Create a retro sci-fi movie poster in Photoshop

Create a retro sci-fi movie poster in Photoshop

I’m a great fan of sci-fi art, as WeGraphics friends may have noticed from my works. After played for a while with a type treatment, some paper textures and light effects, I’ve created a nice design that could be used for a movie poster.
And now I gonna show the simple process that is behind this composition. We will deal in particular with blending options and textures customization. This tutorial can be followed by Photoshop newbie without problems.
To all Stargate lovers, let’s start!

How the use of textures can improve your web design

How the use of textures can improve your web design

Web design is an art that needs creativity, technical knowledge and a great passion. There are many techniques to create wonderful web designs, and designers have a lot of instruments to make precious and unique a layout, but, on the other hand, it’s clear that there are some instruments that designers prefer to complete their works. One of these surely is the use of textures.

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #1

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #1

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. Enjoy it!

How to create a melancholy model photo manipulation

How to create a melancholy model photo manipulation

This tutorial was born with a specific aim. I was playing with the image of a beautiful model, with the intention to realize a simple photo retouch tutorial, thought for all those who are approaching to photography and need simple Photoshop skills to embellish their models shots. As always, I finished with something totally different, with a pinch of “dark”. Today we will use several simple techniques to realize a beautiful melancholy photo manipulation starting from the image of a model. We will deal in particular with masks, brushes and lots of adjustment layers to have full color control.

Designing a highly-professional website, from the sketch to the code

Designing a highly-professional website, from the sketch to the code

Making great websites is like designing excellent buildings. A good web designer approaches the planning of a website like a worthy architect starts a new projects for a physical structure. The art and science of designing ‘something’, a website or a building, includes technical, aesthetic and functional criteria and all structures created through a balanced mix of usability and creativity will be a little piece of art.
In this new post of ‘The web side of WeGraphics’ series we will try to design a super-professional and very clean website for a fictional Architecture studio, that we call ‘Studio Hunter’. We want to reproduce through the website the main objectives of the …

The process of making a professional set of social media icons

The process of making a professional set of social media icons

Many readers have contacted me via e-mail asking for a brief tutorial on how I created Socialiconized – The ultimate social icons pack. And here I am! I will show you some tips useful while working with icons. In particular we will deal with layers organization and pixel simplification. At the end of the tutorial, you will be able to create your own set of icons, in a variety of dimensions, from 48×48 to 16×16 pixels.

WeGraphics Summer Party: great discount for premium subscriptions and new affiliate program

WeGraphics Summer Party: great discount for premium subscriptions and new affiliate program

Dear friends, this is the last summer of the decade and you have to live it until the end. Beach, sea and fresh Mojitos enjoying a stunning sunset with the company of your friends.
We perfectly know what this mean and how a light-hearted summer can recharge you to approach a new super-creative season.
We love our readers, our members… Our first goal is to take care of you and your creativity providing high-quality brushes, vectors, textures and other time-saving resources. For this reason we have a Special Offer for you: a great discount for our yearly subscription and a new affiliate program.
Sign-up WeGraphics today at a lower price, save your …

How to give a canvas-printed look to your images

How to give a canvas-printed look to your images

I’ve received several emails from our readers asking me to explain the method used to give a canvas-printed look to some of WeGraphics set preview images. You can see an example of this effect in action on Watercolor Splodges and Drops brushes and Angry Animal Face vectors previews. So today I’m glad to share with you some nice techniques about textures, and how they can be used in Photoshop to transform a digital work into a printed stylish image.

How to create a professional and clean web layout (with PSD-to-HTML conversion)

How to create a professional and clean web layout (with PSD-to-HTML conversion)

Our passion for web stuff grow day by day, so today we’ll learn how to create a highly-professional and clean web layout. We will see that using gradients, the noise filter and some subtle 1px lines to achieve depth, we can easily create a great web design for a wide range of uses.
As usual the post is divided in two parts: first we create the web page in photoshop and then we convert the PSD in a working HTML/CSS page ready for the web. Following this step by step walkthrough of design you’ll learn, touching with your hands the entire process to make a web page, how to design and …

Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

This is the third of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbie. In the previous two articles I’ve explained how the pen tool works and some useful extracting techniques.
Today I want to go one step backwards, and deal with Photoshop power core: layers. It’s like to ask: how does Photoshop work? The answer is: with layers. Once understood this concept, everything in Photoshop will be more clear. As always, after a brief introduction, I’ll drive you through a series of micro-tutorials to understand better this matter. Let’s start!

Create a lovely textured web design from Photoshop to HTML/CSS

Create a lovely textured web design from Photoshop to HTML/CSS

I love using subtle and soft textures to create clean web designs with an impressive visual impact. The right texture with a good use of typography can generate in simple way (saving your time) unique and absolutely creative web designs.
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to realize a nice web site layout using a nice texture. The post is divided in two parts: first we create the web page in photoshop and then we convert the PSD in a working HTML/CSS page ready for the web. Following this step by step walkthrough of design you’ll learn, touching with your hands the entire process to make a web …

Create a fantasy-horror scene in Photoshop

Create a fantasy-horror scene in Photoshop

Today I’ll drive you through the process of making a fantasy horror scene in Photoshop. We will use some of our grunge textures to realize the background scene, several Photoshop filters to create light effects and we will turn the picture of an innocent child into a diabolic character. I’ll show you how the liquify filter can be used to modify face lineaments. Inspiration derives from horror movie posters design. Are you ready to enter in the dark horror world?

FIFA World Cup 2010 wallpaper by WeGraphics

FIFA World Cup 2010 wallpaper by WeGraphics

Here at WeGraphics we love soccer, and in occasion of the most important soccer event, the FIFA Wold Cup South Africa 2010, we have created a beautiful wallpaper to celebrate the occurrence with all our readers. We are soccer lovers and designers too, so for those interested I’ve published the wallpaper case study, with some screenshot that show the process behind the final result. Which team will win the tournament? The best one, of course (or the most lucky one)!

How to design a funny Monkey T-Shirt illustration

How to design a funny Monkey T-Shirt illustration

A few days ago we published a set of tee shirts mock-up templates. Today I gonna show you how to create a nice monkey illustration and how to apply it on a t-shirt of the set. We will use Photoshop tools to modify stock images and work with shadows and color contrasts. Then we will switch to Illustrator to create the vector monkey. Even if the result can appear easy to achieve, I’m sure you will learn some new tricks with this tutorial.

New WeGraphics, official launch with premium accounts giveaway

New WeGraphics, official launch with premium accounts giveaway

There is a moment in the story of any project during which a change is necessary in order to focus efforts on the main mission of the initiative.
WeGraphics in this last 5 months has released a lot of high-quality resources for designers and many incredible tutorials, but the website was an hybrid solution between a blog and a premium stock resources website.
For this reason Sebastiano, the mind who has created WeGraphics, has felt the need of a deep change, the need of creating a website able to accomplish the real mission of wegraphics.net, that is providing unique resources for designers and writing tutorials on how to use them. We have …

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