Saturday, December 29, 2007

DotArt Paintings

DotArt is about dots that flicker, dance, move, pulsate and so on…….


The artist called himself as: Dot Art Dude, all the way come from Metairie, Louisiana, United States.

DotArt Paintings

His unusual art is something that I want to learn more from him. He is also a good friend of mine that I know from Blog Catalog. If you visit Dot Art Dude’s Blog Catalog profile, you will see that he runs long listing of multiple blogs beside DotArt Blogspot, which you can join them as blog neighborhood if you are already become a Blog Catalog member.

Here is an online interview I have with him last week:

How you describe yourself?

I am a 43-year-old artist who generates ideas faster than I can produce them. Besides drawing and painting, I also enjoy working in photography and video. My other interests include: Apple Macintosh, education, film, music, politics, psychology, science, sociology, technology, theater, writing and wit.

DotArt Paintings

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

How to Create Water Droplets in Photoshop

It’s been quite a while since my last Photoshop Tutorial guys :), anyway I spent my long holiday to write another tutorial, which is how to create water droplets in Photoshop.

I also included the photoshop action to create this water droplets effect, and there are two kinds of action for creating: bigger water droplets and the smaller one.

This tutorial is very easy for photoshop beginners, but actually there are also another ways of technique to create water droplets using Photoshop. The problem is sometime the water droplets won’t appear to be natural or realistic on the first attempt of applying some filter effect. Filter effects are would likely produce uniform artificially look of water droplets on an object surface. Therefore, as usual...you need to do the retouch to finish this effect.

How to Create Water Droplets in Photoshop

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blogspot Design Showcase Blogs

When it comes to do the illustration or design search for your inspiration, sometimes search engines just provides you enormous list. But I wonder if any of you know that some of Blogspot Bloggers are actually dedicated their time to build interesting design showcase for your eyes! Such of hidden treasures I found for this lovely weekend.

These blogs are pretty new, some of them even started on November, and here comes the parade:


Photoshop Heaven

Blogspot Design Showcase Blogs

Poerty is the author, and used to write his blog "Photoshop Heaven" in German, but I believe you can now read the posts in English also.

Started in June 2007, Poerty presents you short reviews on some photoshop designs of another artist and his own artworks. Wonderfully sorted of digital imaging designs and breathtaking photos edited by profesional Photoshop artist.

Check out Poerty's Blogger profile , and it is no surprise that he or she is also a great deviant*
;)
Aw...I will also introduce you his or her site, Photoshop Heaven.de where you can download classic style free photoshop brushes, and tutorials

deviant* = a term used for the member of Deviantart.com

Blogspot Design Showcase Blogs

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Do you want your Blogspot Design Showcase being reviewed here also?

Submit your blog under these terms:
  • Your blog has to be graphic design or visual art related (paintings, graffiti art, urban art, photography, web design, manga drawings etc.) that contain listing of another designers project or even your own gallery portfolios.
  • Highly updated, and each post has one or couple lines of review ;).
  • Your blog must be new or classic Blogspot Blogger.
  • All blog will be checked before accepted and published. If your blog fits the criterion, you will get a notification via email.

Just contact me if you're interested, and don't forget to include your: blog description, author bio, and screenshot to my email at: kukuhumi [at] gmail [dot] com :p.

Graphic Identity is PR 3, so if your blog is quite new, you can have the link love from my blog to help increasing your blog page rank.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Corner Design Photoshop Brushes - Part 2

I’m coming back now with another 3 sets of corner design photoshop brushes. These brushes have swirly curls, two of them are foliage style and the other one is kindda psychedelic to me.

The shapes were designed in half parts that consist alone as photoshop brushes, so it would be easier for you to customize them. Make a copy in a new layer and create the reflection of them by rotating and flipping, and then you can find interesting corner design ;). The result of these photoshop brushes reflection effect could be various, so I suggest you to give a bit of try.

If you are a new visitor to my blog, I suggest you to read my previous post, ( Corner Design Photoshop Brushes – Part 1 ).
Hope you like them :) …

Each of brush is categorized as medium in size (1223px – 1329px).

Corner Foliage Design Photoshop Brushes - Part 2

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I would like to remind you that all of my 'Free Design Box' files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my previous Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read this: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.

Don't miss out to download my next photoshop brushes series by subscribing to my feed!

NOTE :

  • I love your feedback, and that’s why these free design box files now has a plain .ABR file to download directly…I also included compressed .ZIP file instead of .RAR. file so you can unzip the smaller size file or extract the file later if you need it. (You must have WinZIP or WinRAR software installed to your computer for that).
  • Photoshop version 7 (or earlier) users now can also download my PNG files ;)
  • Some of you probably don't know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set.


Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 2.abr (288.87 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 2.zip (156.23 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 2.rar (150.78 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 2 (PNG).zip (344.04 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes


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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Lucky Number 13 First Contest - Win $100

Diana, has a very interesting blog, titled : "My lucky number 13". 

It's a A blog about her life experiences including personal matters and professional career. Recently, her personal blog is also nominated to win Blogger Choice Awards in Best Blog About Stuff category.

