Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based drawing program, is an indisputable leader in illustration design software. The benefits of vector graphics is in the possibility to scale images keeping their quality. Adobe Illustrator isn’t an easy program to master. The process of creating the images can be very time- and effort-consuming. To save your time and nerves, we made up a collection of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on the Internet.

  • Text Effects
  • Web Design
  • Illustration
  • Icons
  • Logos

Text Effects

Green Type Treatment – everybody now is thinking Green.  Here’s a nice way to implement green style into the design – a great Illustrator tutorial on Green type. Perfect for design elements and logos.

Grunge Effect – a simple tutorial on how to apply grunge effect to text. This technique lets you get a text scaled to any size retaining its clarity.

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Best Screencasting Software

A screencast is a video screen capture often coming with audio. Generally, screencast software supports various file formats, offers editing features, mouse movement, changes in sequence, and audio. Screencasts can be used for demonstrating software features, support, reporting bugs, explaining on how to use computers, creating tutorials, showing how to accomplish a task, and more.

Free

CamStudio is created to record screen and audio activity on your computer. You can use CamStudio to create demonstration videos, FAQ, video tutorials. You can use it to record a problem with computer to show technical support. CamStudio allows to use custom cursors, record the whole screen or just a section, reduce or increase the quality.

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Awesome Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is an undisputed leader among the graphic software. This application is recognized among the graphic professionals as the most powerful and feature-rich. At first glance it seems not so complicated. In fact, it takes time to achieve at least satisfactory results and even more to master this program.

Even if you have never done anything in Photoshop before, you can use these detailed step-by-step tutorials created by professionals with years of experience. Awesome results are guaranteed. We made a hand-picked collection of Photoshop tutorials. For your convenience, we divided them into categories.

Photo Editing

Perfect Skin shows how to remove unflattering marks, blemishes, pimples,or scars by just using several tools.

Facial Retouching shows how to repair image noise from a low-quality photo. Using this technique you can smooth out a person’s face retaining a real and natural look.

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Find Out Who Is Visiting Your Site: Website Traffic Tools

Market Statistics and Site Rankings

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Compete provides information on every site on the Internet including site traffic history and competitive analytics; a site specific trust assessment; and a list of all available promotions. Compete Tools make it easier for users to bring the power of Compete Site Analytics to their desktops. Designed for both Internet Explorer and Firefox, the tools provide users real-time access to the same information found on Compete Site Analytics.

Alexa provides the statistics for all of the Internet. It lets you compare your blog to another one. Alexa provides thumbnail images of sites and site information balloons, both of which help you to make quick decisions about which results are useful to you and which are not.

Hitwise online competitive intelligence service provides daily insights on how 25 million people interact with over 1 million web sites in 160+ industries. Its unique, global network of Internet usage data is integrated into the user friendly service, helping you better plan, implement and report on your online branding, search marketing, content strategies and online partnerships.

Nielsen//NetRatings offers web analytics package for you to be able to compare your site with others in your industry. Produces widely followed research reports in dozens of different Web verticals.

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Best RSS Resources

RSS Readers for Windows

omea

Omea is a free and easy to use RSS reader, NNTP news reader, and web bookmark manager. It’s fast, it aggregates, and it keeps you organized. Check out the additional features: lightning-fast desktop search, flexible information organizer, contextual access, and quick extensibility for developers who want more.

Particls helps you track your favourite sites, topics and apps by displaying desktop alerts for important changes. general information can be displayed on a great looking desktop sidebar, important stuff might appear on a popup alert and urgent information coul d be SMS’d to your phone. It’s absolutely free.

Snarfer is fast reliable and free. It provides a new approach to RSS feed aggregation focusing on speed, efficiency and ease of use. Using Snarfer people can become functional RSS users within seconds of installing it. Snarfer has a strong community of loyal users providing feedback, features requests and enhancements which allows the Snarfware team to bring out an enhanced version about every 45 days.

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