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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Steampunk Style Illustration in Photoshop - Screencast266 steam punk
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    "Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading" James DaviesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Flag Graphic with Type in InDesignPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use InDesign's ability to create type on a curve, and flow that type from one curve to another. Along the way, you'll learn a slick technique for step and repeat and how to apply gradients to text. This technique will work in InDesign CS or later. This technique would also will work in Illustrator, with minor modifications.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Web 2.0 Document Search Site200x200
    In this article, we will create a document searching site with jQuery. This site will be used to search documents by specifying an extension (file type). The data is then filtered and sent to Google. We'll learn many jQuery tips and skills through the process. A gray box plugin called "ColorBox", and a toolTip plugin called "SimpleTip" will also be introduced in this article. Let's get started. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make the Most Out of Your Vector IllustrationsDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take your vector illustration and prep them for many uses, style them uniquely, and prepare them for sale on micro-stock sites. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Custom CMS Using PHP and MySQLiCode
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    In this video tutorial, we'll be building a custom Content Management System (CMS) using PHP and MySQLi. We'll start off by pulling our content from a MySQL database and then build a CMS admin panel to manage our content. For easy content management, we will be using TinyMCE as our editor. I hope you enjoy the screencast.Read More…
  • Code
    AS3 101: Functions – BasixPreview
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    This is part 2 of the introduction to ActionScript 3.0 series. We'll be talking about functions. Just like last time, when we focused on variables, we'll be primarily targeting the neophyte programmer, who has little to no experience with functions. However, even if you're relatively comfortable with functions, you may want to skim through this tutorial if certain aspects of them – like datatypes and default values – aren't quite sitting well with you. We'll spend the first half of the tutorial covering things at a more theoretical level, then put some of those ideas to use in the second half. We'll be building a very simple piece with a series of buttons which swap out the content on another part of the page. There'll be a few functions in use to accomplish this, primarily one that handles the setting of the content. Make yourself comfortable, go and take a look at the demo, then get stuck into the tut.. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Sensitive Subject Using Poser, Cinema 4D, and PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial I'll walk you through a hypothetical brief on creating a magazine illustration. To start off, I'll show you how to painlessly export/import Poser meshes into Cinema 4D, where you'll perform a Boolean operation.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Sculpt and Texture a Monster in 3ds Max and ZBrush - Part 1200
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    This is a multi-part tutorial on creating a Demon-like 'Lok Warrior' with realistic muscle anatomy. In the first day of this tutorial we will create a base mesh for our character using poly modeling. In day two we will take this mesh into ZBrush and sculpt intricate muscle anatomy. On day three we will texture the creature and add the finishing touches to the artwork. Let's begin day 1 of this tutorial.Read More…
  • Code
    24 JavaScript Best Practices for BeginnersOptimized.200x200
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    As a follow-up to "30 HTML and CSS Best Practices", this week, we'll review JavaScript! Once you've reviewed the list, be sure to let us know what little tips you've come across! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Gorgeous Glassy Text EffectPreview
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    I Worked on this tutorial with a good friend of mine Negreu Andreas. This text will be created using a series of shapes with different transparency and color effects. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Stack of Poker ChipsPreview
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    This tutorial will teach you how to create a simple poker chip. Once the chip is created, we can change colors, stack them together, rotate, and whatever you want. Let's start by creating the elements on the face of the chip. Then we will use a technique I use in Technical Illustration to create a isometric cylinder. Next we give it some color, add a shadow and a background to finalize the image. Hopefully the techniques in this tutorial will help you in some of your own projects. Read More…
  • Code
    Sexy Web DesignSwd
    Sexy Web Design - Free 71 Page Preview An easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design. Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all. Read More…