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Creating Smoke Video Tutorial - Experiment 2

Last July I started playing around with some software to create video tutorials. Last year I had done a video tutorial showing how to in Photoshop and last month I did one showing how to enhance your pictures. Now I will show you how to create smoke in Photoshop. The same effect from the most famous tutorial on Abduzeedo. It's not a final product, I'm still learning how to do video tutorials and testing different apps. The first I tested was iShowU, which, I really liked. Yesterday I tested another one called Screenflow, and I have to say it's a awesome software, despite the exporting process, too slow. The audio is, still an issue, I will have to buy a good microphone otherwise the sound is terrible. But it will be fixed for sure. Below you can see the video. Also you can download the PSD file here. Create Smoke in Photoshop - Video Experiment 2 from fabio sasso on Vimeo. Final Image Preview

Video Inspiration: Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School, is exactly what its name tells you, a Film School in Vancouver, Canada. The students, and the school itself make very cool videos, which I'd like to share. Enjoy! The first movie is about a penguin and a wishingwell: By Josephine Gutianjo The second movie is about 2 creatures, 1 trying to cheer the other one up. By Michael Lewicki By Mauricio Bartok Ruiz Besides fun movies, there are movies on serious subjects and matters as well. A movie about the Space Station 'The Voyager' By Leo Aguiar, Jaime Arvizu and Tyler Lemermeyer By Dongkun Yoon I know I only put up animated movies, but that's because I enjoyed these most. If you want to have more on this, you can visit the official VFS website or visit The VFS Youtube Channel. I hope you enjoyed this post! Daan.

Helvetica Documentary Film Giveaway

Everybody knows and use or have used Helvetica, it's one of the most famous and used typeface in the world. It's so famous that there is a movie about it. Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit, Helvetica shows us the proliferation and how we are always surrounded by this great font created by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland. Also we have one copy of the film to give away. Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, Lars Muller, and many more. Trailer: Helvetica Trailer from New Video Digital on Vimeo. Poster Helveticais now available as a digital download for USA iTunes users. Giveaway To win a copy of the Helvetica Film just leave a comment with your email. The winner will be announced next week. For more information about the movie, visit

Video of the Week #19

The video of this week is about Aurora, a concept video created by Adaptive Path with Mozilla Labs and it shows an idea of how the future web and browser. I really recommend you to check that out, simply because Jesse James Garrett, the guy who created the Ajax term, is behind the video, I think that's enough. This is Part 1 of Aurora, a concept video created by Adaptive Path in partnership with Mozilla Labs. With Aurora, we set out to define a plausible vision of how technology, the browser, and the Web might evolve in the future by depicting that experience in a variety of real-world contexts. The release of Aurora is part of the launch of Mozilla Labs’ browser concept series, an ongoing initiative to encourage designers and developers to contribute their own visions of the future of the browser and the Web. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing more video segments, as well as background material showing just what went into imagining the future of the Web and translating that into a video. Tomorrow on the Adaptive Path blog: How do you predict the future? - Jesse James Garrett - Adaptive Path Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Video of the Week #18

This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want... instead of keeping all things simple, they want a logo here, a sign there, a title on the top. This video portraits perfectly the struggle between client and designer, how we get to do most things they want... I said most things, not all things. I'm still willing to pick the jobs I want, not everyone that comes to me. Anyways, enjoy (if you can)! ;D Creating A Stop Sign - Watch more free videos

A Visual Guide To: Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Hi there, this is my first post for Abduzeedo and I'm starting with a quick video tutorial of one of Fabio's cool designs. Fabio got in touch with me and suggested that we did some work together regarding video tutorials. To get things rolling I thought it would be nice to create a video on one of my favorite tutorials - Gavin Steele You can check out the the original tutorial on this site, Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography Note: For improved video quality, head over to vimeo and watch the video there. You can also watch the tutorial with HD on or for even better quality you can click the download button in the bottom right of the vimeo page. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography from godonholiday on Vimeo I hope you enjoy the video tutorials. They are not meant to replace the original tutorials but to aid you in any areas you might get stuck with. And for those of you (me included) who want to see how Fabio goes about his work.... He has some video tutorials of his own on the way. Gavin Steele

Video of the Week #17

One of the greatest things about design is how some people get to use classic references in their work. This week's video has that classic touch, and uses the theme song from 1952 film, Singing in the Rain. But not only uses the song, they also manage to turn the song into something new, yet, really enjoyable. Now add a dude breakdancing. Cool, huh? No, wait, now add cardboard boxes... breakdancing. Done. NOW it's cool. Thanks to Eric for the link.

