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User Showcase Highlight Round 12

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First of all let me say how difficult it is to pick just two pieces out of all the new and beautiful entries to the User Showcase. I’m pretty sure it came down to what I ate for breakfast this time around. The showcase keeps growing; it’s currently up to 630 members and 1142 submissions. By the way, I use the PicLens Firefox plug in to get a good look at all the entries and see which stand out to me.

Okay, here we go. This first highlight has nice colors, lighting effects, concept and awesome texture layering. It definitely stood out in the gallery.
justinvg
User Showcase Highlight 1

This second piece is simple, clean and purposeful. I really like how the style pervades the whole design. Even the overused wrinkled paper effect actually looks right at home. Sharp. This highlight is also a good example of how limiting your colors and fonts can result in a cohesive design. Check out Neal’s gallery if you have the chance.
Neal McCullough
UserShowcase 2

Congrats to justinvg and Neal_McCullough! If you’ve got some sweet stuff waiting to get noticed, submit it to the Go Media User Showcase!

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  • Simon H.

    Wahooo :-) They look great.

  • David Skyler

    Awesome!

  • http://www.battlemedialab.com Joe

    Sweet. Good picks.

  • http://www.battlemedialab.com Joe

    Sweet. Good picks.

  • http://olddirtydermot.com Dermot Reddan

    Really nice work.

  • http://olddirtydermot.com Dermot Reddan

    Really nice work.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    I like these Adam, good picks!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    I like these Adam, good picks!

  • http://www.williambiwer.com Bill Biwer

    Two very contrasting pieces of work. One full of detail and motion, the other simple and dramatic.

    Nice choices, and good job to the finalists.

  • http://www.williambiwer.com Bill Biwer

    Two very contrasting pieces of work. One full of detail and motion, the other simple and dramatic.

    Nice choices, and good job to the finalists.

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    yes they look awesome specially the first one

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    yes they look awesome specially the first one

  • socoduce

    I like!

  • Mikey

    I really love all the illustrations on the User Showcase. I was wanting to know if anybody had any great tips or tricks on how to start out as a illustrator? I’m currently in school for graphic design but we are not learning anything like this at all.

  • Mikey

    I really love all the illustrations on the User Showcase. I was wanting to know if anybody had any great tips or tricks on how to start out as a illustrator? I’m currently in school for graphic design but we are not learning anything like this at all.

  • Alex

    Really loving that first one. Maybe one day I’ll get my own stuff posted to the site.

  • Simon H.

    Wahooo :-) They look great.

  • David Skyler

    Awesome!

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    I really like the 2nd one!

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    I really like the 2nd one!

  • socoduce

    I like!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design Lance

    Congrats Users of the User Showcase, Nice choices Adam!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design Lance

    Congrats Users of the User Showcase, Nice choices Adam!

  • Alex

    Really loving that first one. Maybe one day I’ll get my own stuff posted to the site.

  • brian

    cool art deco

  • brian

    cool art deco

  • m.a colours

    Yeah I’m liking them both.

  • m.a colours

    Yeah I’m liking them both.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Very cool. Nice job!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Very cool. Nice job!

  • ChequeredManiac

    I really like both pieces. Nice work, and good job for pickin’ ‘em

  • ChequeredManiac

    I really like both pieces. Nice work, and good job for pickin’ ‘em

  • http://www.filmfront.no Filmfront: Film, TV & Kino

    wow… nice work. but nr. 1 > nr. 2

  • http://www.filmfront.no Filmfront: Film, TV & Kino

    wow… nice work. but nr. 1 > nr. 2

  • http://www.makedesignnotwar.com Make Design, Not War

    Awesome! Love both pieces – so different but both are great in their own right. Nice pics

  • http://www.makedesignnotwar.com Make Design, Not War

    Awesome! Love both pieces – so different but both are great in their own right. Nice pics

  • http://www.2046Design.com JustinVG

    Thanks for the post! An honor and pleasure to see my stuff in the showcase.

  • http://www.2046Design.com JustinVG

    Thanks for the post! An honor and pleasure to see my stuff in the showcase.

  • http://www.psdnation.info Mike

    Very cool, love the texture on the first one.

  • http://www.psdnation.info Mike

    Very cool, love the texture on the first one.

  • branden hughes

    im not positive but i think that those images where chosen as the winners of the last user showcase 6 months ago.

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  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

  • John

    Great post!
    dizi izle

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