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Posts from November, 2013

A Thank You To All My Friends, Fans & Followers

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The Thanks Giving holiday isn’t something I’ve ever celebrated being a Brit, but the idea of giving thanks for what you’re grateful for is something we can all relate to. One area of my life I’m hugely appreciative of is the opportunity to run this website not only as a hobby but to also earn a living. All that wouldn’t be possible without my awesome friends, fans and followers who have taken the time to browse my content, so in today’s special post I give thanks to everyone in the SpoonGraphics community and share some link love to those who really stand out.

7 Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for the Casual Designer

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Last year I posted a roundup of the best Photoshop alternatives aimed at casual designers or hobbyists who wants to fulfill their creative passion, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive industry standard software. I’m a big Illustrator fan myself and I post loads of Illustrator tutorials here on my blog, but it’s great to hear that a number of my fans actually transfer the design process over to cheaper vector editing programs. In today’s post I showcase 7 competitors to Illustrator that either include similar features or are capable of creating equally stunning artwork.

10 Hours Left to Grab 270 Beautiful Textures from 2 Lil Owls for 93% Off (Plus Special SpoonGraphics Bonus)

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My friends at Design Cuts are back with another epic deal for you guys. This time they’ve teamed up with 2 Lil Owls, who are widely considered to create the most beautiful textures in the world. This deal offers 270 hand-crafted textures for just $20 (that’s 93% off). It’s such a huge deal that over 500 people have grabbed it already!

Huge Mockup Everything Template Pack for Members

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Access All Areas members are in for a treat this week! The kind people of Go Media who are behind the extremely useful resource of Mockup Everything have put together a huge bundle of mockup templates exclusively for B.SG members. The pack contains fully layered PSD template files for a range of products from the Mockup Everything library, including apparel, tech, posters & billboards and food & beverages.

How To Create an Icy Blue Vector Geometric Design

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to create a cool abstract geometric design with icy blue polygonal shapes. This style of art is perfect for adding stunning visuals to your design work and being vector based means it can be used for anything from a book cover to the background of your website or social media profile. This is another really simple Illustrator technique that results in some really awesome looking artwork.

Template Monster Giveaway for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have another chance to get their hands on more great free resources this week. Template Monster are kindly giving away 5 templates from their complete range of web templates, which includes popular platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento, as well as other useful web files like photo galleries and ready made Facebook layouts. Pick one out that takes your fancy then read on to find out how to be in with a chance of getting it for free.