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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

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Spoon Graphics Turns 10 Years Old — A Decade of Blogging!

I would have never believed way back in 2007 that an experimental WordPress install on a sub-domain of my design portfolio would become my entire livelihood. It’s now 10 years since the Spoon Graphics Blog was launched, and both the website and my life have changed dramatically over the last decade. Show More Summary

TopClass Responsive HTML5 Template for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a complete HTML5 website template to download this week, courtesy of Akbar Hossain from Jewel Theme. TopClass is a multipurpose, fully responsive template made with Bootstrap3.2.0, HTML5 and CSS3, incorporating a range of jQuery & CSS3 visual effects. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Fun Vector Monster Face in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to combine simple shapes with colourful gradients to create a fun cartoon style monster face. We’ll just concentrate on creating the main facial features which emerge from the background in this tutorial, but you can use the same techniques to illustrate almost anything. Show More Summary

12 Free Wax Crayon Effect Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

I have a new set of free Illustrator resources for you to download today. I borrowed some of my daughter’s wax crayons to make a series of brushes that help you create hand drawn effects within your illustrations. There’s 12 in total,...Show More Summary

Mark-It Handwriting Font for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a great new font to download this week, courtesy of Justin Tordella from Texture Club. During his 15 years as a professional Graphic Designer, Justin has created many high profile designs for the music industry. Show More Summary

A Diverse Arsenal of Vector Resources You Can Rely Upon for $29

Time is money for a designer, so equipping yourself with the right library of tools ensures you can hit the ground running on any creative project. This new bundle of vector resources brings you an incredibly varied, endlessly versatile collection of professional grade vectors that will equip you for any project that comes your way. Show More Summary

Three Ways to Add Textures to Vintage Logos & Type Designs

Textures are a common addition to vintage style logo designs and type designs. Designers use them to mimic the aesthetics of old prints and handmade art to give their digital artwork more of a tactile appearance. There’s a number ofShow More Summary

100 Travel Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a huge collection of photo effects for Adobe Lightroom to download today, courtesy of Loaded Landscapes. These Travel Lightroom Presets have been created especially for travel photos, and with a collection...Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Surreal Collage Style Artwork in Photoshop

Today’s we’re going to have loads of fun creating an abstract—and quite surreal—collage style piece of artwork in Adobe Photoshop. This kind of art style has been popular for years, although originally it would have been made using traditional...Show More Summary

35 Scenic Landscape Illustrations with Vibrant Colors

Landscape scenes have been a popular subject for illustrators for some time now. They’re often associated with game development art, or just personal experimentations that provide that same wanderlust feeling as exploring the great outdoors for real. Show More Summary

Geometric Hearts Patterns for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a lovely collection of seamless patterns to download this week, courtesy of Irene Demetri from Youandigraphics. These beautiful heart patterns make ideal backgrounds for Valentine’s Day projects, wedding...Show More Summary

99% off! The Ultimate Textures, Patterns & Backgrounds Bundle

Today’s deal is the ultimate time-saver for any designer, bringing you literally thousands of ready-to-use items, right out of the box. Textures, patterns and backgrounds are some of the most useful elements designers can work with. From brand work, to print design, to simply giving your creations an authentic edge, they’re invaluable. Show More Summary

25 Film Dust Textures to use as Backgrounds and Overlays

Nostalgic visual effects that replicate old analogue film are usually seen in video format, but the same techniques can be applied to static images to give your photographs and design work a retro aesthetic. Dust, noise and colour distortions...Show More Summary

Trailhead – “A Font for The West” for Access All Areas Members

This week Access All Areas members have a great new font to add to their collection thanks to Nathan Brown from Trailhead Design Co. The self-titled Trailhead font is influenced by Nathan’s love of the North West, inspired by annualShow More Summary

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effect

Today we’re going to take a look at creating a chalk lettering effect, just like the trendy menus you see in bars and cafes, or the quote murals all over Pinterest. We’ll use the digital power of Adobe Illustrator to plan out our typographic...Show More Summary

How To Create Digital Particle Waves in Adobe Illustrator

The blend tool in Adobe Illustrator is often used to create abstract wave graphics, but I’ve been experimenting with some additional adjustments and discovered some handy tricks to create sci-fi inspired digital particle waves. ThisShow More Summary

Distressed Vector Halftone Patterns for Premium Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to a hugely popular design resource product this week courtesy of True Grit Texture Supply. The Vector Savior pack is a collection of distressed vector halftone patterns for Adobe Illustrator,...Show More Summary

Get All These Best Selling Mockup Templates for Just $29

Presentation plays a huge part in how your designs are perceived. By positioning your work in real brand settings, you instantly stand out from the crowd and bring your designs to life! Traditionally this meant scheduling a professional photoshoot, then spending hours digitally superimposing your artwork into place. Show More Summary

50 Creative Logos & Branding Designs for Craft Breweries

In today’s inspiration showcase I feature a range of logos designs and branding projects for craft breweries. Being small and independent businesses often means they’re are full of character with unique names and pride in their roots,...Show More Summary

European Stationery Mockup for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a useful mockup template for Adobe Photoshop to download this week, courtesy of Thom Bouman from Fresh Design Elements. The European Format Stationery Mockup is ideal for presenting your designs to your client and showing off your work in your portfolio. Show More Summary

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