Best Design Resources of September 2008
The ending of the summer expands into the design world as September hasn’t been that productive and inspiring for designers like July or August. Nevertheless here are the CLD design picks for September 2008.
Before we start be sure to take a look at the previous issues :
- Best Design Resources of August 2008
- Best Design Resources of July 2008
- Best Design Resources of June 2008
This tutorial is just an exercise I did with my friend Cameron trying to create a Nike ad, it’s not commercial, it’s just because we love some of their ads and we’d love to be able to design one, maybe someday. So in this tutorial we will use some images and play with Blend Modes and Color Adjustments to create a really cool Nike Ad in Photoshop.
This tutorial should hopefully have you adjusting and touching up all your photos at an intermediate level in no time. the techniques and principles can ten be applied in doing other things within photoshop.
Learn how to take a every day, mundane photograph and turn it into a super-cool 70’s-like piece of art. We’ll go over everything from picking the right picture, to finding the right textures.
Tutorial teaching you how to create a side-scrolling portfolio site. If you’re planning to get serious in the design industry then you need to get yourself an online portfolio. Here I’m going to show you how to draft up the layout in Photoshop then next time I’ll be showing you how to code it in html/CSS.
In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in photoshop.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a complete grunge home page design. We’ll design the header, sidebar, body, footer, and style everything to work together in a heavily textured and worn design.
In this tutorial we learn some original Photoshop techniques through the creation of a CD cover. Some useful methods of enhancing workflow and efficiency are shown like using smart objects. The image we are creating will be in the style of some of the Ministry of Sound CD’s. We will explore a creative use of the displace filter in order to distort some of the image.
10 free high resolution textures divided into 2 sets. Almost all paper textures are a stunning 3000px wide.
500+ Excellent High Quality Free Tribal Brushes in Photoshop selected from deviantArt.
In this list, you can find patterns of fire, Christmas, floral, Saint Valentine, stone… and many more.
A little list of free SEO analysing tools that I use. Hope you find them useful.
The main advantage of elegant CSS typography lies in its ability to be both attractive and improves the user experience. When chosen wisely and used carefully, it can be very effective to support the overall design.
The icons are available in the .png- and .ico-formats in the resolution 128×128px. AI-sources are also included in the package.
The icons are available in the .png-format in the resolutions 256×256px, 128×128px, 64×64px, 48×48px, 32×32px and 16×16px.
The icons are in Photoshop CS3 shape format (.csh)
This collection of 70 cute and cheeky vector animal characters provides a roundup of some fantastic fauna-based illustrations from across the web. We’ve got everything from bears to beavers to… well, weird—and strangely fat—Japanese-style bunnies.
The inspirational collection here ranges from portraits made from just Typographic characters to abstract art design using 3D software and type elements.
This collection includes Unit Rounded Bold, Helvetica Neue, Qlassik, Punk’s not dead, Chica Monospace, Kyra Lynn, Nicotine, Light Out, Anja Eliane and Danube.
They’re not the classic handwritten style but rather sketches of actual serif and sans serif fonts.
7 of the most used fonts by designers.
When it comes to freelancing and working on the web, few things are more important than the online applications that make it all possible. From project management, to invoicing, to contact management, and more — each of these apps play a critical role in running an online or freelance business.
With thousands of new blogs springing up every day, it can be quite daunting for a new user to be thrust into a new interface and blogging platform.
50 retro-style Illustrator brushes for free. Each brush is a series of randomly spaced out lines, in varied widths, lengths and colors, complete with corner objects. The corner objects are awesome because they will allow you to apply these brushes to practically any shape.
Pixel by painstakingly crafted pixel, artists create masterpieces styled as early video game art. Let’s take a look at some of the top pixel art studios and artists that will leave your mouth dripping with wet little squares.
This tutorial will look at taking a HTML/CSS template and turning it into a functioning WordPress theme.
A collection of excellent Adobe Illustrator tutorials that shows you exactly what needs to be done in order to create professional artworks using which tool and option.
Finding those little treasures are one of the great perks of categorizing 27,000 logos, as LogoLounge and a talented panel of judges just did in preparation for our fourth book.
20 extremely useful Firefox Add-ons that can help developers create websites more efficiently.
A website dedicated in collecting great wallpapers.
10 financial resources for freelancers
Free daily stock photography and vectors.
A list of the most reputable job boards that target high-end talent and offer a variety of opportunities. Job post duration is 30 days unless otherwise noted and most are free for applicants with a few exceptions. Cost is on a per job post basis.
Sometimes clients ask us to implement ‘not-so-unique’ elements into our designs and sometimes it seems almost impossible to convince them otherwise.