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Create realistic type on wood. In this tutorial we are going to take some regular text and add some effects to make it look like it has been painted or printed on wood.

Create realistic type on wood

This is a great way to give your text that natural look. This can be applied to any solid shape, text, images, logos, etc. What we are going to need Adobe Photoshop Wood Texture Step 1 Open up the wood texture from Zen Textures in Photoshop. Go to Image>Image Size and change the width to 1200px and make sure the resolution is at 72 pixels/inch. Step 2 Using the Type Tool (T), create some white text that will roughly fit the width of the document (leaving some space on the edges). Using the Crop Tool (C) crop the top and bottom edges so they have a small margin around the text, about the same amount as the sides or a little more.

Step 3 Click on the eye icon to the left of the text layer to make the text disappear. Interesting CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials - August 2010. Photoshop Tutorials, Photography Tuts, and Resources. 50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever Beginners. CSS3.0 Generator. 15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software. Web applications for business have come a long way.

15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

They used to be poor imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these apps grown. Today’s SaaS business and CRM apps have become so powerful and useful that in many cases, they’ve begun to replace traditional desktop software such as Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, SAP, etc. Desktop apps are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as business apps that make use of cloud computing.

With most SaaS apps, you only need a browser and an internet connection to access all your data online. To give you a better sense of how useful web apps have become, I’ve compiled a list of 15 of the best business apps and CRM tools that can replace some of the desktop business software you use. Without further ado, here are some great web alternatives to the popular desktop business applications. Insightly Freshdesk Salesforce Sales Cloud ZenDesk Wrike Zoho CRM Mavenlink. 35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010 - Noupe Design Blog. Sep 14 2010 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool to help designers produce high quality digital drawings.

35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010 - Noupe Design Blog

Noupe Design Blog. Shutterstock: Royalty-Free Subscription Stock Photography & Vector Art. Creating Text on a Path in Illustrator. 2010/08/18/free-ebooks-web-designers/ While many may still prefer print for long-form reading, e-books are gaining popularity as a worthy digital alternative.


Aside from all the usual benefits of digitizing a book (faster searches, less page-flipping, linked pages, additional resources, etc.), e-books are a huge help to digital and online professionals. There are now e-books available on almost every aspect of design, from planning your business and managing your time, to designing web applications. This post highlights 10 of the best free e-books for designers, with selections available as PDFs or in HTML. Whether they're meant to inspire or educate, let us know if you can recommend any other free e-books aimed at designers in the comments below. Day 2: Getting Started in Illustrator. If you haven’t gotten your Illustrator, you can download the 30 days trial from Adobe’s download page.

Day 2: Getting Started in Illustrator

After installing, we will run Illustrator for the first time. Create New Document Go File>New Document to create your first document. Type in a Name for the document and click Advanced to select RGB for Color Mode as we will be working for the screen. Click Ok after that. 40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners. Brian Casel is a web designer and owner of ThemeJam WordPress Themes and CasJam Media.

40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners

You can follow Brian on his blog at or on Twitter @CasJam. It’s no secret that web design is a fast-growing industry. Virtually every type of business is in need of a quality website. There are opportunities at the large agency level down to freelancers developing small-business websites from home. So how do you break into this exciting field? We aim to give you an overview of a few things things that are essential to a well-rounded knowledge of web design. Before we get into it, heed one important lesson: You can’t become a professional web designer overnight. 10 Free and Fun Twitter Bird Icons for your Website. 12 Tutorials for Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics application, is the tool you use when you need flexible, scalable vector graphics such as logos and artwork that will be printed in various formats, mediums and sizes.

12 Tutorials for Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator's huge array of digital drawing features makes it a favorite amongst illustrators and print designers, but for those just starting out, the application can be intimidating. Blog Web Design. Web design software, HTML editor. Get all the appsCreative Cloud All AppsIncludes Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and more.

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