Based in Orange County, Southern California, Ray Dombroski is a graphic designer with a substantial background working in the surf apparel industry. With well over a decade of experience designing for brands that include Ocean Pacific, BodyGlove, Local Motion, and O’Neill, Ray’s work carries itself with a decidedly vintage temperament.
His artistic approach produces visually interesting designs crafted with the laid back, carefree attitude of the surfer lifestyle, evidenced throughout the work he releases under his own design label, Dombroski Design, Inc.
One of his most recent releases through YouWorkForThem is Halftone Automator, a Smart PSD template for Photoshop that instantly adds a retro halftone effect to graphic designs, logos, illustrations, and typography. Halftone Automator shaves a ton of time off of a designer’s workflow by adding a transparent halftone pattern through any design in seconds.
It’s hella easy to use, too. Simply paste your pixel or vector design into the Smart Object layer to apply a halftone pattern. The only part of the process that may require extra time is selecting which of the 47 halftone patterns you like best! Ray packed Halftone Automator with so many patterns to give graphic designers a lot of flexibility in their work.
Halftone Automator includes a 4000×4000 pixel Smart PSD template, 47 halftone patterns of varying dot size and density, and a handy quick-start PDF instruction manual. Ray recommends using Halftone Automator on designs that are on a transparent background for best results.
Dombroski Design Inc. currently offers more than 140 products through YouWorkForThem, a varied collection of textured layer effects, gradients, patterns, vector collections, borders, flourishes, and more. Visit Ray’s extensive portfolio to view the rest of his work and keep an eye on his future releases!