Access All Areas members have a brilliant set of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of NUUGraphics. These one-click presets give your photos a vintage antique look with interesting sepia, grain, and vignetting effects. The collection contains 20 ready-made presets compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic with installation instructions included. Each effect provides completely customisable settings and sliders that allow you full control over your final image.
Do you need some new fonts? Of course you do! This new Essential, Versatile Font Collection contains 16 pro-grade font families featuring a total of 253 individual fonts, reduced by a massive 98% discount to just $29 for a limited time only. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your font library with a range of new typefaces that you can call upon in your design projects for years to come. There’s a variety of font styles included, which makes the collection extremely versatile, providing you with a suitable type choice for whatever design challenge you might face.
Easily apply bold hand-drawn effects to your illustrations with my free pack of Marker Pen Brushes for Adobe Illustrator. Authentically sourced from real pens, these 24 brushes provide a variety of nib styles and sizes, ranging from thin outlining strokes to thick and messy scribbles. With just a single click you can give your clean and crisp vector paths the appearance of a handmade doodle with the subtle irregularities produced by ink bleeding into the paper.
In today’s Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mid-century illustration, complete with distressed print effects. I’ll show you how to achieve the visual traits that give the artwork the appearance of a retro matchbook print, such as the use of limited colours, halftone shading, misregistration effects, and the all-important old paper texture that turns the clean and crisp vector illustration into a nostalgic cartoon that is full of character!
It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2019 marking 12 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007. Every April I take some time to reflect on the past 12 months and talk about how things have changed. Last year I talked about how my traffic stats were on a slow decline since the site’s peak in 2012, so let’s take a look at the latest figures and talk about what the future might hold for Spoon Graphics.
Access All Areas members have a handmade brush font to download this week, courtesy of Mats-Peter Forss. Riverside Avenue was made with love using a Pentel brush pen, giving it the authenticity of real hand lettering. The pack even includes alternates for lowercase characters to make it look freshly handwritten. Create designs with loads of character for items such as wedding invitations, website logos, Instagram posts and many more.