Beck delves further into the 60's with Modern Guilt

Beck's new album Modern Guilt is out now and I'm digging its groovy 60's vibe. It's a little bit more psychedelic and moodier than his previous more upbeat and funky albums like Odelay and Midnight Vultures, but is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan. This new album was produced by Danger Mouse whom you might know because he's been working with Gnarls Barkley on his last two albums. Here's a video for the song Gamma Ray, even the video is straight out of the 60's, it sorta reminds me of stuff you'd see coming out of Andy Warhol's The Factory: Gamma Ray from Miky Wolf on Vimeo. This is a promo video he made for the album: Here's the video for the song Run from Gnarls Barkley. If you listen to the beats you can hear the similarity in styles with some of the songs on Beck's album. The guy DJ-ing is Danger Mouse. I love this video, it gets super trippy about half-way in so check it out.

Video of the Week #16 + Extra

Today we've got great videos for you guys. The First one is something I've never seen before. A "code video" for Radiohead's song House of Cards, really impressive and beautiful. We also got an awesome extra video, a video clip featuring Santogold, Julian Casablancas, and N.E.R.D. (I've never heard about them before, actually), where they are paper cut-outs. Really great! Thank you Peter for the suggestion. :D Radiohead - House of Cards Produced By Pharrell - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D.

Photoshop Video Tutorial Experiment 1

Last week wrote a post about video tutorials and thought I would start making some. So yesterday, even though I’m on vacations and it was Sunday I decided to try some tools and see how they would work. I did a very short tutorial just to see how long I would take to create a tutorial and how hard that task would be. Even though I didn’t speak through the tutorial it’s very easy to follow. But the next one I promise I will use my beautiful voice, yeah right. So this is just a short tutorial showing how to enhance your photos in Photoshop. Not a big deal but I think it was a nice experience. And if anybody has tips of tools and how to create video tutorials, please let me know. Enhance your Photos from fabio sasso on Vimeo. Final Image

All About Photoshop

What's up, guys? This weekend we had an awesome article brought by Fabiano, with lots of great links, inspiration and all that. And to start the week very well, what about some Photoshop articles and videos to get you all set up? ;) 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes This got to be a World Record. Deke managed to teach us 101 photoshop tips in just 5 minutes... It's true that he can get a little bit cheesy in this video, but still it's really great to see his joy doing this. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone loves to save time, and here's about every existing Photoshop keyboard shortcut. I knew a lot of those, but I didn't know that there were so many friggin' shortcuts. I gotta memorize those! :D Photoshop Battle What about a little chat about Photoshop? Well, during the FOWD in London, we got to see some cool presentations, and this cool Photoshop Battle between men and women. Lots of fun and inspiration. :) Photoshop Battle - FOWD London 2008 from Future of Web Design on Vimeo.

Video of the Week #15

It’s always nice to see how people express their creativity, especially when using such common objects, like a treadmill for instance. Ok Go's video for "Here It Goes Again" shows that special effects aren’t needed to produce a quality piece of work. The music video of the song - which was arguably responsible for the song's U.S. Top 40 success - is an elaborate performance of the band dancing on treadmills in a single continuous take. Choreographed by Trish Sie and directed by Sie and the band, it took a total of seventeen attempts to complete the video. As in the band's video for "A Million Ways", Tim Nordwind lip-syncs the lead vocals instead of Damian Kulash. The video debuted on YouTube on July 31, 2006 and, as of June 9, 2008, has been viewed over 35 million times making it the 26th most viewed video on the website of all time. Notably, the music video is also the 4th most favorited Youtube video. It premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown that same day. OK Go performed the dance routine live at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video and the 2006 YouTube awards for Most Creative Video.

Video Inspiration: Cloning

When i was a kid i used to play around with Apple's "iMovie" and "Final Cut Pro" and loved to create bluescreens, explosions and all that sorts of effects. Also I tried "cloning" but it went too bad. Here are my favourite three cloning effect videos. Sorry for the bad quality. You cannot find good quality movies in the internet anymore MTV from James Houston on Vimeo.

Cutting Images from Pictures Video Tutorials

When it comes to Photoshop, one of the easiest things to do is to select an image and cut it from the background. But some people might not know how to do that, so here are some cool video tutorials on how to do it. That are many ways to do that, from using the lasso tool, to the extraction point, but my favorite by far is using the pen tool, which gives you total control of that process. I hope these are useful to you. ;) Background Eraser Tool Extract tool

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! And to finish, more tackles!! Haha!

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! Sprint Light Graffiti Commercial

Video of the Week #6

When you were a little kid, you would probably try to make shadow puppets on the wall... I guess everyone did that at least once. But this guy takes it to a whole other level. He's a true shadow master.I don't usually post the Video of the Week right in the beggining of the week, but man, this video is so cool I had to do it right away! I can't understand how in the world he does this puppets with his bare hands. Awesome! And hope you all like it as much as I did. Amazing Hand Shadow show by Raymond Crowe. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]