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Wolverine Like Thumb Featured

The Facebook like button is everywhere, I’m sure everyone knows what it looks like, it’s just a blue hand giving a thumbs up. Jaime Calderon, a designer from Colombia, decided to take this and do some like thumbs of his own using superhero hands.

Jaime has named this project, which he posted on behance, Super Likes! and it has turned out to be a very popular project, and for good reason, it’s different and unique. What is your opinion on these superhero like thumbs? Comment your favorite one below.

Superman

Superman Superhero Like Thumb

Spiderman

Spiderman Superhero Like Thumb

Wolverine

Wolverine Superhero Like Thumb

Captain America

Captain America Superhero Like Thumb

The Thing

The Thing Superhero Like Thumb

Batman

Batman Superhero Like Thumb

Green Lantern

Green Lantern Superhero Like Thumb

Iron Man

Iron Man Superhero Like Thumb

Thor

Thor Superhero Like Thumb

Hulk

Hulk Superhero Like Thumb

Flash

Flash Superhero Like Thumb

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Superhero Like Thumb

Let us know your favorite like thumb! Comment below…

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Give Designing a Different Dimension Using Adobe After Effects

With the advancement in technology, one has to look for the most updated software in order to compete against the global giants in the business world. There are numerous options available when it comes to designing, but you have to look for the best ones in order to create a unique design and gain a competitive edge over others. If you are able to create the best design, you will be able to attract more visitors and will be able to convert them into your clients.

However, most people don’t look to spend much on designing and end up suffering losses in their business. In order to avoid that situation you have to look for innovative ways to create a masterpiece so that your business doesn’t suffer.

Designing has become extremely important these days and if you focus on it, you can really move forward at a good pace. You will find plenty of conventional designs all over the internet, some of which don’t catch your attention at all. In order to give a new look to your webpage, you need to buy a software like the Adobe After Effects, which really comes in handy and gives your business a professional look. It is not easy to use this software though and you have to spend plenty of time in creating your desired effects.

How to Use Adobe After Effects?

Since you will need to add special effects to your design, using this software program, it will consume a lot of your time. Therefore, you will have to be patient with it and experiment with all of the cool features, which can help you in designing. Using the Adobe After Effects is not quite a difficult task, but you cannot perform it efficiently if you are a newbie. Following are the steps that need to be taken in order to make your design look better than others.

Start a New Project on the Program

Once you have successfully installed the Adobe After Effects program on your system, you will be required to create a new project in order to start your work. In order to do this, you have to click on the ‘file’ tab and then select ‘new’ followed by ‘project’.

Start a new project on Adobe After Effects

Open New Composition

The next step will be opening a new composition, for which, you will be required to right click on the project window. You will get the option of opening a new composition and will be allowed to decide the size of the project at this stage.

Open New Composition in Adobe After Effects

Import Files

Your next step would be importing new files, which have to be altered according to your requirements in order to make the design look unique. These files can be video, audio or still images. You can simply drop them onto your timeline or import them by right clicking on the project.

Import Files Adobe After Effects

Add Animations and Effects

Once you have got the files on your timeline, you can go ahead and design them in the way you like. Once you click on the ‘windows’ tab, you will find plenty of options in front of you. However, you will be required to visit the ‘special effects’ tab in order to give a new look to the design of your imported files.

Add Animations and Effects Adobe After Effects

Preview and Save

Finally, you can preview the work you have done and then save it on your system or export it directly to your webpage, giving a new dimension to it.

Similarly, you can add various effects to your work using this wonderful program and all of a sudden, your ordinary design will start looking like an exceptional one. There are plenty of cool features in the Adobe After Effects, but some of them are simply awesome and should definitely be used in order to give a new life to your designing. If you are getting your work done through a professional, he/she would be aware of what to use, but you should also take a look at some of the key features of this program.

Preview and Save on Adobe After Effects

Key Effects to Give a New Life to Your Design

Although none of the effects in the Adobe After Effects are useless ones, the following ones simply standout in helping people promote their work through designing.

