The time has come for us to relish May’s 10 most appreciated Photoshop tutorials. We’re going to learn how to create a dark textured portfolio template, an iOS fabric style icon, a delicious chocolate volcano using 3D effects, a highly detailed steampunk insect, a cool “text dropped in water” typography effect, a dark vintage style motorcycle poster, also become acquainted with the new oil paint filter in Photoshop CS6 and much more!
This tutorial will teach you how to work with and create your own cool styles from scratch using Photoshop and a few textures. I’ve checked a lot of tutorials around the web and look back on my own and they lack one important thing: why are those effects applied and how did the artist decide to apply those specific effects.
I prepared a great design treat for you guys today, because it’s important to check out your competition from time to time or just get inspired from other designers’ work. We’re going to take a look at a showcase containing 30 of the hottest freelance designer portfolio websites out there. Whether it’s through elegant simplicity, vivacious bursts of colors or animated illustrations, they will surely impress you!
Fairy tales are an important part of everyone’s childhood. They help develop our imagination, learn the difference between right and wrong and teach us that anything is possible if we truly believe. Based on the discrepancy between how we viewed things as children and how we see them now, I’ve gathered some juicy design inspiration that will put things in perspective for you.
In my daily search for new design inspiration, I stumbled upon some of Sebastián Guerrini’s drawings and simply had to share them with you guys. I felt he managed to capture the essence of modern day society, human emotions and spiritual conflicts. His artworks speak volumes and despite the dreary and dismal appearance, they express human emotions quite vividly, with a touch of surrealism and the aesthetics of the ugly.
Typography is one of the oldest tricks in the book of design and an essential tool that basically any designer should have up his/her sleeve. Striving to render their design projects unique implies constantly using premium, fresh design resources. This is where this particular infographic comes in and lends a helping hand by offering essential information about font history, design statistics and current trends.
Caricatures are probably the most graphic way to describe someone, meaning both the most expressive and powerfully linked to the design domain. The significant visual impact, touch of surrealism and transparent humor are more than enough to win anyone over. So I’ve prepared a showcase of vector and photo manipulation celebrity caricatures to inspire us today and set the mood for the weekend.
The Aztec people are one of the most renowned ancient civilizations, whose influences are visible in modern culture to this day. They were ethnic groups from central Mexico who spread throughout most of Mesoamerica between the 14th and 16th centuries. They are best known for their religious practices, architecture, art and mythology and have managed to put a powerful stamp on numerous artistic fields.
It’s time to gather some fresh design inspiration and resources from the most appreciated Photoshop tutorials from the last month. I’ve put together for you guys an awesome showcase that will teach us how to paint realistic skin tones, design a dark and minimal WordPress theme, draw falling water and a whole lot more!
Spying is considered to be one of the world’s oldest professions and working at home is likely to come in a close second. That being said, there are literally thousands of legitimate work at home opportunities available online for designers, programmers, writers and other professions through “talent markets” like Elance, oDesk and Guru.