tutorial · photoshop · illustrator

Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop

There are lots of ways to create swirls in Illustrator, you can even download vectors from sites such as bittbox and dezignus, and if you are using Photoshop you can download brushes with those sorts of symbols.

inspiration · guest writer

Cool Inspirational Images from DesignFlavr

Andrew from DesignFlavr sent us some cool, inspirational images. These are pretty awesome, and trully worth the visit. If you got any cool link that you'd like to share with us, please leave a comment!! Thanks a lot and hope you like it.

wallpaper · 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

lego · fun

Stunning Lego Creations

Lego is a world mania for sure. From kids to adults, it is the toy of choice to thousands, probably millions of people world wide. And when it comes to cool creations, we find awesome stuff really easy. If you have your own Lego creations, please, drop a comment linking it!! Thanks!

inspiration · interview

Interview: Guilherme Marconi

This week we have an interview with Guilherme Marconi, a Brazilian designer who has created some amazing designs for companies such as Absolut, Vodafone, Havaianas Brasil, Itau, among others.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #10

In this post we will show some of the best articles we read last week. We had some great pieces of work, such as the new James White design called La Femme and the new Batman poster. Monday - 04/21 Awesome Free Textures

font · design

The Coolest Font Ever

From time to time we run into cool fonts sites, some of these have become a reference to all of us, like dafont. You can see some cool font design there... but what if you find the coolest font in a personal site? This is the case of the "Beard Alphabet", by Tim Yarzhombeck.

tutorial · fireworks · css

Tutorial: Obama's Background in CSS - Part 2

In this tutorial we're going to show how you may use the background we've created in the Obama's Background 1st part.

flash · review

3D Wall Flash Component Giveaway

This week I had the chance to test the new Flashloaded component, called 3D Wall. It’s a really cool component that allows us to create 3D walls with pictures and you can navigate through the photos in a 3D space, very Apple TV style.

wallpaper · iphone

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.

tutorial · photoshop

Light Graffiti in Photoshop

A few weeks ago, Paulo published a really cool post about what he called “Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures”.

pictures · hdr

Awesome Signage HDR Pics

HDR pictures have proved to be loved for most of us. From graffiti to portraits, and now Signage! Bryan Scott has come with a cool concept, making HDR out of signals... pretty awesome!

tutorial · fireworks

Tutorial: Creating the iPhone Interface on Fireworks

You certainly want one, or already have one of these. It's an awesome device, but Iphone's interface is also something that gives a lot of pleasure on using it.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #9

This week we got a nice mention at Noupe site. A lot of references for web such as backgrounds, icons and forms. But please, take a special look on the promo video for Windows Vista.

inspiration · design

DesignFlavr - Inspirational Art and Design

There are some sites that are really worth the visit. One of those, is DesignFlavr, a cool site with lots of inspirational links.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

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.

inspiration · interview

Interview: Alberto Seveso

Alberto Seveso is a graphic designer and illustrator from Italy who has simply created a fantastic style by mixing colourful vectors with black and white photos known as "sperm shaping". It's very hard to look at his work and not say WOW. We were able to interview him to find out more about his work and its right here in this post..

guest writer · stop motion

Stop Motion Inspiration

Last week i saw Michael Gondry's "Science of Sleep" again and respected on details. It's an unbelievable film-technique and i'd like to show you some cool stuff. "Stop-Motion is a film-technique that makes a physically manipulatted object appear to move on its own.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #8

Another week has gone and it's time to list some of the best posts we've read during this week.

photography · photos

New contributor on photography matters

We have been posting articles about photography and HDR for quite sometime, even though we are not pros we love photography and we’re always willing to improve our skills in that area.

tutorial · photoshop

Wave explosion Photoshop Tutorial Soon

Today I took 2 hours to do another reader’s request. I have to say, this image was really cool to make because I didn’t know how to even create that effect in the first place. But it turned out to be easier than I thought.

video · funny · ads

The Funniest Shoes Commercials

It's great how advertisers have been comming up with such funny commercials along the years. Reebok and Nike have chosen the right way to go! If we're missing any other funny commercial, please leave a comment! Enjoy!

web apps · aviary

Testing Aviary Tools - 4 invitations to give away

Last weekend I had a pleasant surprise when I opened my gmail. I've received some invitations to the awesome Aviary tools: Phoenix, the image editor and Peacock the pattern maker. Aviary is a suite of web-based applications (RIAs) for people who create.

designers · inspiration · interview

Interview: Bruno Borges

Last week we've posted an article about Bruno Borges, a brazilian who has been developing a great work and that made us very proud to publish it here. Bruno gave us the pleasure of answering a few questions, talking about his style, how he deals with his projects and also why he'd decided to work with design.

photoshop · funny

Funny Celebrity Digital Manipulations

Most of us, during our photoshop sessions, have made some bizarre experiments using pictures of family, ourselves, strangers or even celebrities.

video · video of the week

Video of the Week #7

Past week I've posted the "Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures" article an it was pretty intense. We made it to Digg's frontpage once more, all because light graffiti is totally cool. We also had some comments about this Sprint Celular commercial that was done with light graffiti, and man, it's freaking sweet. For those of you who didn't see it yet, this is the video of the week!

photography · pictures · hdr

Awesome HDR Portraits

Do you know when you try to make a cool self-portrait but you never know what to do in order to get out of the box? Well, why don't you try a HDR Portrait?

design · blog

New Design, lost in space!

After one year using that brownish layout the time for a change has come. Well, actually I’ve been working on this new design since last January, not exactly this one, because I did like 2 other versions before I thought it was ok.Among all these new features there’s the new design. Black, full of stars and lighting effects.

inspiration · best of the week

Best of the Week #7

Best of the Week #7 One of the best news of the week is the lanch of Starbucks at Home site, you must check it out. We also had 4 tutorials linked on Smashing Magzazine and of course, the launch of the Helvetiva Serif on the April 1st. Check it all out and please, if you got anything really cool, drop a comment! ;)

web design · tutorial · fireworks

Tutorial: Obama's Background on Fireworks - Part 1

Reaching the end of the electoral race to know who's running for the democrates, Barack Obama shows that one of this main concerns was the design of campaign pieces. All material released, even his website shows us that. And now, we won't teach Obama a way to beat Hillary, but we'll be giving you some tips to rebuilt on Fireworks the background image of his site.

designers · inspiration · portfolio

Inspiration: Oit8Doi2

Oit8Doi2 is the portfolio of Bruno Borges, an awesome brazilian designer, who's been doing some great work for important magazines, sweet party flyers and paper toys, among other cool stuff. Hopefuly we all can learn a little bit from his work. He's style is neat, some vintage stuff, cool t-shirt designs, some nice experiments.

light · graffiti · flickr

Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures

Long Exposure pictures can get pretty awesome if you have the right ideas. One of the coolest ideas is to make sweet light graffiti with this camera option. During all summer I've played with it, and made some nice pictures (some other day I'll post it), but not as nice as some of these pictures right here! 98% of it was found on Flickr! Hope you like it.

photoshop

Retro Effect in Photoshop

Last weekend I worked on the new design for this blog. I already done 3 designs and the process is always the same.