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Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

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1000s of Premium Vectors, Without the Premium Price Tag!

The reason premium vector design resources tend to cost so much is that a considerable amount of time has been put into crafting them to ensure they’re premium quality. Artists and Illustrators spend hours painting and drawing each graphic...Show More Summary

10 Free Black Grunge Textures Made From The Ashes of Hell!

My new collection of 10 free black grunge textures feature dark and grimy tones from the ashes of hell, which is really just a metaphor for my bathroom… Although I have to point out, my bathroom is not the kind of filth ridden placeShow More Summary

Art Nouveau Design Templates for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to a brilliant set of design resources from Wing’s Art and Design Studio this week. This collection of 8 Art Nouveau backgrounds and frames are fully customisable templates that take their inspiration from the classical architecture and shop fronts of Paris. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Pencil Sketch Drawing Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial we’re going to create a pencil sketch effect that quickly converts a photograph into a realistic drawing. The result features a mix of rough sketch lines and shading, along with a subtle paper texture which makes the effect much more believable. Show More Summary

Showcase of Creative Album Cover Designs & Illustrations

Album cover art is always a great source of inspiration because there’s such an eclectic mix of styles to feast your eyes on. There’s no rules that determine what an album cover should look like, it just needs to be attention grabbing,...Show More Summary

Pencilcraft Illustrator Brushes for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a brand new collection of brushes for Adobe Illustrator to download today courtesy of Guerillacraft. This set of Pencilcraft brushes allow you to produce natural looking vector illustrations without the need to switch over to Adobe Photoshop. Show More Summary

This Diverse Textures & Patterns Collection is Just $29

The variety of projects we get the chance to work on is one of the most exciting things about being a designer, one day you might be creating a sleek corporate brochure, the next you could be putting together a vintage menu for a cafe. Show More Summary

Spoon Graphics Greatest Hits: My Most Popular Posts of 2016

To finish off every year I enjoy taking a moment to look back at my content from the past 12 months to compare how they all performed in terms of reader engagement through the total number of social media shares. This time I’m breaking...Show More Summary

Promotional Print Design Template Pack for Premium Members

Access All Areas have another complete set of promotional print design templates to download this week courtesy of BrandPacks. This collection of ready made poster, leaflet, business card, brochure and flyer templates is themed for web...Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Hexagonal Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial we’re going to create a simple geometric pattern using a bunch of hexagons and a nice colour scheme, finished off with some subtle textures. I’ve done a couple of tutorials based on this style...Show More Summary

45 of the Best Free Fonts From 2016 You Don’t Want to Miss!

The year 2016 is drawing to a close, so let’s take a look back at some of the best free font releases you might have missed from the past 12 months. There’s been some fantastic typefaces made available for everyone to download, so help yourself to these goodies in preparation for a creative 2017. Show More Summary

Go Floral! Watercolor Clip Art Set for Access All Areas Members

This week, Access All Areas members are being treated to a new watercolour themed design resource courtesy of Katia from The Little Cloud. Go Floral! is a bundle of hand painted watercolour clip art, featuring 40 individual flowers and...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Create Authentic Vintage Designs

Of all the different design styles, the vintage look is the most difficult to pull off, unless you have the right materials. Authenticity is the key when it comes to creating realistic vintage artwork, otherwise you end up with a cheap looking digital knock off. Show More Summary

Showcase of 30 Art Deco Inspired Designs and Artworks

Art Deco is a distinctive art style that has influenced many design disciplines, from architecture to visual arts. It’s characterised by cubist style geometric shapes and patterns, combined with a sense of luxury and glamour. In today’s showcase I present 30 brilliant examples of how the art deco movement still inspires designers and artists. Show More Summary

10 Vintage Fabric Textures for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a fantastic set of textures to download this week, courtesy of GhostlyPixels. These 10 vintage fabric textures cover a range of textiles from denim varieties to standard t-shirt material, they are all high quality full page images available in both vector EPS and transparent PNG formats. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator

It’s Christmas Jumper day on the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel so grab your virtual knitting needles because we’re going to make ourselves a garish fair isle style pattern in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll begin by creating a tiny stitch-like...Show More Summary

30 Free Magic Bitmap Texture Graphics for Adobe Illustrator

I have a new collection of free design resources to share with you this week, and these are MAGIC… Well not really, but kind of! If you’re an Adobe Illustrator fan I’m sure you love creating vector art. It can be scaled to any size and...Show More Summary

Gemstone Cutting Pattern Vectors for Premium Members

This week, Access All Areas members have a brilliant collection of vector graphics to download courtesy of Simon Birky Hartmann from The Shop. These eighteen vector line constructions have been reproduced from an illustration plate taken from a late 1800s book about gemstone cutting. Show More Summary

Over $2000 Worth of Big Hitting Font Families for Just $29

A huge new fonts bundle has just landed, and this one brings you some of the hottest fonts in the world right now. The Definitive Font Selection contains 20 of the most popular font families from a range of celebrated font foundries, providing you with their best releases in one showstopping bundle. Show More Summary

45 Beautiful Examples of Blackletter and Gothic Calligraphy

Despite being one of the oldest forms of writing styles that the myriad of digital fonts and typefaces evolved from, artwork featuring Gothic and Blackletter calligraphy is now a rare find among the various lettering and typography styles that are popular today. Show More Summary

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