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  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - DecemberP
    Here we have the last roundup of the year. 2008 was filled with amazing tutorials, freebies, and articles. This specific roundup has a great touch of Christmas in it as well as roundups of the best tutorials and free icon packs for this month. Lets get into it!Read More…
  • Code
    The $3000 New Year Competition!New year competition
    It's contest time! ThemeForest is starting 2009 with a bang! We have $3,000 cash to give away to ten brilliant designers. The authors of the top ten site template submissions in January will each receive a $300 bonus! Read More…
  • Code
    How to Open Zip Files with PHP200x200
    ThemeForest has a nice feature; It allows the authors to upload zip files containing screenshots of their themes. A script then extracts these files and displays the images accordingly. Though I doubt that the developers used PHP to accomplish this task...that's what we're going to use! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Vector Military Cap IconPreview
    This tutorial will show the intermediate-to-advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a realistic military style cap icon using predominately gradients, blends, and the Gradient Mesh Tool. We'll be using a photo reference to base this illustration on, though utilizing creative judgement throughout the process.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    After Effects for Beginners: Getting Started1
    When we launched we asked you to tell us what content you wanted and quite a few of you told us you wanted the basics. Well we are listening and this is the first installment of a 3 part series for after effects beginners. Each section lists at the top the topics that are covered in that section. Even though this series focuses on the latest CS4 release, most of the concepts apply to all the versions of After Effects. This first part of the Essential Training series will teach you how to get started in After Effects. You will learn all the basics you need to be able to use After Effects and understand the cool tutorials posted here on AETUTS.Read More…
  • Code
    Easily Convert Pixels to EMs200x200
    Cost: FreeFound Via: Read More…
  • Code
    The Ultimate Guide to Building a Wordpress PluginWordpress
    When it comes to adding extra functionality to a Wordpress blog, Wordpress users typically go and search for a plugin that might suit their needs. There are often plugins created for basic extended functionality, but what happens when you can't find the perfect plugin for your needs? It might be easier to just create the plugin yourself. Wordpress has an excellent plugin framework that makes extending the core Wordpress functionality quite easy. In fact, making a simple plugin is surprisingly uncomplicated, thanks to the excellent Wordpress documentation and other helpful articles around the web. If you think you'd like to take the plunge into writing a Wordpress plugin, here are some essential resources and tips to guide you on your way. This will carry you from the earliest stages of plugin creation to promoting your newly-created plugin, and everything in between. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Cut and Paste Rock Club FlyerPreview
    There are many ways to montage stuff together and many applications for the style. Whether editorial art, artwork for bands or, as we'll be looking at, a promotional flyer. We'll look at creative use of scanning and montage techniques to create an atmospheric flyer design based on one I did for a Rock night at a club. As with any design it's best to sketch out a rough layout so you know where the text is going. Please note this tutorial covers the creation of the graphics and not the text as well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Flourish Vector OrnamentsOrnaments200
    File Type: AI8 EPS and AI formats.License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector GoldfishPreview
    File Type: AI CS3License: FreeRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rendering a 2D Spark Plug Diagram from 3D Components in IllustratorPreview
    Often, the best way to be sure of your depth and angles is to render objects using Illustrators 3D tools. This tutorial will take you through building a 3D spark plug from multiple components and then expanding the image into a 2D vector diagram. Previous experience with Illustrators Revolve and Extrude tools will be necessary for this.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Map Rex Files in Logic's EXS24 SamplerThumb
    A short time ago someone asked how to cut up a disco or musical loop and span it across the keys of a sampler, so each slice can be played on a MIDI keyboard. There are numerous ways to achieve this and unfortunately each method is extremely software (or hardware) specific. In this tutorial I’ll be running though a method that involves using Recycle and the EXS24 sampler in Logic Pro.Read More…