Digital Juice® announced the release of Juice Drops® Collection Two: shadedRESULTS, the second in a series of new and expanded layered Photoshop® graphics collections. In this Collection Two, artists will find an impressive library of hand-drawn and painted backgrounds, many of which use textures to achieve depth, contrast and visual interest. "The textures add a unique depth and create that cool gritty look people are looking for nowadays," says Jacqui Dawson, Senior Creative Director at Digital Juice. "What's even cooler though, is that you can choose to turn these textured layers off and you still have a beautiful illustrated background with a softer, more corporate feel."
In Collection Two: shadedRESULTS, artists will find over 400 stylized backgrounds and illustrations that are aesthetically pleasing and conveniently organized into 36 useful themed categories such as Culture, Concept, Emotion, Material, People, Music, Industry, Nature, Food & Drink, Sports, Entertainment and Season, to name a few. The range of artistic styles used to render these illustrations includes Watercolor, Sketch, Airbrush, Crayon, Pen & Ink and more.
"More and more, our customers are realizing how useful these backgrounds are for more than just Print Design," says Dawson. "People are excited about the possibilities for animating Juice Drops image layers for Motion Design and Video productions as well."
What are Juice Drops?
The Juice Drops Collections are libraries of royalty-free layered backgrounds and illustrations that are completely customizable. Described as "Art You Take Apart" each background is a finished complete graphic, often designed with text in mind, and delivered with all the original layers intact for easy customization for any type of design use - from billboards to web pages, from motion graphics to print advertising and packaging applications. Artists can use the graphics flattened in their original composition or they can mix and combine layers from different backgrounds to create new and unique looks.
The Juice Drops layered Photoshop files are at least 20"x11.25" at 300 DPI so even the smallest element is shown in great detail. Each individual Juice Drop image contains an average of 10-20 layered elements so designers can tweak, delete, rearrange, colorize, scale, mix and add layers as needed. Video editors and motion graphics artists can use Juice Drops as full screen backdrops or as scrolling and panning backgrounds to support other motion elements. They can also take individual layers from the illustrations to animate and use as hero elements in show opens or promotional spots.
Browse, Search & Select
Digital Juice® provides a free Windows® and Mac® utility, Juicer 3, that makes it easy to browse, search, and select from any of the Juice Drops Collections. Juicer 3 layered preview technology allows users to preview the layers within the Juicer 3 browser without having to load the full resolution file into Photoshop® to see the layers. In addition to using the layered Photoshop® files right off the disc, Juicer 3 technology allows users to render an image from disc to hard drive into most major file formats including JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIF, PSD, and BMP.
Pricing & Availability
The new Juice Drops Collection Two: shadedRESULTS can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) or by calling the company's customer service center toll-free at 800-525-2203. Individual collections retail for $349.95 each but can often be purchased in special promotions for as much as 40% off. Check the website for details on specials. The company's free Juicer 3 software can be found at www.digitaljuice.com/juicer/