Constantin Potorac
I am a freelance designer living in Romania. I discovered the beauty of design a few years ago. Since then I have dedicated my time to becoming a great designer (work in progress)!
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a One-Page Retro Web Design Layout in PhotoshopRetro web design preview
    In this tutorial we will explain how to create a one-page retro web design using Adobe Photoshop. While most of the design is created in Photoshop, we will also use Illustrator to create various shapes and elements. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create a Fabric Textured Web Layout Using PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial is another collaboration with a very good friend Ciursa Ionut. In this web design tutorial we will create a portfolio web layout using fabric textures. You will be taken through the process of designing the logo using Adobe Illustrator, creating spotlights for the "services" area and how to apply textures to the layout in a subtle way that will increase the quality of the final result. Let's get started!Read More…
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    How to Create a Somber Composition in PhotoshopPreview
    This one's another collaboration with my good friend Toma Alin Gabriel. In this tutorial you will learn how to manipulate stock images and turn them into your puppets to express your desired feelings.Read More…
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    Creating a Modern, Glossy Mouse Icon in PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial is about creating the Apple Magic Mouse in Photoshop, though you could use these techniques to create other mouse icon design styles as well. The new design of this mouse just looks amazing. Creating it and using it as an icon makes it all that more fun and interesting. The glossy look and the simplicity, transforms this mouse into a really neat looking icon. This tutorial will challenge intermediate level Photoshop user, so let's get started!Read More…
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    Creating the Spoiled Princess Fashion PosterPreview
    This is another collaboration with Toma Alin Gabriel. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fashion advertisement poster. We'll be combining multiple images, finding the perfect stock, and unifying it with just the right colors. Let's get started!Read More…
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    How to Create a Flying Land Illustration On FirePreview
    This tutorial is a collaboration with a good friend of mine with Ciursa Ionut. This tutorial is about creating a fantasy illustration using some dragon images and a few cliffs for creating the land. We also add lava and fiery effects. So, let's get fired-up for this one!Read More…
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    How to Create a Gorgeous Glassy Text EffectPreview
    I Worked on this tutorial with a good friend of mine Negreu Andreas. This text will be created using a series of shapes with different transparency and color effects. Let's get to it!Read More…
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    Creating a Spy Fly Photo ManipulationPreview
    Welcome to a new Photoshop based tutorial. This time I'll try to describe the main steps in creating a dead robot fly. Before we get started, I would like to thank Hortensiu Milstein (Personal Portfolio) for the great collaboration. We decided to make this tutorial a year ago, but the lack of time postponed the realization of this tut. This piece was actually created for a contest and off course the first prize was the result. The concept of this illustration was to take a picture and be creative, use parts of that image and create something unique. So, let's get to it!Read More…
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    How to Create a Virtual Auto Using 100% Brush TechniquesPreview
    First of all I would like to thank my friend Pavaloi Lucian also known as Leeloo for working with me on this tutorial. This tutorial will be all about using the Brush Tool (B) and about knowing how and where to place lights, shadows and reflections. For creating this piece you will also need a photo of a car for reference. In this tutorial, we used a friends car as reference and photographed it. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Creating a Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral ElementsPreview
    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create an advertisement poster for your personal shoes. When working on an advertisement you must pay attention to all the details as you publish your poster and prepare it for the whole world to see. Another important thing about advertisements is that you need to work hard on all the details and do everything you can to make the product look better and as attractive as possible. The rest of the concepts you create for the poster will just attract more eyes, but if your product does not look great, and if it is not the focal point of the composition then you may fail, the possible customers will just turn around and look at the next poster. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy IllustrationFinal 11
    Here is another illustration I have worked on with Toma Alin Gabriel. Worked on this piece with a lot of images and I would also like to thank the photographers for giving us permission to use their stuff. In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape.Read More…
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    How to Create a Van Icon in PhotoshopPreview
    This is another icon I have created with Negreu Andreas. We wanted to create an icon that can be used for a game maybe or a Mac app of some sort. Before we started we searched the web for photography with similar vans, then made some ideas, and a quick sketch. After that we started working. Let's review the process!Read More…