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Minimalist Halftone Design - Tutorial

I haven’t posted a Photoshop tutorial in quite a while. There are many reasons for that, but the TL;DR is that I feel that it was not necessary anymore. However, as I was checking the new features in Photoshop I decided to play with it and was quite surprised.

graphic design

Awesome Calendar Inspired by the 2020 Visual Acuity Test

At the beginning of each year Polar, a design studio from Brazil, designs a non-traditional calendar as a gift for friends and customers. Inspired by the 20/20 visual acuity test — or Snellen Chart — the 2020 Polar calendar graphically explores the relationship between typographic scale, distance and time.

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Designer Spotlight: Leo Natsume

Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to promote their work, we will start featuring designers from all over the world in a series we call Designer Spotlight.

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Whimsical Balance in 3D

Pol Solà has an incredible portfolio with some beautiful projects like Rings Of Saturn which was featured on Behance. There’s something about his projects that capture the 80s, in special, that sense of discovering what 3D and CGI could bring to the world in terms of visual design.

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Poster Collection inspired by VHS packaging

Xavier Esclusa Trias has created a poster series that is bringing a bit of a nostalgia moments to be honest. Pure throwback from the days where we didn't care about going to rent movies at the video store, where the packaging was just part of an item that you will eventually learn to appreciate.

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FUSE Create Rebranding

Having developed FUSE Marketing Group’s visual identity years ago, the team approached Jacknife to help reinvigorate their identity once again. This time, they were merging two distinct brands offering advertising and experiential into a cohesive offering under a new name: FUSE Create.

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Lettering experiments with wet acrylic

Gehan Magee is a typographer and calligrapher based in Sydney, Australia. Hello Australia! At first glance, you might think it's just another series of lettering experiments built-in 3D. Yes? But it's not, it's made of 'wet acrylic'. To be honest, it's my first time seeing this technique and I do love the result.

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Scientific Illustrations for the Hemaware Magazine

Markos Kay is an visual artist based on London, United Kingdom, he shared a project that we wanted to feature on abdz. via his Behance profile. It's a series of intriguing illustrations for the Hemaware magazine to raise awareness of bleeding disorders, new treatments, and research.

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Floral Design & Illustrations Inspired by Morris

A homage to the work of William Morris’ floral designs and illustrations of the 19th Century. Here, the real-time growth of flowers is used to form a modern illuminated letter, highlighting the slower quality of manual creation. Morris used illuminated letters in his own publications as a rebellion against the uniformity of the new industrial world.

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Fetch is an Endless Cycle of Misfortune - Motion Design

Through an unlikely encounter with the space-time continuum, a man triggers an endless cycle of misfortune as he plays with his dog in a park. Nomographic, a boutique animation and production studio in London, produced this short piece to take advantage of Instagram’s native, looping video player.

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Cinema 4D Visual Explorations by David Milan

Here at abdz., we love 3D and Cinema 4D. I don't generally have the dedicated time to get into 3D so we feature the incredible designers/artists to feast your eyes. That being said and following this route, let's take a look at these 3D explorations by David Milan .

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