Here we have the last roundup of the year. 2008 was filled with amazing tutorials, freebies, and articles. This specific roundup has a great touch of Christmas in it as well as roundups of the best tutorials and free icon packs for this month. Lets get into it!
Transform Your Doodles
This is a very cool tutorial because it can incorporate your hand drawn artwork into the actual design in
Photoshop. The designer gives you a lot of cool tips for taking your plain doodles and turning them into an attractive design.
Creating The New Retro
Here we have a very insightful tutorial on taking your modern designs and adding a retro feel to it. You can
incorporate this style into any piece of art you create so that makes it even more
Making a Realistic Dog Robot
Another interesting tutorial, this is a unique look into how to take different stocks and merge them to form a robotic dog. This is a tutorial everyone should check out.
Impressive Watercolor Splatter Tutorial
This is a unique tutorial that shows you how to make your own splatter brushes by actually using paint and then
transferring that onto your computer and using them on a cool design.
Making of the Photographer
For all the Digital Painting enthusiasts this is the tutorial for you, the artist gives a 4 page tutorial on how he painted his amazing piece entitled “The
Psychedelic Life Tutorial
This is a great tutorial from Abduzeedo; Guilherme Marconi shows you how to take your shapes and designs and mix them into a spectacular patterned piece.
100 Most Popular Tutorials
With the year ending, all the websites are doing roundups and here we have a list of the 100 best Photoshop tutorials of 2008. Every designer should check this out. There are a lot of great tutorials in this list.
(FREE!) Download Picks
100+ Holiday Icons
Since December is a month filled with holiday joy the people at YouTheDesigner have rounded up a 100+ holiday icons. They are a must download.
75 Eye Catching Aerial Photographs
Here we have a cool pack of aerial photography. Some of these pictures are incredible and they give everyone a different perspective of the world.
Christmas Icons Set
If your really in need of some icons then you’ve come to the right place. Here
is another pack of festive holiday icons.
Baja California Font
Designers should have as many quality fonts as they can get their hands on. And here is a new cool font from Bittbox.
Victorian Ladies Brush
This is a very unique brush, its a pack Victorian Women as brushes.
Definitely a download just because not many people will have this unique font and it will bring a nice old feel to your art.
Christmas Ornaments Icon Pack
The Outlaw Design Blog has brought us a pack of great icons. They give us some
awesome Christmas ornament icons that have images of social websites on them. So they are great if you need icons for your Twitter, or Facebook pages.
50 Best Icon Sets Of 2008
This is an ultimate freebie, here we have a roundup of the 50 best icon packs. So you get 100′s of the best icons all to download for free. Go and look through the best icons created in 2008.
Best and Worst Logos of 2008
Another roundup, this one is the best and worst logos of 2008. The author gives a
insightful explanation on each pick.
Best Fonts of 2008
Since we featured the best logos of the year we have to feature the best Typefaces of the year also. So here are the best fonts of the year.
10 Tips for Getting into Graphic Design School
This is a must read for all the up and coming designers who are planning to go to graphic design school. This article gives 10 tips for you to get accepted into a good design school.
Beautiful Online Portfolios
A great article for inspiration in the field of Portfolios. Look through these great portfolios and you surely will be inspired.
Just Creative Design 2008 Roundup
Another roundup, this one goes through the best articles of the year. The author also runs down his personal favorite articles from 2008.
Which Graphics Tablet or Digital Graphics Pen Display Should Graphic Designers Buy
Another very informative article, this
one runs down the best tablets out right now. If you are looking to buy a
Tablet you should really read this and learn which one is for you.
PDF Documents for Every Designer
The author of this article gives us the best PDF documents that are essential to design. Everyone should give this a look and check out all the PDF’s that are featured in the article.