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67 Indie Font by Rook Design

September 19, 2017 |

67 Indie Font by Rook Design Indie Font showcase – Rook Design Supply is one of our favorite designers we are absolutely delighted to introduce his very own showcase with us! Packed with tonnes of edgy fonts with a vintage charm, this is definitely a great collection to add to your toolkit! This showcase is pack full of of 67 fonts from 20 gorgeous font families by the talented Greg Nicholls.  1. Freshly Squeezed by Rook Design Supply WHATS INCLUDED? Freshly Squeezed (OTF & TTF Format) Freshly Squeezed Caps (OTF & TTF Format) Freshly Squeezed Alternates (OTF & TTF Format) Freshly Squeezed Extra Elements (OTF & TTF Format) Web fonts included (EOT, SVG, WOFF & WOFF2 Files) An installation guide for both Windows and Mac computers. Commercial License & Lifetime Download Guarantee Unlimited Free Support 100% Accessible to Everyone Indie Font Bundle   2. Postmark by Rook Design Supply WHATS INCLUDED? Postmark (OTF & TTF Format) Postmark…    read more 

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Beautiful Free Fonts Round-Up #1

June 12, 2013 |

Beautiful Free Fonts Round-Up #1 Finding a free fonts to say exactly what is on your mind is sometime tedious. If you know where to look, it makes your job much easier and you can then get on the road to designing your masterpiece. I rounded up some Free fonts for you in this, our first font roundup which can be used for Flyers or Poster. If you are creating a church campaign, consider using a typeface that will catch the attention of those you are trying to reach. You can see examples of how we use fonts on our Graphicriver Collection. We hope the fonts will inspire you to create something great. Have fun 🙂   Lovelo Inline   ZIAMIMI + DAMIER   Johanna   VETKA   Che   Korneuburg Slab   Flex Display   Valentina   Distorted Fashion   Gabo Drive

Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 12 – Biogenetic Law

There is also a theory out that, as an embryo develops, its many appearances at different times reflect its `evolution`. This applies to all embryos, whether it be a bird, as turtle, or a human. I was taught this theory in college. Do you know when this theory was proven wrong? Back in the 1920`s. As someone once said, `There is nothing more fun than to watch an intelligent man expound on a stupid idea`. So what can you say? The above theory was called the `Biogenetic Law`, and it has been proven wrong or proven totally implausible so many times that it is ridiculous to even consider it. “This theory is now completely discredited by most embryologists.” – Dr. Jeffrey Bryne Over fifty years ago, Dr. Waldo Shumway [sp] of the University of Illinois said: “Experimental embryology demands that this hypothesis be abandoned.” If that’s the case, why is…    read more 

INTERVIEW WITH JULIET TOWNER

Interview with Juliet Towner

September 23, 2011 |

Designer Juliet Towner, also known as 7ulio, has done an amazing job in her position as Graphic Designer for Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. Juliet communicates the message of her church through beautifully designed Church Marketing pieces for print, web, on-screen and video. The quality of her work speaks volumes about the deeper passion she has for the message of Christ and its impact on the world. Be Inspired! Check out this great interview.     Welcome to INSPIKS, please introduce yourself, and tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of Design. My name is Juliet Towner and I am the graphic designer for Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, NY. I started working at Victory when I was 15 years old as an administrative assistant. My position evolved over the years, and they brought me on as their full time graphic designer about…    read more 

Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 4 – Scientific Basis

I want you to know that the theory of evolution looks pretty good if you look at it from a distance. When you get right down to the `nuts and bolts` of evolution, it is in deep trouble. One of the leading scientists of this age has called evolution `incredible`. The definition of `incredible` is not `amazing`. `Incredible` literally means `without credibility`. He said that “the problem is, the only alternative is creation.” In effect he meant that since he `knew` creation is `wrong`, he HAD to believe evolution. This was not a man making fun of creationism. This is a scientist, and true scientists all over the world realize that the theory of evolution is in deep trouble. Yet they cling to it, because to do otherwise would be to admit the existence of God. In the 1800`s and in the past, we knew so little about the life…    read more 

Create a Magazine Cover using Photoshop and InDesign

Create a Magazine Cover using Photoshop and InDesign CS5: This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a magazine cover. We will be using Photoshop and InDesign to create different aspects of the cover. My last magazine cover tutorial was created using only Photoshop. In this version we will use InDesign for better type management and Output for printing. Let’s get started! Final Image   Resource Second Jerusalem Temple model from Stock.xchng Portrait Girl in a Scarf from Stock.xchng Gold Grunge 5 from Stock.xchng Gold Grunge 4 from Stock.xchng Add City Boy Font from Dafont Barcode Font by BarcodeInc [sociallocker] Step 1 The first thing you should do is a little research on the type of magazine cover you want to create. The style will depend on your topic. The types of magazine cover you can make is only limited to your imagination. Since we want our design to look professional,…    read more 

