What can catch the customers’ attention better than the overwhelming advertisements that are a part of thought-out strategy of companies. Some companies try their best to create the spectacular ads themselves, the others find the creative advertising agencies, but these both variants are quite possible. The main goal is to blow everybody’s mind away and impress with the innovative ideas and designs of the ads. Today we see quite often that most of them become more and more thoughts provoking and meaningful and these features make them stand out among other variations of art as the single and creative trend. Some fantastic and inspirational ads are presented in today’s roundup. You have posted them at our blog and we are looking for other captivation posts on this topic.
Steampunk is a trend of art where the technology and romance interweave in the harmonious unity and form the spectacular mystic reality. Steampunk aesthetics has gained wide popularity during the recent years and today we can find it in various forms of art. This style features the futuristic technology and the elegant elements from the Victorian epoch. Without a word, it catches attention at a first moment you see it. Steampunk posters stand out among others due to their peculiar features and it is hard to ignore them or pass by without looking at them. We can talk a lot about their originality, but it is better to see than to hear. So, you are welcome to admire all these awesome Steampunk posters that are presented in this post.
Cirque Acirca’s Priestess by ettadiem
Dr. Engelberts Von Hoebanger’s Cynical Love Machine by philipharpr
Vectorious.net is a great website where you can find an impressive collection of vector illustrations. Their library includes over 11,000 stock vector images which you can download to use in your design projects.
Here you can find a huge collection of stock vector art with more than 11,000 designs to choose from. Their impressive library consists of 9 categories of seriously cool vector art which include: vintage, business, people, abstract, backgrounds, buildings, music, seasonal and even free vectors.
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With today’s blog entry you’ll be able to experiment beyond the basics for we’re going to bring together top 10 professional photo techniques used by sophisticated masters of image capturing. The following guidelines are intended to help picture-takers immediately enrich their photography store of knowledge and improve the works to create photography websites with stunning showcases. They’ll be able to read a description of each photo technique and view a respective set of photos from across the spectrum of subjects and styles. Note, there are two more high-end photo effects we highlighted before on our blog – that’s actually amazing Long Exposure and Tilt-Shift Photography. But right now learn to take great pictures with advanced digital photography top-rating techniques.
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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography
HDR is an extremely sought out effect used by photographers. It allows a greater dynamic range of exposures, which is the range of values between light and dark areas, than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. Actually, HDR effect is more of a post processing trick that includes overlapping the shots with the same subject in three exposure brackets (under-exposed one, normal, and over exposed), for instance. Photoshop will work fine in this case. To merge and level the photographs, one could also use special PhotoMatrix software, and then add a little bit of channel tuning and color correction. On the whole, HDR allows the photographers to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes.
Photo by bcharbon
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Photo by Sven Fennema
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Posters are indispensable when the conversation drifts to the advertising of movies, competitions, exhibitions and any kind of cultural events. Eye-catching posters attract the attention of a crowd and make the event interesting for everybody. When the designers of posters apply their creativity and good taste to the process of creating, they get beautiful results – cool inspirational posters that most of us consider to be really great. Most of them feature not only the artist’s taste, but also the popular trends of the time when they were created and it makes quite easy to follow the trends of the epoch when you browse all these posters.
Today we’ll show you the most popular posts dedicated to the posters of various times. You are welcome to find your artist’s inspiration in this tiny collection!
Being an eternal source of inspiration for years and years, movie posters continue spreading creative ideas nowadays. It is really interesting to observe how artists are mixing major techniques for creating more and more original artworks. Last decade was symbolized by huge influence of digital technologies though it doesn’t mean that modern movie posters have lost that elegant charm of the retro posters – on the contrary we are sure that you have a lot of favorite ones that were made during the recent years.
We’ve decided to compose a small collection of 2010 movie posters that reflect some of major trends and techniques. In general movie posters include such components as textures, color schemes, typography, light effects and images. Besides that we should remind you about such important feature as the presence of the character or characters at the poster.
Ensemble of characters
“Takers” poster designed by fpo
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If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll tell it to you just now! Today TemplateMonster.com, the greatest website templates provider, celebrates a kind of anniversary, it launches the 30000th (just imagine this amount!) template and starts the huge promo to celebrate this day.
The idea of this promo is the following: you buy one and get another for free. During two days (10-11 of August) you are welcome to buy any template you like at TemplateMonster.com and get one more product for free. And now attention! This product is not just a little present, it is one of the following high-grade products presented at the site of this company: PowerPoint Templates, Logo Templates, Corporate Identity Templates, Logo Sets, Icon Sets. So, you can feel free to choose among 3029 professionally done products the one you need and get it after you make one purchase. Pretty nice opportunity, don’t you think so?
And now, let’s speak about the mentioned above 30000th template. The serial number is not its only advantage, be sure. It belongs to the category of Flash CMS templates and, besides, it is created using widely popular today Papervision3D technology. It means that your online photo project that is based on this template will feature the amazing flash effects and fascinating elements. The central point of its design is the catchy photo gallery that is made as a tunnel. It seems to me that the advantages of this flash template are obvious and they make this theme really catchy and long-cherished.
Hope, you will not miss this promo and so do I.
Let’s not pass by the sport theme today and hereby offer the selection of spectacular sport photo images captured in extreme motion. Actually, sport has always been a popular target for professional photographers. In the examples below they managed to catch interesting and live moments from the very best viewpoints, and thus we could now enjoy the true heat of struggle for victory filled with impressive action, dynamics, and thrill. The motion is used here to emphasize the dramatic qualities of any competition and to show a real sense of speed. So feel that keenly with the current showcase!
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Photo by Anatoliy Ermolenko
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Photo by Todd Korol
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Blur or haze (of course, when they are used properly) add the amazing tone to the image. This technique that is applied to the out-of-focus areas of images is widely used in photography and known as bokeh. While creating a bokeh image the lens is defocused slightly and as a result we create the soft borderless aesthetics in it. Such images create some special impression due to their pleasant to eyes smoothness of colors. I’m sure that you have heard a lot about this effect that gives the stunning look to images and that’s why have decided to compile this beautiful collection of flower images in bokeh photography. Let’s enjoy them together!
Bokeh Flowers by daily_laffer_pics
Bokeh Flowers by Lights Out Photos
We all hold paper and scissors in our hands when we were children, but not all of us created something really impressive with these simple things. Actually, it is possible to create a masterpiece out of nothing, you only have to apply your creativity and talent. If you don’t believe, just look through the stunning collection of works created by Peter Callesen, the modern artist that is widely known for his incredible installations made of A4 paper. Of course, his portfolio is rich for other interesting works on water, snow, ice, even drawings, but today let’s focus our attention on the impressive paper cuts created by this talented artist.