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Today is Photoshop’s 30th birthday! 

Today is Photoshop’s 30th birthday!  abduzeedoFeb 19, 2020 It’s crazy to think that a design tool is 30 years young but for me especially it’s even more surreal because Photoshop had a huge impact in my career and in my life. Abduzeedo was built around Photoshop tutorials pretty much. I had, and still have, a lot of fun creating images and light effects in Photoshop. So it’s a pleasure to share a bit more about the new features coming to Photoshop for desktop...
Tags: Design, Adobe, James Cameron, Gpu, Abduzeedo, CAF, Russell Preston Brown, Lens Blur, Catalina Mac OS Photoshop


El Illustrador The Monkey King - Sun Wu-Kong Illustration

El Illustrador The Monkey King - Sun Wu-Kong Illustration abduzeedoFeb 18, 2020 If you don’t follow EL ILUSTRADOR on Behance you should stop everything, click on the link and start following him. The illustration work that he shares is simply top notch especially if we are talking about the details and textures (I don’t even know if that’s the right way to describe it), however the project titled The Monkey King - Sun Wu-Kong  is the best way to illustrate my...
Tags: Design, Wu Kong, Monkey King Sun Wu Kong Illustration, Monkey King Sun


Motion Design Tuesday: Imperial College Business School Annual Report

Motion Design Tuesday: Imperial College Business School Annual Report abduzeedoFeb 18, 2020 Earlier in 2019, Jonathan Lindgren was approached by OPX in London to visualize the cover of Imperial College Business School Annual Report. The idea was to use the already established visual language, along with an idea of navigation and strategy, but Jonathan went further and created a beautiful motion design piece to go along with the branding work. The visual lang...
Tags: Design, London, Jonathan, Imperial College Business School, Jonathan Lindgren, OPX, Motion Design Imperial College Loop Animation


CGI Compositions & Light Effects Bottoms Up

CGI Compositions & Light Effects Bottoms Up abduzeedoFeb 18, 2020 Mike Campau shared some incredible CGI explorations for beverage campaigns featuring famous brands like Jim Beam, Courvoisier and others. There are tons of different compositions but the ones that caught my attention were the ones that had some flashy and classy neon light effects, not a surprise you might say. Below you can see my favorites, but make sure to click on the link to check out the ...
Tags: Design, Mike Campau, Jim Beam Courvoisier


Visual Explorations and Experiments of Sneakers made in 3D

Visual Explorations and Experiments of Sneakers made in 3D AoiroStudioFeb 16, 2020 Sneakers! We love them, we collect them and why not create imaginative 3D models just like what David Padilla is doing through visual explorations and experiments. They are delightful, playful and purely creative through many styles of color palettes waiting to be devoured by our eyes. David does a tremendous job of giving his personal pieces, visual identities, and proper auth...
Tags: Design, David, David Padilla, Almería Spain, David Padilla David


90s Style & Vibrant Lettering Works by Ju Schnee

90s Style & Vibrant Lettering Works by Ju Schnee AoiroStudioFeb 13, 2020 We are featuring a 90s style lettering work by Ju Schnee, an illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Each piece from this series kind of reminds you of the era of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', it's hard to deny anything else. Everything is there, the style, colors, quotes and more. Quite lovely if you ask me. After reading Ju's project blurb, you can't help to share the same views on the dail...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Berlin Germany, Ju, Ju Schnee, Ju About Ju Schnee Ju


Modular Kaleidoscopic Patterns and Illustration

Modular Kaleidoscopic Patterns and Illustration abduzeedoFeb 13, 2020 Flavio Melchiorre shared a colorful illustration project titled ”Tropicália” - 2020. He describes the project as an Experimental Digital Design involving modular kaleidoscopic patterns. The result is a super colorful set of compositions with a style that reminds me a bit of the art of the famous Brazilian artist Romero Brito. Another thing that caught my attention was the term “tropicalia”....
Tags: Design, Romero Brito, Tropicalia, Flavio Melchiorre


