Trendinista brings us beautifully how nature influences our life. People may use it as reference to make/build near anything. In this case, the fashion world gets inspired by it. Nature has it all. Shapes, color, textures and whole other bunch of things that would inspire us.
In this tutorial we'll fuse an image of a Muscle Car and an image of a Hot Chick into one cool retro postcard design. Learn some brush, texture, and layer techniques to create a classic image everyone wants to get ahold of. Step 1 We need to gather the assets for this tutorial.
design · web · inspiration · best of the week
The last week was full of cool things, John Hicks and the gorilla icon for Silverback, the new BBC beta site, and the very useful 10 Phrases Every Freelancer Should Kick-Out of Their Vocabulary article from Freelanceswitch are just three examples, below we list some of the best articles we read during this past week. If we missed something that you think it's really good, leave a comme
Creativity seems to never run out. This time, we'll see the incredible use of shadows in advertising. Some of these are really clever, and I enjoy trying to figure out how the heck these guys came up with such great ads. 100% creative. Awesome!
The year has just started and there are lots of things happening in the design world. This looks like this year will be the year of the contests.
Firstly I’d like to thank you all for the emails, I really appreciated them. Besides that, I’ve received some requests from readers, what is awesome because sometimes I don’t have much time to think on ideas for tutorials. The best thing about this requests is that I can learn new techniques and explore Photoshop in a new way. This new tutorial I’m writing is an example.
trend · logos · inspiration · identity
Please visit logoorange.com for the full article. The last article I wrote about logo design was about logo trends from past years.
Nowadays is very important to have a blog or even a website, we can promote our portfolio, ideas and opinions. And if you are a freelancer it's one of the best ways for you to get some work. However building a website is not an easy task. It requires a good knowledge of designing with grids, colors and typography. Also, there's the programming part: CSS, XHTML.
Every week we get to visit hundreds of sites, many of them catch our attention: a cool image, works and portfolio that impress us, interesting news and also other miscellaneous stuff. So we've decided to set apart the best content and share with you at the end of every week. Now, let's start the list with the 20 best links we've visited during this week.
music · logos · inspiration · bands
There are some great bands out there... from rock to hip-hop, from ska to punk rock. Not all of them have cool logos, but some are memorable. "Whether it's gracing overpriced T-shirts or iconic drumheads, being furtively carved into classroom desktops or intricately inked on the bodies of the most dedicated fans, a band's logo can be just as memorable as its biggest single."
Design Annuals are an awesome source of inspiration and there are decades of annuals to use on your research. Looking for something done on the last 5 years? You'll find some cool stuff. Looking for a more vintage style? Try looking a little back on time, on some 50's Annuals, like this '57/58 one. Pretty neat!
I remember when I was a little boy that I would make some collages to use as book cover. And I used to make some pretty cool stuff, but this dude makes some awesome stuff. His name is Greg Gossel, and was born in Wisconsin in 1982. I've been looking at some cool collages recently, but this dude's work is impressive.
textures · photography · free
Internet it's the best resource for everything you might look for. Looking for Photoshop brushes? You got it. Cool pictures? Sure! What about textures? That's also easy! Jasen Robillard has selected 36 great textures on Flickr, all with Creative Commons licenses and created a reference mosaic with the chosen textures.
Olimpic Games are only a few months away now and there are already some great publicity around the world using Olimpic sports as theme. These are only the beggining of a whole new harvest that is coming this year! Be prepared, because we'll be bringing all of it for you!
I’ve been working on a new design for the blog since last month, and I think by the end of this month it will be totally updated, I hope so. Meanwhile, as I’ve received some emails of people asking me how I did the header of this site, I decided to make the PSD file available to everyone.
LPs are becoming more rare everyday, and collectors everywhere just love to find some cool, old school music. Here are some great covers for you. Great covers indeed, but some of them are a bit weird, some really funny, but most of them are pure inspiration for you! All these are from LP Cover Lover. Enjoy!
inspiration · portfolio · cool
Vanity Fair brings us this month Hitchcock's portfolio, and boy, it does look awesome. I think it's pretty cool how some people get so much recognition that their work keep getting featured decades later their death. That's a cool way to remember the master of suspense.
A while ago I had the opportunity to be a Pixelmator beta tester, and let me tell you, it sure has been a fun experience. Pixelmator is now on its 1.1.2 version with new features such as the Quark Composer Filter that uses the same image system as the Mac OS Core.
Logo design is one of the most fascinating areas of design. Even though it might look easier to design a logo compared to a web site, the designer has to work on a word, sometimes with a symbol, that will represent a company or a product to thousands of people. We’re so used to some tech companies logos that sometimes we think they’ve never changed, they were always like that.
Do you wish you could transform those boring .pdf files into cool web-based books or even to find some cool books to look at? Well, I've got just the right tool for you: Issuu. "Issuu is an online publishing service and a creative community dedicated to publishing. With Issuu (pronounced 'issue') anyone can convert their PDF documents into interactive online publications.
Most of us had those books that told us how the future would be. It was pretty neat and funny because most of those predictions didn't come true. Today, it's a great source of inpiration. The Usborne Book of the Future was first published in 1979 by Usborne Books, and written by Kenneth Gatland and David Jefferis. A trip in time to the year 2000 and beyond.
Since last Friday we’ve been celebrating the famous Carnival here in Brazil. I’m not a huge fan of it but the whole country stops to enjoy almost 5 days of fun. If you like colors and creativity it’s definitely worth checking out some photos, and that’s exactly what I will show you in this post. Carnival is a festival season.
design · illustration · car
Men all over the world have a common passion: cars. It doesn't matter how old a car is, because if it's a classic or just a beautiful car, we'll love each part of it... even its mechanical parts. That's what a cut-away brings us: sweet extra information. 1951 BRM Type 15
There's nothing better than to play with the tool if you want to learn it. Bert Monroy always mentions that on his podcasts and I truly agree with him. I think the best way to learn is trying to recreate images and effects we like. Here I list my 10 tips to improve your skills in Photoshop, but they can be applied to other tools as well.
design · inspiration · flickr · modern art
Vintage stuff is always a good source of inspiration. Posters, ads, stamps... but how about matchboxes? While surfing on Flickr, I found these on a group called: "the Mid Century Modern - Sticker, Label + Stamp Club group icon", and I loved it. There are Russian , Hungarian, and other countries' matchboxes from the WW II period. Cool look, sweet design.
It looks like mac. It sounds like mac. It feels like mac. It would probably even taste and smell like mac, but wow, it's microsoft. Well... is it? Microsoft Office for Mac has a new and sweet site on, it has a awesome and clean design, with some cool drawings, made on flash.
Dove's been doing a cool campaign, as most of you know, about how beauty industry messes up with women's head... a cool campaign, through virals. It has been release 2 videos already, both of them really impressive and a little bit shocking: Evolution and Onslaught.
web 2.0 · trip · photography
Are looking for vacation spots and just wish you could actually visit the place before you went buying your trip package? Well, there's the just the right place for you to do that: ViewAt.org It's a cool project... it's integrated to Google Earth and Google Maps. It´s a free service and everyone can upload their panoramas to show any place that they wish to.