The Black Axe Masking Tutorial

I really can’t say enough about the peeps at the Black Axe and their design prowess. They just created a short video tutorial on a lesser known but extremely effective trick in Illustrator. It covers how to use masking and transparency so you can achieve more depth in your design. It is great for giving your art the appearance that it can move fluidly through each layer of the design from front to back.

I for one was very familiar with masking in Photoshop but had not seen a tutorial for this in Illustrator. It was a double whammy since it happens to be about t-shirt design. Way to go fellas, please keep them coming.

Masking & Transparency in Illustrator from The Black Axe on Vimeo.

Coty Announces the Found Item Winner

Just wanted to take a quick second to give a shout out to our blogger-friend Coty Gonzales as he makes his announcement for the Found Item clothing giveaway. One of the winners is a first time winner after entering all of Coty’s previous contests, so good for him. Persistence pays off!

These contests are a win/win for everybody including the clothing line, Coty and the contest winner. More clothing lines ought to propose this to the famous tee bloggers out there.