Web Design Inspiration: Carloct.com

Web Design Inspiration: Carloct.com abduzeedoFeb 12, 2020 It’s that time of the year that I am thinking about redesigning both my personal website and the blog. With this phase comes a lot of browsing thru inspiration examples of web design. Some are new, some are old but it’s always nice to see what it’s out there. I know that I am also stuck to simple, black and white, editorial design-like style. No neo-skeuomorphism just yet. The carloct.com project is a ...
Tags: Design


Simplicity in Design at its best with B+W

Simplicity in Design at its best with B+W abduzeedoFeb 12, 2020 Simplicity is the biggest challenge for any designer. Well, at least it’s for me as I constantly battle to find ways to reduce elements, colors and pretty much anything without sacrificing usability. That’s why it’s difficult, however for some people it seems a bit easier, or they make it look easier, which highlights their talent. Ryan Anthony Ward is one of these designers and the B+W editorial...
Tags: Design, Ryan Anthony Ward


3D: Ferrari P4 The Beautiful Loser

3D: Ferrari P4 The Beautiful Loser abduzeedoFeb 12, 2020 Inspired by the Ford vs Ferrari movie that I watched last night I had to share this awesome work I saw on Behance this morning. The description of the work goes: In this latest addition to INK Studio’s ‘Plain Bodies’ series, in which they free historic race cars from their period liveries, they honor the sculpted curves and seductive form of the Ferrari 330 P4, cited by many as the most beautiful car of...
Tags: Design, Ferrari, Ford, Daytona, Behance


Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution

Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution AoiroStudioFeb 11, 2020 Our good buddy Kris Provoost have recently released his first book titled: 'Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution', it's a striking 'recueil' of a selection of modern buildings that Kris has been photographing for the past decade. In this book, you will get a glimpse of buildings located in well-known cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin, Wuhan (!) and many more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Kris, Kris Provoost, Beijing Shanghai Hong Kong Harbin Wuhan, Kris Provoost Kris


Figma Plugin Love: Email Generator by Grigoriy Mashkovtsev

Figma Plugin Love: Email Generator by Grigoriy Mashkovtsev AoiroStudioFeb 10, 2020 I would like to share about a Figma plugin that I have been using lately and would like to share on ABDZ for your workflow. It's an Email Generator by Grigoriy Mashkovtsev. It's a useful plugin where you can design your own email template and export the HTML code from a frame. Simple as that! A little while ago, I took the liberty to share feedback on how Grigoriy can improve h...
Tags: Design, Moscow Russian Federation, Grigoriy Mashkovtsev, Grigoriy, Grigoriy Mashkovtsev Grigoriy


Motion & Production for "We Need To Talk" Opening Sequence

Motion & Production for "We Need To Talk" Opening Sequence AoiroStudioFeb 10, 2020 A couple of months ago, we have shared on ABDZ a very outstanding tribute for the cult AKIRA animated movie by Ash Thorp in collaboration with zaoeyo. zaoeyo has administered to introduce a new project and it's a motion & production for "We Need To Talk" opening sequence. You can totally feel the inspirational vibes from Blade Runner, Mr. Robot and neons! I am totally digging ...
Tags: Design, Ricky, Hunan, ABDZ, Ash Thorp, Xiangtan, Ricky Staub


Samsonite Rebranding Campaign

Samsonite Rebranding Campaign AoiroStudioFeb 10, 2020 Nowadays, I like to think that any brands/companies with an existence with more than two decades, with how advanced is today's technology and social media. They must be trying to re-invent how the users will or can interact with the future of the brand. Especially people that lands directly in the category: 'Millennials', it has been a growing demographic and changing their ways on how they pursue their b...
Tags: Design, Samsonite, Antwerp Belgium, Wunderman Thompson Antwerp, Samsonite Rebranding Campaign, Samsonite Rebranding Campaign AoiroStudioFeb


Config 2020 - What's new coming to Figma

Config 2020 - What's new coming to Figma AoiroStudioFeb 08, 2020 Our friends over Figma have recently wrapped their first conference titled: 'Config' that happened in San Francisco, California. With more than 1000 attendees, they announced several key products shall we say enhancements to help us designers work faster, enable product teams to collaborate as one team, and give the entire design community more ways to share. We took the liberty to share some o...
Tags: Design, Figma, San Francisco California, Figma AoiroStudioFeb, Figma Professional and Organization


