My latest collection of textures has undergone some extensive processing to produce a set of versatile resources that can be used across a wide range of projects. A series of photographs of rust were first equalised to bring out the tiny details, then smoothed to produce an array of speckles with a choice of heavy to light texturing. The hard edges of typical texture files can limit their use, so these speckle textures all smoothly fade out with no abrupt lines. Then, to allow for maximum compatibility and ease-of-use, two sets of PNG files were exported with white and transparent backgrounds.
Everyone is familiar with .com and .net, but did you know you can get your own free .design domain? As a designer myself, I think it’s pretty awesome that we can get a domain name that reflects what we do, .design. I have teamed up with Porkbun to offer all Spoon Graphics subscribers a free .design domain name. The first year is free, and yearly renewals will be less than $35 / year, instead of the $70 offered at some registrars.
Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to turn your pet into a renaissance masterpiece. We’ll use a public domain oil painting of a 19th century Dutch General as the source, then combine some Photoshop filters to apply the painterly look to a digital photograph to blend the two images into a comedic portrait that is cute, surreal and hilarious at the same time!
Access All Areas members have a collection of awesome graphics from Freepik to download this week. These 10 abstract backgrounds have a colourful retro style, featuring a variety of geometric shapes and vibrant gradients. These background graphics are ideal for creating 80s or 90s inspired designs. Each background is supplied in vector AI and EPS format, as well as handy JPG files.
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During my research for my recent inspiration showcase of majestic designs that feature illustrations of eagles, I found several examples of another animal that is commonly depicted in visual arts. The serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols that represents a range of values across many cultures. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 symbolic designs that feature illustrations of snakes, including brand identities, T-Shirt designs and posters.