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May’s Tutorial Roundup
It’s time for another monthly Tutorial Roundup! We’ve got over 20+ awesome new tutorials, resources, and links for you to feast your eyes upon, some which you simply can’t afford to miss (Like, how to hack your camera to support RAW)! Read up folks!
Our Tutorial Picks
Each month, we try to pick tutorials that are outstanding in quality and usefulness. We tend to pick tutorials that encompass design, although we let a few others slip in if they are really great! If you found any that we may have missed, feel free to share them in the comments!
Or maybe you could use some more elegant swirls and curls as demonstrated in Veerle’s Tutorial!
After reading through Fredrik’s tutorial on RAW Photography
here at Tutorial9, you may have been disappointed to learn that your Point-and-Shoot camera may not support RAW. Well, here’s a guide that may help you “hack” your handheld into supporting RAW after all!
Grow some grass on your text with this incredible grass text effect in Photoshop!
Speaking of Grass, Vladstudio has put together a really incredible tutorial showing off the process for creating the “Diving” wallpaper with a grassy theme.
A walkthrough for creating an eery-eye effect in Photoshop from stock photography.
Create some reflective, liquid type in Photoshop without the use of any source images. The end result is really beautiful!
A really simply technique for creating some stunning realistic smoke in Adobe Photoshop.
A very detailed guide to creating an animated 3D poker chip using Adobe Illustrator.
No need for real brushes to create this great watercolor effect! PSDTUTS combines some killer brushes with an awesome technique to create wonderful watercolor art right in Photoshop!
Smashing Magazine has put together a comprehensive guide to using the divine proportion in web design. The use of this “rule” can really help you put together well laid out, easy to follow websites, and is something all designers should at least have a grasp of.
Why not continue your study of the divine proportion mentioned above in this fantastic article outlining the use of the Golden ration in your artwork!
Inspirational & Useful Picks
Being a designer can be tough. Half of the battle when creating something is simply finding a good source of inspiration. These links are intended to help get yourself motivated, help you along the way, and get the creative process rolling!
Our very own Isaac Murray has put together a very comprehensive list of Stock Photography websites for both Free and Commercial use!
Continuing with lists, Fuel Your Creativity has a comprehensive list of Photoshop brush resources for you to enjoy.
Alyssa Anduiza shares some of her favorite videos she found on Youtube displaying excellence in Kinetic Typography. A must see for the typographic enthusiast!
Changethethought points out that Blanka has opened a Flickr account revealing some of there incredible vintage posters they have either sold or have for sale. You can check out their Flickr account here.
AisleOne posted about this bold, simple, communicative packaging done by Good Creative. It’s professional, vibrant, and very well done.
There is some really impressive work in depthCORE’s latest installment of artpacks.
Over 40 beautiful hand selected icon sets from deviantART.
A few of our Community Forum members have listed some of their favorite Firefox Add-ons over in the forums. You might find one or two that could come in handy!
Find any great tutorials or links that we may have missed? Be sure to share them in the discussion below!