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  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sleek Illustration that Fades from Line Art to ColorPreview
    In this tutorial, you will work with a few images you chose and you will create a nice looking illustration. The idea behind this illustration was to create a war between reality and line art. I tried to make this one simple, but at the same time to make it look good. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own tools and stock.Read More…
  • Code
    Regular Expressions Cheat Sheets200x200
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  • Music & Audio
    How to Design a Background Drone SoundThumb
    The drone is used throughout music and sound design as sonic bed or background upon which other sounds are laid. In the world of sound design, drones are often used to 'fill out' a scene, or to provide a sense of location. For example, if the scene occurs in a swamp you may have a background ambience that includes frogs, wind through the trees, splashes, etc. In this instance, the 'drone' would likely be the wind, with the rest of the layers as incidental sounds.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Shopping Cart in ASP.NET200x200
    Shopping carts are very important and can many times be the most intimidating part of building an e-commerce site. This tutorial will show how easy it can be to implement a shopping cart using ASP.NET. Additionally, several basic explanations will be provided to help beginning ASP.NET programmers understand this wonderful framework. Read More…
  • Code
    Web Design in Two Minutes200x200
    This is a time-lapse video of what was originally about 2 hours. Though this video doesn't teach anything specifically, it's strangely calming to watch. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    30+ Useful Resources for Improving Your Photoshop EfficiencyPreview
    Photoshop users have the opportunity to drastically improve productivity and efficiency by gaining a solid understanding of the Photoshop tools, the capabilities of the program, and by learning some handy shortcuts. This article looks at more than thirty useful resources for getting more out of less time when working with Photoshop. There are a few different collections of keyboard shortcuts, guides to getting more familiar with some of the tools, and resources to help you with automating repetitive tasks.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment - Video003 3d pixel
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fun 3D pixel font type treatment. Using a free font, gradients, and Illustrator 3D filter, you will easily create a type treatment that you can apply to many other fonts. - RypeRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect200pxthumb
    In this tutorial we will be designing a cool retro text effect, which is growing more and more popular in today's design. Today you will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways!Read More…
  • Code
    7 Awesome Admin Themes to Skin Your Next Client App (via ThemeForest)200
    In my years as a web designer I can't remember how many times I've had to theme a back-end admin system for one reason or another. It seems to be a really common task so when we started ThemeForest a couple months ago I added an "Admin Skins" category for back-end admin themes and it's turned out to be the most popular category on the whole site. It makes sense because a client admin area often just needs to look neat, tidy and professional, so spending ten or fifteen dollars on an HTML skin is a pretty economical way to make the job look nice and slick, especially if design isn't your primary skill set. The themes generally have a range of styles for things like tables, lists and even calendars, so they are pretty flexible and can be moulded to fit most little applications.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Using Hitpoints and Markers in Cubase 4 to Create a Tempo TrackThumb
    Sometimes when you are recording a new track it is good to turn off the metronome and auto-quantize using your software, just hit record, and play from the heart. A spontaneity and more human quality can be captured in the performance. This works particularly well with solo guitar or piano. Or maybe you want to use some audio from a live recording or a studio session where no click track was used. When it comes to adding other sequenced parts to audio that has been recorded in this way it can be difficult to get the timing of the midi notes right. The metronome and auto-quantize will be out of sync with the audio.Read More…
  • Code
    An Interview With Jonathan Snook200x200
    With a wife and kids, Jonathan says, the work day must end precisely at 5:00. Yet somewhow, he still manages to be an accomplished web developer, writer, blogger, freelancer - you name it! One wonders if Jonathan uses a special clock that the rest of us aren't privy to. "An internationally-admired web designer and developer based in Ottawa, Canada, Jonathan Snook is a gifted creator of striking designs, impeccable markup and code, and forward-thinking ideas and applications that invariably win the respect of the top people in the industry." Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever BeginnersBeginnerpsd prev
    Before you can create Photoshop masterworks, you need to learn the basics. Even the most complex digital artworks are built on a foundation of simple actions. These 50 tutorials are aimed at the clever beginner who wants to master Photoshop from the roots.Read More…