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Posts from February, 2013

50 Inspirational Branding & Identity Design Projects

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Print is definitely not dead! No matter how big the web becomes the tactile nature of printed material will always form a crucial part of a brand’s overall identity. This post showcases a huge collection of inspirational branding and identity projects with each example presented in a neat layout, often with clever complementary objects that reinforce the theme or style of the design work.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for February 22nd 2013

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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 DKNG Studios, Črtomir Just, Martín Azambuja, Dan Christofferson and Craig Henry.

How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop

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No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools.

Business Card Design Template for Premium Members

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Vandelay Premier has been a supplier of some really great resources to the Access All Areas section here on Blog.SpoonGraphics. This premium business card template is especially useful for anyone looking to spread the word about their services and network at events and conferences. It comes all ready set up for print in a 300dpi Photoshop document with 6 alternate colour variations. Simply edit the text and you’ll have a stylish business card for yourself or for a client.

How To Create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop

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I recently put together a little vintage style poster to let my friends know about a karting event I’m organising for my stag do. I know lots of my readers are also big fans of the retro style and I had loads of fun creating the design, so I thought I’d share the process as a tutorial to give an insight into the techniques used. We’ll use Photoshop to put together the poster layout with various textures and brushes, but also switch back and forth to Illustrator to create the typographic elements.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for February 8th 2013

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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 Aaron Horkey, Dzeri Dela Rosa, Pavlov Visuals, Adam Trageser and Tad Carpenter.