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Vector graphics are a life saver for designers. When deadlines are fast approaching there’s no time to tediously illustrate design elements by hand, or frantically search the web for rare illustrations. Having a library of quality resources allows you to copy & paste ready made elements straight into your designs to quickly produce stunning artwork with all the fun and none of the stress. There’s currently a fantastic opportunity to grab a comprehensive collection of vector graphics from Design Cuts . The Creative Vectors Bundle contains 1000s of varied vector elements, including decorative flourishes, vintage packs, floral designs, textures, patterns, and more! All for a massive 94% discount! The types of vector graphics I find the most useful are elements I simply can’t make myself. Technical drawings, vintage illustrations, intricate ornaments and detailed patterns are all valuable assets that can transform a design, but they’re pretty hard to come by. Thankfully this Comprehensive, Creative Vectors Bundle contains them all, along with 1000s of other vector items. Most importantly, everything comes with extended licensing so you can safely use the resources in your commercial work, even designs you intend to sell, like art prints and digital products. Here’s a brief look at just some of the wonderful packs the bundle includes. Be sure to check out the full overview to see the entire collection! Decorative Graphic Pack You never know when you’re going to need an ornament, frame, ribbon or wreath in your designs, so prepare yourself with the most…
I love the abstract style of line art illustrations. It’s amazing how just a single stroke weight can be used to create intricate patterns and recognisable drawings with basic geometric shapes. In today’s showcase I present a range of stylish illustrations made from just stroked paths, see how these designers use simple lines to produce detailed vector art. Fancy giving this style of art a go yourself? Check out my classic tattoo style illustration tutorial to learn how to create similar line art designs. Golden Sun Overlord by Penabranca The Journey by Jennifer Wick Print Matters by Justin Tran Trust Printshop by Pavlov ZERO4 by Alessandro Bergomi Oporto by André Torres Florence Design Week by Rafa San Emeterio Line Cities by Cristian Bogdan Rosu Just a bit of fantasy by Alain L’thi Holiday Greeting Card by Yiwen Lu Mingo Lamberti by MUTI Ethnic Pattern by Maria Pastykh Get Back To Work by Drew Ellis Parliament Hill by Nick Slater Revivalist by Jeff Finley Phish Fall Tour Shirt by Brian Steely SeatGeek T-Shirt by Ben Stafford He Who Is by Ryan Clark Marvel iOS Landing Screen by Fabrico Rosa Marques Snake & Dagger by Benjamin Garner New Year’s Invite by Daniel Haire It’s for the kids! by Brian Steely Nooklyn Holiday Card by Daniel Haire Flatstock 43 Poster by Aaron Eiland The post Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations
I have a brand new video tutorial for you today based on one of my popular posts from 2011. This time we’re going to play around with Illustrator to create some retro style geometric lines that interweave and loop around each other to form an intriguing composition, which kinda reminds me of a crazy scalextric track! We’ll use the power of Illustrator Art Brushes to create the effect, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to add some finishing touches to texture and distress the design to give it that awesome aged look. Download the paper background texture and my free Dust & Scratches textures to follow along with this tutorial. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork
What You’ll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is a fantastic layout design program, but it isn’t usually the software of choice for editing images. Instead, Illustrator and Photoshop have traditionally been the best programs for editing vector and raster images, before saving and then placing them in InDesign. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll take a look at an alternative method of working with images in InDesign, by pasting vector graphics directly into your documents. This gives you more flexibility and control over editing simple graphics while you work in InDesign, allowing you to switch up colors and stroke effects with ease. We’ll …
Quick Tip: Working With Adobe Illustrator Vectors in InDesign
I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns . My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern. The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a realistic topographic map. My original tutorial involved manually drawing the outlines, but this new technique generates much more complex designs with ease. I’ll also show how you can customise the effect to create a range of map styles, and convert the design into a seamless repeating pattern for use as backgrounds in your outdoors themed designs. This tutorial…
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How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern
The talented Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co is back with more donations of awesome resources for Access All Areas members. His Warrior font is a hand drawn typeface inspired by the love of vintage, the outdoors and a time when everything was made by hand. Alongside its Regular format, it comes with an alternative version without spurs, a special catchwords font file, and a collection of 25 vector graphics to give you a head start when creating your own hand lettered illustrations. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of resources that allow designers to easily create authentic vintage style works, and are often featured as best selling items on the whole of Creative Market. Find out more about Vintage Design Co. Warrior typeface for members The popular Warrior typeface from Vintage Design Co has been generously donated for Access All Areas members to download and enjoy. Its hand drawn style and the bonus pack of vector graphics are the perfect combination for creating vintage outdoors themed designs. Download the source file The post Warrior Hand Drawn Typeface for Premium Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Warrior Hand Drawn Typeface for Premium Members
See the workflow from iOS device, capturing shapes and turning them into vector graphics, and moving it all to Illustrator CC on the desktop. A true mobile-to-desktop workflow.
Working with Adobe Shape & Adobe Illustrator Draw
This week I’ve teamed up with Design Panoply to share more great design resources with my Access All Areas members. Download this pack of 5 vector retro circular badges and customise them for use in your own projects, giving your designs an instant nostalgic feeling. Inside the download you’ll find a link to a series of free fonts which will preserve the appearance of the badges to give you full control over the wording and layout. Design Panoply is a an extensive library of amazing design resources. All the files can either be purchased separately, or for real value for money, grab the PanoPass and gain instant access to everything! For a limited time the pass is discounted to $129, which gets you over 1000 quality resources including textures, vectors, brushes, fonts and templates. All these cool resources come with extended licensing, which means you’re to use them in your commercial projects…
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5 Retro Circular Badges for Access All Areas Members
My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and patterns. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects. This tutorial will be split into four sections in order to cover the process of creating each one of these mobile toys. We’ll begin with the most simple object, then move on with slightly more advanced techniques each time. Essentially we’ll be using Illustrator’s shape tools, the Pathfinder panel and see how strokes & swatches can be manipulated to produce cool styles in your artwork. Creating a cloud shape We’ll begin this tutorial with the most simple shape from the overall illustration; the cloud. Begin…
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Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork
I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design. The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired graphic that makes use of hard angled lines to create intersecting shapes which mimic paper folds. A good place to start is Google Images to gain an idea of the shapes we’ll need to use create a simplified outline of our subject, which in this case is a hummingbird. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the general shapes of real life origami creations. Using an image as reference, use the Pen tool to draw a simplified outline using just single clicks to create straight lines. Complete the shape by closing the path at the start point. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U) to make it easy to align the next series of paths to the existing anchor points. Smart Guides will show little green notifications when you’re snapped to an anchor point, so use the Line tool to intersect the shape between various corners. When you’re happy with the number of segments draw a selection…
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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator