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Posts from 2014

25 Mind Blowing Space Art Concepts of Cosmic Scenes

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It’s interesting to browse real space images sourced by NASA, but the fictional concepts in the Space Art genre are really mind blowing. These artists produce extraordinary cosmic scenes featuring vibrant nebulas and gigantic planets. Today’s showcase features 25 great examples of inspiring space art concepts. Prepare to be awestruck as you travel through these imaginary galaxies.

The Art of Profanity: Showcase of NSFW Typography

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Expletives and Art seem to make the perfect pair. A simple word can invoke an emotional response or set a specific tone, which makes it a powerful tool for designers and artists to convey their message. In today’s showcase I feature 30 fun examples of profanity filled typography designs which will either entertain or offend. Either way, they’re probably not safe for work or the eyes of children!

4 Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

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Last month I shared a tutorial showing how to create a realistic painted effect in Photoshop which used some pretty simple techniques in Photoshop that could easily be enclosed in a ready made Action. Today’s freebie contains not only an Action to apply that painted effect in a single click, but also 3 more photo effects based on common artistic styles, such as watercolour, pencil sketches and inking.

Christmas Insignias & Labels for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members are being treated to some early Christmas pressies today from Freepik. This pack of Retro Christmas Insignias & Labels contains 30 customisable designs with a festive theme for members to use in their Christmas promos. Each file is available in vector AI and EPS formats, with a list of freely downloadable fonts included so you can edit the wording, or retain the original appearance of the designs.

How To Create a Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator

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Last week I shared a collection of free seamless knitted Christmas jumper patterns for my readers to download and get their design in the festive spirit. A few of you guys were interested in seeing how they were made, so today I’ll be showing you the techniques I used to build them. Don’t worry if you’re not into real life knitting, this process uses Adobe Illustrator to compose your design and create a repeating pattern!

Retro Ad Generator PSD for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members can get their hands on a really unique resource today courtesy of Design Something. This Retro Ad Generator is a PSD file that will transform your logos, signs and badges into retro artwork based on nostalgic advertisements from the 1950s. Your designs will be automatically given features such as bold outlines, 3D effects, shadows and cracked overlays that weather your artwork.