Posts from August, 2009

Create a Fun Illustrated Toy Site Design in Photoshop

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I recently had the pleasure of creating a fun website design for NET magazine’s website build-off series. The topic of the challenge was toy sites for kids, so it naturally entailed all kinds of bright and colourful elements. Let’s take a look at the process of creating the fun illustrated landscape scene I used for my design.

Amazing Retro Futurism Design Showcase & Tutorials

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Retro Futurism is the term used to describe artwork depicting a view of the future, from the eyes of the past. The artwork itself also has the appearance of something old and vintage, basically blending both past and future into one style of artwork that blows your mind! Digital artists are creating their own modern interpretations of the retro futurism style, often taking inspiration from the game covers of retro consoles such as the Atari or Commodore. Check out this collection of some amazing examples of contemporary takes on the retro futuristic style, and continue on to a bunch of handy tutorials giving tips on how to create a stunning design of your own.

This Week’s Favourites – August 21st 2009

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For this week’s roundup of cool and creative links we have a great vector Illustrator tutorial; an introduction to HTML5 layouts; an interview with the owner of DesignBump; an insight into an excellent illustration project; and a roundup of fantastic business card designs for your inspiration.

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

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Galactic space scenes are a popular theme for digital art, they’re packed full of texture and vibrant colour, which are two ingredients of an awesome design! Using Photoshop’s blending modes along with a mix of textures and brushes, let’s get lost in space and create an abstract cosmos poster design.