Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2020
- March 30th, 2020
March has been an insane month with the increased emergence of the Carona virus, which has been a world wide epidemic. The online web and digital community has still continued to pull together, and continuously put together some great posts.
This is a great monthly round up which features some great Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials from how to create a glow text effect to how to apply a neon effect to your photography. There’s also some great web and design articles such as performance of variable fonts to the biggest non design skills designers need.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a glow effect text effect in Adobe Illustrator, using the Appearance panel and glow effects.
In this tutorial we’re doing to depict a delicious combo and by that I mean a cup of hot coffee and a sweet frosted donut. We’ll be using some basic geometric shapes that allow us to achieve a simple yet trendy flat style. What is more, we’ll get to know some of the most useful tools of Adobe Illustrator that will help you to create any shape or form for your future designs and illustrations. Without further ado, let’s get started with our coffee and doughnut vector!
The cyberpunk aesthetic is commonly associated with densely populated, futuristic cities illuminated by bright neon signs and advertisements. Follow these steps in Adobe Photoshop to transform a regular street photograph into a neon-noir scene by applying heavy colour grading with bright blues and hot pinks, as well as neon sign effects to create a colourful yet moody atmosphere within the image.
Follow these steps in Adobe Photoshop to turn your crisp digital designs into nostalgic retro prints. We’ll add filters that replicate the appearance of high ink absorption with irregular edges and bleeding corners, convert all colours into halftone screens, separate and offset the black areas as if the printing plate is misaligned, then we’ll finish off the effect with worn ink and paper textures to add the fine details of pulp grain and distressed areas where the print has worn away.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to creatively use transform tool & distort filters (such as puppet warp, polar coordinates) to achieve amazing photo effect in Photoshop.
Web and design articles
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there’s now a huge experiment in remote work. All over the world, employees are working outside of the office for the first time. Could this disrupt the workplace and accelerate the transition to working from home?
When we think about web fonts and their impact on the performance on our websites we often focus on three main areas:
Being a great designer isn’t the only skill you need to grow your career over the next decade. Here, we take a look at the top five skills you need to cultivate to be successful in the 2020s.
Migrating a WordPress site is something you may have to do at some point. Maybe you’re migrating from one hosting provider to another. Maybe you’ve created a local site or maybe you’re migrating from a Multisite installation.