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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.


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


8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography

Creating the Perfect Portfolio

Three Column Blog Designs

20 Vital Techniques for Effective Web Design


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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  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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