Best of the Design Web: February 2017

Welcome back to Best of the Design Web, where we feature some of the best design tutorials of this past month! Tackle new and exciting projects from across the web and let us know your favorites in the comments!10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web How to Create a Valentine’s Sweater Illustration in Adobe Illustrator…

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How to Create a Computer Peripherals Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a set of four computer peripherals, using the same body as the central structure to which we will add all the key features that make each object stand out. As always, we’re going to rely on the use of some basic geometric…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Cut Back on Digital Clutter and Regain Your Focus The Idiot’s Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required How to… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Coding Icon

Today we’re going to get our geek on, and learn how to create a simple retro-looking coding icon, using nothing more than the usual geometric shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. That being said, grab that coffee mug and let’s jump into it! Tutorial Details: Coding Icon Program:…

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Tip of the Week: The Friendly Alien Easter Egg

This InDesign tip on the friendly alien easter egg was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 23, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your…

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22 Illustrator Tutorials for Creating Isometric Illustrations

We’re all looking to improve our vector illustration skills, and if your focus is on learning illustration or icon design, then getting familiar with how to use Adobe Illustrator to create isometric drawings will improve your technical illustration skills greatly. Learning how to use Illustrator to create isometric diagrams, set up isometric grids, and design…

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How to Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in May 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant.If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got a mouth-watering treat for you…

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How to Create an Ashes & Embers Dispersion Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an ashes and embers dispersion effect on any photo. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll have an action which will automate the entire process with a single click.I’ll try to explain everything in much detail so that everyone can follow along, even if this…

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Special Characters

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post Special Characters appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Your Productivity Sucks Because Your Work Desk Sucks: Here’s How to Fix It How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Mark Simonson Introduces Proxima Soft New Netflix Series Profiles Designers, Illustrators How to Retouch Teeth Quickly in Photoshop for a Brighter Smile… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Dear Adobe, How to Redesign the Tone Curve

The Curves adjustment is a powerful tool that can do a lot – even replacing multiple adjustment layers (ex. Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, Photo Filter, etc.). But it’s not intuitive at all. Before you can even begin using the curves adjustment, you first have to spend time learning it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The curves adjustment…

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This Month in InDesign Articles, February 2017

It’s snowing here, near Seattle. And I’m reading about the high heat in the Southern Hemisphere. And an old vocal warmup from my early theater days comes to mind: “Whether the weather be cold, whether the weather be hot, we’ll be together whatever the weather… whether we like it or not!” It reminds me that…

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How to Create a Tropical Bungalow on a Palm Beach in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we are going to create a tropical bungalow on a palm beach background using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.If you would like to skip the tutorial and just purchase the result together with other houses and backgrounds, just go to GraphicRiver to get my Lodge, Chalet, Cottage…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Explore seasonal colour trends with new Pantone magazine Aiming to be both inspirational and informative, the beautifully laid out magazine (would you… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Design a Set of Circus Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingRetro circuses and funfairs have their own enchanting atmosphere that makes me want to draw them again and again. If you enjoy those shapes and colors of a retro-style circus, then follow this tutorial and learn to design a set a flat circus icons, using simple shapes and warp effects and working…

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