Monday, May 31, 2010

Graphic Designs for Download.

Recently I contributed Shutterstock with new images, that are available for download right after logging in. Shutterstock is a great resource of photographs, drawings and graphic designs that you can download for any purpose you want. This is a great time saver for those who are about to create the project but don't want to spend time on designing everything themselves. With designs ready to download you save a lot of time by getting a part of the job done for you.
The various license types allows you to use images for commercial and non commercial purposes.

Click the image below and enjoy:)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Free Wordpress Templates

There are loads of free wordpress templates available on the net. So why wouldn't I drop a few extra ones into the bag?:)

From now you can have an access to my new page where I store free wordpress themes available for instant download. I've just come up with a few for good start off and will be adding new ones frequently.

So feel free to visit this link, download the theme of your choice or all of them at once to make your blog more oudstanding than ever before.
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mixing 2D and 3D Graphics

Some designers stick to one specific graphic program working with it's limitations and when it comes to create something more advanced like a 3d looking image in 2d graphic application, they bite nails wondering how to make it.

The solution is mixing capabilities of a few programs. We have so many great 2d and 3d graphic
applications so why not to get the most from each of them and drop on one project?

Mixing 2d and 3d graphics can bring really outstanding effects to your artwork that will make viewers feelamazed and wondering how the image was done.

The nature of 3d programs is their ability to render realistic looking 3d scenes along
with lights and natural shadows.
2d programs like Photoshop for example are great for adjusting colors and giving final touches
to the still images in order to increase their visual appearance.

You can take the capabilities of both to your advantage.

Just use your favorite 3d graphic software and render a simple scene with a few lights
and shadows to the still image format. Open it in 2d graphic program and drop for instance a cut silhouette of yourself on the background. A Few color adjustments and you get ready to go with the image.

Using 2d graphic programs you can easily add fast and nicely looking effects to the 3d renderings such as:
textures, color changes, contrast or additional lighting that could take hours to get rendered in 3d application.

Summarizing 2d and 3d graphic applications can be powerful weapon in hands of designer. When capabilities of both are mixed the right way, the results may be amazing and imagination only a limit.

Example:

Open your favorite 3D graphic application.
In my case that's Blender a free and powerful 3D graphic program.

I added an extruded text using a text tool and extrude object tool.
This way I got a nice and simple 3D text object dropped on a plane (which serves as a floor).


Now it's time to render the picture.
If you're not happy with results you can always rearrange objects on the scene the way you want and ajdust the light to fit it better.
It takes some testing before getting good results.



I opened the rendered scene and photograph in Photoshop. Next I cut silhouette off the background of the photograph using polygonal lasso tool.
I pasted silhouette onto the rendered background and adjusted it's position.


Now it's time for a brush play:)
I created new layer and set the blending mode to OVERLAY and painted some colors overlayed on the numbers using simple brush.



After all I erased excessive parts of the color. Next I painted cracks using crack brushes set to give to the numbers an old stone feel.
Final touches like contrast increase a few more brushes here and there, erasing some parts of brushed colors along the edges in unwanted areas and design comes up like this:




Have a fun mixing 2D and 3D :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cheap Wordpress Themes For Sale


I do love Blogger as much as Wordpress. Nonetheless these are quite opposite blogging platforms they both serve quality, functionality and ease of blogging.

However to make the most out of blogging and impress your readers, having custom designed layout is a must.

Recently I had an opportunity to design a few Wordpress Themes For Sale.

My original designs of the wordpress themes will surely satisfy every blogger and will replace his boring default theme with something fresh and eye catching.

No matter whether you blog for hobby or for business having your own custom wordpress theme is an important factor to stay unique and attract more readers.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Freelance T-shirt Designer


As we have warm spring already people tend to wear short sleeve top wear.
This is the best time to put on fancy t-shirts with cool designs.

When it comes to t-shirt designs, there are many shops offering custom tees with original and stylish pictures on them.

Where do they get such nice designs from?
Well the answer is simple. Most of businesses hire freelance t-shirt designers to get cool, and original design concepts.

Freelance t-shirt designer with experience in clothing industry knows how to make design outstanding, catchy and easy for t-shirt printing.

Designer is able to make signature designs for particular company using various techniques and styles he worked out through the years.

If you are a person who is entering into clothing business and you want to stand out of the crowd with custom, original and beautifully desinged images on your clothes, then hiring a good freelance t-shirt designer is your first and most important step to get noticed.
Getting design on your t-shirts that customers will enjoy is significant factor to build powerfull, recognizable and profitable clothing brand.
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