tutorial · photoshop

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps - Photoshop Tutorial

Abduzeedo means abducted in portuguese, the spelling is not exactly that, it should be abduzido. But the whole idea for the Abduzeedo's design is the space.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #8

This week we have for the wallpaper of the week an awesome illustration from Gustav Balderdash, an Illustrator, Animator, and Graphic Designer, based in Southampton, England. We hope you enjoy it and we invite you all to send us images and suggestions for wallpapers.

tutorial · fireworks

Creating a cool website header in fireworks

We have been posting a series of articles with simply fantastic images from the most famous graphic designers and illustrator from all around the world. Most of them have been pushing the boundaries mixing lighting effects with color overlays, and that have intrigued us. Also, we’ve seen some websites using this style, even our new design has some of that.

scott hansen · iso50 · inspiration

Inspiration: ISO50 (Artist Scott Hansen)

Some time ago i found the Tycho website, which is the musicproject from artist Scott Hansen. When i looked on his website i knew i had to write something about him. His blog is really worth watching. And so is his music-site. Im always looking for some good inspiration on his ambient music.Some Links:

design · news

MTV Engine Room for digital artists

This morning I've received an email talking about a new sort of reality show created by MTV and HP, it's called Engine Room. What's cool about this new show is that it's for digital artists from all around the world. So if you are a digital artist you definitely have to check it out, it's a great opportunity to show the world how talented you are .

inspiration · animation · short film

A++ Open Short Animation Film

This gotta be one of the greatest projects I've seen in the last years. It's an open movie project, which has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Big Buck Bunny is its name. I'm really impressed by the results of it... really beautiful scenes, renderings, and all that.

inspiration

Inspiration: Tony Ariawan

Some time ago I've ran into some awesome works by Tony Ariawan, a designer from Indonesia.

photomatix · hdr · photoshop · tutorial

Amazing Graffiti HDR Tutorial

Recently I decided to force myself to make a personal blog and website to share with others my passion for graphic design. In no way am I amazing when it comes to photography but I have stumbled upon HDR, which has captivated me. Like Fabio, I too have somewhat of an obsession for HDR.

best of the week

Best of the Week #15

We've made a great selection this week, with 40 great links for you. Many different references, technology news, videos, tutorials, commercials and a lot more!

contest

Abduzeedo Icon Contest - Voting

After 3 weeks for submissions to the Abduzeedo Icon Contest, now it’s time to vote. Below there are 30 icons from the Flickr Pool, to vote is very simple, just leave a comment with the number of the icon you like the most. Also we will giveaway 2 slots on the abduzeedo favicon wall.

Typography · inspiration · calligraphy

Inspiration: Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of writing and the best thing is that you just need two things to start learning and improving your skills: a pen and a paper. Here are some examples what you can do with it.

photoshop · photoshop tennis · guest

Photoshop Tennis

From the title, some may think Photoshop tennis involves tennis rackets and copies of Photoshop, but the rackets are not need in this game.

web design · sponsored review

W3 PSD to HTML review

The web design process is very time consuming, besides that, sometimes we want to focus more on some graphic details and we sort of forget about the CSS/HTML production and how important it is for a good website.

web design · sites of the week

Sites of the week #2

I've been kind of really into web apps, I sign up to almost every service I read something about it and I always think they will be useful for me. Because of that this week I will list 3 really nice web services.

web · graphic design · inspiration

Inspiration: Diego Zambrano

Diego Zambrano is a Brazilian designer who's been doing some great work. He's worked with big Brazilian companies, such as Skol, Claro, Sadia and Fiat. It's just great to see some awesome designs such as these... and I wonder how many people have visited the sites he developed. Probably millions. That's freakin' awesome.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #7

The wallpaper of this week is an image I created for the Abduzeedo Icon Contest. It was my first experiment using Poser 7, a really nice software to design human forms in 3D.

video of the week · commercial

Video of the Week #11

Fact: dudes love cars. If you're a guy, and you haven't drolled at least once in life for a car, any car, you gotta check your own sanity (haha). Honda hit the jackpot hiring this advertising company (does anyone know its name?).

inspiration · designers opinion · design

A Design is Finished when... 23 Pro Designers' Opinions

One of the most important and hardest things to overcome when designing is to understand when the piece you are designing on is actually finished. while creativity is sometime boundless the end result should always be the result of a clear objective, the end result.

