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Best Of Web And Design In June 2012

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I love these monthly roundups, having the chance to look back some of best web and design articles from the month. The web round contains a collection of some great Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials, certainly worth reading. Some must read articles about web design have also been included worth reading.

I hope you enjoy the monthly roundup, and would love to hear your thoughts on post in the comments section below.

Photoshop

Create a Diablo III Inspired Text Effect in Photoshopdemon-gameplay-golden-text-effect

If you’re a big fan of playing video games, then you are probably aware of the release of Diablo III. The Diablo franchise has been a popular video game title for over a decade. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a Diablo-inspired text effect in Photoshop.

How to create Colorful Abstract Fantasy Background in Photoshop CS5color-fantasy-abstract-background

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use Custom shapes, Brush Tool, and Gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to create smooth and colorful abstract background. You can use these techniques and elements to create your own fantasy poster! Layered PSD file included.

Create Dynamic Lighting Using Custom Brushes in Photoshopcustom-photoshop-brush-set

A spectacular light effect using a free custom Photoshop brush set.

Learn How to Photo Manipulate the Colorful Portrait ‘Transcendental’colrfulp-portrait

This tutorial will guide you on how to turn a plain portrait into a unique, colorful and complex piece of art. You will learn how to modify resources and blend them into the piece, as well as adjustment layers and masking techniques.

Illustrator

How to Create the Star of Africa Diamond Using Adobe Illustrator and Astute Graphics’ pluginsdiamond

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector diamond. Every diamond has a complex shape, especially when it comes to the largest and most beautiful diamond which is the Star of Africa. In order to simplify the upcoming work, use VectorScribe and DrawScribe plugins which really help when drawing geometric artwork.

How to Make a Table Tennis Vector Illustrationtable-tennis

In this tutorial, It will show you how to make your own table tennis illustration that includes a ping-pong paddle and ball. We’ll be using the Rectangle Tool, Pen Tool and gradients. Also we’ll use the 3D Extrude and Bevel options. If you have some experience working with Adobe Illustrator and want to take your vector illustration skills to the next level, then get your skills moving with this tutorial.

Vector Drawing with a Graphic Tablet (Part 1 – Path Creation)

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In this article It discuss how to configure the Graphic Tablet for easy operation and configuration of Illustrator’s standard vector drawing tools to create a variable width path for illustrations. I will also describe several practical exercises that allow you to quickly master the Graphic Tablet. In the second part of this article, you will learn how to color vector illustration with the help of the Graphic Tablet.

Draw a Compact Camcorder in Illustratorcompact-comcorder 

In this article It discuss how to configure the Graphic Tablet for easy operation and configuration of Illustrator’s standard vector drawing tools to create a variable width path for illustrations. I will also describe several practical exercises that allow you to quickly master the Graphic Tablet. In the second part of this article, you will learn how to color vector illustration with the help of the Graphic Tablet.

Webdesign

A Beginner’s Guide to Wireframingwireframing

Wireframing is an important step in any screen design process. It primarily allows you to define the information hierarchy of your design, making it easier for you to plan the layout according to how you want your user to process the information. If you’ve yet to use wireframing, it’s time to get your feet wet.

Up and Running With Custom Post Types Part 2custom-post-types

In this post, it will cover creating Taxonomies for your custom post types, creating custom fields and meta boxes, saving your data and using it in your WordPress themes.

Easily Customize WordPress’ Default Functionalitycustomise-wordpress

The absolute best thing about WordPress is how flexible it is. Don’t like the theme? Just change it. Need added functionality? There is probably a plugin you can download or buy. If not, build it yourself! You can change pretty much anything about WordPress. In this article, we’ll go over some easy ways to customize WordPress that you might not know about.

15 Best CSS Practices to Make Your Life Easiercss

CSS was started in 1997 to help website developers create and design their own attractive web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a type of language used to change the format and look of documents written. There are different types of CSS, but it is widely used and supported on all browsers.

Get Better At The Internet: 17 Pro Tips For Every Industry

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There are a lot of cool things happening on the internet these days, learning and understanding why these strategies are powerful will create opportunities in your own industry. Just because you run a blog doesn’t mean you can’t learn from sites like Zappos and Yelp and vice versa.

Freebies

Academic Icon Set (10 Icons + PSD Source)academic-icon-set

A free set of icons related to education and academia—commissioned by PixelsDailyexclusively for Smashing Magazine and the design community. The icons are available as transparent PNGs as well as Photoshop PSDs in a size of 128×128 pixels. The icons are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Ecology Icon Setecolgy

A free set of icons related to education and academia—commissioned by PixelsDailyexclusively for Smashing Magazine and the design community. The icons are available as transparent PNGs as well as Photoshop

Rays of Light Photoshop Brush Setcustom-photoshop-brush-set

This brush set is excellent for creating modern, abstract style artwork. The brushes can be used to quickly create lighted backgrounds around subjects. Layer the brushes and add an outer glow layer style to intensify the glow effect.

Vibrant Retro Style Seamless Petal Patternpetal-pattern

A retro vibrant seamless petal pattern. The inspiration behind creating this pattern was looking at 1970s retro poster designs. The pattern comes in variety of vibrant colour schemes. The pattern is truly a great set, which I’m sure you will enjoy.

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  • http://www.designpanoply.com Design Panoply

    I just found Creative Nerds for the first time. I love finding new blogs.

    Good list! I really like those academic icons.

    Maybe we’ll make the list next time ;)

    – John

  • http://rodleg.wordpress.com/tutoriels/ Rodleg

    amazing selection of tutorials & freebies, thanks

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    very, very good, cool, thanks

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    the tutorial ended up really great result.