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Best Of Web And Design In September 2010

  • September 30th, 2010
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The monthly wrap is another good collection of some great Photoshop tutorials which i’m sure you should check out will I’m sure will teach you some new Photoshop skills. If your more of an illustrator guy rather than Photoshop their certainly is  some illustrator tutorials, alongside a showcase of some of best freebies from September 2010.

Photoshop Tutorials

Create a Detailed Ornate Heraldic Design in Photoshop


Follow this step by step design process of my latest photo manipulation piece of a detailed ornate heraldic style emblem. The design features a range of flowing ornamental elements that surround a mean looking steer skull. We’ll use various photo manipulation techniques along with some useful Photoshop tips to create a realistic and impactful design.

Create a Blackberry Torch Using Photoshop and Illustrator


In this tutorial, you will draw a highly realistic blackberry torch using Photoshop and Illustrator. We’ll use Photoshop for basic shapes and shading and Illustrator for more complex shapes.

Create a wooden social media icontwitter-icon

This tutorial will show you a general process for making a wooden, grungy-themed social media icon in Photoshop. I was inspired to create this set (which I call “Derelict”) after having created the metallic equivalent for my free WordPress theme with the same name. This icon style is grungy, evokes emotion and, for once, doesn’t need you to use any glossy effects! The best part is, it’s really easy to make and you’ll be making a bunch of your own icons in no time.

Create a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshopimac

There is a lot that you can do in Photoshop with just a few select tools. Today, we will demonstrate how to create a realistic iMac icon in Photoshop that includes a 27-inch screen, a keyboard, and a mouse. Let’s get started!

Grunge Stone Woman Photo Manipulation in Photoshop


In this design tutorial, we are going to perform a photo manipulation of a beautiful woman breaking free from the confines of her stone prison. We will be using Photoshop to blend various images together along with a bit of brushwork, adjustment layers, and layer styles to create a masterful and compelling image.

Ilustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Fancy Gift Bow using Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic image of a gift bow using the Mesh Tool. With many uses including greeting cards, designs and even web banners, I’m sure you’ll find many uses for this fancy ribbon. You will also learn many helpful tips on how to use the gradient mesh to make conical gradients. Let’s get started!

How to create a glossy iconrss-icon

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy 3D RSS Icon. Using 3D Extrude, Bevel and Map Art options you will learn how to create the early shape. Even though we’re applying the RSS logo, you can use this effect with different logos.

How To Create a Gothic Blackletter Typographic Design


Blackletter or gothic script fonts are hugely popular in a range of modern cultures. Metal bands, tattoo artwork and extreme sports brands all make use of the awesome blackletter style. Often the sharp letter shapes are enhanced with elaborate swirls and decorations. Follow this step by step guide to customizing your own gothic typographic design, we’ll be modifying the original vector letters in Illustrator before moving over to Photoshop to add a cool distressed and metal effect finish to the artwork.

How to create a cassettetape

Do you have any of those at home? Even if they are considered retro elements, there are probably still a lot of people that continue to use them. Because retro style is very popular right now and besides that, they are just so nice! In this tutorial I’ll show you to create a standard D-C60 TDk cassette in just some minutes.

Web Design Articles

Giving Users Some Creditusers-credit

Websites are designed to be used by people of varying backgrounds, educations and technical levels. One of the challenges we face when designing for the Web is finding a way to create sites and applications that can be accessed by a widely disparate audience while avoiding the pitfall of sacrificing the quality of our work to cater to the dreaded ‘lowest common denominator.’

10 tutorials for gimphead-body

One of the best thing about Gimp is that you can do a wide range of things with It. Today I’ve collected 10 useful GIMP video tutorials, so  If you are a fan of  Gimp this is the right post for you.

960 Grid System is Getting Old960

For several years now the 960px grid system ( has been designers’ favorite pick to help structure and design web layouts. As screens and resolutions have gotten bigger, I’ve found that the 960

grid system does not always fit my needs. 20px gutters and only a 940px content area is a bit too small for the modern web. While designing Themify, I found a new grid layout that works quit well for designing in this day and age. If you’ve never heard of 960 I’ve detailed both it and this newer gird system below.

Use Google Analytics Advanced Segments To Find The Real Questions Your Visitors Askgoogle-anyltics

To do keyword profiling to find out what your customers are really searching for, to get into their minds and understand what it is they specifically ask, you don’t have to go far.


Hand Drawn Pastel Seamless patternfloral-patt

This pattern was a pleasure creating because the pattern was unique and and their is not many patterns on the web which use pastels to create a pattern, it was great to create a pattern which is outside  of the box. The pattern set includes a Photoshop pattern file which can be loaded straight into Photoshop, making it easier to play around and manipulate the patterns.

Freebie: 10 Social Media Iconssocial-icons

This pattern was a pleasure creating because the pattern was unique and and their is not many patterns on the web which use pastels to create a pattern, it was great to create a pattern which is outside  of the box. The pattern set includes a Photoshop pattern file which can be loaded straight into Photoshop, making it easier to play around and manipulate the patterns.

New Exclusive Freebie – Vector Illustrationsballs

We have a new set of vector illustrations available exclusively from Vectortuts+ as freebie for anyone to download. Crafted by Iaroslav Lazunov, you will find a great selection of vector illustrations in this set of detailed sports balls. These designs are perfect for sport designs, websites and blogs. Learn more at the jump!

A Free High Quality Smoke Photoshop Brush Setsmoke-brush

A great free high quality Photoshop smoke brush which is available to be used within commercial non commercial design projects. This brush looks like a realistic smoke effect which is a great touch to add to your designs.

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3 thoughts on “Best Of Web And Design In September 2010

  1. My favourite is definitely the wooden icon tut. Very simple, well explained and amazing result.

    Thanks for the list btw, will check some I missed.

  2. Its beautiful exciting that the mainstream media has altered the way it looks at this just dont you think? What old to neve live brought positive before discussed has misused. Frankly it is about epoch we comprehend a vary.

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