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For better or for worse, smartphones have changed the way we live. Depending on who you ask, smartphones have either made the world a more connected place, or they've turned people into zombies staring at their hands all day. They've definitely made life easier, though, as these witty doodle art comics reveal.
Created for British internet provider Plusnet, these comics take iconic movies and show how a smartphone would make the story so much more straightforward. The appropriately named campaign, App-y Endings: Films that would have turned out better with mobile data, takes the likes of Fight Club and The Lord Of The Rings and gives the main characters smartphones to help them on their way.
In each case, whether it's trekking to Mount Doom with the help of Google Maps or surviving as a cast away thanks to Netflix access, smartphones make short work of any problems the characters encounter. Explore the full series of comics below, but be careful that there could be spoilers ahead.
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SOURCE: Creative Bloq – Read entire story here.
In recent decades, graffiti has moved from an urban nuisance to a professional business thanks to the rise of street art as a serious creative force. And with the artform ever growing in popularity, there are now a wealth of graffiti font styles available online for creatives to use as the typography in their urban artwork.
Here, we’ve scoured the web to find you the best examples of free fonts in a graffiti style for designers. Enjoy!
New from French typeface design workshop ImageX is Smasher 312 Custom, a splendidly cartoony graffiti font with some lovely shading details. It comes in TTF format and it's free for personal use; if you want to use it commercially, contact ImageX.
02. Sister Spray
Get messy with this fantastically rough and ready font, again from ImageX. It's made up of a full set of spray-painted uppercase characters, plus a couple of lowercase ones for emphasis, as well as some splatters, splodges and strokes to complete the look. It's free for personal use; contact ImageX if you want to use it commercially.
03. Tag Type
Graffiti font Tag Type was created by graphic designer Andy Panchenko. A student project, Panchenko’s design was inspired by graffiti tags and is free for personal and charity use.
French designer Quentin Aquila is behind this striking graffiti font Bombing. The design is free for personal use only, with commerical licenses available directly from Aquila.
05. Urban Jungle
This big, bold typeface ‘Urban Jungle’ was created by designer Kevin Christopher of KC Fonts. The eye-catching free graffiti font is perfect for creating stand out graffiti-style posters and flyers. There’s a charge to get hold of the full font but you can do personal work to your heart’s content with this free demo version.
06. Blow Brush
Designer and frontend developer Petar Acanski is behind this bold, quirky graffiti font Blow Brush. “Blow Brush is a handwritten marker style font inspired by the hip hop culture and graffiti community,” Acanski comments on Behance. “Even though the main intention was to bring that street style to your content, the importance of font functionality was a top priority. The result are legible letters, clear type, a lot of variations and a font that is useful for a wider audience
07. The Fresh Prince
The first font from Team Knorke, The Fresh Prince graffiti design is one of our favourites. “We had the idea for this after some beers and a discussion about the wackness of most graffiti fonts” team member Felix Schwarze comments on Behance. “We sketched the letters pretty dirty with a standard felt tip marker – street style.”
08. Gang Bang Design
Another all-cap font, designer Maelle Keita has two sets on offer for free. They are both caps, one with and one without the dripping paint element.
Created by Finnish designer Juha Korhonen, Polla is a wonderfully messy brush font, awash with smudges and splatters that will really bring your text to life. It’s free for personal use, and if you want to use it commercially it’ll cost you just €15/$20.
Another one from Juha Korhonen, Damsterdam is a heavyweight all-caps font made of thick, rough brush strokes, with crooked, staggered letterforms that are simply full of energy. As with Polla, it’s €15/$20 for commercial use but free for personal projects.
11. Happy Brown Cat
Who can resist a happy brown cat? This isn’t your traditional graffiti font, but LazyPoony‘s is big and bouncy and crammed with fun. It’s free for personal use; if you want to use it commercially you’ll have to buy this version for a very reasonable $10.
