Best of The Web – July 2009
Surprisingly another month has passed. This month we have seen some amazing design inspiration, tutorials, freebies and articles on many websites from all corners of the web. The talent that goes on behind closed doors is extraordinary. If you have any submissions for August’s best of the web, drop in a comment.
There have been some amazing tutorials posted in July. Here’s our best pick…
Animal King Photo Manipulation
Learn how to create an animal king with tutorial9. In this photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to mix a series of photos in a very creative poster based on a famous painting from the 1800’s.
Flower Text Effect
Follow this tutorial and you will have an awesome flowered text effect. The tutorial will teach you how to create a very simple but really cool effect in Photoshop. You’ll use some stock photos and just play around with them.
Create A Character Mascot
In this intermediate Illustrator tutorial you’l learn how to create a vector character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator.
Harry Potter Text
Learn how to create a Harry Potter style text in Adobe Photoshop using Layer Styles and a Harry Potter font., with this awesome video tutorial!
Create a Surreal Scene of Flying Bombs on Fire
Tuts Plus yet again has an awesome tutorial featuring so many elements. Could take a few hours to complete this one. In this tutorial,you’ll make a scene with flaming bombs pouring from the sky. Awesome, right?!
Here’s a handful of top notch freebies throughout July.
WordPress Theme: Creative By Nature
Download this theme for your blog. This is a unique and flexible high-quality portfolio WordPress theme for artists, photographers and designers.It looks immense!
WordPress Theme: Paper Wall
Paper wall is a free WordPress theme that looks like a scrapbook. This is an original, beautiful, high-quality WordPress theme, with a unique, colorful design that will perfectly fit for your personal blog.
10 Grungy Spray Vectors
Here are 10 grungy spray vectors that are free to download and use. You can actually use these vector freebies however you like, in both commercial or personal projects.
42 High Resolution Smoke Brushes
Creating realistic-looking smoke in Photoshop can be tough to do but this pack will do the hard work for you! This is the almighty smoke effect brushes pack. Download and see for yourself.
Yet again, there has been some amazing content floating about. We have tied up our best picks.
Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Websites
This post is a major hit. Its very interesting to read, and there are links to buy / download the fonts that big websites use in their logos!
9 Marketing Tips from a Six-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand
Here is a quality article from WebDesignerDepot. Read and see.
5 Ways to Become a Famous Graphic Designer
This article lists off 5 ways to become a famous graphic designer. This is useful for any designer, from beginner to experienced!
Massive Compilation of Designer Tools
Last but not least, inspiration. How could we forget it!
40 Awesome Illustrative Web Designs
SpyreStudios wraps up 40 awesome illustrative web designs.
45 Incredible Illustration Artists
Tied up here is some incredible vector art! Take a look below and discover 45 absolutely incredible illustration artists!
100 Creative Desktop Backgrounds
All it takes is to look at the first 5 to know this is a top notch post, although I did continue to look at all 100, and download a fair few.
200 Creative Advertisements
I have never seen any other post like it. The amount of creativity in all 200 of these is remarkable. I started by scanning through them, but they all were too good to miss, so I looked at more a less every one. Amazing! Take a look at the huge collection of creative advertisements.