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  • Music & Audio
    MIDI Editing in Pro ToolsMusic and audio
    Only a few months ago, Pro Tools was considered a laggard among DAWs when it came to MIDI capabilities in general — despite its position as the industry standard digital audio production solution. With the release of Pro Tools 8, Digidesign stepped up its game. Let’s take a close look at the new functionality.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Where You Store Your Source FilesOpenmic
    Audio files are big. I’m not talking about little compressed stereo MP3s, but uncompressed multi-track DAW source files. And they seem to multiply like rabbits. Where do you store them all? Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Code
    40 Super-Neat JavaScript Plugins200x200
    The right combination of JavaScript plugins can turn a simple website into a fantastic one - all while requiring minimal work on your behalf. Today, we'll review forty of the most popular plugins available. If we missed some, let us know in the comments!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create A Realistic Chef's Knife in IllustratorPreview
    If you love cooking, then this tutorial is just for you! Learn how to create a realistic chef's knife by using simple paths and gradients. We'll use relatively easy techniques to give an object volume, control the lighting, and make it look super sharp. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text - Part IFinal
    This is the first part of a two part series. Part two will be released tomorrow. In this piece you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your art to the next level. Don't miss it!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Propellerhead Record’s Channel StripThumb
    Propellerhead’s new killer app Record has finally landed. Its an affordable all-in-one recording and production solution and after spending some time with both the beta and final release, I can safely say its about the most CPU efficient DAW I have ever used. I thought it might be useful for some of you who are using Record, or thinking about purchasing it, to see a run through of some of its key sections. This tutorial will simply walk through the different modules of the monster channel strip in Record’s main mixer.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Using Splines to Add Detail to Your High-Poly Model in 3ds MaxThumbnail
    Splines are an often-overlooked aspect of 3ds max when it comes to game art. Most people know that you can use a spline for a wire - but you can also use it for things like grooves, whole objects like handles, and even text! In this tutorial, we'll take a look at some of these advanced ways that splines can be used to save a lot of time on tasks that would otherwise have to be done by hand.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vladimir Tomin InterviewP
    Vladimir Tomin is a Russian native with a unique style of design. A fantastic mix of hand drawn elements and digital art fused together create imagery from Vlad's life as well as his favorite things in life. Vlad also creates motion graphics and talks about how he incorporates Photoshop into them. He also tells us his opinion on the most important parts of attracting clients. And as usual we get an explanation of how he created one of his best illustrations. This is another great interview with another talented artist, so lets get into it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Chris Alexander, AKA YiporiPreview
    Chris Alexander is an experienced web designer from England. In addition to this he's following his passion for creating cute characters, which he brands as Yipori. He's working hard to make the transition to freelancing as an illustrator. He's been creating these fun loving characters in Illustrator, after experimenting with other software and workflows. Learn all about his motivation, inspiration, and creative drive!Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web - AugustDirty coding
    August was a month filled with excellent articles from around the Net. We can always rely on major companies to provide some interesting fodder for developers; Yahoo! started suggesting Firefox users try IE8 and Google unveiled a faster, sleeker search engine. Oh, and if you've ever released some imperfect shoddy code to meet a deadline, than you'll appreciate some examples of dirty hacks used in games. All these and more in August's edition of Best of the Web.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Unique Colorful Site LayoutPreview
    This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a professional website with a funky colorful flair. The tutorial features some great colors, effects and layer styles in which you can use over and over for future projects. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Create A Vector Wacom Tablet In IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, I show you how to create a vector Wacom tablet in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. In order to follow this tutorial, you should have some prior experience with the Pen Tool and know how to manipulate preexisting points and curves. If you don't know how to do this already, you may have a hard time following some of these steps. I strongly recommend you learn the Pen Tool (Illustrator's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide is a good tutorial on that), inside and out, considering Illustrator practically revolves around it. Let's get started!Read More…