Best Tutorials - May 2011

Best Tutorials – May 2011

June 1, 2011 |

May was an amazing month, packed with some amazing Photoshop tutorials. If you missed them, you can find them here. In this month’s roundup we have chosen some great high quality selections with a wide range of topics, such as abstract typography, surreal Illustrations and Special Effects, etc. Please take a moment to check them out, have fun learning!!   How to Paint a Surreal Scene in Photoshop Learn how to create this fantastic drawing by Hatice Bayramoglu. You will learn the process she uses to create drawings in Photoshop…… Create a Dramatic Action Scene in Photoshop Design a dramatic war torn scene in Photoshop. The design features a soldier standing in the streets of war torn Manhattan….. Create a Surreal Landscape Using Photo Manipulation In this tutorial you will learn tips on how to make a surreal photo manipulation…… Create PowerPoint Presentation Graphics in Photoshop Learn how to create…    read more 

Make A Custom Brush in Photoshop Using a Photo

April 11, 2011 |

In my last tutorial we learned how to make our very own custom brush in Photoshop. This time around we will learn how to create one using a photo and the magic wand tool. Photoshop has a lot of great default brushes that you can customize, but its way more fun and interesting to create our own. Since the types of brushes we can create in Photoshop are limited only by our imagination, we will design a very simple brush here from a photograph,  just to see how easy the whole process is. Lets get started! Tools used: Wacom Intuos4 Photoshop CS5 [sociallocker]   Digital Painting – Still Life Demo part 1/2   [/sociallocker]

Create A Planetary Star Field in Photoshop

Create A Planetary Star Field in Photoshop: In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Planetary Star Field using masks and a few star brushes. Photoshop brushes are very powerful, they can simulate real life objects, like trees, birds and in our case, a Planetary Star Field. You can find many free brushes online at places like Brusheezy and Deviant Art. While this is a fairly simple process to achieve, there are a few tips and tricks that can be applied to any project to increase productivity and enhance the realism of your scene. Lets get started! Inspiration This tutorial was inspired by Tyler van der Hoeven’s Image called Star Field. Thanks to Tyler for graciously allowing me to use his high-resolution photo in the process of recreating the image. The image reminded me of Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work…    read more 

Best Tutorials – March 2011

March 31, 2011 |

March has been another solid month for amazing Photoshop content. In this month’s roundup we have selected some great high quality tutorials that utilize paintings, 2d drawings as well as Illustrations. So lets get into another great roundup! Painting Figures with Liquid In this photo manipulation tutorial, Jennifer Cirpici explains how to create a figure that appears made from water, working from a stock photograph…. Making of the Rest by Fernando Ferreiro This is a picture made only for fun and without references, using only my imagination, except in the flag on the jacket….     Planets Colliding in Our Galaxy Photoshop Tutorial In this tutorial I will show you a simple way to create a fantasy photo manipulation with two planets almost colliding…..     Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created my Invasion movie poster in Photoshop…. Meteorite Impact…    read more 

Create an Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5

This Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5 is based on a piece I did called Extravagant Worship, the image was inspired by the worship song,  ‘Til I See Your Face by Miriam Webster. We will start out by compositing multiple images, then use some custom brushes to paint in some details, then finish up by adding color and lighting to bring everything together. lets dig In! Final Image   Resources PREMADE Beach Stock by xxfantaisiamanipsxx stock 695 by blacksockstock stock 683 by blacksockstock Cloud Photoshop Brushes by leboef 24 Clouds by Milanda Clouds by by esterliquori Flock of Pigeons Brush for PS7 by BeltaneFireStock Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients by DesignFolio Step 1 [sociallocker] Open the Premade Beach Stock image in Photoshop. Double click the image’s layer in the layer palette to make it a new layer. We will use the natural lighting of the image. Flip the image horizontally, since we want most…    read more 

