hiatus

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!

free flat vector infographics

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…

layered text effect preview

How to Create a Layered Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Happy Tuesday! In this week’s tutorial, we’ll create a simple layered text effect using only Adobe Illustrator. We’ll make use of our offset path tool, unite pathfinder tool and appearance panel to create a layered effect with depth in just a few quick minutes. Let’s get started! Read more…

retro type invitation tutorial

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…

free web and app toggle switches

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…

hipster style vector badge

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…

lovebirds tutorial preview

Quick Tip: How to Create a Vector Lovebird in Illustrator

A few weeks back, I released this wedding pack over on graphic river and since I got engaged a couple weeks ago and am a little extra lovey, in this tutorial I’ll show you how I made the lovebirds :) We’ll create everything from scratch using Adobe Illustrator and finish the scene with a quick vector flower. Let’s get started! Read more…

hand drawn form elements

Freebie: Hand Drawn Web Form Elements

Happy Tuesday! This week’s freebie is a set of hand drawn web form elements! The set includes everything shown above, with a larger preview below. Form fields, checkboxes + icons are all included as RGB ai, eps + psd files for versions of Illustrator + Photoshop, CS3 or newer. Read more…

business card mockup

How to Create a Business Card Mockup in Photoshop

Happy Tuesday! In this week’s tutorial, we’ll create a business card mockup using a free stock photo and a couple of design assets. We’ll start from scratch and use smart objects to make our mockup easily editable – perfect for anyone looking to add a mockup to their website or portfolio! Read more…

free birthday cards

Freebie: Birthday Card Printable

Happy Tuesday! Now that we’re halfway through the year, I figured it was about time to make a birthday card freebie! This week’s freebie comes in 3 color schemes: red-orange, plumb + gold. Once folded, the card measures 6″x4″ and can be printed on any home printer using A4 or 8.5″x11″ cardstock or paper. Read more…