Sodium Magazine #2 Issue

The #2 issue of Sodium Magazine is now online and already looking for artists for the 3# issue.

This magazine is dedicated tho showcase artists, designers and photographers from around the world.

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Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Lighting effects can make or break any digital artwork. When done properly, lighting can add visual impact, draw the viewer’s eye, convey depth and emotion, and tie together all the elements of the piece for a quality finished result. However, achieving brilliant lighting is not always an easy task, particularly for newer digital artists. Perfecting contrast, color variation, sharpness and depth will help make your digital art more enticing.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn the essential process of achieving brilliant lighting effects in Photoshop. Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you’ll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results.

This is tutorial is jam packed with tips, shortcuts and techniques, and each detail is explained to allow beginning users to follow along. But even if you’re an advanced user, you’ll be inspired and take away some useful new ideas for your artwork. Let’s get started!
View the tutorial.

View the tutorial.

In The Flesh Abstract Photography by Bagrad Badalian




Color and its absence represents one of the greatest contrasts in visual art. This series of photographs by Bagrad Badalian is a study in this contrast, a new form of experimental photography using subjects painted black with color added by off-camera lights. More at TheCoolist.

Thread Thrist Launch.

So this dude just started.. and His shirts are sick and the artists are sick as well
give it a peep

Hook-Ups Skateboard Decks


An old favorite rejuvenates with fresh vector line art from Http://Jen.Lu. See the details at Behance. Buy the decks here.

Print by Inquietto

10 Creative Photo Series


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While it takes a good amount of time and effort to compose the perfect shot, it takes an enormous amount of creativity to come up with an original series. These ten photographers have done just that – they’ve gone above and beyond with their distinct styling to takes visual storytelling to new heights. See more at My Modern Metropolis.

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SKODA SUPERB GLASS HARP




Yes, the bearded guy really charms these amazing sounds out of glasses (we used 597 schott zwiesel crystal ones, by the way). No, we didn’t find him on “czechia’s got talent”. Yes, Petr Spatina is an outstanding musician. So what exactly makes you wonder why we got him for Skoda superb? The movie > WWW.ZEUTCH.COM

Must Read Inspirational Blogs & Websites for Creatives #6


What do you mean your RSS reader is already full? You don’t wanna see mine! Anyway, this week we’re featuring some new, inspirational and (unfortunately) must read blogs for all you design, freelancing & creative ppl out there.

Keyboard Kahuna Identity Development

Keyboard Kahuna Logo
This logo design process for Keyboard Kahuna has been fun to put together, lots of images showing the explorations needed to end up with our final result.

Mariaelisa Duque ‘Vanity’ Photo Series

Working out of Bogota, Columbia, photographer Mariaelisa Duque has created a visually fascinating photo series titled simply ‘Vanity.’ The images, which feature a woman’s face in various levels of obstruction and distortion, work to analyze the nature of appearances and how these are informed by both ourselves and society at large. Carefully executed and edited, Duque’s ‘Vanity’ series is a project that promises to intrigue the viewer and ignite thought.

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Jackson Cook ‘Typography For The Modern Gentleman’ Text

In taking the classic notion of ‘rulebooks’ for guiding men through modern life and applying it to typography, designer Jackson Cook’s ‘Typography for the Modern Gentleman,’ is a truly contemporary consideration of design and the gender influences within it. Beautifully constructed in an elegant minimalist fashion, Jackson’s ‘Typography’ project works to dissect the world of typography through the rather unique lens of masculinity.

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The Art of Turf One


The paintings and mixed media of French artist Jean Labourdette a.k.a. Turf One.

Turf One got his start in the late eighties on the streets of Paris as a graffiti artist. His work has appeared in such galleries as Yves Laroche (Montreal, QC), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Fuse Gallery (New York) and many others.

View more of his work and get a link to his site at Ink Butter.