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  • Design & Illustration
    50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop EffectsGrunge preview
    The grunge movement in design combines rips, tears, decay, smears and scratches to form a dark and gritty result. Here we've collected fifty of the best ever Photoshop grunge tutorials for your enjoyment and education.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    7 Unexpected Moments of Guitar AwesomenessPrince prev
    The interweb tubes are stuffed with lists heralding the high fallutin' achievements of all those "greatest of all time" type guitar players that the mainstream media throw in your face everyday. Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Morrello, Slash...they've all done some pretty impressive stuff. But you know what? They aren't the only people that play the damn guitar. In fact, there are several artists who, on any given night, can burn any given venue to the GROUND using nothing more then their guitar shredding abilities. For example...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Gold Text in Photoshop - Screencast16
    Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferrable. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching in Photoshop18
    In this tutorial I will show you how to repair some image noise from a low quality shot and I will show you an extremely quick and easy way to smooth out a person's face. The woman in this shot is not a model and she has a lot of character so we don't want to over do it with the smoothing. We will make it look real and natural - Kyle PeroRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Composite Effect from a Photo in Photoshop - Screencast17
    This tutorial will demonstrate how to take an image, in this case a woman's face, and give the appearance that it is entirely composed of vector shapes. Along the way, we'll use some fairly basic techniques, including clipping masks and displacement maps, to achieve a unique effect! - Bill Labus.Read More…
  • Code
    An Overview of CushyCMS and the InnerFade Plugin200x200
    It's screencast time! This week, I thought I'd change things up just a bit. Today, I'll be going over two things. First, we'll take a look at how easy it is to edit static sites using the free service, CushyCMS. Next, we'll create a nice slideshow by using a jQuery plugin called "innerFade". Enjoy! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Checkered 3D Chess Figure ScenePreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a 3D chess scene with the help of the 3D Revolve Tool and gradient masks. This is a great introduction to the 3D Tool in Illustrator, and shows you how to pose your creations within an illustrative checkered environment.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing a Typographic Concept PosterPreview
    In this tutorial I will take you through a few steps that will show you how I created a poster design. This illustration was created for a contest started by UPrinting Design over at You The Designer. I was one of the lucky winners. Also, because of the requests to write a tutorial on this design, I made some changes to it, and I decided to show you the design process behind this piece.Read More…
  • Code
    20 Excellent AJAX Effects You Should KnowAjax20prev
    There are a few special techniques or effects that can spice up just about any web page. These are the top 20 Ajax effects that every web developer should know. They're essential parts of any web developer's toolbox. If you haven't seen them yet, you no doubt will in your future web development endeavors.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Dynamic Lighting in Photoshop20
    In this tutorial I will show you how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It’s very easy and fast! From flat photo to uniquely lighted style.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Plastic Text in Photoshop19
    Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferrable.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Photoshop Natural Resources and Green InspirationPreview
    For graphic designers, nature is often an excellent source of inspiration. Sometimes those things not created by man showcase more beauty and style than we would have imagined. In modern web and graphic design, the natural elements of trees, leaves, and grass are a recurring theme. Fortunately, designers have unlimited potential for using Photoshop to create stunning artwork depicting nature. In this post, we'll take a look at inspirational website designs and photos, as well as some tutorials and free brushes that can help you to easily integrate these elements into your own work.Read More…