2019 is just around the corner, so it’s that time of year when I look back at the last 12 months of uploads to my Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel and share my top 10 most popular video tutorials from 2018. Channel stats on the whole are down slightly from last year, by between 15-30% in Views and Subscriber growth. This time last year I’d just about reached 200,000 subscribers, and almost a year on I’m almost at 250,000. It’s not quite the explosion from 100,000-200,000 in 2017, but it’s nice to know my channel is still steadily growing. Here’s an overview of my best performing uploads. Which ones were your favourite?
I’ve been sending myself dotty creating my latest free design resources for you to download! Hours upon hours have been spent tediously placing hundreds of circular dots to produce a selection of pattern swatches you can use to easily add interesting backgrounds to your designs. Available in vector AI & EPS formats; PNG images with and without transparent backgrounds; and a Photoshop Pattern library, they’re conveniently ready for use in a variety of design applications.
Access All Areas members have a useful Photoshop mockup template to download this week, courtesy of Moonlit Mocks. This mockup features a genuine Bella + Canvas 3001 t-shirt in all 94 colours the real product is supplied in, including heather and prism fabric options. It is professionally shot at 4K resolution on a real model in the real world to provide the most realistic mockup template possible. This mockup template is created with displacement maps to make sure your artwork looks natural over every wrinkle, curve, and detail. Simply place your design in the smart object artwork layer, select your chosen shirt colour, save out the photo and you’re done!
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Originally used to promote cabaret and tourist resorts by train, steamship and airline companies, travel posters from the 1920s have become iconic designs. The artwork depicted luxurious travel with strong and powerful imagery, which was influenced by the geometric shapes and bold colours of the Art Deco movement at the time. The style still inspires graphic artists today, who use the visual traits made popular by the originals to create their own travel posters and tribute art. In today’s inspiration showcase I present a range of poster designs, both old and new, all based on the vintage 1920s Art Deco style.
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