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Best Of Web And Design In January 2011

  • January 31st, 2011
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The start of a new year a great month for the design community to kick off the year with a ton of great articles, tutorials and freebies been released throughout this month. January there was a lot of news including the revealing of the HTML 5 logo which reminds of that web 2.0 type of effect, will the web 2.0 effect be reborn again in 2010 I wonder.

Illustrator Tutorials

Design a Sexy Pin-Up Girl Character in Illustrator


Follow this step by step guide to create a sexy vector pin-up girl character design. This will start the process with a hand drawn sketch, then draw and manipulate the vector linework in Illustrator before adding colour and shading to bring the character to life.

How to create poker chipspoker-chips

In this vector illustration tutorial, you’ll be learning how to draw a colorful stack of poker chips in Adobe Illustrator CS4 using intermediate-level techniques. Follow along the tutorial to learn how to utilize basic shapes to draw a stack of poker chips from scratch in vector format.

How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustratorillustration-portaait

In this vector illustration tutorial, you’ll be learning how to draw a colorful stack of poker chips in Adobe Illustrator CS4 using intermediate-level techniques. Follow along the tutorial to learn how to utilize basic shapes to draw a stack of poker chips from scratch in vector format.

Quick Tip: How to Replace the Spine in Illustrator Blends


In this Quick Tip you will learn some practical and creative uses for Replacing the Spine in an Illustrator Blend. From mathematically placing elements, to making decorative ornaments, you’ll find a variety uses for this great tool.

Photoshop Tutorials

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper2011

We couldn’t start the new year without a Photoshop tutorial on how to realize a high-style 2011 wallpaper! Let’s create together a futuristic type treatment in 16 easy-to-follow steps. We will deal in particular with layer masks and light effects. Also I will show you the power of layer styles and how they can be used to realize awesome text effects.

Creating a surreal birdbird-smke

In this Photoshop tutorial,you will be making a monochromatic scene with the subject being a bird in flight with smoke surrounding its body. We will be using a high contrast stock image that we will manipulate and combine with smoke brushes.

Learn To Create A Safe Illustrationsafe-illustration

In this tutorial I’ll be walking you through the process of creating a Safe Illustration. We’ll be using a number of tools in this tutorial so there’s plenty to be learned.

How to draw iphone 4 illustrationiphone

n this tutorial, you will draw a realistic-looking iPhone 4 using Photoshop. We will use various techniques that involve the Pen Tool, Photoshop shape tools, and layer styles to create this ubiquitous Apple mobile device. We will be intent on getting the details right to ensure that our end product looks as real as possible.

Web Design Articles

10 Principles for Keeping Your Programming Code Clean


A common issue in almost every profession that can drive people completely insane is having to continue from what somebody else started. The main reason for this being the fact that everyone has different ways of working, and sometimes these self-induced habits can be just downright messy.

Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?


In 1991, a groundbreaking and forever influential album was released by a then-unknown band called Nirvana, led by guitarist and lead singer Kurt Cobain. When that album appeared on the music scene, it was during a time when rock music was, in many respects, dead. Not to say that rock albums weren’t selling; for about a decade prior to that time, the rock music scene was dominated by Glam metal bands (also known as Hair metal bands) like Def Leppard, Warrant, and Poison.

7 Exciting Web Development Trends for 2011exerciting-webdesign

At the end of December, you read Andrew’s list of the hottest technologies, tools, and resources to come from 2010. Today, we’re going to look forward, and take a peek at some exciting emerging technologies and trends.

10 Things You Can Do to Become a Better PHP Developer


PHP is probably the most popular web development language right now. At least 20 million domains use PHP and it’s the language used on major sites such as Wikipedia and Facebook as well as in some of the world’s biggest open source projects like WordPress and Drupal.

Tips and tricks becoming better designertips-and-tricks

Title of this article not only reveals the nature of the content but also shows the importance of the content. These tips and tricks are very essential to go ahead in the field of designing. This is a very vast, important and competitive field in which you have to move yourself very scientifically on technical grounds so you can get the best from your efforts.


Squared Plaid Illustrator And Photoshop Patternplaid-pattern

A sweet plaid pattern design which is great to look at. A really vibrant pattern set with a lot of uses of the different shades of colours. This pattern resembles are Burberry fabric type, this pattern could be used in some pretty awesome ways i just hope you all enjoy it put it to good use.

Exclusive Freebie: 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures


Are you looking to add a splash of color to your latest project? We have the perfect freebie for you. Today, we are releasing a set of 27 high resolution textures for you to use in your work for free.

Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Starburstsstar-burst

Starburst textures for your downloading pleasure. I’m sure starbursts are not an unfamiliar concept to most of you, but I put a little “weathered” feel to these. Hope you enjoy them :)

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3 thoughts on “Best Of Web And Design In January 2011

  1. I love the Grungy Starburst texture, the watercolor textures and the tutorial about how to create a vector portrait. I think these are the best thing in the list above. Thanks!

  2. Interested to see that bird tutorial, but the link directs to the vector poker chip tut. (Which is also useful, but thought you should know.)

  3. Really nice post. but there’s one link in incorrect. Please check this link (Tips and tricks becoming better designer) they landing on better PHP developer

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