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Best of the Web: August

Best of August

PSDFAN brings you the best of the web for August. I hope that you enjoy this collection of tutorials, articles and freebies.

Apologies for the slight delay with this roundup, I’ve been ill for a few days.

Tutorials

Manipulate Smoke to Create Hyper Real Images

How to Create a Fantasy Mother Nature Scene

Design the Mac OS X Leopard Folder

Making a Beautiful Pair of Fantasy Eyes

Articles

8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography

Creating the Perfect Portfolio


Three Column Blog Designs

20 Vital Techniques for Effective Web Design

Freebies

Free Podcasting Video and Photography WordPress Theme

Free Texture Tuesday: Denim


About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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8 Comments:

  1. Great article… I like the first one with the smoke / skull the best… nicely done.

  2. Andrew Houle says:

    I gotta agree, that smoke tutorial is sick. Thanks so much for including a MIB article.

  3. Adam says:

    I though that the smoke tutorial would have used glowing edges to achieve the smoke effect on the skull – cleverly done. Who would have thought that much would go into making a simple folder image?

    Just a note – can you make your post links target=”_blank” so that I don’t leave your site whenever I click a link?

  4. Tom says:

    Thanks guys, I’m glad you enjoyed this roundup. Feel free to suggest your links for next months roundup!

    Adam: Yeah, the best tutorials often seem to use more steps than expected, attention to detail goes a long way. I’m afraid I don’t think I will be changing the link targets anytime soon. I have tested out both in the past, and overall people seem to much pretty links opening in the same window. I appreciate the suggestion though!

  5. Ben Rama says:

    hey tom been a fan of the site for a while – i emailed you about your interview ill have those questions to you asp kinda busy we liaunched a new design site this week – i know this sound spammy but im not a robot – please check it out any feed back welcome as your a veteran to blogging stay in contact – would like to network with you and share ideas etc ben

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