Posts from August, 2010

How To Create a Detailed Vector Sugar Skull Illustration

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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.

Canvas Print Giveaway & 25% Discount for Members

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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.

A Handy Guide to Image Resolutions in Print Design

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Using an unsuitable image resolution is one of the most common errors designers make when creating designs for print. The result is a fuzzy print quality, or having your file is rejected by your local printing company. 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 from scratch, 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.