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Best Of The Web October For Web/Graphic Design

  • October 29th, 2009
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best-of-the-web The ultimate monthly design roundup for October featuring the best articles, tutorials an design resources. A great monthly round up of everything featured from the design community a must read for all designers and webdesigners.

Photoshop Tutorials

Reader Tutorial: Extinction by Chanito

Chanito from Panama, in this tutorial he will show you how to create a good 3D type explosion with Adobe Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop. We will use basic tools to make this artwork. Good Luck!!! exteniction

Design a Realistic 3D Baseball Cap in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, It will show you how to create a realistic 3D Baseball cap in Adobe Photoshop using the Pen tool, brushes and some nifty

Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment – Part I

Whether or not you’re a Steampunk fan, this two part tutorial is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. In the first half, we’re going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. There’s lots to do, so let’s start with the first part of this two-part series!cype-3d-text-effect

Design a Vintage Radio Icon in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design an old vintage radio using simple shapes, gradients, patterns and textures.vintage-radio-icon

Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Happy Sun Character

This intermediate tutorial is great for logos, children illustrations, and other projects relating to climate change. Moreover, you can easily apply this tutorial to other illustrations, logos, and projects!

Create a Cute Baby Seal with Illustrator

Thus recites Frank Zappa’s “Nanook Rubs It” from the album Apostrophe (’). Inspired by that line I put together a simple tutorial to teach you how to create a super cute baby seal.It will then be your job to protect it from the evil fur trapper!seal-tutorial

Create a Seamless, Textured, Spade Pattern Using Illustrator and Photoshop

There are a lot of tutorials out there describing how to create seamless patterns in Illustrator and Photoshop but today we are going to demonstrate how to use both programs to create a spade pattern in Illustrator, and then add some texture with Photoshop.


Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice – Part I

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We’ll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator’s 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts


Web design Photoshop Tutorials

How to Make a Creative Blog Layout

In this tutorial, we’ll make a creative blog layout using mostly simple shapes, a few brush techniques, some images, and a dose of Photoshop ingenuity. Creating web design layouts is easier than you may think. You can learn to build attractive designs rapidly.creative-blog-layout

Design a colorful theme for wordpress

In this tutorial you will learn how to design a simple website for your

1st Photoshop Web Design Professional Layout Tutorial

An awesome Photoshop web design layout using simple colours with the final outcome a really slick design.

Web Design Articles

Google: A Web Browser Is Not A Computer, Not A Search Engine, And Not A Ham Sandwich

Beautiful and Simple CSS Button Styling

You feel the buttons are not beautiful in form and display on different browsers. CSS buttons are much more efficient than image-based buttons because they’re entirely text-based.


10 Important Tips to Optimize WordPress for Search Engines

There is a wide concept in publisher’s mind that using wordpress means getting maximum traffic from search engines because wordpress is a very good CMS which hardly requires Search Engine Optimization (SEO).


7 things i whish i knew about jquery

If you don’t know anything about how to use jQuery you should read this. This is not meant to be an introduction to jQuery. This is meant for people who have tried jQuery and may have been frustrated because they weren’t sure how to do something correctly.jquery

How To Persuade Your Users, Boss or Clients

Whether you are getting a client to sign off on a website’s design or persuade a user to complete a call to action, we all need to know how to be convincing. Like many in the Web design industry, I have a strange job. I am part salesperson, part consultant and part user experience designer.


How To Persuade Your Users, Boss or Clients

Many of us freelancers run blogs, and with good reason. Creating a blog is one of the best ways to prove your expertise, build a strong following, and get more clients. Making it easy for your readers to subscribe is a key factor in building this following and growing your blog, and it is a fact — not all of your readers know how to use RSS.


10 Steps to Becoming a Great Web Developer

For those of us who are already web developers it may seem obvious but when you just getting started and don’t know what to do, it is nice to have guide where to start.10-steps

20 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Web Design

Below are twenty do’s and don’ts of effective web design. Study, read, (re)read and print this page. It will help either make or break your website.


7 Things Web Designers Hate Hearing from Clients

One of the most difficult aspects of being a web designer is dealing with clients that “just don’t get it”. In this article, we’ll discuss seven things that often make the job of web designers difficult when dealing with unreasonable demands from clients.webdesigners-hate

10 Things to remember before launching a website…

You’ve completed your design, coded all the pages and implemented the content management system… now what? Launching a website involves many details that are often (in my case) forgotten in the last minute scramble to finish before a deadline. I thought I would share this list of things to remember before launching a website. check

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Sneak Peek


Free Social Media Icons: Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set

The theme is worn-and-torn, so it’ll look great on grunge, vintage, classic-themed web designs. This set contains 20 200px x 200px PNG files that you can easily resize and edit for your website design.vintage-bottle-cap

Free Portfolio Icon Set Designed by IconShock

Our friends at IconShock have designed a set of 5 icons with portfolio sites in mind. The set includes PNG files of 512 pixels and 256 pixels, plus the source files (Illustrator). The icons are free for use in both personal and commercial projects.iconshock

Free Vector Illustration Set: Tweevil, The Dark Twitter Bird

am sure you guys all love freebies! I know I do! Since Halloween is almost upon us we’ve partnered with Matt from Echo Enduring Media to create a new breed of Twitter bird.twitter-birds

Freebie: Blitter Twitter Icon Set

We love freebies, and we love them more if they are high quality freebie. We occasionally search the Internet high and low to dig out these hidden gems to make designers’ life easier and better. This week, with the help from our friend Iconshock, we are releasing a free high quality Twitter icon set, named Blitter.twitter-icons

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