I’ve developed a little annual tradition to look back at my yearly content and summarise my posts into a greatest hits compilation. Today’s article collates my top content from 2013 based on the total number of social media likes and shares each post received. Were there any you missed? I’d love to know which post from my 2013 archives was your favourite!

In last year’s summary I talked about how social media votes for my posts had dramatically declined from 2011. Thankfully this year I’m seeing some nice figures from those Twitter, StumbleUpon, Facebook and the newly added Pinterest buttons. Previously I based my top content collection purely on StumbleUpon votes, but SU popularity can be very hit or miss, so this year I’ve tallied up the figures to give a grand total for each post. As always the results are surprising! I’ll have to take notes for the type of content to produce in 2014.

How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop

How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop

Read this tutorial 328,615 votes

Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions

Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions

Download this freebie 3114 votes

How To Create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop

How To Create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop

Read this tutorial 2612 votes

How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design

How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design

Read this tutorial 2607 votes

12 Free High Res Dry Brush Stroke Photoshop Brushes

12 Free High Res Dry Brush Stroke Photoshop Brushes

Download this freebie 2085 votes

How To Create a Military Style Emblem Logo Design

How To Create a Military Style Emblem Logo Design

Read this tutorial 1638 votes

How To Give Your Photos a Gloomy Split Toning Effect

How To Give Your Photos a Gloomy Split Toning Effect

Read this tutorial 1613 votes

Free Light Leak Texture Pack To Retrofy Your Photos

Free Light Leak Texture Pack To Retrofy Your Photos

Download this freebie 1492 votes

How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator

How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator

Read this tutorial 1469 votes

How To Create a Classic Tattoo Style Vector Illustration

How To Create a Classic Tattoo Style Vector Illustration

Read this tutorial 1403 votes

Create a Trendy Retro Landscape Design in Photoshop

Create a Trendy Retro Landscape Design in Photoshop

Read this tutorial 1400 votes

Create a Trendy Vintage Style Barber Logo in Illustrator

Create a Trendy Vintage Style Barber Logo in Illustrator

Read this tutorial 1395 votes

6 Free Customizable Retro/Vintage Logos & Emblems

6 Free Customizable Retro/Vintage Logos & Emblems

Download this freebie 1312 votes

The Making of My New Twitter Background Design

The Making of My New Twitter Background Design

Read this tutorial 1294 votes

How To Create a Lomography Photo Effect in Photoshop

How To Create a Lomography Photo Effect in Photoshop

Read this tutorial 1130 votes

6 Free High Resolution Colored Background Textures

6 Free High Resolution Colored Background Textures

Download this freebie 650 votes

How To Make a Letterpress Texture Effect in Photoshop

How To Make a Letterpress Texture Effect in Photoshop

Read this tutorial 618 votes

How To Set Up Your Graphic Design Projects for Print

How To Set Up Your Graphic Design Projects for Print

Read this tutorial 594 votes

How To Enhance a Photo with Color & Lighting Effects

How To Enhance a Photo with Color & Lighting Effects

Read this tutorial 472 votes

How To Create a Dark Lunar Poster Design with PS & AI

How To Create a Dark Lunar Poster Design with PS & AI

Read this tutorial 439 votes

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  1. Really amazing collection, loved all these tutorials and I remember reading the Lomography one. There are a lot of those out there but I enjoyed that particular one ;)

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  2. These are all such quality tutorials, Chris – I find it hard to pick a real favourite. I think the Twitter background tut is particularly handy though, because it’s a real beginning-to-end guide for creating a strong personal / professional brand.
    Plus it uses textures, which are always fun.

    Happy New Year in advance!

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    • Thanks Mark, it’s funny because I remember creating the Twitter post because I was stuck for other tutorial ideas at the time. I guess it worked out well.

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  3. Thanks for the great list of tutorials, there’s hours of great watching/reading here. I particularly like the background textures tutorial. Just what I was looking for yesterday on my new project. Cheers for spending the time on this quality post.

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  4. Great quality and relevant post from from last year. Looking forward to even better this 2014. Happy new year Mr. Spooner!

    Liked and tweeted this list to my friends.

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  5. Hey Chris,

    Thanks for the rewind. These are some of the best which you have mentioned and quite useful too. And yeah! Happy new year and in this year also I hope you will come-up with some amazing tutorials.

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  6. Wonderful roundup of your best. Love that Lunar poster and the motorcycle photo tut. Thanks for putting your time into these for us.

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  7. Whenever I come here, i get my reality check, and on it, it’s usually written: “Uh-uh, You still need to do more”.

    Thanks, Chris! You make me better!

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