Best Of Web And Design In March 2013
Another monthly round-up features the best of the web for march The round-up features the best design tutorials from the on-line design community, alongside some great web and design articles worth reading. I hope you enjoy the round-up and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
My number one most popular tutorial from last year described the process of creating a trendy retro cityscape in Photoshop. I’ve noticed the retro and vintage styles are still in vogue, so today let’s take a look at creating another design that captures the abstract theme of old album art. Follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial to manipulate a landscape photo with various color adjustments and lay out a typographic quote to create a retro style landscape design.
Firefighters do so much to help keep us safe. In this tutorial, we will honor our firefighters by creating a digital painting that depicts a firefighter coming to the rescue.
In this Photoshop Tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a simple Plastic Beach Ball with nice colored stripes using basic shapes, Layer Styles and a few Filters.
In this tutorial, Martin Perhiniak will continue working on the postcard that he began in Part 1 of this tutorial. In this part we will add the finishing touches to the postcard using adjustments layers, masks, text, and some layer styles.
Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a master illustrator to create cool artwork, just using simple shapes and limiting yourself with a small colour palette can result in some great designs and artworks. In this tutorial we’ll use Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools to create a stylized landscape scene illustration then finish it off in Photoshop with the addition of some texturing.
In this new Tutorial, you’ll create a Vintage Clock icon in Illustrator, using basic shapes, vibrant colours, some filters to create and using a few tricks. This tutorial is great for beginners to understand a few tricks and tools in Illustrator.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tutorial on making a decadent ice cream sundae illustration. Working in Adobe Illustrator with heavy use of the Pen Tool (P), Gradient Tool (G), and a focus on building each element from the ground up, I’ll combine a tasty treat and our favorite scalable medium.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an adorable cartoon Little Red Riding Hood with her basket and bunch of flowers. You will use the Pen Tool (P) and basic shapes such as the Rectangle Tool (M), the Ellipse Tool (L) and the Polygon Tool. This is a great tutorial for those who are getting the hang of Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools.
Web and Design Articles
Over the last two years of working at Buffer, I’ve come to learn that there are a few preconceived notions, stereotypes, clichés, and commonsense knowledge about startups that simply aren’t true.
I find it particularly interesting when other developers share their workflow tips and tricks. It can be very helpful to take a sneak-peak into somebody else’s development world and find out what tools they are using to make their own life easier.
The following is a guest post by Roman Rudenko, a mad scientist at Mobifywhere he’s tasked with understanding why browsers misbehave and with cajoling them into playing nice. When he’s not coding, Roman is learning to ride a motorbike without crashing into too many solid objects.