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A Look Back at My Favourite Posts & Tutorials of 2009

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With 2009 coming to an end I decided to create some kind of roundup of my posts and tutorials for this year. This collection isn’t statistically the top content on my blogs, but more so the articles I enjoyed writing, and those that offered me a kind of creative outlet to experiment in new areas.

10 – Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices

9 – Create a Letterpress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow

8 – How To Create an Awesome Vector Skate Deck Design

7 – Create a Clean Modern Website Design in Photoshop

6 – Handy Tips for Creating a Print CSS Stylesheet

5 – Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

4 – How To Display Your Twitter Status in a Unique Design

3 – Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

2 – How to Create a Lifestream of Your Online Activities

1 – Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Which posts or tutorials did you enjoy the most this year? I’d love to hear which ones you personally found useful.

Behind the scenes

I also recorded a behind the scenes video to offer a little insight into how the video was put together. I’ve had a few questions asked in the past about what hardware and software I use, so here’s your chance to find out. The main presentation was also hashed together unscripted, so there were plenty of times when I lost my way mid-sentence :-)

View the behind the scenes video

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19 Comments

  1. Barci says:

    Hey Chris :)

    I enjoyed Behind the scenes part the most :) In the final video there are just too many English words for me (keep it simple next time:), not to mention your accent hehe ;)
    Ok, now, I believe it’s time for me to say I’m only kidding, because I don’t want to get messed up with some of your fans hehe :) Though, I’m your fan too!
    However, the reason I’m writing these lines is because I wanted to say thank you for your posts and sharing your vast knowledge with all of us. I wish you all the best in the next year! Keep up the good work, stay humble and generous as you are and continue doing amazing stuff.
    All the best!
    Barci

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  2. Luan Machado says:

    Chris, CONGRATULATIONS on the new design of blog Spoon Graphics. I loved the post. Especially the videos!!

    Cheers :)

    http://timedsg.com/blog/40-fantasticas-ilustracoes-do-criativo-ilustrador-draco/

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  4. ‘Behind the scenes’ movies are great marketing move, helping you building better relationships with your fans. Great work, you are meant to be successful :)
    Congrats.

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  5. Liam Maskell says:

    Hi Chris,

    I would just like to thank you for getting me into graphic design, just by reading your blog! I think your blog/s are excellent and have helped me/inspired me numerous of time and I hope the continue too!

    Here’s to 2010!

    All the best.

    Liam

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  6. jb says:

    Really like it!

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  7. One word, Amazing! Pretty creative and in the final video it doesn’t even look like u had this setup. Great work. Happy holidays!

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  8. SY says:

    This is awesome, you’re awesome! Thanks for all the tutorials and amazing posts! <3

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  9. Thanks for You tutorials, I lovo this blog ;)
    Don’t stop!

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  10. Thank you so much for all the useful stuff you post during the year – I’ve learnt so much from you!

    My favourite tutorial this year has got to be How To Build Your Own Single Page Portfolio Website. I used it to build the landing page of my website (it’s still there) and it has been very useful when putting up new websites and setting up meaningful presences quickly.

    I look forward to following your work in 2010 – cheers!

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  14. oyun gemisi says:

    Thanks for You tutorials, I lovo this blog ;)
    Don’t stop!

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  15. Melody says:

    Glad you put up a behind the scenes vid..I was just about to ask what kind of camera you use…nice roundup!

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  16. thank you admin adn web masters

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  17. çet says:

    thank yous

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  18. thank you cool admins

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