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The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009

By / Dec 11, 2009 / Tutorials

During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’re picking the best of the best in design resources created this year. This week our focus is on vector tutorials. Vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator that are used to create scalable graphics are ideal for creating such things…

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The Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009

By / Nov 18, 2009 / Tutorials

In our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve already shown you the best free fonts and the best free icon sets. So as this year is getting closer to it’s end, we’re going to continue in this article and present to you our picks for the best Photoshop tutorials of 2009. There were so many amazing…

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10 Fresh jQuery Tutorials to Enhance Navigation Menus

By / Oct 15, 2009 / Tutorials

A few years ago, when designers wanted to add cool effects to the navigation of a website they used Flash. We all know the types of problems that caused. Now with the growing popularity of javascript frameworks like jQuery, those same types of “Flash-like” effects can be achieved without Flash. Here are 10 jQuery tutorials…

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Create a New Retro Text Effect in Photoshop

By / Oct 7, 2009 / Tutorials

Faking aged, printed media has been massive since the ‘grunge’ style first became mainstream years ago. Textured work with a vintage feel is still very popular, but more recently it’s the ‘new retro’ style that’s captured the imagination. The general idea is to create a vision of the future… from the past.

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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,…