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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Original Wire TypographyDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, I will explain how to create original wire typography. There will be no need of stock images or fonts, since we will be making everything from scratch (and literally from scratch, because we will be tracing out our wires first on paper), then developing our typography in Adobe Illustrator CS4.Read More…
  • Code
    Diving into Django200x200
    It's always nice to branch out from our usual topics. For today's screencast entry, Jeff Hui will show us how to build a basic ticket management system, similar to Lighthouse. Though the project won't be nearly as advanced as Lighthouse - for obvious reasons - it should make for a nice starter for newcomers to the Django framework. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    5 Old and Rusty Textures200texture
    File Type: JPGSize: 2592px by 1944pxLicense: Copyright FreeRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Dhamindra Jeevan InterviewP
    Dhamindra Jeevan is a matte painter with a great eye for design. He enjoys painting breathtaking landscape shots as well as painting shots from his favorite films. In this interview, we discuss how to deal with creativity problems and what kind of tablets are good to use for painting.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Old Paper & Feather Pen Illustration200oldpaper
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create an old paper, some fancy paper treatments and a feather pen. These effects are all achieved with layer modes and gradients. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Exactly How to Use CSS Sprites200x200
    Today, Andres will be teaching us how to use CSS sprites to improve load times and decrease the number of HTTP requests that are made. As always, feel free to ask any questions in the comments area. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Transient Designers in Your MixesThumb
    Not long ago, transient designers were only available as hardware processors. Now, a number of DAWs and plug-ins are dragging the technology into the digital domain. With all these new emulations and interpretations of a classic processor becoming available, it's well worth familiarizing yourself with what could become an essential part of your production process.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Corkboard Texture PackPreview
    File Type: JPGSize: 2592px by 1944pxLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Splattered Vector and Photography Mash UpPreview
    Mixing Vector work with Photography is a great way to produce a fun and colorful art style. This approach is used in a variety of projects from club flyers and CD Artwork through to high-end advertising imagery. Expanding on the comprehensive guide to the Pen Tool by Ian Yates, we look at creative ways of implanting the tool. This tutorial should convince those of you lacking the confidence to draw within Photoshop to do so with style.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Foolproof Flowery Wallpaper PatternPreview
    Pattern possibilities in Illustrator are endless and knowing them back-to-front can only be a good thing. The key lies in perfect tessellation and while there are several ways of achieving this, it needn't be more complicated than the following steps describe.Read More…
  • Code
    Working with the jCrop Plugin200x200
    jCrop is a fantastic jQuery plugin that allows your users to easily crop their photos to the exact dimensions that they choose. Setting up such a system is easier than you might think. Brenley will show us how! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Sakke Soini InterviewP
    Sakke is an extremely talented designer residing in Helsinki, Finland. He attributes his style to old retro movies like Tron and various images he recalls from growing up in the 80's. His illustrations consist of vibrant colors and bizarre images that are unique and very well executed. In this interview, Sakke explains how he thinks a freelance designer should build up a client base, and a lot more. So check this one out. Read More…