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Best Of The Web And Design In April 2015

  • April 30th, 2015
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This months monthly round-up is an awesome collection of tutorials and articles. The focus this month is on the Photoshop tutorials, the tutorials we have included are all around enhancing your photo manipulation skills. There’s also some great web articles including an interview with infamous man Linus Torvald, the genius behind GIT celebrating GIT’s 10 year anniversary, which great interview certainly worth reading.
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How to Create a Kawaii Soda Shop Pattern in Adobe Illustratorillustration-pattern

In this tutorial you’ll create a set of truly adorable soda shop inspired food icons from scratch and assemble them into a dynamic all-over print, ready for use as a desktop background or within printed media. We’ll build objects from basic shapes like ellipses, rounded rectangles, and triangles, and add a little face on each one to finish it off.

Fresh and Artful Watercolor Text Vector Effectwaterclor

With the onset of spring, I often think of pastels, fresh airy designs, and watercolor effects. So, in the following tutorial I will explain how to create a couple watercolor brushes, transfer those to a watercolor text vector effect, and at the end of the tutorial you can download some Free Vectips Watercolor Brushes!

Create a Carnival Text Effect Using Adobe Illustrator’s Appearance Panelcool-text

In this Quick Tip screencast, you’ll learn how to create a circus-style text effect that you can apply to live type. Using only the Appearance panel, you’ll see how to add strokes, fills and effects to the text to create the different components of a lighted sign. Once all the elements are in place, you can save the overall effect as a Graphic Style to use with any live text.

30 Minutes to Custom 3D Split Text Vector Effect!spin

Take your text art for a spin with this split 3D split text vector effect. Add dimension to your work in as quick as 20 minutes with this tutorial!

Photoshop

How to Create a Quick Sparkling Diamonds Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopdiamond

Some fonts can make creating certain text effects much easier. This tutorial will show you how to use a dotted font, with a couple of layer styles, to achieve a simple, glittering diamonds text effect.

How to Create a Digital Photo Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS6digital-illustration

In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to turning a regular photo into an eye-catching fashion illustration using lighting effects and colour correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Layered PSD file included.

How to Create a Dreamlike Scene of a Man with White Lights in Photoshopman-in-water

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a powerful scene with a man holding a light. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together by using adjustment layers, masking and brush tools. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to work with groups, perspective and create lighting effect.

How to Create Chocolate Candies Text Effect in Photoshopchocloate-cadies

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a powerful scene with a man holding a light. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together by using adjustment layers, masking and brush tools. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to work with groups, perspective and create lighting effect.

Web and Design articles

HOW TO BE A UNICORN (AND WHY YOU SHOULD)unicorn

Once upon a time, there was a mystical creature known as the Unicorn. This beautiful developer/designer/interface specialist/content creator/etc. was much beloved by everyone in the industry… until they were hunted into extinction.

Build to learn: Why you should make things no one will ever usebuilding

If you’ve ever built something for other people you’ll know the buzz that comes from having real users. There’s nothing quite like knowing you made something from scratch that helped or entertained another person.

10 Years of Git: An Interview with Git Creator Linus Torvaldsgit

Ten years ago this week, the Linux kernel community faced a daunting challenge: They could no longer use their revision control system BitKeeper and no other Source Control Management (SCMs) met their needs for a distributed system. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, took the challenge into his own hands and disappeared over the weekend to emerge the following week with Git. Today Git is used for thousands of projects and has ushered in a new level of social coding among programmers.

The Must-Have Elements of a Great Support Portalmust-have

Most businesses work hard to ensure their products look great on their website, but very few expend the same effort to set up a comprehensive support portal. This is mostly because businesses are more focused on acquiring customers than retaining them.

11 Things You Might Not Know About jQueryjquery

jQuery was released 9 years ago. Since then, the open source project has made an immeasurable impact in the world of web development.

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