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40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

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It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

Download My Free Collection of Organic Turing Patterns

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Add detailed organic patterns to your design work with this free collection of seamlessly repeating vector pattern graphics.

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Video: How To Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

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Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products.

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

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Making geometric patterns in Adobe Illustrator is always a fun creative project. You can follow the same basic technique each time but experiment with different shapes and colours to create endless pattern styles.

Video Tutorial: Vintage Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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I’ve been admiring the lettering work on vintage insurance maps lately. These old documents were originally drawn up by hand by master penmen, who illustrated the title page with ornate lettering and detailed embellishments.

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Video: How To Create Topographic Map Patterns in Photoshop

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Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create a topographic map effect. I’ll show you how you can quickly create a detailed pattern with a combination of Photoshop Filters, then show you how the parameters of those filters can be adjusted to customise the effect.

Video Tutorial: How to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to turn anything into gold using this simple combination of Photoshop filters and tools.

How to Apply Cyberpunk Style Color Grading & Neon Effects to Your Photos

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The cyberpunk aesthetic is commonly associated with densely populated, futuristic cities illuminated by bright neon signs and advertisements.

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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Download My FREE ‘Bad Print Effects’ Photoshop Action

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The finishing touch to any retro or vintage themed design is to apply a series of adjustments that replicate the aesthetics of the low-cost printing methods that were used for old magazine, comic and matchbook prints.

Video Tutorial: How to Create an Embroidered Patch Design in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful embroidered patch, based on the kinds of designs associated with National Parks.

The Knockout Method is my New Favourite Photoshop Technique

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No matter how long you have been a Photoshop user, there are always new tips and tricks to learn! I recently came across a new technique that has transformed the way I work.

Free Pack of Wood Grain Textures with PNG Transparency

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Download my new pack of textures to add detailed wood grain effects to your designs. After processing each photograph of wooden paneling to straighten and equalize the texture, the wood grain pattern was then extracted and exported as PNG files with transparent backgrounds.

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

All The Vintage Logo Template Designs You Could Ever Wish For!

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Creating vintage style designs for company brands, T-shirts, packaging designs, book covers, window signs, and countless other graphic design project scenarios has never been easier with this huge bundle of 200 editable logo templates from Heritage Type Co.

Video Tutorial: Distressed Halftone & Engraved Photo Effect

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In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a combination of filters that produce distressed halftone effects, which gives an image a high-contrast, newsprint-style appearance.

40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

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I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing!

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Spoon Graphics Turns 13 Years Old — Traffic Down, Subscribers Up!

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It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2020 marking 13 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Video: How To Create a Floral Typography Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create the popular floral typography effect, where type is combined with images of flowers to create pretty artwork.

Video Tutorial: Vintage Letterpress Poster Design in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to take you through my process of creating a vintage style advertisement poster with letterpress print effects.

Why You Should Replace All Your Hand-Drawn Brush Scripts with SVG Fonts

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Hand-drawn fonts are a crucial tool for creating an informal design style with a human touch, but as with all handmade art styles, you can’t beat the authenticity of artwork that has actually been created by hand.

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Upgrade Your Font Library with These Professional Level Typefaces at 99% Off

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Is your font library in need of an upgrade? If so, you won’t find a better deal than this bundle of professional level font families. This collection is discounted by 99% for a limited time, giving you the opportunity to acquire $2485 worth of top quality fonts for just $29.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

120+ Best Photoshop Products for Half Price. Buy 5+ and Save a Further 50% Off!

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A free online Photoshop event has kicked off today at Design Cuts featuring live sessions with top designers and incredible discounts off over 100 of the best Photoshop products.

ColorWash Faded Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a useful set of Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of FilterGrade. This ColorWash product adds colorful washes and fades to your images, using the same tints and light leaks you see in professional advertising campaigns.

Retro Camping Badges & Outdoor Patches for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of camping and outdoors themed patch and badge designs to download this week, courtesy of Evgen Radchenko from JeksonGraphics.

Showcase of Vintage Logo Designs with an Ornate Victorian Style

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Branding and signage from the 1800s are the quintessential ‘vintage’ designs. More generally known as the Victorian era, visual traits that are associated with this style include ornate typography and decorative flourishes.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Glitch Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a trendy glitch effect, that we’ll apply to a photo some accompanying text. The effect combines digital distortions such as screen tearing, RGB splitting and scanlines to simulate the visual errors associated with digital video footage. Much like how analogue effects help to give your artwork a retro look, this glitch effect helps to achieve a modern or futuristic high-tech vibe.

Video Tutorial: How to Add Retro Print Effects in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a series of filters and adjustments you can apply to your artwork to give it an old, aged print effect.

How To Create an Illustrated Cartoon Effect from a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

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It takes some real skill to draw realistic characters and portraits, but there’s a shortcut you can take by processing a photograph with various filters in Photoshop to give it a cartoon-like illustrated effect.

The Best Brushes for Affinity Designer (Free & Premium Packs)

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Affinity Designer is fast becoming a popular alternative to Photoshop. After receiving several messages asking whether I will be providing Affinity compatible tutorials and resources, I have been meaning to pick up a copy myself.

Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effect with Concentric Stripes

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a retro text effect with colourful concentric stripes.

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Showcase of Wild West Themed Designs & Illustrations

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The Wild West is a popular genre for movies, TV shows, games, and even comics, which means it is also a theme that commonly inspires artists to base their creations on, providing us with plenty of artwork we can admire to fuel our inspiration.

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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Retro Cereal Box Design with a Mascot Character

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In today’s video tutorial, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mascot character to go within a retro cereal box design, using a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Affinity Airbrush Shading Brushes for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have been requesting more Affinity Designer resources, so this week members can download this great set of Airbrush Shading Brushes made specifically for Affinity, courtesy of The Artifex Forge. Add organic texture shading to designs and illustrations with ease!

Sale Instagram Stories Templates for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a time-saving set of resources to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These sale promotion templates have been designed specifically for Instagram Stories, to allow you to easily create seasonal advertisements for your clients.

How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Photoshop

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It can be difficult to get your head around how seamlessly repeating patterns work. Any objects that ‘fall off’ one side must reappear on the opposite side of the pattern tile, much like the retro arcade game Asteroids.