3d · service

Awesome Service by Shapeways

Ever imagined how cool would it be if you had your own 3D models? Well, you can actually have it now!

inspiration · graphic design · design

Inspiration: Vault49

It's really cool when you find designers that work with many different styles. Jonathan Kenyon and John Glasgow, both from England are like that: multi-talented. Together, they launched Vault49, an awesome design studio that's been doing some great work in NY, collaborating to with the Artful Dodger clothing brand.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #17

This week we have another wallpaper from one of our tutorials, the Crazy Cool Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop inspired by the stunning work of Andy Gilmore.

giveaway

Textures Giveaway Results

So, last week we had a giveaway featuring some awesome textures from ColorBurned and we didn't expect that so many people would want it! We had over 70 comments! So today, I come to tell you 2 things. One, is that Grant is offering a real good deal of those who might want buy the textures. If you buy all 6 sets, you get 50% OFF!

inspiration · interview

Interview: Tom Lane from Ginger Monkey

This week we have a great interview with Tom Lane, the designer behind Ginger Monkey. I'm a fan of his style and I have even created some pieces inspired by some of Tom's work, the Frilly Bits Tutorial is an example.

web design · inspiration · illustration

Web Design: Illustration

Following our series of web design posts, I was thinking about a nice web element that many sites have and that we've featured a lot here at Abduzeedo: illustration! We've seen a lot of it here, interviewed the artists, but never really talked about it inside web design.

tutorial · photoshop

Beijing 2008 Logo Light Painting in Photoshop

This is not new, I have already shown this effect a few times but as last week I created a wallpaper for CSNGLOBAL, using an image of a guy painting their logo and I have received some emails asking me to write a tutorial, I decided to do that. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice light painiting effect for texts and logos.

blog · trip

Back from Vacations

After almost two months of vacation, I'm back. Even though I was away I still kept working on personal and even some professional projects and blogging when I had free time. These two months were incredible. I have to thank everybody who received me: Patricia and Amanda in North Carolina, Terry in NYC, and Chris and all CSNGlobal team in Jupiter, Florida.

tutorial · photoshop · organic

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop

Today I'm going to show you how to make a nice looking wallpaper in Photoshop. It includes how to make very nice looking leaves, waterdrops and subtle background effects. Enjoy! Step 1: The Beginning First open a new document of your screen size, I used my own resolution, which is 1440x900 pixels.

best of the week

Best of the Week #25

You are not a fan of exercise, right? But wait, now it's time to the Olympic Games of Beijing, and this is your chance to know a perfect sport for you to get a healthful life. This week, besides a lot of design links, we're bringing to you some links about this one of the biggest event of the world.

wallpaper · space

Awesome Space Wallpapers

Everyone loves lifting their desktop with some beautiful wallpapers. There are great wallpaper websites out there, from DeviantArt to Social Wallpapering, each with tons of free wallpapers for you. And today I share some wallpaper awesome space wallpapers with you guys. Hope you all like my selection.

web design · inspiration

Web Design: Photographic Background

If I were told to make a list of web design trends I love, there would be really few itens. Wood, glowing stuff and other things... and most definately, photographic backgrounds! I even had a personal project back a few years agora, but it never went online. Here are a few websites that we get to see this awesome trend...

sites of the week

Sites of the week #12

We've got some great links this week. We're talking about many different subjects like surf, games, architecture, university projects and last but not least, knowledge. Yes, a small web app based on Twitter and Yahoo Answer, called ToAnswer, which you'll most certainly enjoy and learn!

textures · giveaway

Great Textures Giveaway by Color Burned

One of the greatest things about the internet is that you always manage to find great sources of textures, templates, inspiration and everything that might help you come up with some good design. And there's a cool site by designer Grant Friedman, called Color Burned where you'll find some awesome textures for a real good price and some freebies...

prefab · architecture · housing

Architecture: Prefab Housing

One aspect of design that I really like is architecture. From huge buildings to small homes, I'll always admire a great design. On this post I'm going to focus on one of my favorite types of architecture design, Prefab Homes.

movies · cinema · posters · inspiration · design

Hand Drawn Movie Posters

A strong trend for movie posters we've seen in the last months is hand drawn posters. Mostly used for indie movies, it's a really fresh kind of design, and I'm really loving it. Some of the greatest movies I've seen in the past 6 months had hand drawn posters and were indie... so I'll guess the I'm probably a sucker for that kinda movie anyways.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

