Scientific Designs and Tutorials That Will Inspire You

Art and science. The two are more known to be near opposites in the world. Yet, when creativity collides with a logically inspired motif, the results can be spectacular. With a mixture of creative graphics, illustrations, 3D models, trendy typography, photo manipulations and more, you are able to create some of the most amazing art.

Posters have many uses and come in different styles. They can be hung on the walls inside your home, your office, your cubicle. They can be used for print media advertising a special event or a product branding. Some are with typography and some without. The following poster art provides a perspective of science that can only be seen from the artistic side. Links to the profiles of the known artist or source has been provided so that you may view their other designs.

So sit back and let your imagination expand as you take a scientific journey through the the eyes of many artists.

Scientific Designs, Posters, and Tutorials

Nuclear War
There are two tutorials on the Greg Martin site that are truly quite remarkable, “Make A Realistic Star Field” and “Make A Planet”, one which is listed at the end of the post. The Star Field tutorial will help you create awe-inspiring star fields, and the Planet tutorial shows how to create a simple, yet realistic-looking planet using Adobe Photoshop 7.

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Create and benefit from art and science
We all have a right to create and benefit from art and science. For a book on human rights.

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Forgotten Wizard
We all have a right to create and benefit from art and science. For a book on human rights.

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Evolution Fashion Show Poster

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Modern Science Will Kill Us All

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As Fast As I Can

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War Brings Chaos
This illustration has nice photo manipulation and creative use of shapes and colors.

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The Forgotten Science
Good visual representation of an abstract issue.

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Legacy
A retro abstract cosmic illustration.

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DPI
Very unique poster which will inspire you to sit and count the dots per inch.

Chemistry in Forensics
A retro style poster made in Adobe Illustrator.

Blocky Hyperspace
Space design with elements that look like shards or strips of metal.

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100 Hours of Astronomy
Utilize one of the tutorials listed below to learn how to create planets and moons in Photoshop.

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Rocket Science
A colorful and unique typeset overlays a dark starry field of space.

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This is Not Rocket Science
Good typography mixed with a cool 50’s flair makes this a fun poster

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Yes, This is Rocket Science
Retro style design with 3D effects.

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The Politics of Science
More than creative typography, an artist can see this message, “The Politics of Science”, as the basics of science using various types of equipment and sightings in a typical lab from microscopes to test tubes.

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War
Florescent streams of light flow through the unique typography.

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Flying Through Space
With the darkened skies of space and the spacecraft moving quickly, the galaxy (by the perception of the artist) is definitely not far behind.

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Science vs. Religion

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Exponential

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Space Abstract
An abstract of design incorporating good colors and shapes.

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Kill The Earth
Bringing forth a sense of the eeriness of the earth, this illustration uses depth and silhouette to depict a truly unique view of where we originate from, the dirt.

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A Desolate Outlook on Tomorrow
An environmental concept design using warm colors.

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Kau
Fine outline and soft colors shows off this environmental illustration.

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Renova Green Love and Action
Bright and cheerful layered illustration full of color.

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Photosynthesis
Inspiring. Detailed. A transformation in progress within the illustration.

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Comet
The reflection of the comet in the realistic rippling water makes this picture stand out.

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WWF Lungs
Nice shades of green with good detail.

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Spektrum XL 6
3D graphics and position of wheels makes this image lifelike.

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Sub Focus
Think big! Large header typography and a big yellow submarine make a bold statement.

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Spektrum XL 3
Good design with cat scientists, 3D effects, and typography.

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Chemistry of Love
Designed by Marco Marella.

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The Extended Bell Curve
A creative way to show design with the curve.

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Celebrate Pi Day
A combination of different typesets used to create a great poster for Pi Day.

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Space Time
Grasp a hold on the planet while it’s still green. This capturing fractal art rendition ensnares the globe for you.

a href="Cosmic Eye
The beauty of design is truly in the eye of the beholder. What do you see here?

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Cosmic Butterfly
Nature infused with a sense of cosmic play created this conceptual butterfly.

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Science Experiments
Multiple colors and design show off the detail of the iguana’s scales.

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Solar System
The best photographs in the universe are provided by NASA. On this poster, nine planets (including the controversial Pluto) are featured in bold and colorful design.

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Geologic Time
A unique spiral illustration of geologic time in 3D

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20 Tutorials to help you recreate some of the scientific elements, typography, and graphics

Making of A Floating Island
In this tutorial, you will learn in 10 easy steps how to make a cool and trendy floating island.

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Create A 3D flowery Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D font, apply gradients, and floral effects.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Stunning 3D Eeffects in 30 MSBinutes
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make 3D typography with a glowing effect.

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Design A Rocket-Powered Retrofuturistic Digital Illustration
In this tutorial, using both Illustrator and Photoshop, you will learn how to create a retro interpretation of 3D typography with an an out-of-this-world digital illustration on space exploration.

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Creating A Nebula
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a star field and nebula cloud using Photoshop.

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Making A Realistic Star Field
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create beautiful star fields that make a piece of celestial art what it is: a portrayal of space.

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Light and Glow Effect in Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial you will learn several different glow and light effects in Photoshop.

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Planet
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a planet and 3D text while positioning it around the globe.

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3ds Max Nuclear Explosion Tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a stunning nuclear explosion animation using 3ds Max.

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Creating A Retro Grunge Poster
In this tutorial, you will be using textures and the pen tool to make a retro grunge style poster.

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How To Draw Optimus Prime (OP) from Transformers
In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw the one and only Optimus Prime (OP) from the popular cartoon series, Transformers.

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How To Draw Bumblebee autobot from Transformers
In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw the autobot Bumblebee from the popular cartoon series, Transformers.

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How To Draw Bumblebee autobot from Transformers
In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw an autobot in 3D Studio Max.

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Kaboom! Exploding Text
Using both Photoshop and 3ds Max, you will learn how to create exploding typography.

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Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fire effect similar to when a spaceship or comet enters the earth’s atmosphere.

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How To Create A Gold Text Effect In Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to create a gold text effect. Using only Layer Styles, and once other new style is created, you will be able to save the style and apply it wherever you want.

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn to create a grass text effect. This could look super cool on your next environment or eco related project.

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Design A Retro Futurism Space Scene
In this tutorial, you will learn how to design a retro-futuristic space scene, using a variety of lighting effects and photo manipulation.

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Design A Grunge-style Abstract Typography with Rusted Metal Texture
In this tutorial, you will explore some layer blending techniques, variuos filter effects, and an interesting method of making the text look 3D.

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Further Resources

About the author

Sharon Ross has worked in the high-tech industry for many years and is now exploring her creative side of photography and design while working as a freelance writer.


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