August 22, 2014

Hello There Stationary System

Posted in: Files / Portfolio
By: Peter Costello

A complete, fun and friendly stationary and identity system for creative professionals, creative industries and corporate high rollers alike. Fully designed identity template files, print ready for stationery, simply update your details and viola. 

Pack contains:

  • Business Cards (90mm x 50mm +bleed) / Choice of 6 x Variations
  • Letterhead (A4: 210mm x 297mm +bleed) / With optional back
  • With Compliments Slip (210mm x 99mm +bleed) / With optional back
  • Envelope

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly at

Buy it now $15

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August 17, 2014

Infinite backgrounds documentation

Posted in: Files
By: Peter Costello

Thank you for purchasing the Photoshop file “Infinite scalable back lit backgrounds” I hope you find it useful and easy to use. If you are experienced with Photoshop, altering this file should be a straight forward process. For novice users, please take your time and read the documentation before proceeding.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly at:

Thanks again for your purchase


What’s included

  • Light backgrounds
  • Dark Backgrounds
  • Gradient Map Adjustment layers for the creation of alternate colour schemes

What’s not included

  • Fonts
  • Clip Art



If you like the font used in the sample artwork,  it’s called Alfa Slab One and is available free from Google Fonts and Font Squirrel.

Image size and file specifics
  • 8bit RGB Colourspace
  • 300dpi
  • 3200 x 1800 pixels
  • 27.09 x 15.24 cm
  • Upwardly scalable through the use of smart objects, fill layers and layer effects
  • Created in Photoshop CS6
  • Backwards compatible to Photoshop CS4

Using the file

Gradient maps

The easiest way to change the colour of the background is through the use of the “gradient map” effect layer.

  1. Duplicate one of the gradient map layers in the “Colour ways” Folder
  2. Double click the layer to open the adjustment panel.
  3. Change the colours of your gradient map to suit your needs.
  4. Keep in mind to work along the same tonal variations at each point to maintain the appearance of the environment.palettes
Alternate method

Change the colour of the fill layer “background” and then tweak the colours on the various effects layers and “gradient fill” layers that make up the background

Using the contact shadow

You may choose to use the included “Contact Shadow” in the “Place your artwork here” folder or not. There are two ways you can use it:

  1. As a hover based shadow as illustrated in the “Your artwork here” example. Simply scale and position as required.
  2. Alternatively, You may choose to ground your photography within the background by making contact with the floor. In this case:
    1. scale and duplicate the shadow layers
    2. position the smallest shadows on contact points. i.e. the wheels of a car or the lumps on the bottom of the apple.
    3. Use the larger shadows to achieve your desired effect.
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