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URL :http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/
Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
Posts on Regator:558
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:March 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

InkBuddie Instant Screen Printing PSD Kit for Members

Access All Areas members are in for a real treat this week. Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co. has kindly donated his complete InkBuddie PSD kit for members to download. This kit not only contains a PSD template, it also contains Photoshop...Show More Summary

22 Best Selling Gorgeous Font Families for 98% Off

I know I have many fellow font lovers in my readership so I can see you all going nuts over the latest fonts bundle from Design Cuts. This is their biggest and most varied collection yet with 22 font families, including artistic hand-drawn...Show More Summary

13 Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

Grungy textures are versatile resources that can be used as backgrounds and overlays in your designs to add dirty distressed effects. Broken photocopiers produce some of the best textures around, combining black and white tones with heavy grain which is perfect for retrofying your designs with aged looks. Show More Summary

6 Photorealistic Magazine Mockup PSDs for Members

Freepik is back again to share more exclusive goodies with Access All Areas members. These photorealistic magazine mockups are the perfect resource for previewing your print designs in full photorealistic detail. Just edit the Photoshop Smart Object layer to have your art simulated as a front cover, single page, or double page spread. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

I’ve been posting written tutorials on this site for many years, with most of them now buried deep in my archives. I’ve also been thinking about extending my site to include video tutorials, so I thought why not incorporate the two and...Show More Summary

How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern

I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns. My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. Show More Summary

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