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  • Design & Illustration
    Glossy Icon in Photoshop9
    The difficulty in designing web graphics is not so much in the actual execution of the design, but more in the planning of it. At the same time you want the graphic to be eye-catching, yet smooth and small enough so it doesn't dominate your layout. This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that - Arik Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Improve Your Mixes With This Critical Listening ExerciseMixingdesk
    When I teach recording classes my favorite lesson is this critical listening exercise. It’s fun and light, and practicing it helps us all improve our mixes. First, let’s look at what makes a great mix, then we’ll jump into the exercise.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Create a Mashup by Combining 3 Different APIs200x200
    This tutorial will show you how to create a mashup of three different APIs including integration with Google Maps. This idea came about when I was searching through ProgrammableWeb's API directory for a couple APIs that complimented each other enough that I could use one to provide the other with data. What I came up with will be known as the "Beer Mashup". Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rainbow Logo in Photoshop - Screencast12
    This tutorial is another user's request. It's an easy technique, but I'm sure you will be able to use it in all sorts of designs. It's very versatile. In this case I used this technique for a logo, but I could use it to create grids with light effects as well - Fabio Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Web 2.0 Footer in Photoshop11
    Since Web 2.0 hit the internet, footers have become more important than ever, and there has been some great looking work done downstairs. In this tutorial I'll show you how to produce a sleek looking site footer in Photoshop - Daniel LopesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Draw A Realistic Vector Guitar in InkscapePreview 200x200
    This tutorial will go over the techniques used to draw a realistic guitar from scratch using the free vector program Inkscape. To complete this tutorial, you should already have a basic knowledge of vector tools, such as: the Pen tool, Edit Path Nodes tools, and you should be familiar with the Fill and Stroke toolbox. Let's get rockin' vector style.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Astounding Photographer and Digital Illustrator Greg MartinPre
    Greg Martin is an amazing digital illustrator that is currently living in Portland Oregon. His themes are focused on celestial art and space scenes. In this interview, Greg gives seasoned advice on how to become successful with using Photoshop. Greg also takes amazing pictures, learn how he uses Photoshop for his photography. Now lets get into this interview.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Digital Smoke in Photoshop - Screencast15
    In this tutorial we are going to show you how to easily create digital abstract smoke using both Illustrator and Photoshop. One of the best things about this technique is that it’s very customizable and you can do it pretty quickly - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    3D Web Design Effect in Photoshop14
    In this tutorial I will show you some very easy techniques, using gradients and layer styles, that we can use to produce nice subtle 3D effects in our web designs - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Simulate Fractals in PhotoshopPreview
    Have you ever seen those outstanding fractal images with a lot of swirls and colors? Some of those were build simulating fractals or repeating shapes, where each shape is a reduced part of the whole, others were build mathematically. In this tutorial, we'll create a stylized fractal design using only Photoshop.Read More…
  • Code
    Organize Your Team with Collabtive 200x200
    When you're managing larger teams of writers, developers, artist, or whatever really, a collaboration software can come in handy. The most popular and most talked about in the blogosphere is without a doubt Basecamp, which is a hosted solution that will set you back $$ monthly. If you want to save in on that, or if you just want to have full control of your inside stuff, then open source solution Collabtive is for you. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop EffectsGrunge preview
    The grunge movement in design combines rips, tears, decay, smears and scratches to form a dark and gritty result. Here we've collected fifty of the best ever Photoshop grunge tutorials for your enjoyment and education.Read More…