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Best of the web for Design and Web Development January 2020

  • January 27th, 2020
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The first month of 2020 has been concluded. The first monthly roundup contains some great Photoshop and illustrator tutorials, from creating unique text effects to using Photoshop to create a unique photo effects. There’s also some great web/design articles from how to create a great landing page to UX trends to look out for in 2020. This a great post with plenty of great posts to read through.

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How to Create a Cool Bubble Font Text Effect

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a bubble text design using a bubble letter font in Adobe Illustrator.

Create Lightsaber Vector in Adobe Illustrator

You will create intersecting futuristic lightsaber vector with the help of the blend objects, blending modes, and gradient fills. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects.

Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create colourful vector character art

Hone your character design skills with this Illustrator vector art tutorial from onesidezero.

Create low-poly art in Photoshop

Using Photoshop to create low-poly art, here Damien Vignaux (aka Elroy) shows you how he created an artwork for his band, The Escapists – a techno act comprised of Damien and Leonizer records boss Léonard De Léonard. The artwork appears on the cover of The Escapists’ EP, Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage), as well as on flyers for their live shows.


How to Create a Money Engraving Action: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

In this quick video, I will show you how to create an engraving effect in Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create “Sekiro” Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” game inspired style rusty text effect in Photoshop. I made the rusty text first and added some elements of my own afterwards.

Video Tutorial: Easily Create Fake Window Reflections in Photoshop

A quick and easy Photoshop process to add realistic glass reflections to an image, to make it appear as if a portrait photograph has been taken through a window. By using Photoshop to create this photo style, you can capture the effect of shooting through glass without even having to go outside!

Video: Realistic Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Depth Maps

I’m going to show you a useful technique for adding a realistic shallow depth of field effect to your photos. We’ll use a Depth Map to indicate which areas need to be blurred and by how much. This method gives you complete control over the effect, which makes it ideal for all kinds of photographs, no matter the perspective, or complexity of the background. By defining the sections of the image in grayscale tones, you can blur some areas more than others.

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The Definitive Guide to Landing Pages

As a digital marketing professional, you understand that email marketing is only one part of a larger puzzle. For your email marketing efforts to pay off, your email subscribers need to be directed somewhere, so that certain actions can be taken.

How to move your project to TypeScript – at your own pace

TypeScript introduces a type system to JavaScript to give you a better understanding of your code and assist you in your development flow. But let’s also introduce the elephant in the room early: a lot of us enjoy not having to add types to everything like in a statically typed language. It might even be the reason why we chose it in the first place.

UX Design Trends Retrospective 2019

The battle for our attention is greater than ever as rich digital content vies for millions of eyeballs. With distractions rampant, we may be reaching what is called a “peak cognitive crisis.” Images, videos, text, illustrations, animations, and podcasts overload our senses with sponsored posts, fake news, our friends’ vacation photos, Australia in flames, the city of Venice flooding, and the portent of war, all in the span of less than 10 seconds as we scroll through a social network feed.

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Shortcodes (With Examples to Create Your Own)

WordPress shortcodes are a powerful feature to do cool stuff with little effort. You can do pretty much anything with them. With shortcodes, embedding interactive elements or creating complex page layouts is as easy as inserting a single line of code.

10 Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

Whether you’re starting your first WordPress blog or looking to enhance an existing one, plugins can help. However, figuring out which are the best WordPress plugins for blogs can be challenging. Too many plugins, especially ones that are outdated, can bog down your blog.

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