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  • Code
    6 CodeIgniter Hacks for the MastersCodeigniter
    CodeIgniter is a simple and powerful open source web application framework for PHP. Today, we'll do some core "hacks" to this framework to change and improve its functionality. In the process, you'll gain a better understanding of the intricacies of CodeIgniter.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Amazing and Fantastical Winter Photo ManipulationsPreview
    Winter is now in full swing for the Northern Hemisphere. Snow and cold have engulfed the northern latitudes. In the Southern Hemisphere, summer has taken hold, bringing with it blazing temperatures. For those of you in the north, the image manipulations below can help us appreciate the beauty of winter. And for those in the south, they can bring some much-needed relief from the heat. Photo manipulations are probably one of the most entertaining and interesting things to do with Photoshop. Combining unrelated elements into a single image, often combined with other filters, textures, and effects, to create one-of-a-kind works of art can be as challenging or simple as you want it to be, depending on exactly what you're trying to create. There are a variety of ways these artists use to combine individual elements into a cohesive whole. Lighting effects, texture overlays, softening, and more are all put to the test with some of the examples below. And if you try all of those and aren't happy with the results, sometimes emphasizing the fact that the image is a composite can work wonders.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a 3D Marker in IllustratorPreview
    There are many ways to create a marker in Adobe Illustrator, but this might be one of the quickest. It only takes three paths, some text for the imprint and a 3D effect to create a semi-realistic and freely rotatable marker. So let’s get started!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Getting The Best Out Of A VocalistMusic and audio
    Here’s a preview from my upcoming book “The Music Producer’s Handbook”, that describes the many considerations that a producer and engineer have during recording a vocal performance. It’s not enough to capture just any performance though, it has to be the best that a vocalist can give since the vocal is almost always the focal point of the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Your Musical Goals for 2010Openmic
    What are your music production goals, hopes and dreams for the coming New Year? 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
    How to Create a Curious Owl in Illustrator CS4Preview
    One of my favorite TV shows of all time is Twin Peaks and one of its most memorable lines is "The owls are not what they seem." Inspired by that ominous truth I decided to create a little illustration. I chose a rather non-spooky scene set at dusk, with a curious owl sitting on a branch and some scenery in the background.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Modern, Glossy Mouse Icon in PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial is about creating the Apple Magic Mouse in Photoshop, though you could use these techniques to create other mouse icon design styles as well. The new design of this mouse just looks amazing. Creating it and using it as an icon makes it all that more fun and interesting. The glossy look and the simplicity, transforms this mouse into a really neat looking icon. This tutorial will challenge intermediate level Photoshop user, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Password Masking Class in ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Password fields allow you to create a field, similar to a text field, which users can type into. A password field however, causes everything show up as asterisks (*) so onlookers cannot see what is being typed. In this tutorial, we'll create a Static Class that will convert an Input TextField to an iPhone-like password field.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Program and Produce Beats with Propellerhead's RedrumThumb
    If you are a Reason or Record owner you are lucky enough to have access to one of the best virtual drum machines out there. Making great beats quickly is a breeze using its step sequencing system and editing sounds is just as easy. Read More…
  • Code
    120 Tips, Tricks, and Tuts from 2009 Worth your Time200
    Now that we're down to the end of 2009, what were some of the best web development and design tutorials and articles from the year? We'll take a look at 120 of them!Read More…
  • Code
    Winner Announced: Win a Free Book, 'Flash CS4 Professional Digital Classroom' - 12 for 2010, Day EightIan
    As part of the eighth day of 12 for 2010, we're giving away a free copy of Flash CS4 Professional Digital Classroom. Entering only takes a few seconds, since all you've got to do is leave a comment. Too easy.Read More…
  • Code
    Winner Announced: Win a Free Book, 'Pro JavaScript Design Patterns' - 12 for 2010, Day EightIan
    As part of the eighth day of 12 for 2010, we're giving away a free copy of Pro JavaScript Design Patterns. Entering only takes a few seconds, since all you've got to do is leave a comment. Too easy.Read More…