I think it is super important to recognize people that influenced, taught, pushed and overall helped us progress further in whatever cause we are chasing for.
This shout out goes out to Fabio Sasso.
Firstly you can find him at.
He is the founder of abduzeedo which is a responsible for helping, motivating, connecting and inspiring millions of creatives around the world.
He is by trade a designer, product designer and art director with just a stupid (in a good way) amount of talent and years of hard work to back it up.
Years ago I found myself looking for new tutorials on how to learn Photoshop better. I stumbled across the abduzeedo tutorials page where Fabio and other awesome knowledgeable designers had amazing tutorials to help anyone looking for something new to learn. I probably went through just about all of them one by one, step by step, trying to recreate the style or effect.
I learn by doing and this was perfect for me. Being able to take advanced techniques and with some growing pains memorize and keep them as my own bag of tricks.
I cannot emphasize enough doing tutorials, even if you think you have a pretty good grasp on things. Even reading through them I can pick up on tips, tricks and moments to keep in the ol' tool chest.
From there I explored the rest of his page. His links to other artist, creatives and companies...connecting people all over the world. Sharing ideas, information and art/design etc...it was amazing. I spent so many hours going through links and exploring the awesome web of creatives across the globe.
So simply said, thank you Fabio (I hope you find this some day). I cant thank you enough for what you have taught me.