More than Conquerors in Jesus

I read an article by Brandon, about demons, and I decided to share my personal story of some accounts I had in the past. This is the first time I am sharing this with anyone on-line, but I think it can be an eye opener for some. Demons are very real, I have had my experiences. Let me share one with you. First, let let me give a disclaimer: I don’t smoke, drink, take any kind of drugs, I have no mental problems etc, etc and what I am about to say may sound crazy!! For a few months, about five or six years ago, I was working on a Creation Book and during this time, I had some experiences that led me to believe that I had demon activity in our house. I would be troubled in my sleep almost every night and sometimes when I was taking a nap…    read more 

Interview with Dan Stevers

Interview with Dan Stevers

December 22, 2010 |

Dan Stevers is a multimedia designer with an effective communication skill and a set of strong beliefs about his place in the world of design and the spreading of the Gospel of Christ. I first came across his work, while searching for inspirational videos on Vimeo and have continued to to be amazed at the quality of his productions.  Whatever style Dan uses in his videos, you can bet it will always come out pleasant to the eyes and pulls at the heart strings of your soul. So lets get into another great interview with this talented artist. 1. Welcome to INSPIKS! Please introduce yourself, tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of Multimedia. Thanks! My name is Dan Stevers and I’m a church media producer living in San Diego, CA. I got into multimedia at a very young age, making stop-motion movies in…    read more 

Create a Pseudo HDR Image from One Photo in Photoshop

November 17, 2010 |

HDR Image from One Photo in Photoshop: Last month we learned how to create a High Dynamic Range Image (HDR) from three different exposures ranging from light to dark, this tutorial will bring us through the steps in creating the HDR look from a single image in Photoshop, it takes just a few minutes to complete. Lets get started!   [sociallocker] Resource: Homeless Portraiture by Stock.xchng Final Image Step 1 You should start out with a high quality photo that has good lighting and obvious highlights. I choose the following photo because it has a lot of details I wanted to bring out in the face. Step 2 Open the Homeless Portraiture by Stock.sxchng. Make sure the levels and colors are fixed on the original before you start. Duplicate the Layer, then go Filter > Other > High Pass. Set the Radius to 4.0 and then set the Blending Mode…    read more 

Taking Steps of Faith with Christ

November 8, 2010 |

I was raised in what I would call a semi-Christian home. I was never taught about having a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was taught the real significance behind Christian holidays and I was taught many of the same basic principles of the Bible for living my life. When I was 10 years old, we moved to a new city and some neighbors invited us to attend AWANAS. We began to attend church and by the end of my first year of AWANAS I had given my life to Christ.   During my school years I had a great group of Christian friends and as a result I never got into alcohol or drugs or anything like that. It was really easy in my group to stay on the straight and narrow, which was really cool, but I never felt like I made a difference for Christ while at…    read more 

Interview with Chris Scholten

Interview with Chris Scholten

Chris Scholten is an extremely talented Multimedia Designer residing in the Netherlands. His style reflects his passion for art and his  faith in Christ. In our interview, Chris talks a  little about how his love for art led him into the world of design, he also talks about his alter ego Crisco Spectrum. So lets get into another great interview with a talented artist.. 1. Welcome to INSPIKS, please introduce yourself. Could you tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of multimedia design? Hi, I am Chris a multimedia designer from the Netherlands. I started drawing as a child and had the odd idea to be drawing for commercials when I grew up. I always knew that I wanted work  in a creative field of business. As I grew older the internet got my attention and I started to focus on that more than…    read more 

Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project

Blending Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project

October 15, 2010 |

Xara 3D Type in a Wallpaper Project: Photo manipulation is always fun, it opens the spectrum of what we can create in Photoshop and allow our imagination to run wild! Today we will be re-creating a wallpaper called “Life”. In this wallpaper, I used some simple techniques to pull all my elements together, like 3D typography from Xara3D, and a few images. The inspiration for this image came from a reflection on how we can see the majesty of God in creation. Every living thing has a purpose in the circle of life, and we can’t help, but give God the glory and honor! Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created. Revelation 4:11 Final Image Skill Level Intermediate Resources Xara3DMushroom Image From Stock.xchngRobin Image From From…    read more 

Learn The Basics of Compositing in Photoshop CS5

October 8, 2010 |

Today we will learn the Basics of Compositing in Photoshop CS5,  based on a photo in my Flickr photo stream titled Collide. We will learn  how to take components of an image and merge them with another image in Photoshop. I had a lot of fun on this one and I hope you’ll learn a lot and that it will fuel you to be more creative and expansive in your editing. Let’s get started!           [sociallocker]   Final Image   Related Image   collide |kəˈlÄ«d| verb [ intrans. ] hit with force when moving : she collided with someone | two suburban trains collided. • come into conflict or opposition : in his work, politics and metaphysics collide. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the…    read more 

