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Best of the web for Design and Web Development September 2016

  • October 3rd, 2016
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That time of month when Creative Nerds becomes one stop shop for freshest design tutorials for refining skills in Photoshop and illustrator. Then the opptuity to catch up on the latest web and development news. As always the monthly roundup includes some good articles and tutorial which are certainly read.
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How To Create an Abstract Polyscape in Adobe Photoshop


I’ve featured what I’ve always called ‘Geometric Photo Collages’ on my site numerous times before in inspiration showcases and tutorials. It turns out they’re actually known as Polyscapes in the design community, which is a fitting name considering they’re a combination of polygon shapes and landscape or cityscape photographs.

How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockupblack-gold

How to create a gold text effect in Photoshop.

How to Create a 3D, Glowing, Retro Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop out

This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects and layer styles to create a 3D, retro, glowing text effect.

Create “City In Flame” Digital Montage In Photoshop montage

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I used to create this “City in Flame” Digital Montage in Photoshop. We will mix several objects such as city buildings, solider, vintage car, plane and flame in order to the achieve the final result.


Back to School in Style with School Banner Vectors happy-birthday

Summer is quite nearly over, and students of all ages are filling up classrooms once more. Take that inspiration and create your very own back to school banner vectors, ready for notebooks, newsletters, and more.

10 Easy Steps to Create a Fun Breakfast Vector in Adobe Illustratorhappy-egg

Let’s start our morning with a wide smile and create this cheerful breakfast vector illustration with the help of the basic geometric shapes, strokes and various functions of Adobe Illustrator!

Illustrator Tutorial: Line-Style Birthday Posterhappy-birthday

In this tutorial, you will be creating a birthday poster in a line style. We’ll be using different shapes and some vector building techniques. After you’re done with this tutorial, you can printout the finish product of this poster so that you can sent it to your family and friends! The process is very easy and comprehensive.

Create a Line Chart Design in Adobe Illustratorapp

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple line chart design in Adobe Illustrator.

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10 Skills Every Designer Needs on Their Resumecv

Even if you aren’t actively looking for a job, your resume is an important piece of your digital portfolio. From sites such as LinkedIn to personal portfolio pages such as Behance that showcase your work, glimpses into your design career are everywhere.

How I designed a website (this one) in 8 daysredesign

Recently, we launched a new publication at Envato: the Envato blog. Since you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re probably aware of it! I’ve been a UI Designer at Envato for 2 years, and I worked on the creation and design of this  site. For a recap of how we ran this project from a design perspective, read on.

How to Increase Your Income as a Freelance Web Designer, Like, Now! income-freelacne-webdesigner

Starting a career as a web designer is no easy feat. There’s uncertainty, there’s worries, there’s “I’m not good enough” complex, there’s fears that you’ll under-deliver and make clients mad. And on top of all that, there’s no money, hence making the whole endeavor even more challenging.


Websites with standards-compliant code all follow the typical W3C standards. But there’s a whole different level of compliance when it comes to WCAG, also known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

30 Acronyms Web Developers Should Knowacronyms-webdevelopers

The jargon of the web development industry contains so many acronyms we are using day in and day out, that it’s not only daunting for novices, but sometimes also hard for practicing developers to follow. Most of us safely use more common acronyms such as HTML, CSS, or HTTP, but what about the less widely used or newer ones?

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