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Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #16

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #16

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It’s just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics.

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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

Illustrator inset effect on text in combination with clipping mask

  1. written by Veerle Pieters
  2. topics: Illustrator
  3. veerle.duoh.com

best of the week

In this tutorial, the well-known designer Veerle Pieters will show to to realize the inset effect on a text, with the help of Illustrator clipping mask.

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Create a Harry Potter Style Text Effect in Photoshop

  1. written by Johnson Koh
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. 10steps.sg

best of the week

This tutorial, inspired by the awesome movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, will show how to use bevel effect and lens blur to create a depth to your artwork.

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The making of Spirit Dove

  1. written by david123rf
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. 123rf.com

best of the week

In this tutorial, we are going to create a dove like spirit bursting out of a woman’s body amidst the cloudy sky. This tutorial uses a basic filter of glowing edge to create those shiny outlines engulfing the objects.

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Create a Vibrant Conceptual Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

  1. written by Mickel
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. pixeltango.com

best of the week

In this tutorial we will create a unique digital art piece that easily can be used for high-quality printing purposes. There is water, balloons, fish, vegetation, a gloomy passage and a fashion nerd — this can not be nothing but awesome together!

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Create the QuickTime logo in Illustrator

  1. written by Marius
  2. topics: Illustrator
  3. vforvectors.com

best of the week

In this tutorial the talented illustrator Marius Ciubeica will explain how to easily realize the QuickTime logo in Illustrator.

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Creating a Cartoony Print-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

  1. written by Joan Esperida
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. spyrestudios.com

best of the week

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create a print-ready business card in Photoshop. Designs made for printing have to be prepared in a special manner. Before sending to the printer, it’s best to make sure that your file is ready so you can avoid all the hassle of redesigning, or better yet, the anguish brought by a printing disaster.

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Showcase Of Beautiful But Unusable Websites

  1. written by Daniel Eckler, Glenn Manucdoc
  2. topics: web design
  3. smashingmagazine.com

best of the week

“Form follows function” is a widely accepted — albeit controversial — principle that most designers in a variety of disciplines have adopted since its inception at the turn of the 20th century. On the web, we commonly refer to function as usability which is the ease of use and navigation of a website in order to achieve user’s goals.

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How to Create A Multi-Step Signup Form With CSS3 and jQuery

  1. written by Simone D’Amico
  2. topics: jquery
  3. webexpedition18.com

best of the week

In this tutorial we will see how to create a simple multi-step signup form using CSS3 and jQuery. To spice up things a bit, we will include progress bar with the form, so the users will be able to see the percentage of form completion.

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HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World

  1. written by Louis Lazaris
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. blogs.sitepoint.com

best of the week

In the world around us, people want solutions to their problems. They want to use stuff that works and they want to get things done quickly and efficiently. But more importantly, they want to be able to focus on the things that really matter.

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Wireframes are dead, long live rapid prototyping

  1. written by uxforthemasses
  2. topics: user experience
  3. blogs.sitepoint.com

best of the week

Wireframes, your time is up. You’ve served your purpose. You’ve brought order where there was once chaos and provided gainful employment for thousands of UX designers, but I’m afraid now it’s time for you to go to the big recycling bin in the sky.

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Facebook Alternative Diaspora Releasing Private Alpha Invites

  1. written by Brenna Ehrlich
  2. topics: social networking
  3. mashable.com

best of the week

About six months ago, four New York University students rose up in the midst of one of many Facebook privacy crises to launch an idea for their own Facebook alternative, Diaspora. Today, they’re releasing the first set of invites for the alpha version of the site.

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  1. Good list! I like the text effects, especially since I just saw Harry Potter ;)

  2. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a wonderful
    job!

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