video of the week · video · Typography

Amazing Video: Pulp Fiction in Typography

Everybody loves Pulp Fiction. And MOST of us also love typography... so Pulp Fiction + typography = OH MY GOD Video. And i know, that's just too corky to say, but trust me, you'll be OH MY GOD by the end of the video.

illustration

Project365 by Avid Liongoren

Illustration is real art... and there are illustrators out there who are REALLY good at it.

design · ads · vintage

Inspiration from Vintage Ads

A few days ago I was working on a project that needed some Vintage Images, like old ads. I decided to look for them on the web, more precisely at Flickr.com.

trend · logo · design

Logo Design Trends

Every year we get to see all kinds of logos being made and, besides they're are plenty, most of them follow trends which are most notorious during the period of time when they were designed. It's an endless list of trends. I'd like to present some trends that were really nice during the past years through excellent articles from LogoLounge.

tutorial · fireworks

Apple Air Banner in Fireworks

I’ve always been a huge Apple fanboy, I love the attention to the details and the importance Steve Jobs and his team have given to the design above all. With the new Macbook Air is not different. It’s just incredibly thin and very beautiful.

design · clothing · abductees

9 Great T-Shirt Designs

Show me a cool t-shirt design and you get my atention pretty good. I'm a major sucker for tees. For some time now i've been searching the internet for cool designs, 'cause i'm just tired of tees that everyone is uses. Malls are great, but everyone gets the same t-shirts over and over, and what we get is a single design fashion show. And that sucks. Big time.

inspiration · ads

Amazing 2007 ads

Clever publicity make my day. I just love how publiciters just come up with the coolest ideas to sell stuff or to get people to think about something. Here are 10 ads I really liked.

design · opinion

Presidential Candidates Design | Barack Obama

In a period that people like to say "there's no such thing as bad publicity", I tell you people that if there's no bad publicity, I'm a 100% sure that there's is awesome publicity. US Elections will soon be arriving this year, and we got to see same great publicity from some candidates, but one of 'em deserves a special look: Obama Barack.

Typography · flickr · design

Typography Addiction

When you are a designer, you gotta think about a lot of things: contrast, balance, alignments, imagery, and typography. For me, design itself is all about typography. Not only typefaces, but how you use it and what you may create playing with them. Typography is the art and techniques of type design, modifying type glyphs, and arranging type.

wallpaper · tutorial · photoshop · effects

Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps

Last year I had written a tutorial showing how to create some lighting effects in Photoshop, it was called Magic Lighting Effects.

design · apple

PopsiclePod

Nothing like summertime, beaches, girls with bikinis and lots of popsicles.

photoshop · wallpaper · iphone

Gold Style in Photoshop

One of the best features in Photoshop is the Layer Styles. We can create all sorts of effects only using it, you can create, Plastic, Glass, Aqua, Ice, Metals, and many more. Last week I was talking to a friend of mine and he told me that he needed to create a gold effect in Photoshop. He tried to find a good tutorial online but he said he didnt find any.

graphic design · competition

Vistobrahma, show your design on beer bottles

To celebrate the flair, color and creativity of the Brazilian origins, Brahma beer is launching VISTOBRAHMA, a design competition which offers up and coming creative minds the chance to get their work seen.

tutorial · photoshop · wallpaper · effects

Stylish Clouds in Photoshop

Back from the New Year’s eve, I bit of hangover, I’d like to wish you all an excellent 2008. And celebrating the new year I created this new image that I will write a tutorial showing how to create clouds in Photoshop. They are not simply clouds, they are more a cartoon clouds, very colorful and stylish.

fun · digg

Gotta Digg, the digg's song

I saw this story on Digg this morning but as it was a bit too early in the morning I didn't check it out. However after some hours a friend of mine sent me the link again and I saw the video. I have to say it's awesome, a very catchy song indeed.

photoshop · design

Crazy Vintage Inspiration

One of the design styles I like the most is that with vintage images collages, mixed with handwritten texts, stains, spots, and tons of dirty things. It's fantastic the crazy things they come up with, like a person with a bird's head and stuff like that.

design · photoshop · interview

Interview: Photoshop Master Justin Maller

Celebrating the Abduzeedo's first anniversary, I have an interview with Justin Maller, one of the 10 Photoshop Masters I listed a long time ago in an article here on this blog. Justin Maller is a freelance graphic artist based in Melbourne, Australia.

