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  • Code
    How To Use Any Font You Wish With FLIR200x200
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    Last week, Philo showed you how to implement sIFR3. This time, I'm going to show you how to implement Facelift Image Replacement (or FLIR), an alternative to sIFR that does not require Flash. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Create Generative Ambient Music in Ableton LiveGenerative
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    In this tutorial we are going to use Ableton Live's innovative follow actions to create generative music in the form of some electronic wind chimes. When writing generative music we look at composition from a different angle. Instead of composing melodies and writing arrangements, we define a number of fixed parameters and let the music write itself! Wind chimes are prehaps the most common example of generative music—a term coined by ambient pioneer Brain Eno.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Street Art, Murals, and GraffitiPreview
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    Let's jump into some street art tutorials from Computer Arts and other sources that will have you creating very cool digital murals and graffiti in Photoshop. We'll take a look a handful of articles that showcase multiple inspirational graffiti artists work. We'll also look at some additional groups, resources, and graffiti style freebies. Let's look at graffiti artists in action and their digital production techniques.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Your Own Simple Reset.css File200x200
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    Far too many novice CSS designers don't realize the importance of creating a "reset.css" file. When you have an environment where each browser has its own "default" styling, you'll often find yourself thumping your skull as you ask yourself, "Why is there a spacing here?" To save yourself some of the headaches that you'll undoubtedly experience, you'll need to create your own simple reset file. The problem with using one of the many currently existing frameworks is that they aren't tailored specifically to you. For example, I never use the deprecated "center" element in my projects. Consequently, I don't need to put it into my default styling. However, others may need to do so - though they would deserve a slap on the wrist...or the buttocks if you're so inclined. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vector Style Illustration in PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an illustration of a model. We'll be creating it in vector style, though using Photoshops Burn Tool to add some dimensionality to the illustration. By the end you'll have enough information and practice to create your own. Although, it doesn't require any special ability you should be proficient in the use of the Pen Tool. Drawing skills would also help, as well as a tablet, though it's not necessary.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest Results!Preview wiki
    We've got the results of the Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest. A few winners receive Amazon Gift certificates. We'll also recap the growth of the Wiki due to the tremendous effort made during the contest. Thanks to everyone that participated for getting this new resource off the ground.Read More…
  • Code
    Building a Better Blogroll: Dynamic Fun with SimplePie and jQuery200x200
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    A traditional blogroll is a simple list of other sites, often in the sidebar, that are related, owned by, or otherwise friendly to the home site. Blogrolls are a great idea and on-point with the spirit of blogging, but how is a casual reader to know if any of these sites are truly of interest? Let's improve upon the concept of a blogroll by not just listing sites, but dynamically pulling recent headlines from them, and using some fun jQuery animation.Read More…
  • Code
    9 Web Developers Who MUST Be Followed On Twitter200x200
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    This web roundup will list nine developers that absolutely must be tracked on Twitter. They represent the best of the best and are extremely active in the community. Be sure to follow each and every one of them. They might even help you if you've hit a bump in your coding! By the time you're through with this list, you'll probably think, "Why didn't he include this person!". Well be sure to leave a comment with those that I left off. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Make an Insane 'Plucky' Trance LeadTrancelead
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    The lead sound is the key to any track: pick a clichéd or dull-sounding lead and you'll multiply the amount of work you need to do in order to create a memorable record. Obviously, your own creativity is vital when creating an original lead, but it certainly pays to know the territory before you embark....Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    We're Changing Our Name - Meet EnvatoEnvato 200
    Some of the more observant of you may have noticed that starting yesterday some little "Envato Network" widgets began appearing in the top right of both this site and our other blogs and marketplaces. What is Envato? Well it's our new name!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    We're Changing Our Name - Meet EnvatoEnvato 200
    Some of the more observant of you may have noticed that starting yesterday some little "Envato Network" widgets began appearing in the top right of both this site and our other blogs and marketplaces. What is Envato? Well it's our new name!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Newspaper Theme With WP_Query and the 960 CSS Framework200x200
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    WP_Query is a powerful tool to control what comes out of your loop. Today I'm going to teach you all how to use it to make a 3 columned newspaper theme that has all your main blog posts in the main column, and off to the side a set of posts with a certain category. We'll be using the 960 CSS framework for the basic layout and reset of our theme, it will chop a lot of work off what's needed!Read More…