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Creative Bookmarks: Best of July 2010
We’re a week late due to some server trouble last week. Now that we’re back to smooth sailing, we’re bringing you a new edition of Creative Bookmarks. Enjoy!
In this tutorial, from PSDTuts+, you’ll learn how to create a piece of artwork called “Beauty of Gold” that starts off with jus t a simple stock photo.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a medieval castle gate using Photoshop’s tools and simple photo manipulation tricks and techniques.
This hybrid tutorial combines the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Cinema 4D to create an amazing typographic masterpiece.
This tutorial, from Colorburned, teaches you how to use Photoshop to create a beautiful and attractive beer advertisement.
In this tutorial, by Carol Rivello, she walks you through the step-by-step process of creating a beautiful illustration for her sister’s blog.
This great tutorial, Chris Spooner, teaches you how to create planets and nebula for an awesome Star Trek inspired space scene.
In this great tutorial by Chris Spooner, you’ll learn how to create the unique look of analog photography with some very simple steps in Photoshop.
This tutorial teaches you how to use Photoshop to create an icon that combines a photograph of an apple together with the Apple logo to make the “Real Apple Logo”.
This great tutorial, from WeGraphics, gives you an excellent look into the precision and detail that goes into creating icons. A must read for those who are interested in icon design.
This tutorial, at first was a photo retouching tutorial that transformed into the manipulation of an image of a beautiful model that screams meloncholy and darkness.
This great tutorial, from Design Instruct, teaches you how to create a beautiful website layout for a photography portfolio.
In this excellent tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an extremely detailed pencil and paper scene that uses advanced tricks and techniques to create a photo-realistic end result.
An great tutorial, from VectorTuts+, that walks you through creating a “still life” composition and then add some style to it with Adobe Illustrator.
This fun tutorial, from VectorTuts+, walks you through creating, from a sketch, some shiny ballon lettering and the accompanying illustration.
This tutorial shows you how to create a seamless vector pattern that can be a useful technique for many different projects.
In this tutorial, you’ll use various vector shapes and other tools to create a cool looking emblem.
This is a great tutorial that uses jQuery and the Yahoo API to display the weather on your website by changing the your predesigned backgrounds.
This tutorial on Line25, shows you how to create a working HTML page from this Photoshop layout, that will later become a fully functional WordPress theme.
This excellent article is like a basic introduction to HTML5. As we all know, technologies are always changing and although HTML5 won’t be complete anytime soon, it’s powerful features can and should be used now.
Usually when designing a website, we’re constantly refreshing the browser to see the changes. This great screencast from NETTuts+ shows you how to instruct the browser to do it automatically.
In this great screencast, Chris Coyier talks about Textmate, a Mac-only text-editor, and it’s wonderful features. After watching this, I’m convinced that I need a copy!
It has been reported that the majority of people on the internet scan websites for information and don’t really read the entire page. To adapt to that fact, this great article gives excellent tips on how to write for the web.
Blogging for money can be difficult. However, it isn’t impossible. If you work hard and you give the blog time, you can earn money. This great article talks about how to make it happen.
Freebies, Inspiration & Resources
This is a beautiful showcase of Dan Matutina, an extremely talented graphic designer and illustrator from the Philippines.
See Also: Dan’s Website
This amazing work by Andrew Kim reveals the process of his personal project called the HTC 1. The design of this phone and the details of his design process are nothing less than inspiring.
Editorial design for me is one of the most interesting areas of graphic design. It involves making printed content legible yet, at the same time, appealing to the eyes. This is a great showcase of excellent editorial design in magazines.
When going through my RSS Feeds, I stumbled across this beautiful showcase that Vectips publishes every week. If you are into vector art or partial vector art, this is definitely for you.
It seems that the single page has been quite a trend so far this year. In this great showcase, Web Design Ledger, rounds up some inspiring single page websites.
This is an excellent article by Kat Neville, that talks about the importance of creating a style guide and what to include in it.
This excellent article, from Design Instruct, talks about some really cool printing methods and how to fit them in next project’s budget.
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