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Wallpaper of the Week #10

The wallpaper of this week is a very cool design called Compassion from Ginger Monkey Design, the home of Tom Lane & friends. They have just updated their portfolio with some amazing new works. It's definitely worth checking it out, and don't forget to use this exclusive wallpaper. At Ginger Monkey I design, illustrate, write, talk, dance, swing and sparkle with passion and intent. On this site you can see and feel the care and attention I put into bringing ideas to life. My outlook is colourful, open, thoughtful and honest. It's underpinned by drive and enthusiasm and peppered with an unquenchable thirst for the fruits of life and the challenges it can hold. Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 1920x1080px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px 1280x800px 1024x768px iPhone Version For more information about Ginger Monkey Design visit their website at http://www.gingermonkeydesign.com/

Wallpaper of the Week #9

The wallpaper of this week is from Jonathan Wong, a graphic designer and illustrator from Ireland. He's also member of the depthCore collective. This image was created in collaboration with Pete Harrison (http://www.aeiko.net) for Depthcore (http://depthcore.com). I am an aspiring graphic designer/illustrator born and raised in Limerick Ireland. I am currently studying Graphic Design in the Limerick School of Art and Design. Art has always been a big passion of mine, ever since I was young. My primary goal in life is to make a living out of doing something I love, and that is the hope with art. Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px 1280x800px iPhone Version For more information about Jonathan Wong visit his website at http://www.artofwong.com/

Inspiration: Desktopography

We've shown you exhibition-sites like DepthCore, Phirebrush or Evoke. Here's a site that focus on Desktop Wallpapers. Desktopography publishes their 4th exhibition and a new album. Dont miss it. Download their High-Resoltion-Wallpapers on their Website. For more please visit Desktopography.net For more please visit their website Desktopography.net

Wallpaper of the Week #8

This week we have for the wallpaper of the week an awesome illustration from Gustav Balderdash, an Illustrator, Animator, and Graphic Designer, based in Southampton, England. We hope you enjoy it and we invite you all to send us images and suggestions for wallpapers. Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px 1280x800px iPhone Version About the Gustav Balderdash I am an Illustrator, Animator, and Graphic Designer, based in Southampton, England. I take part in Secret Wars live art battles, (I won the Southampton Comp) and I am currently working to build my own design company. I enjoy fusing hand drawn characters with digital media, trying to retain the hand made, organic feel. I have formed a small artist collective with a small group of creative friends, called The Undergrowth (theundergrowth.co.uk), the website for which is still under construction, so keep an eye out!

Wallpaper of the Week #7

The wallpaper of this week is an image I created for the Abduzeedo Icon Contest. It was my first experiment using Poser 7, a really nice software to design human forms in 3D. I highly recommend a visit to their site and download the demo, I'm sure it will be very useful for you. Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px 1280x800px iPhone Version

Watercolor Effect in Photoshop - Wallpaper

Last weekend I spent sometime watching TV, more specifically Lost, playing video-games, and playing around in Photoshop as well. I was working on some new images for fun, and for new tutorials of course. Speaking of tutorials, PSDTUTS has published my new tutorial, Create Cool Watercolor Effects in Photoshop, so check it out. Also I’d like to share with you the wallpaper version of the Watercolor tutorial Below you have the different sizes of it. Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px iPhone Version

Wallpaper of the Week #6

The wallpaper of this week is from a designer, illustrator, and friend of mine called Bruno Fujii. Last year Bruno allowed us to download his amazing 2008 calendar, and now this awesome wallpaper. Desktop Version iPhone VersionResolutions:1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px iPhone Version Visit Bruno Fujii's website at http://illustplosion.com/ or his flickr photos for more images and information.

Wallpaper of the Week #5

This week's wallpaper of the week is from a friend of ours, Eric DeFazio, also known as Koston101. It looks pretty darn cool, and we are cheering that this dude will make some other cool wallpapers such as this. Enjoy! Credits: Photo by Parris Whittingham - http://pswhittingham.com Resolutions: 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px iPhone Version For more wallpapers check out our wallpaper tag. And if you got you own wallpapers, please, drop a link!! Thanks a lot and enjoy. ;)

Wallpaper of the Week #4

This week's wallpaper is an amazing illustration from the very talented Alessandro Pautasso. For more information about him check his site out at http://www.nosurprises.it/ Desktop Version iPhone Version Resolutions 1280x1024 1024x768 iPhone

Wallpaper of the Week #3

The wallpaper of this week is the new, and really cool, James White design called La Femme, I think it's not necessary to say anything else right? Desktop Version iPhone VersionResolutions1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px iPhone Version

Wallpaper of the Week #2

This week's wallpaper is a design I created inspired by the work of Adhemas Batista, a fantastic brazilian designer who has done some incredible works mixing photos and vectors. I will write a tutorial showing how to create this image probably next week. Resolutions 1900x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x1024px iPhone Version