If you’re after a sick tag font then you’ll have a hard time finding a better one than Måns Grebäck’s Ruthless Drippin ONE, combining striking calligraphic letterforms with distinctive paint drips. It’s free for personal use.
Next page: 10 more free graffiti fonts
13. Peinture Fraiche
Give your graffiti a certain gallic je ne sais quoi with Quentin Aquila's Peinture Fraiche. Its bold cartoon letterforms are slightly shattered to give them extra character, and a heavy drop shadow makes them leap off the page. It's an all-caps font, but with a special set of caps, each adorned with a little arrow to add impact.
15. You Murderer
Want to convey the deranged killer vibe? Then the self-explanatory You Murder font offers a suitably psychotic graffiti font for you to try out. Created by Nate Piekos, it’s free for personal use only.
One of our favourite graffiti font styles, Brooklyn was developed by graphic designer Paul Reis, who describes it online as ‘a calligraphy-based typeface that is both sleek and brutal’. Created as a result of his calligraphic exercises and doodles, Brooklyn is available in two versions, regular and inline.
17. Stylin' BRK
Stylin’ BRK was the first font created by graphic and web designer Beraka. One of many graffiti font styles developed by this artist, the simple marker style tag design is by far his most popular download. Free for personal use only.
The name says it all: A Dripping Marker, created by designer Wick van den Belt, is free for personal use only and comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and selection of special characters. A worthy inclusion in our list of the best free graffiti font styles.
Chung-Deh Tien is the man behind this heavy, detailed typeface design Maelstrom. Tien describes this font as his ‘contribution to civic eyesore’. The detailed design is one of the most inspiring graffiti font styles we’ve seen – and it’s free for personal use!
This font is one of over 100 designs which, collectively, have been downloaded over 10 millions, by Fontalicious. A popular choice among free graffiti fonts, with its quirky, marker-style design it has received over half a million downloads to date.
21. Street Writer
If you’re looking for free graffiti font downloads, this one is well worth considering. Give your graffiti illustrations an authentic feel with this font by Noah. The interesting design incorporates small pictures outside of each letter and includes a full set of uppercase letters and numbers.
Designer Jesse Kuiper was the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font. A popular choice, it’s received nearly 1.4million downloads since its release. It’s free for personal use only, with donations to the author, as always, welcome.
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23. El&font Block
Typeface designer Jérôme Delage is the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font titled El&font (see what he did there?) Block. A member of Dafont.com – the archive of freely downloadable fonts – Delage is the author of eight typefaces on the popular site, which collectively have been download over seven million times!
Next page: 10 more brilliant graffiti fonts
24. Urban Decay
A handmade brush stroke font inspired by Zofos’ love of graffiti, urban exploration, street calligraphy and inner city living, Urban Decay is donationware that you’re free to download but encouraged to pay a donation to the author.
Graphic designer Måns Grebäck specialises in font, logotype and typography design and he developed this free graffiti font, as well as a host of other typefaces in this particular style. The demo version of Ghang is available as a free download or the full font can be purchased for $59 on Grebäck’s site Mawns .
This free graffiti font comes from Scriptorium Fonts, an Austin, Texas-based type foundry started in 1992 by game designer, editor and historian Dave Nalle. Describing the typeface, Nalle says on his website, ‘Nosegrind is based on skate-culture graffiti gleaned from various samples of similar style found on walls in Austin and online’.
27. The Pricks
We love this simple block font with mean spikes by Orlando-based designer Hydro74 aka Joshua M. Smith. The free graffiti font is just one of many typefaces Hydro74 has come up with. While many of them you have to pay for, the generous designer also has a bunch of brilliant free fonts up for grabs on his site.
This font sums up the spirit of a clean, cartoon-inspired style of graffitti art, that doesn’t use the spray can look that you may expect from the name. Bright Ideas offers caps and lowercase, and you can even see what various sentences look like before you download.
Degrassi typeface creator Ray Larabie describes this free graffiti font as a ‘somewhat wack, graffiti inspired font’, which pretty much sums it up. President of Japanese company Typodermic Fonts, Larabie has designed numerous typefaces, many of which are free to download on his site.
30. Brock Vandalo
Graphic design student Luis Marques aka Brock Marques is the man behind this free graffiti font. The design features rounded shaped characters with thin ends and hairpin bends. Marques describes his typeface as being ‘joyous and sometimes disorganised but with a sense of urban scrawl graffiti’.
31. Inner City
We love this 3D drop font by type designer Mike Wolf. His particular use of colour in the above design reminds us of the old school graffiti you still see on the walls of many concrete jungles around the globe. Free for personal use, the font includes a full set of caps and digits.
This cool 3D drop font was created by 30-year-old programmer Xero who has created typefaces as a hobby since 1997. The designer runs the site Fontvir.us where you can read all about and download more of his brilliant creations.
Next page: 10 more graffiti fonts
Designer Andrew Hart is the author of Dirt 2, a site dedicated to design resources – a section of which offers font downloads. There are many to choose from but we particularly liked his handwritten scrapbook-inspired free graffiti font titled ‘Please show me love’. Note: the free version is limited to demo only for non-commercial purposes.
This casual looking, hand drawn free graffiti font was designed by Jakob Fischer aka Pizzadude. Based in Copenhagen, Fischer describes his style as ‘Loose, laid back and goofy, which especially comes to expression through unique handmade fonts.’
If you’re looking for a free graffiti font that packs a punch then check out this ‘Whoa’ font by Stockholm-based creative Johan Waldenström. The designer comments on his site 11-D productions, ‘As a kid I was often fascinated by all the hiphop graffiti I saw around the early 90’s. The oldschool era of graffiti was (and still is) very fascinating to me’.
36. Ruthless One
Another typeface from Måns Grebäck, we couldn’t not include this brilliant free graffiti font. The designer has nearly 100 fonts available to download for free personal use on Dafont.com, many of them with a graffiti style. For a full collection of Grebäck’s work, head over to his website Mawns.
37. Ruthless Two
Clearly Grebäck’s original Ruthless One was so popular that he created a follow up. Ruthless Two is a little less stylised than it’s older brother, but has equal attitude. Head over to see all of Grebäck’s fonts at Mawns.
38. DJ Gross
Despite its name, there’s nothing at all gross about this hand drawn free graffiti font. The design comes from Finland-based designer who goes by the name of Ritzy (real name Sami), owner of SD Fonts. And thanks to generous creative, DJ Gross is just one of many fonts he has created and offered as a free download.
39. Most Wasted
A nice play on the once criminal associations with graffitti in cities that have since welcomed tags and burners onto their walls with open arms, this is an old school, loud font. And with all caps, there’s nohing subtle to see here!
The Battle Continues was created by typeface designer Christopher Hansen. Dedicated to his craft, this creative has 28 gorgeous fonts available as a free download on Dafont.com. With over eight million downloads collectively, it is clear to see – just from this free graffiti font – why this designer’s work is so popular.
41. Broken Records
Fancy adding a bit of a sophistication and sexy to your designs? Then take advantage of this free graffiti font by freelance designer Timo Kuilder. Broken Records is available in two versions, fill and outline and includes a full set of capital letters and digits.
Base your designs around this bold typeface for a really eye-catching piece of work. ReskaGraf was created by designer Olivier Zitoune, who also composed another similar styled font titled Zit Graffiti. The free graffiti font set includes a mixture of both capital and lower case letters and digits 0-9.
Next page: the final 14 free graffiti fonts
Graphic and web designer Ogeday Koç is the designer behind this street style typeface. The free graffiti font has a full range of upper, lower and special characters available for both personal and commercial use.
44. London Graffiti
Created by Mr Alfabetman, London Graffiti is a caps-only affair, and each letter is drawn in the style of a different London graffiti artist. The end result is understandably a little disjointed, but there are some fab characters in there.
