tutorial · pixelmator · freebies

Retro light effects - Pixelmator Tutorial (2 copies of Pixelmator to give away)

A few days ago we published an excellent video from a French band called Justice, the name of the clip was DVNO and the coolest thing was that it was full of references from the 80’s. Besides that, there was the great interview with James White, and again, his work is full of elements from the 80’s.

video · video of the week

Video of the Week #6

When you were a little kid, you would probably try to make shadow puppets on the wall... I guess everyone did that at least once. But this guy takes it to a whole other level. He's a true shadow master.I don't usually post the Video of the Week right in the beggining of the week, but man, this video is so cool I had to do it right away!

designers · inspiration · interview

Interview: James White

It's been some time since we had someone interviewed here at Abduzeedo, but the wait is now over, and sure it was worth waiting.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #5

If you're a traveler, read this article from Zen Habits about what to bring on your baggage. This week we had the release of Safari 3.1 and we got to know that Flickr will soon be uploading videos! Besides that, we had 2 articles making frontpage on Digg, bringing us almost 90.000 visits in a single day. Thanks every one that is helping us to reach numbers like that.

video · video of the week · stop motion

Video of the Week #5

Lego is one of the coolest toys ever. I remember spending days and days playing with it, and probably, so do you. And you probably would built other stuff than the one your set was meant to be.

graphic design · inspiration

Inspiration: Changethethought

Last week I've found this website, where there are awesome works, and now I'm sharing it with you guys. Christopher Cox is a designer full of quality and power, and we can see that mainly in the Print and Personal sessions of his site. Changethethought is an American studio located in Denver, Colorado.

web

The Evolution of Internet

Wakeuplater.com brings us as cool article about how the Internet has evolved in the past 10 years.

inspiration · posters

Awesome Posters by Artillery

Do you know Pearl Jam? And Queens of the Stone Age? Great music isn't it? If some of you already saw them in live in the USA, you certainly have already seen one of their concert posters. What awesome pictures! But who did them? Brad Klausen.

pictures · hdr · graffiti

Superb HDR Pics of Graffiti

Fact: HDR pictures are totally cool. HDR makes colors pop-out, they appear really vivid and shiny. And what kinda art uses lots of vivid and shiny colors? That's right, grafitti!

vintage · pin-ups · inspiration · graphic design

Awesome Pin-Ups Vintage Inspiration

Who doesn't love Pin-ups? These pretty ladies have been out there for over 50, 60 years, and still look fresh and awesome. And they are great source of inspiration! Vintage posters will rock once you fix a pin-up in it... but first you must find the right theme... and boy, there are a LOT of themes for this pin-ups. Hope you find the one you're looking for! ;D

tutorial · web design · fireworks · menu

Tutorial: Newspond menu on Fireworks - Part 1

Today we begin a new series of tutorials, about layouts developing for web, from design creation to CSS coding. These tutorials will come in 2 parts: 1 - Layout; 2 - CSS. But our difference is that we're going to unveal and develop the tutorials about existing websites.

tutorial · photoshop · icon

Time Machine Icon in Photoshop

Last week I got sometime to study a bit of icon design, specially the Mac OS X icons.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #4

Do you know those days when you wake up, burry your head with work and don't stop until you're finished? This week was like that, every single day.

inspiration · colors · comics · super heroes

Inspiration by Super Heroes Color Schemes

When we start thinking about a new design, one of the first things we start researching is cool colors that we might use. But how about researching Super Heroes color schemes? Yes! We love comics. From DC to Marvel, and other indie studios as well. This time, I bring to you guys only the highest shots from the biggest studios. Time to get inspired!! Hope you like it.

Typography · video · inspiration · video of the week

Video of the Week #4

I'm a sucker for conspiracy theories. UFOs, JFK, X-Files (lol), the September 11th. Unfortunally, most of the people are blind to the everyday events around the globe.

textures

Great Wood textures

Textures are always useful and necessary to give to your design a more natural feeling, not so digital. We can use them in many ways, but the most common is for backgrounds, however in my case I was looking for good textures for some Photoshop Displace Filter experiments. In this post I will list some nice wooden textures I came across on flickr and other sites.

Typography · graphic design · inspiration

Opera78 by Fiodor Sumkin

Fiodor Sumkin is a guy that actually knows how to go beyond with typography.

tutorial · wallpaper · iphone

Apple Brushed Aluminum Photoshop Tutorial

I've just finished my new Photoshop tutorial and this time it won’t have lighting effects, with glows and sparks all over, however its is again a request from a user.

