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Posted on May 14th, 2009 under Inspirations
Welcome to the eighth volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantanstic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group.
Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool designs and would like to share them here, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group.
Posted on May 13th, 2009 under Inspirations
Regardless whether you’re an Apple fan or not, it is no doubt that iPhone is a revolutional product that has taken mobile communication to a brand new level. Meanwhile, there are many graphic designers/digital artists utilised their creative flares to produce some truly awesome design works for iPhone.
In this post, I included 22 highly creative, ultra-stylish Advert designs for iPhone from deviantArt.com. The majority of those works were not done on paid basis and are just purely for fun/experiments, but no doubt they are of very high quality and the techniques used in those iPhone designs are simply superb :)
Posted on May 10th, 2009 under Photo Effect
In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to drastically change the Mood and Colour Tones for your photo via Adobe Photoshop. Along the way, I will also demonstrate an interesting method of adding misty effect to your image.
This mood/colour tones changing method can be particularly useful for images that are reletively dark and lack of colour depth. We will be using a lof image adjustment tool, masking techniques and layer blending options. Have a go!
In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to design a simple, yet elegant abstract spectrum lines in Photoshop. You will see how easy it is to achieve this nice effect and you can use it a wide range of occasions including perhaps site header backgrounds, logos, or add extra flavor to your photo manipulations.
This tutorial is suitable for beginners and I included the ways of creating new brush presets and also the use of Pen Tool. You will ample opportunities to practive layer blending, filters and Free Transform Tools. Have a try!
Posted on May 4th, 2009 under Inspirations
According to DeviantArt.com, Digital Portrait is a “Digital Art of a person that usually shows them from the shoulders and up, focusing on the persons face.”
I always enjoy looking at those digital portraint artworks, simply because I love the emotion that is convayed via the portraits, the expressions on faces, and overall environment those protrait people are in. You can always sense the powerful feelings behind those paintings – some are sorrow, sad and dark, yet some are full of joy and happiness.
In this post, I included 30 absolutely Breath-Taking, Beyond Awesome Digital Portrait Artworks from devaintArt.com. They are exceptional works done by some very inspirational artists. Hope you enjoy them!
Posted on May 4th, 2009 under Text Effects
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this cool, ancient-style typography using dry soil texture and floral brushset in Photoshop. I will also share with you the technique I learnt for creating some really cool light strips for your image.
Along the way, we will be using a lot of layer blending technqiues, musking, image adjustment tools and adjustment layers, plus the gradient tool and blur tool. This is an intermediate tutorial so beginners may find it a bit tricky. Well, never hurt to have a try!
Posted on May 1st, 2009 under Freebies
This Monday I hosted the first-ever giveaway contest here on PSD Vault, sponsored by Stock Graphic Designs. This is Stock Graphic Designs offered 3 sets of MASTER PACK – Decorative elements – Vector + Brush (3 * 10 = 30 Packs) to 3 lucky winners absolutely free to PSD Vault site readers.
Today I’m happy to announce the three lucky winners of this contest: Nora, Cameron, and Valerio Vaz. Congratulations! You will shortly receive the download link from Stock Graphic Design to your nominated email!
And for those who did not win, there will always be a next time :) Thank you all very much for your participation and have a wonderful weekend!
Posted on April 29th, 2009 under Inspirations
Welcome to the seventh volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantanstic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group.
Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some really cool designs and would like to share them here, simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group!
Posted on April 27th, 2009 under Freebies
Welcome to First Free Giveaway Contest on PSD Vault! This contest is sponsored by Stock Graphic Designs, which offers several premium vector packs on their site and this time they offer 3 sets of MASTER PACK – Decorative elements – Vector + Brush (3 * 10 = 30 Packs) to 3 lucky winners absolutely free!
This contest has now ended, winners will be announced shortly.
In this tutorial, I will show you an interesting technique I use to produce realistic break-apart/disintegration effect in Photoshop by using debris brushes, with a watercolour background attached. There are many tutorials on the web showing techniques about break-aparts but, it never hurts to learn more :)
It will be a bit boring if the whole tut is just to break something apart, so I also combined a bit of photo retouch techniques along side and hopefully they can be useful to you as well. Together we will be using layer blending options, masking, the pen tool, adjustment layers and of course, brushsets. Have a try!
Posted on April 25th, 2009 under Inspirations
I have always been a huge fan for those surreal, fantasy-styled digital artworks. Every time I look at them, I’m captured by the powerful theme they represent, and the spiritual meaning behind those artworks. Not to mention the technique used in those artwork are simply world-class.
In this post, I hand-picked 22 Absolutely Amazing Surreal Fantasy-Styled Digital Artworks from deviantART. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and maxmise your creativity :)