INTERVIEW WITH SIMI SHONOWO

Interview with Simi Shonowo

Simi Shonowo is a talented and passionate photographer from Texas, to view her photos is like taking a peek into her soul. Whatever style Simi  uses in her photos, you can bet it will always come out pleasant to the eyes and stimulating to the mind. Simi is also passionate about her faith in Christ, her photos either make you think about God’s beautiful creation and transforming grace or simply makes you chuckle at her refreshing humor. Lets get into this exciting interview. 1. Welcome to INSPIKS, please introduce yourself. Please tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of Photography? I am Simi Shonowo, artist and scientist. I say artist, because a lot of the things that I do,  has the feel of creating art to it. Also scientist, because I like to know how to make things work, so that I can use…    read more 

Interview with Cameron Smith

Interview with Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is a talented Graphic Designer and Photographer from Peoria, Arizona. I came across his work when I joined one of the most influential groups for Christian Designers on Flickr, the Church Marketing Lab. In today’s interview, we talk a little about Cameron’s design background and his reflection on how churches can use design and marketing successfully. Enjoy! 1.Welcome to INSPIKS, please introduce yourself. Please tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of Graphic Design? I am Cameron Smith, Visual Ninja and Creative Catalyst. I used to consider myself just a Graphic Designer – but as my work, responsibilities and surroundings have evolved…. I had to come up with something new. I was born and raised in Southern California and recently transplanted my family to Arizona. I’m a self-taught designer, as I suspect many of your readers may be, and I’ve been working…    read more 

Interview with Jim LePage

Interview with Jim LePage

Jim LePage is a graphic designer and amateur photographer from St. Paul, MN. Jim uses his talent to pursue after God, he also uses his contemporary, sarcastic and fun filled writing style, when communicating what he learns from the Bible. Read some of the articles on his blog and I guarantee you, he will have you laughing out loud and at the same time saying Amen!. Today we will be talking a little with him about design and the Bible and how he has fused the two together in a personal project called “Word”. Ok, lets hear from Jim!   1. Welcome to INSPIKS, please introduce yourself. Could you tell us where you’re from and how you got started in the field of Graphic Design? I live in St. Paul, MN which has the best weather in the world for 6 months out of the year. I have an amazing…    read more 

Create an Explosive Abstract in Cinema 4D and Photoshop

Explosive Abstract in Cinema 4D: In this tutorial, we will be creating an explosive abstract piece called “What is Man?”. We will use Cinema 4D to create the explosive effects. Cinema 4D’s has a very intuitive interface and logical workflow that makes it possible for those new to 3D artistry, to dive in and be productive very quickly. It is a great tool if you want to add some 3D elements to your design. We will take the 3D elements over to Photoshop for the final composite and lighting. lets dig In!   [sociallocker] Inspiration This tutorial was inspired by Nik Ainley’s “Keep it Together”. and the scripture verse from Psalm. “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You…    read more 

CHRISTIAN CELL PHONE WALLPAPER SHOWCASE #1

Christian Cell Phone Wallpaper Showcase #1

Wallpaper Showcase 2 – These Cell Phone wallpapers are from the  INSPIKS  Christian Cell Phone Wallpaper group on Flickr.  Here you will find some of the best Christian wallpapers from the group members and some from our own graphic design team. We also have a Cell Phone Wallpaper Gallery here on our blog, which features one hundred plus wallpapers. If you want to create a great wallpaper and share it in our Flickr group, below is a great Photoshop template for starter, have fun and remember to share them!                                     [sam id=3 codes=’false’]                       [sam id=3 codes=’false’]             [sam id=3 codes=’false’]        

How to Create A Realistic 3D Typography in Photoshop

February 16, 2010 |

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Realistic 3D Typography Photoshop, you will learn how to create a really smooth looking 3D text in any version of Photoshop. This tutorial will create the illusion of 3D without  the use of any 3D programs, we will only use the raw power of Photoshop. Not only will we create it. you will also learn some simple technique to decorate the type to make it pop! Although this technique is limited, it can be very useful for someone who cannot afford to buy a 3D program.     [sociallocker] Final Image   Skill Level Intermediate Resources Hansen Font From FontStock Floral Brush by jaaaiiro From Brusheezy!   Step 1: Create a new document in Photoshop, 1600×1200 pixels, 300dpi (for printing), RGB color. We begin with a radial gradient, by double clicking the layer to activate the Layer Styles menu, then apply…    read more