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Blog.SpoonGraphics Design Tutorials Greatest Hits 2014

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Around this time every year I take a moment to reflect back on my posts over the past 12 months and compare how well they performed on social media. My latest Greatest Hits compilation features my top content from 2014, arranging my tutorials, articles and freebies in order of their popularity. Which one was your favourite?

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!

20 Movie Posters in the Style of Vintage Horror Films

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Low budget B-movies, exploitation films and slasher movies from the 50s, 60s & 70s have an iconic style that is often replicated by designers to pay tribute to this generation of cult film. Low quality print effects, dirt & grunge, hand brushed typography and plenty of blood splatters are all common features of this art style. In today’s post I showcase over 20 modern movie posters that have been designed with inspiration from these vintage horror films. They all perfectly capture the character of the originals using digital tools to mimic aged poster prints.

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop

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No matter what you’re working on, you can be sure that almost every project will require an image to be removed from its background! Sometimes it’s a breeze when professionally lit studio shots are provided, but it can get a little tricky when detailed backgrounds come into play. In today’s post I give an overview of a range of cutting out techniques that I’ve learned over the years and offer advice on when each method is best used.

Inspiring Artwork Combining Geometry & Photography

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There’s a certain style of art that really catches my attention in inspiration galleries where artists combine geometry and photography to produce striking images. I’m a big fan of using simple shapes to create interesting designs, but the combination with photos really helps create abstract artwork with intense colours and detail. Today’s showcase features 30 inspiring examples of this geometric photography trend, showing how collage style artwork can be created by chopping up an image into patterns and shapes.