designers · design

Bruno Fujii's 2008 Calendar

My last article I showed some of the coolest designs I saw in 2007. There were really amazing pieces of work in that list, from designers from all parts of the world and various styles.

inspiration · designers · design

2007 Graphic Design Inspiration

This last december was a bit odd, I was robbed, they took my laptop and 2 iPods, I had all my backups and all my clients jobs in those, for sure one of the most delicate situations in my life, I didn’t know what to do. So I decided to start a blog and save some of the jobs I done and share them with everyone.

wallpaper · tutorial · psdtuts · photoshop

Christmas wallpaper design in photoshop

December is here, another year is ending and nothing better than creating a Christmas desktop wallpaper using Photoshop to celebrate that right? Well, maybe not. Anyways I created this image using paths, the brush engine and layer styles in Photoshop.

tutorial · photoshop

Applying perspective without the Vanishing Point Filter

The last tutorial I wrote for the psdtuts.com was about how to mock up a business card using the Vanishing Point Filter in Photoshop. However some people asked me how they could do that without using that filter, or using other tools like GIMP, Pixelmator, and others.

tutorial · photoshop · psdtuts

Using the Vanish Point Filter tutorial

My latest Photoshop tutorial is available at psdtuts.com and it’s about using the Vanish Point Filter to mockup a business card. There are many instances when you will want to simulate or mock up how a design would look printed

photoshop · psdtuts · tutorial · wallpaper

Amazing fire in Photoshop

Most of you know that I have written some tutorials on how to create smoke using Photoshop. Last weekend I took sometime and tried to come up with a nice and easy way to create fire in Photoshop. There are lots of good tutorials on the internet about creating fire but the majority are creating fire for text effects.

web apps · web 2.0 · vector

Using VectorMagic

I found this tool on Digg a couple of days ago but I couldn’t use its service because of the “Digg Effect”.

tutorial · photoshop · psdtuts

Creating a Stunning Digital Smoke Effect

My very first tutorial for the PSDTUTS.com has been published. It is, again, about how to create a digital smoke in Photoshop.

web 2.0 · apps

Splashup the Photoshop online?

There are some very good online photo editors available, tools like Picinik, pixer.us, Snipshot; and everybody knows that Adobe is about to release an online version of Photoshop.

design · web 2.0

The Behance Network

Thanks to a new friend I got an invitation to The Behance Network. Basically it’s a network for creative people to promote their work, but much more than that, its a platform for projects and collaboration. As they slogan says "make ideas happen". Represent your work professionally.

tutorial · wallpaper · gimp

Leopard's Aurora Borealis wallpaper in GIMP

Finally Apple will release their new OS called Leopard. One of the things I like the most with Apple, and probably everybody loves too, is that they always release tons of beautiful stuff. From the package box to the t-shirt. Yeah there is a very cool t-shirt as well. And now it’s not different.

design · trip

Back from TrimarchiDG

The TrimarchiDg is over and I’m back to my routine. The trip to Argentina was really good, I have been to Buenos Aires two years ago and going back there was a pleasant opportunity.

drupal · web design

Zee's redesign

After some weeks planning, designing and developing, the Zee's new website is online.

TRImarchiDG · design event

Going to the TRImarchiDG

This year I will finally have the opportunity to go to the TRImarchiDG, probably the biggest graphic design event of Latin America. It will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina from the 19th to the 21st of October.

design · environment

Blog Action Day

Today, October 15th is the Blog Action Day. Bloggers around the web will unite to write about a single important issue on everyone's mind. In this year the issue will be the environment.What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day.

web 2.0 · effects

Wet floor effect maker

This is a very handy site I found at digg.com called Reflection Maker, it basically creates that wet floor effect, very common in this web 2.0 era, for you.

mash-up · in the mod · flickr

Adobe Illustrator CS3 + Flickr + In The Mod mash-up

This is a script that mashes up Adobe Illustrator CS3, Flickr and In the Mod Color Analytics. Basically it's a swf Panel that allows us to search Flickr images and view the colors from each image.What do you get when Dr. Woohoo mashes up Adobe Illustrator CS3, Flickr and In The Mod: Color Analytics?

design · colors

Cape Town Colors

Cape Town in South Africa is a very beautiful place, as I said before in the One week in South Africa post. While I was there I took lots of pictures, basically everything I thought would be useful or inspiring.