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Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

In this edition of our monthly roundup, we’ve included Photoshop, Illustrator and web and design articles. This is the perfect dose to catch up on the hottest new design techniques for arguable two of the best design tools. There some really development based articles worth reading

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Photoshop

How To Create a Leafy Text Effect in Photoshop

ECHO Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you how to make this Eco text effect, which is made up of loads of tiny leaves, along with vines and water droplets. This text style is originally from a logo I created for BioThemes back in 2010, but I recently came across it in my archives and figured it would make a great topic for a tutorial. It’s a great example of how patience is the key ingredient to creating cool artwork. It doesn’t make use of any complicated tools or techniques, but the result is a really complex.

How To Create a Surreal Hollow Face Portrait in Photoshop

space face Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016In the tutorial your’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop and have fun creating a faceless man with a window to his soooouuuul! We’ll use some simple photo manipulation techniques to digitally cut away the face and tidy up the edges, then we’ll place a vibrant cosmic space image inside the head and finish it all off with some refinements, lighting effects and a complementary quote to produce a surreal piece of artwork.

How to Create a Strip Fractal Mirror Effect in Adobe Photoshopface blur Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

In this tutorial, you will take a look at an easy way to simulate this effect using Photoshop

Ode to the 80s

retro Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016A step by step tutorial is a classic 80s style logo.

Illustrator

Easy Bokeh Vector Effects in 15 minutes or Less

bokeh Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Need an interesting and quick background or texture for your project? Create easy bokeh vector style designs for backgrounds, icons, to be added into larger work, and more in 15 minutes or less with this quick tutorial.

How to Create a Simple, Editable Text Effect in Adobe Illustratornever give up Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a simple and editable text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Create and Apply a Tropical Seamless Pattern in Adobe Photoshop

pinapple Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Summer heat in a tropical paradise! What could be better? In this tutorial we’ll create our own tropical pattern, making it seamless and discovering several ways of applying our pattern! We’ll be using basic geometric shapes as well as some default custom shapes, creating fancy objects in a few clicks and making them detailed with the help of texture brushes.

How to Design a “Love” Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator

colorful typhography Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Summer heat in a tropical paradise! What could be better? In this tutorial we’ll create our own tropical pattern, making it seamless and discovering several ways of applying our pattern! We’ll be using basic geometric shapes as well as some default custom shapes, creating fancy objects in a few clicks and making them detailed with the help of texture brushes.

Web and Design articles

The Importance of Code Reviews

code reviews Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Apparently, it’s not obvious to everyone that code reviews are actually helpful. Call me naive, but I really thought it was a process used in all IT companies. Apparently I was wrong, and it scares me.

How to Better Manage Automatic WordPress Updates

wordpres updates Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Are you looking for a way to automatically manage WordPress updates? Updates are important for security and stability of your WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to better manage automatic WordPress updates.

Debugging JavaScript with Chrome DevTools Breakpoints

debugging js Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Debugging JavaScript code can sometimes be a little time consuming. If you are just beginning JavaScript you may find yourself using alert()or window.alert() a couple of times, and if you’ve been writing JavaScript for a little while, you may find yourself using console.log() a number of times.

Blog Checklist: 10 Important Things to Keep in Mind Before Publishing a Postblogchecklist Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016

Professional bloggers can’t afford to forget an important aspect before publishing a post. They earn money off the articles they post. Nonetheless, hobby bloggers can also benefit from a professional way of working. The visibility in the Google index search results will rise accordingly. Thus, in this article, I’ll show you a list of the truly essential things that you should check before publishing an article. This blog checklist will help you minimize mistakes, and remember critical aspects.

Improving Your CSS with Parker

improving Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2016Parker is an absolutely fantastic, beautifully simple static analysis tool that gives you some very insightful metrics about your CSS files. Parker is built and maintained by Katie Fenn, a developer from England who has since become a friend.

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