Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2017
Another month in the books, which means another monthly roundup is due. The perfect one stop shop for the best fresh latest photoshop and illustrator tutorials. The roundup includes a collection of must read articles from how to create a web style guide to 10 killer tips on how to create a portfolio. Theres a collection of some really good articles and design tutorials in this months round up.
I hope you enjoy the post and would love for you to share any web articles you read this month, or maybe even written yourself in the comments section below.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a camouflage or “camo” fabric text effect in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to use some Photoshop filters and create patterns with them. Then you will learn how to use the patterns with layer styles to create the final result.
Traditional artists sometimes used paint or pastels to add colour to their work, so we’ll do the same with pixels. Then to mimic the analogue reproduction methods originally used, we’ll distress the result with some effects that mimic bad photocopy prints with high noise and harsh contrast.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make disintegrating human effect in Photoshop. We will turn a stand female model photo into a dark, mysterious disintegrating portrait of a witch. Custom Photoshop brushes will be the main tool of this tutorial.
For starters you will learn how to create the main bus components using basic tools and vector shape building techniques along with the Pathfinder palette. Next you will learn how to add details, shading and highlights for your bus to give it more of a 3D look.
In this tutorial, we will learn simple and effective ways of creating a flat-style avocado using simple geometric shapes. Then we’ll use the Pattern Tool of Adobe Illustrator to build a vivid and diverse seamless pattern, adding leaves and other generic elements.
Web and Design articles
Everyone on the World Wide Web is talking about SSL certificates. And has been doing it increasingly for the past months, at least. The reason? Google and its ever-changing algorithms. Specifically, one of the latest actions Google had taken to fight fraudulent, insecure websites and pages is to label non-HTTPS pages as “not secure”:
Creating websites is getting more and more complex and is usually not a one person job. It is important to ensure that design is consistent and optimized to meet business objectives and create enjoyable experiences for users.
Every creative worker knows blocks. In the worst case, the creative block, you won’t get anything done at all. But what happens when a block basically focuses on a single area? Designer Ben Evans portrays his case of UX-burnout.