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Chris Spooner

Promotional Print Design Template Pack for Premium Members

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Access All Areas have another complete set of promotional print design templates to download this week courtesy of BrandPacks. This collection of ready made poster, leaflet, business card, brochure and flyer templates is themed for web design and development companies, but the clean and multifunctional design can be tailored to suit any small business. Each […]

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Video Tutorial: Hexagonal Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial we’re going to create a simple geometric pattern using a bunch of hexagons and a nice colour scheme, finished off with some subtle textures. I’ve done a couple of tutorials based on this style of artwork in the past, but I’ve since been enlightened about a third party script […]

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45 of the Best Free Fonts From 2016 You Don’t Want to Miss!

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The year 2016 is drawing to a close, so let’s take a look back at some of the best free font releases you might have missed from the past 12 months. There’s been some fantastic typefaces made available for everyone to download, so help yourself to these goodies in preparation for a creative 2017. I’ve […]

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Go Floral! Watercolor Clip Art Set for Access All Areas Members

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This week, Access All Areas members are being treated to a new watercolour themed design resource courtesy of Katia from The Little Cloud. Go Floral! is a bundle of hand painted watercolour clip art, featuring 40 individual flowers and leaves, each 5-10″ big at 300dpi, along with 7 prearranged floral posies, 3 floral frames and […]

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Everything You Need to Create Authentic Vintage Designs

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Of all the different design styles, the vintage look is the most difficult to pull off, unless you have the right materials. Authenticity is the key when it comes to creating realistic vintage artwork, otherwise you end up with a cheap looking digital knock off. Nothing replicates the charm and character of the vintage style […]

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Showcase of 30 Art Deco Inspired Designs and Artworks

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Art Deco is a distinctive art style that has influenced many design disciplines, from architecture to visual arts. It’s characterised by cubist style geometric shapes and patterns, combined with a sense of luxury and glamour. In today’s showcase I present 30 brilliant examples of how the art deco movement still inspires designers and artists. See […]

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Video Tutorial: Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator

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It’s Christmas Jumper day on the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel so grab your virtual knitting needles because we’re going to make ourselves a garish fair isle style pattern in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll begin by creating a tiny stitch-like graphic, which we’ll then re-colour using the Live Paint tool to build up an intricate festive knitted […]

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30 Free Magic Bitmap Texture Graphics for Adobe Illustrator

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I have a new collection of free design resources to share with you this week, and these are MAGIC… Well not really, but kind of! If you’re an Adobe Illustrator fan I’m sure you love creating vector art. It can be scaled to any size and it’s easy to change the fill colour, unlike raster […]

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Gemstone Cutting Pattern Vectors for Premium Members

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This week, Access All Areas members have a brilliant collection of vector graphics to download courtesy of Simon Birky Hartmann from The Shop. These eighteen vector line constructions have been reproduced from an illustration plate taken from a late 1800s book about gemstone cutting. They provide beautiful, and sometimes intricate, line work overlays for photos, […]

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