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Best of the Design Web: April 2017

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How to Create a Hand-Lettered Housewarming Poster in Adobe Photoshop

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!

10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web

  • Flat Astronaut in Adobe Illustrator

    How to Create a Flat Astronaut in Adobe Illustrator

    Send your designs into space! In this tutorial, our very own Yulia Sokolova teaches you how to create an awesome flat astronaut design. Learn how to build this incredible design using basic shapes, colors, and gradients in Adobe Illustrator.

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  • Stopwatch Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    How to Create a Simple Stopwatch Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    Have some spare time? In this tutorial, the talented Andrei Marius shows you how to create a realistic stopwatch from start to finish. Develop realistic shading and more in this easy-to-follow lesson.

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  • Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

    How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

    Love photo effects? Instructor Chris Spooner shows you the step-by-step process of mimicking traditional watercolor paintings. Learn how to use a range of filters along with paper textures to produce a convincing effect.

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  • Magical Glowing Runes

    How to Paint Magical, Glowing Runes

    Conjure a spell! Artist Kelley McMorris shows you how to paint a beautiful rune painting in Adobe Photoshop. Explore her unique methods for making things glow, including using the Gaussian Blur filter, for an incredible result.

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  • Colorful Vector Character Art

    How to Create Colorful Vector Character Art

    In this tutorial, illustrator onesidezero shows you how to create colorful vector art in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to create the initial sketch before finalizing your work with wonderful colors.

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  • Semi-Realistic Donuts Using Adobe Photoshop

    How to Draw Semi-Realistic Donuts Using Adobe Photoshop

    Hungry for a treat? Our very own Mohammad Jeprie shows you how to make a cute row of delicious donuts in this tutorial. Learn how to use various blurs and layer styles to create a realistic effect.

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  • Kawaii Manga Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

    How to Create a Kawaii Manga Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

    Perfect for Manga lovers, this tutorial by DesignCrowd shows you how to distort any photo for a cute Manga effect. Learn how to change the hair, eye colors, and more, in this fun tutorial.

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  • Easter Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

    How to Create a Fun Easter Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

    Created by one of our very own instructors, Ivan Petrusevski, this tutorial leads you through the steps of a vibrant Easter pattern. Build your elements first before learning how to compose the final pattern.

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  • Glowing Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

    How to Create a Glowing Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

    Enjoy text effects? Well, in this tutorial, the talented Rose takes you along the journey to completing a fantastic text effect. Learn how to use layer styles and more to make your work glow!

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  • Movie Poster With a Textured Background in Photoshop

    How to Make a Movie Poster With a Textured Background in Photoshop

    Create a blockbuster movie poster in a few simple steps! In this video, designer Mir Rom shows you how to create an epic movie poster. Build the whole scene from scratch using trendy double exposure techniques.

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Top 15 Tutorials From Envato 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 Envato Tuts+.

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

10 Premium Design Resources

Before you go, be sure to pick up some amazing premium design assets from GraphicRiver and Envato 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!

Realistic Oil Painting Photoshop Action

Turn your selfies into digital masterpieces! This high-quality Photoshop action is easy to use, with well-organized layers and a how-to file included. Create a sublime oil painting effect without ever getting dirty by installing this action today!

Realistic Oil Painting Photoshop Action

Hand-Drawn Photoshop Action

Traditional art effects are easy to achieve once you have a Photoshop action. And this awesome pack lets you create stunning hand-drawn effects in a few simple steps. Simply brush over the area where you would like to apply the action and press play! It's that simple!

Hand Drawn Photoshop Action

Gold & Silver - Text Styles

Add instant gold and silver effects to your text layers with this gorgeous pack of Photoshop layer styles. This pack includes eight amazing layer styles with different variations of metallic designs. Enjoy shiny, expensive-looking text effects with just one click!

Gold  Silver - Text Styles

14 Vintage Retro Text Effects

Need help creating vintage text effects? Then look no further! This high-quality set features 18 Photoshop files that use Smart Objects to create retro-inspired text effects. Make any header or logo instantly 3D with this stylish package.

14 Vintage Retro Text Effects

Mountain Shapes Vol.2

Enjoy the outdoors with this super cool set of mountain shapes. This pack features 12 vector mountains that are fully editable and scalable. Available in both Photoshop and Illustrator formats, these shapes are perfect for any camping, climbing, or traveling project.

Mountain Shapes Vol2

Wing Shapes – Custom Shapes

Take your designs to new heights with this helpful pack of wing shapes. This pack includes 35 Photoshop shapes that are scalable to any size. They're designed with smooth curves and elegant lines, and you'll definitely want to add this set to your collection!

Wing Shapes  Custom Shapes

Nypel - Typeface

Inspired by northern nature and indie music, this Nypel typeface has an incredibly unique appeal. It features over 300 characters including a full set of glyphs dedicated to Western, Central, and South European characters. Download this unique font today to create wicked designs filled with modern aesthetics.

Nypel - Typeface

Botdoh Font

Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of the exquisite Botdoh font. Make your text look beautiful with a signature style that features natural lines and curves. Ideal for logos, headers, and so much more, this typeface will help you achieve instant class and style.

Botdoh Font

Abstract Hipster Shapes Backgrounds

Customize your favorite websites and designs with these fun, hipster backgrounds. This set contains 10 abstract backgrounds that can be used for a variety of purposes. Decorate your apps, websites, and more with a colorful abstract scene.

Abstract Hipster Shapes Backgrounds

Geometric Beauty Portraits

Geometric design is one of the hottest trends going around in the design industry. And you can create amazing flyers and posters using this set of geometric beauty portraits. This pack features six fashion-inspired vector portraits to make your work truly unique!

Geometric Beauty Portraits
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