Mar 02

Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:03 — julie


February has been a great month. We have found some awsome Photoshop tutorials worth going through can truly learn some amazing techniques from. We have also featured some web front-end articles worth reading through, especially the article about getting started with grunt a great article which will save a huge amount of time as front-end developer.

Photoshop

Combine pictures in Photoshop seamlessly to create a stunning photo-illustrationstunning photo illustration Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Use lighting effects to combine photos of a lightbulb, head and brain to create a conceptual illustration that sparks the imagination.

How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopneon Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it.

Learn to Paint Beautiful Realistic Lips in Adobe Photoshoprealistic lip illustration thumb Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Lips in humans are instruments of emotion. Not because we speak with them, but also because of the infinite amount of feelings they can convey. As an artist who paints a still picture, you need to be able to express and suggest all that in one single shot—your painting.

How to design an app in Photoshopapp Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

In this tutorial, Ruaridh Currie from creative agencySerps Invaders will show you how to create an iPad Retina display-ready fashion app UI using Photoshop (and a little bit of Illustrator). During this tutorial, the focus will be on establishing a good foundation by choosing the correct grid, colour palette, fonts and images in order to create a modern, sophisticated user interface.

Illustrator

How To Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effectchalk illustration Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

A technique that designers can use to achieve realistic chalk lettering effects with their artwork. We’ll use the power of Illustrator to design a concept, then we’ll use some analogue tools to help capture the character of hand lettered art.

Wow Your Clients with this Easy Chart Vector!INFOGRAPHIC Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

In the following Easy Chart Vector tutorial you will learn how to create a simple line graph chart vector in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shapes building techniques. Next, you will learn how to ease your work using the Transform effect and how to add a bunch of text. Finally, you will learn how create a simple blend and how to take full advantage of the Appearance panel.

How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Patterntypagraphic thumb Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns. My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern.

10 Steps to a Bright Smile with this Sparkle Toothpaste Text!tooth paste illustration Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Keep your teeth (err, designs) bright and white with this sparkle toothpaste text effect tutorial! Perfect for advertisement and packaging design needs.

Web and deisgn articles

The Knowledge That Will Double Your Hourly Rate As A Web Designerdesign money Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

If you will get this story and article right, your freelance design rates and happiness levels will skyrocket. If you won’t you will keep competing in the bidding wars never being able to make just enough money to have a proper living. Let’s get to the story.

Getting Started with Lessless thumb Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

If you’re a front-end developer who has yet to take the leap into using a preprocessor, this is the article for you. I’ll take you from beginning to end on getting up and running with Lessin no time.

How To Use Grunt To Automate Your Workflow [Tutorials]grunt Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

I’m a huge advocate of automation because it makes life that much simpler. Why spend time on menial, monotonous tasks that suck your life-force right out when you have a computer to do things for you? This is especially true for web development.

Sass Mixins To Get You Started On The Next Projectmixins Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

If you are unaware of some of the features of Sass that can help speed up your front-end development then I would recommend reading this article on How To Get Started With Sass.

New Functions Available In WordPress 4.1wordpress functions Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

In this article we are going to have a look at some of the new features and functions that are available to WordPress developers in version 4.1.


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