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44 Creative Examples of Digital Landscapes & Environments

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 23, 2014

in illustration Inspiration

Learning and mastering the fundamentals of art can take years of practice. Traditional painting is one of the most creative fields which has lead the way to digital painting. No need to buy supplies or setup an easel – just plug in your tablet and start Photoshop to get the party started. It’s a unique method of painting that offers easy access to anyone.

In this gallery I’ve collected 44 outstanding examples of digital landscape environment paintings. Most of these are 2d paintings while some also include various 3D aspects. But the majority of these projects were completed solely in Photoshop with hours(if not days) of work. Take a peek at these examples to understand the sheer genius and creativity required to make a digital painting.

Chinese Winter

dark winter landscape spooky raphael lacoste

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40 Free YouTube Channel Art Background Images

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 12, 2014

in Freebies

Not so long ago YouTube updated their design specs to some type of newer One Channel. This features a single piece of background artwork that centers itself on your desktop monitor, smartphone browser, and television set. YouTube channels are becoming much more customized to fit any type of media display. This means you want to size BG images to the exact dimensions of 2560x1440px fitted right around the center.

If you don’t want to spend time in Photoshop then I’d suggest downloading a copy of some free YouTube channel artwork. I’ve collected 40 great examples ranging over a few different categories. The process of designing your own artwork isn’t too complicated and you can learn the basics within Photoshop after just a few hours of practice. If you’re serious about managing a YouTube channel with great video content, then you will definitely want to include some type of recognizable channel artwork.

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27 Tutorials for Creating Realistic Textures & Objects in Photoshop

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 2, 2014

in Photoshop

Understanding texture design opens up a world of possibility for graphics designers. Textures provide the illusion of realistic items for a poster or cover artwork. But you can also implement textures for mobile app interfaces or website designs.

Adobe Photoshop is the premiere graphics editing software and offers the best tools for the job. If you’re unfamiliar with any methods of creating texture then these tutorials are for you. I’ve cataloged a total of 27 articles covering items and backgrounds that you can build with Photoshop and some general creativity. Once you practice these underlying concepts it will become easier for you to redesign textures in the future.

Stylish Coffee Cup

stylish coffee cup smart objects photoshop

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