Placing your portfolio on the Web gives you an additional venue to feature your work and gain more clients. In addition, in this day and age, clients expect you to have some form of web presence. For your inspiration, here is a visual showcase of some eye-catching web portfolios of creatives in various industries. This showcase follows up on Matthew Heidenreich’s tutorial on creating a portfolio web layout in Photoshop.
Logotypes (or wordmarks) are logos that use typography to represent companies, organizations and products. Logo designers show their talent and creative skills by crafting a logotype that’s memorable, clever, and symbolic of the company they’re representing. To follow up on our logo design tutorial that presented a process developing a logotype from start to finish, here’s a showcase of logotypes (wordmarks) for visual inspiration.
Your site’s color scheme affects the way your website is perceived by your visitors. The colors of your blog give your audience an insight about your personality. To follow up on our tutorial on how to make a dark blog design in Photoshop, I’d like to show you a collection of beautiful blogs that have selected a dark color scheme for your visual stimulation.
Matte paintings are typically for use in films and video games to make scenes and landscapes that would otherwise be impossible or expensive to create as a film set. We’d like to present you with some master matte painters and their stunning art pieces for your admiration and inspiration. This visual showcase follows up our tutorial on how to create a matte painting in Photoshop.
The use of a bright color palette and gradients can bring a modernistic or playful character to a web design. When done well, bright and sleek web designs are eye-catching and fits a website that drives to convey a neoteric mood. To follow up our tutorial on making a bright and sleek layout, I’d like to present to you some beautiful web designs in the same theme, for your inspiration.
We’re bombarded with manipulated images every day. It’s fair to say that you literally can’t believe your eyes when you look in a magazine and see beautiful sculpted bodies and blemish-free skin. The best photo manipulators can make anything look real. In some cases, the work is extremely subtle, which is an art in itself, while other examples showcase the weird and wonderful images that can be achieved by a skillful image manipulator.
Embossing is a technique for creating three-dimensional designs on paper. Embossing paper produces either a raised or a lowered surface, with the latter referred to as impressing or, in some circles, “debossing”. Print work with embossing creates a unique and tactile design that embodies a subtle but memorable element that ensures that you’ll make an impression.
The sketchbook is—to borrow a term from the new millenniums’ popular discourse—an artist’s BFF. It’s a diary for the visually inclined—a place where artists can most comfortably explore their personal thoughts, work out their visual needs, practice, maintain a visual history, and hopefully create the unpolished work that will eventually lead to amazing work for the world to see.