Wallpaper of the Week #16

The wallpaper of this week is from our tutorial Hell of Tutorial in Photoshop. You can also do the tutorial and create your own wallpaper or just let your desktop burn with the wallpaper of the week ;) Desktop Version

illustration · interview · inspiration · graphic design · design

Interview: Jonathan Wong

We've seen some works from depthCore already, a great group of designers. One of them is Jonathan Wong, a great designer living in Ireland.

inspiration · graphic design

Inspiration: Dvein

Dvein is a motion and interactive studio based in Barcelona. They make some awesome stuff, and you can see that in their portfolio. Some of their work I can't even tell whether it's real or not. Seriously. Besides that, their portfolio is one of the most stunning portfolios I've ever seen.

inspiration · illustration · asian · website

Inspiration from Asia

When I'm looking for some inspiration, or if I just want to check out some great artwork, I love to check out this great site called Startdrawing.org. It showcases artists strictly from Asia. There's some pretty amazing work on it.

best of the week

Best of the Week #24

July is past and it was a really good month, because of that we've chosen for this week lots of links. Of course, we've got awesome news and design references such as the new Delicious, the launch of Cuil and the Fabio Sasso's interview, the guy behind Abduzeedo, at the Fuel Your Creativity.

tutorial · hdr

HDR Experiments and RAWs for download

I'm far from a professional photographer, I'm more of an enthusiast and I love to play around with my Canon G9. It's not an SLR camera but it works really fine for my skills and, also, it does RAW; everything I need for my addiction to HDR. I still have a lot to learn but I thought it would be nice to share some of my experiments.

inspiration · graphic design · drawing · design

Inspiration: Sophie Griotto

Born in 1975 in Alès (South of France), Sophie Griotto is a designer whose artistic path began through applied arts at Nîmes, Toulouse and Paris. Since then she's been able to work with illustration story board for some arts agencies.

SA3S · T-shirt Design

SA3S Royale Comedown T-shirt

Hi people. I have just submitted my first ever t-shirt design to Design By Humans and would very much appreciate your votes and get it printed up. Many thanks in advance! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE

sites of the week

Sites of the week #11

This week we have amazing sites to show you, but one is special to almost all of us, is Delicious, yes Delicious, but with a new design! The interface is similar to the old one, but it has new features and looks very beautiful.

graphic design · inspiration · t-shirt

Inspiration: Mathiole

Mathiole is the flickr code name of Matheus Lopez, a brilliant Brazilian graphic designer, who's been doing some absolutily cool t-shirt designs for a few sites, such as Camiseteria and my favorite, Threadless. In his

wood · web design · web · inspiration

Wood in Web Design

Another day I was talking to a friend of my, and he told me that he would love to see more posts about web design here at Abduzeedo. When he told me that, I totally understood that we're kind of posting just about photography and illustration... and only Fabiano is doing something about web with his tutorials and links in the Best of the Week series. So today, web design it is!

trip · chicago

Lost in Chicago eating Chicago-style pizza

Last Sunday I arrived in Chicago and had the opportunity to visit one of the coolest cities I’ve ever been to.

funny · advertising · clever

Awesome Clever Advertising

One of the biggest challenges when advertising a product, is to come up with an idea that is not obvious, but still is clever enough to deliver the message your client wants. When you do that and still manage to be funny, you hit the jackpot. Here are some examples of clever advertising and how a simple idea might be just the right one to go with.

inspiration · olympic · posters · history

Olympic Poster Design over the last 112 years

As the Summer Olympics draws near every aspect of popular culture tends to involve itself in it. The design world especially plays an important part in inspiring people to get excited about the games.

css · tutorial

Mini-layout inspired on 9rules design - CSS Part

Previously we've shown how to make a small layout on fireworks based on the 9rules desing. Now we're going to show you how to set this to code up. We're gonna explain everything, from slicing in Fireworks to setting the css in the code.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #15

This week we've got an exclusive wallpaper from SA3S, the creative outlet of Dean Cook, an awesome designer from the UK. We strongly recommend you to visit his portfolio and to check his awesome works! He's got some wicked stuff there! Enjoy! Cheers.

tutorial · photoshop · illustrator

Hell of Tutorial in Photoshop

A few days ago I took sometime to try some tutorials I read such as the really cool Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop by Collis from PSDTUTS, and put some 3D typography ideas into practice.

video · funny · video of the week

Video of the Week #18

This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want...

graphic design · inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Adam Spizak

We begin this week with fresh works from a polish designer named Adam Spizak. He's got great pieces and I would like to share them with you. Adam makes cool compositions, using pictures, vectors, making awesome, colorful illustrations. We'd love to get this dude interviewed! What do you guys think about it? Anyways, have a wonderful week, you all!