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This New Tool Makes Designing Vintage Logos EASY!

Forget Photoshop, forget Illustrator! If you ever want to design a logo, label, T-shirt, poster, greetings card or invitation with a vintage style, this amazing new free-to-use tool from Heritage Type will help you create stunning graphics with ease! Choose from hundreds of ready-made templates (or start with a blank canvas) then customise the text and layout with a complete library of fonts, illustrations, ornaments, and effects.

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How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a clever combination of Photoshop filters that converts an image into a realistic looking watercolour painting effect. A range of built-in filters will produce the foundations of the effect, then the addition of a paper texture and some finishing touches with a watercolour Photoshop brush pack adds an extra level of realism to produce a convincing final result.

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21 Textured Illustration Brushes for Procreate

Access All Areas members have a fantastic new set of Procreate brushes to download this week, courtesy of LeoSupply.co. These illustration brushes are designed for creating authentic-looking drawings with a natural textured appearance. The set contains 21 brushes that cover the entire illustration process from rough sketch to colouring and adding details, with a range of brush styles and effects.

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The Best Grit, Grain & Grunge Textures (Free & Premium Packs)

Gritty, grainy, grungy textures are my favourite type of design asset for roughing up your clean digital artwork to give it an old, worn, and distressed appearance. Because grungy textures are sourced from real dirty surfaces, there’s an infinite supply of resources, each one with its own unique style. In today’s roundup post I collate 60 of the best grit, grain, and grunge texture packs out there, including both free downloads and high quality texture pack products.

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How to Create a Geometric Triangle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a geometric pattern using tessellating triangle shapes with a randomised colour scheme. This detailed mosaic effect is ideal for adding colourful backgrounds to your designs, or even as interesting abstract poster art. I’ll share a secret that helps to dramatically speed up the process by randomly adding colour fills to each shape automatically, and keep watching to see how this pattern can be processed to seamlessly repeat across an infinite area.

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Spoon Graphics Greatest Hits: My Most Popular Posts of 2021

To finish off every year I enjoy taking a moment to look back at my content from the past 12 months to compare how all my freebies, videos, articles and tutorials performed in terms of view counts. This is my greatest hits collection for 2021, broken down into individual roundups for each category. Did you miss any of these most popular posts? Which one from the list was your favourite? Or was there a particular piece of content you found really useful that didn’t make the cut?