Key Effects to Give a New Life to Your Design

Matte Settings

One important feature available in the Adobe After Effects is the ‘set matte’, which allows the user to strip out the background with ease. While using the program, you will first have to apply the matte settings and then set the ‘use for matte’ to luminance. In case there are some issues such as fringing, you can get them fixed through ‘remove color matting’ feature. Moreover, you can also choose your favorite color for the element by choosing the ‘fill’ option from the ‘generate’ feature.

Matte Settings Adobe After Effects

CC Light Sweep

Have you ever seen light moving across a logo or some other design in a webpage? This feature appears to be a cool one and catches the attention of the users immediately. Therefore, the Adobe After Effects provides you the option of CC light sweep, which allows you to change the look of your design completely. The usage of this feature is also an easy one. All you have to do is apply the CC light sweep effect first and then change the settings as per your needs. You can choose the shape, width, sweep intensity, edge intensity, edge thickness, light color and light reception and then save all of your settings to see the mesmerizing effect of the CC light sweep.

CC Light Sweep Adobe After Effects

Distressed Text

You don’t have to use Photoshop in order to create distressed text. That process was time consuming and did not satisfy the needs. However, the Adobe After Effects program performs this task within a few minutes with ease. From the ‘effects control’, pick up the option of ‘grunge’ followed by the ‘roughen edges’. You can further alter the settings as per your requirements and change the dimension of your design completely.

Distressed Text Adobe After Effects

CC Composite

In order to composite an effect on one layer and combine it with another, you should use the CC composite feature. This allows you to give a stylish look to the design and the users get a feeling that they are dealing with professionals. Just like all of the other features, you will be allowed to change different settings to make your design unique through the CC composite. Once you have applied the effect, you can alter the tones, midtones, highlights, blurriness and shadows in the layer.

CC Composite Adobe After Effects

Color Correction

After applying all the settings to your design in order to make it look classy, you have to check whether the color settings are according to your needs. In case you feel something missing, you can make a correction through the ‘color finesse’ feature in the Adobe After Effects program. Once you go to this feature, you will find numerous options available in front of you. All you have to do is experiment with different color combinations and save the best settings.

Color Correction Adobe After Effects

Just like all of the above mentioned features, the Adobe After Effects program allows the users to create some mind blowing designs, which can grab the attention of the visitors immediately. Buying this program is not a waste of your money and you will only find out its value once you use it. There is no doubt that this spectacular program gives designing an entirely new dimension and takes you to the next level.

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WWE Superstar Illustrations by James White

There aren’t many illustration posts here are Enfuzed so we’ve decided to add one here. Below are some creative WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) superstar graphic illustrations created by James White. James is a visual artist, designer and speaker living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

So what made James decide to start a project like this? He is quoted saying on his website “I haven’t been into wrestling for about 2 decades now, kinda stopped watching around the early 90s. But getting into these illustrations re-opened just how INTO wrestling I was back then. From about ’87 to ’93 it ruled my life, mostly due to my childhood buddy Mike. We drew our own wrestlers, ran our own imaginary federations and watched a ton of the special WWF events”.

We are happy we came across this project and a big thanks to James for letting us showcase this on Enfuzed. James says he’s going to be adding more illustrations to this project so you can keep up with it through his blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Behance.

Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart

Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Hawk and Animal, The Legion of Doom

Hawk and Animal, The Legion of Doom WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase

‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat

Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

The Junkyard Dog

The Junkyard Dog WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Koko B. Ware

Koko B. Ware WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

André the Giant

André the Giant WWE Superstar Illustration by James White

Minimal Pixar and Disney Characters

August’s artist of the month is Mirko Landi, a 22 year old graphic designer from Milan, Italy. When asked what made him want to become a graphic designer Mirko answered:

“When I first started studying Visual Communication I didn’t quite expect this job to be the way it turned out to be. I got passionate understanding the importance of creating something which just not looks good, like art itself, but actually finds the best way to incorporate both beauty and meaning.”

“I don’t usually call myself just a graphic designer, cause I believe that what I deliver is beyond graphic – it’s a product, it’s sell-able and has a message in it. At the moment I’m working really hard to grow my graphic and visual skills to become a brand strategist and a consistent Art Director.”

