photography · pictures · hdr

Awesome HDR Portraits

Do you know when you try to make a cool self-portrait but you never know what to do in order to get out of the box? Well, why don't you try a HDR Portrait?

design · blog

New Design, lost in space!

After one year using that brownish layout the time for a change has come. Well, actually I’ve been working on this new design since last January, not exactly this one, because I did like 2 other versions before I thought it was ok.Among all these new features there’s the new design. Black, full of stars and lighting effects.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #7

Best of the Week #7 One of the best news of the week is the lanch of Starbucks at Home site, you must check it out. We also had 4 tutorials linked on Smashing Magzazine and of course, the launch of the Helvetiva Serif on the April 1st. Check it all out and please, if you got anything really cool, drop a comment! ;)

web design · tutorial · fireworks

Tutorial: Obama's Background on Fireworks - Part 1

Reaching the end of the electoral race to know who's running for the democrates, Barack Obama shows that one of this main concerns was the design of campaign pieces. All material released, even his website shows us that. And now, we won't teach Obama a way to beat Hillary, but we'll be giving you some tips to rebuilt on Fireworks the background image of his site.

designers · inspiration · portfolio

Inspiration: Oit8Doi2

Oit8Doi2 is the portfolio of Bruno Borges, an awesome brazilian designer, who's been doing some great work for important magazines, sweet party flyers and paper toys, among other cool stuff. Hopefuly we all can learn a little bit from his work. He's style is neat, some vintage stuff, cool t-shirt designs, some nice experiments.

light · graffiti · flickr

Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures

Long Exposure pictures can get pretty awesome if you have the right ideas. One of the coolest ideas is to make sweet light graffiti with this camera option. During all summer I've played with it, and made some nice pictures (some other day I'll post it), but not as nice as some of these pictures right here! 98% of it was found on Flickr! Hope you like it.

photoshop

Retro Effect in Photoshop

Last weekend I worked on the new design for this blog. I already done 3 designs and the process is always the same.

inspiration · posters · sci-fi · cinema

Cool Science Fiction Posters

Science Fiction movies are really awesome, even though, many people don't enjoy that kind of movie. But, one thing those people couldn't deny is the fact that Sci-Fi movie posters are pretty awesome, different from most of the regular movies...

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #6

One of the articles that I've enjoyed the most was the 'Put Things Off', talking about productivity using plain paper as a daily to-do list. We also had an article from both Abduzeedo and Deduzeendo that was linked on the best of March article at Smashing Magazine. But this week's inspirations are great as well. Take all a look on what we have set apart for you guys:

tutorial · hdr

How to create HDR Photos - HDR/Photomatix tutorial

There has been a lot of buzz recently about HDR photography, but many people assume that it's only limited to professional photographers. The reality is that just about anyone can take and process an HDR photo with most cameras and proper HDR software. There are plenty of explanations of what HDR is and how it works, so we won't cover that here.

design · inspiration · art deco · design movements

Design Movements - Art Deco Inspiration

Art Deco is one of the greatest design movements of all time. It has been a refference of style for a long time, but most people don't realize that Art Deco can be found in most places. From Brazil do the Czech Republic, from Architecture to movies, it's found in places that you probably don't even imagine.

design · inspiration · tips

Giving your design a retro style

My last Pixelmator tutorial was inspired by the DVNO clip, which was full of design inspiration from the 80’s. But where does this inspiration come from?

tutorial · web design · fireworks · menu

Tutorial: Newspond menu on Fireworks - Part 2

This is the second part of the web design tutorial on how to create a website using Fireworks then CSS and XHTML. A few days ago we published the first part of the tutorial when we designed the page, now in this part we will show you how to go from that image to the webpage, using a CSS and HTML.

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.

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.

inspiration · 80's

The Ultimate 80's Inspiration

We love the 80's. Music, tv shows, movies, clothing, everything gets us all nostalgic. But we can revive the 80's everyday by using it as reference. The 80's were a decade of overflows of colors and style. Citric colors, big glasses and those long Nike shoes.

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.