Follow this step by step guide to creating a fun cartoon style poster design. We’ll combine a quick character doodle with some bold and blocky text, then bring it to life with a muted colour palette and a mix of textures to give the poster an old and retro feel.
Posts from August, 2010
IconDock have kindly donated another premium icon pack from their fantastic collection for Access All Areas members. Moi is a set of 268 high quality icons inspired by the iPhone app icons. They are especially designed to match with their free social media icons.
Follow this Illustrator design tutorial to create a super detailed sugar skull illustration made from lots of sweet vector elements. We’ll use a mix of basic and advanced Illustrator tools to build various decorative objects to slowly build up the features until we have an awesome looking skull design that pays homage to the Mexican Dia de los Muertos tradition.
Last week I introduced my new little Question Time video series. This week I run through a bunch of viewer submitted questions, including why designers use Macs, how I find my clients, how often I trim my eyebrows and what camera I use to record these things.
The awesome folks from HelloCanvas have kindly arranged a special giveaway and discount code for Access All Areas members. See your favourite photo or best piece of artwork in prime position on your wall as a high quality 3cm framed canvas print. First place winner will receive a free 24×36 inch canvas, and two runners up will receive free 16×20 inch canvases. What’s more, every member will also receive a whopping 25% off their HelloCanvas orders.
Using an unsuitable image resolution is one of the most popular errors designers make when creating designs for print. The result is a fuzzy print quality, or having your file is rejected by your local printer. If you don’t keep an eye on your image resolution right from the start you may end up having to completely recreate your design file so here’s a handy guide on what to look out for, and how to ensure your designs are set up with the correct image resolutions.