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Creative Bookmarks: Best of April 2010
April was an amazing month with spring creativity oozing from everywhere. Here’s Creative Bookmarks April!
In this tutorial, from PSDTuts+, you’ll learn how to create a poster for a dance party using a textured and retro look that has become so trendy.
In this two-part tutorial you’ll learn how to create a typographic illustration without using any photos. You’ll build this composition from scratch using Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
See Also: Part Two
This tutorial shows you how to create a sleek and stylish MP3 interface using many of Photoshop’s tricks and effects that add depth and realism.
This tutorial, from WeGraphics, teaches you how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema4D to create a sci-fi inspired composition.
In this tutorial, from Abduzeedo, you’ll learn how to create a text effect inspired by the Clash of the Titans posters and artworks that will take you close to no time to accomplish.
This tutorial teaches you how to use brushes, custom shapes and stock imagery to create a dynamic and eye-pleasing piece of artwork.
In this great tutorial from Creative Fan, you’ll learn how to create a vibrant and colorful ad that combines different types of stock photography for an excellent result.
This tutorial teaches you how to use Photoshop’s various tools to create a practical and effective portfolio layout with a cloud-type theme.
In this tutorial, from Devise Function, you’ll learn how to creat a simple yet practical app website in Photoshop. Plus: The complete Photoshop file is free for download.
In this tutorial, from Design Instruct, you’ll learn how to use simple techniques and brushes in Photoshop to create an amazing composition.
Using real strips of paper as a model, this tutorial, teaches you how to create a retro-looking piece of type that uses Photoshop’s tools and techniques excellently.
In this excellent tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an extremely detailed speedometer icon in which you’ll learn many tricks and techniques essential to icon design.
See Also: Part Two
An outstanding, from VectorTuts+, proving that data can be beautiful. You’ll learn how to use graph tools and other techniques that will definitely come in handy.
In this tutorial, on Vectips, you’ll learn how to get grimy and create a text treatment using Illustrator’s Blob brush, Live Paint, and a pen tablet.
This tutorial teaches you some simple techniques, such as basic shapes, effects and gradients to create a great looking store icon.
In this great tutorial, from Vector Diary, you’ll learn how to use basic shapes and gradients to create a realistic television.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to go through the process of creating a typographical logo from scratch.
This great tutorial from VectorTuts+, inspired by the guys at Mulheres Barbadas, combines the use of Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop to create this brilliant illustration & type combo.
Starting from a sketch, this tutorial teaches you how to create a stylish pattern with Illustrator in only ten easy steps.
Illustrator’s 3D capabilities are amazing. This tutorial tutorial teaches you how to use them the right way to create a retro, arcade-looking, typographic effect.
Image slideshows can be a very useful technique to display multiple photos and maximizing space. This great tutorial, walks you through creating one of these using jQuery.
This tutorial on Line25, teaches you how to create a website from a Photoshop design into a coded website in HTML and CSS3.
See Also: How To Build Your Own WordPress Theme
This great screencast and written tutorial combo explains how to create great looking effects with CSS3 instead of using images, therefore, allowing for much more flexibility.
Twitter recently released @anywhere, which allows you to easily integrate Twitter’s capabilities into your personal site. This great tutorial from NETTuts+ shows you how.
HTML5 is a new technology that is changing and will continue to change web design. This is a great round-up of tutorials, from Web Design Ledger, that will help you embrace this new technology.
This is an excellent article/tutorial, from Design Informer, that explains and teaches you how to implement grids into your webdesigns. Not only is this article great; it’s custom design is incredibly impressive.
Also known as “resolution dependent layouts”, this tutorial by Chris Coyier, teaches you how to implement different CSS styles depending on the screen size.
Screencasts can be a great tool to engage with readers or teach in-depth techniques. This helpful article, from Webdesigner Depot, gives some excellent tips on how to do it right.
Freebies, Inspiration & Resources
Stock images can save you valuable time to work on more important parts of a project. This is a great round-up that has collected over 400 retro-themed vectors for your use.
This pack by Liam McKay comes with 42 high quality grunge brushes that are free for your use in any type of project.
This is a beautiful collection from Media Militia that’s filled with inspiring artwork that is guaranteed to get your creative gears working.
The 2010 World Cup is rapidly approaching and with it being held in South Africa, not only can we expect the soccer games to be exciting; we can also expect to learn about it’s culture, music and aproach to art.
The familiarity that we all have with punctuation makes their effectiveness as logos remarkably good. This is a great showcase of logos that use punctuation creatively to get their message across.
Today’s ads are more than just advertisements. To stand out from the rest, they need to be works of art that capture the eye of potential costumers. This is a showcase of ads that accomplish that.
This is a great collection of 20 clean white letterpress business cards that are sure to inspire. The white and minimal design of these cards, give you a sense of quality and elegance.
This is a great article where PSDTuts+ Editor, Sean Hodge, gives some great insight on evaluating the graphic design curriculum at your university.
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