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.

video · web 3.0

Google CEO Eric Schimdt defines Web 3.0

If you wanted to know what Web 3.0 is, the Google CEO Eric Schimdt at the Seoul Digital forum gave us this great definition of Web 3.0.

vector · freehand

Mini in Vector

Last week I was checking some old backups, like from 3 years ago and it was really cool because I found some crazy things that I had done in the past.

design · freelancer · survey

Annual Global Freelancer Survey

The site "Freelance Switch" is conducting the "First Annual Global Freelancer Survey for 2007".

tutorial · wallpaper · gimp

Gimp Galaxy

I’ve been using Photoshop for a long time, I think it’s the best tool for manipulating images and creating all sorts of effects.

video · funny

News anchors can't stop laughing at falling model

A friend of mine sent me this video and I can't stop laughing.

vector

New Fiat 500 in Illustrator

Some weeks ago, I saw some photos of the new FIAT 500 car. I was very impressed, I really liked the design, the accessories, and pretty much everything else. So I decided to vectorize it.

web 2.0 · rss

Explaining RSS to your mother

Among all new terms and technologies in the Web 2.0 era, RSS might be one of the most unknown terms and also one of the most powerful technologies to stay tuned to fresh news.

web 2.0 · business

The Invoice Machine

Every time you provide a service, or sell a product you need to send an invoice indicating the products, quantities and agreed prices ... Probably everybody knows that, however we need to create invoices all the time.

web 2.0 · web · internet explorer · css

Testing sites in different browsers

I've been working on several projects for the web lately and I have always had to test them in several browsers.

wallpaper · tutorial · photoshop · apple

Leopard Starburst effect in Photoshop

Here we are, in June, another WWDC with Steve Jobs and lots of cool stuff. This time what impressed me the most was the new Mac OS X, called Leopard.

web 2.0 · video · web design

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

This is a really good video showing how the web 2.0 is changing communications and the ways we use the web The video was created by Michael Wesch and he describes it as "Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes".

30 Design Meditations

design · inspiration · book

30 Design Meditations

Last weekend while I was organizing my house, I found a really cool book I had forgotten I had. The book is called "401 Design Meditations" and it’s all about insights and thoughts from leading designers.

illustrator · business card · zee · graphic design

Creating a new Business Card

This week I had to create a new Business card for my company, ZEE. I have to say, this sort of work, like creating a business cards, is not as easy as some people think. Actually it’s pretty hard to condense our business to a size of a business card.

wallpaper · tutorial · photoshop · illustrator · effects

Displace filter with vector effects

After one month traveling I’m back and trying to get back to my routine. First of all, I’d like to thank all comments and emails about the blog and the tutorials. Now talking about Photoshop, I started using the new CS3 programs on my mac and I have to say, they are really faster, and I can finally use the Illustrator more often.

Everything that has a beginning has an end

trip · europe

Everything that has a beginning has an end

After a month visiting a lot of countries, very different cultures, so many beautiful places, our trip has its end.Last week we visited Paris and London. and unfortunately that was our first week with a terrible weather.

trip · europe

Great time in Prague

Another week has gone and I must say, it was the best week of them all. After Venice we spent the night on the train and wisely we chose Couchette instead of seat, that means, we slept pretty much well. Arriving in Vienna we walked around the city, very beautiful and organized.

europe

Lost in Italy, eating Pizza

After one week we have visited Nice, Monaco, Rome, Pisa and Florence. The only thing I have to say is, we have enjoyed a lot our trip and I dont have clean clothes to use anymore lol.Nice and Monaco are really beautiful, Nice with its charm and Monaco with the most amazing cars ever, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Bentleys, Mclarens, shit I have never seen so many cars like that before.

trip · europe

Vacations

It´s been more than a week without posting anything, that´s because I´m on vacations. I´ve already visited some cool places like Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona. Now we´re going to Nice in France and after that Italy, Prague, Vien and lots of places...Thanks for the comments about the tutorials and the new design.

wallpaper · tutorial · photoshop · illustrator

Vector effects

Last week I had posted an article about Photoshop Masters, it was really good to see their works and how they used the tool to achieve those amazing effects.