Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #18

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #18

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It’s just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics.

The Blank Slate: How Do You Stay Current?

The Blank Slate: How Do You Stay Current?

Hello to the designers, graphic lovers and the Photoshop obsessed that frequent WeGraphics. My name is Nathan Brown, and I am the brand new WeGraphics blog editor. You may have seen me around or downloaded some of my Photoshop brushes from the Resources Department. If so, you already know a little bit about me, if not… all you need to know is that I’m obsessed with all things design and I’m extremely excited about all that is happening at WeGraphics. I’ve got some exciting stuff planned for the blog so be sure to stop by frequently and grab a bite of what’s cookin’.

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a surreal image with a light color palette. Using some basic overpainting techniques combined with textured bushes, you’ll be able to make soft skin shapes and retouch stock photos of people to get an original looking illustration without the use of filters. This tutorial is inspired by an Illustration I did for the slashTHREE art community. Below you will learn some of the techniques I used in creating that image.

Wallpaper of the week #1 by Mike Campau

Wallpaper of the week #1 by Mike Campau

This week Mike Campau of SeventhStreet Studio was kind enough to share one of his incredible designs as a downloadable wallpaper. Mike is a brilliant designer. He has been combining his illustration background with his knowledge of 3D and Photoshop to create dynamic images for over 15 years. Mike is frequently showcased online and in publications; Advanced Photoshop magazine, Computer Arts, Layers and the Behance Network to name a few. Mike is currently the Creative Director and lead artist of SeventhStreet, a small design studio in Birmingham, Michigan.

Premium WordPress themes launch!

Premium WordPress themes launch!

Today we’re proud to introduce our first premium WordPress theme: WeMagazine. This clean and functional layout is the best way to show off the 2 fundamental features that will characterize all the upcoming themes: functionality and aesthetics.

Behind the scene of WeGraphics – January 2011

Behind the scene of WeGraphics – January 2011

Howdy dear friends! After ended an awesome year, we couldn’t start the 2011 without a couple of exciting news. So pay attention please, I’m going to show you what we are working on (and planning to release in a few days!).

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

We couldn’t start the new year without a Photoshop tutorial on how to realize a high-style 2011 wallpaper! Let’s create together a futuristic type treatment in 16 easy-to-follow steps. We will deal in particular with layer masks and light effects. Also I will show you the power of layer styles and how they can be used to realize awesome text effects.

The best design resources of the month, December 2010 on WeGraphics

The best design resources of the month, December 2010 on WeGraphics

Our mission is simple and clear: we just want to serve your creativity! Over the last 4 weeks we released top-quality brushes, vectors, textures, patterns and templates and updated our blog with great tutorials, inspiration articles and advices to learn how to use our resources.
WeGraphics is a multi-authors resources machine and during December we’ve done our best to bring 14 amazing design packs, created exclusively for WeGraphics by Sebastiano, Piervincenzo, Diego, Nathan, Caleb, Aldo and Studio Ace of Spade. Enjoy them!

Design the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Poster

Design the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Poster

Movie posters and films are great sources of inspiration for graphic designers. With the success of Tron Legacy and its awesome light effects, we have seen several tutorials on how to realize these effects in Photoshop. Today I decided to reproduce the logo of one of my favorite film series: Pirates of the Caribbean. We are going to see the 4th chapter to the cinema, so let’s celebrate captain Jack Sparrow and his friends with this cool photo manipulation!

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