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Best of the Web – February 2009

by Grant Friedman

on February 28, 2009

in Monthly Reviews

February was another fantastic month in the design community.  Tons of excellent articles, tutorials and resources were published on a growing number of design websites.  February in particular was one of the busiest months I’ve had in a long time.  In addition to keeping this site up-to-date, I have also been working heavily on my book, as well as guest posting on some other sites as well.  This post is a review of some of my favorite articles from the month of February.

GUEST ARTICLES I’VE WRITTEN

VECTORTUTS: Best of the Web – February 2009
Every month I write the Best of the Web article for VECTORTUTS.  Check it out, there was a lot of great vector content this month.

Art Bistro: Survive an All Nighter
An article rationalizing the nocturnal life-style.

Art Bistro: Choosing Design as a Degree Can Give You an Edge
Choosing a design degree can be the difference between finding a job and not.  This article explains why.

FAVORITE TUTORIALS

Tutorial for Colorful Lighting Effect In Illustrator
This is a really nice tutorial explaining how to create a smokey light effect in Illustrator.

Picking Colors for Your Design
I’m a sucker for Fireworks tutorials.  Here’s a great screencast from my friends at From the Couch.

DESIGN NEWS

Logo Designer Blog
A new blog by Jacob Cass from Just Creative Design.

WhatTheFont for iPhone
Did you know that you can now identify fonts using your iPhone with My Font’s new What the font tool?

5 Reasons to Subscribe to Design Blogs
My Ink Blog gives the rationale for subscribing to RSS feeds.

Meet the New Tuts
Envato’s TUTS family of websites gets a re-branding.

Go Media Vector Set 14

Go Media releases the complete Vector Set 14.

Graphic River
Sell your design files on Graphic River!

About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.