Mirko has created these minimalist Pixar and Disney characters which he says is one of his dearest projects. It was developed independently as a personal project while having his best time in Australia. He goes on to say:

“I think that my attitude to the project reflects my state of mind during that time (in Australia). I’ve always been a great fan of traditional animation and I wanted to represent their beauty with a consistent style and create a sort of animation encyclopedia. It’s now been more than a year ago but I still wish to find the time in the close future to keep on developing this project, which also got so unexpectedly appreciated, maybe with an animated icon/gif version. Stay tuned!”

I’m glad I stumbled across this awesome project, I think it’s one of the more creative things we’ve published here on Enfuzed and I hope you all enjoy it. You can check out more from Mirko on his behance page.

Woody

Woody Minimal Pixar and Disney Character design by Mirko Landi

Buzz

Buzz Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Mr. Potato

Mr Potato Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Alien

Alien Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Nemo

Nemo Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Mike

Mike Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Carl

Carl Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Stitch

Stitch Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Lightning

Lightning Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Wall-E

Wall-E Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Eve

Eve Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Po

Po Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Ariel

Ariel Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Cinderella

Cinderella Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Pinocchio

Pinocchio Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Snow White

Snow White Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Totoro

Totoro Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

Turnip-Head

Turnip-Head Minimal Pixar and Disney Character Design by Mirko Landi

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Fifty Five Hi's

Fifty Five Hi's Logo

Fifty Five Hi’s is a printing company that Ross Moody started in June of 2010 as a fun creative outlet for him to produce products that make people smile and laugh. 55 Hi’s specializes in all things paper, covering everything from greeting cards and posters to stickers and coasters.

So what made Ross decide to start 55 Hi’s? He was working a day job at an ad agency and it was sucking the life out of him so at night he would design things that he had control over to make others smile in an effort to offset the tough day job. After really starting to concentrate on it’s success as a business in mid July of 2011, Ross discovered running a small business was something he truly loved doing. After a few popular releases such as The Robot CalendarThe Letters Poster, & The Shot Glass Card in 2012, 55 Hi’s gained some significant publicity and the company began to see some real growth.

You may be asking “What’s behind the name 55 Hi’s?”. Ross explains “I say I’ll never tell but I always immediately cave and spill the beans. There is no reason. I grew up in the Blink 182 era of attaching an arbitrary number to a words and then searching for ridiculous reasons to tell people to justify it. The truth is I thought it was catchy.”

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome designs that 55 Hi’s is pumping out…

Shot Glass Card

Shot Glass Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Be On You

I Want to be on You Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Numbers Poster

Numbers Poster by 55 Hi's

Happy Bacon

You Make Me Happy So Does Bacon Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Happy When You’re Naked

I am so Happy I get to see you Naked on a regular basis greeting card by 55 Hi's

No Pants Dance

No Pants Dance Invitation by 55 Hi's

Quick Brown Fox

The Quick Brown Fox Poster by 55 Hi's

Shitty Friend

I am a shitty friend happy belated birthday card by 55 Hi's

You Rock

Thank You You Rock Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

You can view and purchase all 55 Hi’s products at their online store. You can also locate a store that sells 55 Hi’s products on their store locator page.

The inspirational and funny dynamic is still the driving force and reason for why Ross, 26 years old, continued 55 Hi’s, but it has since taken on a life of it’s own and the possibilities for new items he is wanting to create are just endless. There aren’t enough hours in the day.

So what’s in store for 55 Hi’s over the next year? Ross says “This is also a tricky question. 55 Hi’s will never be a large company so our goal is always to just constantly release the best products possible and make sure people are having an amazing experience opening a package from us. Seeing pics of our stuff on Instagram and Twitter is insanely rewarding. So if you are out there posting stuff, know that we’re totally stalking you like a creepster! You can make it easier for us by tagging #55his.”

If you want to follow and share 55 Hi’s awesome products you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, and Vimeo.

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Forrest Gump Minimalist Poster design by Eder Rengifo

Minimalism has been one of the bigger trends this year in both web design and graphic design. Another big design trend this year has been minimal poster designs. You may remember a few past articles we had on movie poster designs: 16 Minimalism Movie Posters and Alphabet Movie Posters. Here below we have 12 more minimal movie posters to add to the collection.

