How to design an impressive graphic tee in Photoshop

How to design an impressive graphic tee in Photoshop

Here at WeGraphics we are working hard on a new project. I can’t reveal too much for the moment, but I can anticipate you that a new awesome t-shirt brand is coming to life…I’m personally designing 10 tee graphics for the first collection and the style is the WeGraphics one: strong, expressive and with a touch of dirty!
After studied in the last months some techniques related to t-shirt design, which was difficult for me to deal with since I love complex digital photo-manipulations, today I want to share with you what I’ve learned. We will create together a stylized portrait of a blindfolded lady, using some of our resources and …

Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop

Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop

We love share our passion for graphic and web design through our blog. The objective of our tutorials and articles is not just the explanation of practical techniques to realize nice illustrations or clean web layouts. We’ll be really proud if, after reading the tutorial, you will be able to apply some of our advices in your future works.

How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator

How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator

A good designer knows that a good mastery in designing cool text effects is really important in many situations. There are a lot of design works that need a good text effect to be really professional, so in the following tutorial I’ll show you how to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator. We’ll learn some simple techniques to enhance our types giving them gloss and shine.

The creation of The Choice, a dramatic and fantasy photo-manipulation

The creation of The Choice, a dramatic and fantasy photo-manipulation

Today I’m going to explain professional photo-manipulation techniques to create a surreal and dramatic scene in Photoshop. We will start building up a vivid background, then we will focus the work on the characters and the meaning of the composition. This tutorial is not so easy to follow for beginners, but I suggest also to them to give a look because there’s certainly something that can be learned and applied in the future projects.

Creating a sexy mechanical pinup in Photoshop

Creating a sexy mechanical pinup in Photoshop

Photoshop is great tool for combining several images into a scene that can’t always be created in real life, like an android. In this tutorial I will teach you how to manipulate body parts, create depth from missing pieces and also how to integrate gears and engines to make an sexy mechanical pinup.

Quick tip: how to turn wooden textures in awesome grunge backgrounds

Quick tip: how to turn wooden textures in awesome grunge backgrounds

Here at WeGraphics we regularly publish high quality textures. After worked in the market of stock resources for a while, I’ve noticed that people love grunge textures. Differently from our competitors, we generally don’t publish “naked” photos in our sets, in example 10 photos of a dirty wall, untouched in Photoshop, zipped and distributed as a texture pack. We try to go one step forwards, modifying and mixing several textures in Photoshop to create unique pieces. So In this brief tutorial I’ll show you some tricks that will allow you to transform a wooden texture in a unique grunge background.

How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

To continue the series of tutorials aimed to provide useful tips, tricks and advices in creating nice illustrations (using Illustrator), I’ll show you how to create a simple Rubik’s cube illustration.

How to create a mysterious poster design with 3d text

How to create a mysterious poster design with 3d text

Today we will learn together how to realize a marvelous poster design using Photoshop and Illustrator. I’ll show you some useful IIlustrator tricks to create the 3D text effect of the piece, then we will switch to Photoshop to complete the scene with textures and color corrections. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest also to beginners to give a try.

The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”

The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”

In this tutorial I will show you how I created “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”. We will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short  time and a very easily way.

Converting a clean magazine-style PSD template to HTML/CSS

Converting a clean magazine-style PSD template to HTML/CSS

Previous week on WeGraphics we went through the process of designing a clean layout in magazine-style with Photoshop. Now it’s time to convert the visual mockup in a working web page using HTML and CSS.
This tutorial will be an overview, with some tips and advices, on how to convert a psd to HTML; it won’t be a complete and specific explanation on HTML tags, CSS properties and techniques but a look to my entire process of getting from Photoshop the HTML layout.

Photoshop For Beginners: Creating buttons for web part 2

Photoshop For Beginners: Creating buttons for web part 2

This article is part 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 first part of this tutorial I’ve explained how to create 2 elegant buttons destined to web.
Today we will continue creating other 2 buttons. In particular we will deal with filters, textures and masks. If you are not familiar with layer masks, I suggest you to check out our tutorial for beginners on this matter before continuing.

Create a Semi-Realistic Cutter Illustration

Create a Semi-Realistic Cutter Illustration

In this super-detailed tutorial I’ll show you how to create a semi-realistic cutter in Illustrator. We will use the photo of a cutter to draw the basic shapes, then we will play with gradients, shape modes and other useful tools to realize all the detailes of the illustration.

Photoshop For Beginners: Creating buttons for web part 1

Photoshop For Beginners: Creating buttons for web part 1

This article is part 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 article I’ve explained the flexibility of Layer masks and how they can be used to add and remove pixels from a layer at any time during the workflow.
Today we will learn how to use blending options and layer masks to create buttons destined to web.

Design a clean sports web layout in magazine-style with Photoshop

Design a clean sports web layout in magazine-style with Photoshop

I spend my days developing websites, improving WeGraphics and playing football. Well, I’ve tried to mix these three activities designing a blog-magazine style layout, perfect for an on-line football/sport community.
This kind of websites generally are focused on the content because they should provide a lot of information to the readers and in this case I’ve choosen to bring out all the contents (the articles) giving more relevance to images and headings. The reason behind the choice of using large images is the direct consequence of my love for this sport: browsing a football-related website I need images, pictures, figures, colors, videos… I want to see my favourite champions.

Playing with custom brushes to create magical scenes

Playing with custom brushes to create magical scenes

Photoshop brushes are tools often underestimated. Download the set, load it and click over your canvas: this is the typical use of them. Today I want to show you some powerful features of brushes. We will start with a musical note shape to create a custom brush and deal with some options like shape dynamics and scattering.

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