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How to Create Detailed Bitmap Effects in Photoshop

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create detailed pixel effects just using Photoshop’s Bitmap conversion tool. By configuring a few simple settings, you can easily create retro-style artwork just like old 8-Bit game screens.

Spoon Graphics Turns 15 Years Old — The End is Nigh! (or is it?)

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It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2022 marking 15 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my design portfolio website in 2007.

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How to Create a Colourful Stacked Text Effect

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful text effect with several stacked text elements that are progressively spaced further apart and transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

Clean Tones Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Clean Tones effects transform your images with a bright, clean and warm look.

5 Ways to Create the Duotone Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you 5 ways to create the trendy Duotone look, the colourful photo effect where the shadows and highlights of an image are replaced with vibrant contrasting hues.

Photoshop Tutorial: ‘Pixel Sorting’ Stretched Pixel Glitch Art Effect

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an abstract piece of artwork using the pixel sorting effect, where coloured pixels of an image are stretched to create a detailed visual effect.

Double Colour Exposure Photoshop Tutorial

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a simple technique to create what has become known as double colour exposure, where two images are overlaid to produce an interesting effect with contrasting colours.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books.

How To Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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Ever since the addition of the Object > Pattern > Make workflow to Adobe Illustrator in CS6, creating seamlessly repeating patterns has never been easier!

Photoshop Halftone & Engraved Effects for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a new premium download this week! This collection of Photoshop Actions and Smart PSD allows you to easily generate halftone and engraved effects within your design work.

7 of the Best Vector Sites for Graphic Designers

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Whether you’re a seasoned graphic designer or just starting out, making use of pre-designed elements is an excellent way to save time and work more efficiently. Today, I want to share with you seven of my favourite vector sites for quality resources.

Illustrator Tutorial: Sketch to Vector Character Illustration

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you my process of converting a rough sketch into a vector illustration by turning one of my old doodles into a cute yeti cartoon character.

How to Create a Geometric Triangle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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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.

Hypnotic Oil Paint Photoshop Effect

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Access All Areas members have a vibrant photo effect to download this week, courtesy of The Designest. The Hypnotic Oil Paint Effect gives images an amazing acid-washed oil paint look with neon colours and grainy textures.

Matte Photo Effect Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. Instantly give your photographs the popular ‘matte’ look with this collection of ready-made Actions for Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Video Tutorial: How to Make Digital Camo Patterns in Photoshop

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Today’s tutorial is kind of a follow-on from my guide to creating custom camouflage patterns in Adobe Photoshop from back in 2019. In that previous tutorial I shared some useful techniques for creating a variety of camo pattern styles using nothing but Photoshop filters.

How To Prepare a Business Card Design for Print

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In today’s tutorial I share my process of designing a business card and highlight some important considerations when designing for print.

How to Create a Vintage Badge Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some tips and techniques for creating vintage badge logos.

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Create Adorable Designs for Children with This Toolbox of Cute Creative Resources

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Using the cute and cuddly hand-crafted resources in this new bundle, you can create wonderful artwork for children’s books, greeting cards, kids’ clothing and more!

Coastly Handwritten Font + Bonus 10 Vector Quotes Designs

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Access All Areas members have a great new font to download this week, courtesy of Design a Lot.

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How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

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Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

Download My Free Subtle Grain Photoshop Brushes and Patterns

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I have a new collection of textures for you to download today! It’s easy to get carried away with texturing, but sometimes just a subtle addition of grain is all that is required to give a clean digital design a tactile appearance.

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

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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.

28 Hand-Drawn Burst Elements for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a brilliant set of vector graphics to download this week, courtesy of Simon from The Shop. These hand-drawn burst illustrations have been carefully traced with a Pentel Sign Pen and digitised into vector graphics.

Video Tutorial: Melting Liquid RGB Text Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a melting liquid RGB text effect with somewhat of a retro 80s aesthetic with its vibrant colours and grainy texturing.

How to Create Lettering Illustrations the Easy Way!

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create hand lettering illustrations the easy way! This popular art style combines a silhouette graphic and a quote that is distorted and manipulated to fit within the outline of the surrounding shape.

How To Create a Glowing Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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In today’s video tutorial I’m going to share some useful techniques for creating a glowing effect in Photoshop to make objects appears as if they are illuminated.

Photoshop, Affinity, or Procreate? Take Your Pick of These Three Discounted Brush Bundles!

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Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating, and creating interesting effects. These fantastic bundles provide you with endless brush options for shading, lettering and texturing at a discounted price of 97-98%.

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

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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.

Nightmare Photoshop Actions for Access All Areas Members

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This week Access All Areas members have a new collection of high quality Photoshop Actions to download courtesy of Shutter Pulse. This set allows you to apply nightmare-inspired effects to your photos, with eerie colour casts and dark contrast, just like the colour grading of horror movies!

Film Look Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Film Look presets are designed to give your photos an old school, film-style look.

How to Create a ‘Speed Lines’ Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a ‘speed lines’ text effect. This tutorial is an alternative to my original Speed Lines Type Effect tutorial for Adobe Illustrator from back in 2017.

Refracted Ray Gradient Textures

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Access All Areas members have a fantastic new collection of textures to download this week, courtesy of Illus.trate. These Refracted Ray Gradients are colourful abstract graphics with grainy details. 20 high-resolution 300ppi textures are included, each with a unique spectrum of colours.

Showcase of Designs and Illustrations of Witches & Witchcraft

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I recently did a search for witch themed graphics for a little project I’m working on and discovered there’s an entire sub-genre of art styles dedicated to witches and witchcraft. Become bewitched by this inspirational showcase of wicked designs and illustrations with a witchy aesthetic.

Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Modern Gradient Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful gradient logo icon.

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This New Tool Makes Designing Vintage Logos EASY!

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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!

The Best Fonts For Creating Vintage Logos and Designs

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The key to creating authentic looking vintage artwork–whether it’s logos, packaging, or T-shirt designs–is selecting the perfect font combinations that represent the lettering style from previous centuries.

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How to Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

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Sci-fi landscape scenes featuring Tron-style grids, mountain scenes, and a vibrant sunrise is a popular aesthetic that is associated with art and design from the 80s.