These movie poster designs were created by Eder Rengifo, a 21 year old graphic designer from Peru, using his favorite movies. You can follow Eder on Twitter and Behance to stay to date on his current projects.

Star Wars

Star Wars Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Kill Bill

Kill Bill Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

The Matrix

The Matrix Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

American Beauty

American Beauty Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Cidade de Deus

Cidade de Deus Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

The Ring

The Ring Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Amelie

Amelie Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

Inglorious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

The Truman Show

The Truman Show Minimalist Movie Poster Design by Eder Rengifo

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Frederic Tourrou aka Beasty Design featured

You may have heard of Beasty Design before, we featured his iPhone style business card in our 27 unconventional business card designs article. Beasty Design is a company founded by Frederic Tourrou, a French UI/UX designer & creative director. Frederic is an amazing designer and I’ve been following him for some time now so as you can imagine I was excited when he agreed to do an interview with me and answer a few questions for Enfuzed.

You can follow Beasty Design on:

Where are you from?

I’m from Toulouse south of France.

Where do you currently reside?

I’m still in Toulouse, it’s the best city in France ever!

How old are you?

I’m 35 years old.

How many years have you been doing this?

I’ve been working in design for 10 years. First on print stuff and on UI/UX design for the last 4 years.

What made you want to become a UI/UX Designer?

I’m a really big fan of print. I like the smell of the ink and the noise of a good old Heidelberg letterpress. So I was pretty cold about web design because I can’t feel anything. Then iPhone and the smart phone were born, so I could make interface designs and touch the screen, it was awesome.

I’ve owned an iPhone since the first one and I fell in love with the awesome apps and the “whoa effect” like parallax and other stuff. Now I am studying the Windows modern UI guideline, I feel like there is a lot of work to do on the Microsoft device.

What University did you attend and what is your degree in?

I’m a graduate in business school of 2 years and a graduate in graphic school of 1 year and I also have one year of law school.

Where did you land your first design related job?

I’ve been contacted on my website http://www.beasty-design.com ( new look in progress ) for the creation of a music label identity.

What is your favorite project/design you have worked on/created?

You know the last one is always the one you prefer. I really like the Opinyon App project I’m working on:

Opinyon App project by Beasty Design

I really like the Cheers Wine App too:

Cheers Wine App by Beasty Design

and I love my cute Mail Icon:

Mail Icon by Beasty Design

but it’s not just design, it’s the people I’m working with. I must admit that I’m blessed because all of my clients are my friends now. Some came from San Francisco to visit me!!

How much time do you spend per project on average?

It depends on the time/money my clients have, some have a lot of time and money and some have money but no time etc…usually it’s around 1/2 month for an app but sometimes on some apps I spend 6 months!

What is your favorite non-design related hobby?

Riding my fixie.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love playing with my two young girls, Mayra and Mona, and watching movies and a good meal with my wife.

Frederic Tourrou aka Beasty Design Daughters

Who/Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I read a lot of design books. I learn from the best on dribbble and behance and I also practice a lot still making tutorials adding my touch.

What does your office look like?

  • iMac 27 // core I7 3,4go //  fusion 1 to // 32go de ram // NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX avec 2 Go de mémoire GDDR5
  • Macbook Pro 2011 with ssd 16 GB ram
  • Trackpad
  • iPad retina / iPhone 4 and 5
  • Pantone Moleskine and Dot Grid Journal
  • Sony NEX-5N
  • Monster Beat Pro
  • My Jawbone Up 2 that tell me to stop and go for a run you lazy guy :)

Beasty Design Workspace

Xbox or Playstation?

Xbox for playing with the kids.

Mac or PC?

Mac for sure ;)

Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

Safari.

What would your last meal ever be?

Leg of lamb with potatoes and good red wine from Bordeaux with my family and friends and my kids on my knees.

What is your favorite book?

Perfume by Patrick Süskind the only book you can smell.

What is your favorite movie?

I’m really a fan of Snatch.

What is your favorite social media network?

I’m not sure…Twitter because it’s fast and cool for business. I like Facebook for family stuff. I always use Path to publish.

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