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  • Design & Illustration
    FerrariFerrari 200x200
    File Type: Vector EPSLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic PosterPreview
    Let's get our own share of typography with this dark and grungy poster. No, this is not your typical design, as we'll be 'breaking the grid' in hope of creating a dynamic and exciting layout. So grab the usual tools of the trade, Photoshop and Illustrator, and follow these steps into creating your own solution.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sweet Pair of Glossy Vector LipsPreview
    Pucker up, let's create a sweet pair of super glossy vector lips. Start with a sketch, scan it in, Live Trace it, then proceed to color your illustration with layer upon glossy layer until your vector lips are complete. The workflow uses the Eraser Tool to reveal the shadows below, which is a useful approach to review. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Started With Cake PHP: Part 2200x200
    In our last CakePHP tutorial we looked at setting up the CakePHP framework and introduced some of the framework's basic concepts and terminology. Now we turn to illustrating more of CakePHP's rapid development capabilities using a personal blog application as an example. In the next set of tutorials we will build the blog application incrementally so that the basic CakePHP development process is laid out clearly instead of briefly mentioned as in other similar tutorials. In this tutorial we start with a basic authoring authentication component for the example blog application. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Record the Best Live Drum Sound EverThumb
    Recording drums is a bit of a lost art. Engineers used to spend a year experimenting with mics before they were allowed near a Fairlight or a Synclavia (old school samplers for the young among you). There was no Logic Pro, plug-ins or even very good effects, so it was all down to clever mic techniques and improvisation. Here’s a few tricks I picked up over the years—tips and tricks which come in handy time and time again.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web – October200x200 preview
    October was a really exciting month for the vector design community. Adobe released their much anticipated Illustrator CS4. Additionally, there were tons of great tutorials, free downloads and articles written. This roundup features some of the best vector content for the month of October.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - October3
    With another month in the books we can finally round up the best Tutorials, Freebies, and Articles. This month we found some great RSS icons as well as a pack of Halloween icons. An interesting X-Ray tutorial, and an article on how to become a Freelance Designer. This is definitely a good month so lets get into it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Illustrate a Wooden Frame on a Wall ScenePreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to draw a wooden frame. We'll place a photo inside the frame, add some reflection and dirt to the glass, then place the frame on a wall. You can take your favorite picture and make it look like it's hung in your home. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Moving On Up With James PadolseyMe
    At only eighteen years old, James Padolsey has proven himself to be a developer worth tracking. Hosting a knowledge that exceeds that of many people twice his age, it truly is a wonder how he's advanced so quickly. Today, we'll talk with him about his origins, his experiences working at his first design firm, and his thoughts on web development in general. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    10 Principles of the Logo Design MastersLogomas prev
    The veterans of the logo design industry have achieved their success for a reason. Sure, it's partially due to the years of practice, blood, sweat, tears and inky fingers. But mainly, it's because they stuck to the ten solid-gold principles of world class logo design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Spine-chilling Horror Photoshop EffectsSpine chilling prev
    It's that special time of year where we revel all things dark and creepy. To celebrate, we've collected 40 Photoshop techniques and effects to help you add a splash of macabre to your work. From twisted horror faces to ghosts, damned souls and zombies, you'll find it all here.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    5 Biggest Music DRM Debacles of All TimeDrm prev
    Thank God for DRM. Without it, the internet would be a cesspool of illegally pirated music, movies and software. Oh, wait, the internet totally is that, because DRM is, quite possibly, the most pointless innovation of the digital age. Companies spend millions of dollars each year coming up with new ways to protect their online content just to see some fifteen year old kid figure out how to circumvent it. Repeat as needed. But DRM isn't just an exercise in futility. When you absolutely, positively, must anger every customer you have, few weapons are better than DRM. Take these shenanigans, for example...Read More…