RSS

27. July 2015

0 Comments

The quick guide to speeding up your websites

Speed is usability. To say it more accurately, website speed is a major part of usability. The most intuitive interface ever created by the mind of man will do you no good if the user is pee’d off by the time it loads. That’s it. The article’s done… Ok, so there’s actually a lot more [...]

Continue reading...

27. July 2015

0 Comments

How to Create A Wood Grain Texture in Adobe Illustrator

Last up for Vectip’s Texture Week is wood grain. The steps for this technique are very similar to the previous Brushed Metal Texture tutorial. It uses the same Graphic Pen effect but stretched a little more. It also uses the Warp Tool and Twirl Tool. Also like the other texture tutorials, this technique is easy [...]

Continue reading...

25. July 2015

0 Comments

Comics of the week #297

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world [...]

Continue reading...

24. July 2015

0 Comments

How to Turn Your Sketches Into Vectors with Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to turn your doodles and sketches into vectors! This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool. Even if your not a huge fan of the cuteness, you can use these techniques for other illustrations, logos, and vector elements.   Final [...]

Continue reading...

24. July 2015

0 Comments

How to Quickly Add Grunge To Text in Adobe Illustrator

For a while, it seemed liked every client wanted grungy graphics. This might sound familiar, “I like it, but can we grunge it up more”. Don’t get me wrong, having some grunge can create a great deal of depth to a design or illustration, but there can be to much of a good thing. This [...]

Continue reading...

26. July 2015

0 Comments

Popular design news of the week: July 20, 2015 – July 26, 2015

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, [...]

Continue reading...

24. July 2015

0 Comments

How to Create a Halftone Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

It used to be a time consuming process to create a halftone pattern. First, I would open a picture in Photoshop, convert it to grayscale, apply a halftone pattern effect, open it up in illustrator, trace it, and if didn’t get messed up somewhere in the process, I would use the halftone pattern in Illustrator. [...]

Continue reading...
See more articles in the archive