Posts from May, 2012

6 Free High Resolution Plastic Wrap Textures

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Today I’ve got a free texture pack that’s a little different, but I hope it will help you create some cool effects in your artworks. This pack contains 6 high resolution plastic wrap textures that are not only handy for creating packaged product effects, but can also be used to add some cool grungy distress marks to your designs.

What Image Resolution Do I Need to Use? (and more!)

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Question Time is back! After hearing how many people found my old question time videos useful I decided to get back into the swing of creating them, this time with some fancy new equipment. In this week’s video I talk about websites I submit my new blog posts to and give an overview of different images resolutions.

Photoshop Masking Techniques Everyone Should Know

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One of the most important Photoshop skills you need as a Designer is the ability to clip out images of various detail using masks or selections. Whether you’re creating designs for print, web or just fancy artwork it’s inevitable that you will be faced with the task of removing a subject from its background in a photograph. This post describes the various basic and advanced techniques you should have in your arsenal, which will allow you to tackle any masking situation that comes your way.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for May 18th 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 John Duvengar, Junichi Tsuneoka, Travis Price, Karoly Kiralyfalvi and Anna Johnstone.

Create a Dark Vintage Style Motorcycle Poster Design

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My absolute favourite style of motorcycle is the custom “bobber”. I love the stripped down appearance and the raw vintage styling. It’s my plan to chop up a bike of my own one day, but for now I have to settle with designing custom motorcycle posters instead. Follow this step by step Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial to combine photography and typography and create a dark vintage style motorcycle poster design.

Yearly FanExtra Memberships Giveaway for Members

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If you’ve found the collection of design resources from the Access All Areas section here on Blog.SpoonGraphics useful, you might be interested in the FanExtra Network’s premium membership. With over 2000 downloadable resources and advanced members-only Photoshop tutorials being added weekly it’s definitely worth checking out. This week Access All Areas members are being given the chance of winning 3 yearly memberships to the FanExtra network, a prize worth $69.