Posts from April, 2010

This Week’s Favourites – April 30th 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an inspirational roundup of retro-futuristic artwork; a great Adobe Illustrator icon tutorial; a fantastic look into the creation of infographics; a useful summary of caching plugins for WordPress; and another excellent Illustrator icon tutorial.

Tutorial Roundup for Getting Started with InDesign

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InDesign is my application of choice for any large scale print jobs. Any project that is made up of multiple pages is a breeze with InDesign’s advanced desktop publishing powers. This roundup of tutorials is especially for those of you looking to get started with InDesign. Follow these guides to learn all about specific tools, or go through complete design projects step by step.

Graphic Design Book Giveaway for Premium Members

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The generous Angela from Angela Patchell Books has kindly donated 6 books from the 100’s Visual Ideas series to giveaway to Blog.SpoonGraphics Access All Areas members. Three copies from the titles ‘Packaging & Labels‘ and ‘Formats, Folds & Bindings‘ are up for grabs, with each being packed full of endless Graphic Design inspiration. What’s more, each book comes with an accompanying CD full of templates for designers to use in their everyday work. Premium members, log in to your account to find out more about the six copies on offer, and submit your comment to be in with a chance of winning one for yourself!

How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Computer Game Poster

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Combine stock photos and design resources to create an awesome retro sci-fi themed game poster that takes inspiration from Atari games of the 80s. By mixing up bright and vibrant cosmic designs with old, distressed and grungey textures we’ll create a retro futuristic poster design for ‘Galactic Attack’.

This Week’s Favourites – April 16th 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a fantastic character design tutorial; some great tips on how to attract the best clients; a thorough logo design process from a top designer; some handy advice for getting paid as a freelancer; and an inspirational showcase of awesome poster designs.

The Making of 3 – A Limited Edition Poster Design

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To celebrate the third birthday of Blog.SpoonGraphics, I took the time to work on a special personal design project to create a limited edition poster design to mark the occasion. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the design process, showing how the design of “3” was conceptualised as a sketch, constructed in Illustrator and given some digital polishing with a range of final touches in Photoshop.