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Creative Bookmarks: Best of May 2009

May’s over, and we’ve got the best from last month to share with you. Take a looksie, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!

Photoshop Tutorials

How to Create a Steampunk Style Illustration in Photoshop

Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading.

Master 3D Texturing and Rendering

The new version of Photoshop makes importing and handling 3D files a snap. Justin Maller shows you how to go about texturing and integrating 3D with your composition

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create some custom type in illustrator, and then create a stunning Milk typography effect in Adobe Photoshop. This effect is sure to impress.

Great Watercolor Logo Technique for Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial has a great, quick technique for creating watercolor inspired designs in Photoshop. The tutorial includes a free PSD source file.

Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop

Use this Photoshop Tutorial to create a stylish glossy mail envelope icon. This tutorial is recommended for users with moderate to advanced experience with Photoshop.

Illustrator Tutorials

Creating an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

This tutorial shows one way of compiling various geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition in Illustrator, then how to polish it all up with some transparency effects to create a trendy vector illustration.

Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster

The always-helpful Veerle lends a hand over at Vector Tuts and shares a great new tutorial showing how to create a poster with a strong geometric central design, which utilizes flowing blends, masks shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work.

How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop

Want to spruce up your desktop and at the same time impress your friends? Why not create a vector landscape wallpaper? In this simple tutorial, you will learn how to create an eye-appealing wallpaper quickly and effectively. Let’s get to it!

Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon In Adobe Illustrator

GoMediaZine has a new Illustrator tutorial that will show you how to draw a Twitter-inspired mascot. You’ll go through the process of turning a sketch into a stylish illustration.

Web Tutorials

Placing a CSS background image horizontally right on an h2 using a span element

Quick and simple tutorial that will help you apply backgrounds to headings without any strange syntax involved.

The CSS Overflow Property

There are four values for the overflow property: visible (default), hidden, scroll, and auto. There are also sister properties overflow-y and overflow-x, which enjoy less widespread adoption. This post takes a look at each and then discusses some common uses and quirks.

Creating Consistently Colorful User Experiences

Color is one of the most important parts of your website. However, far too often color enters the equation as an afterthought, or worse, not all all. This isn’t adequate. Color helps define how users perceive information. To add to the complexity of this issue, most of the judgements people make about your site’s color schemes are subconscious. They may not provide any feedback about your site’s color, but they’re always thinking about it.

See Part 2 as well.

How to Set Up a Killer WordPress Testing Environment Locally

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up WordPress Mu locally so that it can be viewed in VMWare Fusion, a piece of software that allows for cross-browser testing on Microsoft XP and Vista. This tutorial is for Mac users only. It’s possible to run similar setups on PC.

Freebies, Inspiration & Resources

Unbelievable Illustrations for T-Shirt Designs

T-shirts are a dime a dozen. These stylish works of art deserve far more attention than your ordinary apparel.

Download “Gallery”: A Free WordPress Theme

Another free WordPress Theme released by Smashing Magazine. Gallery is a theme that is specially tailored for portfolios and showcases.

Cute Critters Free Icon Pack

The Cute Critters Icon Pack is a free Icon set with 13 painfully cute critters, created exclusively for the viewers of Tutorial9 by Elio Rivero of ilovecolors.

Freebie: 14 Exclusive Floral Stamps Vectors

Asmaa Murad, from Aivault, has created an awesome set of floral stamps for Vectips! Download the set of 14 floral stamps and see what you can create with them.

Business Card Design: Better Than A Plain Ol’ Business Card

If you’re proud of your creative business card, you’ll probably find something here that will quickly put yours to shame. Smashing Magazine has an outstanding roundup of great business card designs.

Burnout

Web professionals are often expected to be “always on”—always working, absorbing information, and honing new skills. Unless our work and personal lives are carefully balanced, however, the physical and mental effects of an “always on” life can be debilitating.

Flavour Extended: The Ultimate Icon Set For Web Designers

Over 450 (yes, four-hundred-fifty) stylish web icons available for free download. The best part: they can be used in any projects commercial or non-commercial without any restrictions. Be sure to spread the word!

Free Vectors: Engraved Ornaments

These free vectors are engravings from currency and old documents. Most of them came from the previous generation of American paper money. Another quality release from BittBox.

Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography

A beautiful collection of floral typography and also some outstanding tutorials that will help you to master the technique or at least get some understanding of how this technique can be used.

GoMedia Sampler Pack 15

Another outstanding free sampler vector pack release from GoMedia. Their work is always top notch. Don’t forget, you can use the coupon code tutorial9 for a 10% discount for all other packs, and also download an extra exclusive free pack at Tutorial9.

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    ฟังเพลงใหม่ (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm

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    ร้าค้าออนไลน์ store online (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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    โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) January 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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    chaiyasitpanya (1 Point) October 27, 2009 at 7:33 am

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    James Hakim (1 Point) June 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Great stuff, thanks David!

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    Osama (1 Point) June 7, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Great.. I like it
    thanks alot

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    Fatin Pauzi (1 Point) June 7, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Useful links. Thanks a lot.

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    studentpreneur (1 Point) June 6, 2009 at 1:19 am

    David the Master 3D Texturing and Rendering with the new
    new version of Photoshop is awesome. Definitely my new investment. Keep up the great work my friend!

    take care

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    Nice…Alot of Helpful things thx you =]

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    drawingclouds (1 Point) June 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Great list, Thanks you so much for featuring my Watercolor Color tutorial, I’ve been following tutorial9 for a long time and it’s an honor to be featured here.

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    Alvaris Falcon (1 Point) June 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Great list of tutorial and inspiration! I have added all great Photoshop tutorials of May into TutScout.com, you might have interest to take a look on our work to collect quality Photoshop tutorial, thanks! ;)

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    Great collection of links.

    I am a big fan of the Milk typography,

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    Shabu Anower (1 Point) June 3, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Great collection, David :)

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    Oscar Manxz (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    great content this month. il be sure to rss

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    Antoine Guédès (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    It’s crazy how it’s useful, thank you !

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    T-Law (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Great roundup, thanks for useful collection.

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    Alex | Blogussion.com (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Really liking that icon set, nice roundup!

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    rinku726 (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Thanks David! I love the typography the best. :D

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    tasarhane (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 4:26 am

    these are nice.. thanks..

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    Jannis (1 Point) June 2, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Nice collection of links.
    Well done.

    Thanks.
    J.

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