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  • Design & Illustration
    Working with 3D Objects and Transparencies to Make a Vector Cola Bottle DesignPreview
    VECTORTUTS has covered Illustrator's 3D effects a few times, so the basics should already be familiar to you. In this tutorial, we'll be taking those skills up a notch and discussing how Illustrator deals with transparency in 3D objects. In just a few steps you'll have created a plastic cola bottle, which is ideally suited for those of you involved in product marketing.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Tip: Save Time by Using Multiple Classes200x200
    One of the most exhausting aspects of web development is writing out endless amounts of CSS styling for various elements - that differ only slightly in style from one another. It has taken the life (or will) of many a talented designer. Well, why give each element its own unique CSS entry, when you can mix match and add re-usable CSS styling to elements using multiple CSS classes? Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create A Natural Composition with Light Shining Through a Rustic FencePreview
    Replicating the beauty of nature has always captured the interest of many. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a sunlit sky, an old rusty fence with a few winding vines with spring flowers, and the dramatic light that's shining through.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Tabbed Interface Using jQuery200x200
    Creating tabbed interfaces suddenly becomes a piece-of-cake when using the Tabs function in the jQuery UI library. It can be utilized to create completely unique interfaces without having to be a coding God - using only one line of code! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Easily Make Shiny Realistic Vector HairPreview
    This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to easily make realistic-looking shiny vector hair. We'll be creating S shapes and using them to construct natural looking hair. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art DesignPreview
    Pop art is alive! As I'm a big fan of grunge style, I'll show you how to design a simple but nice vintage pop art piece with some wear and tear. This is a basic to intermediate tutorial, so you don't need to be a guru to work with this effect and get an awesome result!Read More…
  • Code
    Checking in With Eric Meyer200x200
    Last week, I was lucky enough to be granted a short email interview with Eric Meyer. Some of you might have noticed that his name came up a few times last week; well now you know why! In this interview, Eric talks about where he sees CSS moving as well as his work life after having another baby girl. If you have any additional questions, leave a comment and - just maybe - Eric might respond. No promises! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    5 Ways to Customize Adobe IllustratorPreview
    Adobe did such a great job of thinking of everything in the entire Creative Suite, they even thought of ways to let us think of our own ways to improve upon it, if you can follow this twisted logic. In this article, I'll share some Illustrator tweaks and customizations that you may find useful.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rendering a Striking Matchbox in PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial consists of creating a digital illustration in Photoshop of a box of matches. We'll be creating the matchbox cover design, the striker on the matchbox from a pattern, and placing the cardboard texture on the box. We'll also create the matches and align everything into a 3D perspective.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Tip: Insert Flash the Correct Way200x200
    You create your site the right way. You follow all of the rules, so that in the end, you can proudly have a link to w3's validator, confirming your site's perfection. There's just one problem: if you embed any flash into your page, you'll get several errors. That's because the embed tag is not a valid tag. You need to insert your flash the correct way! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    50+ Great Lyric Writing ResourcesLyrics
    Want to get started writing your own lyrics? There’s a long way between the beginner’s "violets are red" debut and award-winning wordsmithing, so here’s a bunch of great resources to help get you on your way. Includes tools, how to guides, communities, recommended books and sources of inspiration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Stylized Vector Dog TagsDogtags200
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a stylized realistic object with gradients and layer blends. We'll learn how to use the blend tool, how to add and subtract shapes, and overlay them. Let's jump in and make some stylized vector dog tags in Illustrator.Read More…