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Holiday Card with Adobe Capture and Illustrator

Holiday Card with Adobe Capture and Illustrator

It's that time again, the most wonderful time of the year, at least that's what the old song says. I love the holidays, and Abduzeedo was born at this time back in 2006, which makes me even more nostalgic. But the...
ABDZ 07 - Playing with Shades

ABDZ 07 - Playing with Shades

Back to my image a week after a short vacation, much needed. I have also been spending my time with the new Abduzeedo which is looking much sleeker and soon will be going live. This week I decided to recreate an effect...
ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

ABDZ 06 - Strokes and Paths

Week 6 and here we go again. This morning while I was looking for some references or inspiration on what to do I saw a post on Instagram from the Street League, it's the league of street skateboarders. I loved the logo...
ABDZ 05 - Playing with Fire in Photoshop

ABDZ 05 - Playing with Fire in Photoshop

Week five and another image done. This time I went back in time and attempted a recreation of those crazy light effects I used to do in Photoshop back in 2006-2009. The main reason I wanted to do this was because I...
ABDZ 04 - Windows 10 Wallpaper in Photoshop

ABDZ 04 - Windows 10 Wallpaper in Photoshop

Another week and another image to be done. The most difficult part is finding the inspiration point, this time however, I knew exactly what my mission would be. This week's image is my attempt at recreating the...
ABDZ 03 - More LInes in Illustrator and Photoshop

ABDZ 03 - More LInes in Illustrator and Photoshop

Let's go again. Third week and third image. I am taking my Sunday night to try to come up with something. I had forgotten how hard it is to start a new image from scratch. I must start paying more attention to movies...
ABDZ 002 - Playing with Strokes

ABDZ 002 - Playing with Strokes

Second week of my little project of trying to create an image per week. This time I got inspired by simple vector illustrations I saw that had lines creating the logo. I've done something like this in the past but never...
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ABDZ 001 - Illustrator and Photoshop

ABDZ 001 - Illustrator and Photoshop

In the past year I stopped writing tutorials and the main reason was that I thought they weren't relevant anymore given the copious amount of great websites out there. Also, I believe the audience of the blog has...
Native Android Prototypes with Android Studio - Introduction

Native Android Prototypes with Android Studio - Introduction

I have been working designing interfaces for the web for over 15 years and for the past couple of years I have seen the switch to native apps being a big shift in the industry. I am a huge fan of the web but it's...
80s Artwork in Photoshop

80s Artwork in Photoshop

This weekend I took 30 minutes of my time to watch Kung Fury. What a masterpiece! It's a true homage to the 80s actions movies full of the cliche styles that made that era the most creative and visually rich in my...
Playing with Lines in Photoshop and Illustrator

Playing with Lines in Photoshop and Illustrator

The last tutorial I wrote was back in January, it's been quite a long time and boy I missed it. I have been trying to organize myself to start playing more with not only Photoshop and Illustrator but also Sketch and...
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Abduzeedo Material Design - App Navigation

Abduzeedo Material Design - App Navigation

Last weekend I started the process to design the Abduzeedo mobile app and web for Android. The goal is to apply Google's Material Design style to the new app, but in order to do that we have to rethink quite a few...
Abduzeedo Material Design

Abduzeedo Material Design

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...
2015 Artwork

2015 Artwork

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...
ABDZ Constellation in Photoshop

ABDZ Constellation in Photoshop

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...
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ABDZ Paper in Photoshop

ABDZ Paper in Photoshop

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...
Vector Polygonal Background in Illustrator

Vector Polygonal Background in Illustrator

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...
Playing with Ligatures

Playing with Ligatures

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...

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