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Creating a Typographic Portrait in Pixelmator

February 28, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a typographic portrait using only Pixelmator. But what does that mean? A typographic portrait is a portrait composed of text. The technique is pretty simple. We will also play with Blending...

Lost in Space Typography in Pixelmator

February 14, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

At Abduzeedo, we have a posting place called “Typography Mania,” where we feature many amazing designs that were created by playing with Types. Inspired by that, I decided to use Pixelmator to create an abstract image made up of spheres...

Hell of a Tutorial in Pixelmator

February 07, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a really cool effect. First, we will use basic filters to create a 3D text effect; then, we will blend some stock photos and textures to produce one hell of a wallpaper. Step 1

UI Tips in Pixelmator

January 24, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

Many people have been asking me how to create a nice, Apple-style UI in Pixelmator with bevels and letterpress effects. I have also received some inquiries about creating rounded corners. So, I created this tutorial to explain some...

Happy New Year in Pixelmator

January 10, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a design inspired by the Dreamworks logo, with fluffy clouds and some light effects. We will use the clouds brush that comes with Pixelmator and some stock photos. The whole process will take...

Realistic Golden Text in Pixelmator

December 20, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a beautiful golden text in Pixelmator. It might be useful for your next Christmas design. We will use basic tools and gradients to mimic gold with this super easy technique. I also have writen...

Sleek Wallpaper in Pixelmator

December 06, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an aluminum texture and a 3D pattern effect, using very simple techniques. This method is useful for designing modern and stylish interfaces or simply fashioning a mockup for the next MacBook...

Creating a Colorful Light Effect with Pixelmator

November 29, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

We have already published tutorials on how to create a really cool light effect in Photoshop and GIMP, now In this tutorial, I will show you how to create this super, simple light effect inspired by a design that I saw recently in a Sony...

Torch Man in Pixelmator

November 08, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a “human torch” effect. I created this effect a few months ago in Photoshop for a tutorial for Digital Arts Magazine , and I have decided to try it in Pixelmator. The process is very similar...

Web Design in Pixelmator

November 01, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

The newly released Pixelmator includes a very important feature: the Slice Tool. Now we can slice and save pieces of the layout to create Web sites. That is really handy! Because of that, I decided to create a tutorial showing how to...

Magic Cup Coffee in Pixelmator

October 25, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Pixelmator is a very powerful image editor; you can create all sorts of effects using it. Because of that I decided to recreate some images and tutorials that I previously did using Photoshop in Pixelmator. You will see that you can do...

Mental Wave Explosion in Pixelmator

October 18, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Almost 2 years ago, I wrote a Photoshop tutorial that became quite popular. Its effect was a sort of explosion of mental waves, like a powerful superhero attack. Because of the tutorial’s popularity, I decided to recreate that effect in...

80's Style Text Effect in Pixelmator

September 20, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a very nice text effect inspired by the colors and some light effects used in the work of a great digital artist who uses the name Empire. His work can be seen at empireisok.com . Step 1 Open...

Stylish Retro Poster in Pixelmator

September 03, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a stylish retro poster using Pixelamator. We wil play with basic tools and primary colors to do that. The inspiration is from old posters and of course, the master of the De Stijl Piet...

Easy Space Scene in Pixelmator

August 23, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a space scene in Pixelmator without using a stock photo or special brush, just the ones that come with Pixelmator. We will play with some filters and blending as well. The whole effect will...

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