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Underwater Scene in Pixelmator

August 01, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an underwater scene as inspired by the opening titles of I, Robot , the movie. We will create a brush that will be used to add the bubbles and explore a technique to make your scenes look...

Clouds Text Effect in Pixelmator

June 06, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text made up of clouds in ten very simple steps, solely using brushes, blending, and basic filters. The technique is extremely simple and can be used to create all sorts of text effects as...

Hexagons Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator

May 30, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

More than two years ago, I created an image of a digital bokeh using Pixelmator that became incredibly popular on the Internet. I easily created the image using Pixelmator’s filter, which was new at the time, called Defocus. I simply...

Speed of Light Effect in Pixelmator

May 23, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to create a very nice abstract effect, using the super cool Travelator filter. I will make use of some of the Quartz Composer filters in order to show the many different exciting effects that can be...

Basics of Slicing with Pixelmator

March 21, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Slice Tool in Pixelmator to, of course, slice a design to be coded into a functional Web site. I will also show you the HTML/CSS walk-through process. In the end, you will be able to...

Playing with Watercolor Brushes and Masks in Pixelmator

March 07, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

I have already created some tutorials about watercolor effects; however, I also want to create a workflow that is extremely simple but that produces a beautiful result. Therefore, I invented this tutorial, which uses only basic watercolor...

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...

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