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  • Code
    JavaScript and the DOM Series: Lesson 1200x200
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    Hello and welcome to the first part of what will hopefully be an extensive series covering core aspects of the JavaScript programming language and the DOM API. While frameworks such as jQuery, Prototype and MooTools are great ways of suppressing browser bugs and speeding up development, it's important to know and understand the underlying technologies. This series intends to tell you what you need to know about JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM). Even if you swear by a particular library this will still benefit you - knowing how something works under the skin can only be a good thing!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating Sample & Hold Synth Effects in Propellerhead ReasonThumb
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    Even if you are not familiar with the term ‘sample and hold’ it’s pretty likely you have heard one of these effects in action. If you know the classic track ‘Rez’ by Underworld then have most certainly come across the technique, as the entire track is based around a resonant synth line modulated by a sample and hold LFO.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Digital Illustration Using Birds - Screencast25
    "This tutorial is all about creating an illustration using just a few stock images of birds. The composition is quite simple, but with a little inspiration you can create something really nice. I would like to thank Flavius for giving me a hand with this - much appreciated!" Constantin PotoracRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing TechniquesPreview
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    The traditional form of drawing and sketching is a highly sought after skill. Develop your personal drawing abilities by following this collection of 40 great tutorials on advanced drawing techniques, including general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art and some methods for transforming your creations into digital format.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    VFX Tip: Compositing Fog or MistCompositingfog preview
    Compositing fog elements seems like a pretty straightforward thing to do in After Effects. Shoot or render your fog element against black, and then Add or Screen it on top of your footage, right? Wrong. This method is incorrect. Daniel Broadway goes over why.Read More…
  • Code
    You Still Can't Create a jQuery Plugin?200x200
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    It's tough. You read tutorial after tutorial, but they all assume that you know more than you actually do. By the time you're finished, you're left feeling more confused than you initially were. Why did he create an empty object? What does it mean when you pass "options" as a parameter? What do "defaultsettings" actually do? Never fear; I'm going to show you exactly how to build your own "tooltip" plugin, at the request of one of our loyal readers. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Three-Color Illustration for Screen PrintingDesign and illustration
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    This tutorial shows step-by-step how to create separated artwork for a screen printed T-shirt.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an Advanced “Poll” jQuery PluginCode
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    In this tutorial we’re going to be creating a jQuery plugin from start to finish; this plugin will allow us (or other developers) to easily add a simple poll widget to a web page or blog. By poll widget, I mean an area in which a question is posed which visitors are encouraged to answer. Once they have answered the question the results of the poll will then be displayed.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Print-Ready Accordion Fold Document in Adobe InDesignDesign and illustration
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    Walk through the creation of an Accordion Fold Document InDesign document. This tutorial is targeted at the beginner to intermediate level designer. Delve into the details of numerous settings and learn a professional workflow for exporting documents for print.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Make Stock Loops Sound Unique with Rhythm Treatments in LogicThumb
    Logic Studio provides fantastic value for the hobbyist and professional musician alike. With over 18,000 loops, it also provides a huge variety of samples that can be used to lay the foundations of new songs, beats and scores. That said, it is easy, in the world of digital audio, to become a victim of 'preset-itis' - using loops, samples, and software instrument presets that can be heard throughout today's film, television and popular music. With just a few simple tricks up your sleeve, however, you can turn boring, heard-it-a-million-times presets and turn them into something unique.Read More…
  • Code
    Chatting With Chris CoyierChristhumbnail
    Many of us here at Nettuts+ are big fans of Chris Coyier and his work on CSS-Tricks.com. Throughout the years Chris has published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers and developers improve their skills. Today, we will sit down with the man behind these articles, and chat with him about CSS, design, and life in the town of Portland.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Angry-Clean Bar of Vector Soap200soap
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a bar of soap and give it a retro look. This isn't just any soap though, but vector soap that has a stylistic nod to Fight Club. I am jacks clean, calm, vector rage! Let's get to it!Read More…