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

Blog Post Archive

30 Inspirational Chalk Lettering Designs & Wall Murals

In this age of digital design I find the old analogue techniques of hand lettering and sign painting extraordinarily impressive. The use of traditional mediums such as chalk require real talent, which is why professional typographers are still being hired to create stunning murals in trendy cafes and restaurants. Show More Summary

Warrior Hand Drawn Typeface for Premium Members

The talented Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co is back with more donations of awesome resources for Access All Areas members. His Warrior font is a hand drawn typeface inspired by the love of vintage, the outdoors and a time when everything was made by hand. Show More Summary

This Bundle is a Dream Come True for Print Designers!

What are some of the most sought after resources for print lovers? Professional fonts? Print effect kits? Scalable vector graphics? Or maybe super high-res stock photographs? How about a bundle that contains all these these useful design...Show More Summary

24 Free Authentic 1930s Vintage Postcard Textures

I recently inherited a box of my Grandfather’s old possessions, which alongside his WW2 service books and a Great War Memorial Plaque for my great-great-uncle, also contains a number of postcards dated from the mid-1930s. As well asShow More Summary

Snow Effect Overlay Textures for Premium Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to more resources from Design Something this week. These snow overlay effect textures instantly add realistic wintry blizzards to your photos. Five effects are included in the PSD, which can be used individually or combined to produce unique snow effects. Show More Summary

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 IShow More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

The Art of Profanity: Showcase of NSFW Typography

Expletives and Art seem to make the perfect pair. A simple word can invoke an emotional response or set a specific tone, which makes it a powerful tool for designers and artists to convey their message. In today’s showcase I feature 30 fun examples of profanity filled typography designs which will either entertain or offend. Show More Summary

4 Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

Last month I shared a tutorial showing how to create a realistic painted effect in Photoshop which used some pretty simple techniques in Photoshop that could easily be enclosed in a ready made Action. Today’s freebie contains not only...Show More Summary

Christmas Insignias & Labels for Premium Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to some early Christmas pressies today from Freepik. This pack of Retro Christmas Insignias & Labels contains 30 customisable designs with a festive theme for members to use in their Christmas promos. Show More Summary

How To Create a Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator

Last week I shared a collection of free seamless knitted Christmas jumper patterns for my readers to download the get their design in the festive spirit. A few of you guys were interested in seeing how they were made, so today I’ll be showing you the techniques I used to build them. Show More Summary

Retro Ad Generator PSD for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members can get their hands on a really unique resource today courtesy of Design Something. This Retro Ad Generator is a PSD file that will transform your logos, signs and badges into retro artwork based on nostalgic advertisements from the 1950s. Show More Summary

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