Archive for August, 2010

Noise: Free September 2010 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The September 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Noise”. I’ve recently watched “2001: A Space Odyssey” which gave me the inspiration for this design. Some screenshots were actually used for colour reference. I hope you like it. Feel free to leave a comment and share it with others if you do. Thanks. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Intricate Hand Drawn Illustrations by Irina Vinnik

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
When I first stumbled upon Irina Vinnik I was blown away. This Russian illustrator is a true artist. Looking at the beautiful hand drawn sketches makes me envious of Irina. The only thing I can’t decide is whether I prefer her raw sketches or the finished pieces. Don’t miss out and visit Irina Vinnik on Behance for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

Photoshop Tutorial: Create the Sky Logo Typography Lightning Effect

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This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the lightning effect used in the recent Sky logo version. While you can see this type treatment on posters around the UK I first discovered the beautiful glossy typography in their ads on TV. I loved it instantly so I decided to write a tutorial on how to create this type effect in Photoshop. A little knowledge of the program is required, though I believe you should be able to follow the step by step instructions whatever your degree of expertise.
You will learn tricks about selections, blending modes and colour overlays. If there’s any questions please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to address the issue. I hope you enjoy it. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Retro Designs by Ruben Córdoba Schwaneberg

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Ruben Córdoba Schwaneberg is a Spanish designer working under the moniker disonyando. He is truly a master of all trades. Whether you’re looking for graphic design, illustration, motion graphics or 3D modeling Ruben is your guy. Below you find some of his work which all fit in the retro design category. Please visit his portfolio for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Designs by Maxime Quoilin

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Maxime Quoilin is freelance graphic designer from Liege, Belgium and works under the moniker Remainsteadfast. Rather than using many colours in his work Maxime manages to get beautifully detailed designs with mostly monochromatic colour palettes. A strong layout combined with gorgeous textures and photography are at the heart of his style. Below is just a small selection so make sure to visit his portfolio and follow him on Twitter for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Dark Illustrations by Rob Shields

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Rob Shields is freelance illustrator currently located in Philadelphia PA. With his dark and intricate style he manages to land big clients like Computer Arts Magazine, Photoshop Creative Magazine and Beautiful Decay to only name a few. Rob specializes in making images for the music, fashion and design industries. Please visit his portfolio and Behance page for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Clean Graphic Design by Bernat Fortet

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Bernat Fortet is a graphic designer from Barcelona, Spain. It’s hard to give a specific name to his style as he masters all the classic graphic design skills such as photography, typography, illustration as well as motion graphics. A true jack of all trades I just had to share his designs with you. This really is just a small selection so please visit Bernat’s portfolio and his blog for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

Lighthouse: Free August 2010 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. August 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Lighthouse” and as for last month’s calendar I opted not to put the name on it. It was great fun playing with all the different colours in various blending modes to achieve this vibrant feel. Again, the calendar wallpaper is  available for the iPad and iPhone 4 with retina display. I hope you enjoy and would love to hear what you think of it. + Continue Reading