Daily Inspiration – Infographics

Information shouldn’t be dull and boring, and Simon Spring’s ‘Infographics’ project can inspire us all to present facts and figures in a more engaging and visually stimulating way.

This project is a perfect example of how graphic design can be used in all aspects of life, making business projects, work reports, and study results much more appealing to their audience. This is the future of information presentation, and Simon has demonstrated numerous different techniques and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

To see more of Simon Spring’s graphic design work, check out his online portfolio or website.

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Self-Taught UK Based Digital Artist Rick Marland

Artists are notorious for being tight-lipped and modest about their lives and Rick Marland is no exception. Very few details of his biography are available but how much do you need to know when you can see his artwork firsthand? This self-taught digital artist has had no formal education in the field of digital artwork and Photoshop. After he purchased his first digital camera less than a decade ago, he set out to master the art of photography and digital art through Photoshop.

As per him, the best thing about Photoshop and photography is that there is so much to learn! In 2006, Marland received the ‘Digital Photo, Photographer of the Year’ award. His artwork are expressive, conceptual, and surreal in style. Other than Photoshop and photography, he has also dabbled in bicycle designing and won a competition with his design work. Have a look at his portfolio here.

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Photoshop Brushes and How to Use Them

Today, we bring to you a video tutorial that will explain how you can install and use Photoshop brushes. It doesn’t really matter if you are amateur photographer with not much skill as long as you know how to edit your photos in the right way using Photoshop. Even mundane everyday images can grasp or sustain a new life with Photoshop effects and additions.

In this tutorial, you will be able to learn about the many hundreds of Photoshop brush sets that are available for free and how to use them. In video format, not only will the tutorial tell you what to do but it will also show you how to download and install Photoshop brushes and use advanced techniques to colorize the photos, blend the brushwork, and much more! Have a look at this in-depth tutorial here.

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41 Photoshop Effects to Change Your Images Completely

Photoshop is much loved software because every digital artist – amateur as well as professional, can use Photoshop to the best effect with a few techniques at hand. Photo editing skills on Photoshop will stand you in good stead while creating and recreating artworks that are designed to stun the minds of viewers. In this compilation of tutorials, Hongkiat Lim puts together 41 Photoshop effects and tells you how to use them to your advantage.

Whether you want to make your pictures more suggestive, add displacement effects, or realistic water reflections, you will find everything you need to know in this master tutorial. Photoshop is vast and these are just 41 of the many different effects that you can use in Photoshop. It is a stellar and marvelous way to start dabbling and experimenting with the software. Have a look at the tutorial here.

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Enter Area-56 with Goro Fujita

Goro Fujita is a freelance character animator and visual development artist best known for his work with PDI/DreamWorks in Redwood City. His professional portfolio includes work like Megamind for DreamWorks Animation and Merry Madagascar. Fujita has an interesting history and his background has helped him create artwork steeped in the richness of his experience.

Born in Japan, Goro Fujita moved to Germany with his parents when he was just a toddler. Ever since he was a child, he has loved the art of drawing and creating. His online portfolio is aptly titled ‘Area-56’. As Fujita explains, in Japanese, ‘5’ is pronounced ‘go’ while ‘6’ is ‘ro’. Area-56 is simply another way to introduce the audience to Goro’s artistic domain. Have a look at his online portfolio that includes professional as well as personal artwork here.

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Multi-Faceted Artist – Bechira Sorin

Romanian digital artist and graphic designer Bechira Sorin is a veteran in the field of graphic design and photomanipulations. Based out of Timisoara in Romania, Sorin is all of 34 years and has incomparable Photoshop skills. The perfectionist also enjoys dabbling with multimedia designing and art. Over the years, Sorin has been awarded many times and enjoys working in a variety of fields such as digital matte painting, graphic design, VFX, typography, interactive media, experimental illustration, and much more.

He has the right education to back his practical skills. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts as well as one in multimedia techniques and new media. His long list of awards received includes The FWA – 3x SOTD, Eulda Best of Nation, Rembrand100 Merit Award, and more. His portfolio of personal as well as professional artworks is inspirational. Have a look at his online portfolio here.

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Daily Inspiration – The Imaginary Adventures of a Lazy Red Panda

Today we have been inspired to share the fantastic illistrations from Mexican based graphic designer El Diablo, who is working on an ongoing story project.

The ‘Imaginary Adventures of a Lazy Red Panda’ is a intriguing creative project, which gives you an insight into the working process of an illustrator. From the self professed ‘deplorable sketching process’ to the finished and print ready product, this collection lets you see the inner secrets of a professionally produced story book.

The images are simplistic in nature, but possess a strong sense of style and a very cool vibe. The illustrations were intentionally basic as the creators did not wish to take attention away from the words of the story.

If you want to find out more about El Diablo or this particular project, check out his online portfolio or website.

A Lazy Red Panda

A Lazy Red Panda

A Lazy Red Panda

A Lazy Red Panda

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Use Photoshop & Illustrator to Create Mosaic Effects in Your Pictures

Mosaics are cool! Creating a mosaic effect in your pictures can be a lot of fun and the final result can be simply stunning if you know what you are doing. This simple tutorial will take you through all the steps you need to complete to create a Photoshop mosaic using Illustrator’s Symbols and Global Colors. Not only will you have complete control over what pictures and shapes are used in your mosaic, you will also learn to use Illustrator’s Global Color and Symbol features to the fullest.

Within a short span of 2.5 hours, learn everything you need to know to create an image-based swatch library and stylized mosaic filtered pictures. Mark Mayers is a freelance illustrator and the author of this tutorial. He writes Photoshop and other technical tutorials for publishers all over the globe. Have a look at this interesting tutorial here.

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Daily Inspiration – Toy Stories

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and today we’re taking it from the secret lives of toys and their witty words.

Aled Lewis is one of the most popular British graphic designers of the now, due to his ability to combine hilarious concepts with smart, sharp graphic images. The ‘Toy Stories’ project is a prime example of his humorous designs, which can also be seen on greeting cards, prints, and a whole host of other published formats. Be sure to go and check out the rest of the ‘Toy Story’ project as it really will leave you laughing out loud!

If you want to find out more about this awesome designer, check out his online portfolio or website.

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Enter the World of Fantasy Based Digital Artist – Marc Simonetti

Our inspiration for the day comes from the digital art paintings by French artist Marc Simonetti. Born in 1977, Simonetti has been an integral part of the world of digital art for over a decade. He has gained a reputable education from INSA Lyon School and Emile Cohl School and is a trained background 3D artist specializing in digital art for the video game industry.

Simonetti’s work displays his love for the fantasy world with plenty of mythical creatures and dragons thrown in. As a freelance digital artist, Marc Simonetti has worked with a number of international clients like Fantasy Flight Games, Bragelonne, Pocket SF, Science et Vie Junior, and more. While most of his digital art becomes used through the web medium, he has also tried his hand at designing the cover art for Fantasy and SF novels with sterling success. Have a look at his online portfolio here.

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