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.

web design · web 2.0

Openjobs seeking talents

Openjobs is a very cool project where I had the opportunity to work in partnership with my brother. It’s basically a job board target for the Brazilian Market, inspired by Krop, 37signals GigBoard and Authentic Jobs. One of the coolest things about this project was the freedom I had to create the design and the CSS.

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.

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.

tutorial · pixelmator

Filter and blending effects in Pixelmator

After a week on vacations, I’m back and lots of things happened while I was off. One of the coolest things was that the Pixelmator was released and everybody can get it for 59 dollars, that is a really affordable price.

inspiration · design

Photoshop Logo

After the release of the Adobe CS3 and the new application icons, Adobe is introducing a new logo for the Photoshop family of products, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Album Starter Edition, and Photoshop Express. To represent this rich family of products, Adobe is introducing the Photoshop visual logo.

trip · south africa · 2007

One week in South Africa

Yeah, I got this opportunity and here I am in South Africa, precisely in Cape Town where I will stay for more 4 days. After that I will go to Johannesburg and back to Brazil. Cape Town is really beautiful, I have already visited some of the most famous turistic spots like Cape Point, Table Mountain, Waterfront and a lot of other places in downtown.

color · web apps

Palette Generator

We have a lot of good color resources online, like Colourlovers, however sometimes we need to come up with a custom and unique color palette using an old photo we took or an image found online.

web 2.0 · quiz

Web 2.0 Design Master's Degree

Well, that's not totally true, but Design Interviews has on their website a really nice and funny quiz that helps you to figure out how good you are on the Web 2.0 issue. Take a minute to complete our new special Web 2.0 quiz and figure out how smart you are on this issue.

design · web design · podcast · audio

Get in shape while improving your design skills

Nowadays we can have access to pretty much everything, and even for those like me, who don’t have the opportunity to attend to design events such as @media, sxsw, dconstrukt and others, we have the chance to listen to them via podcasts or using Odeo. The truth is, there are lots of excellent speeches to listen to.

apple · flash

Cover Flow in Flash

I always liked the Cover Flow feature in itunes, you can flip through your music and video collections as if you are flipping through your cds.

tutorial · screencast · photoshop

Water drops in photoshop in 5 minutes

A couple of days ago while I was reading a magazine I saw a pretty cool soda ad where they used a lot of water drops in its design.

web 2.0 · logo

5000 Web 2.0 logos in 333 Seconds

This is a video created by SimpleSpark, a directory of web 2.0 applications.

old stuff · freehand

Old illustration with Australian feeling

It’s always good when we find some things we thought we had lost. Last week I was checking some backup CDS and I found some old illustrations, which were from 2002-2003. The illustrations were for some work i did for a friend of mine who was living in Perth, Australia. I don’t know what he did with the, but it was a good money.

design · soviet · poster

A Soviet Poster a Day

If you like soviet design, like I do, you have to visit this website, it’s called A Soviet Poster a Day, and as the name says they present us with a soviet poster every day.