Best of the Design Web: May 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: May 2017

10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web

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    How to Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

    Create intersecting lightsabers with this fun Illustrator tutorial. Iaroslav Lazunov walks you through the steps of building these futuristic lightsaber vectors by blending objects together and adding simple gradients.

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    How to Create an Aftermath Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

    Go on an adventure with this Sci-Fi photo manipulation. In this video tutorial, YouTuber Mir Rom shows you how to create an epic photo manipulation from start to finish. Learn how to create a cinematic composition and so much more!

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    How to Create a Hamburger Food Set in Adobe Illustrator

    Or check out this tasty tutorial! Our very own Hector Heredia takes you step by step through the process of creating a delicious looking set of fast food. Learn how to create yummy hamburgers and drinks from simple vector shapes.

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    Paint a Fierce Wonder Woman Portrait in Photoshop

    Learn how to create a fierce digital portrait in this Photoshop tutorial. Instructor Melody Nieves takes you along the journey to painting a powerful portrait of Wonder Woman from start to finish.

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    How to Edit Amazing Landscape Photos with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

    Step up your landscape photography game with this awesome video tutorial. Learn from expert photographer Peter McKinnon as he teaches you his general workflow for editing landscape photos in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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    How to Create a Logo in Adobe Illustrator

    Or check out the YouTube channel of Adobe Creative Cloud for brilliant Illustrator tips. In this tutorial, learn how to create a simple owl-inspired logo using the Shape Builder Tool.

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    Digital Painting: Using Field References to Create in the Studio

    Learn essential digital paintings tips from Disney artist Aaron Blaise! In this livestream, Aaron explains his process for transitioning field work to the studio. Watch as he paints a beautiful tiger right before your very eyes!

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    How to Create a Thin Line Retro Typewriter Logotype in Illustrator

    Learn how to build a classic typewriter logotype in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial, our very own Yulia Sokolova teaches you how to build the keyboard, shell, and decorative elements of a typewriter for a brilliant logotype.

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    Photoshop Tutorial: How to Thicken Hair in Photoshop

    Add a little volume to your hair in Photoshop. In this quick tutorial, learn how to thicken hair using Liquify and the Dodge and Burn Tools.

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    How to Create Isometric Pixel Art Pets

    Make some furry friends! Learn how to create your very own isometric pets with this Photoshop tutorial. Instructor René Alejandro Hernández shows you how to quickly perfect a pair of pixel art cats and dogs.

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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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    Food
    How to Create a Colorful Salad Plate in Adobe Illustrator
    Diana Toma
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    Adobe Illustrator
    How to Create an Illustration of a Boy on a Scooter in Adobe Illustrator
    Nataliya Dolotko
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    Photo Manipulation
    Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Filters and Adjustments
    Melody Nieves
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    Animals
    How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step
    Monika Zagrobelna
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    How-To
    How to Create a Cute Cartoon Kitten in Adobe Illustrator
    Yulia Sokolova
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    Text Effects
    How to Create an 80s-Inspired Silver Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
    Rose
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    Adobe Illustrator
    How to Create a Modern Kitchen In Adobe Illustrator
    Andrei Stefan
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    Photoshop Actions
    Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Vibrant Duotone Action
    Melody Nieves
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    Adobe Illustrator
    How to Create an Adorable Rain Boot With Daisies in Adobe Illustrator
    Nataliya Dolotko
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    Social Media
    How to Create a YouTube Banner in Adobe Photoshop
    Hector Heredia
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    Photoshop Actions
    How to Create a Sketch Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop
    Marko Kožokar
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    Animals
    How to Create a Soft, Furry Kitten in Adobe Illustrator
    Sharon Milne
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    Flowers
    How to Draw an Orchid With Pastel Pencils
    Eugenia Hauss
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    Fan Art
    How to Create a Star Wars Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator
    Andrei Stefan
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    Illustration
    How to Create a Bodega Shop Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
    Hector Heredia

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!

Light & Dark – Photoshop Actions

Pour light into your photos with this luminous Photoshop action. This action comes with 20 color corrections for many different styles. Transform your photos with this fully editable, non-destructive action.

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Image Animated Photoshop Action

Add trippy animations to your photos with this cool action. Need help perfecting this style? Take advantage of this action’s easy to follow video tutorial and learn how to add movement to your photography. Great for Instagram lovers too!

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Konstuct Photoshop Action

Bring out your inner artist with this Konstuct Photoshop action. Create high-end visuals in seconds! Just brush over your image with paint and hit play! Also included is an extensive video tutorial to help you customize this effect fast.

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Moleculum – Сorpuscular Photoshop Action

Burst your photos into a million molecules with this cool effect! This Moleculum action features four different directions with various color presets and options. Customize your photos easily using the fully editable layers.

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Watercolor Vector Art Brushes

Paint stunning vector paintings with this set of watercolor brushes. This set includes 11 handmade brushes with bonus vector wood backgrounds and paper textures. Change your brush to any size and color and get started on your own masterpiece!

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Vector Oil Pastels Brushes

Or add this remarkable set of oil pastel brushes to your design arsenal! This package comes with 47 vector brushes featuring various styles, from pattern brushes to scatter brushes. Enjoy high-quality results with detailed textures we’re sure you’ll love.

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Magazine Template

Kick-start your dreams of running your own magazine with this gorgeous template. This template features 50 unique pages with three premade covers. Perfect for beginners to design, this template can be easily customized in Adobe InDesign.

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Food Menu Template

Upgrade your boring menus with a fresh design! This food menu template features a clean, professional layout with vector food elements and easily editable text. Simply insert your menu items to enjoy this template today!

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Cobully Font Script

Any project you design is destined to be sweet and lovely with this Cobully font. A modern font with a fresh take on calligraphy, this typeface features elegant lines perfect for any greeting card or poster. Download this font to get access to 315 characters and more!

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Raidand Font

Create a powerful brand with the Raidand font. This font features a simple brush style with clean lines and subtle curves. Great for logotypes, t-shirts, and more, this font is perfect for many creative projects.

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