Whenever I’m stuck for tutorial ideas I always seem to be able to fall back on my typical ‘Chris Spooner’ style of cool abstract patterns people seem to enjoy. We’ve used similar techniques on the 3 poster a couple of years ago and more recently on a colourful abstract poster. Follow this latest step by step guide to create a cool abstract design complete with radial pattern and alternating colours.
Posts from May, 2011
In this week’s question time I talk about what you can do if your client dislikes your design work, what you can try to avoid back pain while working at your computer and whether it’s a good idea to label yourself as a Freelance Designer.
Want to get your teeth stuck into a website design project to sharpen your skills? Follow this step by step tutorial to create a sleek website design for a fictional eyewear company. In part one of the tutorial we’ll build the Photoshop design concept with a dark colour scheme and lay out the content to a solid underlying grid.
On the lookout for a set of fancy new business cards? The awesome folks from the popular online printing service UPrinting have kindly arranged a giveaway of 5 sets of 250 die cut business cards. Choose from circular cards or a mix of various round corner formats on a choice of gloss or matte paper stocks. Note: This giveaway is for US residents only.
It’s that time of year again when the BundleHunt website springs to life with another treasure. If you’re not familiar with BundleHunt, it’s a fantastic compilation of awesome design resources which is placed on sale for a limited time only. Did I mention the insane price? This time the $785 worth of goodies in the bundle is on sale at just $49.
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a grumpy Internet troll character. We’ll start the process with a basic pencil sketch then build up a complete vector character design with linework, colour fills and basic shading to create a funny cartoon mascot.