Free eBook – ‘T-Shirts and Suits:

T shirt and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ is a practical handbook for creative entrepreneurs to refer to and find information, examples from other businesses, and practical tips about using powerful business ideas in a creative context.

The book condenses over twenty years’ experience of working in the creative enterprises, combined with learning from clients and from business school.tshirt andsuits

“Clear and concise with a lovely clean design.
T-Shirts and Suits is a great mixture of theory, practice and inspiration.”
— Fiona Shaw. Capsica Publishing.

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Vince Fraser – digital illustrator, graphic artist and T shirt design

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” 
Vince Fraser is a freelance digital illustrator / designer based in London who has worked for various clients including British Airways, PC World, BBC and T-mobile. 

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With ten years experience in the field of digital arts he is one of the most sought after image-makers working today. Having originally come from an interior design background, the progression to digital arts was a natural one.

Specializing in digital illustration ranging from 2d vector work, photo-montage, image-manipulation and 3d modelling, Vince’s work has continued to develop and inspire creating vibrant, innovative and evocative artwork. Imprementing a variety of elements from photographs to typography and vector illustration his compositions conceal a broad palette. Having a great eye for detail he is always pushing the boundaries and describes his style as contemporary but with a twist of retro.

Vince’s highly versatile work can be found anywhere internationally from mobile phone screensavers, VIP lounges through to luxury apartments and is starting to get the recognition it highly deserves.

His work is regularly featured in design and industry publications such as Advanced Photoshop, IDN, Computer Arts Projects and Digital Arts.

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Illustrator download – Free Dotty Women Vector Graphics

Free Dotty Women Vector Graphics

Free Dotty Women Vector Graphics

It’s time for another vector freebie, these four women silhouettes have been created with a trendy style similar to the colour blindness tests that make use of a variety of coloured circles to make up an object or shape.

Feel free to post up links to examples of how you put these vectors to use in your own work!

Download Vector Resources Freebie
1.70mb | 1 x EPS | 1 x GIF

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Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Rotatable Globe

Adobe Illustrator has some nifty built in features when it comes to working in three dimensions. This example gives a quick walk through on using such features to create a 3D rotatable globe , allowing the earth to be revolved in order to show the desired countries and continents.

One of the first steps is to source a continental layout of the globe in 2D format, follow the recent post; Free Vector Maps and Country Outlines and download the vector world map from MacDaddy.

Open up the map in Illustrator and select the main vector shapes, click the ‘New’ icon in the Symbols palette. With this symbol saved into the palette delete out the shapes.

Draw a circle on the artboard with a blue fill.

With the Direct Selection Tool (White Arrow) select just the right hand point.

Hit delete to remove this point and leave a semi-circle.

With the semi-circle still selected go to Effect > 3D > Revolve.

In the 3D Revolve options change the source to the Right Edge and Surface to Diffuse Shading.

Click the Map Art button and select the previously created symbol of the world map, scale the artwork to fit and also check the Shade Artwork checkbox.

This will leave you with a three dimensional sphere mapped with the continents of the world.

Should you want to adjust the angle of the globe, open up the Appearances palette and double click on the 3D Revolve effect to open back up the options window.

As you can imagine this feature is not limited to maps of the world, imagine the advantage of drawing up a drinks can and being able to place a label design for review.

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The Colour wheel, photoshop, illustrator

The colour wheel

Following the popularity of our “print techniques” article and “Pantone swatch download” we have decided to do some more on simple tools that can help fashion designers and graphic designers in their quest for the perfect design for print. If you already know it all then skip this article.

Typical designers’ paint or pigment:

primary colours are blue, red, and yellow. Cannot be mixed to create them.

Primary colours

The corresponding secondary colours are green, orange & violet. Mixed from two primaries

Secondary Colours

The tertiary colours are red–orange, red–violet, yellow–orange, yellow–green, blue–violet and blue–green. Can be produced my mixing primary and secondary hues.

Tertiary Colours

Next article is on colour schemes. A colour wheel based on RGB (red, green, blue) or RGV (red, green, violet) additive primaries has cyan, magenta, and yellow secondary’s (cyan was previously known as cyan blue). Alternatively, the same arrangement of colours around a circle can be described as based on cyan, magenta, and yellow subtractive primaries, with red, green, and blue (or violet) being secondary’s. To be continued………

Useful links:

Online dynamic colour wheel

Download colour wheels:

Flash MX format

Corel Draw 7 format

EMF format

Fireworks PNG file

Photoshop PSD RGB & CMYK

worqx (colour theory and article source)

Tiger Color, color Impact ( great software for colour management and article source)
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Download PANTONE® the Color Swatch

Pantone Swatch

If you are a designer, printer or photographer you might find this useful. Printers love to know what Pantone reference your designs are using so help yourself by helping them.

Use a Pantone reference guide. It may speed things up a bit. From print and digital color reproduction to product development for fashion and interiors, Pantone continues to offer total color solutions for all industries.

Click here to download chart: pantone_colours

Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Colourful Abstract Wavy Ribbon

How create ribbon effect in Illustrator. As seen at Blog.SpoonGraphics.

Create a Colourful Stripey Ribbon in Illustrator

First of all, select your palette of colours. Maybe like me you have just bought a new belt with a cool combination of stripes that you can pinch the colours from, otherwise head over to ColourLovers and pick out a trendy selection.




Create blocks of your chosen colours in Illustrator to eye drop the colours from later.


Draw a long thin rectangle on the artboard and fill with your first colour swatch.



Duplicate the rectangle and butt the copy to the bottom of the original. One quick method here is to Move (Enter Key) the shape vertically using the same number as the height of the shape. Then Copy (CTRL/CMD + C), Paste in Front (CTRL/CMD + F) then Transform Again (CMTL/CMD + D) to repeat the movement. Replicate this last step over and over with each new shape until you have a block of perfectly aligned stripes.


With all your stripes selected go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh.


Enter 4 in the Rows and Columns boxes, you may want to experiment with higher numbers to allow more complex shapes.


Use the Direct Selection Tool to select a vertical line of points from the Mesh, use the Scale Tool whilst holding Shift to enlarge the end points proportionally.


Use the Rotate Tool to add an angle to the line of points.


Repeat the step on the next set of points, this time scaling down slightly.


Onto the third line, use the Direct Selection Tool to move the points around as well as Scaling and Rotating them. Aim to generate flowing curves without any tight kinks.


Fine tune each line of points in turn with all three tools to finalise your abstract stripes.

Create a Colourful Stripey Ribbon in Illustrator

Now you have another vector element ready to Combine with Pixel and Produce Striking Artwork!


Go ahead and experiment with more Rows and Columns in the Envelope Mesh options, here you can see the process using 6 sets of mesh points.

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