45. PW Graffiti
Peax Webdesign’s graffiti font features a full set of capital letters and numerals, plus an assortment of characters and decorative glyphs. It’s free for personal use; if you want to use it commercially it’ll cost you $15.
46. Sprite Graffiti
Designed by Four Plus as part of FontFabric’s campaign for Sprite Graffiti Fest 2014, this is apparently the first Bulgarian graffiti typeface to use the Cyrillic alphabet. Luckily it also comes with a complete set of Latin letters as well.
47. Wassimo Graffiti
Wassimo’s striking letterforms come in caps only, but in outline and filled forms. If you want to use the filled set, simply type out lowercase letters. The font’s completely free for personal and commercial use.
Thiago, aka TIPS, is a 29-year-old graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil and he’s generously made this organic font based on graffiti tagging available as a free download. A brilliant graffiti font with a name you can’t help but love.
49. Graffiti Treat
Free graffiti font Graffiti Treat was created by Typodermic Fonts founder Ray Larabie. He comments: “Graffiti Treat is a staggered, angular, graffiti inspired display font.”
This strong, bold, free graffiti font comes complete with two files; a traditional design and another that features paint drips from each letter. However, there are no lowercase letters, numbers or special characters. Free for personal use only.
51. Zit Graffiti
Make an impact with this cool block font created by designer Olivier ‘Zitoune’ D. Free for personal use, this free graffiti font includes a full set of uppercase letters only.
52. Tags Xtreme
Tags Xtreme was created by web and font designer Jakob Fischer aka Pizzadude. The free graffiti font has a full range of uppercase characters, available for personal use only.
If you’re looking to give your graffiti designs an authentic feel, look no further than the The Battle Continuez. Created by designer Christopher Hanson, this design includes paint drips and splatters for a true street style.
This handmade graffiti font was created by 27-year-old graphic designer Mike Karolos who currently works as an art director in Athens. The bold colour and fresh, funky feel to this free graffiti font makes it perfect for injecting life to any bare wall. Only upper case letters are available but the font is free for both personal and commercial use.
55. Take Warning
Created by Skyhaven, aka Alex Tomlinson, this is a cartoony take on the graffiti font that really hits the spot for us. It’s free for personal use, while commercial use requires a donation.
Indonesian designer Ariq Sya has created a cap-only font with numbers to boot – and with 300,015 downloads so far, it’s his second most popular font.
SOURCE: Creative Bloq – Read entire story here.
Five outstanding artists demonstrate the tricks of their trade, explaining how to create urban, sci-fi, natural, stylised and fantasy textures.
Generally, when I want to create a substance, I start with a list of the materials involved and make a quick base for each of them. I find that the materials themselves aren’t actually as important as the transitions and masks used to put them together, so I spend most of my time working on that.
I then break down the way they blend into a few categories. When blending almost any materials together, they will fall into one or more of the following: weathering, height or environment. Each of these requires some information in order to blend the materials properly. This information could be something like a Curvature map, Ambient Occlusion map or a Height map. An example of each would be: weathering – paint on metal that is peeling or flaking off (requires curvature, ambient occlusion or world space normals); height – puddles in a dirt path (requires height); environment – snow, sun bleaching, scattered leaves from the wind or anything you don’t see in the model itself (requires world space normal or position).
It’s important to know this because you want to develop each of these maps along with your main material. If a Height map that wasn’t created along the way is needed, there are two options to create the map. One option is to go back to the beginning of the project and create the Height map and add edits step-by-step as you changed the material. The other option is to convert the current maps, which will usually result in a loss of accuracy. That loss is accumulative each time the map is converted, so if you used a Normal map to Height map, then to Ambient Occlusion for masking dirt, you will most likely get odd masking.
