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.

theyhatemydesign · interview · inspiration

Interview (short): Theyhatemydesign

I had a quick chat with TheyHateMyDesign and I'd love to show you. Read the short interview and then admire his awesome artworks. 1. First of all we would like to thank you for the opportunity of having an interview. Please tell me a bit about your begining with design and why did you choose to become an artists?

wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #6

The wallpaper of this week is from a designer, illustrator, and friend of mine called Bruno Fujii.

phirebrush · inspiration · design

Inspiration: Phirebrush

You think you are a great artist? You want to show your work online? Then submit it here. It is totaly worth itWhat is Phirebrush (pronounced: fire-brush)? Well, we in short, we are an online magazine (art group if you want) that displays user submissions in monthly issues.

photography · hdr · portrait

Experiment: HDR Photography

As you can probably tell the crew here at Abduzeedo are just fascinated by HDR Photography. There is something cool about HDR that i can't really explain. Maybe it's the colors or detail.

tutorial · pixelmator

Light Painting in Pixelmator 1.2

We've already written 2 tutorials for the Light Painting Effect, one for Photoshop, one for Fireworks, and now we will show you how to create this effect using the new version of Pixelmator , the 1.2.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #13

Last week was full of great articles, we had lots of news about the Friend Connect from Google, besides that there was the very interesting Smasningmagazine list of Useful Podcasts For Designers And Developers. There were many more cool posts and below we list our picks of the week FRIDAY - 05/16 OMG Posters!

retouch · photoshop · makeover

A Perfect Lie in Photoshop

Hi my name is Cameron Rad. I am 17 years old and am an aspiring graphic designer from Los Angeles, California. I have been using photoshop for almost 2 years now and thought i should take it upon myself to try something new. I have always been fascinated by how models and actresses appear to have that glowing, flawless look.

inspiration · evoke · design

Inspiration: Evoke

When you work on a file and you just dont know how to go on Evoke is a great place to find inspiration. Lots of young designers produce breathtaking creations you have to see.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

Wallpaper of the Week #5

This week's wallpaper of the week is from a friend of ours, Eric DeFazio, also known as Koston101. It looks pretty darn cool, and we are cheering that this dude will make some other cool wallpapers such as this. Enjoy!

interview · inspirations · designers

Interview: Rik Oostenbroek

Rik Oostenbroek, also known as Nkeo, is an awesome graphic designer from the Netherlands. His abstract arts are famous and brought his artwork to the cover of the Computer Arts Magazine. And now the tricky part: He's only 18 years old. 1. First of all we would like to thank you for the opportunity of having an interview.

fireworks · tutorial

Creating the iPhone Frame on Fireworks

Since some people asked for this tutorial, We're going to show you guys how to create the iPhone frame. It isn't as complicated as it appears to be, and I think this is the solution that most comes closer to the original. Notice that we're going to use mostly rectangles and bevels... just follow the steps and good luck!

hdr · pictures · photography · effects

20 Beautiful HDR Pictures - Part 2

We all love an eye candy... and when it comes to HDR, it works pretty well to me! Just get your tripod, your camera and search for that one scene that will look incredible once shot. And it's just incredible how some people make fantastic photography out there... so here are the pics of this amazing dude, Donald Fregede...

toolbox · design

Great Design Resources

When you have a poster, a flyer or even a website, the dimensions of those documents or the layouts are defined by the customer. So you just enter the sizes in your favorite software, and that's it, you're ready to design. However, there are some projects which are a bit more difficult to work on.

inspiration · watercolor · fashion

Stylish Fashion Illustration Inspiration

When it comes to traditional art, one of the techniques that most come to our minds is watercolor. It is a great beautiful technique that come handy for digital illustrations: it just gets awesome!! Some artists out there have been doing some great stuff, and their inspiration are from many fields, like fashion!

web · inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #12

Lots and lots of inspiration this week. A cool update is the Notes tool announced to Google Reader. But the greatest moment was yesterday, when we launched our first contest. Check it ou and join!! FRIDAY - 05/09 Abduzeedo Icon Group Contest

tutorial · fireworks

Light Painting in Fireworks

Last month we had written an post announcing that we would write 4 tutorials on how to create Light Painting in Photoshop, Fireworks, Pixelmator, and GIMP. The first was the Photoshop, and you can check it out at Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect.

contest

Abduzeedo Icon Group Contest

Hey everybody, I’m really happy to announce the Abduzeedo’s first contest, it's going to be for the icon of our flickr group.

iphone · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #4

This week's wallpaper is an amazing illustration from the very talented Alessandro Pautasso.

tutorial · photoshop

Creepy Photoshop Tutorials

If you are a fan of gore and horror flicks, then you'll love these tutorials. The Photoshop Roadmap linked some great tutorials that will chill your spine.

video of the week

Video of the Week #8

We've seen some cool speed paintings... from John Locke to Optimus Prime. And now, it's the turn of Iron Man. Have all of you seen already the movie? Maaan, isn't that freaking awesome? Well, here are 2 speed paintings of Iron Man.

illustration · design · photoshop

Inspiration: depthCORE

Deviantart, Flickr, various portfolios... these are just some examples of places where you might find some superb art work. DepthCORE is one of these places.

web 2.0 · inspiration

Let's drink some wine!

I’m neither a wine expert nor drink wine that often, but I work with web design and I’ve been noticing a great variety of sites related to this subject. Besides that one thing that caught my attention is that these sites are really beautiful, well designed, and with a vibrant community. I’ve never imagined that this subject had such a great appeal from all ages.

tutorial · news

News: Flickr group, t-shirt, and new tutorial

April was a great month for Abduzeedo, we’ve got new sponsors, and we want to thank them for the support, also we were featured in some best of moth roundups, and our subscribers reached the 5k number, what is really awesome. One of the news we want to announce for this month is that, as we’ve received some emails requesting a Flickr group, we now have the

inspiration · interview

Interview: Alessandro Pautasso

For this week’s interview we have Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Turin Italy.