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Ultimate Poster Collection

I love posters and thought it would be nice to start designing some posters for Abduzeedo, maybe redo some pieces in a bigger format. As usual I looked for references on the web, at Behance.net, more precisely. Behance is a great place to find inspiration, even though the site is a bit too slow, most of the great designers and digital artists have profiles over there, what makes it an excellent resource. As I collected quite a few images I decided to share that with you all. I chose posters with a few text, more illustrative ones so, if you have some posters that you want to share, just leave a comment. Adam Thurland Remi Juliebø Hannes Forsman Bechira Sorin Happy Daze Paul Robson Joao Oliveira Facundo Talepp César Evangelista Anthony Dart Erik Jonsson James White Thomas Pereira Victor Hugo Ortiz Pedro Semeano Grzegorz Domaradzki Alex Trochut's Portfolio Official Classic Pablo Alfieri's Portfolio Karen Kurycki's Portfolio Mark Brooks Fredrik Oscarsson Adhemas Batista Djordje Jovanovic jonas carlberg Egor Bashakov / Elay d.kele

Omega Code Official Posters

Omega code is a great project that we don't get tired of showing, so many hi class posters from all over the world. So today I selected the original posters and also put a little history of the project for those who don't know about. THE BAND Omega Code is a project that is gathering music and art. Initially started to be just a regular music project, Omega Code realized that there was a very good opportunity to work together with visuals, as they were connected to the design sphere, via Marcelo Baldin, who already worked for several studios and brands worldwide. Uniting visuals and music, would create a new way of build this project. Not only graphic design, but also motion design, interactive projects, installations, etc. Diverse ways to mixing both worlds. THE POSTERS While working on the music itself, the band invited 23 artists from every corner, to create a series of posters based on the debut album. Well known designers such as Joshua Davis, Si Scott, Mike Cina, Michael Paul Young, Danny Franzreb, Motomichi, among others, created unique illustrations. For the distribution, Omega Code though about something new as well, giving them for free, for the whole globe. 2,300 posters will be spread across the globe, as a form of spreading the band's name, the art and the designer involved. THE EXHIBITIONS Along with the posters, Omega Code decided to make exhibitions in several places, with the 23 posters. SÃo Paulo, Lisbon, New York and Munich are the first places that will have this exhibition. The first set date will be in Lisbon, during the OFFF 2009, in May. More and more cities are sending emails, demanding exhibitions as well. THE BOOK As the art idea grew up, Omega Code teamed up with IdN World to release a book, containing all art that is being made for this debut and also a DVD with videos and interactive goodies. The book will contain more artists, including photographers, programmers, motion designers, directors etc. The release will be also worldwide. THE FAN ART As the posters idea was very successful, the design community demanded to participate as well. Omega Code opened space for submissions and with that a very positive repercussion and feedback. They receive submissions every day, in the most diverse styles of illustrations, pleasing every taste. 20 submissions will be featured on the book. THE MUSIC The band itself has a very strong identity. Having a wide background, they incorporate influences of hard rock, metal, post rock, idm, ambient, and electronic music. The feedback has being amazing, receiving compliments from professionals and also the public. They just finished recording the album and already have bring the interest of some managers. They are also having the guest participation of Ryan and Don Clark, from the award winning band Demon Hunter (USA). THE REMIX After the release of the debut, a remix album is already planned. It will contain the participation of Michael Fakesch (Funkstorung), Flying Lotus, Richard Devine, Clifford Gilberto, John Black (Cypher), Anvil FX, Hecq, and others. They believe the music can have diverse interpretations, to amplify their ideals. THE PARTNERSHIP As the project is growing progressively, Omega Code is looking for brands that would like to be part of this creative project. The divulgation of the project is being massive and is growing every day. http://omegacode.net http://www.myspace.com/omegacodeband http://twitter.com/omegacode http://www.flickr.com/omegacode THE OFFICIAL POSTERS

