Friday, August 3, 2018

Introducing My Partnerships ~ Today It's DesignCuts

There are so many incredible companies that I deal with and trust, and so many fellow creatives from writers to graphic artists were asking me for sources that I decided it was time to share them with you.  So I'm introducing my "partnerships" and hope you'll try them out and see what they can offer you.  I think you'll be happily surprised.

DesignCuts is one of my favorite graphic design businesses. They bring out amazing bundles, and they provide tutorials twice a month to help you build your creating chops.  Additionally, I believe they offer one of the best creative licenses ever for their products.

So today, I'm introducing you to DesignCuts.  

And yes, to be upfront with you, I do earn a small commission if you click and buy, from them, or any of my partners on the left column. It doesn't raise the price you pay, it just allows me to bring you some interesting and trusted sources. 

How to Create a Japanese Tea Packaging Design 

in Photoshop

In this tutorial, Eric will be showing you how to create a Japanese tea packaging design and mockup in Photoshop. To do this we will be using a few of the elements from The Spectacular Textures and Patterns Collection including authentic paper textures from Alien Valley and Japanese patterns from YouandiGraphics. We will build out a scene using elements from one of the mockups from the Design Cuts Marketplace to add an extra level of authenticity to our design. If you are all ready to begin then join us and let the ceremonies begin!


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Here’s a look at what we’ll be creating:
Japanese Tea Packaging Design

Follow along with this tutorial: Download the freebie files

This freebie pack is just a small sample of what you can expect to find in The Spectacular Textures and Patterns Collection  BUNDLE EXPIRED for just $29 (that’s 99% off). With this new design bundle you can bring new life to your design projects with this stunning collection of textures and patterns!
Japanese Tea Packaging Design

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, and that the bundle has enough great images to intrigue you (I'm hooked already.)  I'll give you a little hint about how I handle bundles. Many of the artists offer a dozen or more images (often way more) in their collection, so if there are say 3 companies whose work I like a lot and maybe only 1 or 2 I'm iffy about, I'm really saving a ton of money to buy the bundle because most of the collections individually sell for $8-15 a collection (and sometimes more.)

And here's a secret, as I build my library, I realize that even the ones I wasn't in love with right away, I've eventually used in a project.  That's the beauty of building a library of design elements. 

~ L.A.


  1. Wowza! Now I really see what you've been talking about! All that for $29??? In the moment, I have no idea what I might use these for, but they are gorgeous and fun to look at!

    Thanks, L.A.!


    1. Nancy, you're welcome.

      Don't forget you can use an external drive to store your graphics :)