Big hair, mix tapes, boom boxes, BMX, roller skates and skateboards were all icons of the 1980s. This vector pack contains them all, plus more retro goodness! The pack contains 11 scalable vector graphics, for use as icons or as resources for your illustrations or design projects.
Posts from March, 2010
Learn how to create a detailed poster design based on the theme of female fashion. We’ll be representing the statement, ‘Shoes are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in visual format using the power of design to create a themed poster. Follow the steps to see how a range of vector elements are created and combined to form an intricate repeating pattern, then finish off your design with some simple and impactful typography.
Adobe Illustrator is my favourite tool for creating fun and cute character designs. With just a few simple shapes, a mix of gradient colours and a few shadows here and there you can build some great looking illustrations. Here’s a step by step walkthrough of the process used to create a cool Panda character, from the basic outlines through to the detailed final design.
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an article discussing the best practices of CSS3 techniques; a guide to properly saving images for the web; some tips for using CSS3 to style up your web forms; a fantastic Illustrator icon tutorial; and a fun website by a talented character designer.
Learn how to put together a sweet candy inspired design in Illustrator by cutting, splitting and joining vector paths to produce an intricate weave of shapes. We’ll then add some finishing touches with subtle shading and a cool striped overlay to add depth to the design. The final concept will them be ready for being mocked up as a custom snowboard design.
The cool team from Marketcircle have kindly offered two licenses of their Billings application for Mac. Billings 3 is a time tracking and invoicing application that makes running your business a breeze. Fancy winning a copy? Access All Areas members can log in and enter the prize draw!