Awesome Colorful Poster Tutorial

Hey guys this tuto is showing you how to use really cool colors on your images, in my case I created a poster with a good mix of typo and very strong colors. It's a mix of simple techniques and a lot of style to bring your work to a new level, follow the tuto and have fun! For more of my work you can check out my behance Yesterday while creating the post Amazing Ad Campaigns that was one ad campaign that really caught my attention, and it was the Ray-ban Colorize, the images used were so colorful and have so much live to it that amazed me. So I decided to try to reproduce this effect and teach you guys how to do it. My version is not the same it has a bit of my style into it and I will show you step by step how I did it. First things first, what I had in mind was to find a good portrait to start with, if you look for stock photos like I did on this case, a really good place is DeviantArt Stock, and there I found this photo: The Photo is from katanaz-stock. Make sure you check it out, got some great photos there. So I open the photo on Photoshop and the first step is to select the background, create a new layer and paint it yellow. Now I am going to duplicate the background layer and on the top one I will apply Image > Adjustment > Threshold in this case I applied a level 60 and the result you get should be like this. Now with the Magic Wand Tool select the black part of the layer and paint it dark purple, invert the selection and delete the white part of the layer, and set the layer mode to Hue. On the background layer go to Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation ( Hue: 186 | Saturation: 71 | Lightness: -38) you result should be like this: Now we got to a point that I wanted with the colors so I will go to Layers > Flatten Image that way the 3 layers will merge into only one image. To make the image look brighter I will go to Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights (Shadow: 50% | Highlight: 0%) Now we are done with the photo lets start working with the typo to fill out the blank spaces and give some style to the posters. Using the font cow.cow (size 36) with the color yellow I wrote “Sexy colors look sexy together”. Now with the same font but this time in red I will write abduzeedo and place it at the top, I select the yellow background and apply a layer mask to the abduzeedo text layer to give a better contrast between the photo and the typo. To pass a better message trough the image I select the Custom Shape Tool and get one of the talk bubbles that already comes with Photoshop and create a decent size talk bubble using the color red. Inside the bubble I wrote; “Inspiration for your mind” in white using the font Can Can de Bois. I selected both layers and rotated a little bit to the side so everything won’t look so square. To make it look even better and give and awesome contrast I hold ctrl and click on the text layer then I press ctrl+shift+i to invert the selection, I go to the bubble layer and ad a layer mask that way the text area will be a hole on the bubble. For a better contrast I reduce the text layer Opacity to 60%. I got to a point that where I really like what I’ve done but I still need to give a last touch to it so I will use a brush to give a little style to the image. I create a new layer and using the brush set from angryblue I start playing around adding some yellow paint in the area where I got the yellow typo. And the final touch using the same brush set I add a little paint spots using the color red around the typo abudzeedo on the top keeping the same background contrast using the same layer mask as the typo. Here is the final result: Hope everyone liked it, you can you this same effects to create a bunch of different things, just adapt to your style and have fun!

20 Amazing Poster Designs

A get great inspiration from good posters, specially the ones with good design and a little mix of art and good typography. That's why I selected some great posters with different styles to inspire you, enjoy!

Reader Tutorial: Create a Cool Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial you are going to learn a few good techniques and tips for color correction. Hope you like it. Hopefully this tutorial can benefit in your pursuit of becoming a better designer. If you want to have your tutorial published on Abduzeedo, just send it to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com. Step 1 Create a new document at 1600 x 1200 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Start off by opening all of your images separately and lets extract our guy from the background, use the pen tool. You can find these images here: http://fl8us.deviantart.com/art/Deserted-City-4100373 and http://b-e-c-k-y-stock.deviantart.com/art/Scared-People-2-46126819. Thanks to fl8us and beckystock for these great photos. Step 2 Place the street image on our blank canvas and set the guy image on top of it. Lets give the right perspective to our guy go to Edit/Transform/Perspective. See the image below. Step 3 Lets create an adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation and check the colorize option, above all the layers. Keep playing with the colors until you get something you like. Step 4 Ok go to our buildings layer and add some warp to it go to Edit/Transform/Warp. Play around until you get something like this. Its really important that you leave the street the most straight as possible. Step 5 Turn off the guy layer and create a new layer on top of it. Use the Lasso Tool (L) to select all the part back there and fill it with white. See the image below Step 6 Now lets add some blur to our light. Go to Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and set it to 28%. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and duplicate the layer and give the same blur. Step 7 Now turn on the guy layer and create a new layer below call it "Shadow". Grab a small soft brush and low its opacity to 60% and start covering under his feets. See the image below. Step 8 Then create a new layer below of the "Shadow" layer and hit Cmd+left click over the guy layer to load the selection and fill it with black, using the Paint Bucket Tool. and go to Edit/Free Transform and rotate the image. Step 9 And go to Edit/Free Transform and rotate the image. Like the image below. Step 10 Then add a blur to our shadow Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and set it to 5%. Low the opacity to 70% and duplicate the layer, then by using a large soft brush with 50% opacity erase some areas until you get something like this. This step its really important if you wanna get a more realistic look. Step 11 Now lets add some light to our guy that matches with our background. Grab the Dodge tool, select Highlights and set the exposure to 5% and highlight some areas. Step 12 Now create a new layer on top of the guy layer and call it "Light guy" and hit Cmd+Left Click on the Guy layer to load the selection. Then just go back to the Light guy layer and using a large soft white brush start covering all the back area, until you get something like this. Step 13 Ok, now lets duplicate the guy layer and put it above all the layers and change the blending mode to Color with 60% opacity. And with a large soft eraser erase all of it and leave the skin tone. Just like this. Step 14 Now lets add the final touches and merge all the layers. Then lets add some sharpen go to Filter/Sharpen/Unsharp Mask with this values. Conclusion Thats it! Then you can add some nice noise to your work and get nice film look. Hope you learn something from it :-) About the author My name is Luis Quiñones, I'm a graphic/web designer from Dominican Republic. Also you can follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/LuisSQuinones .

