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  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with PhotoshopPreview
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    The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Build a Promotional iPhone App Website Wireframe in FireworksPreview
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    Wireframing is a useful part of the website design process. It's great to separate out this planning stage and have your page positioning, spacing, layout, and other elements like text size and tone works out before you jump into Photoshop to add color, texture, images, and effects to polish off your design. Fireworks is a great tool for creating a wireframe and while it doesn't work perfect with Photoshop, you can export over there and then build off your wireframe. We'll cover the design process of creating a wireframe for an iPhone application website in Fireworks. For those of you not familiar with this program, it will be a good jumping off point for using it to wireframe your web design projects. This is a first part of a multi-part series and will be fun!Read More…
  • Code
    5 Lesser Known JavaScript Libraries that Make Web Design Easier200x200
    In this round-up we'll be looking at 5 JavaScript libraries that can really ease the development of modern, attractive web sites. The libraries that we'll be looking at aren't libraries in the same sense as something like jQuery or the YUI; they're much smaller and much more specialized. But they're the best at what they do and provide unique functionality.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an OOP Tag Cloud in ActionScript 3.0Previewimage
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to build a flexible, animatable tagcloud using an Object Oriented Programming approach. I don't believe in a right or wrong method, but rather several degrees of efficiency. If you have any constructive criticism on my code feel free to comment. That said, lets start!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Design Reeses and HooversThumb
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    Have you ever wondered how your favourite dance music producers create those amazing sounds that make you jump on the dance floor? Well, it usually takes a lot of experience and a huge amount of time spent on experimenting and processing sounds a ridiculously high number of times. But it's quite hard to reach the stage of experimentation if you don't even know the basics behind some kind of sounds often heard in dance tracks. This tutorial will teach you how to design from scratch a DnB trademark, the reese bass, and how to reproduce the infamous hoover sound, introducing you to the technique of resampling.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Build an Advanced Drifting Car Rig in 3ds Max - Part 1Carrigthumb
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    In this advanced level tutorial, you will learn all of the steps necessary to build a fully functioning car rig in 3D Studio Max. This rig features working suspension, steering and body roll, as well as some functionality for drifting and powerslides. You will learn how to set up internal functionality through links, constraints, expressions, and parameter wiring. The final result will be a robust rig with easy, and accessible controls.Read More…
  • Code
    Our Biggest Launch of the Year!200
    In the last three years our Envato Marketplaces (FlashDen, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, AudioJungle and VideoHive) have grown like gangbusters, with big communities, huge libraries of files and lots of activity. So when we set out to redesign them earlier this year everyone on the team knew it was going to be big. What we didn't realise was HOW big it would eventually get! Today it gives me great pleasure to show you ...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Our Biggest Launch of the Year!200
    In the last three years our Envato Marketplaces (FlashDen, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, AudioJungle and VideoHive) have grown like gangbusters, with big communities, huge libraries of files and lots of activity. So when we set out to redesign them earlier this year everyone on the team knew it was going to be big. What we didn't realise was HOW big it would eventually get! Today it gives me great pleasure to show you ...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Cool Looking Molecule Effect in Maya and After EffectsPreview
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    This tutorial will focus on creating a cool molecule type object with Maya and finish the project off in After Effects. We will begin by modeling the molecule in maya, then create a shader via the hypershade panel and assign it to the object, and render out a still image. Lastly we will take it into After Effects, and create a camera that drifts and zooms towards the molecule. We will also add a few particles to the scene and comp it all together.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    42 Exemplary XSI TutorialsThumb
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    It took me a while to round these up, but from the farthest depths of the interwebs, they are here at last. This time I have imported the motherload....42 stupendous tutorials to keep your XSI mania at bay!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tomasz Opasinski InterviewPreview
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    Tomasz Opasinski is from Poland, works in the United States, and has a long history with numerous creative agencies. He's currently employed as Senior Art Director at BLT & Associates, Inc. He's mastered Photoshop, digital illustration, design, and continues to experiment whenever time allows. Tomasz has created hundreds and hundreds of posters for the movie industry. He shares his story with us, starting from humble beginnings and charting the rise to success. He shares his creative insights on design, inspiration, creativity, and more. This is an interesting and thoughtful interview from a talented artist, so lets jump into it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Jonathan BallPreview
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    Meet Jonathan Ball from Cardiff, UK. Jonathan's works as a designer, illustrator, and has immersed himself in numerous other creative spheres. He creates distinctively stylized work that is often infused with quirky characters. In this interview, he talks about his design and illustration work. Learn about how he's grown professionally, his passion for drawing and character design, his process in working with high-profile companies, and what his goals for future growth are. Let's have a chat with Jonathan!Read More…