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URL :http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/
Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
Posts on Regator:545
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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How To Create a Great Gatsby Style Art Deco Pattern

Art Deco is an iconic design style from the 1920s that was recently given a new lease of life thanks to the movie The Great Gatsby. Geometric, angular shapes and symmetry are some of the key features of the art deco style, which produce some beautiful graphic designs when used as backgrounds, frames and patterns. Show More Summary

Brown Paper Texture Pack Vol 1 for Premium Members

This week Access All Areas members are being given a brand new resource from Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop. This Ultimate Brown Texture Pack is the first of three volumes that will be donated to members over the upcoming months. Each...Show More Summary

99% Off 22 Professional Fonts. That’s a Saving of $2500!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything for sale at 99% off before, but Design Cuts have just released a new font bundle with this massive discount. For a limited time you can get your hands on 22 professional font families worth $2622 for just $29, giving you an unbelievable saving of over $2500! The […] The post 99% Off 22 Professional Fonts. Show More Summary

20 Free Logo Mockup PSDs to Present your Designs

Logo mockup templates are clever PSD files that allow you to easily place your logo onto various surfaces to create realistic simulations of how your design would look as a real life print. These logo mockups are especially useful for presenting your designs to clients, or showing off your work in your portfolio. Show More Summary

90 Photoshop Texture Brushes for Premium Members

I have a brand new resource for my Access All Areas members this week, courtesy of Sivioco. Brush Lab is a collection of over 90 Brushes and 5 Actions, but these aren’t your average Photoshop brushes! The problem with a typical texture brush is it doesn’t really behave much like a brush at all. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Retro Style Badge Logo in Illustrator

Follow my latest Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to create a retro style circular emblem, which are really popular as trendy logos or badges. We’ll build up the design with vector shapes, then apply some texturing using my free Dust & Scratches textures to give it an aged and distressed appearance. Show More Summary

8 Free Glitter Effect Patterns & Styles for Photoshop

My home office is a complete mess with fairy sprinkles everywhere after creating my latest free design resource. This pack of 8 glitter patterns will help you glam up your designs and achieve realistic glittery effects in your artwork. Show More Summary

40 Light Leak Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

The latest resource for Access All Areas members to download is not one, but two premium Photoshop Action packs from FilterGrade. The popular Light Leaks Series I and Light Leaks Series II packs have been donated for my members, making...Show More Summary

Superb Resources for Creating Popular Artistic Effects

There’s a range of effects designers often need to produce in their artwork. Watercolour effects, sketched effects, printed effects and illustrated effects are examples of popular styles that can take considerable amounts of time (and skill) to create manually using traditional tools. Show More Summary

How To Prepare Your Artwork for Special Print Effects

It’s every print designer’s dream to work on a project that involves special print effects. Varnishes, fluorescents, foils and embossing are just some examples of cool finishes that can be applied by industrial printing companies, but the added cost makes these projects quite a rarity. Show More Summary

The Atomic Age Print Kit for Access All Areas Members

Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured...Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop

In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. Show More Summary

1000s of Vector Graphics for Every Design Situation

Vector graphics are a life saver for designers. When deadlines are fast approaching there’s no time to tediously illustrate design elements by hand, or frantically search the web for rare illustrations. Having a library of quality resources...Show More Summary

How To Create Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Art

Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. Show More Summary

50 Vintage Logo Templates for Premium Members

Access All Areas members can now download a massive logo templates pack courtesy of Design Something as part of their membership. These 50 logo templates come in a variety of vintage badge designs and are editable in Illustrator and Photoshop using freely available fonts that are available on the web. Show More Summary

A Massive Bundle of 40 Premium Fonts for Just $29

If you’re craving for some tasty new fonts, The Hungry Jpeg has served up a feast with their 40 fonts super bundle. This massive collection contains loads of high quality premium fonts from some of the best designers and illustrators in the world. Show More Summary

Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations

I love the abstract style of line art illustrations. It’s amazing how just a single stroke weight can be used to create intricate patterns and recognisable drawings with basic geometric shapes. In today’s showcase I present a range of...Show More Summary

Vector Infographic Templates for Premium Members

Mats Forss from the Infographic Template Shop is back again bearing more gifts for Access All Areas members. Last year Mats kindly donated two infographics templates for members to download, and he’s now sharing another of his vector infographics tools products. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork

I have a brand new video tutorial for you today based on one of my popular posts from 2011. This time we’re going to play around with Illustrator to create some retro style geometric lines that interweave and loop around each other to...Show More Summary

How To Create Anaglyph 3D Images that Really Work!

I originally planned to write this tutorial on how to create a retro 3D effect that mimicked the offset red/blue images that were seen in old 3D movies, comics and posters. But then I thought, rather than just recreate the effect, why...Show More Summary

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