Creative Tempest Show and Shell (Out) - Poster Giveaway

We've been featuring articles about all kinds of posters for some time now, and we're always looking for more great ones to share with you guys. Today, we're very happy to inform that Creative Tempest is giving away a super cool limited edition poster designed by Steve Goodin. You show us your favorite artist, and if we decide to feature them, we shell out! Ten lucky winners will have their chosen artist featured on Creative Tempest and also receive a completely original limited edition Creative Tempest poster designed by one of our favorite artists, Steve Goodin also known as DEMEN1. This amazing poster is 100% guaranteed to help you loose weight because you will be getting up and walking over to touch it every few minutes just to make sure the art really isn’t jumping off your wall. If his name hasn't rung a bell yet his work certainly will! To win is quite simple: You Show: 1. Pick any artist of your choice who's work is featured on the web. (Were talking any form of art that can be inspirational to other artists) 2. Post the artist's full name and website in the comment section on the "Creative Tempest Show and Shell (Out)" competition post at www.CreativeTempest.com. Make sure to link up your email so we can contact you. We Shell: Guaranteed - 11"x17" full color quality poster by DEMEN1 (Steve Goodin). Maybe two posters if your artist is really cool. Nice packaging of some sort. Bubble wrap, if your lucky. Personal message from the crew. The Details: The contest begins Monday March 2nd 2009 and ends Friday March 13th at midnight. No duplicates! If the same artist is posted twice, only the person who posted it first will be accepted. Each person can only post one artist. Artists cannot have been previously featured on Creative Tempest (so glance over our posts to make sure yours isn't already taken). The ten winners will be announced on March 16th at www.CreativeTempest.com. Your artist could actually become a "Featured Artist of the Week." So come post your artist before others do! For more details go to http://www.CreativeTempest.com

Great Deviant Posters

I was going thought deviantart when I realized they have a great selection of poster designs, so why not take a couple of them to share with you guys, they really well worked and very creative on their own way, check it out!

Old School B-Movies Posters

Movie posters are probably one of the best ways to check some cool designs. Hollywood posters tend to look alike... floating heads, photoshop effects and all that. But B-movies are in another level of coolness for sure. B-Movies posters usually are corny, but its old school feel makes just the trick. And of course, not only the design itself is cool, but also the movies names. Seriously... some of these are truly bad ass. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these, which were found at cool B-movies blog called "Wrong site of the Art". I encourage you people to visit it, there are tons of posters there!! Cheers!

Robots Rock!

I ♥ robots! I hope you do too because I have three robot-related things to tell you about. First, an awesome CG short film. Second, a look at the new Transformers 2 posters. Finally, some info on the upcoming Voltron movie. Update (8/24/08): - Apparently the Transformers 2 posters are fake. Sorry about that! Oh well, they are still really cool! - Not too long after posting this Design Boom posted an awesome blog entry about female robots. Check it out. 1. World War World War is a short film about two 1940s era vehicles that transform into robots and battle. It takes place 100 years after WWII, Hiroshima, Japan 2045 A.D. It was made by Vincent Chai, a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. What's even more amazing was that he only used off-the-shelf softwares like Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects. This stuff looks like it was made in a professional CG studio! It's a great example that you don't need a huge budget to create stunning visual effects. Go to his website to watch the complete short film (it also has an HD version) and check out the making of the film as well. Here are some screen grabs: 2. Transformers 2 Posters Two new posters for the upcoming Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen have been released and here's a glimpse. I really enjoyed the first movie so I'm excited that they are making a sequal. 3. Voltron the live action movie I've heard rumors that someone wanted to make a live-action version of Voltron. Well apparently it's no longer a rumor. With the success of Tranformers, studios are jumping on the 80's cartoons-with-Robots bandwagon. What's next? A Go-Bots movies? Robotech? I used to love Voltron so I'm definitely interested. Plus I read they are supposed to use a similar type of style/effects that they used in the movie 300. Read more about this at this i09 blog entry. Here's a blog following the progress of the film: http://voltron-2008.blogspot.com/ and for your nostalgia, here are 2 clips from the 80's Voltron cartoons: The Classic intro to the series: Voltron animated movie (part 1 of 5):

47 Soviet Propaganda Posters

Vintage, vintage, vintage. Yes!! We're getting an overload of it!!! So, how do you like Sovietic poster design? If you are a sucker for it, I bet you'll really like these! And if you not acquainted with Sovietic propaganda, or any propaganda at all, before we start, you should know that "Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster". THANK YOU, Lenin. The New Economic Policy (1921-1927) The First and Second Five Year Plans (1928-1937) The Great Patriotic War (1939-1945) The Cold War (1946-1984) Others Source links: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9.

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. Besides that, they show the author, when it was created and the description. Every soviet poster no matter the date of creation bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality. The attention to details is awesome. The scope of techniques is endless. Soviet posters are a treasure chest with inspiration for any graphical designer, not to mention the seeing pleasure itself. And what's important, every Soviet Poster has a historical reference essential for understanding the layers of meanings it carries through time. Here are some posters. It’s definitely worth checking out. Here comes the Red Army! Lenin Forever!