Hello! I hope you had a great weekend.
Whenever we have a big rainfall in Southern California that dumps runoff into the ocean, I take a break from surfing. This was one of those weekends, so I just happened to get a bunch of things done! (and this email is a bit longer than normal)
Here's a list of the new things, which I will tell you about below:
1) An even NEWER update to the T-Shirt Templates 01 Collection since last week. I added a pocket layer to all the Photoshop and Illustrator Templates!
Plus I did a brand new video demonstrating how to use the all new Photoshop templates, which are even easier to use than before. Check it out:
2) A new free bonus download of Artisan Engravings ($37 value) to anyone who purchases T-Shirt Templates 01, T-Shirt Templates Master Collection, T-Shirt Templates Bundle, T-Shirt Templates Bundle 02, or Mockup Templates Bundle by Friday, March 7, 2014. (I recommend T-Shirt Templates Master Collection because it's the best value + you get Designer's Toolkit)
This free download is also available to anyone who has in the past purchased one of those collections. (I'll send everyone eligible an email with links again :) -If you didn't receive the email, contact me and I'll get it out to you within 24 hours). For past customers, the new files are:
3) Oh yeah... I almost forgot! The Free Download This Week: Paint Splats
Could you help me spread the word and share the Free Download link with one of the social sharing buttons when you get to that page? That would help a lot.
I think that's about it. Hope you have a good start to your week!
P.S. Don't forget to download or mark your calendar for this friday's deadline to download the free Artisan Engravings Collection. Here's a peek of what's included in that collection:
Go here to check out the T-Shirt Templates Collections and this free bonus.
This inspired a new way of thinking about work, design, and travel. Including my first trip to Bali!
This is not a video specifically about design, but it is one of the most insightful talks about leadership I have seen. I think understanding human nature can be a huge benefit, whether you work for a company or own a business.
I've probably watched this one ten times. Find something that you can be passionate about. "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."
If all organizations operated this way, the world would be a better and more inspired place.
This one will make you laugh. My favorite part is the speech bubble section. Enjoy!
P.S. I just put up a new page of my tutorial videos, which you can see here: Tutorial Videos on TheVectorLab
Earlier this week, a customer emailed me with a question about how to use the Jpegs, Bitmap Tiffs, and Photoshop brushes in some of my texture products, such as the Overspray Collection, Bad Photocopy Textures, AquaColour Series, Analog Textures, and Bitmap Textures.
I'll let my new video do the talking. Hope you enjoy it!
Did you see the new images I put up for Vintage Workwear Logo Templates? I layered up some photos with a vintage paper scan (that was a free download a few weeks ago) and then I added in the logos. Below is one with a photo from my trip to the island of Moorea. Pretty cool, right? Click on it if you want to see a few more examples.
But if you want to really add some personality to these logos, I recommend changing the fonts. You can use any font that you have on your system. Thick, thin, bold, italic, condensed, serif, sans-serif, scripts, stencil, distressed... you name it. Anything will work (as long as you like the look!)
In order to demonstrate the versatility of my most popular item, Vintage Workwear Logo Templates, below I mocked up a few new logos using some of my favorite free fonts available on the web.
As a Free Bonus when you purchase Vintage Workwear Logo Templates, you will now receive the list (and links) of my Top 18 Favorite Free Fonts! If you purchased the Logo Templates in the past and would like to have this list, send me an email using the Contact Form and I'll be sure to send that out to you!
Thanks and have a great week!
P.S. I also wanted to point two more things with these templates, which you can see in the images below:
1) It's easy to change the color of the logos, type, and backgrounds.
2) Each template has a unique layer of bitmap tiff distress AND vector distress. You can turn on or off the visibility of these layers!
If you are getting interested in what you are seeing, check out the video where I demonstrate Vintage Workwear Logo Templates:
One last thing... I've been searching for a new description or tagline that best describes the "WHY" behind TheVectorLab. Here's what I've got so far: "Because Great Design Matters." (It sure does!!!) More to come on this later...
Vintage Logo Templates: thevectorlab.com/products/logo-templates-vintage-workwear
Free Design Launch Kit & Free Download of the Week: thevectorlab.com/collections/free-download
Vincent Typeface by Ben Suarez (Thanks Ben!): dribbble.com/shots/868554-Free-Typeface-VINCENT -or-dafont.com/vincent.font