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Best Of Web And Design In October 2011

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Its the spookiest month of the year the month of Halloween. Surprisingly their has not been to many Halloween tutorials been released this month but nevertheless a great collection of some great Photoshop and illustrator tutorials as well as design articles.

 

Photoshop Tutorials

Create an Exploding Light Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial I wanted to take a look at a couple of techniques for an exploding text effect. I knew going into this tutorial that I wanted a thick heavy font with portions that are corroding and breaking apart with various explosions, and I want some dramatic lighting to punch it up a bit.

Flaming Car in Photoshop by Lincoln Soaresfalming-car 

This week’s tutorial it will show you how to create a flaming car. We saw this effect before and it’s quite simple but it’s a good exercise and the result is quite good. You can also apply this effect on other images.

Colorful Retro Text Effectneon-text-effect  

This tutorial you will show you how to use Photoshop brushes and layer styles to create an awesome colorful retro text effect.

Vintage Typography Experiment in Illustrator and Photoshopinspiration-speaks   

So in this tutorial It will show you how to create a nice vintage/retro typography based on an artwork from the book New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital AgeVintage Typography Experiment in Illustrator and Photoshop. The whole process will take you 2-3 hours, but it’s quite simple. However it requires time. I hope you enjoy it and keep practicing always.

 

 

Illustrator Tutorials

How To Create a Gruesome Zombie Illustrationskull-handdrawn 

Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a hand-drawn zombie illustration. We’ll use a photograph as a basic reference then use our Wacom tablet along with Illustrator’s vector brush tools to draw up various gruesome elements on our zombie character.

How To Create a Cute Hairy Vector Monster Charactermonster 

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cute vector monster character. You’ll create the character from basic shapes to give a cute and friendly appearance then we’ll bring the character to life with gradient colours and a detailed fur effect.

Create a Neat Ribbon in Adobe Illustratorribbon  

Holidays are arriving. One of the most necessary things for gift wrapping is the ribbon. Today we will be learning how to create a vector illustration of a beautiful red ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. All you need is the Pen Tool, 3D effect Extrude & Bevel and a good taste in color selection. This could be a nice practice for less skilled Pen Tool users.

FOLDED PAPER TEXT EFFECT IN ILLUSTRATORdesign-fold   

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a folded paper text effect in Illustrator.

 

Articles

We’re Evolving, But It’s Not the End of the Worldevolution 

Up until about ten thousand years ago we (man) were hunter-gatherers. The period following that saw us apply our brains a bit more and embrace agriculturalism. In any case, it’s only relatively recently that we’ve been able to survive without using the muscles and physical attributes which we’ve always depended on. I can’t help but feel that’s a shame.

10 Ways to Win Back a Former Client10-ways-to-win  

You may have heard this before: The fastest and easiest way to get work is with your former clients.

7 Blog Design Tips from a Content Strategist7ways   

As a content specialist, I prefer web designs that support content rather than conflict with or ignore it. Web designers should have a real appreciation of content strategybecause it is crucial in launching a successful blog.

10+ productivity tips when working from homeclock    

It does not matter if you work from home full time, or just for a few hours, distractions are always there. Social networking, games or internet itself is always much more fun then this task you are working on.

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  • http://www.webdevdiary.com Matt

    Thanks for featuring my tutorial (folded paper text effect in Illustrator)

  • http://www.paulund.co.uk Paul

    Some awesome photoshop tutorials, wish i knew more about photoshop.

  • http://www.outlookstudios.com Outlook Studios

    Nice list, can’t wait to check out the Photoshop tutorials. It’ll be fun!

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    Fantastic post. I really like the flaming car Photoshop tutorial – pretty amazing effect. And great combination or “list” as others are saying – these sites really contain some top notch material. Thats for sure!

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