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  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Inspiring Pixel Artists, Tutorials, and ResourcesPreview
    Pixel by painstakingly crafted pixel, artists create masterpieces styled as early video game art. Let's take a look at some of the top pixel art studios and artists that will leave your mouth dripping with wet little squares. Then we'll review a wide range of beginner to comprehensive pixel art tutorials. And don't miss all the articles, resources, and collection of other cool stuff to be found in this solid collection of pure pixel love.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Steps to a Practice Session that Gets ResultsPractice
    If you’re serious about your instrument, you practice. You either set aside blocks of time throughout the week or you trust yourself to pick up your guitar or start belting because you love doing it. There are notable examples of musicians who don’t practice—take Slash from Guns N’ Roses, for example—but they sure did before they reached their peak (and they’d probably grow as players if they took it up again). There’s just no getting around practice as an integral part of your continuing skill as an instrumentalist. Finger memory and fast chord changes, knowing your limits and expanding them, these are all things that come from dedicated, regular practice.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Transparent Battery IconBattery400
    In this tutorial, we'll create a detailed icon of a battery similar to the one used for the iPhone touch. The battery "fuel" color can be changed as well as the "fuel" level, allowing the icon to be used to create a battery or power meter for applications, or simply as a graphic in any type of design.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Professional Podcasts with GarageBandGbthumb
    We tend to focus on the production of music around here, but ever since we launched AUDIOTUTS we’ve had many requests for a tutorial on podcasting. This is that tutorial. GarageBand isn’t the most complicated or expensive piece of software around and it’s certainly never used in professional studio recording, but it’s more than you’ll ever need for any kind of podcast. And if you know you’re only going to record podcasts, and never get into music production, why break the bank?Read More…
  • Code
    How to Create a Wordpress Theme from Scratch200x200
    Following on from the recent article on "PSD to HTML", this tutorial will look at taking a HTML/CSS template and turning it into a functioning WordPress theme. There is so much you can do when creating your own theme we couldn't nearly cover it all. So, we're going to look at how themes are structured, creation of the core files and splitting up that index.html file. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Win an Mbox 2 Pro in the AudioJungle Composition ChallengeCompetition mbox2pro
    Over at AudioJungle, we're running a composition challenge. To enter, you take our motif in either MIDI or MP3 format, and incorporate it into your own composition - but the motif must remain the main theme of the track. The reward for your labors? The winning contestant gets a brand new Mbox 2 Pro, which is valued at US$799 and comes with Pro Tools LE. It's everything you need to make music at home.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Getting to Grips with the Vanishing Point FilterPreview
    These two tutorials are simple guides about using Photoshop's Vanishing Point filter in photo editing. We'll learn some of the basics about making selections, cloning areas, and pasting images into the vanishing point filter window. This is a beginner level tutorial that will help you master the basics on this topic.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Process of Designing a Killer LogoPreview
    Designing a killer logo has everything to do with concept and little to do with technical prowess or how well you can use a design program. Also, when it comes down to it vector is the most versatile and useful format for logo design. This article will cover the creative process behind creating a strong conceptual logo and how to use Adobe Illustrator to your advantage when creating a logo.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville PosterVaudeville poster final thumbnail
    In this tutorial, we'll learn how create a turn-of-the-century Vaudeville poster. This uniquely appealing style of advertisement was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You sir! You madam! Step right up and prepare to be amazed as we transport an image of two friends back in time to create a poster advertisement without compare!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Tape Stop Effect with Cubase 4Tape
    In this tutorial we are going to look at two alternative methods of creating the sound effect of a turntable or tape being unplugged and slowing to a halt within a music track. You may have heard this effect on the vocals of the Black Eyed Peas song Hey Mama. Sid Vicious' My Way also features the subtle effect of a turntable being turned off just before the song changes from the pompous introduction to the full blown punk section. I'm going to start by doing something similar to the effect in the Sid Vicious song using some pre-prepared audio and Cubase's pitch shift envelope tool, then move on to an electro track that I've prepared where we will automate the freeware plug-in Tapestop VST to slow down some vocals whilst the music remains unaffected.Read More…
  • Code
    Use the jQuery UI to Control the Size of Your Text200x200
    JQuery's UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Pair of Sweet Gradient Mesh CherriesCherries200
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a pair of cherries solely with the Gradient Mesh tool. If you're not familiar with the Gradient Mesh tool, then this is a great tutorial to learn how to start using it. You can create artwork with a semi-realistic to very realistic look with that tool. It can take effort to master, but it's worth your time.Read More…