Pawel Nolbert · interview · hellocolor

Interview: Pawel Nolbert

Whoohoo. It made my day a lot of better when i heard that Pawl Nolbert from hello color is willing to do an interview. He's one of my favourite graphic designer. You'll love his stuff. For more of his work you have check out his design studio hellocolor

designers · inspiration

Inspiration: Maciej Mize

3D artists are getting more creative as the days pass by. Maciej Mizer, a Polish designer is a great example of who creative designers can get. His work is really cool! But he's also a varied artist, he's done 2D, Graffiti and Photography works as well. It's a good chance to get to know an awesome designer!

photoshop · experiments

3D Layer in Photoshop

One of the coolest features in the CS3 Extended version of Photoshop is the 3D Layer tools.

wallpaper · tutorial · psdtuts

Watercolor Effect in Photoshop - Wallpaper

Last weekend I spent sometime watching TV, more specifically Lost, playing video-games, and playing around in Photoshop as well. I was working on some new images for fun, and for new tutorials of course.

isaac rentz · filmmaker · designer

Graphic Designer and Filmmaker: Isaac Rentz

When i was younger i was really into shortmovies. Playing with bluescreen and special effects was my pleasure. But i also loved Photoshop. Which job should i take? Why not both! Heres an example.

designers · graphic design · inspiration

Inspiration: Jasper Goodall

It's great to see our fellow designers hitting the jackpot! Jasper Goodall is one of those guys.

design · inspiration · interview

Interview: Cristiano Siqueira

He's also known as Cris Vector, his illustrations are superb and we had the pleasure to have him interviewed so we could get to know a little bit more about this work process and the source of such great inspiration. To get to know more about his work, visit www.crisvector.com or at DeviantArt crisvec

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #14

There are really awesome links from the past week, some of them listing Abduzeedo, like the 50 designers to follow on Twitter. Also there's the very cool ISO50 Obama Print Out and the Create and we couldn't forget the Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop tutorial on PSDTUTS. Saturday- 05/24 ISO50 Obama Print Out Now

inspiration · illustration · deviantart

Inspiration: *RYE-BREAD

DeviantArt is my never ending source of inspiration. I have a whole bunch of favorites there, and I watch many artists.

paulw · interview · inspiration

Interview: Paul Willocks

A few days ago i wrote an article about some very cool brushes from PaulW. It was so popular that i had to do an interview with him. Read, learn and get inspired.

mexico · inspiration · design

Inspiration: Alberto Cerriteño

A few days ago I saw some designs from this Mexican illustrator and I was really impressed with his style and the excellent taste for color combination. Alberto Cerriteño is a Designer and Illustrator from Mexico City who likes animate as well and enjoy whatever looks good with the right colors.

web design · sites of the week

Sites of the week

This week we will start a new series of articles that will be our weekly selection of sites. We've seen lots of great sites every day and we thought it would be very cool to share some of them with you. The list will have new sites, sites we saw in the past that are really good and have to be featured, an important redesign, or even a web app that might be very useful to all of us.

paulw · download · brush

1000+ great free Photoshop brushes by PaulW

My friend PaulW has uploaded a lot of great Photoshop brushes over at DeviantArt.com . If youre interested in abstract art you have to download them. PaulW is an awesome graphic designer from the UK who made great brushes like abstract, grunge or vector brushes for you.

contest · news · friend

Round Two of UPrinting Contest Has Begun

My friend Gino from youthedesigner.com told me that the round 2 of the UPrinting Contest has begun and the source images are available. It's a very nice contest, which by the way, I will be judging.

review · giveaway

Screensteps review - 2 copies giveaway

It's been more than a year that I write tutorials almost every week. Even though I got used to the process of capturing screenshots and then organize and save them with the right names for the right steps, it was still very time consuming task.