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My Top Links of the Week for September 6th 2013

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I regularly post links to interesting design tutorials and articles over on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but in case you missed them here’s a roundup of my top pickings from my recent browsing of the web. This week we have some great content from GoMedia, Vectortuts+, Abduzeedo and Design Shack.

Exploring the World’s Original Take on the Art of Printing

Exploring the World’s Original Take on the Art of Printing

I’ve created loads of artwork that mimics old printing effects digitally but I’ve never actually used the authentic techniques in real life. This tutorial on block printing from GoMedia really made me want to get crafty and carve out and stamp a design of my own.

How to Draw a Realistic Dragon Head in 3D Space

How to Draw a Realistic Dragon Head in 3D Space

This recent tutorial from Vectortuts+ explores some useful illustration techniques for drawing objects in 3D space. It shares some in depth theory and practical tips for creating more realistic drawings.

Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

I found this geometric pattern tutorial from Abduzeedo really interesting. The result is very similar to the patterns I’ve created in my own Illustrator tutorials, but the process is made much easier with the new Pattern Tool in CS6.

Create a Geometric Kermit the Frog Illustration in Illustrator

Create a Geometric Kermit the Frog Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

This geometric character tutorial from Vectortuts+ was another that caught my interest with the style being just my taste. Follow the step by step to create a stylised Kermit the Frog with basic shapes.

10 Printing Terms You Need to Know

10 Printing Terms You Need to Know

Understanding the language of the print industry is crucial to be able to correctly set up artwork for print. This post from Design Shack shares some excellent information and is a good primer on terminology such as DPI, Overprint and Bleed.

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7 Comments

  1. That block print looks super cool. This makes me want to give it a try!

  2. The printing terms are really useful.
    Many designers these days have digital skills but are not so knowledgable with print, reprographics and finishing.

  3. Definitely good to have the printing terms handy always great to remember them. The kermit the frog is pretty nifty.

  4. Rebecca says:

    great list- found the 10 terms link very useful

  5. Hantaah says:

    Had fun with Kermit! Again another fab tutorial by vector tuts+

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