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  • Photo & Video
    Shooting an Atmospheric Dark Alley PhotographPreview
    Experimentation is one of the most important skills when learning photography. Trying different lighting techniques and camera settings is one of the best ways to create compelling images. In addition, you do not need expensive equipment to produce interesting photographs. In this photograph, I took a photo of one my close friends in a dark alley near our place. He had an idea of looking like a gangster and I wanted to experiment with lighting and style. The tutorial explains the process and result of our photoshoot.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Vintage Vector Bottle Caps In Illustrator CS4Preview
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a vector bottle cap in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. This tutorial is for beginners and is quite simple. It will demonstrate how the layering of shapes with different gradients applied to them can give you a nice sense of depth. Let's get stared!Read More…
  • Code
    Object-Oriented CSS: What, How, and Why200x200
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    It sounds like an oxymoron, or at least an impossibility, doesn't it? How can a static language that's really more like markup than programming be object-oriented? In this tutorial, I'm going to introduce you to the idea of object-oriented CSS, show you how it works, and try to convince you that you should be using it too!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Build an Advanced Drifting Car Rig in 3ds Max - Part 2Carrigthumb2
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    In this advanced level tutorial, you will learn all of the steps necessary to build a fully functioning car rig in 3D Studio Max. This rig features working suspension, steering and body roll, as well as some functionality for drifting and powerslides. You will learn how to set up internal functionality through links, constraints, expressions, and parameter wiring. The final result will be a robust rig with easy, and accessible controls.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    100 Artworks from the Top 20 Designers in The Middle East and AfricaAfrica prev
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    To round off our Photoshop Around the World series, we head to the Middle East and Africa - where the design skills are as hot as the weather! The artworks here represent a huge variety of styles and creative approaches. Enjoy the last leg of our trip around the world!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us Where You Buy Your MusicOpenmic
    Someone recently told me he has over 101 days of music in his iTunes library. I'm sure that just about all of our readers have monstrously large music collections. Where do you buy your music? 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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Set of 25 Icons from TurboMilk - Courtesy of GraphicRiver!Webicons
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    To help celebrate the launch of Envato's redesigned marketplaces we have a free goodie to give away. This set of 25 web icons in 3 sizes was created by Eugene Artsebasov and the illustrious Turbomilk team!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    5 Dashing Marketplace WallpapersWallpapers
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    As part of Envato's marketplace redesign you can grab some great wallpapers for each of the marketplaces (AudioJungle, GraphicRiver, FlashDen, ThemeForest, VideoHive). Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with Photoshop - Screencast303 tatoo easy
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    "The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?" Dennis DunbarRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with PhotoshopPreview
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    The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Build a Promotional iPhone App Website Wireframe in FireworksPreview
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    Wireframing is a useful part of the website design process. It's great to separate out this planning stage and have your page positioning, spacing, layout, and other elements like text size and tone works out before you jump into Photoshop to add color, texture, images, and effects to polish off your design. Fireworks is a great tool for creating a wireframe and while it doesn't work perfect with Photoshop, you can export over there and then build off your wireframe. We'll cover the design process of creating a wireframe for an iPhone application website in Fireworks. For those of you not familiar with this program, it will be a good jumping off point for using it to wireframe your web design projects. This is a first part of a multi-part series and will be fun!Read More…
  • Code
    5 Lesser Known JavaScript Libraries that Make Web Design Easier200x200
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    In this round-up we'll be looking at 5 JavaScript libraries that can really ease the development of modern, attractive web sites. The libraries that we'll be looking at aren't libraries in the same sense as something like jQuery or the YUI; they're much smaller and much more specialized. But they're the best at what they do and provide unique functionality.Read More…