Posts from April, 2009

Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

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Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create a range of vector shapes and graphics that can be combined into a great looking vector collage illustration. We’ll then finish off the illustration with some subtle touches of depth and detail, giving a polished graphic with hints of a retro-grunge style.

Two Years of Blog.SpoonGraphics

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In April 2007 Blog.SpoonGraphics was created as a small personal project, now two years on it’s still growing nicely and continually leads to more and more surprises and opportunities for me. Let’s take a look at some stats outlining it’s growth over these past two years.

This Week’s Favourites – April 17th 2009

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For this week’s roundup of creative design links from the blogosphere I have an article highlighting the theory and best practices behind tabbed navigation; a collection of tutorials for creating poster artwork; a great set of coming soon page designs; a roundup of character design tutorials; and a list of useful blogs for web design and development.

270+ High-Res Rough and Grungey Photoshop Brushes

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Photoshop brushes are an excellent resource for roughing up your designs for that distressed and weathered look, unfortunately many brush sets on the web are a little small in size, making them useless for large format designs. This collection of hand picked brushes feature various spraypaint, splatters, watercolour brushes and grungey textures all of which are of exceptionally high resolution, making them crucial additions to any designer’s toolbox.

Apple Products in Web Design: Examples & Resources

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Apple products have a solid following in the creative industries, so it’s no surprise that a range of Apple products including iPhones, iMacs and Macbooks make their way into website designs. Check out this collection of excellent examples, and follow on to a comprehensive collection of resources including icons, imagery and tutorials ready for use in your next web design project.