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  • Code
    40 Super-Neat JavaScript Plugins200x200
    The right combination of JavaScript plugins can turn a simple website into a fantastic one - all while requiring minimal work on your behalf. Today, we'll review forty of the most popular plugins available. If we missed some, let us know in the comments!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create A Realistic Chef's Knife in IllustratorPreview
    If you love cooking, then this tutorial is just for you! Learn how to create a realistic chef's knife by using simple paths and gradients. We'll use relatively easy techniques to give an object volume, control the lighting, and make it look super sharp. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text - Part IFinal
    This is the first part of a two part series. Part two will be released tomorrow. In this piece you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your art to the next level. Don't miss it!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Propellerhead Record’s Channel StripThumb
    Propellerhead’s new killer app Record has finally landed. Its an affordable all-in-one recording and production solution and after spending some time with both the beta and final release, I can safely say its about the most CPU efficient DAW I have ever used. I thought it might be useful for some of you who are using Record, or thinking about purchasing it, to see a run through of some of its key sections. This tutorial will simply walk through the different modules of the monster channel strip in Record’s main mixer.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Using Splines to Add Detail to Your High-Poly Model in 3ds MaxThumbnail
    Splines are an often-overlooked aspect of 3ds max when it comes to game art. Most people know that you can use a spline for a wire - but you can also use it for things like grooves, whole objects like handles, and even text! In this tutorial, we'll take a look at some of these advanced ways that splines can be used to save a lot of time on tasks that would otherwise have to be done by hand.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vladimir Tomin InterviewP
    Vladimir Tomin is a Russian native with a unique style of design. A fantastic mix of hand drawn elements and digital art fused together create imagery from Vlad's life as well as his favorite things in life. Vlad also creates motion graphics and talks about how he incorporates Photoshop into them. He also tells us his opinion on the most important parts of attracting clients. And as usual we get an explanation of how he created one of his best illustrations. This is another great interview with another talented artist, so lets get into it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Chris Alexander, AKA YiporiPreview
    Chris Alexander is an experienced web designer from England. In addition to this he's following his passion for creating cute characters, which he brands as Yipori. He's working hard to make the transition to freelancing as an illustrator. He's been creating these fun loving characters in Illustrator, after experimenting with other software and workflows. Learn all about his motivation, inspiration, and creative drive!Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web - AugustDirty coding
    August was a month filled with excellent articles from around the Net. We can always rely on major companies to provide some interesting fodder for developers; Yahoo! started suggesting Firefox users try IE8 and Google unveiled a faster, sleeker search engine. Oh, and if you've ever released some imperfect shoddy code to meet a deadline, than you'll appreciate some examples of dirty hacks used in games. All these and more in August's edition of Best of the Web.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Unique Colorful Site LayoutPreview
    This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a professional website with a funky colorful flair. The tutorial features some great colors, effects and layer styles in which you can use over and over for future projects. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Create A Vector Wacom Tablet In IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, I show you how to create a vector Wacom tablet in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. In order to follow this tutorial, you should have some prior experience with the Pen Tool and know how to manipulate preexisting points and curves. If you don't know how to do this already, you may have a hard time following some of these steps. I strongly recommend you learn the Pen Tool (Illustrator's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide is a good tutorial on that), inside and out, considering Illustrator practically revolves around it. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Custom File Extension AIR AppPreview
    This tutorial will explain how to make your own file extensions in Adobe AIR. I'll show you how to build a small application, save the positions of a couple movieclips within it, and reload them when the application is launched. Follow along and see if you can come up with your own uses for Custom File Extensions..Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use a Parametric EqualizerThumb
    The equalizer is an important piece of audio technology. As one of my Conservatorium tutors once said, when you’re setting up a session, adding an EQ as the first insert is almost as essential as creating the tracks themselves. Studio audio isn’t about capturing every frequency of every sound: it’s about creating a polished track that highlights the best of each instrument. Let’s take a look at this basic yet widely misunderstood tool, the parametric EQ plug-in.Read More…