A Secret Graphic Design Technique from the Archives

There's a graphic designer's old, secret method to transform mundane designs into high quality vintage-style art.

This technique can completely transform the look of your graphics. Especially if you are combining non-cohesive elements like clean vector art, along with a pixelated low resolution photo, some badly live-traced vector art, and a scribbled hand-drawing.

Like oil and water, these kinds of art usually don't mix well together.

The way to solve this problem was knowing how to apply the right kind of texture.

The secret to adding this kind of texture was to wait for the office photocopier to get out of alignment. Next, you would make a copy... of a copy... of a copy... until just the right amount of texture was achieved!

The problem is, today's modern copiers are just too reliable. This makes it very unlikely that designers can utilize this method to meet project deadlines.

But now, there is a solution. You can now get these Bad Photocopy effects easier than ever! You can even use this method with colored and layered designs!

This is the #1 texture method I use in my own designs for real clients and professional work. 

Have a look at the before & after image of this t-shirt design:

Here's a video showing exactly how to apply this method with color and layers.

Go here to get Bad Photocopy Texture Template now.


Ray Dombroski

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