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Best of the web for Design and Web Development April 2020

  • April 27th, 2020
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Another month has concluded, where we are wrapping up all of our personal favourite Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials published in the month of April. Alongside great design tutorials are some great web and design articles worth reading through “How Designers can Build Trust and Collaborate with Developers” to a great article on “7 amazing CSS properties you may not know (yet)”. This is another great roundup certainly worth reading through to conclude April.

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How to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

The effect smooths out the details of a regular image and adds an array of shiny reflections to mimic the appearance of a polished metal statue. A gradient overlay gives the effect the yellowy tones of gold, then a few finishing touches add some bright highlights.

Smoke effects can be easy to create when you follow this tutorial on creating a Photoshop portrait action. We’ll use smoke brushes in Photoshop to create a unique Photoshop effect. 

How to Create Epic Battlefield Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create epic battlefield scene in Photoshop. With the right techniques, the end result of this effect is awesome.

You can create an easy 3D anaglyph effect in this Photoshop tutorial showing you how to make anaglyph pictures. We will show you how to create this 3D photo effect in less than 60 seconds with this anaglyph tutorial.


Video Tutorial: How to Create an Embroidered Patch Design in Illustrator

 The artwork will incorporate a landscape scene at sunset, which helps to keep the design simple with a silhouette graphic and a warm colour palette. Stick around until the end of this tutorial to discover an easy way to make your digital design look real with stitching and embroidery effects.

‘Marhaba’! Learn how to create an Islamic geometric pattern with an Illustrator brush. In this tutorial, we will go through the step-by-step process of how to create Islamic patterns with ease! 


Stay Home and Draw a Cozy Interior Scene in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be designing a cozy interior scene with a sofa and a lamp. For this kind of illustrations in a flat style we’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes with the help of the most useful Adobe Illustrator tools. Such images are widely used in web design and mobile apps as they are simple and easy to perceive. 

Bubble Lamp Vectors and Easy Glass Effects

Responsive Images the Simple Way

Long-time Cloud Four readers will be familiar with Jason’s definitive series on responsive images. This article is meant as a shorter companion piece focused on the most common responsive image use case: resolution switching.

GitHub Protips: Tips, tricks, hacks, and secrets from Lee Reilly

This is the second in a series of posts featuring protips from GitHubbers. This post highlights some great browser extensions, URL hacks, keyboard shortcuts, plus a few dad jokes.

10 security tips for frontend developers

There are multiple attack vectors that malicious users can take to compromise our frontend applications, but fortunately, we can largely mitigate the risks of such attacks with just a few properly configured response headers and by following good development practices. In this article, we’ll cover 10 easy things that you can do to improve the protection of your web applications.

How Designers can Build Trust and Collaborate with Developers

7 amazing CSS properties you may not know (yet)

Learning CSS is the way to go to build good-looking web pages. However, in the process of learning it, we tend to confine ourselves (most of the time) to always use the same properties over and over. We are a creature of habit after all, we use what we’re comfortable with.

What is SSH? The Magic Of Remote WordPress Access

Did you know you can securely access your WordPress site remotely? But how is it done? By some magician’s trick? Actually, it’s called SSH — and now’s your chance to get to know it.

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