The 75 Most Enlightening Design Tutorials

This article will list seventy-five resources for becoming a better designer. We’ll go through all the major ones and a few open source programs as well such as: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, GIMP, and Inkscape. If you have any of your own, leave a comment and let us know!

Illustrator Web Design Tuts

1.Use Illustrator to Create a Clean Website Layout

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2.Use Illustrator to Create an Abstract Background

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3.Create a Grungy Circular Logo for Your Website

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4.Create a Twitter Mascot Logo for Your Website

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5.Use Illustrator and Photoshop to Create a Creative Background

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6.Use Illustrator to Create a Blissful Vector Scene

Put some text on the final image and you have a beautiful website!

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7.Create a Swirly Type Treatment Logo

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8.Wrapping Type Around an Image in Illustrator

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9.Create a Cool Water Design in Illustrator

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10.Use Illustrator and Photoshop to Create a Swirly Design

This technique could be used to create a stunning website, combining photoshop and illustrator gives you the best of both worlds.

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11.Use Illustrator to Design Flourishes and Swirls

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12.Creating a “Tug and Twirl” Logo

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13.Roundtrip Logo-From Illustrator to Photoshop

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14.Creating an Eco Friendly Logo

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15.Making an Old School Type Logo in Illustrator

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16.Creating Wood Grain Screencast

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17.Quickly Build an Online Portfolio

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18.Create Dynamic Interface Elements

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19.Create a Retro Type Logo

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20.Setting up Illustrator to Create Web Layouts

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Inkscape Web Design Tuts

In case you weren’t aware, Inkscape is an open source vector software program, similar to Adobe Illustrator.

1.Creating a Grunge Style Vector in Illustrator

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2.Ajaxian-What is and How to use Inkscape

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3.Design a Woodgrain Effect in Inkscape

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4.Creating a Coffee Cup in Inkscape

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5.Drawing a Realistic Vector Guitar in Inkscape

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The GIMP Web Design Tuts

1.30 Awesome Web 2.0 Layer Styles for GIMP

Not a tutorial but a really nice collection of layer styles you can install and use with the GIMP.

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2.Create a Simple Logo wih GIMP

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3.Complete Web Design Tutorial

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4.Blog Theme Design Tutorial

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5.Design and Code a Website with GIMP

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6.Design a Clean and Simple Layout

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7.Creating a Professional and Clean Web Header

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8.Design a Modern Navigation in GIMP

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9.Creating a Tabbed Menu Navigation

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10.Creating the MSNBC Effect in GIMP

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Fireworks Web Design Tuts

1.Design a Wavy and Unique Header in Fireworks

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2.Using Fireworks CS3 to Design Effective and Interactive Websites

This is a must read article for any fireworks fan, straight from the Adobe website.

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3.Awesome Light effects in Fireworks

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4.Designing Night Clouds in Fireworks

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5.Web 2.0 Styles for Fireworks

Not really a tutorial, but a really nice collection of styles for fireworks free for you to download.

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6.Awesome Floral Type in Fireworks and Photoshop

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7.Getting Gritty with Fireworks

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8.Fireworks 101

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9.Rapid Prototyping in Fireworks CS3

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10.Abduzeedo Job Board Banner in Fireworks

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Photoshop Web Design Tuts

1.Using a Simple Layout to Mix and Match the Look of the Design

Collis just launched web design week on psdtuts, and with it brought this amazing tutorial. It is really inspiring to watch such a simple layout transform into so many designs.

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2.Create a Hand Drawn Layout in Photoshop

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3.Creating a Premium Wordpress Theme, Part One, The Mockup

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4.Create a Unique Grungy Web Layout

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5.Design a Unique Business Layout

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6.Create a Cartoon Grunge Layout

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7.Design a Photography Web Layout

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8.Design a Video Sharing Website in Photoshop

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9.Create a Dark Theme Website from Scratch

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10.Easily Create a Unique Website Header

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11.Create a Grunge Interface in Photoshop

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12.Design a Gaming Layout from Scratch

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13.Create a Sleek, High End Website

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14.Design a Creative Studio Webpage

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15.Create an Urban Style Layout

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16.Design an Awesome Band Website

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17.Create a Beautiful Photography Layout

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18.Create a Simple and Sleek Web 2.0 Footer

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19.Create a Design Agency Layout

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20.Design a Hosting Website in Photoshop

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21.Create a Desktop Enviroment in Photoshop

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22.Create a Clean Business Layout

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23.Design a Restaraunt Layout

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24.How to Make the Viget Inspire Background

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25.How to Make Beautiful Buttons in Photoshop

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26.Create a Slick Blue Navigation

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27.Elements of Great Web Desing-The Polish

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28.Dark and Clean Web Design Layout

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29.Old Paper Portfolio Layout

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30.Create a Dark Portfolio Design

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Did I miss any? Feel free to share some of your favorite web design tutorials for your sofwtare of choice in the comment section!



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