How to Make a Collage Using My New Typewriter Collection

Hi everyone!


Today I bring you my new Typewriter font and graphics collection, and a tutorial showing you how you can use the different elements in this pack to create a vintage-inspired digital collage.


Thesis Typewriter Font and Extras

Thesis typewriter is a typewriter font and extras collection that includes 3 different typewriter fonts, paper textures, hand-painted shapes and vintage science graphics. This collection includes all that you need for authentic vintage designs and digital collages, but will also look great in modern logo design, in branding and packaging. The fonts are perfect for short quotes (in social media posts, for instance) and longer texts (such as recipes and blog posts).

This set includes:

  • 3 different typewriter fonts, sampled from three different thesis and reports from the 60s and 70s. Thesis Typewriter Weary has a textured look, while Thesis Typewriter and Thesis Typewriter Bold are smooth and include math symbols and Greek letters that will look great in digital collages.

  • 34 vintage science graphics (adapted) in various sizes from 800 px to 4700 px in width (PNG with transparent background).

  • 22 hand-painted shapes in various sizes from 500 px to 1300 px in width (PNG with transparent background).

  • 9 splatters in various sizes from 500 px to 3500 px in width (PNG with transparent background).

  • 10 high-resolution paper textures scanned from real vintage paper, postcards and photographs (PNG in various sizes, from 1800 px to 4500 px in width).

  • 1 ABR of Photoshop brushes with all the graphics, shapes and splatters.

How to use Thesis Typewriter to create a digital collage


For reference, this is the design we will be working towards:

We start by creating a new document in Photoshop with the dimensions 1080 by 1080 px, optimal for Instagram feed posts.


1) Then we drag one of the paper textures (here I use paper6.png) to the newly created document and adjust its size.

2) Next, we drag our main image to the document and place it centrally. Here, I use a black and white photo of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s a great photo for a collage because of its white background that becomes invisible when we set the blending to Multiply (plus, it's in the public domain!).

3) Then, we add all the other elements and place them to our liking. Here I added 1 round blob (blob-11.png), splatters (splatter-05.png), and a graph (illus30.png). I changed the color of the blob and splatters to mint green by adding a Color Overlay in the Blending Options (Right-click the layers >> Blending Options >> Color Overlay).

4) Next step is to remove the lines and green over Audrey’s face and arms. Instead of deleting these areas from the other layers, we add a new layer and paint over the areas with the brush tool and a color close to the paper layer. This is what this layer looks like when we hide/ show the photo :

5) Then, we add a bit more texture by dragging in another paper scan (this time, paper10.png), setting it to Color Burn and bringing the opacity down to 50%.

6) Finally, we add the text. Here, I used a quote from the movie in the textured Thesis Typewriter Weary font, with the Thesis Typewriter Bold font for the « Holly Golightly » text.

7) The last touch is to add a little bit of light to the photo. For that, we can add a couple of blurry brush strokes in beige, over the areas we want to highlight, as you can see below.

8) We set the layer to Screen and the opacity to 20% and voilà! Done!

This design can also be easily adapted to other sizes, such as the more rectangular design below. Just choose a graphic that is longer on the vertical side.

Hope you enjoyed following along with this tutorial. You can purchase this font and graphics set at an intro price at my shop. If you use it to make your own collages, I would love to see them! You can share them with me via Instagram by tagging @anasfonts.


Thank you so much,

Ana

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