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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.

Tutorial9

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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CreativeOverflow

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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14 Comments

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

    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.

    http://creativeoverflow.net/how-to-block-a-freshly-printed-poster/

    Thanks again,
    Jacques

    • 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.

        Thanks,
        Have a great weekend.
        Jacques

  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 : http://www.rairdesign.com, what do you think?

  8. jb says:

    i like Creative Overflow, didnt know them before

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