Aug 07

Best of The Web – July 2009

Fri, 08/07/2009 - 18:59 — julie

Surprisingly another month has past. This month we have seen some amazing design inspiration, tutorials, freebies and articles on many websites from all corners of the web. The talent that goes on behind closed doors is extraordinary. If you have any submissions for August’s best of the web, drop in a comment.

Plus, here are the links for our June best of the web (some amazing talent), and our May best of the web (must see resources). Enjoy reading!

Tutorials

There have been some amazing tutorials posted in July. Heres our best pick…

Animal King Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create an animal king with tutorial9.
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Flower Text Effect

Follow this tutorial and you will have an awesome flowered text effect.
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Create A Character Mascot

Learn how to create a vector character mascot in adobe illustrator.
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Harry Potter Text

Learn how to create more a less the exact same text from Harry Potter.
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Create a Surreal Scene of Flying Bombs on Fire

Tuts Plus yet again has an awesome tutorial featuring so many elements. Could take a few hours to complete this one.
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Freebies

Heres a handful of top notch freebies throughout July.

Wordpress Theme: Creative By Nature

Download this theme for your blog. It looks immense!
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Scratched Social Bookmarking Icons

There are many social bookmarking icons on the Internet, but these can come in handy if you have a hand drawn design.
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Wordpress Theme: Paper Wall

Paper wall is a free WordPress theme that looks like a scrapbook.
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10 Grungy Spray Vectors

Here are 10 grungy spray vectors that are free to download and use.
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42 High Resolution Smoke Brushes

This is the almighty smoke effect brushes pack. Download and see for yourself.
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Articles

Yet again, there has been some amazing content floating about. We have tied up our best picks.

Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Websites

This post is a major hit. Its very interesting to read, and there are links to buy / download the fonts that big websites use in their logos!
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9 Marketing Tips from a Six-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand

Here is a quality article from WebDesignerDepot. Read and see.
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50+ Different Ways To Vastly Improve Your Wordpress Blog

An awesome compilation of ways to improve your Wordpress blog.
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5 Ways to Become a Famous Graphic Designer

Check out you the designer as they list off 5 ways to become a famous graphic designer.
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Massive Compilation of Designer Tools

This is designers treasure. An awesome list of many different types of tools.
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Inspiration

Last but not least, inspiration. How could we forget it!

40 Awesome Illustrative Web Designs

SpyreStudios wraps up 40 awesome illustrative web designs.
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30+ cool and unusual business cards designs

There is always room for business card inspiration. Some of these look amazing!
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45 Incredible Illustration Artists

Tied up here is some incredible vector art!
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100 Creative Desktop Backgrounds

All it takes is to look at the first 5 to know this is a top notch post, although i did continue to look at all 100, and download a fair few.
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200 Creative Advertisements

I have never seen any other post like it. The amount of creativity in all 200 of these is remarkable. I started by scanning through them, but they all were too good to miss, so I looked at more a less every one. Amazing!
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