Sep 02

Best of The Web – August 2009

Wed, 09/02/2009 - 20:28 — julie

Yet again another month has gone by, and we will shortly be saying goodbye to the summer and hello to the winter as the evenings begin to draw in. Webdesigndev has done an enormous amount of growing this last month, hitting below 26,000 Alexa rank, and passing the 5,000 RSS subscriber count. There has been some top stuff on the internet in august. So much inspiration, freebies and tutorials, but of course we could only take the best picks.

So here is WebdesignDev’s best of the web for August 2009. If you missed last months Best of The Web July, be sure to check it out!

Photoshop Tutorials

photoshop

  • Design a 3D Box Icon in Photoshop – View
  • Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad in Photoshop – View
  • Single-shot HDR effects – View
  • How to Create a Fantasy “Mother Nature” Scene – View
  • Create a Rebellious Skateboarder Using Digital Painting Techniques in Photoshop – View
  • Manipulate Smoke to Create Hyper-Real Images – View
  • 3D Typography in Photoshop – View
  • Photoshop Tutorial: Design the Mac OS X Leopard Folder – View
  • 3D Text Shatter Effect – Tutorial – View
  • Reader Tutorial: Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop – View

Illustrator Tutorials

illustrator

  • How to create retro-look vectors – View
  • Illustrator type technique using shapes – View
  • How to Make a Vector Diamond Ring in Illustrator – View
  • Go Media’s Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique – View
  • Illustrator ring shape via overlapping crescents effect – View
  • Editing New Document Profiles in Adobe Illustrator CS4 – View
  • Illustrator: Abstract Vector Art – View
  • How to Create a Rainy Window Vector Background – View

Freebies

freebies

  • Free Podcasting, Video and Photography WordPress Theme – Download
  • Building Vector Pack – 15 Free Vectors – Download
  • Free PHP URL shortener script that kicks ass – Download
  • Free Vector Patterns – Mono Circles – Download
  • 20 Seamless Plaid Patterns for Illustrator – Download
  • Free Icons: Grunge Peeling Stickers Social Media Icons – Download
  • Wooden Fence – Free Wordpress Theme – Download
  • Free East Coast Textures – Download
  • Free Photoshop Floral Elements – Download

Awesome Articles

article

  • 22 Beautiful jQuery Plugins for Web Designers – Read
  • Beautiful Examples of Typographic Art – Read
  • Experts Critique Business Logos – Read
  • 5 Ways to Save Money and Make More of It – Read
  • 50 Useful New jQuery Techniques and Tutorials – Read
  • 20 SEO Tips That Every Web Developer Should Follow – Read
  • 5 CSS Dont’s for Beginners – Read
  • Marketing Rules and Principles for Freelancers – Read
  • How to decide what to charge – Read
  • 16 Free Javascript Code Syntax Highlighters For Better Programming – Read
  • 50 creative logo designs using Colorful Gradients and 3D Effects – Read

Design Inspiration

inspiration

  • 21 Amazing Underwater Scenes for Inspiration – View
  • 37 Super Cool Etch-a-Sketch Drawings – View
  • 60+ Amazing Examples Of Illustrative Web Designs With Overview – View
  • 35 Hugely Expressive Works of Digital Art – View
  • 25 Clear And Beautiful Comparison Tables – View
  • 25 Amazing Inspirational Vector Illustrations – View
  • 45 Creative Business Card Designs You Should’ve Seen – View
  • 50 Incredible Examples of Battle Art – View
  • Great Style Illustrations by Iv Orlov – View

Interviews

interviews

  • Ted Nicholas Interview – Master Copywriter Reveals His Billion Dollar Secrets – Read
  • Interview With Jacob Cass From Just Creative Design – Read
  • Alex Maroko Interview – Young Entrepreneur Making 6 Figures In His First Year Online – Read
  • Jerry Gillies Interview – Beyond The Law of Attraction – Read
  • Robb Sutton Interview – How To Get $100,000’s Worth Of Products To Review On Your Blog – Read
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