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  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create an Awesome Fire Effect Using Maya FluidsPreview
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fire animation inside Maya, and adjust the settings for your own projects. We will create the fire from scratch using Maya Dynamics and Fluids. The fire animation we will create can be rendered using both Maya software and Mental Ray.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Your Music Listening Habits?Openmic
    Music makes the world go round. Most of you, our readers, make music - but I’m curious about where music listening fits into your life. And has making music changed the way you listen to it? Each week 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.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ and ThemeForest Presents: Portfolio Themed WP Design Contest!Contests
    We have the next all new Psdtuts+ Design Contest to kick off this month. We're partnering with ThemeForest for this one. Give us your best portfolio themed blog design. The winning entries will then be converted into WordPress themes, sold on ThemeForest and YOU get the earnings! Up for grabs are numerous cash prizes, video game consoles, and 1-year memberships to Psd Plus. This is going to be a great contest! Learn all about the contest and how to enter at the jump! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Adobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Histogram & White BalanceLightroom prev
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    Adobe Camera RAW (not to be confused with RAW picture format your camera takes) is a powerful tool for editing and tweaking your photography. The software gives you artistic control over your files while still maintaining the original photo. I like to call it non-destructive editing. Adobe Camera RAW comes packaged with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and while it is similar to Adobe Lightroom, it is more of an editing program than a complete digital darkroom and management program like Lightroom. If you’re wondering about which program you should use, Scott Kelby has a good article on the differences of Camera Raw, Bridge, and Lightroom. In this tutorial you'll learn how to manipulate the histogram and white balance in your RAW images.Read More…
  • Code
    Using Compass and Sass for CSS in your Next Project200x200
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    Sass could potentially be called CSS 2.0; it has some really nifty features that allow you to write your code in less time and with more flexibility. In today's article, we will be working the basics! Read More…
  • Code
    Create an Attractive Digital Clock in FlashPreview
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    ActionScript 3.0 is a very powerful language, capable of creating anything from simple and light utilities to full-featured desktop applications. In this tut, we're going to create something simple, a basic and good looking digital clock in Flash.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Integrating Cinema 4D into After EffectsPreview
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    The more you get into After Effects, the more you realize how cool it is to bring in stuff from outside the program. This tutorial shows how take a scene from Cinema 4D and bring it over into AE. After Effects is a compositing program and this is a perfect example of how to take a basic animation and add some "after effects"!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Pump Up Your Drums Using Reason's Scream 4Thumb
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    Reason 4 has some great instruments and processors. Even if it’s not your main DAW, it’s a wise move to check it out and use it as a Rewire slave. Scream 4 is one of the standout plug-ins in Reason’s arsenal and can create some really extreme distortion and saturation effects. One of its lesser known modes is the tape compression setting, this can work wonders on just about any sound but really shines on drums.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - August 2009P
    This month we have a variety of topics including how to convert normal photos into HDR versions, a 3D Typography tutorial, an icon tutorial and much more. On the other side of things we have a set of amazing vector wallpapers that are sure to be loved by everyone, a new Desktopography release, and as always some great articles that will help all types of artists and designers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web – August 2009Preview
    Each month we round up some of the highest quality vector content on the web and post it here for everyone to enjoy. This month we had a lot of fun identifying the best vector tutorials, freebies, and articles. Please take a moment and review some of the best vector content from around the web for the month of August.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    66 Outstanding Lightwave TutorialsThumbnail
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    Heads up people, we got a huge roundup today. So big in fact, that it took me two whole weeks to get this one done. That's right, I've gathered up 66 of the very best Lightwave tutorials form around the net for your viewing pleasure. So grab a box of poptarts, and a case of cola, cuz man.....you're gonna be here a while.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Bake a Flawless Normal Map in 3ds MaxThumb
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    In video games, resources are always on a tight budget. Normal mapping allows the artist to achieve the look of a highly detailed model, while still using a very low triangle count and relatively small texture sizes.Read More…