The folks at Fan Extra have supplied some amazing goodies for Access All Areas members in the past, and today another super useful resource is being donated. Members can download this detailed set of ink brushes for Photoshop. They’re high resolution and perfect for creating edgy designs or roughing up your artwork.
While I’m no pro videographer I do enjoy creating videos of my adventures on an amateur level. Recently I’ve been editing loads of footage from our road trip honeymoon in the USA, so I thought I’d share some of the techniques I’ve developed in Adobe Premiere to create cool vintage or retro style video effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created an old style discoloured effect with film burns.
I regularly post links to interesting design tutorials and articles over on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but in case you missed them here’s a roundup of my top pickings from my recent browsing of the web. This week we have some great content from GoMediaZine, DesignM.ag, Codrops, Vectortuts+ and Psdtuts+.
Most of the artwork I produce myself for tutorials here on Blog.SpoonGraphics are based on basic geometric shapes. I’ve had plenty of fun in the past creating posters and designs using various geometric patterns. Today we’re going to take a look at some amazing artwork from elsewhere on the web, all of which are either constructed using polygonal meshes or simplified with basic geometric shapes.
The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Allison Cruzado, James Olstein, Yoni Alter, Kevin Harald Campean, Martin Filipovič and Jamison Reisbeck.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I love creating artwork in Illustrator using simple or basic shapes. This tutorial takes that idea to the extreme by using nothing by the rectangle tool to create a simple 8-bit style pixel character. Pixels are usually associated with Photoshop, but the great thing about Illustrator is your artwork is 100% vector, so unlike Photoshop you can scale your design to any size while retaining those blocky 8-bit characteristics.