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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

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Wood Grain Illustrator Brushes for Access All Areas Members

This week, Access All Areas members have a new premium resource to download for Adobe Illustrator. These brilliant Wood Grain Brushes by The Artifex Forge help you add depth and texture to your illustrations with realistic wooden effects. Show More Summary

14 Free Blue Light Flare Transitions for Video Editing

A couple of months ago I shared a free pack of film burns for use when editing videos. A number of people seemed to find them useful, so today I’m back with another free collection of video resources! This pack of blue light flare transitions...Show More Summary

Spot Wash Dirt Lite Photoshop Plug-In for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a great new resource to download this week courtesy of Mister Retro. Spot Wash Dirt is an easy-to-use Photoshop plug-in that creates professional quality weathering effects to make your images rough, gritty and dirty. Show More Summary

The Most Extensive Mockup Templates Bundle Of All Time!

Have you ever needed to mock up your design onto a leaflet, a t-shirt, a box… or a sausage? If so, this extensive mockup templates bundle has you covered! It truly lives up to its name with 1000s of templates for presenting your artwork...Show More Summary

10 Most Popular Font Managers for Mac & Windows

How big is your font collection? If you’ve been busy downloading all the free fonts you can find, or if you’ve invested in some premium typefaces chances are you’ve got hundreds (or thousands!) of font files that are bogging down your system. Show More Summary

20 Assorted Paint Textures & Brushes for Premium Members

I have a brilliant collection of useful resources for my Access All Areas members today, courtesy of my friend Tom Chalky. This pack of 20 assorted paint textures come as high resolution PNG scans and Photoshop Brush format. They were...Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Sci-Fi Space Scene in Adobe Photoshop

Today we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Photoshop creating a cool sci-fi space scene with planets, moons, nebulas and colourful cosmic space dust. We’ll start by making a vast black universe full of tiny stars, then begin building up the scene with a large alien planet and its moon. Show More Summary

How To Create a Colorful Vector Landscape Illustration

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show you how to create a colorful landscape scene, similar to the style of those trendy illustrated travel posters I recently featured in a showcase. We’ll make the entire illustration out of...Show More Summary

Jigsaw Puzzle Effect Generator for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a unique premium design resource to download this week courtesy of Visual Impact. The Easy Puzzle Generator is a Smart PSD that turns any picture into a realistic jigsaw in seconds. Edit the Photoshop Smart...Show More Summary

Own This Font Library Worth $1,721 for Just $29 (98% off!)

This cracking new font bundle from Design Cuts is a star buy for both beginners and design veterans. If you’re just starting out, the ability to acquire a large font library worth $1,721 for just $29 is a massive advantage. It will set...Show More Summary

60 Quality FREE Fonts You Probably Don’t Own, But Should!

Everyone loves free fonts, but finding high quality typefaces within the sea of amateur display fonts can be quite a challenge. I’ve been searching the social profiles of designers and typographers directly to find the hidden gems that aren’t featured on the popular free font aggregators. Show More Summary

Retrohat Graphic Styles for Access All Areas Members

There’s a brand new collection of design resources available for Access All Areas members today courtesy of Layerform. Retrohat is a set of 26 Graphic Styles for Adobe Illustrator that allow you to instantly add retro text effects to your artwork within a matter of seconds. Show More Summary

The Best and Worst Ways to Make Your Photos Black & White

Black and white photography has been popular since people very first began to capturing moments with cameras. There’s a range of tools you can use to make your images black and white, that all provide different results. In today’s video...Show More Summary

How To Create a Sin City Style Film Noir Effect in Photoshop

The Sin City movies are modern masterpieces that reimagine the film noir genre from the 40s and 50s. They use black and white imagery with low key lighting to creating striking pictures with high contrast between light and shadow. In...Show More Summary

21 RetroSupply Illustrator Brushes for Premium Members

Dustin from RetroSupply has produced 3 packs of Illustrator Brushes specifically for Access All Areas members using exclusive brushes that aren’t available anywhere else, not even in the RetroSupply store! They’re from the DryGoods,Show More Summary

Nail the Vintage Design Aesthetic with These Best Selling Resources

If you love the design style from the 1920s, 30s, 40s & 50s you definitely want to check out this new Vintage Designer’s Kit. It’s a bundle of design resources that help you achieve the popular vintage aesthetic in your design work with textures, brushes, fonts and effects packs. Show More Summary

A New Look for Spoon Graphics. Welcome to Version 7

I’ve been secretly working behind the scenes on a redesign of Spoon Graphics since June, but after 4 months of hard work and a little help from a friend I’m proud to introduce my website’s new look. Previous redesigns and refreshes have...Show More Summary

Renegade Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

More fantastic Photoshop Actions from FilterGrade are now available for Access All Areas members with this donation of their latest product named Renegade. The Renegade Heavy Vintage Photoshop Actions have been built in collaboration with the renowned Forefathers Group to help you add realistic vintage effects to your photos. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Create a Seamless Pattern in Illustrator

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Illustrator to create a seamlessly repeating pattern. Since it’s almost Halloween, we’ll make a pattern out of spooky illustrations, then add a couple of cool finishing touches to give the artwork a retro style print effect with subtle ink bleeds and misregistration. Show More Summary

How To Create an Animated Neon Sign Effect

Last month I posted a showcase of incredibly realistic neon signs that were made using 3D software. I’m much more of a 2D guy so I wanted to have a go at producing a similar neon effect using Illustrator and Photoshop, but with the addition of movement via an animated GIF. Show More Summary

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