Portrait image is a frequently explored graphic design subject. Every face is a universe of emotions that often inspire artists to turn them into a personal piece. Sometimes designers work on existing images of someone/something, in other cases they create a face from nothing (painting or using a 3d software). Today I collected 30 beautiful portraits realized by some of the best graphic designers all over the world.
This is not an article on how to find inspiration. Everyone has his own sources when there’s a lack of ideas. This is an article on how to turn inspiration that derives from others’ digital projects into a new original piece. When you come accross talented designers works, do you spend days trying to achieve a similar result? If yes this post is for you. I want to show you a constructive practice to grow as designer.
Typography is an important and complex graphic design field. There are designers who make of type embellishment the main key of their works. In my opinion the ability to properly use typography is what make the difference between a good and a great designer. Today I selected for you 30 inspirational examples of how unique type treatments can enhance your works.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a textured web layout, starting from the concept on paper to Photoshop design. We will discuss about site structure and will use the 960 grid to organize our contents. Also you will learn how to use layer styles to create an engraved text effect. Give it a try!
Inspiration is what allows designers to create unique pieces. It derives from everything: music, films, photos, t-shirts, people… But there are days that you are on computer observing your empty canvas without any idea to start from. In these cases surfing sites that publish fresh inspirational contents can help you. Today I selected 20 sites that can help creatives to find ideas and inspiration.
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you a simple technique that can be used to enhance any kind of subject with stunning light effects. We will use in particular selection tools, gradients and brushes to achieve the result.
Graphic designers community is growing up rapidly. Thanks to web support everyday thousands of people are able to improve their skills and techniques. It is a everybody dream to turn this knowledge into a full time job. The question is: how to emerge to be apart from the crowd?
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a cool grunge poster in Photohop. We will play in particular with blending modes to mix stock images and with some filters to create nice effects. Also I’ll show you how to integrate 3d text into your compositions and how to replace existing colors using adjustment layers.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an elegant text effect in only 13 steps. We will use Illustrator to realize the outlined text. Then we will play with blending options to create the pressed effect. This style would be perfect for a site tagline or a poster design.
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