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Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
Posts on Regator:612
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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

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How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. Show More Summary

Customizable Vintage Motorcycle Logos for Members

Expert designer and illustrator Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co has donated more fantastic resources for Access All Areas members. This pack of vintage motorcycle logos contains 6 customisable logo templates that allow you to quickly create a cool identity for your personal branding or retro t-shirt designs. Show More Summary

15 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your T-Shirt Designs

T-shirt PSD templates are one of the most sought after types of mockup files, they allow you preview how your latest illustration or apparel design would look after being freshly screen printed on a garment. I’ve tried and tested each file in this roundup to narrow the collection down to the best freebies available. Show More Summary

Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse

Happy Birthday everyone! April marks that time of year when I celebrate another year of running this blog and take a look back at what has changed over time. Seven years have now ticked by since I started this site in April of 2007.Show More Summary

Retro Text Effects with Illustrator’s Appearance Panel

All kinds of cool effects can be created in Illustrator by outlining text into a solid shape then making various permanent alterations, but what if you want to keep your text editable? In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’ll take a look...Show More Summary

Vintage Etchings Texture Pack for Premium Members

Access All Areas members are in for another treat this week! Expert designer Matt Borchert has kindly donated a full volume of his fantastic vintage texture packs. Vol 3 of his Vintage Texture Pack series contains 30 super high resolution textures scanned from sources dating back to the 1800s. Show More Summary

Incredible Creative Fonts Bundle with Loads of Extras

In the past I’ve always kept away from distressed style fonts for the basic reason that using the same letter twice within any word in your design stands out like a sore thumb as the weathered markings are identical between them. However,...Show More Summary

How To Create a Contour Map Effect in Illustrator

Contour lines are used in Geography to create topographic maps that show the elevation of a landscape. The contour lines create a series of concentric shapes which—aside from their important role in mapping—look pretty cool! In today’s...Show More Summary

The Hipster Pack: 43 Vector Graphics for Members

Today’s treat for Access All Areas members is another set of awesome resources from Vintage Design Co. The Hipster Pack is a collection of 43 vector graphics to use to make your own vintage badges, emblems and signs. Choose from moustaches, hats, glasses and other time saving elements to create some trendy designs. Show More Summary

40 Vintage Logo Designs Inspired by the Great Outdoors

Businesses from the great outdoors are a perfect match for the vintage logo trend because these were one of the cultures that initially pioneered this style of design. Companies associated with outdoor pursuits often have some kind of heritage behind them, which can be promoted in their logos and identities by using traditional design styles. Show More Summary

PSD2HTML Coding Services Giveaway For Members

Today’s special offer for Access All Areas members is a giveaway of coding services from PSD2HTML. They provide fast, high quality conversion of graphic web design into HTML and its extensions, as well as custom development services for a variety of CMS and eCommerce platforms. Show More Summary

10 Free Vintage Style Illustrated Light Ray Vectors

As vintage style logos and emblems have become increasingly popular I’ve noticed the use of hand illustrated sunburst elements on all kinds of retro inspired designs, so I decided to play around and produce a set of my own to give out my readers. Show More Summary

Vintage Logo Elements for Access All Areas Members

This week I teamed up with Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co to arrange some fantastic resources for Access All Areas members. The Vintage Logo Elements Collection contains 75 vector elements to quickly build trendy vintage style identities...Show More Summary

Illustrator Techniques to Turn a Sketch into Vector Art

One of the most satisfying uses of Adobe Illustrator is to transform your rough pencil sketches into colourful illustrations. It’s great to see your concepts come to life with crisp linework and bold colours, but sometimes the result...Show More Summary

All The Vintage Design Resources You Could Wish For!

As a follower of my blog I’m guessing you share my passion for vintage style design, so I’m sure this resources bundle will blow your mind! There’s a number of talented design shops that sell some amazing retro & vintage resources, now...Show More Summary

30 Beautiful Hand Lettering Typography Illustrations

Once style of typography that really inspires me is hand lettering that is manipulated to form a complete illustration. These hand crafted pieces of art blend typographic content with illustrated elements to reinforce a message. Being...Show More Summary

10 Free Retro Style Photo Effect Photoshop Actions

I’ve been busy playing around with various photo effects once again to produce another free pack of retro style Photoshop Actions. This latest set named RetroFilters contains 10 preconfigured Action files that will dramatically transform your photos with retro style effects inspired by classic 35mm film and processing techniques. Show More Summary

Just Grabbed Myself These Awesome New Fonts!

Designers can never have enough fonts! If you’ve ever splashed out on premium fonts before you’ll know just how much better in quality they tend to be than the run of the mill freebies you find on the web. No ugly paths when you look...Show More Summary

How To Create a Grainy B&W High Fashion Photo Effect

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to play around with various image adjustments to recreate the emotive style of high fashion black and white photography. Typically these photographs feature many of the characteristics of old school 35mm film, such as heavy film grain and low contrast. Follow this step by step guide to quickly transform […]

7 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Designing for Print

??Designing for print can be a minefield for beginners. There’s so many easy mistakes to make that can have a serious impact on the quality of your final prints. With print runs also being very expensive, these mistakes can prove very costly. Hopefully today’s discussion about common beginner mistakes to avoid will help prepare you […]

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