpieces and getting asked left and right, “How did you make those sweet halftones?”
Learn these three techniques
Dot & Line Pattern Swatches Technique
Create line and dot pattern swatches along with how to fully customize them for your aesthetic needs. This technique is great for a uniform look and creating solid shaded areas. (15 minutes)
Gradient to Halftone Technique
Using the Color Halftone Effect, turn gradient-filled shapes into beautiful tonal halftones. Give your vector illustration gradation and depth with those little fun dots. (1 hr, 28 minutes)
Brush Tool Shading to Halftone Technique
Prefer to work on a drawing tablet or fancy Wacom Cintiq? Excellent. Use the brush tool to create controlled values of gray, which is then transformed into precise halftone shading. (1 hour, 40 minutes)
The Halftone Triple Technique Tutorial includes:
- Introduction video
- Step-by-step instructional videos (qty 4) outlining the three different halftone techniques – Brush Tool Shading to Halftone, Dot & Line Pattern, Gradient to Halftone Techniques (3 hours, 23 minutes of content!)
- Line & dots pattern swatches (an AI file of pre-made swatch patterns for your usage)
- Quick reference guides on halftone settings and appearances
- Full working files of the example illustrations!