In this article we are showcasing beautiful examples of smoke art, the very difficult technique of photographing smoke and with Photoshop creating the amazing shapes and coloring which you can see.
As well as showing you the beautiful example, we have also collected a lot of useful tutorials to help you get started.
Pop Art is a style of modern art that focuses its attention on well known images of popular culture such as from advertising, film, billboards, comic strips and even supermarket packaging. With the proper use of color and images, a sprinkle of humor and a bucket load of talent, the pop-art effect can be really impressive.
Guinness, the world famous dry Irish stout, owes its fame not only to its distinctive taste, nor to its simple, old fashioned black-and-white logo, but to its modern, creative, humorous and almost always surreal advertising. Everyone has seen the amazing TV ads, as for the print ads… judge for yourself.
Lightroom is a very powerful image management application database from Adobe, it not only allows professional photographers to manage hundreds and thousands of images, it also allows you to to do high quality post production work.
Finding quality vectors for any project can be quite difficult, sifting through the endless “free vector” sites can be tedious and time consuming. FreeVectorDownload is a possible solution, it is a fairly comprehensive free vector graphics resource site, that covers almost all aspects that your vector graphic design project could need.
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark?
Wee Planets, Tiny Planets or the Polar Panorama effect, whatever name you prefer, is the technique of taking a 360° panorama image and using Photoshop (or any other decent image editor) and creating a circular or round image that wrap the panorama around to make it appear like a tiny/wee planet.
Inkscape is a free vector graphic design alternative software similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, only it doesn’t cost you a penny. It is maybe not as powerful as its higher priced rivals, but certainly powerful enough to design high quality vector graphics.
These sites are the Top 20 from our Web Design Gallery (Inspirational Design Styles) for March 2009, as voted by the readers and followers of this site.
What has happened to blogging, minimal design seems to be a forgotten style within blogging, everywhere you look the themes are graphically and content heavy and the basic premise of blogging is missing, a simple online diary.
Lets make blogging look like its supposed to look!
The World Wide Fund for Nature, or the WWF, is best known for tackling issues such as conservation, restoration of the environment and research, and what a great job it does. It is not, however, as well known for its creative advertising.