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11 Well Written Character Illustration Tutorials

By / Oct 2, 2009 / Tutorials

Adding characters and mascots to a web design is a great way to give a site personality and make it fun and memorable. Here are 11 well written tutorials that will teach you techniques for creating high quality character illustrations.

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21 Excellent 3D Text Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

By / Sep 20, 2009 / Tutorials

You don’t always need to use a 3D application to create beautiful 3D text. The tools in Photoshop and Illustrator, when used correctly, can help you achieve very nice results. Here are 21 of the best tutorials for creating 3D text effects using Photoshop and Illustrator. Some of these are for using Photoshop on it’s…

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How to Create Retro Art in Photoshop

By / Sep 15, 2009 / Tutorials

This was actually a brief given to me by up and coming UK band Rapids! For some poster art they wanted. They wanted a couple dancing with the heads replaced by an embellishment of the famous yellow ‘Acid face’ and done in a retro, cut & paste style.

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Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

By / Sep 8, 2009 / Tutorials

The use of colourful vector art is a great way to create an accessible and friendly webpage. When done well it is possible to create a rich and vibrant art style which will capture the imagination. We walk you through the basics to get you going on Photoshop CS and newer.

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30 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Vintage and Retro Style

By / Aug 31, 2009 / Tutorials

In past articles, we’ve shown you where to find plenty of great textures for vintage and retro style design. So now if you’re wanting to learn some techniques to put those to use, you’re in luck. Here are 30 very useful Photoshop tutorials that will teach you techniques to add vintage and retro elements to…

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13 Super Useful jQuery Content Slider Scripts and Tutorials

By / Aug 24, 2009 / Tutorials

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of websites lately have a featured area with content that slides or changes in some way. This is a great technique to show several pieces of content in a limited amount of space and a good way to engage the user. If you’ve been wondering how this is accomplished,…

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27 Useful Logo Design Tutorials and Tips

By / Aug 17, 2009 / Tutorials

I’m a web designer, but on a number of occasions I have been asked to design a logo as part of a web design project. I normally take on the task, but I don’t consider myself a logo design expert by any means. I know I have a lot to learn about this particular skill….

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18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

By / Aug 6, 2009 / Tutorials

Photo Manipulations can be a lot of fun and can produce powerful effects when well executed. There are a lot of tutorials out there that teach various photo manipulation techniques, but a lot them are old and, unfortunately, are a bit cheesy. In this post, I’ve tracked down the ones that are well written and…

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22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jul 19, 2009 / Tutorials

I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren’t what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rusty and unfamiliar with Illustrator. So, in an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at tutorials.

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13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

By / Jun 22, 2009 / Tutorials

Photography can either make or break a web design. This starts with the photographer and the camera, but more than likely, photos coming straight from the camera will require some type of adjustments or treatment in order to match the style of it’s surrounding design. Here are 13 Photoshop techniques that you should find useful…