Carlos Meira is a designer and art director from Brazil. In the past few years he decided to focus on illustration, more specifically, paper sculpture. Carlos work is simply amazing, with an incredible attention to details and the most important thing, he captures the Brazilian culture in his work.
Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.