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Posts tagged ‘Inspiration’

Really Pro Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials (re-blogged)

I realized that I don’t keep up with the times at all, and have been unable to post anything since April. So, I will go back on existing posts at least once a month and will try to post 2-4 articles each month.

1. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-dynamic-3d-puzzle-effect-in-adobe-illustrator/, creating a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/338_3d_dynamic_puzzle/preview.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

2. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flesh-ripping-zombie-type-treatment/, creating a really cool vector Flesh ripping zombie type treatment.

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/334_zombie_logo/FinalRomero.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

3. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/3d/add-depth-of-field-to-a-3d-scene-with-lens-blur/, adding depth to images using lens blur in Photoshop.

https://i0.wp.com/psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/0516_Depth_Field/33.jpg

Preview

4. http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-retro-sci-fi-computer-game-poster, creating a really cool Sci-Fi Computer game poster in Photoshop)

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/galactic-attack/galactic-attack-sm.jpg

Preview

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Top 10 Videos on Youtube

You and I have both seen a quality video sometime in our life that makes us go “Oh my gosh! That’s great!” Yeah, well, lately too many people have been taking advantage of this great video broadcasting website by posting stupid crap on it. The worst of it all, in my opinion, is “Charlie bit my finger – again.” This video has gotten over 300 million views. I’m not saying that it’s a bad video, because I have laughed a bit off of it, but this is probably the stupidest thing ever. Here is the video:

That video is NOT part of the list.

Anyways, I’m not going to keep ranting about this Charlie bit my finger thing and how stupid it is that people get over 300 views off of crap like that. I’ll just get to the list.

10. 

I couldn’t stop laughing at that one. Bruno Mars has probably made the best music video yet.

9.

The Pretender is probably the best grunge rock song ever, apart from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom” (I think “In Bloom” is underrated).

8.

Yes. This is probably as stupid as “Charlie bit my finger” but it’s very funny and kept me laughing for a good minute.

8.

No, that wasn’t a typo, I actually put two 8’s. The dark comedy version is way better than the original.

7.

Be a man.

6.

Very creative song and a very creative person. He might be fat, but his creativity makes up for it.

5.

OK, this probably isn’t the best “video” that you’ve seen, but I put it on here because of the music. Nirvana will remain my favorite band…but the Foo Fighters are coming close to topping them (it must be Dave Grohl). “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the best grunge song ever.

4.

This is why people started wearing V-Necks.

3.

This is funny.

2.

If you’re better than Jimi Hendrix…you must be God….or Kurt Cobain.

1.

I am not like a G6…I am like a G7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Inspiration #5

Wallpapers

http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/images/wallpapers4/ilt.png

https://i0.wp.com/fc09.deviantart.net/fs10/i/2006/326/7/6/I_LOVE_TYPO_by_dzn_citizen.jpg

I Love Typo

Logos

https://i2.wp.com/www.fuelyourcreativity.com/files/2008/06/edenlogo-kbmonx.jpg

Eden Logo (Envato)

https://i0.wp.com/logopond.com/logos/f9766cb1bcf88f5d345afaf55153ed69.png

grrrafix

No illustrations this time.

Really Pro Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

1. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-dynamic-3d-puzzle-effect-in-adobe-illustrator/, creating a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/338_3d_dynamic_puzzle/preview.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

2. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flesh-ripping-zombie-type-treatment/, creating a really cool vector Flesh ripping zombie type treatment.

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/334_zombie_logo/FinalRomero.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

3. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/3d/add-depth-of-field-to-a-3d-scene-with-lens-blur/, adding depth to images using lens blur in Photoshop.

https://i0.wp.com/psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/0516_Depth_Field/33.jpg

Preview

4. http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-retro-sci-fi-computer-game-poster, creating a really cool Sci-Fi Computer game poster in Photoshop)

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/galactic-attack/galactic-attack-sm.jpg

Preview

Really Tight Illustrator Tutorials

1. Create a Toaster-Popping Illustration in Illustrator.

https://i2.wp.com/vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/tuts/257_Vector_Toaster/final.jpg

Final

2. How to Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse.

https://i0.wp.com/vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/tuts/229_Screen_Mouse/1.jpg

Final

3.  How to Trace a sketch with a vintage Comic Style.

https://i0.wp.com/vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/tuts/000_2010/332_vintage_comic/0.jpg

Final

4. Wrap a Ribbon Around a Sphere, Using 3D Revolve

https://i1.wp.com/vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/qt/qt_42_ribbon_around_sphere/preview.jpg

Final

5. Create a Silky Ribbon Text Effect

https://i2.wp.com/vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/tuts/000_2010/326_Silky_Ribbon_Text_Effect/00.jpg

Final

6. Photoshop Battle Poster in Illustrator

https://i2.wp.com/imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/tutorials/Photoshop_Battle_Poster_in_Illustrator/Conclusion.jpg

Final

Really Cool Neat Fonts

1. http://fontfabric.com/dekar-free-font/

https://i2.wp.com/fontfabric.com/wp-content/themes/unstandard/images/dekar_07.png

Dekar

2. http://fontfabric.com/age-free-font/

https://i2.wp.com/fontfabric.com/wp-content/themes/unstandard/images/age03.gif

Age Font

3. http://www.dafont.com/jellyka-cuttycupcakes.font

https://i1.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/j/e/jellyka_cuttycupcakes.png

Jellyka Cutty Cupcakes Font

4. http://www.dafont.com/dirtybag.font

https://i2.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/d/i/dirtybag.png

Dirtybag

5. http://www.dafont.com/billy-argel-font.font

https://i2.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/b/i/billy_argel_font.jpg

Billy Argel Font

6. http://www.dafont.com/vatos.font

https://i0.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/v/a/vatos.jpg

Vatos

7. http://www.dafont.com/angel-tears.font

https://i2.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/a/n/angel_tears.jpg

Angel Tears

8. http://www.dafont.com/soap-store.font

https://i1.wp.com/www.dafont.com/img/illustration/s/o/soap_store.jpg

Soap Store Font

9. http://www.philsfonts.com/freefont.html

https://i2.wp.com/www.philsfonts.com/images/freefont_districtspec.gif

District Thin

10. http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Yanone-Kaffeesatz

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/utils/makeSolotypeSample.php?foundry=Yanone&font=346/YanoneKaffeesatz-Regular.otf&case=mixed

Yanone Kaffeesatz

8 Great Free Icon Sets

1. Marker Style Icon Sets

 

https://i1.wp.com/icondock.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/marker-sample-usage.gif

Preview

 

2. Hand Drawn Sketchy Social Networking Icons

 

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/freebies/social-sketch-icons/sketch-social-icons-sm.jpg

Preview

 

3. 20 Free Shiny Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/icondock.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/shiny-64px-preview.jpg

Preview

 

4. 108 Free Crumpled Paper Social Networking Icons.

 

https://i1.wp.com/webtreats.mysitemyway.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/3__608x608_01-crumpled-paper-icons-webtreats-preview.jpg

Preview

 

5. Glossy Wood Social Networking Icons

 

https://i0.wp.com/webtreats.mysitemyway.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/120__608x608_01-glossy-waxed-wood-social-networking-icons-webtreats-preview.jpg

Preview

 

6. Developers Icons

 

https://i1.wp.com/fc03.deviantart.net/fs27/i/2008/035/5/d/Developpers_Icons_by_Sekkyumu.png

Preview

 

7. FAMFAMFAM Silk Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/www.dezinerfolio.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/famfam.gif

Preview

 

8. ChalkWork Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/www.opensourcehunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/chalkwork.jpg

Preview