Daft Punk is releasing their new album next month, titled Random Access Memories. While biking around in San Francisco I started seeing some posters and billboards on walls advertising the new album and was inspired by the amazing artwork. Of course I've always wanted to do something for Daft Punk so this post's timing seems just about right. So in this post I will show you how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for the Daft Punk. We will use Illustrator and then Photoshop for some mockups.
Illustrator vs Photoshop
We always talk about the importance of personal and side projects to learn something new and reinvigorate the mind as a diversion from our day to day jobs. Enter The Windows of New York project by Jose Guizar, a project we stumbled upon and just had to share. We hope this post inspires you to slow down and take a look around as you never know if the simple elements we take for granted everyday may evolve into the centerpiece of your next creative work.
It's that time again, the most wonderful time of the year, at least that's what the old song says. I love the holidays, and Abduzeedo was born at this time back in 2006, which makes me even more nostalgic. But the reason of this post is not to talk about the past but to showcase a tutorial that illustrates the future at least in terms of how mobile tools can be incorporated in your design process replacing old things like scanners. This tutorial is a courtesy of Von Glitschka.
We all know that hyperrealist icons are over, the new trend now is flat and either hard shadows or super soft and subtle ones. You can also try to mix both styles, there are a lot of people actually doing that and the results are quite beautiful. With that in mind I decided to give it a try in Illustrator and recreate this effect. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple soft shadow effect uing the Blend Tool in Illustrator. We will also use the 3D features to create some sublte 3D effects.