Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #5

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #5

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. Enjoy it! 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 a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshop

  1. written by Antonie Trejbalova
  2. topics: photoshop, tutorial
best of the week There is a lot that you can do in Photoshop with just a few select tools. Today, we will demonstrate how to create a realistic iMac icon in Photoshop that includes a 27-inch screen, a keyboard, and a mouse. Let?s get started! Read the article

Create a Graffiti-Inspired Illustration Using Photoshop and Illustrator

  1. written by Sarah Lyons
  2. topics: photoshop, tutorial
best of the week Photoshop and Illustrator compliment each other in many ways. Today we will demonstrate how you can use them in tandem to draw and color a graffiti-inspired illustration. Let?s get started! Read the article

How To Create a Fun Cartoon Style Poster Design

  1. written by Devon Govett
  2. topics: illustrator, tutorial
best of the week Follow this step by step guide to creating a fun cartoon style poster design. We?ll combine a quick character doodle with some bold and blocky text, then bring it to life with a muted colour palette and a mix of textures to give the poster an old and retro feel. Read the article

Geotica - geometric fun

  1. written by Jos Buivenga
  2. topics: font
best of the week The idea behind Geotica was to build a font out of -more or less- simple geometrical line elements. The open wire frame could then be left open or (partially) filled. Download the font

Pimp your wp-config.php

  1. written by Jeff Starr
  2. topics: wordpress
best of the week Easily, the most important file in your WordPress installation is the wp-config.php file. It serves as your site?s base configuration file, controlling key aspects of WordPress? functionality and enabling WordPress to do mission-critical stuff like connect to the database. Without wp-config.php, WordPress simply won?t work. So whenever you install WordPress, one of the first things to do is pimp your wp-config.php. Read the article

Use the 80-20 Rule to Increase Your Website's Effectiveness

  1. written by Oleg Mokhov
  2. topics: web design, conversion rate
best of the week Want to increase your website?s conversion rate? Want more subscribers, opt-ins, members, customers? How about doing less work while you?re at it? Too good to be true? Nope. Read the article

Vintage Advertisement of Modern Technology

  1. written by Alvaris Falcon
  2. topics: advertisement
best of the week Vintage design is always described as outdated, old looking design with most updated products like Facebook or Nintendo Wii featured? what? Read the article

At Least we Dream - Digital Art

  1. written by Paulo Canabarro
  2. topics: inspiration
best of the week Jonathan M. Foerster is an amazing digital artist with such rich style full of colorful shine elements that intricate the eyes as they look for an understanding. Read the article

Awesome Watercolor Illustrations by Dmitriy

  1. written by Paulo Gabriel
  2. topics: inspiration, digital art
best of the week Watercolor is definitely one of the most awesome techniques of illustration. I find truly amazing of how much control and precision artists have over their watered inks to form precise art. Read the article

How To Properly Apply for a Design Position

  1. written by Mike Davidson
  2. topics: design, career
best of the week Back in 2004, I wrote an article called ?How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors? that continues to get a surprising amount of traffic. In the course of opening up a new design position at Newsvine/ and seeing the applications, however, I feel like I need to update the article for 2010. We?ve gotten so many poor applications for this position that it really makes me wonder if designers today are aware of how art directors actually hire people. Read the article

Working on Your Business, Not Just in It

  1. written by Amber
  2. topics: graphic design
best of the week When you?re a freelancer, you often find yourself doing several jobs. You may design, develop, write, manage, bill, consult and answer the phone. Unfortunately, while we?re busy taking care of all these roles in the day-to-day management of our business, we forget to step back and take a look at the long term. Read the article

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