Dec 01

Best Of Web And Design In November 2011

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 03:00 — julie

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A monthly 2011 roundups are slowly coming to an end, This roundup contains a great collection of some advanced Photoshop and illustrator tutorials. Along side some great tutorial also some great freebies for designer as well as good articles to read.


Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Vector Bamboo Forest with Blends, Brushes and Profilesbamboo

In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to create a bamboo vector illustration with the help of custom art and pattern brushes, blends and profiles on strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Vector bamboo is an excellent element to use in your work to give a classic Japanese fine art print feel, for use as bamboo forest art background in a larger illustration, and to make your vector pictures stand out with stylish bamboo art. So let’s jump straight into it!

Create a Business Icon from Scratch an Adobe Illustrator Tutorialbuisness-icon

Business icons are one of the most poplar vector illustrations. As with all vectors in general, business icons are scalable which makes them perfect for use in web design. The best way to create an icon is to use one of the vector based programs, such as Adobe Illustrator,Corel Draw, etc. We are going to create an interesting business icon that consists of two arrows and a globe in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. The techniques we are going to describe is applicable for creation other kinds of illustrations as well.

Quick Tip: Use the Scribble Effect to Transform Common Everyday Symbolsquiicktip-scratch

Follow this quick tip and learn how to give some personality to common everyday symbols with the help of the Scribble effect. We will use the Appearance Panel, the Offset Path and Feather effects and we will play with the Scribble settings to turn symbols into fun colorful objects or even labels.

How to Build Letter Art From Bricks In Illustratorlego-bricks

In this tutorial you’ll use 3D-rendering, Blends, and an Art Brush for creating the final brick art. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various brick letters. Enhance your vector skills as a digital brick artist in today’s Illustrator tutorial.


Photoshop Tutorials

Create a Detailed Colourful Heart Illustrationheart-illustration

In this tutorial you will be creating a beautiful, very detailed heart illustration. We will use some stock images and develop our drawing skills in Photoshop. Don’t worry I’ll show you step by step how to do it.

Designing a Facebook Icon for the iPhone with Photoshopfacebook-icon

Nowadays, the iPhone and the iPad play a big part in our life, from apps to social networking, we all make use of them…what I like at apps is that all of them has fancy and glossy icons which are populating our devices and therefore, In this to show you how to design a Facebook icon following some easy steps.

Create an Abstract Playing Card Photo Manipulationcards

A great photo manipulation abstract playing card tutorial.

Create Detailed Vintage Typography with Illustrator and Photoshopvintage-typeface

In this tutorial you will demonstrate how to customize a typeface in Illustrator and then use Photoshop to create a stunning vintage detailed typographic design.


Web design Articles

CSS3 Transitions And Transforms From Scratchcs3-animation

There are some amazing examples of CSS transforms and transitions, and whilst you may be blown away by them, there’s a good chance that you’re also overwhelmed and a bit intimidated! This tutorial will take you back to the very basics. We’re going to create some fundamental CSS3 transitional movements, step by step.

Creating Web Apps: The Skills, Technologies, and Trends a Developer Must Knowtrends

There is a web application for nearly every purpose these days, and there’s never been a better time to be a web developer. There are several different types of niches in the web development industry, including everything from mobile design, to mobile apps, front-end development, and developers for particular platforms like osCommerce or WordPress.

Tumblogging: WordPress vs. Tumblrtumblr

Tumblogging, posting short, often multimedia, blog posts on sites like Tumblr, has been consistently growing in popularity for a couple of years now. Tumblr is the most well-known tumblog service out there, but there are also themes that can turn your WordPress blog into a tumblog-style site.

Which Custom Web Fonts Solution Should You Use?webfonts

Over the past few years the number of fonts available for use in web design has dramatically increased. It wasn’t long ago that we all knew not to stray further than the basic Arial, Helvetica, Times, Georgia mix, but now there’s a range of services that allow the use of almost any font imaginable in your website design. This post rounds up the various custom web font solutions and looks at the pros and cons of each.

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