Your 80s Graphic Design Inspiration for the Weekend

Your 80s Graphic Design Inspiration for the Weekend abduzeedoFeb 07, 2020 Jack Crossing is a graphic designer and image maker from London. He has an incredible portfolio, especially if you are into the 80s aesthetics of vintage chrome and neo-surrealistic subjects (if that’s even a term). One thing for sure, if you are like me, browsing through his work will bring you so many memories from the old days where the dream of a digital life was much nicer than wha...
Tags: Design, London, Jack


Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System

Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System abduzeedoFeb 07, 2020 I own an iPhone 11 Pro and the Pixel 4 XL and I have to say. Pause here, the Pixel 4 is much nicer from the industrial design point of view than the iPhone. I am talking about just the way that it feels when holding. There's something about the black rails, the pop of color of the white one and the simplicity that makes it especial. Before you ask me, I hate the chins and wish it ...
Tags: Google, Design, Pixel, Daniel Rodrigues, Comprehensive Pixel, Buck co Animator, Daniel Rodrigues Full


Amazing Pixel Art Animations by Kirokaze pixel

Amazing Pixel Art Animations by Kirokaze pixel abduzeedoFeb 07, 2020 Gerardo Quiroz is a pixel artist, that's pretty much it as he describes himself on his Behance profile, however that it’s pretty much it is quite amazing. Plus what’s also amazing is that the tools used for these projects below were created Photoshop CS5 extended. I don’t even know which version is that anymore which reinforces my theory that tools are just tools and the important thing is t...
Tags: Design, Gerard, Kirokaze, Gerardo Quiroz


Is this really coming back? UI Design Trends

Is this really coming back? UI Design Trends abduzeedoFeb 05, 2020 We posted about this new trend a month or so ago, however it seems that it’s really picking up steam on sites like Dribbble. With more and more people sharing snippets of working exploring this style it makes me wonder, is the skeuomorphism or as we call it now, the neo-skeuomorphism coming back? Below I select some entries to illustrate the trend but the biggest question for me is not only if...
Tags: Design, Css


Surface Design - Abyss Collection: Traditional Pattern Structures

Surface Design - Abyss Collection: Traditional Pattern Structures abduzeedoFeb 03, 2020 Collection of nautical designs inspired by the blue depths for C.A.C. Paris. The Abyss collection is based on traditional pattern structures : classic toile de Jouy, ikat, camo, stripes, wax fabric and floral prints.  Calicot — Paris revisited these iconic designs with a maritime vibe for C.A.C. Paris’ summer print collection. Vibrant blues, gleaming textures and aquatic ...
Tags: Design, Paris, Calicot, Amandine Delaunay Shane Hello Make


Packaging Design Awesomeness: Abrogratto

Packaging Design Awesomeness: Abrogratto abduzeedoJan 31, 2020 Abrogratto 18 is a brand of premium, ready-to-drink bottled cocktails. As it is a small company, they have chosen to create collections of small batches of classic cocktails, the first one being Negroni. The visual identity of Abrogratto 18 is versatile and neutral so that it can adapt to each of the collections without losing the essence of the brand. Afterwards, the packaging was designed, which...
Tags: Design, Sumiko Miura


Launch your portfolio this weekend with Carbonmade

Launch your portfolio this weekend with Carbonmade tobiasJan 29, 2020 It used to be this way: If you didn’t have the time or technical knowledge to create a fully custom online portfolio, your only other choice was a limiting template. The new Carbonmade 4 changes that.  You might be familiar with Carbonmade from years ago (it’s helped more than 2 million creatives put their work online since 2005). Carbonmade 4 is still the easiest and most fun portfolio bu...
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Designer Spotlight: 3D work of Peter Tarka

Designer Spotlight: 3D work of Peter Tarka abduzeedoJan 29, 2020 Peter Tarka is a designer with an incredible portfolio. I literally spent hours just checking his work and paying attention to the details. Peter’s 3D style is quite friendly, for lack of better word. It reminds me of Nintendo games actually. I know, it’s not the best comparison, however you can see that his style is quite popular, just check the list of clients he has worked with, including bra...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, Nintendo, Peter, Peter Tarka, Apple Nike Airbnb Google Audi, Lg Pinterest Verizon Qualcomm Fortune


