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  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Yiying Lu, aka Fail Whale CreatorThumbnail
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    I'm excited to present you an interview with Yiying Lu, a bubbly Sydney based designer who is responsible for one of the most iconic images Fail Whale which appears on the micro-blogging/social network Twitter whenever their server slows down. Her Fail Whale illustration has been so much loved that some of the Twitter users became fans of this whale so much so that there is a Fail Whale Fan Club. But, that is not the only feather in Yiying's hat, she has been named as one of 100 Emerging Leaders in Australia in Innovation category. She is also the winner of the Shorty Awards (the best producers of short content on Twitter) and creator of Foul Owl, the illustration used by Twitter for suspended/spammer accounts. Yiying has a number of appealing designs and illustrations in her portfolio and a confident artist that she is, her dream job is to give visual refreshment to the current Google Logo, so read on into this interview to learn more about her.Read More…
  • Code
    iMac Winners!Imac graphic
    Now our birthday celebrations are over, it's time to reveal the two winners of the Tuts+ iMac giveaway. Winners were selected with the 'true random' number generator at random.org and have been notified via email. Hit the jump to see the results!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    iMac Winners!Imac graphic
    Now our birthday celebrations are over, it's time to reveal the two winners of the Tuts+ iMac giveaway. Winners were selected with the 'true random' number generator at random.org and have been notified via email. Hit the jump to see the results!Read More…
  • Code
    A Crash-Course in Advanced CSS3 Effects200x200
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    Webkit is one of the few - if only - browser engines that really embraces advanced CSS3 effects. Unfortunately, this presents somewhat of a double-edged sword. We get to play with all of these amazing effects - such as CSS masks, reflections, transitions, animations, scaling, etc. - yet, we can't truly implement them into our projects until more browsers provide support. With all of that said, it's important to be on the cutting edge of what's possible. In today's video tutorial, we'll review a bunch of different neat effects that can be used in Safari 4, Chrome, and for all iPhone development. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    81 Pixel perfect Social Media IconsPreview
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    Format: PNGSize: 122x42, 32x32, 16x16License: Free for personal and commercial work. No attribution required.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Mac vs. PC ResultsScale
    Well I've counted up the comment results for Mac Lover's Week. I thought I'd share the results. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Mac OSX Intro Video with C4D - Day 2Thumb
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    In day 2 of this tutorial, we will finish up in Cinema 4D, then head over into After Effects and see how to put all the pieces together.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Give Drums Impact with Parallel CompressionThumb
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    It seems that the more elements your drum mix is comprised of, the harder it is to give them impact. With mics on the majority of drums, plus overheads, room mics and even the occasional hallway mic, there are so many different sounds competing with each other, even though together they comprise one instrument. Parallel compression is a really easy way to give some impact to the most important elements of the kit.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Basic Guide to Photoshop CS4 Adjustment LayersPreview
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    Photoshop CS4 has a new Panel named Adjustments, based on the Adjustment Layers of previous versions. These adjustments can be used for non-destructive editing, can be masked to edit only a part of an image, it can be applied to several layers on a single document and even you can change the Adjustment Layer's Blending Mode to create outstanding results. This time we'll take a tour around this wonderful new feature.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make an Eye-Popping Vector EyeballPreview
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    Need to improve your Illustrator skills? Learn to make an eye-popping vector eyeball with this intermediate Illustrator tutorial. We'll use numerous Illustrator tools, including 3D tools, to create this illustration. Let's get started!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a New York Subway Entrance in Maya: Part 1200preview
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    In this three part video tutorial series, lead video game artist, Ron Davey, will walk you through the process of creating a game-ready environment prop in Autodesk Maya, and also share his personal techniques and thoughts along the way. In this, the first part of the series, Ron will begin by modeling the low-poly mesh from reference, and then move on to creating the high-poly source for the purpose of baking normal maps.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    25 High-Quality, Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Creating Cute CharactersPreview
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    Cute isn't limited to one style or genre - there's no limit to the characters one can create. There have been quite a few Adobe Illustrator tutorials released on Vectortuts+ and across the web that will help you advance your skills in creating cute, vector character designs. We've assembled them here for you to reference and practice. These tutorials cover a range of techniques, tips, workflows, and are targeted at beginners all the way to professionals looking for refined results. If you've ever wanted to take your Illustrator character design skills to the next level, then bookmark this article in Delicious, Favorite it in Twitter, or give it some Cow Bell, because it's one you'll want to come back to.Read More…