Blog.SpoonGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics is the digital playground of Chris Spooner and home to a range of design tutorials & resources to help you have fun creating cool stuff!

Thanks so much for taking the time to browse my content here on Blog.SpoonGraphics. I hope you've found some interesting stuff so far? My aim is to help you create cool stuff by sharing tips, inspiration and resources to fuel your creative passion. Let me show you around and explain what you can expect to find in my own little corner of the web.

I post three main types of content: Tutorials to show you how to create awesome designs; Freebies to use in your own artwork; and Articles to share theory and inspiration from various creative genres. Every week you'll find a new post that falls into one of these categories, alongside periodic updates letting you know about cool deals and site news.

Tutorials

Tutorials are the main type of content people love seeing from me (I hope!). I post how-to guides for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (sometimes other programs too) that show you how to create cool designs, styles and effects. Many of the tutorials I produce are based on my own line of interests, so you'll find plenty of retro and vintage designs and abstract artwork. Here's a couple of my all time favourites:

Freebies

Quality design resources can be pretty hard to find these days. Sure, you can pay for them on stock resources site, but I enjoy giving out stuff for free. In the Freebies category you'll find loads of hand crafted goodies that will save you time and help you create cool stuff. I often use my resources in my own work, so I make sure they're up to standard and suitable resolutions. Here's some of my free stuff you can add to your own design toolkit:

Articles

We all need a little inspiration every now and again. I'm no exception, which is why I love browsing the web for awesome designs and artwork, then sharing what I find in the form of showcases and roundups. If you're suffering from designer's block, maybe some of these posts will help drum up some ideas. If not, there's plenty more topics to explore in the archives.