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just a little something for the folks over at *designerscouch

hope you like it!

a few hours in photoshop, no brushes.

EDIT:
yay for the DD! I'm glad you guys n gals like it :D
If this piece has inspired at least one person, the time i put into this was worth it.
A BIG thanks to everyone for all the comment and favs! Means a lot!
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Given 2006-10-19
Design Is... by =plaxx is the winner of designersCOUCH little community project, "design is...". Each participant submitted a design peice based on their outlook as to what design is. According to =plaxx it can be anything and if anything I agree that it's not what your high school teacher says. Check this out as it's really inspirational. ( Suggested by designerscouch and Featured by depthskins )
:iconltribez07:
ltribez07 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
ITS AWESOME!!
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:iconmaximus999:
Maximus999 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I know it was posted 3yrs ago and all.. but..
Niiice design.. and the quote is so true.. I've learnt that teachers don't know crap =\
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:iconsunshine3ds:
sunshine3ds Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
hi man, nice & cool design

good work
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:iconeeyor3:
eeyor3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Nice & cool concept & design!!

No brushes in photoshop? woow
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:iconeagle806:
Eagle806 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
man thats incredibly right!!! u rocks dude
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:iconryoun-atsumi:
Ryoun-Atsumi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
This is wonderful. I've always gone by what people have told me it is, even when going and trying to branch out by myself. Any chance you'd make this into a print? I'd love it on my wall.
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:icondancing-rain:
Dancing-Rain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
I LOVE the colours in this.

Usually it would annoy me that the pink is only in one spot, but it totally works. Yay.

:heart:
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:iconmapleleaf-swirl:
Mapleleaf-Swirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Ooh, I like the colours. So warm. ^^

I like how you made it look more traditional than most photoshop art. Very nice. ^^

The little blurb on the bottom is wonderful, too. <3
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STDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007   Interface Designer
how true :D
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:iconchikase:
chikase Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Good done! Very delecate :) I love that you have used traditional painting, or is it done in photoshop?
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:iconplaxx:
plaxx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
thanks for the kind words!
it's all photoshop btw :D
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:iconicachan:
icachan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
It's amazing how you managed to capture the true nature of design and art.. :+fav:
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:iconsoicanbehonest:
soicanbehonest Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
I like the text. It's true.
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:iconno-preview:
no-preview Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice moode Moeed


Like it soooo much

Slam :sprint:



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:iconfelissauria:
Felissauria Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you should make this a print :P
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:iconnemuis:
nemuis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
so true.
love it!
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:iconmellow-osity:
mellow-osity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
So very true. I love this.
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:iconpoysond:
poysond Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
i agree with your statement :D i'm gonna show this to my design teacher... haha i'm in high school if you were wondering :P
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:iconalishakitten:
AlishaKitten Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
haha That's really cool and I love that quote it's so true.
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:iconanjilasaurus:
Anjilasaurus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful and inspirational. Congratulations on winning the contest. Definitely for a good reason. :clap:
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:iconmp0:
mp0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
you should probably line-up that copyright at the bottom...its a design flaw lol

ironic that the winner of the contest and a DD had an error =p
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:icon0munkey0:
0munkey0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
im loving the bauhaus font there
big fan
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:iconozonedesign:
ozonedesign Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
congrat for your dd nice piece of work!
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:iconjamie-lee:
jamie-lee Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
This is beautiful... I love the colours and the way the whole thing is set up. The words are so inspiring and suit the image so well. Nice choice of font, too.

I would be very interested in getting this as a print someday :).

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome piece with me, and the dA community!
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:iconfullredatom:
FullRedAtom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This Design is..... awesome
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:iconkevka87:
kevka87 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
a great piece I love it! Very inspirational for myself. :nod: :+fav: from me.
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Kamakacci Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
You just said "no brushes", didn't you. DIDN'T YOU!?!? What kind of lean, mean, photoshopping machine are you, to make a peice like that without any brushes -.-

Keep up the great work, man!

=)
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plaxx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Haha.. Thank you for your kind words..

No I DID NOT use any brushes for this peice ( or any of my pieces really ) I just wrote that because there is a lot of texture in the background and I would think people would look at that as brushes. But no. No brushes for me thanks :)
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Kamakacci Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
o.o I could never get how people make such beautiful designs (like this one) in Photoshop, without using brushes, or other images. At the very least, tell me what tool you use most frequently ;P
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asher27 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
isnt design everything?
you know, the packaging that a product comes in, the bottle/dispenser the soap is in, the chair in your dining room, the sink in your kitchen, your cell phone... ipod... virtually every product or thing we see?

thats what i have always thought it was, and my high school art teachers agree. of course, it could boil down to colour, line, shape, form, texture, ect... which is what were taught in school. but design is in everything, and any teacher who says otherwise doesnt know what theyre talking about.
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Kirema Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
You know what? This has inspired me...

Thank you! <3
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:iconbeyond-big-blue:
beyond-big-blue Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
dayum right!

lovin' it
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:icongnisten:
gnisten Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
This.. is sick. I love the colors and everythings just blends together so well! +fav
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:iconsquallio:
Squallio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Beautiful, and soo true. =D
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:iconcemyoucel:
cemyoucel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Student
congrats :)
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:iconraymassie:
raymassie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
sweet!
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:iconskeydi:
Skeydi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
amazing
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:iconomnicogito:
Omnicogito Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was highly inspired by this work.. Thanks
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:iconathengraolt:
athengraolt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
the awesomeness of design
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:iconprochaine:
Prochaine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
the last line is so horribly true XD
text and BG fit really well :D
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:iconpitersio:
pitersio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
it's ok, plus is not just drawing but some message too
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:iconandorthic:
Andorthic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Right fucking on.
*loves*
Almost makes me cry. *laughs* it will soon. Thank you for sharing this, DD deserved.
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:iconelegantart:
elegantart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
Love the sentiment in this piece!! :D
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:iconlampenbauer:
Lampenbauer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
i save it on my desktop! :)
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:iconemogirlswish:
emogirlswish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
awesome work! can see you put alot of effort into it :)
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:icondinichen:
Dinichen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
I love it ! :aww:
Very nice concept, colours and.. design ;D
:+fav:


:boing:
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:iconzhoumlh:
zhoumlh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
my god, my previous art teacher totally made me feel like an art noob, which i dont think i am. i shd show this to her :p
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:iconfreshfarhan:
FreshFarhan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
lol that's EXACTLY right... *fav* =D =D
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CINEM4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
my high school art teacher was the reason i stoped taking art classes... this is inspirational!
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:iconmenosketiago:
MenosKeTiago Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
design is not art, thus your "art" teacher had nothing to teach you:P
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