This week Access All Areas members can download another set of Photoshop brushes to add to their resources folder. This super set of Watercolor brushes from Vandelay Premier features 17 high resolution brush strokes, created manually from actual watercolor paint and brushes. Anyone who has followed any of the tutorials here on Blog.SpoonGraphics knows how useful Watercolor brushes in particular are for distressing and roughing up a design.
Posts from December, 2010
2010 has been a another good year for me. As I’ve declined my number of client projects in order to spend more time working as a ‘blogger’ I’ve been able to put more time into writing tutorials, making them more in-depth and detailed. It’s fab to see my tuts helping people out and gaining exposure on the web. Here’s a roundup of my ‘greatest hits’ this year according to StumbleUpon ‘thumbs up’ stats. Surprisingly a few of the most popular were topics I never expected to do so well, and on the contrary some posts I put some real sweat into never seemed to take off in comparison!
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an article discussing the preparation of screenprint artwork, a selection of tips to avoid bad clients, an inspirational roundup of cool packaging designs, a vector character icon tutorial and an inspirational series of well designed brochures.
Follow this step by step design process for my recent digital art piece, Vogue. The design combines textures and distressed elements to create a dark and beautiful theme. Learn how a range of Photoshop techniques pull together the various elements to create the final design.
The awesome folks from online printing company Moo have kindly arranged a giveaway of their popular MiniCards to Access All Areas members. A total of 700 cards will be split between three lucky winners. Being part of the design industry I’m sure you will have heard of Moo, they provide super high quality business card, postcard, greeting card and sticker prints worldwide, and are well known for their modern technologies allowing you to print a different design on each card.
Follow this step by step walkthough of the design process for my recent gothic typography design. We’ll be customising a blackletter font with various black and white elements and creating a range of tones with detailed linework to create a cool gothic style design that would be right at home as a logo for a heavy metal band or dark apparel brand.