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Posts from March, 2013

My Top Links of the Week for March 29th 2013

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I regularly post links to interesting design tutorials and articles over on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but in case you missed them here’s a roundup of my top pickings from my recent browsing of the web. This week we have some great content from SpyreStudios, Codrops, Psdtuts+, DzineBlog and Design Instruct.

12 Free High Res Dry Brush Stroke Photoshop Brushes

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I recently received some great comments about my old Photoshop brush packs from way back in 2009, so I thought I’d get busy and create a fresh set to add to the collection. This free pack of Photoshop brushes features 12 bristly dry brush strokes with whispy lines and detailed edges, perfect for roughing up your artwork or distressing your edges.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for March 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 Jay Roeder, Justin Van Genderen, Dan Matutina, James White and Lauren Hom.

30 Inspiring Hand Drawn Lettering Poster Designs

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I love browsing for hand letting artworks, not only are they a great source of design inspiration, they often promote inspirational sayings or lyrics which can lift your mood on a bad day. This post showcases 30 fantastic hand drawn lettering illustrations, each one boasting the quaint irregularities, textures and character of hand crafted type.

How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator

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Today’s Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a master illustrator to create cool artwork, just using simple shapes and limiting yourself with a small colour palette can result in some great designs and artworks. In this tutorial we’ll use Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools to create a stylized landscape scene illustration then finish it off in Photoshop with the addition of some texturing.