Pugly Pixel, Style, and Eat Darling Eat all use the same single column theme, and at one time, they all used the same banner font, Cooper Black. Since I was going for a cohesive look between sites, I thought it was a good idea to give them all the same font, too. But I created a problem — since they all had the same look and feel, it was hard to differentiate between them. About a month ago, I realized the error of my grand design scheme and I changed Style’s font to all caps Futura Medium, and last week, I changed Eat Darling Eat to Decorated 035.
I also thought it would be fun to add donuts to Eat Darling Eat. I actually tried to draw some donuts with pen and paper, but that was a flop since I can’t draw at all. So, I fell back to old reliable Photoshop shapes. Using the basic ellipse tool, I made some circles and turned them into donuts by “punching out” donut holes. As I was admiring my donuts, I noticed the Apple logo on my iMac and I reflexively took a bite, too. If you want to know how I made my donut shapes, check out my tutorial after the jump.
In this exercise, you will learn how to:
- Create a new Photoshop document.
- Work with layers.
- Create a donut with shape layers.
- Create donut holes by combining vector shapes.
- Use the Path Selection Tool to center the donut hole.
- Change the donut’s color.
- Add a pattern overlay.
- Use a brush to stamp dots — or sprinkles on your donuts.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tut! :)
subtle patterns (textures)
asos-inspired drop shadows (tutorial)
rectangle shapes (tutorial)
calligraphy brushes (install PS brushes)
geometric shapes backgrounds (textures)
decorated 035 from font zone
script 12 from myfonts