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April 07 2014

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I love nothing more than animation insiders like this! Man, you don’t realize how much math and physics go into stuff like this. Way different than traditional animation!

Man. Some of this looks like fluid mechanics all over again.

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January 20 2014

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December 30 2013

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Last week we posted a tutorial showing how to create simple artwork in Illustrator and then in Photoshop we added a few effects to make it look old and with that vintage/hipster feel. Some people asked about some of the steps in Photoshop so I decided to make a simple walkthrough about how to use Photoshop to create this kind of effect. It's a simple technique but it can be very handy for this kind of artwork.

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple vintage look stencil in Photoshop. The whole process will take around one hour and you won't need anything special besides time and a few dirty brushes.

Step 1

Create the artwork you want to apply the effect. I used Adobe Illustrator to create this simple stencil.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 2

In Photoshop now, place the stencil. Add a new layer and fill it with black, that will be the background. With layer style, apply a white Color Overlay in the stencil.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 3

Group the black layer with the white stencil and convert it to a smart object. Filter>Convert to Smart Filters. Apply a Gaussian Blur, go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 4 pixels for the Radius.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 4

Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels. Change the values until you cannot see the blur effect anymore. After that make sure that the Adjustment Layer is clipped to the layer (Layer>Create Clipping Mask).

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 5

Create a new layer on top of the stencil and then with a regular dirty brush add some of the texture.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 6

Group the stencil layer with the brush layer and then change the Blend Mode of the folder to Lighter Color. Also add an image for the background.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 7

My image looks really bright and doesn't create enough contrast with the logo. So go to Image>Adustments>Hue and Saturation. Reduce the Saturation a little bit and also the Lightness. The values will depend on the image you will be using.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 8

Go to Image>Adjustments>Levels. Change the Output Values and also the grey Input value to make the image much darker.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 9

Now go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter. Use the Warming Filter at 65% Density.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Step 10

Convert the folder with the stencil and the brush effect to a smart filter. Go to Filter>Filter Gallery>Brush Strokes>Accented Edges. Play with the values until you have an effect that looks natural.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop


Reduce the opacity of the logo to 95% depending on the background. You can also use levels to make it not so bright besides that, the design is pretty much done. I believe this little step by step might help those that were having some difficults during the last tutorial. Now it's up to you, have fun and a great 2014 to you all.

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

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December 23 2013

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"In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn’t be in the same set. All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights – whoever’s talking flashes up. Pretending you’re with 13 other people when you’re on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits. I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, ‘This is not why I became an actor’. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.”

– Sir Ian McKellen (x)

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October 09 2013

5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Creating beautiful infographics cannot be accomplished without using the right tools and software. Photoshop is a great weapon of choice, but it takes a very long time to create your inforgraphic. Thanks to the whole infographics craze, and some very intelligent people, we now have access to powerful infographic tools to make your job easier.

Today we will present you with the most powerful infographic tools on the market. The tools and application mentioned below don’t require you to be a designer to create high quality infographics. So if you have important data you need visualized, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look.


infogram1 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

There’s a reason that this is one of the most popular infographic tools available: it’s free to use and you have the ability to produce amazing outputs without breaking a sweat. With Infogram you’ll be able to easily illustrate your data, edit the built-in spreadsheet, download your infographics as PNG or PDF files, share & embed your infographic across the web, and last but not least be done in a few minutes. I’m not trying to be a cheerleader, but trust me when I say you should give it a try.


creately1 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Built with thousands of sample designs, more than fifty diagram types, and real time collaboration, Creately is another tool for making a beautiful infographic. It also features one-click creation, a wide selection of colors and themes, easy navigation, simple editing, and flexible online or offline usage. Additionally, this tool also features a large library of more than 100,000 diagram samples and hundreds of specially created template designs.

What about me?

whataboutme1 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

A tool for personalization that combines social media (youtube, twitter and facebook) with its infographic creation capabilities, “What About Me?” is another addition to the ingenious tools of the modern era. The great thing about this is its seamless connection to the social networks that allows users to instantly share an infographic to the aforementioned social outlets. There is no question that this tool packs some awesome features. Why? Because it was developed by Intel.


infoactive1 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Among all of the tools that claim to create beautiful, fun, and awesome infographics, InfoActive is one of the few that comes close to that promise. This tool is still in beta testing yet it already exceeds what other similar tools can offer.

Simplicity is the main feature of this tool. There’s no need for any tutorial. Its carefully laid out controls could be even understood by newbies. It also boasts live data and interactivity of its users with their intended audience.


piktochart 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Although it is somewhat similar to Infogr.am with its social connectivity, this tool has over three hundred thousand users, including clients from Red Bull, GE, and Harvard University. From that alone, you should get a subtle hint that Picktochart provides quality outputs.

Picktochart is built with ninety unique themes to choose from. It offers a flexible editor that allows you to change fonts and color themes, add images & basic shapes, and insert graphics. Lastly, it features grid lined templates which allow resizing of images and aligning of graphic elements into preferred proportions.


easelly1 5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Easel.ly got the inspiration for its name from the word ‘easy’ or ‘easily’. The core of this tool is simplification, which is characterized by its drag-and-drop infographic making. It’s also packed with ten visual themes (vthemes) which provide users with a modest variety of designs. Although this collection of themes is a bit limited, users can expect many more additions once Easel.ly is out of beta.

Judging from the list above, there is no certainty that one tool excels above the others. The only way to find out which tool is right for your needs, is to get your feet wet. Do a test run with the same data on every single tool mentioned. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to see which results satisfy you the most.

Author information

Igor Ovsyannykov Igor Ovsyannykov Igor Ovsyannykov is a 21 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com
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October 01 2013

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