Best Of Web And Design In March 2011

  • March 31st, 2011
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March madness has finally come to an end a jam packed month full of some great design tutorial worth downloading. This is great wrap up if you enjoy you more than welcome to share your thoughts in a comment below.


How to Create a Cute Piggy Bank in Perspective with Adobe Illustratorpig

Many people have difficulty in drawing objects in perspective. Most of the time it helps if you have that particular object in front of you, but we still need our imagination.The most important aspects of perspective are size and distance. If you increase the distance between you and the object you are observing, you need to decrease the size of that object. That way you can achieve a nice depth effect in your illustrations.

Create a Vector, Space Rocket in Illustrator CS5


In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a colorful rocket from simple geometric forms and 3D effects. We’ll use filters like Blur to create smoothness and movement in some of the illustration elements. Effects like Inner Glow will also be used to accentuate the depth of the 3D forms.

Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator


This is a advanced tutorial, however with you’re a illustrator beginner you won’t find bigger problems to do it, since I tried to explain it the best way possible, enjoy it guys :) .

How To Create A Beautiful Windmill Illustration Using Illustrator


Windmills have been around for centuries and although their construction evolved through time the idea remains the same. Let this tutorial be a tribute to those old fashioned windmills that are hardly met these days.


Make A Colourful Retro Themed Design


In this Photoshop tutorial, you will create a retro-themed scene that utilizes different lighting effects and arrangements. We will discuss how to create various lighting effects, different techniques to gain depth, ways of putting together a composition, a cool “RGB split” effect and much, much more.

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster


In this tutorial I will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures.

Meteorite Impact Photoshop tutorial


Welcome to another Photoshop tutorial. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a building hit by a meteorite. I tried to simplify it so that less advanced users can follow it. I’ll show you how to create a realistic smoke trail and a meteorite using only Photoshop filters and custom brushes. All stock images used in this tutorial can be downloaded for free. Hope you like the final result.

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop


It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper and wood. Today I will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes. So… give it a try

Web And Design Articles

Farewell IE6


The year was 2003. I was working on my first website out of college. It was a personal portfolio geared towards landing my first job in the industry. I was trying to build a site unlike anything prospective employers would have seen before.

Code Your Own Juicy Tabbed Slider (using the Nivo Slider)


Go ahead and download the latest version of the Nivo Slider from their page. The version we’ll be using is Version 2.4, but unless they completely overhaul their entire codebase, chances are very good that the steps in this tutorial will still work in version 2.5, 2.6, and ever onward.

SEO Checklist: 60 essential checks before launching a website


Launching a brand new website or publishing a new site version is typically a straight forward process given that it is well planned and well organized. Failing to take into account all the known ranking factors or failing to build an SEO-friendly website can lead to low rankings in Search Results.

WordPress Tip #1 – Page Content on the Posts Page


If you’ve used WordPress a fair bit, you’re probably familiar with the practice of using a ‘static page’ as your home page, and specifying another page to act as your ‘posts page’ (which displays a list of your posts).

The ABCs of Web Development


Web development can often be an utterly perplexing affair. Today, aimed at beginners, I’d like to introduce you to twenty six concepts or technologies, each mapping to a letter of the alphabet. Sounds wonky? It probably is! Let’s get started after the jump.

Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business


User experience design for the Web (and its siblings, interaction design, UI design, et al) has traditionally been a deliverables-based practice. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups and the ever-sacred specifications document (aka “The Spec”) helped define the practice in its infancy. These deliverables crystallized the value that the UX discipline brought to an organization.

Five Useful Coding Techniques for Building a Dynamic Websitecoding-techniques

The ideal web experience for the average Internet user is one that feels both intuitive and interesting. The best websites create the sense that the future is now, and that users already know how it works.

Dear Web Design Community, Where Have You Gone?


As Web craftsmen, we are living in exciting times today. The frenetic pace of evolution in our industry has created remarkable opportunities for our work. Our established set of design and coding practices is more comprehensive than it has ever been before. Our designs are becoming more usable, our code more scalable, our layouts more responsive.


Battery PSD & icons


The battery design comes in 3 colors in source PSD file with each graphic organized in named folders.  Also, the battery graphics are isolated on a transparent PNG background for use as icons in sizes 512×512 and 256×256 pixels.

Ice candy PSD & icons


The ice candy design comes in 3 colors along with source PSD file with each graphic organized in named folders.  Also, the ice candy graphics are isolated on a transparent PNG background for use as icons in sizes 512×512 and 256×256 pixels each.

Incredibly Detailed Drinks Icon Pack


This is incredibly detailed icon set based on popular drinks, the icons are almost photo-realistic in quality and are 512x512px resolution each.

A Free High Quality Seamless Vector Petal Pattern


A great free petal pattern which is available for free download. This awesome pattern is available as free scalable vector pattern. The pattern is also available to be used within commercial and non commercial design projects.


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