Photoshop users are able to benefit from the vast amount of high-quality resources that are freely available to the community. Brushes get a lot of attention, but custom shapes are also extremely useful in the right situations. Finding a custom shape that has already been created can save you some time and headaches in your design, and fortunately there is a very wide variety of custom shapes available. This post highlights 80 different sets of custom shapes (over 2,500 individual shapes) in several different categories. If you plan to download and use any of these shapes be sure to check to terms and conditions set by the creator of the shapes. 1.
Getting started This hub is for those who already have basic/intermediate knowledge with Adobe Illustrator. This can also be done in Photoshop, but I recommend Illustrator just because you have more canvas space to work with. Keep in mind that I myself am an amateur at doing this, so don't be too hard on me.
The art of data visualization
The following are examples of contemporary artists working with the same principles of William Horner's 1834 invention, the Zoetrope, which gave rise to the illusion of movement through the presentation of sequential static images. In both these examples, the artists have created a 3 dimensional Zoetropes and have used strobe lighting as a substitute of viewing slits which acts as a kind of shutter that synchronises with the spinning platform. Gregory Barsamian's work, 'Juggler' is life-sized. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
That's The Swastikas , a Canadian girls' hockey team from Edmonton circa 1916. Before it became associated with the Nazis, swastikas had been used for hundreds of years as a symbol of good luck and prosperity: For many millenia, before it was appropriated by the Nazis, the swastika was a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Almost every race, religion and continent honored the swastika -- a perfect example of the universal spread of a symbol thru the collective unconscious used by American Indians, Hindus, Buddhists, Vikings, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Mayans, Aztecs, Persians, Christians, and neolithic tribes. There are even Jewish swastikas found in ancient synagogues side-by-side with the star of David! The swastika was associated with the hammer of Thor which returned to him like a boomerang, the footprints of Buddha, the emblem of Shiva, Apollo, Jupiter, and even Jesus Christ!