June 2011

Jun 30
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Best Of Web And Design In June 2011

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 03:00 — julie

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A quiet month in terms of quality design tutorial been realised within June, but nerveless their has been some great high freebie certainly worth checking out. I would love to hear your thoughts on this months roundup and what’s your favourite article from the roundup.

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Jun 29
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Design a Surreal Retro Futurism Scene

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:02 — julie

Design a Surreal Retro Futurism Scene

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

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Jun 29
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FanExtra VectorPack.net Mega Design Bundle (1000 Resources!)

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 19:56 — julie

Over 1000 Design Resources ($446 Value) for just $29!

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our first ever design bundle! We’ve teamed up with VectorPack.net (who design all of our FanExtra vector packs) to offer a HUGE bundle of quality resources.

With over 1000 high quality resources, including a 3 month FanExtra subscription this is a bundle not to be missed. It’s also limited time only, so will expire in just over 6 days.

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Jun 29
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 02:36 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: betaperseiflash

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is betaperseiflash who joined in October 2009, has a portfolio of 11 items for sale and has racked up 367 sales!
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Jun 28
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33 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Web Layouts

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:37 — julie

33 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Web Layouts

It can be really hard to know where to start when designing a website layout, especially if you’re new to the practice. I’ve also found that a lot of Photoshop tutorial web layout tutorials just aren’t detailed enough, or don’t produce professional results. Thankfully there are some top notch tutorials out there, which is why today we present 33 fresh Photoshop tutorials for designing professional web layouts! These step by step guides should give you plenty of help in designing your next web layout.

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Jun 28
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Author Interview: DPremium

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 13:00 — julie

“I strongly believe that all things will be produced in superior quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.” This week we meet Dragan Filov (DPremium) from AudioJungle and GraphicRiver.

If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

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Jun 28
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What Types of Tutorial Would You Like to See?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 00:39 — julie

Help Shape The Content At PSD.FanExtra!

We know how much you guys love Photoshop tutorials, so have been pouring efforts into this area of the site. We’re compiling a great team of authors and will be releasing much more regular tutorials in the future. Apologies for the slight lapse in the last week or so, I’ve was totally out of action with a terrible case of tonsillitis.

We’ve got some tutorial concepts already lined up, but wanted to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of all our readers. That’s why we’d like to know exactly what types of tutorial interest you the most. We hope that you’ll take part in the poll below and let us know. Better yet, if you have a specific topic or final result in mind let us know in the comments to this post. We’re always open to tutorial ideas and will always try to help.

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Jun 27
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Say Hello to the All-New Wptuts+ (And Win WordPress Goodies)!

Mon, 06/27/2011 - 11:28 — julie

I’m incredibly excited to let you know about the latest addition to the ever-expanding Tuts+ networkWptuts+! Focusing on everything WordPress, the site will be bringing you top-notch tutorials on developing WordPress themes, plugins and widgets, scaling your site, the business of selling WordPress themes, and general advice on how to become an expert at using the platform!

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Jun 24
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Free FanExtra Tutorial: Create A Human/Robot Hybrid In Photoshop

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 20:56 — julie

Free Sample FanExtra Tutorial:

PSD.FanExtra is actually part of our wider network of tutorial websites, FanExtra, which includes a popular members area. Membership costs just $9 per month and gives you access to all tutorial source files for PSD.FanExtra (around 200 now!), as well as hundreds of quality design resources. We’ve been adding new textures, vectors, icons and brush sets every week now, and you may have noticed that the number of resources being added is ever increasing! We also pride ourselves on hosting some great members-only tutorials, which are really the key to boosting your learning.

We’ve had a few emails recently asking about the level of detail in our members-only tutorials, so we figured – why not show you!

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Jun 22
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Create A Futuristic Photo Illustration With Photoshop

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 18:00 — julie

Create A Futuristic Photo Illustration With Photoshop

Today I will be showing you how to take an image of a model and turn it into a futuristic composition that uses various Photoshop techniques. We will be doing some work with masks and implementing color and light effects to achieve the end result. If you are ready then start up Photoshop and let’s get started.

Final image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Resources for Tutorial:

Dancer Jumping on Gray Background

Water Splatter Brushes

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Jun 22
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 03:00 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: flavorflash

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is flavorflash who joined in July 2010, has a portfolio of 12 items for sale and has racked up 102 sales!
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Jun 20
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Create A Fiery Mixed Media Composition Using Photoshop

Mon, 06/20/2011 - 21:42 — julie

Create A Fiery Mixed Media Composition Using Photoshop

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a composite from various photos and blend them together with watercolor brushes and textures. We will be creating an edgy design that uses a tiger as the focal point and we will also use an unexpected setting to create a more unique and memorable design. If you are ready to get started then grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage) and let’s get to it.

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Jun 15
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 03:40 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: FLABOT

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is FLABOT who joined in May 2010, has a portfolio of 12 items for sale and has racked up 752 sales!
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Jun 13
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Create a Realistic Wine Bottle Illustration From Scratch

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 16:42 — julie

Delay

This tutorial took me a day longer than I anticipated to write (you’ll see why from the number of steps), but I hope you enjoy it!

