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sleekBlack v4
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Published: May 10, 2010
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sleekBlack is an ongoing collection of fantasy interfaces that I have been designing for the past several years. It is essentially a goal of perfection I am working towards that, in my opinion, can never be reached. I am forever infatuated with these types of interfaces, and making new ones allows me to outlet my ideas in a digital form.

This is more of a piece of art than it is an actual design. Designs have functionality, fantasy interfaces, or what I like to call pseudo designs, create the illusion of having functionality. They are different in that they aren't restricted by the same set of rules that true interface designs have, rather, they are limitless, like format of art.

I would call these cool looking, non interactive pieces; (1) fantasy interfaces, (2) pseudo designs, or (3) art interfaces.

Credits

Inspirational Peers: Cade Embery, Jimmy Bjorkman, Jeff Nielsen, DemonDan666, BencY, Xanthic & Axertion.

Tech Brushes by: *z-design - Check them out & +fav if you like them! Brilliant stuff... :)

sleekBlack History:

sleekBlack v1: [link]
sleekBlack v2: [link]
sleekBlack v3: [link]
sleekBlack v1 (r3dux): [link]
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desirexpert's avatar
desirexpert|Professional Interface Designer
what a beautifull graphics u created man.i love it.....
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JiyeuPark's avatar
JiyeuPark|Professional Interface Designer
Good Design!!:)
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chabi-asseles|Hobbyist Interface Designer
ohhhh Applaudissement very nice job "Pro effet and reflet " good ^^
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Moderntuts's avatar
Awesome work! :+fav:
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Glad u like :)
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TraceInterface's avatar
**glad you like a lot you mean :P
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Haha :)

It's a personal favorite of mine too. ;)
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edumicro|Professional Interface Designer
I can't stop saying that this is fucking insane! :wow:
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Thanks edu! :)

(I feel the same way about you work. ;))
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I love the various subtle details in this design. They all work well together and give it a clean look thats not TOO simplistic, but there is beauty in simplicity. Any chance of a tutorial on some of the effects used in this design? (ex: the highlight at the top left corner of the frame and the textures behind/around it) I would love to learn how this look is achieved, it adds to the realism.
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
I appreciate your constructive comments Nexo. :)

I have written some tutorials already, I explore some of those techniques on my "Realistic Interface" tutorial that you can find here: [link]
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amirv60|Professional Digital Artist
ok
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HyperCannon|Student Interface Designer
One of my fave interface designs Ive ever seen :D
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
That means a lot to me, thanks for the kind words. :)
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
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Enigmarez|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here is my template still in the work but inspired by yours in some ways ^^

[link]
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment & fav! Glad you dig it. :)
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virtualbeerboy's avatar
when i saw that, i felt like, why i never did a job like that, congratulations :)
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Enigmarez's avatar
Enigmarez|Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow this is a really good design its helping me with some things on my design ^^ thanks ;)
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timsilva|Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the kind words. :)
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