Sep 02

Best of the web and design in August 2014

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:00 — julie


A collection of some great photoshop and illustrator tutorials, whìch go over some fresh new design techniques to incorporate into your Workflow. We have also included in the post some great front end web articles we highly recommend reading.

Illustrator Tutorials

BAM! Your Own 3D Vector Text In Under Two Hoursbam thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job.

Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe Illustratorsticky icons Best of the web and design in August 2014

It’s time to update the look of your desktop icon set starting with the icons for your music player or MP3s. With this sticker-style icon tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine gradient shapes, effects in the Appearance panel, and offset shapes in order to quickly render circles into the start of a great icon set in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014.

Put a Hex on Your Designs with this Hexagon Pattern Vector!gemetric pattern Best of the web and design in August 2014

Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon pattern vector pop!

Beginner illustrator tutorial cute baby style artworkpink baby girl pattern thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects.

Photoshop Tutorials

Advanced collage techniquesanimal photo manipulations thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon

Learn How to Illustrate a Realistic Rocketship in Photoshoprocket illustration Best of the web and design in August 2014

In this tutorial, you will create a retro styled rocket in Photoshop. We will explore the importance of details in creating a complex illustration, as well as how to create realistic surfaces.

How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshopsummer time thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

Adobe Photoshop’s Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects. This tutorial will show you how to combine the power of Layer Styles along with a couple of textures, brushes, and selection options to create a realistic-looking sand writing text effect.

Add creative lights and colors to your image in Photoshoplight portaits Best of the web and design in August 2014

In this simple tutorial you will learn how to turn your image into image full of creative lights and colours. Use some of the gradients and brushes, to turn your image into impressive piece of work.

Web and design articles

Top 10 Gulp Tasks for Optimising Front End Performancegulp thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

Building super fast, lightweight pages is important to us and Gulp helps us achieve this. In this article, we’ll look at the various plugins we use in our build process and highlight our top 10 Gulp tasks for optimising front end performance.

How Blogging Can Help You Land Your Dream Development Jobbusiness Best of the web and design in August 2014

There are countless benefits to starting and running your own blog, especially for programmers and IT professionals.

Beginner’s Guide Into Responsive Web Designresponsive webdesign thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

If you’re reading this blog post probably you’re the last person in the world who decided to learn responsive web design. Well it’s never too late to learn. Here you will learn the bare essentials of RWD, and after reaching the end you will know where to start and what you need to do. So let’s scroll.

Top 5 Tools for Naming Your Startupstartup thumb Best of the web and design in August 2014

So you’ve got a great idea for a business. You’re sure it’s the next big thing, and you’re ready to start bringing it to life.

The 10 best SlideShares every social media enthusiast must readsocial Best of the web and design in August 2014

One of my favorite visual social networks—and one that probably flies under the radar compared to other visual spots—is SlideShare. Browse through the featured slidedecks, and you can find big ideas and helpful strategies condensed into a couple dozen simple, succinct slides. There are few better ways to consume killer content so quickly.


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