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Posts from April, 2012

Free Vector Bumper Pack of Grungy Textures & Brushes

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I’ve posted loads of Photoshop brushes and textures over the years, but this is actually my first set of completely vector grungy design resources. This bumper pack contains a bunch of textures, brush strokes and spraypaint drips to distress and erode your designs whilst maintaining the scalability of vector artwork.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for April 6th 2012

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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 Like Minded Studio, Jordan Metcalf, Linza, Ricky Ruff and Florian Nicolle.

How To Create a Vector Sponge Art Effect in Illustrator

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I’m sure we all remember painting with sponge (or potato!) stamps as a child, but back then we didn’t really appreciate the cool distressed effect the printing technique created. Today designers and illustrators strive to add that retro/vintage style to their work with textures, so in this tutorial we’ll cover the process of creating a cute kids style illustration complete with a vector sponge stamp effect.