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Really Pro Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials (re-blogged)

I realized that I don’t keep up with the times at all, and have been unable to post anything since April. So, I will go back on existing posts at least once a month and will try to post 2-4 articles each month.

1. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-dynamic-3d-puzzle-effect-in-adobe-illustrator/, creating a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/338_3d_dynamic_puzzle/preview.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

2. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flesh-ripping-zombie-type-treatment/, creating a really cool vector Flesh ripping zombie type treatment.

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/334_zombie_logo/FinalRomero.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

3. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/3d/add-depth-of-field-to-a-3d-scene-with-lens-blur/, adding depth to images using lens blur in Photoshop.

https://i0.wp.com/psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/0516_Depth_Field/33.jpg

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4. http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-retro-sci-fi-computer-game-poster, creating a really cool Sci-Fi Computer game poster in Photoshop)

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/galactic-attack/galactic-attack-sm.jpg

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Top 10 Videos on Youtube

You and I have both seen a quality video sometime in our life that makes us go “Oh my gosh! That’s great!” Yeah, well, lately too many people have been taking advantage of this great video broadcasting website by posting stupid crap on it. The worst of it all, in my opinion, is “Charlie bit my finger – again.” This video has gotten over 300 million views. I’m not saying that it’s a bad video, because I have laughed a bit off of it, but this is probably the stupidest thing ever. Here is the video:

That video is NOT part of the list.

Anyways, I’m not going to keep ranting about this Charlie bit my finger thing and how stupid it is that people get over 300 views off of crap like that. I’ll just get to the list.

10. 

I couldn’t stop laughing at that one. Bruno Mars has probably made the best music video yet.

9.

The Pretender is probably the best grunge rock song ever, apart from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom” (I think “In Bloom” is underrated).

8.

Yes. This is probably as stupid as “Charlie bit my finger” but it’s very funny and kept me laughing for a good minute.

8.

No, that wasn’t a typo, I actually put two 8’s. The dark comedy version is way better than the original.

7.

Be a man.

6.

Very creative song and a very creative person. He might be fat, but his creativity makes up for it.

5.

OK, this probably isn’t the best “video” that you’ve seen, but I put it on here because of the music. Nirvana will remain my favorite band…but the Foo Fighters are coming close to topping them (it must be Dave Grohl). “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the best grunge song ever.

4.

This is why people started wearing V-Necks.

3.

This is funny.

2.

If you’re better than Jimi Hendrix…you must be God….or Kurt Cobain.

1.

I am not like a G6…I am like a G7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Really Pro Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

1. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-dynamic-3d-puzzle-effect-in-adobe-illustrator/, creating a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/338_3d_dynamic_puzzle/preview.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

2. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flesh-ripping-zombie-type-treatment/, creating a really cool vector Flesh ripping zombie type treatment.

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.vector.tutsplus.com/tuts/000_2010/334_zombie_logo/FinalRomero.jpg

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

3. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/3d/add-depth-of-field-to-a-3d-scene-with-lens-blur/, adding depth to images using lens blur in Photoshop.

https://i0.wp.com/psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/0516_Depth_Field/33.jpg

Preview

4. http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-retro-sci-fi-computer-game-poster, creating a really cool Sci-Fi Computer game poster in Photoshop)

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/galactic-attack/galactic-attack-sm.jpg

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5 Really Awe Inspiring Javascript Projects

1. The Wilderness Downtown (http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/). You wouldn’t want to miss this HTML 5 experiment for anything!! Just spend a few minutes and take a trip down memory lane.

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The Wilderness Downtown

2. Google Gravity (http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/). You could play this as a prank and tell others that you hacked Google or something.

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Google Gravity project (Mr. Doob)

3. Ball Dropping Chrome Experiment.

Ball Dropping Chrome Experiment

4. Keylight Experiment (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/keylight/).

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Keylight Experiment

5. Water Type (http://mrdoob.com/123/Water_Type_HTML5)

Water Text

Design Inspiration #4

https://i1.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ZOM-l.jpg

ZOM

Illustration

https://i2.wp.com/fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/154/8/0/Wires_Man_by_luanbest.jpg

Wires Man

https://i2.wp.com/th07.deviantart.net/fs24/PRE/i/2008/011/b/a/Digital_melody_by_pushOK_12.jpg

Digital Melody

Logos

https://i0.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Tulipso-l.jpg

Tulipso

https://i0.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/RoosterOri-l.jpg

RoosterOri

https://i1.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Ajeva-l.jpg

Ajeva

Design Inspiration #3

Logos

https://i2.wp.com/logopond.com/logos/d1307ef29c4bd868ac2550cd0f0433f7.png

JungPark

https://i0.wp.com/logopond.com/logos/HighMom.gif

High Mom!

https://i1.wp.com/logopond.com/logos/b19f2b86888b279827ac68585ab8304d.png

Cat Adoption Team

https://i1.wp.com/logopond.com/logos/ac68c055e73f5fbc6d12c53a9ea042ab.png

DNA Investments

https://i0.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Imaginary-Friend-l.jpg

Imaginary Friend Pictures

https://i2.wp.com/maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/rate-nuntucket-l.jpg

Rate Nantucket

Sorry, only logos this time.

8 Great Free Icon Sets

1. Marker Style Icon Sets

 

https://i1.wp.com/icondock.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/marker-sample-usage.gif

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2. Hand Drawn Sketchy Social Networking Icons

 

https://i1.wp.com/www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/freebies/social-sketch-icons/sketch-social-icons-sm.jpg

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3. 20 Free Shiny Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/icondock.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/shiny-64px-preview.jpg

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4. 108 Free Crumpled Paper Social Networking Icons.

 

https://i1.wp.com/webtreats.mysitemyway.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/3__608x608_01-crumpled-paper-icons-webtreats-preview.jpg

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5. Glossy Wood Social Networking Icons

 

https://i0.wp.com/webtreats.mysitemyway.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/120__608x608_01-glossy-waxed-wood-social-networking-icons-webtreats-preview.jpg

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6. Developers Icons

 

https://i1.wp.com/fc03.deviantart.net/fs27/i/2008/035/5/d/Developpers_Icons_by_Sekkyumu.png

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7. FAMFAMFAM Silk Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/www.dezinerfolio.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/famfam.gif

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8. ChalkWork Icons

 

https://i2.wp.com/www.opensourcehunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/chalkwork.jpg

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