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I write articles, Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials and draw pretty stuff for Designious, Pixel77 and Vectorious. I also drink and spill industrial amounts of coffee.

Articles by Ovidiu

How to Create 3d Effects in Photoshop CS3

When you saw the title, you probably said “Impossible!” Not entirely true. We can create extrusions even if the command isn’t available, adjust the depth and direction of the extrusion path or use shading and all we need is a different point of view on things. Sounds pretty good so far, huh?

How to Draw Evil Vector Skulls in Illustrator

Skull drawing is a quite simple task at a glance, but once you start sketching, it probably looks different from your reference (you are using a reference, right?) This tutorial will show you how to draw evil skulls easily, as well as learn a bit of anatomy along the way. So let’s draw some really evil and nasty skulls - the right way!

How to Create an Anti-Smoking Ad Concept with Photoshop

Today we will create a really cool anti-smoking concept design in Photoshop using only a few stock photo and some creative outside-the-box thinking. We will go through some interesting techniques you will definitely find useful, as well as some composition ideas.

How to Create a Metal Print Block Graphic Style in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will take an in-depth look on Illustrator’s Appearance panel. With it, we’ll create an amazing effect that you can apply to any type text, while preserving the text’s editability.

Free Vector of the Day #436: Colorful Background

Today’s freebie is a really cool colorful background. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost…

Free Vector of the Day #435: Retro Background

Today’s freebie is a nice retro background. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales…

Free Vector of the Day #434: Cardboard Box

Today’s freebie is a really cool vector cardboard box. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to…