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Posts from August, 2013

PSD2HTML Coding Services Giveaway For Members

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PSD2HTML provides fast, high quality conversion of graphic Web design into HTML and its extensions, as well as full service custom development services for a variety of CMS and eCommerce platforms. Today’s special offer for Access All Areas members is a giveaway of coding services from PSD2HTML, with $350 and $250 worth of services being up for grabs to allow you to have your own designs hand crafted into beautiful HTML code.

The Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos

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You have three options when it comes to creating a trendy vintage style logo or insignia: Buy a premium script font, draw your own or use a free font. The free option sounds great but it can be difficult picking out quality typefaces from the hoards of cheesy display fonts that litter free font libraries. In this post I’ve compiled the best script and cursive fonts that would suit a vintage style logo. All these fonts are tried and tested and available for commercial use, making them perfect for both fun and client project use.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for August 23rd 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 Daniel Norris, CranioDsgn, Andrés Moncayo, MiguelsLittleCorner and Adam Trageser.

10 Amazing Illustrator Tips That Changed How I Design

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We’ve all had that mixed feeling of elation and frustration when we discover a new tip or technique in a design app. You’re both amazed at how easy this new technique is while in disbelief that you never knew about it before! I’ve put together a list of the top 10 Illustrator tips I’ve learnt over the years that have completely changed how I design. Hopefully you’ll learn a few new techniques too that will completely transform you every day workflow.

Subtle Patterns Plugin Giveaway for Premium Members

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Source, the team behind popular tools such as CSS Hat and Enigma64 has teamed up with free texture site Subtle Patterns and created a fantastic new Photoshop plugin. The new Subtle Patterns Photoshop Plugin syncs directly to the immense library of texture and pattern files, making them all directly available within Photoshop for easy implementation. Source has kindly donated three licenses to give away to Access All Areas members. Log in to find out how to be in with a chance of winning.

How To Make a Letterpress Texture Effect in Photoshop

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I’ve received a few questions recently about how I create the letterpress style texturing that appears on pretty much every retro/vintage design I make. Today’s tutorial will show you a quick and easy way to give your logos and typography that ink stamp style effect that originated from the old letterpress style printing technique.