It's a long video so if you are interested in some particular rollout here is "table of contents":
Seeds - 05.00
Attractors - 17.20
Distances - 23.36
Forces - 25.20
Veins - 30.40
Custom shape 36.27
Frost - 38.20
ForwardGrow - 46.10
TP SCA WIP - 51.10
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From photoreal image to stunning illustration in minutes
We already know that PixelSquid objects can be easily matched to just about any photoreal background, but with some creative fine-tuning, the layers in these feature-filled PSDs can be adjusted to create an entirely different aesthetic.
In this tutorial, we turn a photoreal PixelSquid stock image into a more illustrative image.
Download a free PSD of the same image and walk through the process side-by-side using the video as your guide.
Since the objects are on a transparent background, they’re easily outlined in Photoshop, giving you line art in seconds. Of course, a simple outline isn’t always enough, so using the depth masks with some creativity can help you get more detail in a sketch-like setting.
Download the featured image as a layered PSD for free at https://www.pixelsquid.com/stock-image/desk-lamp-with-office-supplies-881121518749226779?image=E-6101149786998826127
When Microsoft launched the Xbox One they commissioned Man vs Machine to design their global motion brand identity. The Xbox logo animation is one of their most iconic brand elements and our task was to translate their new logo into a full 3D brand language, with this item being the long form brand expression.
A key aim was communicate how the brand has made the transition from core gamers to people who love music, television, films and apps. It’s evolving towards broad entertainment. Xbox has become a premium experience.
As a result we wanted to play on the idea that Xbox is constantly reinventing itself. The brand development film focused on a rhythmic self-generating X; a dynamic spherical form which simulated the evolving nature of the brand. We designed the resolve to feel clean and effortless, seamlessly folding together multiple layers into the logo.