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Best of the web for Design and Web Development December 2019

  • December 30th, 2019
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The last month of year has concluded in our usual fashion we round up the past month. This post where highlighting the best design tutorials published in December from using illustrator to create a candy text effect to using Photoshop to create an illustration photo effect. Alongside some great design tutorials included are some great web development article a personnel favourite is 20 tips on getting started with node js. I hope you enjoy the roundup.

Create a Christmas Candy Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed candy pattern brush and how to cleverly use it to create a sweet text effect.

Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!

In this tutorial it will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you.

How to Make a Vintage Pattern Brush in Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to make a brush in Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to prepare your document to create Illustrator brushes.

How to Create an Astronaut Vector in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an astronaut vector using simple shapes and trendy gradients! We’ll quickly go over steps to add depth and volume when designing out-of-this-world illustrations. Get ready to launch Adobe Illustrator in 3-2-1!


How to Create a 3D Text Effect Action in Photoshop

In this tutorial, learn how to make a 3D effect Photoshop action to create a simple 3D text effect. 

Create Cyborg Human Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will show you the process of creating a cyborg human face photo manipulation in Photoshop. We will use a number of photo manipulation techniques to merge several objects into one piece, and apply image adjustments to fine-tune each of the objects to achieve the desired effect.

Video Tutorial: Photoshop Floating Glass Sphere Effect

It show you a few simple steps to create a surreal glass sphere floating within a photograph. This cool effect is perfect for creating interesting album covers, or just to transform your landscape photos into abstract art pieces. All it takes is a few relatively simple Photoshop tools, a couple of filters, and a touch of shading, making it a pretty easy effect you can create in minutes.

How To Create an Illustrated Cartoon Effect from a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

It takes some real skill to draw realistic characters and portraits, but there’s a shortcut you can take by processing a photograph with various filters in Photoshop to give it a cartoon-like illustrated effect. 

Web and Design articles

Top ways to learn Vue 3

The first version of Vue 3 (Pre-Alpha) was released on October 7, 2019, and it’s been really well received by the community.

Firefox 71: A year-end arrival

Another release is upon us: please welcome Firefox 71 to the stage! This time around, we have a plethora of new developer tools features. These include the web socket message inspector, console multi-line editor mode, log on events, and network panel full text search!

20 ways to become a better Node.js developer in 2020

I’ve compiled below 20 skills, technologies and considerations on choosing between them. Picking the right tools became one of our greatest challenges — theNode.js ecosystem has matured and present attractive options in almost every field. 

Getting Started with Web Performance

In this article, we will explain critical web performance concepts and strategies. Understanding them will empower you to start the journey in optimising the speed of your sites and applications.

Color Theory and Contrast Ratios

There are no definites with color. Sure, you have your red, your green, and so on — but even that is relative. Try to describe a specific red color to a friend. Chances are the description will settle on, for example, is the color more of a brick-red or a fire truck-red?

CSS: Underrated features

As we already watched the underrated HTML tags, now I’m going to show you what are in my opinion, CSS features that should be used more.

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