March 27, 2017
Illustrator Charly Clements a.k.a @reallifelines is bringing your photos to life is the cutest way possible! We just love the quirky drawings integrated with the stunning photos.
Want to collab? Email her at email@example.com or sign up to her weekly newsletter bit.ly/2eFFHrz
Check out a few of our favourite images below
March 20, 2017
Pablo Alﬁeri is the creative mind behind Playful. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started the career of Graphic Design to become an Art & Motion Director, after 4 years of hard work in amazing studios.
In 2010 he founded with Mariano Farias one of the best Motion Studios from Argentina: Plenty. After more than 60 projects and worked for lovely clients in the Tv Branding Market he left the studio after gained the experience and knowledge to become a Live Action & Stop Motion Director where he mixes all his passions: Art Direction, Set Design and Typography.
Recently he worked for lovely brands such as Perrier, Hatsu, Sony Entertainment Television, D’aucy & the Bundesliga
We just love his playful take on Sponges. View a selection of the images below and check out the full project here
March 13, 2017
A Japanese LEGO creator has been tempting Lego fans with his tantalising LEGO-food creations. Going by the name Tary, he also builds Gundam robots and Star War characters, but it’s the food that’s led some to believe that Tary’s a Master Builder.
There are only 40 Lego Master Builders worldwide, and each one is hand-picked by Lego. Similar to journeymen of old, candidates start off as apprentice builders and then work their way up, a process which usually takes years.
“I tell people just build, build, build,” master builder Paul Chrzan told priceonomics. “Just keep playing with the bricks. Don’t build the house and the spaceship. Build your family pet. Build a family portrait. Go beyond what people usually do with the bricks. Because that’s what we do.”
March 6, 2017
Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces, you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.
Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.
February 27, 2017
Gosia Herba mixes gouache, collage, pencils, crayons, and watercolour to create beautiful compositions in her sketchbook. She illustrates people, animals, and objects in an abstract way that gives them a round, puffy presence. The general feeling of her sketchbook is happy and playful, but also mysterious because in a handful of the paintings you can see the characters shedding tears. She cuts out little shapes and layers it with paints to create something bigger. She likes to use bold, blue shapes that are balanced out with perfectly placed patterns in many of her other works too!
February 20, 2017
AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. The company started back in 2006.
February 7, 2017
January 30, 2017
The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users probably have never learned before.
Here’s a quick overview of the different tricks and techniques shared in the video
#1: Advanced blending options
Uncheck “Transparency Shapes Layer” in the Layer Styles panel to make pixels blend differently when using blending options.
#2: Precise lens flare
You can bring up a special “Precise Flare Center” box to add a lens flare to exact coordinates in your photo.
#3: High contrast clouds
Instead of the usual clouds layer, you get when you render clouds, you can render high contrast clouds.
#4: Black and white for colour control
You can use a black and white layer to control the luminosity of specific colours in your photo.
#5: One image in two windows
You can have the same photo open in two windows that are side-by-side, with one view zoomed in and one view zoomed out.
Watch the video for details on how to use them and for examples of what they do
January 23, 2017
We’re always looking for simple ways to improve our lives – this video shows some excellent time-saving Mac keyboard shortcuts
For instance, pressing your volume button increases or decreases the volume by six percent. However, by pressing “option + shift + volume up”, you can finely tune the audio volume as it moves 1.5 percent instead. This also works for the brightness key.
The video also shows you quick shortcuts to taking screenshots, how to “force quit” an application and how to quickly store a group of files in a new folder.
Watch the full video here to find out more.
January 23, 2017
The new year is a great time to step up your design skills. There so many tools and skills that you need to master, and missing out on any of them would also mean missing out on a lot of huge opportunities.
So if you’re ready to take your career in design a step further, grab your clipboard and start making a checklist containing these essential skills that you should learn:
- HTML and CSS
- Colour Theory
- Print Design
- Design Software
- Marketing and Social Media
Check out the full list here