tutorial · quick tips · fireworks

Fireworks Quick Tips #1 - How to use QuickMask

One of the best functions we can use in Fireworks is Mask. It's a basic command that can make our life easiser when working with images or when we need to hide some part of an object. In this tutorial we will create a Polaroid photo using amazing and inspirational illustrations from Adhemas.

inspiration · custom shoe design

Crazy Custom Shoe Designs

A lot of people don't notice but the creation of custom shoes it's just growing day by day, no only the creation it self but the community and the market that goes around these great and a lot of times very unique designs, so I made a selection of great works to drop our jaw.

inspiration · illustration · design

Awesome Vector Illustrations by blindSALIDA

Vector illustration is a pretty sweet art, and we can manage to find some awesome stuff in the web, like blindSALIDA's portfolio, a french designer that makes some great vector pieces, really worth the visit! Take a good look at these works, and for more information regarding his work, just dr

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #93

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

portfolio

How to Promote Your Work

Many new designers might think that having their own site is a real important thing, that it will make their work known, and it get them jobs and money. Well, having your own site is important, but it doesn't mean that you don't need other tools to place your work out there. It is a geniune mistake to think that your site will work solo.

savitskaya · interview · elenasham · elena

Interview: Elena Savitskaya

I haven't posted an interview in a while. For this one, I'd like to introduce you to a very good Russian female designer from London.

inspiration · business cards designs

Inspiration: Business Card Designs

I know there is a lot of different kinds of business card now days but since abduzeedo is giving out some traditional cards prints, I focused on that and put up some great card designs by really good designers so you can inspire yourself when creating yours.

wallpaper · iphone

Great iPhone Wallpapers by extraverage™

Extraverage™ is the portfolio of Karoly Kiralyfalvi aka Drez, a 26 years old freelancer graphic designer, living and working in Budapest, Hungary. Besides the incredible work Drez has created some great iPhone Wallpapers. If you have an iPhone you must check them out.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #92

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

photography · photoshop · portrait · retouching · tutorial

1. High Quality Portrait Retouching pt1

This is the first tutorial in a series on photographic retouching. In this tutorial I'll try to demonstrate the level of editing that goes into removing any discrepancies in the skin. I have divided the whole process into parts.

photography · photo manipulation · inspiration

Inspiration: Krinsky Menachem

The greatest thing about photo manipulation is that we get to recreate what's inside us, in our minds and heart. You can wonder though places that you could never visit, all in a split second. Menachem is an artist that manages to travel to this imaginary scenarios through his work. I really this kind of work, thoughtful and peaceful.

tutorial · photoshop · 3d

Stunning Dragons Attack in Photoshop with 3D Features

Last year I was learning how to use the 3D features in Photoshop and I did an image mixing a 3D robot with a photography and some dragons in vector. After quite sometime I was checking my images and found it, so I decided to write a tutorial showing how I did that. And, also play a bit more with the new 3D features in Adobe CS4.

album · cover · hip · hop · inspiration

Inspiration: German Hip Hop Album Cover

I am working on an album cover for a hip hop artist right now and looked for inspirations on the web. I found some very good articles like this on SmashingMagazine.

giveaway · business cards

1000 Business Card Giveaway from Printprintprint.biz

Last Christmas we had a really nice giveaway from Printprintprint.biz. They gave us 1000 2 sided color business cards to giveaway and the winner was Tom. Fortunately the article got a great number of comments and the guys from Printprintprint.biz gave us more cards to give away.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #91

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

tutorial · retouching · photoshop

A Perfect Truth: Reverse Photoshop Processing

As a follow on from yesterday, this is the second of this style. I have reversed the process, to create a reverse processing style to the video. I feel this clearly shows a person for how the really appear. Stripping back all the work to reveal the face as it was, as it is. I hope you enjoy. I will be posting a tutorial video shortly.

best of the week

Best of the Week #47

It's time to our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web, a bit of architecture, Ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuffs!

video · tutorial · retouch · photoshop

A Perfect Truth: Reverse Photshop Processing + Video Tutorials?

There are many touch-up videos on youtube, but not so many in depth tutorials. I've been getting a lot of requests, suggestions and questions so I've been thinking. Perhaps it's about time I do some tutorials. Now with youtube's better quality, it's possible to upload high-quality/high-def widescreen videos.

Typography · free · fonts

15 Awesome Free Fonts

Once again I went through Deviantart and found some great freebies, this time fonts, fonts that you may not even seen before and yes they are really good, check it out yourself, use and abuse them. I wanted to provide the link to download the fonts but I think it's better if you go to the authors page and download it fro

web design · inspiration · brown

Web Design: Brown Sites

What's up, people? I know that many of you really like our web design series, and that's why we're bringing to you another one about it! How do you guys feel about brown sites? Probably you don't think brown as a great color to design, but once you see these sites, you'll most definitely change your mind. These are great pieces and makes us add brown to our color pallet.

inspiration · funny · 3d

Beautiful 3D Characters by Fran Ferriz

Fran Ferriz is an illustrator, 3D Artist, graphic and industrial designer from Spain. He has really cool works but in special the 3D characters. They are simply beautiful, very cartoonish and funny.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #89

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

video of the week · commercial · car · advertising

Video of the Week #31

The fact that the last video we've posted here was a car commercial as the one we're posting today has nothing to do with coincidence. It's an awesome thing how these commercials are getting better, and better. And of course, they are not always the same.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #33

For this Sites of the Week we have selected some great and clean sites such as Uncoverr and Carsonispace. Also we have an interesting flash site for the Martini Asti and much, much more!

surface pattern design · pattern · inspiration

24 Masters of Modern Patterns Design

I'm a fan of patterns and textures applied to graphic design, and it's a trend that is becoming quite popular in web design. The coolest thing is that patterns give a very unique style to your design, sometimes sort of crazy, sometimes very elegant and classic.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #88

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Tim Dinter

Illustration can be a trick art. Some people might love a particular piece, some might hate it.

trends · inspiration · design · 2009

Design Trends for 2009 - Follow or Not Follow

Every new year we get to see articles reviewing the year that has gone and predictions for the one that has just started. As designers, we wonder what will change and what will be the new trends in graphic design, web design, or simply in design in general. As designers we must be aware of what is happening in our industry, in this case, the trends that will be followed...

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #87

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

product design · package design · apple

The Joy of Opening an Apple Package

If the small pleasures are really the ones that count, there's a special one that I had the opportunity to try in its full power last month. After being a PC user for over 15 years, I've bought my first Mac. I gotta confess that I got pretty anxious waiting for the delivery. But after 3 days, it finally arrived at my home, my dream came true.

photoshopdisaster · mistakes · funny

20 Biggest Photoshop Disasters of 2008

Out of all the disasters that happened this year, these are the ones we can laugh about, everybody makes mistakes but this photoshop disasters are made by people who make a lot of dollars and are not really suppose to make these kinds of mistakes, and that's why it's so fun to see them.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #86

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.

video of the week · motion graphics · car

Video of the Week #30

We absolutely love cars. We also love motion graphics. Make a combo of those two, and you've got an instant favorite. That's what the people at Glossy made: an awesome advertising motion graphic video for Lexus.

tutorial · photoshop

Abduzeedo 2 Years Art in Photoshop

A few weeks ago I did a wallpaper for the Abduzeedo's second anniversary. It had a very 80's style from the colors to the theme that, of course, was space. In that image we had a sort of A of light, some nebulas and more rays of light.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #85

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, the image with the link from where you found it, also use "Daily Inspiration" in the subject, and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username.