This Week’s Favourites – February 19th 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a great tutorial covering the process of creating an abstract poster design; a rare tutorial topic showing you how to block a printed poster; some super useful hints and tips for Photoshop; an excellent icon design tutorial; and a roundup of cool curvy brush script fonts for reference.


This great tutorial from Tutorial9 takes you through the process of building an awesome abstract poster design that boasts that retro-futuristic style.

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Most design tutorials on the web are digital based, so it’s great to see a rare topic such as this from Creative Overflow cropping up every now and again. This post covers the process of blocking a freshly printed poster; a great insight into some non-computer based design related tasks.

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Smashing Magazine

No matter how much of a Photoshop veteran you are, there’s always new tips and tricks to be learnt. I personally picked up some useful little shortcuts from this handy post from Smashing Magazine. Check it out for some enlightening ‘Ah-Ha!’ moments!

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Design Instruct

Design Instruct is a new design blog, but is already packed full of some great tutorials and articles. This one in particular takes you through the process of designing a professional buddy style icon in Photoshop, with excellent results.

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Web Designer Depot

I’ve always wished for a roundup post of great looking brush script fonts, as I’ve always struggled to find good contenders for my design work. This post from Web Designer Depot answers that wish with a roundup of beautiful curvy brush fonts, showcasing plenty of fat, curvy and sexy typefaces.

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  1. Nice round up Chris. I’ll defiantly check some of these out.

    How about this for a weekly faves tag line:
    “Chris Spooner: souring the web so you don’t have to!” lol!

  2. Thanks for Including Creativeoverflow Chris, appreciate it.

    btw, Creativeoverflow has undergone a total redesign, it looks totally different now. I would suggest checking it out.
    Perhaps updating the Article Preview as well. If its not to much hassle.

    Thanks again,

    • No problem Jacques, looking forward to more great print related articles!
      I’ve just updated the image. It just shows how far in advance I sometimes schedule up these posts!

      • Thanks Chris, Yes, that was the first thing I noticed.

        Inspiring to see guys like you backlog some articles and then have the time to work on other projects.

        Have a great weekend.

  3. JC says:

    Great stuff…I will be checking all of these out this week. Thanks!

  4. Empress says:

    Wow! I found your site in the list of 25 most beautiful blog. I wish I have the talent to design my blog like this. (:

  5. Sty*Lisch says:

    the templates are so nice!!!

  6. Ibrahim Rodríguez says:

    I love webdesignerdepot =D

  7. Hi there,
    Loving the blog you have set up, it has a really nice feel to it and i check it regularly.
    My website is :, what do you think?

  8. jb says:

    i like Creative Overflow, didnt know them before


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