Q: How do I change a photo to black and white in Photoshop? A: Read the tutorial below for a complete answer. This mini-tutorial assumes you will be using Adobe Photoshop®. Don’t worry too much about the version of Photoshop you have as the procedures are similar. A little plucking here and there should get… Continue reading How to Change a Photo to Black and White in Photoshop
Just about every serious business person who’s marketing a product or service must develop a brochure to help sell that product or service. Even if you are not doing the design yourself and hiring somebody to do it, it’s your job to understand all the ins and outs of development. This will ensure that you… Continue reading Brochure Design Ideas – How to Best Accomplish the Design of a Brochure.
What can I say? Very happy with the turn out of this ad. I wrote more in detail about the design process in my blog post Rush Jobs Make the Day Shorter here. However, one thing I did not mention in the design process post is the location of the ad. When the final printed… Continue reading Road Bike Action Magazine RavX CNC Parts Ad
Based on the success of the Thanksgiving vector art a few months ago, I’ve created another piece for the New Year! This one features a bunch of complex gradients and transparencies. Lately, I’ve been designing on Adobe Illustrator CS5, or CS3 but this design I created while vacationing in the Caribbean and here I only… Continue reading Happy New Year Free Vector Art
Update November 7, 2010: This event ended up being one of the greatest events of the year and the best Puerto Rico has seen in decades. It was specially historical at both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad. The fact that Kelly Slater not only won the event, but clenched his 10th… Continue reading Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 in Puerto Rico!
I produced this promo card for Velauno in 2007 to help promote the sale of surf, kite and windsurf products by Dakine, Bic Surf, Thule, Cabrinha, Best Kiteboarding and Surftech. The cards were printed on thick stock cover, full color on both sides. These were handed out at races, beach events, malls, and also sent… Continue reading Velauno Surfing, Kiteboarding & Windsurfing Promo Card
I just finished creating an artwork piece for a board that will be built by talented shaper Dan O’Hara from Solid Surf Co. The model is “The Newman” which Dan himself describes as a board “for boosting airs.” This is just a preview of the preliminary design. I ended up making some mods for the… Continue reading Solid Surfboard Artwork – The Newman
I just updated my site’s style switcher and added the first of 3 styles. This one is for the surf theme. I’ve got 2 more coming… Dirt and snow. You might be wondering how I created the wave that sits below the header. It was a small sketch I drew this morning. I then scanned… Continue reading How I Created the Art Wave for the Surf Theme
I started painting surfboards back in 1998 while I was still in college. I was ordering my personal boards from a local shaper from Puerto Rico who’s now a very good friend of mine. I painted the first board he shaped for me and that led me to paint his team rider’s boards. Soon, the… Continue reading Surf Art – JS Surfboards Sonic Fish
After the success of my recent Bubble-Button vectors I decided to create a set of rectangular bar buttons. These are high-quality and original vectors. I included a multitude of colors to choose from. You can likely get as creative as you want and hack them apart in Adobe Illustrator to get whatever color combination you… Continue reading Cool Glossy Vector Bar Buttons for your Blog