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  • Music & Audio
    How to Audition Reason Combinator Blends with Your KeyboardThumb
    Finding a set of sounds that work well together can be difficult. In Reason, it can be a laborious effort to create a combination of instruments, record some MIDI on each and then play them back. In this tutorial, we’ll look at a trick you can use in Reason to allow you to hear playback from multiple Combinators in real-time from your MIDI controller.Read More…
  • Code
    5 Ways to Instantly Write Better CSSCss
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    Sure, anyone can write CSS. Even programs are doing it for you now. But is the CSS any good? Here are 5 tips to start improving yours.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Luke Feldman AKA SKAFFSSkaffsthumbnail1
    Luke Feldman is an Australian artist working professionally as a multimedia designer. He has developed SKAFFS, a collection of vibrant and quirky ideas which can be best described as beautiful, elegant and colorful. His original and distinctive style of illustration makes his work easily recognizable and immediately succeeds in grabbing full attention of a viewer. This freelance illustrator, animator and sound producer has worked for huge companies like Coca Cola, Apple, and Facebook among others. Being fun, colorful and attractive his work quite naturally translates into sculpture, animation, skate deck lines, vinyl adhesive lines, toys, and more. So lets have a digital chat with this multi-talented artist!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Sources of Inspiration from Stone, Dirt, and RustPreview
    Design inspiration can come from all kinds of sources. Dirt, stones and rust can be excellent sources of inspiration for textured and grunge-style designs. Many websites are now using textured background images to replicate these items, and these techniques can be used in a variety of ways in graphic design. In this post, we'll look at some photographs and websites for inspiration, tutorials to show some techniques for incorporating these textures into your work, and some Photoshop brushes to make it easier. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Love-Lee Vector Set200x200
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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Interplay of Abstract Light StreaksPreview small
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    This tutorial is inspired by the work of the Lichfaktor collective. You should really take a look at their pictures, which are pure urban poetry. I basically wanted a simple way to create similar light effects without freezing my bones outside at night. To achieve this we'll use both Illustrator to design the basic shapes and Photoshop to create the lighting effects. Since everything is going to be done with smart objects and layer styles, the final image will be scalable at any size.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
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    File Type: EPSLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a "Light-tastic" Logo Reveal Animation - Day 2Light tastical preview3
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    In part 2 we learn how to use 32-bit compositing with custom particle shapes to create the "light-tastical" light streaking logo reveal animation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #4: On Your Side by Brannon HedgcothWorkshop
    Recently we posted about our new weekly feature, Workshops. This is how it works: you upload your tracks, and each week we publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song. Here's our fourth, On Your Side by Brannon Hedgcoth.Read More…
  • Business
    Get Your Money: Best Invoicing Practices for FreelancersInvoice
    As a freelancer, the most important part of your day can be spent sending out invoices. While you might run across a client or two who is happy to send you payment as soon as he receives a finished product, most will wait for your invoice: no invoice, no money. That means invoicing is just something you do. It's necessary — but it's also a system you can improve on. Taking a look at some best practices for invoicing can help you tighten up your own system. You can get the money you're owed without taking too much time away from your income-producing work.Read More…
  • Code
    Building the imgPreview jQuery Plugin200x200
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    Today, we'll be featuring the winner of our "Screencast Competition". Created by James Padolsey, this video tutorial will demonstrate how to build a relatively advanced jQuery plugin from scratch. A big congratulations goes out to James. He'll be receiving $200 cash, a 1 year subscription to TUTS+, and $100 worth of credit at our Envato marketplaces. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Amazing C4D Tutorials for PhotoshoppersPreview c4d
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    Some of the world's most outstanding Photoshop illustrators don't only use Photoshop. Many have also mastered Cinema 4D, allowing them to add stunning 3D shapes and effects to their work. If you feel like you've got some skill with Photoshop, why not challenge yourself by adding a new design weapon to your arsenal? In this post we've collected 40 high quality and free C4D tutorials to help you get started!Read More…