Motion Design Monday - Rise

Motion Design Monday - Rise abduzeedoJan 27, 2020 Monday is our motion design day. Why? Well, just because it’s fun to say motion Monday? Honestly there’s no reason but the Aamir Khan totally deserved to be feature and shared here on Abduzeedo. It is a mix of beautiful 3D work with super smooth animations using Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. It’s also a personal project of Aamir. “I tried to create Rich Ancient look.” - Aamir adds. 3D a...
Tags: Design, Aamir Khan, Aamir


Branding and Visual Identity for Music and Arts Festival

Branding and Visual Identity for Music and Arts Festival abduzeedoJan 27, 2020 Student-run fundraiser 25tolife is hosting a music and arts festival with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. 25toLife is a joint project between Kamal Masri's SFU Beedie School of Business Project Management class and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). This project aims to raise funds for cancer research and to support individuals who are affected by this disease wh...
Tags: Design, Canadian Cancer Society CCS, Broklin Onjei, Kamal Masri, SFU Beedie School of Business Project Management


Star Wars 3D Illustrations

Star Wars 3D Illustrations abduzeedoJan 23, 2020 I know this might sound crazy and you can unfollow me right now, but, I am not a fan of the Star Wars franchise. I actually enjoyed watching the first trilogy back in the 80s. I have this clear memory of a Sunday afternoon, a rainy day. My parents are sleeping on the sofa and my brother and I are on the floor with blankets watching the rerun on TV. It’s incredible how some memories stay so crisp in our consciou...
Tags: Design, Autodesk, Encho Enchev


Illustration and Motion Design for ANAGRAM MUSIC VIDEO

Illustration and Motion Design for ANAGRAM MUSIC VIDEO abduzeedoJan 22, 2020 Pavel Fuksa and Barbora Idesová shared a really cool illustration and motion design post on their Behance page. The idea/inspiration was:  “What happens when you shuffle the letters in the song’s lyrics and create a bunch of eerie and bizarre anagrams? Most probably the only music video in the world featuring Gagarin on a rhino, woollen pot on fire, deviant peck, satanic loam, rumina...
Tags: Design, Gagarin, Pavel Fuksa, Barbora Idesová, Ivana Blumentrittova


Cyberpunk Motion Design

Cyberpunk Motion Design abduzeedoJan 21, 2020 It looks like one of the new trends will be the cyberpunk one. From video-games like Cyberpunk 2077 to the of course incredibly polemic Cybertruck from Tesla. My prediction is that we will see more and more references to that style not only in the design industry but in general. One area that is clear that is already drinking from that source is special effects and motion design. Mikhail Shandra and Eduard Mykhail...
Tags: Design, Tesla, Mikhail Shandra, Eduard Mykhailov


3D Everydays Inspiration

3D Everydays Inspiration abduzeedoJan 21, 2020 We have already featured Stuart Lippincott here on ABDZ and will keep doing it because he keeps delivering incredible and inspiring work with his Everydays series of posts. For this post we will feature some from the December Everydays 2019, make sure to check out his work for the full set of images. Ah, in case you wonder, the tools used were After Effects,  Maxon Cinema 4D and Octane Render. 3D
Tags: Design, ABDZ, Stuart Lippincott


UI Trend 2020: 'Skeuomorphism' Design is back!

UI Trend 2020: 'Skeuomorphism' Design is back! AoiroStudioJan 20, 2020 A couple of minutes ago, a good friend of mine living across the Atlantic sea. Sent me a 'designer meme' to laugh about. It was a joke about designer/developer handoff supported by a beautiful UI inspired by Skeuomorphism design from the old days, circa around the 2000s. It reminded me how this is making a comeback somehow, is it? It's kind of being inspired all together with recent 'chef ...
Tags: Design, Atlantic, Rian, Dribbble, Devanta Ebison, Alex Eletskiy, Dawid Tomczyk By Jordan Hughes, Mikołaj Gałęziowski