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 In this tutorial, our very own Ivan Petrusevski teaches you how to create a charming Valentine’s sweater. Learn how to create a lovely illustration using simple shapes, brushes, and colors. Visit Tutorial Create a Wood Cut Text Treatment With Graphic Styles in Illustrator In this tutorial, our very own Mary Winkler teaches you how to create an awesome wood-cut effect for your text in illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In 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 shapes, combined with the power of the Align panel.
Typography has a big say on the outcome of a design. Be it a website or a poster, how those letters look plays a significant role on the overall result. With that said, it is important to know what design you’re going for and even more importantly to pick the right font styles to match it.
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 isometric cubes are fundamental skills that you can build upon.
What You’ll Be Creating This 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.
What You’ll Be Creating In 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
Pop-up/overlay box messages or modal windows are usually used to promote products and services to visitors. Obviously, no one loves to be disturbed by a pop-up window while browsing, but it’s possible to at least minimize the nuisance with good design. Though its presence in a website is debated for user experience, it can draw more conversion when used right.