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

I love her blog since she wrote good and informative articles about blogging tips and only in two months, now she helds a first contest :)

To enter the contest is easy. Here is how:

 My Lucky Number 13 First Contest - Win $100

The contest has started until 13 December. On 14 December Diana will announce the winner and she’ll write a post with link love for all the participants and the method you have choose to enter this contest. Besides the grand prize, all the participants will be rewarded with a link love. 

Everyone can win the contest, if you become the winner, $100 prize will be paid via PayPal.

Start your entry today and subscribe to My Lucky Number 13 blog now!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Collin James De Ruyck's Abstract Paintings

I always fascinate to abstract paintings. I found sort of well mixed medium of abstract paintings collection of Collin James De Ruyck , and I'm also amazed how he lined up the geometric shape and colors to create 3D texture effect. I should call it: "Decorative Abstract Paintings"

Somehow each of them can be part as an interior decoration. His abstract art works are able to bring a boring plan room to a very exciting room filed with great colors and style.

Here a short conversation about his artworks that might give you a clue about his paintings ;).

Collin James De Ruyck's Abstract Paintings

When did you first start painting?


I first started painting in 2003. It was after my x wife moved out and took all the furniture and I had nothing to look at buy bare walls. I was talking with a friend of mine who pushed my to start painting as he told me what I was looking for from art did not really exist, which is the style I currently use.


Who and what were some early influences?

Like I said in the last question, it was a good friend of mine named Rohn who helped me get started at a very tough time in my life.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Creating MattsNutts Logo and Web Header

MattsNutts is one of Chris's Blog that talks about SEO and Blogging. Recently, we wrote a blogger guest entry in short explanation of MattsNutts Logo and Web Header design process. Will appreciate your comment on the finishing result ;)

Creating MattsNutts Logo and Web Header

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Corner Design Photoshop Brushes - Part 1

I made 3 sets of corner design photoshop brushes. Actually the shapes were designed in half parts that consist alone as photoshop brushes. Make a copy in a new layer and create mirror FX of them by rotating and flipping, so then you can find interesting corner design ;). The result of these photoshop brushes mirror effect could be various, so I suggest you to give a bit of try.
It was inspired by Design Fruits Tasty Tattoos, which are more complicated in shape and design than mine. He he he, I don’t know if you’re going to like these, heck…I’ll accept all your positive and negative appreciation to all of my designs.
The reason I designed each of the brush in single half element is I want these photoshop brushes become easier to be redesigned by you. I always love to see everyone doing some experiment to my photoshop brushes collection…hey, please show them to me ;p
I want to appreciate your design also…
Hope you like my corner design photoshop brush sets this time… :{
Each of brush is categorized as medium in size (942px – 1246px).

Design Corner Photoshop Brushes - Part 1

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I would like to remind you that all of my 'Free Design Box' files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my previous Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.

Don't miss out to download my next photoshop brushes series by subscribing to my feed!

NOTE :

  • I love your feedback, and that’s why these free design box files now has a plain .ABR file to download directly…I also included compressed .ZIP file instead of .RAR. file so you can unzip the smaller size file or extract the file later if you need it. (You must have WinZIP or WinRAR software installed to your computer for that).
  • Photoshop version 7 (or earlier) users now can also download my PNG files ;)
  • Some of you probably don't know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set.


Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 1.abr (195.49 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 1.zip (91.71KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 1.rar (88.86 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity - Corner Design Part 1 (PNG).zip (172.84 KB)
Corner Design Photoshop Brushes


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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes - Part 2

Talking about flowery style, and many experiments I’ve done to create foliage shape in Illustrator, so now I share them with you: my Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes – Part 2.

There are only 3 sets of photoshop brushes inside .ABR file…not much, but I’m sure you can use them as decorative corner element in your design, or as blending shape vector to the background. Do rotate things and add some style into it.
When I have a chance to design again, I‘ll be back with more simple photoshop corner brushes.
Hope you like them…

Each of brush is categorized as small in size (985px – 995px).

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes - Part 2

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I would like to remind you that all of my 'Free Design Box' files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my previous Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.

Don't miss out to download my next photoshop brushes series by subscribing to my feed!

NOTE :

  • I love your feedback, and that’s why these free design box files now has a plain .ABR file to download directly…I also included compressed .ZIP file instead of .RAR. file so you can unzip the smaller size file or extract the file later if you need it. (You must have WinZIP or WinRAR software installed to your computer for that).
  • Thanks to d3c3nt-gurl, who send me a feedback of how should I provide PNG files. Since this can be useful for PS 7 users.
  • Some of you probably don't know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set


Graphic Identity – Fantasy Floral Part 2.ABR (425Kb)
Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity – Fantasy Floral Part 2.ZIP (233Kb)
Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity – Fantasy Floral Part 2.RAR (232Kb)
Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes

Graphic Identity- fantasy floral Part 2 (PNG).ZIP (473 KB)
Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes


Be sure to check this design set also
Fantasy Floral Vectors








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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator

These are lists of my old favorite tutorials to create button in quick steps. You can learn both in Photoshop or Illustrator ;)

I’m curious finding quick techniques to create buttons. You can find wide range of button type tutorial such as, rounded corner to glossy button, iconic to nice aqua button and many more. If I find something interesting, I will update this post for sure…

Stay tune and Enjoy !!!

