Wallpaper of the Week #22 by Ange Simon

Wallpaper of the Week #22 by Ange Simon

Our wallpaper of the week this week is by a designer from Rohais, Guernsey named Ange Simon. If you haven’t seen Ange’s work on deviantArt or Behance, your missing out on some amazing photo manipulations. This piece is titled “Infinite”. I really love the use of light in this work. Ange’s ability to paint with light is apparent in all of her work. Check out her website at http://kreattiv.co.uk/

Creating Realistic 3D Text Using Photoshop’s Repousse

Creating Realistic 3D Text Using Photoshop’s Repousse

Nothing says “Eye Candy” like a great 3D design. Using 3D elements can make a poster, book cover or magazine ad pop off of the page. In the past we’ve had to resort to 3rd party software to export 3D elements so that we could incorporate them into our 2D design world within Photoshop. Well that’s all changed. If your using Photoshop CS5 then you’re already tinkering in the realm of 3D design. In the tutorial below I will show you how to dabble a bit in Photoshop’s built in 3D tools.

Wallpaper of the Week #21 by Dario Calonaci

Wallpaper of the Week #21 by Dario Calonaci

This week we have a very interesting minimalist design from Dario Calonaci. Dario is a 21 year old designer from Florence, Italy who specializes in photo manipulations, matte paintings, and logo design. You can check out more of Dario’s work on his Behance Portfolio.

Community Art Week #7: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

Community Art Week #7: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

Post your art on the WeGraphics Flickr Community and show off your skillz. Share the work you’ve created using WeGraphics resources! We’d love to see it, and it might be featured here as one of our top picks in the coming weeks.

Make a Retro Space Themed Poster in Photoshop

Make a Retro Space Themed Poster in Photoshop

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to create a striking vintage-style poster design inspired by Yuri’s journey into space. We will combine stock photos, textures and brushes with blend mode techniques and filters on our way to achive the final design. If you are ready to get started then let’s get to it!

The Blank Slate: What is Your Favorite Brand?

The Blank Slate: What is Your Favorite Brand?

As designers we are often tasked with creating a brand for a business. Sometimes this is a simple logo design and collateral, and sometimes it’s a large scale brand strategy that includes everything from logo, imagery and style to secondary colors and usage rules. It’s always a fun gig to learn about what makes a brand tick and help to put a face on it. When a client truly understands the importance of branding and the message they want to convey, it can be very exciting to bring that message to life visually.

Wallpaper of the Week #20 by Justin Maller

Wallpaper of the Week #20 by Justin Maller

We have another incredible piece for our wallpaper this week from Justin Maller. This work is titled “Heart”. It is a collaboration with HelloVon. See more of Justin’s amazing work on his deviantART page or his online portfolio.

Community Art Week #6: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

Community Art Week #6: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

If you’re not posting your artwork on the WeGraphics Flickr Community then now is the time to start. Share the work you’ve created using WeGraphics resources! We’d love to see it, and it might be featured here as one of our top picks in the coming weeks.

Creating a Stunning Space Image Using Textures

Creating a Stunning Space Image Using Textures

Space is vast. Similarly, the range of stunning images of space is vast. I could sit and look through images of nebulae and galaxies for hours and never get bored. But what if we try to make our own space image? Read on to find out how we can fuse a number of techniques to create this beautiful image.

The Blank Slate: Do You Work on Spec?

The Blank Slate: Do You Work on Spec?

I’ve rarely encountered a client that has asked for me to work on spec, but I know it does happen to a lot of designers. I’ve even seen websites where clients post their projects and designers try to land the gig by submitting work on spec. Frankly, I believe this is a problem, and devalues the industry as a whole. For those who have never encountered a spec request before, lets define spec work.

Wallpaper of the Week #19 by Cesar Guevara

Wallpaper of the Week #19 by Cesar Guevara

This week we have an incredible wallpaper by a talented artist named Cesar Guevara. The piece is titled “Follow Me”. I love the use of light and depth in this work. I found myself staring at it in a bit of a trance. This is one of those pieces that make me want to step inside of it and I love that!

Community Art Week #5: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

Community Art Week #5: A Showcase of the WeGraphics Design Community

The WeGraphics Flickr Community is picking up steam. Be sure to jump on board and start uploading the work you’ve created using WeGraphics resources! It might be featured here as one of our top picks in the coming weeks.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will lead you through the process of creating vintage coupon in Photoshop. We combine basic shapes, textures, filters and stock images to achieve the final design. Read on to see how to make this vintage coupon from scratch.

The Blank Slate: Where Have We Seen Your Work?

The Blank Slate: Where Have We Seen Your Work?

No matter how many projects you’ve worked on in your design career there is always that feeling when you see your work in print, out in the world. I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the years, and I still get a little tiny thrill every time I see my work in public. Whether you’re a new designer just getting your feet wet or a seasoned professional with hundreds of projects under your belt, I guarantee the feeling is the same every time.

Wallpaper of the Week #18 by allhopeislost

Wallpaper of the Week #18 by allhopeislost

The wallpaper of the week this week is brought to you by Jesse, or better known as allhopeislost on deviantART. Jesse is from Ohio and is Creative Director for Kwaai Software LLC, a company that specializes in social gaming. Be sure to check out more of Jesse’s design work over at deviantArt.

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