01. Floral designs
It’s amazing what you can do with a few solid base shapes. When I was creating the floral designs for the wallpaper, I regularly found myself going back to using the same base shape and just using warps, tiling, symmetry and circular splatters to make other shapes.
02. Substance does the work
The plaster substance I made takes in a mask and makes the edge area more damaged and broken than the rest. This makes adjustments easier as I only have to worry about blending two materials instead of three.
03. Make a tools library
Just because there isn’t a default for something doesn’t mean you can’t do it. I wanted to blend two materials based on height, so I used a pixel processor to make one.
04. Optimise early
A full resolution node will make your processing much faster and can be used to get some minor blur into your noise for free. For my first draft of the wall, I took about 13-15 seconds each time I made a change. After doing resolution optimisations, it dropped to 3-4 seconds.
05. Water stains
Technique by Kyle Peeters
Before any work begins, I start with my points of inspiration. This helps clarify my goal and build a framework for the creative process that comes next. My inspiration for the sci-fi Material Challenge was massive spaceships, like those in Star Wars or Warhammer 40k. Next, I had to plan the whole material skeleton; this design process is similar to the one many 3D artists use to develop complex models from scratch.
Here I can plan what kind of features my substance will contain and how to group them into nodes. Knowing my goal helped me to picture what the material should look like in the end. I decided on big external slabs and plates of solid metal, small luminescent windows that would reside between the plates and fragile structures for the inner hull. Constant experimentation was very important and useful in helping me to achieve this. When I discover something interesting by accident I’ll often make a note of it, as these results might become helpful in future projects. You can’t just rely on a few schemes you already know. Thankfully, Substance Designer‘s node workflow gives you infinite combination possibilities, so allow yourself the time to unleash your creativity.
This brings us to the topic of material flexibility, which, in my opinion, is a crucial element behind all good materials created with Substance Designer. Flexible materials are reusable, give you and other users a wide range of possible applications, and save time. Moreover, creating flexible materials in Substance Designer is relatively easy to achieve – and enjoyable. Exposing parameters should deliver full control of Substance to the user. But remember to expose only those which are most important; too many switches can make Substance harder to control.
01. Create and blend patterns
To create geometrical patterns, use several shapes, transform them and blend together. Disable Tiling in 2D Transform node – this allows you to move shapes freely. Create switches and expose their parameters to blend patterns and customise layers of your material.
02. Leaks and dirt effects
The Ambient Occlusion node is useful for creating leaks and dirt on your edges. You can use a Gradient map to blend it with your Diffuse map. Don’t forget to add it to your roughness layers.
03. Base colour scheme
Don’t rush colour outputs; focus on creating a good grayscale first – it’s used as the basis for all outputs. Use the Gradient map on it to create a base colour scheme.
04. Histogram scan
Using Histogram Scan is one of the best ways to extract a mask from a grayscale image. Don’t hesitate to use it – it will soon become your best friend.
Technique by Jacek Kalinowski
Before this contest I had only used Substance Designer for two weeks, so I wanted to start with something simple: batching a flow animation texture via Maya and using Substance and the flowing exposed parameters.
The principle I used was based on one Transform 2D node’s y-axis exposed parameter (that could drive the flow), one Directional Warp node with a blurred Procedural map for the flow distortion and one unix-based pattern for control of emissive, height, normal, base colour and metallic map channels, enriched by procedural noises.
The dry state and height of the lava are controllable by exposed Level nodes on the base pattern. Thankfully, after I posted my entry for the first time, I discovered a forum topic where someone explained the ‘$time’ system variable and how it can create a timeline in Substance Player.
I applied this to my flow-exposed parameters as a multiplier and was able to make two options possible: automatic and manual flowing.
With the Substance Player and $time variable I was equipped with a powerful animated outputs batcher! I could then use Maya and Arnold for shading, rendering and, finally, compositing.
With regards to the aspect and material, it was important to me to have a real visual change between the fluid and dry lava states with an inflation during the dry (a bit like a meringue in a microwave oven) and for the flow, in order to have the sensation of stretching and filamentous lava.
