Creative Tidbits #228: Free Vectors, Tumblr Type, Creativity, Sketch and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

This issue focuses on essays that are important to the overall scheme of graphic design. But it's not all work and no play -- we got free vector art along with insights into a really fun drawing app that does other stuff too!

  • 20 Free Vector Pallet Wood Textures in AI, EPS & PNG Format
  • I didn’t know Sketch could do that!
  • Creativity on Demand
  • Stereotype Tumblr
April 25, 2017

Creative Tidbits #227: Free Fonts, logo tips, Fake News, Photoshop Ethics and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we go ... running a little late on this one, should have posted it last week! But hey, I'm just having too much fun with Designing Women and the spring of things! Here, follow along:

  • Light & Feather: 4 Free MockUps
  • 25 logo design tips from the experts
  • The strange story of the world's most famous logo
  • Art Nouveau and Ballpark style from
  • Fake News? Rethinking The Ethics Of Photoshop
April 15, 2017

Photoshop Tutorial: The Essential Guide to Creating Vintage-Style Posters

Vintage means "antique" or from a particularly fine year (when it comes to wines.) To be an "Antique" in the U.S. it has to be at least 50 years old. Except for automobiles, and that's 25 years old. Much of the "vintage" simulations you see online aren't really "vintage" but what someone thinks is vintage. In Europe and the Middle East, designers will use the term "vintage" just to get clicks, including any look from the 1970s, back to pre-historic. We're thrilled to have Annabelle provide us with this poster design that seems to simulate a poster from the Art Deco period. April 4, 2017

60-Seconds #341 : Is this really necessary? What are they thinking?

Have you revisited a site from your past recently? Were you shocked at what you found? At one point I stopped tracking spam sites. They had ALL become spam sites. But then, while researching the new iPad Pro, Google referred me to the site of an old friend "Cult of Mac", so I clicked to go there ... there was a loud whooshing sound as it took my breath away! WTF is THIS? April 2, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook 2

As I mentioned in #1 of this series, we really appreciate all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It is a thrill to revisit them, follow their antics and their latest stuff! In today's edition we'll catch up with Designing Women on Facebook Janet Allinger; Designing Women on Facebook Ilene Strizver; Designing Women on Facebook Karen Stillman; and Designing Women on Facebook Kimberly Dmello! Go on over into Facebook and stop by these folks! I think you'll enjoy it! March 1, 2017

Always smiling: Katie Campbell, aka Camp Katie

Creative Tidbits

Why is she smiling? She's a graphic designer and illustrator based in Savannah, Georgia, with some extraordinary talents. We love her lettering talent, and her rock-n-roll, kick-butt diversity of extraordinary work. February 28, 2017