Feb 18

This Week at Envato – Would You Look Better as a Caricature?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 08:31 — julie

This week at Envato we photographed our front door, and chose the winners of the Vectortuts+ Poster Design session. We turned Psdtuts+ editor Grant Friedman into a caricature – and I think it was an improvement. And we spent way too much time turning our Envato usernames into famous brands. Details after the jump!

Here are the highlights from Envato Notes this week:

From the Envato Flickr Stream

Envato Front Door

What is the first thing you see when you visit our Melbourne office? The front door. And here it is. Do you think you’ll ever get the chance to walk through it?

Check out our other photos in the “We Are Envato” photo stream.

Vectortuts+ Poster Design Session Wrap Up

It’s a wrap! Our Vectortuts+ Poster Design creative session has come to an end. The session covered a mix of poster design articles and tutorials looking at various artist’s work and their workflows.

Following tutorials, and reviewing others work is helpful, but it’s really important to apply what you’re learning into your own work, and this is where our community projects come in. It’s great to see the participation we had in this session’s community project Gig Poster Showdown!. It was a really fun topic to design a poster for and we had lots of participation in the Vectortuts+ Flickr group.

Five random participants won $125 worth of marketplace credits each. That’s one winner’s entry above. To see the other four, head over to the wrap up on Vectortuts+.

Would You Look Better as a Caricature?

This week on Psdtuts+, Jason Seiler produced an amazing Premium tut entitled Paint a Professional Caricature Portrait in Photoshop. What’s most fun about the tut is that he used the face of editor Grant Friedman as an example. That’s Grant’s smiling face below. Does he look better as a caricature?

Do you look better as a caricature? You’ll have to find out the hard way. Subscribe to Premium or purchase the tut today.

What If Your Name Was a Popular Brand?

We all dream of being successful. And maybe even famous. Imagine if your name was a popular brand. What exactly would that brand be?

There is an entertaining thread over on the GraphicRiver forum that is asking just that question. It currently has 123 comments, and is growing! The thread invites you to to re-imagine the logo of popular and well-known brands using our Envato usernames instead of the real ones. There are just two rules:

  1. Pronunciation and sound of both usernames and brands must be really really close.
  2. Brands related to pornography, violence, religion and drug are disallowed from the thread.

The thread is full of interesting, imaginative and humorous brands. Here are a few I like: Coca-Collis, Drewpal, Dzinkedin and Cazooby-Doo. And my all-time favorite: Mountain Drew. Read the whole thread to find your favorite. And don’t forget to add your own brand!

Well, that’s it for another week. Have a brilliant and restful weekend.

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