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Freebie: Spooky Eyes Vectors

Happy Tuesday! Halloween is closing in! So much so that I just realized the blog has been up for a full year now (my first post was a halloween freebie!)! It’s been really awesome to have connected with so many through this blog and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings :) But, back to business. This week’s freebie is a 12 piece set of spooky eyes! Read more…

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How to Test Paint Your Walls in Photoshop

Picking paint is so hard! There’s so much pressure to get it right, especially for a big room. Our new livingroom is green, and not a good green, either. And it’s going to be the place we spend the majority of our time hanging out and entertaining friends + family. So, it’s big decision on what color it’s going to change to – I’ve lived in apartments so long this new freedom to paint the walls comes with a little second-guessing. Paint is pricey, you guys..I had no idea. In an effort to test paint out without buying a zillion little sample jars (those are ~$3 a pop), I took things into my own hands/fingertips with a little test painting in photoshop. Nothing fancy, just show-me-how-it’s-going-to-feel quick mockups. I thought it might help someone out there too, so I made a little tutorial on test painting your walls in photoshop this week, click on to see how! Read more…

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Freebie: Handmade Paper Patterns

Happy Tuesday! This Tuesday is one of my favorite Tuesdays because I’m spending it with my parents (haven’t seen them since Christmas)! They made the 17 hour trek from upstate NY to help me and Spence fix up some minor things that our new home’s inspection report found. So thankful in times like these for a dad with super handyman skills who likes to drive long distances :) Anyway, in honor of things created + performed by hand, I present you with two awesome handmade paper patterns this week! Read more…

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How to Create a Pattern Fade in Illustrator + Photoshop

Happy Tuesday! If you’re a designer, chances are at some point you’ll get a request to make something feel rich or luxurious. Adding a pattern fade is a quick way to add that richer feeling, so in this week’s tutorial, we’ll create a pattern and add a fade using Illustrator + Photoshop using a different method for each. Let’s get started! Read more…

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Freebie: Vector Real Estate Icons

Hey friends, I’m back! Thanks so much for understanding the small break – we’re still very much in the midst of unpacking + cleaning every square inch of the apartment, but we’re here – we are officially in our house as homeowners :) We couldn’t have asked for things to move smoother – we found the house within 2.5 weeks of looking and officially owned it 3 weeks later! If anyone is looking for a realtor in or around Atlanta, let me know and I’ll hook you up ;) Anyway! With a house so much on the brain, it seemed only right to make some real estate/home themed icons! Read more…

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A Small Hiatus…

Happy Tuesday! I have a little bit of news…my fiance + I bought a house! We are obviously thrilled – we’ve both lived in apartments for the last 6+ years and it’s our first house, so yep, very excited :) Anyway, we close tomorrow so the next few weeks are going to be crazy with packing + moving + unpacking. Since we’re going to be so busy, I’m taking a little break from the blog, but will be back at the end of September :) Thanks so much for reading, watching + downloading, see you all soon!

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Freebie: Flat Vector Infographics

Happy Tuesday! This week’s freebie is a set of flat vector infographic elements for all of your informing needs :) The download includes the full set as an ai + eps file for versions of Adobe Illustrator, CS3 or newer. Read more…

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How to Create a Retro Type Invitation Postcard in Illustrator

Happy Tuesday! In this week’s tutorial, we’ll create a retro type invitation postcard from scratch using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start by setting up our document, organize our layers and apply a simple typographic effect. The final result is a print ready, 300dpi CMYK invitation postcard which can easily be colored however you like. Read more…

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Freebie: UI Web + App Toggle Switches PSD

Get turned on with this week’s freebie! On and off, that is ;) This freebie includes a set of 2 styles (flat + outline) of ui web + app toggle switches. The download includes a psd for versions of Photoshop, CS3 or newer with highly organized layers. Each toggle is 120px x 25px and can be used for anything you please, you just can’t sell em :) Preview of on + off states for both styles at actual size below, enjoy! Read more…

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How to Create a Hipster Style Vector Badge in Illustrator

In this week’s tutorial, we’ll create our own hipster-style vector badge in illustrator, perfect for branding all that you do as a sticker or website badge! We’ll create the badge from scratch in illustrator using basic shapes and our pathfinder tool. Let’s get started! Read more…