Posts from December, 2012

Blog.SpoonGraphics Design Tutorials Greatest Hits 2012

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It’s that time of year when I reflect on another year’s worth of design tutorials here on Blog.SpoonGraphics and check over the stats to see which posts ended up proving the most popular. Here’s a roundup of the most popular tutorial posts from 2012 based on the number of StumbleUpon ‘thumbs up’ votes.

How To Create a Christmas Themed Repeating Pattern

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My special Christmas post might be a little late this year, but what better time to post a fun Christmas themed tutorial than on Christmas Eve? Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a repeating vector pattern. We’ll use Illustrator’s Blob brush to create simple vector doodles then place them together to create a repeating pattern, much like Christmas wrapping paper. If you’re seeing this after the holidays, don’t worry, the same technique can be applied to any kind of repeating pattern.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for December 21st 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 Jimmy Gleeson, WinterArtwork, Doublenaut, Ryan Barber and Nigel Hopkins.

Roundup of Free Vintage Ornament & Floral Vectors

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Ornament and floral vectors are among the most sought after design resources. Not only are they great for creating elegant vintage style artwork, they also require considerable time and skill to product. This post rounds up a handy collection of some of the best free ornamental and floral vector packs from across the web, with screenshots of the actual design file so you can see exactly what you get!