Typography · inspiration · vintage · tips

Drawing an Awesome Vintage Leaf Font

We don't get to see much of how to make cool fonts from scratch but at Sam Alfano's there's a whole section about it! Pretty cool site, pretty cool tips, like this one. Most of us love vintage stuff. From pictures to movie posters and colors. But how about a cool vintage leaf font? Sure!

inspiration · ads · music

RAM FM - Music has no boundaries

Finding neat solutions for advertising problems is one of the steps on making a great ad. A big step. So, what would you come up with to the problem: "Music has no boundaries"? Travel stamps! Yes... this guys came up with this awesome design, of Bob Marley, Elton John and the Beatles, all made up of travel stamps. Really an unique design and idea!

photoshop · funny

Photoshop Disasters

Isn't it freaky when you're reading a magazine, and then you notice that the cover model is missing her belly button? Or maybe that foxy red head has got the longest fingers in history? Yeah, that's more common than you might imagine. Photoshop Disasters is a blog dedicated to... photoshop disasters.

free · photos · guest writer

Great Royalty Free Pictures

There are iStockphoto, Getty Image, Corbis, Fotolia, etc... Great pictures, but you have to pay to use them, even if it's only to practise Photoshop. You also have Google images, but the pictures are not always aesthetic, and above all most of them have a copyright. Today we'll present to you two very good free stock photo sites.

video · video of the week · music · video clip

Video of the Week #3

Justice, a French duo, makes awesome music for sure. If you are a sucker for electro house, you'll love this. If you are a sucker for electro house, AND a design junkie, then this will blow your mind. It's been a long time since I saw a new design for video clips.

best of the week

The Best of the Week #3

This week has been quite the busy one to say the least. Some exciting news to begin with, 2 of our articles were featured on Digg.com's front page simaultaneously.

graphic design · inspiration · illustration · deviantart

Pepper: Illustration Phenomenon

DeviantArt is the ultimate space to get illustration inspiration.

photoshop · inspiration

Lighting Effects Inspiration

I’ve always been a fan of lighting effects and glows, I know, it might sound outdated but I like to recreate those effects in Photoshop.

video · inspiration · design · animation

Superb Animation Video Clips

2 weeks ago I've posted a cool video clip by an indie girl band called Eisley and promissed to post other great animation clips. Today, I bring to you these awesome video clips, which I was hunting down the web since this morning. There are many great bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, Modest Mouse and a whole other bunch.

inspiration · fashion · clothing

Awesome Nature Inspiration

Trendinista brings us beautifully how nature influences our life. People may use it as reference to make/build near anything. In this case, the fashion world gets inspired by it. Nature has it all. Shapes, color, textures and whole other bunch of things that would inspire us.

tutorial · photoshop

Hot Chick on a Muscle Car

In this tutorial we'll fuse an image of a Muscle Car and an image of a Hot Chick into one cool retro postcard design. Learn some brush, texture, and layer techniques to create a classic image everyone wants to get ahold of. Step 1 We need to gather the assets for this tutorial.

design · web · inspiration · best of the week

The Best of the Week #2

The last week was full of cool things, John Hicks and the gorilla icon for Silverback, the new BBC beta site, and the very useful 10 Phrases Every Freelancer Should Kick-Out of Their Vocabulary article from Freelanceswitch are just three examples, below we list some of the best articles we read during this past week. If we missed something that you think it's really good, leave a comme

graphic design · inspiration · ads

Remarkable Uses of Shadow in Advertising

Creativity seems to never run out. This time, we'll see the incredible use of shadows in advertising. Some of these are really clever, and I enjoy trying to figure out how the heck these guys came up with such great ads. 100% creative. Awesome!

design · contest

U-Printing International Poster Design Competition

The year has just started and there are lots of things happening in the design world. This looks like this year will be the year of the contests.

photoshop · effects · experiments

Breaking Apart tutorial request

Firstly I’d like to thank you all for the emails, I really appreciated them. Besides that, I’ve received some requests from readers, what is awesome because sometimes I don’t have much time to think on ideas for tutorials. The best thing about this requests is that I can learn new techniques and explore Photoshop in a new way. This new tutorial I’m writing is an example.

trend · logos · inspiration · identity

10 trends that will define logo design in 2008 by LogoOrange.com

Please visit logoorange.com for the full article. The last article I wrote about logo design was about logo trends from past years.

web design · sponsored reviews

Buytemplates review

Nowadays is very important to have a blog or even a website, we can promote our portfolio, ideas and opinions. And if you are a freelancer it's one of the best ways for you to get some work. However building a website is not an easy task. It requires a good knowledge of designing with grids, colors and typography. Also, there's the programming part: CSS, XHTML.