It would be hard to do a linear breakdown for this entry because a lot of things in this material influence others, so let’s focus on some of the most important elements that helped me put it all together.
01. Create a flowing pattern
Lava based pattern (E), composed by two Grunge maps multiplied using a Blend node (A-B=C) and distorted through a procedural Perlin noise (D).
Place a Transform 2D node just before the distortion. By shifting the y-axis, you’ll see the beginning of a flowing pattern.
02. Stretching the lava
You can achieve your stretching and filamentous fluid lava with a multiplied second pattern that will visually enrich the global aspect. Take a second Grunge map, add a Transform 2D and multiply it with a Blend node to the main pattern just before distortion. By shifting this ‘bonus’ y-axis, the second pattern will slide along the main, giving the illusion of the lava stretching.
03. Use procedural textures
Creating lava that looks a bit like the sun surface (D) was my goal for the whole liquid state, and by using two of Substance Designer’s procedural textures this job was easy. Blend them in Add mode (A+B), distort the result with the same Perlin noise as the base pattern (C) and colourise through a Gradient map (C>D).
04. Flowing state marks
When the lava is in a dry state, keep some flowing state marks by blending the base filamentous pattern from the beginning to the final Height map in Add mode. Visually, this will help you keep in mind that it’s dry lava and not an asteroid or something else.
05. Exposed parameters
You can see the influence of exposed parameters on each output, from hot (left) to the cold state (right). Exposed parameters in Designer are the strategic key to a powerful material, permitting Painter and other apps or users to adjust and bring variety with one material.
Technique by Janine Smith
For this material, I really wanted to create something I’d been thinking about for a long time. Substance Designer has a really great workflow and is great for PBR and photorealistic material creation, but – encouraged by the Material Contest – I wanted to find out how well it can handle fully procedural asset generation.
I created a hexagon world map in which every mountain, river and forest is placed randomly and independently – in a natural and somewhat believable way. So the result is a material that’s also a random map generator! How cool is that?
The best way was to generate multiple submaterials for each terrain element (for example forest, grass and river) and layer them together with sensible masking. Using hexagon tiles as masks gives the whole material a typical ‘game world map’ appearance.
The tricky part was to expand and blur the mask so that the mountains and forests don’t look artificially cut off at the borders. Letting them overlap the borders a bit also adds to the natural look and feel. Mask erosion and the Vector Warp node provided me with the best solution here. Then it’s just a matter of tweaking and combining the right noises. For example, the Gradient (Dynamic) node was used for the forest and the Cell Noise is best for cracks, fissures, and apparently, for mountains.
The river was the last tricky part. Breaking it down, it’s just thin, winding lines that join in some places. I used a trick called ‘straight skeleton’ and used Vector Warp to make it loosely follow the hexagon tile borders.
01. Hexagon Masking
The Tile Sampler is the easiest way to create hexagon masks. The Noise node determines which tiles are visible. A smooth noise gives a more natural feel compared to random placement.
02. Dilation Erosion
With the Bevel node followed by the Histogram Scan node, you can easily simulate the morphological operations: Dilation and Erosion. This is useful when expanding or shrinking a mask.
03. Vector Warp
Using the Vector Warp node with noise on a mask is also a nice way to obfuscate the borders.
04. Dynamic Gradient
The Gradient (Dynamic) node is very useful when it comes to wood-like textures. It also helped me to shape the forest, in what can be seen as lines of trees.
05. Edge Detect
Using a Bevel node with negative distance visualises the straight skeleton of the input mask. By following this with the Edge Detect node and masking the centre, you can create a mask that looks a bit like a river.
06. River Distortion
Using the Bevel node with negative distance and plugging the normal output into the Vector Warp node gives the river its final appearance. The river is now loosely following the hexagon borders.
