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Posts from June, 2013

How To Set Up Your Graphic Design Projects for Print

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One of my old posts from 2008 titled Designing for Print – Setting Up Crops and Bleed quickly shot to the top of Google and has become one of the most popular posts on my blog. I haven’t posted much on the topic of print design recently, but I thought I’d provide an updated guide to designing for print. Here’s my tips and recommendations for setting up, designing and exporting designs for professional printing.

My Top Links of the Week for June 21st 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 Vectortuts+, Spyre Studios, Vandeley Design, Codrops and Vectips.

20 Cool Motorcycle Culture Hand Lettering Illustrations

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The hand drawn style of lettering and illustration is particularly popular in certain underground circles and communities. One of the most popular is the custom motorcycle culture, with retro and vintage artwork being designed for custom garage or club logos, posters and apparel. This post showcases 20 cool motorcycle themed illustrations that all feature the gritty and grainy style of old hand crafted prints.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for June 14th 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 Lex Nau, Anton Abo, Clem Onojeghuo, Bigode and Derrick Castle.

Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions

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I’ve shared all kinds of free design resources on my blog over the years but one freebie I’ve never actually made is a set of Photoshop Actions, so today I’m going to change that with this free pack of actions to enhance your photos. The set contains 14 unique actions that will transform your images with various levels of colour correction to create trendy retro, vintage or fashion style effects.