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Best Of Web And Design In January 2013

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An exciting month packed with tons of design tutorials, and design articles to read through. This is a great round-up, which has captured all the best resources from on-line design community. I hope you enjoy the article round-up, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Photoshop

Create a Sparkling Diamond and Gold Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop

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In this tutorial, we will explain how to use Filter Forge and Photoshop to create a glamorous, sparkling, diamond and gold text effect.

How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design

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Some of the coolest designs can be created with the simplest of tools. In this tutorial we’ll create a cool abstract poster design using nothing more than a hexagon. With careful composition, an enticing colour scheme and a series of textures you can easily create a great looking design that would work perfectly as a poster, or even artwork for a book or album cover.

Quick Tip: How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop]

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In this tutorial, it will explain how to create a metallic text effect using layer styles in Photoshop.

Create Abstract Photo Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements

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In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create this Abstract Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements. Along the way, you will learn how you can apply layer masks to image adjustment layers to create unique effect, as well as learning to blend texture and to use various elements to create great abstract effect.

Illustrator

Easy Bomb-Omb In Illustrator

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I’m going to show a beginner tutorial of how to create a Super Mario’s Bomb-Omb is just a few steps, you don’t have to be good at drawing or even at Illustrator to do it.

How to Create a Pub Chalk Board UI in Adobe Illustrator

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It will show you how to create a user interface for a smart phone quiz game in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I’ll be creating a UI similar to a public house chalk board and creating a wood pattern with the Pattern Tool to add a wooden frame.

How to Create a Detailed Fire Extinguisher in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed fire extinguisher illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be creating base shapes using basic shapes and the Pathfinder panel and then adding detailing with gradients and the Appearance panel.

How to Create a Vector Pencil in Adobe Illustratorpencil

In the following tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a the base shapes to create a pencil. We’ll continue to add depth to the pencil and add some finishing touches with the help of some custom brushes.

Web And Design Articles

Front-End Web Developmentfront-end

The state of front-end web development has changed significantly over the last couple of years. Perhaps it was the introduction of responsive design in early 2010, the release of a retina iPad and, shortly thereafter, the retina Macbook pro in mid-2012, or Adobe “killing” mobile flash in late 2011 that prompted the change.

How to Use Icon Fonts in Your Websiteicon-fonts

Icon fonts are quickly becoming a web design trend and there is a good reason for that. Creating icons with icon fonts gives designers the ability to manipulate the icons with CSS. The days of creating two different icon images for rollovers or effects are long gone. Now we can easily change color, size, and even animate the icons just as we would most other HTML elements.

Preparing For A Front-End Job Interviewfront-end-interview

Moving on from your current job or stepping out into the real world once you’ve completed your studies can be daunting. Taking time to do a little preparation goes a long long way.

9 Clues That Your New Freelancing Gig May Actually Be a Scam9-clues

When I began freelancing, one of the things I was most afraid of was failing victim to a work-from-home scam. As a result, I was super cautious. I checked and double-checked every potential client carefully. If something didn’t seem right, I didn’t pursue it.

Sneak Peek Into The Future: Selectors, Level 4html5

We’ve been working hard to spread the goodness of CSS3, and now it’s obsolete? In fact, nothing’s wrong. It’s just natural evolution — a process that will help CSS as a whole — because “Level 3” and “Level 4” just follow the naming convention of the various documents of the specification.

 

Freebie

45 iOS Tab Bar Iconsios-icons

I’m going to show a beginner tutorial of how to create a Super Mario’s Bomb-Omb is just a few steps, you don’t have to be good at drawing or even at Illustrator to do it.

Simple Free Abstract Black And White Patternabstract-pattern

The pattern set comes in two different colors black and white. Its a great abstract pattern to incorporate into your print and web projects. Download, and enjoy.

Retro Vector Crests (PSD)retro-crests

The pattern set comes in two different colors black and white. Its a great abstract pattern to incorporate into your print and web projects. Download, and enjoy.

Artesia – A Free Website PSD Templateweb-template

Artesia is a 6 page PSD site template. The design features a very clean grid based design and well organized layers. The design is simple and elegant allowing you to expand upon the layout or use the design as is. The template utilizes 2 free Google web fonts.

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  • http://www.absolutewebdesign.co.uk/ Ian Harte

    Really cool tutorials, can’t wait to have a look and a play around when I get the chance! hopefully will turn into some great web design work. Thanks a bunch!

  • http://www.clippingpathzone.com/ Sila Mahmud

    Incredible work man!