Wallpaper of the Week #1

We've been publishing our list of best posts of the week for quite sometime now, and today we are going to start a new series of posts called Wallpaper of the Week. With these series of posts we wish to create a place where you can find and promote beautifull and inspiring wallpapers.In order to do that, we will be searching on the web, creating, and accepting suggestions for wallpapers. Just drop us an email via the contact page with the url of the wallpaper or if you prefer email it to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com.The first wallpaper couldn't be better, it's an astonishing design created by the excellent designer Guilherme Marconi. It's called CMYK Lovers. Resolutions:1900x1200px1680x1050px1440x900px1280x1024px iPhone VersionFor more wallpapers check out our wallpaper tag.

Apple Brushed Aluminum Photoshop Tutorial

I've just finished my new Photoshop tutorial and this time it won’t have lighting effects, with glows and sparks all over, however its is again a request from a user. Tom suggested if we could create a brushed aluminum texture similar to the Apple products. There are some nice techniques applied on this tutorial, and I think it can be easily used to interface design and web design projects. The tutorial will be published at psdtuts.com soon I think. But I took some more time and created 2 desktop wallpapers and 2 iPhone wallpapers. Desktop Version 1440x900px Desktop Dark Version 1440x900px iPhone Version iPhone Dark Version

New tutorial: MSNBC header effect

Today I saw that the guys at PSDTUTS.com published another tutorial I wrote, Reader Request: MSNBC Style Effect. It's a really nice effect and very easy to do too. One of the coolest thing in this effect is that you can use it to create lots of different designs. You can create a header for your site like MSNBC did, or you can create some compositions with photos. Here you can see the end result of the tutorial Get the 1440x900px wallpaper iPhone wallpaper And here is another image I created using the same effect but this time I mixed it with a very beautiful girl. I know the girl makes the design much better. Anyway I'm writing a tutorial showing all steps.

Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps

Last year I had written a tutorial showing how to create some lighting effects in Photoshop, it was called Magic Lighting Effects. A lot of people liked it, but some people still have some questions on how to achieve that effect. When I added a “buy me a coffee” featured on my blog I decided to use an image I had done when I was showing my cousin how to do the Magic effect. Instead of using a hat I used a coffee cup and the process is basically the same, however this time I will explain it in more details. Step 1 Create a new document, apply a Layer Style on the background layer. Add a Gradient Overlay and a Pattern Overlay. Step 2 Here I've used an icon I found on a cool site, but you can use whatever you want. Step 3 Select the Ellipse Tool (U) and create a shape like I did. After that apply a Gaussian Blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur) with radius of 30px. Step 4 Create a new Folder name it “Light Effects”. Change its blend mode to Color Dodge, and move the ellipse you created to this folder. Step 5 In order to create the sparks we will use the amazing brush engine. Add a new layer, inside the “Light Effects” layer, set white for the color and follow the images below. Step 6 Using the Layer Styles add a Outer Glow to the sparks Step 7 Lets add some smoke. Create a new Layer, call it “Smoke”. Change its blend mode to Color Dodge and select the Lasso Tool. Set 40px for Feather and create a selection like I did below. After that make sure that the foreground is white and the background is black and apply a Filter>Render>Clouds. Tip: Continue applying the filter until you get the best clouds. Step 8 Add some text and using the Layer Styles again lets create a nice effect. Step 9 Place your logo and you can even add more effects like I did on the Magic Lighting Effect, but then you will have to follow that tutorial ;). Conclusion I have to say, if you know a bit of Layer Styles and the Brush engine in Photoshop you will be able to create amazing effects. It will depend exclusively on your imagination and playing with the tool. Sometimes just changing a some settings and you get a totally different effect. The PSD file used in this tutorial can be downloaded here.

Gold Style in Photoshop

One of the best features in Photoshop is the Layer Styles. We can create all sorts of effects only using it, you can create, Plastic, Glass, Aqua, Ice, Metals, and many more. Last week I was talking to a friend of mine and he told me that he needed to create a gold effect in Photoshop. He tried to find a good tutorial online but he said he didnt find any. I'm pretty sure that there are good tutorials showing how to do that, however I created my own Gold Style. Now I'm writing a tutorial showing how to do that. It will probably be published at PSDTUTS.com, but you can take a look at the end result below. Desktop Version iPhone Version

Stylish Clouds in Photoshop

Back from the New Year’s eve, I bit of hangover, I’d like to wish you all an excellent 2008. And celebrating the new year I created this new image that I will write a tutorial showing how to create clouds in Photoshop. They are not simply clouds, they are more a cartoon clouds, very colorful and stylish. The same I saw on another fantastic Nik Ainley’s work he did to Adobe and it’s on his website. You can get the wallpapers below. Desktop Version iPhone Version