Fabio Sasso
I am a Brazilian designer living in Porto Alegre (south of Brazil). In 2003, I founded a web design studio called ZEE, with Fabiano Meneghetti, an architect and friend of mine. It's a small studio now, with 4 people working basically with web.
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Create a Gold Text Effect in PhotoshopGold 250
    Layer styles are one of Photoshop's most powerful and fun features. You can create all sorts of plastic, glass, water, ice, or metal styles. In this tutorial we will show you how to create a nice gold text effect using this powerful tool. Once you are done, you’ll be able to save this style and apply it wherever you like. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create a Glowing Light Painting EffectLg s200
    In this tutorial I will show you an easy, and very fast way, to create a light painting in Photoshop.Read More…
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    Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion EffectWe 200
    Have you ever wanted to use your mind to move an object? Use the Force to fling things out of your way? Unfortunately, we all know those types of abilities are impossible but using the power of Photoshop anything can be accomplished. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a powerful mental wave effect using Photoshop. Let’s get started!Read More…
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    Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design. It's a quick process that depends heavily on good choices of images and colors.Read More…
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    Design a Sin City Style PosterTut 200
    Sin City was a really cool movie, at least visually. I really liked the stylish scenes and colors. A few months ago I saw a poster of another Frank Miller movie called "The Spirit." The poster is titled "My City Screams." It really caught my attention because of the way the design played with typography to recreate buildings. Also, the perspective was really well done. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create that effect in Photoshop, but this time we'll use Illustrator to create the perspectives and text. I'll walk through the process of creating the effect; However, it's always good if you play around and test different settings to see how it works. That for me is the best way to learn.Read More…
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    Create a Magic Crystal BallMcb200
    Last week I was working on a project where I needed to create a sort of lightning effect like that Tesla Coil. I spent a couple of hours in Photoshop playing around with some filters to create the effect. So In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Magic Crystal Ball with some nice light effects and textures happening.Read More…
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    Make an Apple Coldplay Style Ad in PhotoshopThumb200
    Recently, Apple released a new iTunes video advertisement featuring the band Coldplay and the song, "Viva la Vida." As is usual with Apple ads, this commercial is very beautiful. The coolest thing is that this time they chose to use light effects with glows and sparks. As I'm a really big fan of this style, I thought it would be nice to have a tutorial showing how to create that effect.Read More…
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    Create Cool Watercolor Effects in PhotoshopThumb 200
    Some time ago I wrote an article on my blog listing some fashion-style illustrations from really amazing designers such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony, Stina Person, and others. The coolest thing in their design work is their use of watercolor effects. So in this tutorial I will show a quick way to simulate that effect using only Photoshop and some brushes.Read More…
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    Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper DesignBlackberry 200
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop only. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects, like the Blackberry 9000 wallpaper. This is a tutorial you can sit down and complete in less than an hour. Let's get started.Read More…
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    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your PhotographsJwt s200
    I'm a huge fan of James White's work. I love the way he plays with geometric elements and colors. It gives a retro feeling to the design, but at the same time he uses a modern approach. In an interview, he mentioned that he uses a Flash script to generate the vector shapes. Then he does the rest of the job in Illustrator and Photoshop. Well, inspired by James's designs, I decided to figure out my own way of creating that type of effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos.Read More…
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    Create Rainbow Logos with Warped GridsPlogo s200
    This tutorial is another user's request. It's an easy technique, but I'm sure you will be able to use it in all sorts of designs. It's very versatile. In this case, I used this technique for a logo, but I could use it to create grids with light effects as well.Read More…
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    Super Retro Game Cartridge DesignAtaric s200
    Last week, I did an interview with an amazing designer named James White. One thing that I really like in his work is his use of retro style, so I decided I should explore that more. Following that idea, in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very easy, but really cool, 3D and geometric effect in Photoshop. After that, we will go a bit further and create our own retro Atari-style video game cartridge.Read More…