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Posts from August, 2011

How To Create a Retro Style Typographic Poster Design

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Follow this step by step tutorial to create a retro style typographic poster design with distressed textures and a muted colour scheme. We’ll create a typographic layout based on the number ‘one’ using Illustrator’s easy manipulation tools, then switch over to Photoshop to lay out the poster design composition and grunge everything up with some textures to create that cool dated retro look.

Create a Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator

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Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector penguin character. We’ll be using many of Illustrator’s basic shapes to create the structure of the character, which makes this tutorial great for beginners. We’ll then make use of various gradients to really bring the character to life with depth and dimension.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for August 19th 2011

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The Art & Design Inspiration fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Joao Oliveira & Riccardo Sabatini, Marcelo Schultz, Burak Özdelice, Francois Hoang and Anthony Wartinger.

10 Photoshop Actions to Create Instagram Style Effects

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Instagram is one of the most popular apps for the iPhone, allowing users to quickly and easily apply retro style filters to their snapshots to create trendy effects based on authentic photography techniques. You don’t have to limit these effects to your iPhone photos, this post rounds up a collection of high quality Photoshop Actions that will recreate all your favourite vintage and retro styles on your high res photos with the click of a button.