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Inspiration: Digital creations from our friends at CG Society

If you love digital art as much as I do then I’ve got the perfect fix for you, I’ve compiled a few uber cool pieces from the masters over at CGSociety and the best thing about it is I’ve only uncovered the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible… Read This »


Tutorial: Glassy orb style social icon in Photoshop

Like it or not social networking still rules as a means to drive traffic to your site. I know there are tons of tutorials out there on how to create cool social icon buttons but since you’re already here why not stay and learn a few basic tricks to your own glassy orb icon in… Read This »


Inspiration: Caricature art designs of celebrities

A caricature is an artform that resembles a portrait in a very distorted fashion. It exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. It can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are… Read This »


Create a glassy lady bug icon in Photoshop

No one can deny the power of an eye catching icon to to help your visitors and readers scan to the juicy parts of your content or guide them to your call to action buttons. So today I’m going to show you how you can create your very own glassy lady bug icon in Photoshop…. Read This »


Movie Posters : Jeremy Saunders Key Art

I saw Jeremy Saunders while he was talking about the design concept behind the “Burning Man” movie poster at the Adobe Design for Impact Live Virtual Event last October 2011. The image below is a composite no surprise there, but the cool thing about it was the main image used in this poster (which is… Read This »


Inspirational vision of Disney Characters by Jirka Väätäinen

Today we have the pleasure of featuring the works of Jirka Väätäinen he call “Envisioning Disney Characters in Real Life” which he did sporadically throughout 2011 beginning with “Ursula the Sea Witch”. Jirka is a Finnish graphic design student based in Bournemouth, UK. continue reading


The Web Designer’s App Arsenal

Web designers need an arsenal of applications to do their job 24×7. Thanks to the glorious wonders of ever-improving wireless technologies and internet providers, we now have mobile devices and respective apps to help take care of all of our needs. On-the-go web designers can use their phone’s library of software applications to handle simple… Read This »


A photo manipulation tutorial, realm – The Ninth Planet part 3 of 3

As we reach the conclusion of our somewhat epic of a tutorial for “the Ninth Planet” that began with the creation of our landscape eventually followed by skyscape and now we will continue working on realm. I would just like to thank everyone who stopped by and followed this tutorial series. I hope you guys… Read This »


New Year 2012 Sci-fi inspired wallpaper tutorial

A Happy New Year to all the readers and visitors of Prodigal Concepts. I wish you all the best this coming year as we are ushered into the year of the Dragon – 2012.

The holidays are blurring out, (but the holiday weight seems to be staying longer than necessary) and before we all move on to the challenges of the coming year let us go with a bang and celebrate one last time with an out of this world wallpaper tutorial. continue reading


Remembering Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

I was never an “Apple” fan, frankly they’re too expensive for me. Owning one of their products is a status symbol where I’m from. But we can’t just ignore the genius behind it all, Steve Jobs was a visionary on a class all his own. He is a digital innovator that shaped the way we communicate, be entertained and share ideas today and probably for a very long time. Its his lasting legacy. He made us “Think Different”! From iMac, to iPod, to iPhone and iPad, and of course “Pixar”. continue reading

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