Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #17

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #17

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It's just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @WeGraphics to stay up to date with unique and useful links.

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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

Create an Unbelievable Surreal Abstract Artwork with Photoshop

  1. written by Joe Moore
  2. topics: Photoshop
best of the week In this Surreal Photoshop tutorial, you?ll see how to create an incredible surreal abstract artwork with stylistic influences from traditional artistic masters combined with modern, digital and 3D techniques. You?ll see how to analyze a light source and identify where to place highlights and shadows, as well as how to use the pen tool, burn tool, dodge tool, liquify tool and others. Read the article

How to Create Candy Cane Typography with Photoshop and Illustrator

  1. written by DesigniousTime Team
  2. topics: Photoshop, Illustrator
best of the week In this tutorial we will create a superb candy cane type design using Illustrator and Photoshop. Apply this effect to your own text and create cool and unique Christmas cards! Read the article

JPEG 101: A Crash Course Guide on JPEG

  1. written by Catalin Rosu
  2. topics: Graphic design theory
best of the week JPEG, a compression algorithm optimized for photographic images, is something we encounter on a regular basis. JPEG is not limited to a certain amount of color (unlike GIF, for example) and is popular due to its variable compression range, meaning that you?re able to more easily control the amount of compression, and consequently, the resultant image quality. In this guide, we will discuss the important things you need to know about JPEG. Read the article

Why We Should Start Using CSS3 and HTML5 Today

  1. written by Smashing Editorial
  2. topics: Html & CSS
best of the week Sometimes it feels that we are hiding behind the lack of cross-browser compatibility to avoid learning new techniques that would actually dramatically improve our workflow. And that?s just wrong. Without an adjustment, we will continue to undersell the Web we have, and the landscape will remain unexcitingly stale and bound by this underestimation and mindset. Read the article

What?s new in JavaScript 1.8.5

  1. written by Andrew Burgess
  2. topics: jQuery
best of the week It?s a great time for JavaScript. Not only is it becoming a much more respected language, but it?s also growing in leaps and bounds ? both in popularity and features. As more browsers begin to implement the features of the ECMAScript 5th edition standard, JavaScript becomes an even more powerful platform for you to develop on. In this tutorial, we?ll talk about the new methods that are available to you. Read the article

How to Create a jQuery Confirm Dialog Replacement

  1. written by Martin Angelov
  2. topics: jQuery
best of the week Continuing on our quest for building customizable alternatives for browser?s controls, this week we are building a cross-browser, custom confirm dialog in the form of an easy to use jQuery plugin. You can choose the text, buttons, and actions that will be executed when they are clicked. Read the article

NULL Free Font

  1. written by FontFabric
  2. topics: Font
best of the week Null free font is applicable for any type of graphic design ? web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos. Read the article

TechLust: The Top 10 Gadgets of 2010

  1. written by The Coolist
  2. topics: Tech & Gadgets
best of the week 2010 was a storied year for gadgets and technology. While we?re still waiting for flying cars, space travel, jet packs and photon cannons, the top 10 gadgets of 2010 were amazing in their own right. This was the year of the iPad, the electric car and controller-free gaming. While those technologies may not take us to Mars, they will make our lives more fulfilling and fun. From our perspective, here are the top 10 gadgets of 2010, new technologies worthy of celebration. Read the article

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