Best of the Design Web: March 2017

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!

Best of the Design Web: March 2017

10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web

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    How to Create a Cartoon Style Vector Burger in Adobe Illustrator

    In this tutorial, illustrator Alexandra Onica shows you how to create a fun vector burger in Illustrator. Learn how to ink the initial lines before coloring the full design in a few simple steps.

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    How to Create Realistic Wood Textures Using Photoshop Tools

    In this tutorial, our very own Jenny Le shows you how to create awesome wood textures from scratch. Learn how to use Photoshop’s unique filters to create realistic wood for any project.

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    How to Create a School Bus Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    Instructor Bao Nguyen takes you along the journey of creating this wonderful school bus illustration. Learn how to use fast tools in Illustrator to build a bus from simple shapes and gradients.

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    How to Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effect

    Love chalk art? In this tutorial, expert Chris Spooner shows you how to create exquisite chalk lettering in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to plan out the initial typography before experimenting with realistic chalk effects.

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    Digitally Color a Delicate, Beautiful Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

    Create a stunning portrait inspired by Emma Leonard’s great tips! In this tutorial, Emma shows us how to start a portrait with a pencil drawing before moving onto color in Photoshop.

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    Create Mixed Inks with Adobe InDesign

    Learn great InDesign tips from instructor Jo Gulliver! In this tutorial, Jo shows us how to create new ink swatches and groups using Adobe InDesign.

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    Video Tutorial: 7 Steps to Great Character Design

    Disney artist Aaron Blaise shows you his incredible process behind the character designs of some of your favorite classic movies. Learn the importance of creating a story for your characters as well as how to draw them out in Adobe Photoshop.

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    How to Create a Pan’s Labyrinth-Style Monster Painting

    In this tutorial, Jana Heidersdorf shows you how to create an atmospheric, mixed media painting inspired by the horror movie from Guillermo del Toro. Follow her process and get an inside look with a bonus video.

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    How to Make a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

    Learn how to make a trendy double exposure effect from Adobe Creative Cloud’s official YouTube channel. In this quick video, learn how to blend two images together using a variety of Photoshop tools.

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    How to Create a Neon Nightclub Music Poster in Photoshop CC

    In this quick video, instructor Nathaniel Dodson shows you how to create a wicked neon music poster in Photoshop. Learn how to create the initial geometric elements before finalizing the overall design.

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Top 15 Tutorials From ThemeKeeper Tuts+ Design & Illustration

Our experts have provided you with many great tutorials this month! Here are 15 of our most tried, tested, and shared tutorials from the Design and Illustration section here at ThemeKeeper Tuts+.

And see entries from our latest ThemeKeeper Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created By You, celebrating the incredible efforts of our talented community.

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    Flat Design
    How to Create Flat Design Easter Icons in Adobe Illustrator
    Yulia Sokolova
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    Character Design
    How to Create a Spring-Themed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
    Ivan Petrusevski
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    Spring
    How to Create a Decorative Spring Floral Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator
    Nataliya Dolotko
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    Text Effects
    How to Create a Western Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
    Andrei Marius
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    Illustration
    How to Create a Cafe Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
    Nataliya Dolotko
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    Photo Effects
    How to Create a Rubber Stamp Effect in Adobe Photoshop
    John Negoita
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    Text Effects
    How to Create an Inflated 3D Frilly Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
    Rose
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    Text Effects
    How to Create a Steampunk Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
    Rose
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    Digital Painting
    Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques in Photoshop
    Eric Dima-ala
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    Portrait
    How to Paint a Bold, Glowing, Colorful Portrait in Adobe Photoshop
    Melody Nieves
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    Animals
    How to Draw a Dalmatian Dog
    Eugenia Hauss
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    Nature
    How to Draw Spring Flowers With Colored Pencils
    Eugenia Hauss
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    Drawing
    How to Draw Metal
    Monika Zagrobelna
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    Resumes
    How to Create a Resume
    Grace Fussell
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    Flyers
    How to Create a Family-Friendly Flyer for a Church Event in Adobe InDesign
    Grace Fussell

10 Premium Design Resources

Before you go, be sure to pick up some amazing premium design assets from GraphicRiver and ThemeKeeper Elements. Browse their incredible collections of Photoshop Actions, vector elements, and more for high-quality designs. And check out a few of our favorites below!

MixArt – Sketch Painting Photoshop Action

Download one of the best-selling Photoshop actions ThemeKeeper Market has to offer! This brilliant action lets you create a stunning sketch effect with just a few simple clicks. Simplify your workflow and save countless hours with this effective Photoshop action.

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Animated Retro Vintage Film – Photoshop Actions

Love vintage films? Then you’ll definitely love this Photoshop action! This action allows you to generate a video sequence of animated vintage effects to apply to your photos or videos. Choose from 24 brilliant color options for easy, non-destructive editing.

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Retro Vintage Text Effects

Retro effects will always be a popular staple in the graphic design industry. And with this incredible package, you’ll get access to 10 amazing layer styles that are fully editable. Create stunning retro-inspired headers and more with this Photoshop package.

Best of the Design Web: March 2017

Stitched Leather Generator

Create the gorgeous look of realistic stitched leather with this awesome generator. This package features unlimited color options, interactive dialogs for selecting colors, and smart objects you can easily edit.

Best of the Design Web: March 2017

8 Tileable Paper Texture Photoshop Patterns

Need a paper texture for your next project? Then enjoy this package of eight tileable paper textures. This download includes one pattern file with 16 different patterns to choose from. Explore these incredible textures at two different resolution sizes for amazing possibilities.

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Galaxy Backgrounds

Make your designs sparkle with this set of galaxy backgrounds. Great for wallpapers, website backgrounds, and more, this pack includes eight exclusive galaxy backgrounds perfect for your creative needs.

Best of the Design Web: March 2017

The Ultimate 1001 Text Effects

Upgrade your design arsenal with this ultimate pack of 1001 text effects. With effects ranging from stamp effects to gold foiling and more, you’ll wonder why you didn’t download this package sooner! Enjoy access to 1001 text and logo effects all in one convenient file.

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Flat Creative Workspace Tools

Vector workspace designs are great for hero images, social media profiles, and so much more! And with this great set, you’ll get access to six different layouts for your creative backgrounds. Customize your layouts with these 100% vector graphics that are also fully editable!

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Astronout Signature Typeface

Take your designs to a whole new world with this luxurious signature typeface. Give your designs that authentic, handwritten feel with an elegant script font like this one. Upgrade your designs with this glorious font, which is great for stationery and logos.

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Brave Typeface

Feeling a little brave? Dive into a new design adventure with this exquisite typeface. A futuristic design that is sure to stand out, this font is designed with minimal lines for an artistic, modern effect. Enjoy 317+ glyphs and foreign characters included in this download.

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