I have an exciting announcement for you all today! After months of hard work, my Complete Acrylic Design Toolkit has now gone live over at the Design Cuts marketplace. I’ve been busy painting, scanning and processing to produce loads of useful resources to help you add cool painted effects to your designs. If I may say so myself, the value of this kit is amazing considering the sheer number of items it contains, especially if you grab it with the special launch discount. There’s textures, Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Patterns, vectors and even a Smart PSD to give you a wide range of tools to use in your projects.
Some graphic design styles just simply can’t be created without specialist tools or resources. Effects like watercolour or oil paintings need to be created from physical paints to achieve the desired realism, but buying a load of art supplies and training to become a master artist just isn’t feasible in the middle of a design project! Thankfully there’s a range of high quality creative tools that can help you produce the kinds of artwork you only dreamed of. They’re the ultimate shortcut to make your design work more beautiful, for when it’s too time consuming or difficult to produce artistic effects from scratch. There’s currently a unique opportunity to acquire a large collection of these best selling tools for 99% off with the new Creative Designer’s Colossal Treasure Chest bundle from Design Cuts. It will equip you with a comprehensive toolkit, so that you can achieve amazing visual effects with the click of a mouse.
If you’re looking to start the exciting journey of freelancing, or you’re a serious designer looking to land more clients and up their game, this is your chance to equip yourself with a range of essential tools to boost your career for just $29, which is a massive 99% off the regular price. This bundle includes 1000s of best-selling modern and professional design resources, perfect for the busy designer. It features project proposals, invoices, resumes, vectors, mockup templates, icons, infographics, backgrounds and more to help you through every stage of your projects, from landing clients, creating stunning design work, and smoothly completing the job.
Is your font library in need of an upgrade? If so, you won’t find a better deal than this bundle of 20 professional level font families that contain 178 individual fonts between them. What’s more, this collection is discounted by 97% for a limited time, giving you the opportunity to acquire $1,067 worth of top quality fonts for just $29. There’s a good variety of typeface styles included, which means you’ll have some brand new fonts to choose from no matter what project comes your way! You’ll find serifs, sans-serifs, slab-serifs, scripts, and cursive fonts, all with multiple weights, styles and alternates, with many including bonus packs of additional creative resources.
I have an extra piece of news for you this week to spread the word about an exclusive new font that has been launched by the talented designer Lisa Glanz. Salt and Pepper is a tasty combination of script and sans-serif typefaces that perfectly complement each other. They go together like… Umm… salt & pepper! The script font has a delicate appearance with dainty curls and comes packed with swashes, ligatures and ornaments to fully decorate your typography. It also includes both a subtly textured and smooth version, so you have the choice to go for the full rustic aesthetic with no extra work required. This elegant script pairs nicely with the Salt and Pepper sans-serif typeface, which features a neat hand drawn appearance to match the whimsical style for taglines and slogans. Also included is a collection of 60+ bonus illustrations and a selection of grainy textures so you have a full set of matching assets to create the most dashing designs!
It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2016 marking 9 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007. Every April I take some time to reflect over the past 12 months and talk about how things have changed. Last year I talked about some new additions to my site, such as the email newsletter and my video tutorials YouTube channel. Those areas have grown massively since then, so let’s take a look at what’s new.