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Best Of Web And Design In May 2012

  • May 31st, 2012
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This months roundup has to be my personal favourite from this year. There seemed to have been a drought of good Photoshop tutorials of as late, but really have seen some fantastic one this month.  A great a collection of some free design resources, which i recommend you download, their pretty awesome.

What’s your favourite article featured in the online web community throughout may ? Would love to hear in the comments below.


How to Draw a Leica Camera in Photoshop


Leica is considered one of the most prestigious camera brands. In this tutorial, you will draw one of the most notable Leica cameras in Photoshop, the Leica M1.

Playing with Timeline in Photoshop CS6time-line 

So in this tutorial it will show you a simple animation using the new timeline and some light effect tricks. The whole process is super simple and won’t take you more than 20 minutes.

Quick Tip: Create a Metallic Copper Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshopgolden-text-effect

In this tutorial you will explain how to create a metallic copper text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Design a “Texts Drop in Water” Typography Effect in Photoshopwater-typography-effect

In this Photoshop tutorial, It will show you the steps I took to Design a “Letter Drops into Water” Typographic Effect in Photoshop. This is intermediate level Photoshop tutorial, have a try!



Create a Frog Prince in Adobe Illustratorprince-frog

Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand.

Create a Keyboard Button Using Adobe Illustratorkeyboard-button-illustration-tutorial

Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between

Create a Detailed Lifebuoy Illustrationlife-boy-illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic lifebuoy graphic. You’ll start with a bunch of concentric circles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we create the starting shapes we’ll continue with some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects plus some basic masking techniques.

How to Create Snooker App Icon Using Adobe Illustrator and SubScribe Designer PluginSNOOKER

You no longer need to know complex geometric construction techniques to create a detailed and precise graphics. All you need is theSubScribe plugin which is free to all DrawScribe, VectorScribe and Phantasm CS v2 customers! It will make all the calculations for you.


Web design articles

CSS3 For Internet Explorer: Handy Compatibility Tools and Resourcescss3-for-internet-explorer

CSS3 has changed the way of representing websites, with lots of advanced properties like border-radius, box-shadow, border-image, transform etc. CSS3 gives web designers complete independence to achieve the desired results. CSS3 has opened up many exciting options to refresh the creativity levels of a designer. Despite being futuristic web styling technology, CSS3 has not yet been accepted completely, or in other words we can say CSS3 still has a long way to go to prove itself to the entire community of web designers.

Mastering CSS Gradients in Under an Hourred-gradient

If you’re just curious about how to use CSS Gradients, this is the place for you. You’ll start with the basics of syntax to very advanced effects with lots of tips and examples.

How I Increased My Search Traffic by 200% in 6 Months


Guest blogging is currently among the most popular marketing tactics, and you can be sure findguides on guest blogging almost anywhere you go online.

Five Quick Web Design Tips From Team Envatoquick-webdeign-tips

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks in Malaysia at the 2012 Envato Meetup. What a place! During our stay there I took the opportunity to glance over my colleagues’ shoulders, picking up tips and tricks as they worked. Here are five brilliant web design tips from the Envato team which I reckon you’ll love.


6 Free High Resolution Plastic Wrap Textureswraptextures

A free texture pack that’s a little different, but I hope it will help you create some cool effects in your artworks. This pack contains 6 high resolution plastic wrap textures that are not only handy for creating packaged product effects, but can also be used to add some cool grungy distress marks to your designs.

Football Social Icon Setfootball-social-media-icons

Euro 2012 is around the corner and what could be better to kick off this amazing football tournament with our readers than offering a set of football social media icons!

Free Ultimate Blurred Background Packblurred-backgrounds

This free resource contains 20 soft blurred background textures. These images are great for web use, or as a product display. The patterns are beautiful and abstract. The download also includes a PSD file containing all of the images in separate layers so that you can edit the reflection layer, adjust blending modes, or invert the color tones.

12 White Stone Wall Grunge Texturesstone-wall-textures

If you’ve been looking for a simple but versatile set of stone grunge textures, these should suit you well. Each one is 4500×3000 and will work great as stand-alone background or as one element of a texture-build.

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