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How To Create Complex Mandala Patterns in Illustrator

There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat, which can be a difficult task in itself. Alternatively, you can make use of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your […]

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FilmTone Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

FilterGrade is back again this week with another premium design resource for Access All Areas members. There’s already 3 collections of FilterGrade Actions available for members; the Vintage Batch Filters and two complete packs from the Light Leaks Series, but today members are also being treated to the brand new FilmTone product. These high quality […]

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Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop to create a duotone photo effect inspired by the recent Spotify rebranding, where the artist and band photos are colorized with two vibrant hues. A simple Gradient Map does most of the work, but I’ll take you through some extra steps to help […]

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10 Distressed Vector Halftone Patterns for Illustrator

In last week’s vector illustration tutorial I used my free set of distressed halftone patterns to add cool screentone effects to my artwork in Photoshop, then I thought; Why not create a similar set of patterns but in vector format to allow the same distressed halftone effects to be added directly in Adobe Illustrator? So […]

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Floral Heart Vector Clipart for Premium Members

I have some elegant floral clipart to share with my Access All Areas members today, courtesy of Amanda Ilkov from Mandy Art Market. This large, dramatic floral heart from the Spring Garden collection is made from dozens of pretty flowers and comes with tons of coordinating extras, including banners, arrows, hearts, flowers and text. The […]

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Create Stunning Designs with this Bundle of Best Selling Backgrounds, Textures & Patterns

The background of a design is the foundation on which everything else is built upon. It can be a subtle texture to give the design a tactile appearance, a cute pattern to set the theme of the design, or it could incorporate stunning artwork to catch the viewer’s attention. This new limited time bundle from […]

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How To Create a Vector Illustration from Start to Finish

If you’re a designer who just loves creating ‘stuff’, Adobe Illustrator should be your favourite tool! Armed with just a few tools and techniques you can use Illustrator’s range of shape tools to construct cool vector illustrations of anything. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through my design process of creating a simple illustration of […]

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TexturePress Ink Stamp Effects for Premium Members

It’s that time of the week again when Access All Areas members get treated to yet another fantastic premium design resource. Today Ian Barnard from Vintage Design Co is back with another donation of his best selling kits. TexturePress is a compilation of Smart PSD, Photoshop Brushes and Textures that allow you to produce ultra […]

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Video Tutorial: Tattoo Inspired Vector Illustration

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a tattoo inspired vector sparrow illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll make all the linework using Illustrator’s powerful shape tools, then we’ll give it that classic tattoo feeling with some stipple shading, using a free set of Illustrator brushes that I released on my website a couple of […]

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30 Stunning Packaging Designs for Liquor Bottles

Back in January in created a showcase of beer bottle label & packaging designs that featured some fantastic artwork for craft beers. Many of those designs aimed for a small scale, low cost look with hand crafted illustrations, which is in complete contrast to the sophisticated theme of liquors. In today’s roundup I present 30 […]

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