Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #20

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #20

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.

Outlets of Inspiration: In Search of Apotheosis

Outlets of Inspiration: In Search of Apotheosis

Every designer has a different way of creating a piece of digital art, web design, or typography. There are many things that go into consideration from first envisioning the design to gathering resources and inspiration to selecting the tools to use for the project and finally executing the work.

How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on a Face

How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on a Face

Today we will learn an easy way to add crack effects to your images. We will only need a couple of textures and our Photoshop brushes to obtain a realistic end result. This tutorial is split into 9 easy-to-follow steps, with some basic Photoshop features carefully explained. Give a try!

Wallpaper of the Week #3 by Bram Vanhaeren

Wallpaper of the Week #3 by Bram Vanhaeren

This week’s wallpaper is by a young artist named Bram Vanhaeren. Bram is 20 years old and studies cross media design, after 2 years freelancing together with his brother. He’s been developing his style since his first pen tool experiments in Illustrator about 5 years ago. Bram’s style ranges from simple illustrations and typography to mixed media artwork.

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #19

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #19

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: What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve Used in Design?

The Blank Slate: What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve Used in Design?

Throughout my design career I’ve found ways to incorporate everything from feathers, wood, grass and dirt to paint, fabric, oil and grease in my work. In my opinion, part of the fun of design is realizing how limitless it truly is. Design can be found in anything, and can be created with anything. Tomorrow I am publishing a new Photoshop Brush for our Resource Collection called Ink Stains and Bleach. The set was created by combining inks splatters with drops of bleach. The set is a perfect example of using off-the-wall elements to create something new and unique.

The best design resources of the month, January 2011 on WeGraphics

The best design resources of the month, January 2011 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 January we’ve done our best to bring 14 amazing design packs, created exclusively for WeGraphics by Sebastiano, Piervincenzo, Diego, Nathan, Caleb, Aldo, Corefolio, Dima Shiper and Chadlonius. Enjoy them!

Partnering with Other Creatives – Creating a Virtual Studio or a Reality Nightmare?

Partnering with Other Creatives – Creating a Virtual Studio or a Reality Nightmare?

I was asked to have drinks by someone I knew from a graphic design group. He seemed normal (excuse me while I shudder, as he turned out to be a stalking maniac) so we met for a couple of drinks, which turned into dinner, against my better judgment, and shortly into the meal, he announced we should “open a studio together!”
He had given it thought as he already had the name, “Two Guys Studio.”
I took a long drink to give me time to answer and, hopefully, time for him to die of a sudden heart attack. “No thanks,” I replied.
Hey looked shocked and continued trying to sell me on the …

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper and wood. Today I will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes. So… give it a try!

Wallpaper of the Week #2 by Marius Bauer

Wallpaper of the Week #2 by Marius Bauer

This week brings us a wallpaper submission by Marius Bauer in collaboration with Jared Nickerson. Marius studied Psychology and Management of Social Innovation in Munich. Currently, he is working as a Lead Designer for a Shanghai based company called QPC Mobility. They are focused on Augmented Reality mobile devices. He also works freelance for clients like the Galeries Lafayette, ENI, or Greenpeace.

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.

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