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How To Create Ropes & Knots with Illustrator Brushes

I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs. A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like […]

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10 Ink Roller Textures for Access All Areas Members

Dustin from RetroSupply is back with more quality goodies for Access All Areas members. Dustin has already donated some fantastic resources for members to download, including halftone vectors, 1940s mockups, vector textures and the Emergency Retro Kit, but now members are also being treated to the RetroSupply Standard Issue Ink Roller Textures. This pack contains […]

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21 Beautiful Script & Calligraphy Fonts for 97% Off!

Script and calligraphy fonts are some of the most sought after resources, so this new bundle of 21 beautiful fonts from Design Cuts is a dream come true for typography fans! Fonts of this quality can be pretty expensive at full price. In fact, if you were to buy this collection at regular price, it […]

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30 Creative Beer Bottle Label & Packaging Designs

Thanks to the increase in popularity of microbreweries the packaging for craft beers has become a new canvas for designers and illustrators to work their magic. Independent brewers rely on the branding of their product to stand out, which results in some really creative designs for us to enjoy. In today’s post I showcase 30 […]

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Customizable Inkblot Flyer Template for Members

This week Access All Areas members can download a cool flyer template courtesy of Yusof Mining. The design is inspired by the Rorschach test and features 15 unique inkblot patterns made from real ink and paper. The template is A4 in size at 300dpi with 3mm bleed, making it ready for professional printing. Well organised […]

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Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop

My most popular tutorial of 2014 was my guide to creating a realistic money effect in Photoshop, which explained the steps to achieve an authentic engraved illustration style. The process is quite time consuming, so I figured it would be useful to follow it up with a ready made Photoshop Action that produces the effect […]

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50 Photoshop Actions for Access All Areas Members

It’s time to kick off 2015 with more goodies for Access All Areas members. Retro Studio has kindly donated a massive pack of Photoshop Actions to style up your photos with cool effects. With 50 Actions to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Each effect can also be tweaked to your liking thanks to […]

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Prepare for 2015 with 1000s of New Artistic Resources!

Prepare for the creative challenges you might encounter in 2015 with some incredible new design resources. This fresh bundle from Design Cuts features 1000s of all-new artistic resources that allow you to create realistic watercolour effects, retro effects, gold effects, glitter effects, and many more creative effects in a matter of seconds. These kinds of […]

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Blog.SpoonGraphics Design Tutorials Greatest Hits 2014

Around this time every year I take a moment to reflect back on my posts over the past 12 months and compare how well they performed on social media. My latest Greatest Hits compilation features my top content from 2014, arranging my tutorials, articles and freebies in order of their popularity. Which one was your […]

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25 Mind Blowing Space Art Concepts of Cosmic Scenes

It’s interesting to browse real space images sourced by NASA, but the fictional concepts in the Space Art genre are really mind blowing. These artists produce extraordinary cosmic scenes featuring vibrant nebulas and gigantic planets. Today’s showcase features 25 great examples of inspiring space art concepts. Prepare to be awestruck as you travel through these […]

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