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Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2018

The month of June wrapped up all into one post. This months round up features a mixture of both Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials from how to create a nature scene to how to create a neon text effect. Theres also some great articles certainly worth reading such as why you should replace JQUERY with VUE.JS.

I hope you enjoy this months roundup, and would love to hear what your favourite posts where from the roundup in the comments section.

Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful natural scene!

How to Design Flat Skateboards Using Adobe Illustrator

Summer is in full swing here in the states! It’s a perfect time to grab your skateboard and go cruising. Today we’re going to learn how to design flat skateboards and colorful vector longboards in Adobe Illustrator! We’ll be working with Clipping Masks, Stroke, and Pathfinder panel.

Create a Simple Fishbowl Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple fishbowl illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Hot Air Balloon in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a hot air balloon illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Photoshop

How To Create a Color Splash Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Color splash is a classic photo effect that goes by many names; selective colour, spot colour, colour isolation, partial colour, colour accent and many more! It’s made by converting a photograph to black and white, but leaving a specific colour intact, which produces a striking effect that highlights specific areas of the image.

Neon Effect in Illustrator and Photoshop

While it is possible to construct the entire artwork in Photoshop alone, Illustrator offers some useful tools for producing the initial layout with its vector shape building capabilities. Where Photoshop really shines is with its various layer style options that can be configured to create vibrant lighting effects, which are perfect for depicting a realistic, illuminated neon sign.

Create Dark Summoner Photo Effect in Photoshop

Web and design articles

Fostering a Web Performance Culture

Web Performance is not only about understanding what makes a site fast. It’s about creating awareness amongst both developers and non-developers. Performance is a feature and needs to be prioritized as such.

An 8-Point Checklist for Debugging Strange Technical SEO Problems

Occasionally, a problem will land on your desk that’s a little out of the ordinary. Something where you don’t have an easy answer. You go to your brain and your brain returns nothing.

What is Node.js And Why Should You Use it?

 

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