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  • Design & Illustration
    Theo Aartsma InterviewP
    Theo Aartsma is an accomplished veteran in the design world. Theo has a bachelors in multimedia and his art focuses on blending illustrated typography with 2 and 3D art that he creates himself. You can learn more about detail about his techniques in the tutorial How to Illustrate Type Using Cinema 4D and Photoshop - Psd Plus Tutorial. In this interview, Theo will describe why he loves using nature as a theme in his work, as well as tell us about one of his most visually stimulating illustrations called "Digital Heroes." This is another great interview so lets begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Inspirational Vector Flickr Groups, and a Truckload of Awesome Vector ArtPreview
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    If your considering placing your vectors on Flickr, then here are some groups to submit your work to. There are a wide range of vector groups. Some focused around programs like Illustrator and Inkscape, other focused on websites, like the Vectortuts+ Flickr group, there are some large anything goes vector Flickr groups, and some small groups with a tight focus and active communities. One of the strategies to getting lots of feedback on your work is to submit it to numerous relevant groups - especially, those with active communities. Let's take a look at these groups and a whole bunch of awesome vector art. It's time to get your vector on!Read More…
  • Code
    Using htaccess Files for Pretty URLS200x200
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    Continuing our review of htaccess files, today we'll examine how to use mod_rewrite to create pretty URLs.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    19 Free After Effects PluginsThumbnail
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    There are so many plugins that you can purchase for After Effects that allow you to do incredible things. However, with the economy hurting and everybody looking for a little help, Topher has created an AE Plugin Stimulus Package to give your projects a free little boost!Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web - July 2009Girl
    With another month having come and gone, it's always nice to take a look at what it had to offer us on the web. In this roundup you'll find inspiration from sporting greats, pop legends and German soft drink manufacturers. There are interviews from industry experts, as well as a load of tutorials from elsewhere around the Flash blog-o-sphere. Of course, freebies are always welcome, so you'll find an ActionScript Migration Cookbook from Adobe, a funky Music Visualizer and several others.. Plenty to get your teeth into!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Glowing Mouse Trailer in FlashPreview
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    Mouse Trailers are objects which follow the mouse cursor as you move it. In this tutorial, I'll help you create a blue and shiny mouse trailer using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Manipulation with Celemony MelodyneThumb
    Celemony Melodyne is a powerful pitch correction tool commonly used by producers and engineers for vocal pitch corrections. Melodyne can also do much more, all while maintaining a professional and convincing sound. Today, we're going to look at a couple of different ways Melodyne can help you in your next studio project.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - July 2009P
    The month of July had a lot of interesting articles on furthering one's self as a designer. Whether you are looking to become famous, or more proficient and informed, we got you covered. Also, did you know that marketing tips from a children's lemonade stand can help you market yourself as a designer? Well all that is included in this month's web roundup. We also have a set of great tutorials including two very different ones on digital painting, and our usual set of amazing freebies that include a set of seasonal RSS icons, as well as a great array of textures. So lets get into this month's roundup!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - July 2009Preview
    Each month we round up some of the best vector content on the web and post it here for everyone to enjoy. This month we had a lot of fun identifying the best vector tutorials, freebies, and articles. Take a moment and review some of the best vector content from around the web for the month of July.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create an Awesome Exploding Glass Effect with Thinking Particles and 3ds MaxSmall%20preview
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    It is always a good idea to learn as many new techniques as possible to help flesh out your CG scenes. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an impressive breaking glass effect using 3ds Max 2009 and Thinking Particles 3.Read More…
  • Code
    From CodeIgniter to Ruby on Rails: A ConversionCodeigniter
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    Today, we'll be creating a simple shoutbox using the CodeIgniter PHP framework. We'll then port this exact application, piece-by-piece, to Ruby on Rails!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Why You Should Always Buy Top-Quality Audio GearMusic and audio
    When buying music gear, it’s always worth investing in quality. If you buy a guitar that sounds bad no matter how you play, you’ll never learn to play well. You’re more likely to get discouraged and give up. I started learning music when I was a student with a part time job. While I saved up for my first synth, I spent a lot of time visiting music shops and deciding which keyboard to buy. There is something very liberating about going into a shop when you can’t afford to buy anything. To begin with, I had no idea of the gap between home gear and pro gear, but I learned quickly.Read More…