Paul Trani Self Portrait

A Chat with Paul Trani, Adobe Evangelist

We are very excited to have the opportunity to interview Paul Trani, Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe and PixelSquid user! Paul recently demonstrated PixelSquid in a Photoshop Masterclass video and was happy to answer questions about his process, his teachings, and melding 2D and 3D art techniques. PixelSquid: Tools like Dimension and PixelSquid have made 3D more accessible …

Tutorial: Quickly Photoshop an Overgrown Post-Apocalyptic Scene with PixelSquid

As digital art becomes more ubiquitous, working digital artists often need to iterate on concepts at high speed. Video game 2D artist and student Camilo Polanco shows us how he uses PixelSquid objects to create a fully fleshed out post-apocalyptic mood piece, complete with aged ruins and overgrown flora, without the hassle of clipping and masking leaf-by-leaf. Read on to …

PixelSquid Login Improvements

If you’re signing into PixelSquid for the first time in awhile, you may notice that things on our login page look a little different. We have upgraded our account system to make logging in even easier, so PixelSquid users will now log in through our parent company’s domain, TurboSquid.com. In the future, you will be able to share a single …

Ron presents at Chimirus Demo night

PixelSquid Partners with Chimirus on Professional Digital Arts Demo Night

PixelSquid recently partnered with Chimirus, a professional digital arts training and coaching organization, to bring the people of Chicago a sold out evening of demonstrations in advanced Photoshop design techniques. Our own in-house Designer Ron Domingue was invited to demonstrate how PixelSquid can quickly import 3D stock imagery that can be fully rotated to fit your design needs, allowing you …

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Tutorial: Professional Grade Sci-fi Design

You may recognize Shaun Jonas’ futuristic sci-fi style from our most recent favorite new compositions newsletter. As a full-time graphic designer, Shaun uses PixelSquid to continue to improve his already excellent digital art skills. “It just allows my imagination to go wild with all the amazing 3D content and possibilities to create something spectacular. I use this tool most of …

ZroForm at Borderlands by TechHunter Magazine

PixelSquid Meets Fine Art

This summer, artist (and PixelSquid Instagram favorite) Ilya Pyatygorskyy was invited to create an original art piece to display at the Borderlands exhibition in Munich by organizers at TechHunter Magazine. “The theme was The Future of Outdoors, and that sparked my interest,” said Pyatygorskyy. “Most, if not all, of my art depicts a possible future world in which humanity could …

Tutorial: PixelSquid for Graphic Design

PixelSquid is an excellent tool for building a wide range of imagery without the hassle of searching for and preparing the perfect reference image. In this latest edition of our tutorial series, graphic designer and self-proclaimed nonsense-tamer Ingo Lindmeier, aka spiel-sinn, uses PixelSquid objects to create advertising-grade imagery. This piece titled, “Guitaffe” is part of his Haushaltstier series.   1. …

Composite from Scratch in Photoshop Like a Pro

Watch Photoshop design pro, Shaun Ryken, in action as he uses the PixelSquid Photoshop extension to build a full composition nearly from scratch! Shaun uses a myriad of PixelSquid objects to create his underwater fantasy titled, Game Changer. Check out the videos below where we’ve marked some important steps in Shaun’s design process. Want to follow along? Many of the …