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!

How to become a self-made graphic designer – Marketing yourself

How to become a self-made graphic designer – Marketing yourself

It was 3 years ago when I started to think about becoming a graphic designer. Well, this is what I’m now. I did not attempt any design school, because I preferred to use the huge amount of resources that the web offers and experiment by myself new techniques. In this 3 articles series I would like to share my experiences with all those that approach the graphic design world and provide suggestions on how to find the best resources and how to avoid errors. Today we will talk of how to acquire visibility and marketing yourself.

Design an Indie Rock cd cover in Photoshop

Design an Indie Rock cd cover in Photoshop

Today I’m going to explain how to realize a retro cd cover in Photoshop. We will photo-manipulate a sunset scene, then we will combine other elements like textures and vector resources to finalize the composition. At the end I will show you how to apply the final design to a cd case mock-up template.

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #17

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #17

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.

How to become a self-made graphic designer – Getting started!

How to become a self-made graphic designer – Getting started!

It was 3 years ago I started to think about becoming a graphic designer. Well, this is what I’m now. I did not attempt any design school, because I preferred to use the huge amount of resources that the web offers and experiment by myself new techniques. In the following 3 articles I would like to share my experience with all those that approach the graphic design world and provide suggestions on how to find the best resources and how to avoid errors. Today we will talk about the first steps and the importance to study hard and be patient.

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

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

Our mission is simple and clear: we want just to serve your creativity! Over the last 4 weeks we’ve 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 November we’ve done our best to bring 15 amazing design packs, created exclusively for WeGraphics by Sebastiano, Piervincenzo, Diego, Nathan, Caleb and Aldo. Enjoy them!

Tips to create awesome 48×48 pixels icons

Tips to create awesome 48×48 pixels icons

48×48 pixels is the standard size of icons destined to web design projects, along with 32×32 and 16×16 pixels. While to create icons of larger size allow designers to add lots of details and realize realistic illustrations, i.e. 512×512 pixels icons, 48 pixels of width and height oblige icon designers to “simplify” the illustration. Today I gonna show you how to realize an awesome small icon of a graphic tablet. We will start by studying a real tablet, we will understand which are the fundamental details and shapes to re-create into the small icon, and finally I will drive you through the Photoshop steps necessary to realize the icon.

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #16

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #16

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.

What’s coming up in December!

What’s coming up in December!

December will be an important month here at WeGraphics. We’ve worked hard to build an awesome community of people who loves graphic design, quality resources and tutorials. Now it’s time to go ahead. We are going to add new features to the site, along with new web projects to launch soon. Today I want to share with you what’s happening behind the scene and the new adventures we will face.

Create an awesome broken plate typography effect

Create an awesome broken plate typography effect

In this tutorial I will explain how to realize funny letters that look like broken plates. We will start in Illustrator modifying the original font, then we will switch to Photoshop in order to play with textures and layer styles. Also we will deal with selection tools and simple methods to create 3d illusion always in Photoshop.

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #15

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #15

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.

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

After 15 days we can say our initiative to give away the new iMac to one lucky new subscriber was a great success. 300 new members have joined WeGraphics Premium and downloaded our resources. There are new great objectives we’re working on, like a new category of WordPress themes. So stay tuned guys!
Now It’s time to announce the winner of the giveaway!

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