This site is home to Evan Eckard — an artist, visual designer and web developer currently located in northern California. With over 15 years experience in the graphic design and web industry, he currently works as Creative Director for Adchemy.com.
A few different techniques and approaches to creating a metallic effect for type, shapes and logos. Pretty easy; takes around 20 minutes. “Pink Cheetah” pattern: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9d8org8xdgdqyg8/pink-cheetah-print.png Font is “Omen” http://www.dafont.com/omen.font Metal texture from Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-130370999/stock-photo-grunge-metal-background.html When I draw live, I do it here: http://www.twitch.tv/EvanEckard Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: [...]
Create scary, monster style text for fun using basic layer effects. Lots of little tricks and techniques are shown in this video that you may find helpful in other styles as well. Great for Halloween and other art project uses. PSD file available here: http://bit.ly/Z2w3gF Font is “Clubber Lang Expanded” http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=clubber+lang When I draw live, [...]
A pretty quick lighting effect tutorial. Very easy, minimal design element to add to your designs and backgrounds. When I draw live, I do it here: http://www.twitch.tv/EvanEckard Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: http://www.twitter.com/EvanEckard http://www.facebook.com/EvanEckardYT
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+T is MAGIC. Hopefully you’ll get some use out of this, or be able to just have fun with it. The stock colored smoke photo was found on Shutterstock here: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-121099999/stock-photo-coolor-smoke-in-the-black-abstract-background.html Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: http://www.twitter.com/EvanEckard http://www.facebook.com/EvanEckardYT
There’s a lot of techniques in this video that I hope you can find some use from. The final artwork that we’ll be creating looks like so: https://twitter.com/i/#!/evaneckard/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2Fa8PeKbaI Many of the same techniques were used in Chaos Math background artwork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNDQdKaXjg The stock Nebula photo was found on Shutterstock here: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=8992177 And the PSD is [...]
Here’s a quick little number on how to create an easy patterned background. Takes less than 10 minutes, and can be used in a variety of ways and places. Find more of my videos on my channel at youtube. Also, feel free to subscribe!
I’ve added a bunch of new patterns over at DinPattern. Take a look and see if there’s anything you can use.
A new pattern variation of “Bones” is up for download at DinPattern. Go check it out!