Last web surfing conducted me to much better source of fresh news. And no, its not digg.com. Its Delicious. As the name suggests, its pretty good set of links about fresh topics. Wandering from link to link I eventually landed on graphics site. A surprising simplicity and correlation of elements I couldn't match provoked me to do some my own attempts.
Its not possible to learn on somebody else mistakes. We can learn only on our own. That why there no step-by-step guide how to create something requiring creativity. Have a vision and use proper tools. But as a general guide I could use this Jacci Bear's tutorial from about.com.