Technique by Jan Hoppenheit
My fantasy entry was inspired by games like Skyrim. Fitting in with the Dwarven theme, I figured it would be cool to make stone slabs with a metal frame, with some runes inscribed on the edges. Since these kinds of Dwarven environments are situated underground, I wanted to add some emissive parts to the substance as well – something resembling marble veins.
With that in the back of my mind, I looked through my photo library for reference pictures for the marble/stone. A good reason for having a solid reference picture library is that in Substance it’s very easy to ‘lift’ a gradient off parts of an image. That way you can make sure you have the right colours and colour variations.
I began in Substance Designer by using a Brick Generator for the tile shape and then using that same node for the rune-like shapes found on the metal frames.
01. Create and detail the shapes
To get these shapes I used Directional Warps and offset them using a copy of the same Brick Generator, with the Height Variation set to Max and the Interstice/Bevels set to 0. This way every slab has a different value so the directional offset will break up the pattern differently for each tile.
I usually work from large scale to smaller details, so start with shapes like the frame and stone. I then use noises to refine that, so from up close you can see exactly what kind of material it is. Cracks, dirt, dents and so forth tell you a lot about what has happened in the world.
To make the Height map for the stone, I used a Custom node (dubbed the Refine Noise node). It takes an input, filters it, and then adjusts the levels so there aren’t any pure black or pure white patches. It’s on Substance Share for those who want to try it.
02. Create wear and tear
For the wear and tear, I used two of my favourite mask generators: the Dirt and Metal Edge Wear nodes. I made a Normal map based on the Height map so I could use that as an input for two Curvature nodes (Smooth Curvature and Regular Curvature). I blended these so that I would have some fine details as well as the hard lines you expect. An Ambient Occlusion node was based on the same Height map as well.
03. Generate your colour
For the stone colour, I utilised a trick first used by Substance guru Vincent Gault. I have four separate colour gradients fed into a Dynamic Gradient node, which has its position slider exposed so the user can cycle through different stone types.
04. Use the color picker
One of the features I really love is being able to 'pick' a gradient by dragging the Color Picker across an image. You can grab colours right off the concept art/reference images to make sure assets match the demands of the project you’re working on.
05. Emissive elements
For the emissive parts, I made a gradient based on the stone noise, which only selects certain parts, making it look like veins. Then I masked out the frame and dirt, multiplied it with the stone colour gradient, and plugged it into an emissive output.
06. Bringing it together
Finally, I layered it all together based on the mask for the frame, stone and mask generators. Boom! There you have cool fantasy Dwarven stone slabs.
Technique by Käy Vriend
This article was originally published is issue 212 of 3D World magazine, buy it here
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In 2001, Tony Williams, the first biracial member of Boston Ballet back in the 1960s, noticed he had 20 boys among the 100 kids he was teaching in his… Read more: Ballet, Nutcracker, Lgbtq, Dance, Boston, Tony Williams, Arts News Read More
“This year we celebrate four extraordinary dance heroes: New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, choreographer Lar Lubovitch, activist/teacher Carolyn Adams and historian Lynn Garafola.” Read More
ArchinectDeans List Special: How Architecture School Leaders are Responding to TrumpArchinectAs seen in the recent #NotMyAIA shake-up, the election of Donald Trump provoked a heated response within the architecture community. Many architects felt that now, more than ever, they … Read More
Located just outside of Trikala, Greece is a three-bedroom, Scandinavian-inspired apartment designed for a young couple by Normless_architecture studio & workplace. With an open floor plan, the 150-square-meter (1614-square-foot) apartment feels even larger than it… Read More
Millennials have officially surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, dominating the workforce and causing businesses to scram… Read more: Workplace, Millennials, Generation Change, Small Business News and Trends, Architecture, Interior Design, Business News Read More
CIOWhat's in your architecture?CIOWhat would your business look like once a proposed technology is deployed? The picture is in what we will call business architecture. This architecture is the most important output from a process starting with technology … Read More
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