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Abduzeedo Material Design

Abduzeedo Material Design

March 02, 2015 from abduzeedo's blog

This weekend I started working on an Android mobile version of the site using the Material Design spec. The style-guide is super complete and covers a lot of basic visual design needs like grid system, typography and color palettes...
2015 Artwork

2015 Artwork

January 05, 2015 from abduzeedo's blog

Since we started the blog in 2006 I have been creating an artwork to celebrate the new year. It's a way to start the year motivated and challenged. This year, 2015 we will celebrate 9 years on the road, so nothing better than put together...
ABDZ Constellation in Photoshop

ABDZ Constellation in Photoshop

November 10, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

This weekend I went to the movies to watch Interstellar in IMAX 70mm. This movie was for me the most anticipated one this year and I left the theater in awe. The movie is visually stunning and as expected from Nolan, a mind-bending...
ABDZ Paper in Photoshop

ABDZ Paper in Photoshop

November 03, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

I've recently written about Google's newly launched visual design language called Material Design . The goal of this new design is to create a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and...
Vector Polygonal Background in Illustrator

Vector Polygonal Background in Illustrator

September 15, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

A couple of weeks ago I posted an image with a polygonal background that I discovered on the Pattern Library website and got some requests to recreate so herein lies my attempt. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a vector...
Playing with Ligatures

Playing with Ligatures

September 08, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I posted a couple articles on typography, more precisely ligatures, and despite the fact I have never been a huge fan of this style it is extremely popular. With that in mind I decided to practice and learn more about it. For...
ABDZ Internals in Photoshop

Illuminating Motherboard in Photoshop

September 02, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

For this week's tutorial I will extend the Chrome Effect in Photoshop tutorial and add a super cool light effect simulation featuring a fan hole in a computer. We will use some images and Photoshop's layer styles for the whole tutorial...
Chrome Effect in Photoshop

Chrome Effect in Photoshop

August 25, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

A couple of weeks back we featured an image for the wallpaper of the week that was the Abduzeedo symbol with a chrome effect. Quite a few people asked me how it was composed so this weekend I decided to write a simple tutorial on how to...
Playing with Triangles in Photoshop

Playing with Triangles in Photoshop

July 21, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

It's been quite some time since I've experimented with new ideas. Today, I decided to go through my personal library of inspiration, likes on Pinterest, etc and found some really good images from various artists, in particular the work of...
2014 FIFA World Cup Poster

2014 FIFA World Cup Poster

June 09, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is about to begin in Brazil this week and I couldn't be more excited. Brazil hasn't hosted what is considered the biggest sporting event in the world since 1950. To celebrate the return of Brazil as host country, I...
Impossible ABDZ in Illustrator

Impossible ABDZ in Illustrator

June 02, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

Last Friday I bought the game Monument Valley and got hooked an an instant. The art direction is fantastic, full of beautifully designed puzzles playing with impossible forms, you feel it could be a game designed by M.C Escher. A few hours...
Low Poly Illustrations in Photoshop by Breno Bitencourt

Low Poly Illustrations in Photoshop by Breno Bitencourt

May 14, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

We have seen quite a few illustrations with the low poly style, it looks like a very difficult technique but Breno Bitencourt put together a very complete Photoshop tutorial showing the process, including a video. I will really give it a...
San Francisco Skyline in Illustrator

San Francisco Skyline in Illustrator

May 12, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

A couple of weeks ago I decided to practice my Illustrator skills to create a simple skyline of San Francisco for a print material I am working on. I loved the style that Ryan Putnam explored on some of his illustrations of city skylines...
Playing with type and images in Photoshop

Playing with type and images in Photoshop

April 28, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

Following our new series of positive thinking wallpapers today we will show you how to create a simple and soothing image using Photoshop. The author we feature today is Confucius and the quote is "Everything has beauty, but not everyone...
Positive Thinking Wallpaper in Illustrator

Positive Thinking Wallpaper in Illustrator

April 21, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

I am always change the wallpaper of my computer, not so much on my mobile devices, I don't know why. The only think I know is that I look at my wallpaper quite a lot because of the second monitor. In order to get some inspiration I decided...
Reader Tutorial: The Voyager by Moe Pike Soe

Reader Tutorial: The Voyager Artwork by Moe Pike Soe

March 18, 2014 from AoiroStudio's blog

The Voyager artwork was created as a Ten Dollar Fonts showcase for a brilliant font designed by Maarten Van’t Wout. I used Cinema 4D and Photoshop to create the atmospheric photo manipulation. The technique is to use different blend modes...
ABDZ Weave Pattern in Illustrator

