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URL :http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/
Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
Posts on Regator:584
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:March 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of the face. Known as a Calligram, this effect is particularly powerful when used to present famous quotes or speeches by depicting the author/speaker with the actual words. Show More Summary

25 Wall Sign Mockups for Access All Areas Members

This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is a brilliant collection of wall sign mockup templates courtesy of Madebyvadim. These mockups take your logo designs and brand concepts to the next level by allowing you to simulate them as fully fitted facades on the front of buildings. Show More Summary

Own the Tools to Create These Design Styles for 91% Off

Watercolour, grunge and retro are three hot design styles that result in stunning artwork. If you’ve ever admired these kinds of effects and wished you could create them yourself, today I have the perfect collection of resources to show you. Show More Summary

A History of Typeface Styles & Type Classification

Typography is a complicated subject to learn, but starting with the history of type styles is a great way to gain an understanding of why there’s so many fonts, and why they look so different! Typefaces are divided up into classifications...Show More Summary

10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members

I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Typography Illustrations the Easy Way!

In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you how to create cool hand lettering style typography illustrations the easy way using the power of Adobe Illustrator. The design is a simple silhouette of the vehicle, with text that is distorted and disfigured to fit within the outline of the car body to create a cool composition. Show More Summary

20 Subtle Grunge Textures for Premium Members

This week Access All Areas members can download a brand new design resource courtesy of RetroSupply Co. This Standard Issue Grunge Textures pack contains 20 high resolution overlays captured from a rugged old grain warehouse in central Washington. Show More Summary

Further Your Design Career with this Essential Toolkit

If you’re a freelancer or a designer as part of an agency, this toolkit is made just for you! It’s packed full of world class fonts, vectors, mockup templates, branding templates, infographics, backgrounds and more, all of which can be used in every single design project. Show More Summary

4 Free Ink Stamp Effect Styles for Adobe Illustrator

In last week’s video tutorial I explained a bunch of techniques for creating letterpress style print effects in Photoshop and Illustrator. One of those techniques looked really great in Adobe Illustrator, so I thought I’d share a ready...Show More Summary

Brown Paper Texture Pack Vol 3 for Premium Members

Over recent months Simon Birky Hartmann has shared volumes one and two of his Ultimate Brown Paper Texture Pack for Access All Areas members. From today, members can now download a whole new set of 15 super high resolution texture files...Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Letterpress & Rubber Stamp Effects

In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you a bunch of techniques for creating trendy vintage style letterpress print or rubber stamp effects for your logos in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The texturing from a lack of ink or the...Show More Summary

Inspiration Showcase of Double Exposure Photography

Double exposure photography is the name of the original process where two photographs are exposed onto the same piece of film, resulting in interesting and surreal pictures. While this style is rooted in analog photography, it’s also...Show More Summary

54 Vector Cartoon Characters for Premium Members

This week I’m excited to introduce Vector Toons as the latest donator of top quality resources for my Access All Areas membership. Members can now download a combination of four Vector Toons cartoon character packs from the businessShow More Summary

24 Exceptional Quality Font Families For 98% Off!

Today is a good day for font lovers. A brand new fonts bundle has just gone live over at Design Cuts and this one is a whopper! This latest deal is a collection of 24 fonts that have been hand picked for their exceptional quality, then...Show More Summary

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....Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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