~ Graphic Identity

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Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator
Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator
Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator
Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator
Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator

Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and IllustratorQuick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator
Quick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and IllustratorQuick ways to Create Buttons using Photoshop and Illustrator

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes

I have a new collection of Photoshop Brushes set, and this time I made floral or foliage vectors using Illustrator. These 4 sets of Fantasy Floral vectors were compiled in single ABR file. ;)
I called it Fantasy floral or foliage, since the shapes are far from real (can only be found in another planet LOL or here)
Each of brush is categorized as small in size (900px - 1024px).

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes

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I would like to remind you that all of my 'Free Design Box' files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my previous Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.


Download the Graphic Identity - fantasy floral.ABR (308 Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.
I also included PNG files, just incase you still use PS7.

Graphic Identity - fantasy floral.RAR (152Kb)

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes


Graphic Identity - fantasy floral (PNG).ZIP (360KB)

Fantasy Floral Photoshop Brushes



Some of you probably don't know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set.

Don't miss out to download my next photoshop brushes series by subscribing to my feed!

Be sure to check this design set also
Fantasy Floral Vectors






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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Design is Beautifully Ripped Off

I was shocked knowing that one of my Photoshop freebies being hijacked by some other Bloggers for their own benefit. Since this was my first experience, I’m getting intense to find out how to prevent this issue.


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You can tell how your work of art becomes popular using site tracker tool. As I’ve been checking my stat regularly, I found that, one of my Photoshop freebies gets good attention from some reader segment. I used “Round Corner Photoshop Brushes” as anchor text for every link related and image alt. I didn’t mean to search down for hijacking items on my design. I went to Google to find out how my blog post rank result in “Round Corner Photoshop Brushes” keywords. Sadly but true, I found 5 sites doing copyright violation on my design. They simply erased my watermark tagline on the preview image, and replaced it with their own logo, as if they have created it by themselves. No link back or attribution definitely, and they provide re-self-hosted link to download the file.

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Friday, October 26, 2007

Click Comment: Cool Widget for Blogger

Blogging is about posting or reading an article and also get interact with other people in comments. Would it be cool to have click comment widget on your blog? Post Reach introduces a new way to comment on a blog.

Click Comment: Cool Widget for Blogger

This comment widget allows your reader to comment simply by clicking one of the Icon Sets to appreciate an article that they have read. This is so much easier for some reader who choose not to type few words to comment ;)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes

This is my first collection of Photoshop Brushes that I designed a month ago. I made only 7 set of Photoshop brushes. These are actually sort of Round Corner Square vectors and after I finished, I put each of them in my Photoshop Brush preset to be compiled in single ABR file. I think each of brush can be categorized as medium in size (1613px – 1977px).

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes


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I would like to remind you that all of my ‘Free Design Box’ files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity’s ‘Free Design Box’ files.

Download the Graphic Identity – round corner square brushes.ABR (896 Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

Graphic Identity - round corner square brushes.RAR (252Kb)

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes


Some of you probably don’t know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.

Don’t miss out to download my next photoshop brushes series by subscribing to my feed!

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

How to Install Photoshop Brush Set

Photoshop Brushes usually available in huge size files. This is because some designer made high resolution brushes to get high quality for Printing Standard. The size of each brush can be range between 1500px – 2500px. You can imagine if a series of certain theme brush being compiled together in one file. I’m not talking about hundreds of kilobytes, be patient to download more than 10 megabytes .ABR file in archive folder.

Photoshop Brushes by default, saved in a specific file known as: .ABR file format.

How to Install Photoshop Brush Set

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Monday, October 15, 2007

How to create Swirly Curls in Illustrator

It’s been more than a week since my last tutorial article. Hope you would love this one ;)
Today’s tutorial is different than before. I want to share you an easy tutorial of how to create Swirls in Illustrator.

Decorative swirls are loved nowadays; people always use this style along with natural element into their design. I know that there are lots of tutorials which are sound similar with mine. Well the idea is to create swirly curls, but my technique would probably different than any others. The twirl effect result is having some hazy kind of curls, so I guess it would be interesting.

How to create Swirly Curls in Illustrator

If you like my tutorial series, please drop a comment and subscribe to my feed!

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Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

October 15, is Blog Action Day , and the theme this year is "environment".

Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

Joanne of Laidback Buddhist, pointed me out about the Blog Action Day. I've been planning to write a short post about a beach near my hometown, in north-east of Surabaya, Indonesia.

There is a small population of fishermen, where all the people depending so much to find living from the seashore until 5 kilometers far of radius from it. The fisherman community would about to vanish in another 5 years or shorter.

It was started when the local government decided to build 10 km Highway Bridge to connect the main island of East Java, Indonesia to a small island called Madura. According to one of the fishermen community member, they are now can hardly find fish and their income has been decreasing ever since. The sea environment was destroyed by the massive highway development.

Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

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