ABDZ Weave Pattern in Illustrator

February 24, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

I have been taking a lot of pictures since I decided to do a photo a day project this year. I got a good camera and started taking pictures of pretty much everything that inspired me. I was in Bloomington, Indiana and I was really amazed...
Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop

Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop

February 10, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

I have been playing more with simple stencil style logos in my spare time, especially because it requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. I surely have a lot to improve upon and that's why I have been spending time trying to...
Offset Path Effect

Offset Path Effect

January 27, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week Adobe release some new updates in the Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop and Illustrator. The best new feature for me was the live corner effects in Illustrator. It is a simple little feature but it will make my job so much...
Water Drop Effect in HTML & CSS

Water Drop Effect in HTML & CSS

January 13, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

The best way to learn anything is by doing it, plain and simple, trial and error. With the explosion of mobile devices and the evolution of HTML5, CSS3 and browsers, knowing to code is almost a requirement to anyone willing to work with...
JWT  Brazil - Made Of What You Are

JWT Brazil - Made Of What You Are

January 06, 2014 from abduzeedo's blog

Background Info: this illustration was an A0 billboard produced for JWT Brazil's Troller car campaign. The original brief came attached with a rough concept sketch and some loose directions for what the client wanted to see in the image...
Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

December 30, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week we posted a tutorial showing how to create simple artwork in Illustrator and then in Photoshop we added a few effects to make it look old and with that vintage/hipster feel. Some people asked about some of the steps in Photoshop...
Abduzeedo Happy Holidays Art in Illustrator and Photoshop

Abduzeedo Happy Holidays Art in Illustrator and Photoshop

December 23, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

One of the best ways to learn is by practicing and trying to recreate styles and effects that you like. We have been doing this here on Abduzeedo since the beginning, always adapting a little bit to add our own unique flavor. The goal is...
Working with Type in Photoshop

Working with Type in Photoshop

December 09, 2013 from guest's blog

In this post I'm going to show you some of the tools that I use in my workflow when working with type in Photoshop. Anti-Aliasing The elephant in the room seems to be as good of a place as any to start this post. In previous versions of...
Abduzeedo 7th Anniversary Poster in Photoshop

Abduzeedo 7th Anniversary Poster in Photoshop

December 02, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

This December Abduzeedo celebrates its 7th anniversary. In the end of 2006, after the robbery of our design studio, I decided to start a simple blog to share inspiration, experiments and to try to be more active in the community. Today,...
Basic Animations in CSS and Javascript for Prototypes

Basic Animations in CSS and Javascript for Prototypes

November 18, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

Motion design is getting more important everyday when it comes to design interfaces that engage with the user both functionally and emotionally. Because of this, I started practicing with Javascript and jQuery to create basic animations...
A Guide to Pixel Hinting

A Guide to Pixel Hinting

October 28, 2013 from guest's blog

When looking at a website or interface, there are few things more annoying than half pixels. The resulting blurred edges make your potentially great product look hastily designed, uncared for and unfinished. Admittedly, if you are working...
Abstract Artwork in PIxelmator

Abstract Artwork in Pixelmator

October 21, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

This weekend I was waiting for my flight sitting at the airport with no internet and decided to create a new wallpaper for Abduzeedo. I started in Photoshop, but then I decided to play a little bit with Pixelmator. After 1 hour and lots of...
Super Easy Soft Shadows in Illustrator

Super Easy Soft Shadows in Illustrator

October 14, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

We all know that hyperrealist icons are over, the new trend now is flat and either hard shadows or super soft and subtle ones. You can also try to mix both styles, there are a lot of people actually doing that and the results are quite...
Case Studies: AWAKE, Freed to kill and Gateway to hell

Case Studies: Awake, Freed to Kill and Gateway to…

October 07, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

October is Halloween's month and for this week's case study we will feature not one but three inspiring digital artworks by Wojciech Magierski that will definitely give you some inspiration and references for your Halloween design...
iOS7 Frosted Glass Effect with HTML 5 and Javascript

iOS7 Frosted Glass Effect with HTML 5 and Javascript

September 30, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

With iOS7 Apple introduced a completely new design for the 6 year old OS. Among all the changes, one that really caught everyone's attention was the blurred background effect. Basically some parts of the UI get a nice frosted glass effect...
Vector Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Vector Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

September 23, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week we posted about some new trends in icon design and illustration. Today after spending hours watching Breaking Bad, I started to watch it a couple of weeks ago and now I am on season 5 already - I decided to create an illustration...
Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

September 09, 2013 from abduzeedo's blog

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. I started to think about what would be the best way, manually recreating that would be too...

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