A listing of some of the best posts and tutorials from the first year of Visual Swirl. A great reading list for those looking to kill some time and a great first stop for those who’ve just stumbled across the site. Enjoy!
Author Archives: Chris Thurman
Photoshop Actions are very handy when you’re looking to quickly apply a series of filters/effects to enhance a photo or comp. This tutorial uses the High Pass Filter in combination with a few other techniques to create a dramatic result. You can follow along or just skip to the bottom to download the action and start turning your ordinary photographs into epic works of art.
New Years is a time for people to make resolutions they won’t keep. Instead, why not take this time to spruce up your design business and make some simple, yet lasting changes. I’m calling these small changes, refreshes. Take a short break from designing to work on these refreshes and make New Years a time for actual change.
New Years Day is a time for celebration and new beginnings. Why not give your desktop a fresh start too with a great looking desktop wallpaper. I’ve selected 11 beautiful desktop wallpapers to help you kick off 2011 the right way. Take a look and find the wallpaper that fits your resolutions for the New Year. Have a safe and Happy New Years!
Visual Swirl is just over 1 year old and our first birthday went by very quietly. It’s been somewhat bleak on the blog for the last few months but all that’s about to change. So get excited because around the first of the year, a fresh, brand-spanking-new Visual Swirl will be unveiled. Here’s a little more about the changes.
Visual Swirl and Emma Looney are proud to present the ninth installment of your Desktop Wallpaper Calendars for 2010. September‚Äôs calendar is another beautiful example of the work of graphic designer, Emma Looney. Keep reading for a little insight from Emma about this month‚Äôs design.