Posts from November, 2012

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Notepads and sketchbooks are one of the most important tools in a Designer or Illustrator’s arsenal. Designer and Printer duo Callum Chapman and Steve Vince have created the perfect grid notepad using a dot pattern, which makes it easy to accurately sketch out wireframes but doesn’t obscure your design. After realising the demand for such a product, Callum and Steve set up and began selling their premium dot grid books. They have also been kind enough to arrange a special giveaway and offer a 10% discount to Access All Areas members. Log in to find out how to get your hands on one!

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How To Create a Textured Vector Revolver Illustration

In the past I always saved any texturing work for Photoshop, but recently I’ve been enjoying using vector textures to create cool distressed illustrations directly in Adobe Illustrator. Follow this step by step tutorial to build a textured vector revolver illustration. We’ll use some handy Pen curves to create the linework, fill in the shapes with LivePaint then use some vector textures to create a stylized final appearance.

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Showcase of 20 Inspiring Typography Poster Designs

Whenever I’m in need of a quick dose of design inspiration I look no further than typography poster collections on bookmarking and pinning websites. Not only are these artworks created with stunning lettering, they also come in a variety of design styles from big and bold to floral and elegant. This post rounds up a collection of 20 inspirational typography designs to give you a creative boost.

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Fun Vector Monster Character Illustrator Tutorial

My old Illustrator vector monster character tutorials were one of the main reasons this blog took off back in 2007, so today I thought I’d go back to my roots and create a new character based on my old design style. Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a fun vector monster. We’ll use only basic shapes to construct the monster’s features, but combined they create a fun and friendly character.