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Open up a new document and go to view>show>grid. Then use your path tool to draw a path in the shape of half a wine bottle. Take your time with this step in order to get a really nice shape. Use a photo for reference if necessary.

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Jun 13
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Super Simple SEO Tips Worth Implementing As A Newbie

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 03:00 — julie

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I’m not claiming to be some sort of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) guru, but these are a few SEO simple tips which I’ve learnt and picked up over years. Their just simple tips for better optimizing your website for search engines.

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Jun 10
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Design a Professional Wildlife TV Show Poster

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 20:21 — julie

Design a Professional Wildlife TV Show Poster

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

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Jun 09
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Ask PSD.FanExtra Episode #1

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 17:46 — julie

New Post Series: ‘Ask PSD.FanExtra’

Hey guys!

Today I’m happy to announce a new weekly post series at PSD.FanExtra. I know that many of you have unanswered questions when it comes to the field of design, and as much as I love writing tutorials (and will continue to do so), I’m also keen to address these issues.

Ask Away!

If you ask any design related question in the comments to this post, I’ll select my favorite, or the one I feel will most useful to our readers and will answer it the following week.

Your question could be something as basic as ‘how do I warp text?’ to something as abstract as ‘what do you think makes great design?’.

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Jun 09
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Members Area Tutorial: Design a Super Sleek Web Layout

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 00:14 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our FanExtra members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a FanExtra member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 550 design files, including tutorial source files, members only tutorials, vectors, icon packs, texture packs and more! You can also access our huge collection of .psd website interfaces such as this one.

Members Area Tutorial: Design a Super Sleek Web Layout

Final Image

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

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Jun 08
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 02:25 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

ActiveDen Featured Author: wannax

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is wannax who joined in August 2007, has a portfolio of 16 items for sale and has racked up 785 sales!
View wannax’s Portfolio

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Jun 06
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Design an Artistic Watercolor T-Shirt Design

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:42 — julie

Design an Artistic Watercolor T-Shirt Design

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

Step 1

Start by creating a new document (600X650px).

Download the watercolor brush set from the resources for this tutorial. Create a new layer called ‘watercolor main shape’.

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Jun 06
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The Best Illustrator tutorials for Creating Detailed Portrait Illustrations

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 03:00 — julie

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A great collection of tutorials for how illustrator can be used in order create detailed portrait illustrations of people. If you want to master how to create illustration this is must read resource. We would love for you to share your favourite tutorial featured within the post.

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Jun 04
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Freebies, free my mind!

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 13:49 — julie
Free Place to Sleep by Brad Stabler

Congratulations to GraphicRiver author 92five for being the first to submit a community post through our new Write a Post form.

So you see a lot of freebies floating by your eyes don’t you? Most authors publish freebies regularly, and some don’t publish a single one.

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Jun 03
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Building Tabbed Navigation using SpryTabbedPanels

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 19:06 — julie

The Tabbed Navigation is the latest trend while designing a Website. If it is blog then you can notice the content titled ‘Featured Content’ or ‘Latest’ arranged in tabs. If it is a Website then there are tabs on top replacing menu items. If coded correctly the tabs give a fresh outlook to your Website, save resources, and present maximum information in less area. In addition, almost every user is familiar with the tabs and their working. Tab, ALT+Tab, and Ctrl+Tab are the most pressed keys on any keyboard on this earth. Thinking to use the tabbed navigation in your Web design then we are here to help you out. Adobe Labs provide access to its SpryTabbedPanels without any cost. Here we’ll guide you how to use the SpryTabbedPanel code to create Tabbed Navigation.

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Jun 03
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Freebie Friday: Free Marketplace Files for June

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 19:00 — julie

Have you checked out the marketplaces’ free files for June? Download them while you can!

3DOcean: Rescue Car

The original file does not include any materials or colors used in the preview.The colors and the texture are used only to pinpoint some aspects concerning colors. Highly detailed, with a nice design the vehicle is ready to go everywhere it is needed.

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Jun 03
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Design a Professional Laptop Advert

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:05 — julie

Final Image:

Here is the final image that we will be creating:

Step 1:

Open up a new document 1000px wide and 600px high. Then paste an image of a laptop into your document. Create a new layer set called ‘laptop’ and put the layer containing your laptop image into this layer set.

Step 2:

Now I want to create a vanishing point for the screen of the laptop. Many Photoshop users, including myself, don’t yet have Photoshop CS2 or CS3, so this tutorial won’t utilize the useful vanishing point filter available in these versions. Instead, we’re going to manually create a fake vanishing point.

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Jun 02
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The June Tuts+ Marketplace Sale is On!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:03 — julie

For the entire month of June, we’re running a sale on the Tuts+ Marketplace! We’re hoping to break some sales records, and get lots of new customers to the site. That means you!

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Jun 01
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 02:32 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

ActiveDen Featured Author: FLASHTORY

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is FLASHTORY who joined in October 2008, has a portfolio of 34 items for sale and has racked up 2125 sales!
View FLASHTORY’s Portfolio

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