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Posts from July, 2010

This Week’s Favourites – July 9th 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a vibrant vector illustration tutorial, a quick retro photo effect tip in Photoshop, a clever shading technique for your illustrations, a tutorial for creating a hand drawn poster design and a Photoshop icon design tutorial.

How To Create a Trendy Seamless Pattern in Illustrator

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The great thing about seamless repeating patterns is that once created, they can be used as a base for all kinds of awesome designs. Skateboard decks, custom apparel, package designs and website backgrounds are just some of the uses for the good old pattern swatch. Follow this tutorial to build a vector based repeating pattern of your own, featuring trendy graphics of skulls, stars, lightning bolts and other cool pop imagery.