In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a guest tutorial from myself over on a fab design blog; an awesome illustrated skateboard deck design walkthrough; a roundup of cool CMYK designs; a list of influential design blogs; and web development app reviews from a range of pros from the industry.
Posts from October, 2009
I recently finished up a website redesign project with Andy Wheatley from IT-IS International Ltd. The project involved a redesign and rebuild of itisint.com, and used the WordPress application to cover the core functionality of the site. Let’s take a look at the process of tweaking WordPress to transform it from a blogging platform to taking on the job of a typical Content Management System.
We all use Photoshop on a daily basis, but I bet there’s at least one tip in this post that will give you the old ‘Why didn’t I know of this before’ moment! It’s tips like these that make the most common of tasks quicker and easier than ever to help speed up your Photoshop workflow.
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a collection of fab Illustrator tutorials; a showcase of a popular logo design trend; a roundup of inspiring ambigram logos; links to some great character design tutorials; and a tutorial documenting the process of creating an awesome visual illusion.
Follow this Photoshop tutorial to create an awesome distorted type design. Using a range of Photoshop brushes we’ll create the appearance of printed type that has come into contact with drops of water, breaking up the text with oversaturated drips, runs and splats.
A great looking design can be easily created by combining various textures and brushes. In this tutorial we’ll look at creating a cool grungy design based around some abstract 3D type, then apply a few finishing touches to really bring the design to life.