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  • Code
    Winners of the Nettuts/Screenr "Fame and Fortune" Competition Announced200x200
    The results are in. After a week of community voting, we've selected the best five submissions to the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Everyone did a fantastic job, but there can only be five winners! Let's see who they are. Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web: SeptemberSystemizing design
    September was yet another exciting month for web developers. New Javascript libraries, major acquisitions, and monster open source projects were some of the things that happened as Summer died out. And that's not including the usual plethora of excellent tips and articles published from top-notch web development sites. Read on for some of September's highlights in web development.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create 3D Text Blocks in PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a 3D Blocks text effect. You need to have Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to practice this tutorial. This will be fun and I'm sure you can do lots of cool things using this technique. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice - Part IPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We'll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator's 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts. Part I: The ice cube, and Part II: The people icon. We'll start with the ice cube in Part I. Then we'll create the people icon and integrate them together in Part II. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Drag and Drop MP3 Player with Adobe AIRPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create an AIR drag and drop mp3 player. We'll work with the NativeDragManager class to handle the drag and drop, the NativeWindow class for the playlist, and some SQLLite to store information about our mp3 files to build a playlist.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Grooves with Edited Drum LoopsThumg
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    It's often pretty straight forward to create and program a basic beat. The real challenge comes when we try to introduce a groove that gives our track soul and character. There are a few ways to do this of course and useful methods include using recorded performances, MIDI sequencing and even entire drum loops. All of these techniques can really add to simple beat, but if you are a fan of getting things down quickly and producing really satisfying results, then you may want to try a different approach. This tutorial looks at how we can build a groove using existing loops in our library without using them in their entirety. The result is an original groove that often feel as if they have been 'played'. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max - Part 1Thumbnail
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    The wheels are an often overlooked, but extremely important element in perfecting the look of any car, and the many techniques and tools needed to properly build them can be applied to nearly any hard surface modeling project. In this intermediate/ advanced level video tutorial, you will learn how to model a detailed high-poly car wheel from blueprints. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Traditional, Chinese Ink Painting Based on a Scenic PhotoPreview
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    Try a breath of ancient Chinese art and culture! With these simple intuitive steps of manipulations, you will learn how to create an original traditional style Chinese painting, which has an archaic charm just beyond your photo. Even with these basic Photoshop skills, you can quickly find a path to make a beautiful fairyland. So let's hit it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Christopher Lee InterviewThumbnailimage
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    Christopher Lee is a multi-disciplinary designer and illustrator from Sacramento, California. He currently resides in Burbank and lives a double-life working full-time as an art director in the motion graphics industry for Buck and as a full-time freelance illustrator for a variety of clientele. In this interview Christopher shares with us how he got started in the digital art field. We learn about his formal education, work, and his career. He also reveals ideas, inspirations, and his love for drawing, illustrating and creativity! So let's have a digital chat with this talented and highly skilled designer/illustrator.Read More…
  • Code
    The Final Fight Between 5 Screencasts200x200
    Each day this week, we'll post five of the top twenty-five videos from the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to review these short web development video tips and choose your favorite one in the poll below. How should you judge? Quite simply - there are no rules! Pick the one that helped you the most. The most chosen video each day will earn a spot in the top five at the end of the week! It's our last day of this fun screencast competition! Don't forget that voting is still open for the previous days as well. In this final day, you'll learn about CodeIgniter, creating private WordPress pages, and progressive enhancement with JavaScript! Show your support and vote for your favorite one below! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Introducing: Friday Photo Critique #1Preview
    We're kicking off a new type of community project today - Friday Photo Critique. We will be publishing a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then asking you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. After a few days, I'll update the post to feature the most helpful and insightful comments. You will also be credited with a link to your website or portfolio, so be sure to enter it correctly when submitting a comment!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Rusty Texture in PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll learn how simple it is to texturize objects using different fusion mode layers, adjustment layers, color tweaks and some very simple filters in Photoshop. You can use this simple technique in more complex illustrations of your own creation. Let's get started with learning these techniques!Read More…