Nov 30

Best Of The Web November For Web/Graphic Design

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 03:00 — julie

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Once again its that time the end of the month, this month i managed to collect a great collection of photoshop tutorials, illustrator tutorials, web and graphic design articles and some amazing freebies.

Illustrator Tutorials

Draw a happy monster illustrationmonster

Monsters, they can be bad and ugly or they can be nice and cute. How is this monster you decide by yourself. This is a tutorial on how to draw a complex monster illustration, I tried to make it as easy as possible but knowledge of basing drawing tools is advised anyway.

How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Stepsfish

In this tutorial I’ll show you the process I use for creating a vector goldfish in six easy steps. The steps are a bit condensed so Intermediate Illustrator users will benefit greatly, though beginners will be able to get similar results, you’ll just need to experiment a bit more with these tools and techniques. The vector goldfish is created with the use of the Mesh, Blend and Symbol Tools.

Draw an angry little samurai in Illustratorsamurai

Shows you how to draw a samurai in Illustrator using shapes, free time and desire … keep your force and soul balanced and let’s start!

Design a Cute Hamster Avatarhampster

Shows you how to draw a samurai in Illustrator using shapes, free time and desire … keep your force and soul balanced and let’s start!

Create an unique twitter bird for your websitetwitter

Twitter birds became one of the most recognizable characters on the web. Everyone has a twitter and we all love twitting. In this tutorial I’ll explain you step by step how to draw an unique twitter bird holding your website logo, or a photo of yours if you want.

Photoshop Tutorials

How to Create a Side View Concept Carcar

In this tutorial, I will be taking you through the steps to create a rendering of a car. It will take you from initial sketch to this stylized polished off piece suitable for a presentation. The time taken to complete such a rendering depends on the complexity and the level of detail on the car.

Easy Star Light in Photoshopstar-light

I’ve been writing tutorials inspired by skateboard deck designs for a few weeks and today it’s not going to be different. I’m very addicted to that, I love the ideas some of the designers have and for this tutorial I will recreate a really nice effect with lines forming a star. However I will go a little bit further and I will transform it in a light effect and add a nice pattern overlay. Everything using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Design a simple, modern web templateblue-site-design

Today, we present a tutorial by Dedrick Payne on how to create a simple, but modern web site template from scratch in Photoshop.

Old Style Typography Sign in Photoshopconcreate-text

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create an effect pretty similar to that one, but the idea of this tutorial is to show you how to select the correct Blend Modes when playing with textures.

The Making of “Constant Slip”conatsant

Today I’ll take you through the creative process of making intriguing light effects and applying them in your work. This is more a process description of making this illustration, than a detailed step by step how to. I’ll give you some good guidance on how to deal with an illustration like this and cover the overall workflow.

Webdesign

Custom Wordpress blog design checklist and walkthroughcustom-blog-

Sure you can sift through 1,000 of free Wordpress templates, but nothing compares to a custom blog design that differentiates your company or matches your existing website.

How to Become a Freelance Web Developer: A Six Month Planfreelance

Nearly every day somebody asks me about how I got started as a freelance developer. Many people recognize that they would like to branch off into freelancing, but most don’t know where to begin. It’s this fear and uncertainty that keeps them from taking the plunge.

10 Awsome RSS Feed Plugins To Super Charge Your RSS Feeds10-awsome-plugins

Its a fact that a major chunk of your blog visitors are on RSS readers. And no, this post is not about making them visit your site, nor this is a post about increasing your RSS subscribers.

Fresh Web Development Goodies Baggoodie-bag

Here we present 45 very useful development tools such as grids, image solutions, typography, iPhone tools, HTML 5 helpers, testing resources, WordPress tools and helpers, CSS code tools and other further useful tools, time savers and resources. Enjoy this web development goodies bag!

9 Most Common IE Bugs and How to Fix Them container1

Internet Explorer – the bane of most web developers’ existence. Up to 60% of your development can be wasted just trying to squash out IE specific bugs which isn’t really a productive use of your time. In this tutorial, you are going to learn about the most common IE bugs and rendering disparities and how to easily squash them or deal with them. Interested?

21 On-Site SEO Tips You Can Give to Your Online Copywriterink

Following on from the common questions I get asked by clients theme, I thought it would be useful to look at listing some on-site optimisation and SEO copywriting tips.

10 short ‘n’ sweet tips on how to design for web10-short

This article will quickly run you through some of the greatest issues with design for web and hopefully give you something to think about when you start your next web design.

Email marketing: six steps to improving customer engagement in 2010 e-marketing

Despite the naysayers claiming email marketing is on the way out thanks to the snowballing impact of social networking and new forms of communication, the facts are very different. Email continues to play a vital role in both business and customer communication.

Freebies

Soda Pop Capssoda-pop-icons

Exclusive Free LBOI Icon Set For Designers By Iconshock

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Social Cubes – Exclusive Vectortuts+ Free Packice-cube-icons

Freebie: Fluzzy Twitter Icon Settwitter-icons

Free Business Icon Set from IconShockbusiness-icon-set


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