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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Foolproof Flowery Wallpaper Pattern - Screencast008 flower pattern
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    "Pattern possibilities in Illustrator are endless and knowing them back-to-front can only be a good thing. The key lies in perfect tessellation and while there are several ways of achieving this, it needn't be more complicated than the following steps describe" - Ian YatesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    MacBook Pro FreebiePreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AI Compatible with CSLicense: Creative CommonsRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration - Screencast022 future retro
    "I don't know about you guys but I'm loving the work of Electrik Suicide and Sakke Soini at the moment. I'm going to call it Future Retro for the sake of this tutorial. I employed my take on the style in pitching a poster and overall look for a night at a local club. This tutorial goes over the meat and potatoes of it's creation!" James DaviesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro IllustrationPreview
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    I don't know about you guys but I'm loving the work of Electrik Suicide and Sakke Soini at the moment. I'm going to call it Future Retro for the sake of this tutorial. I employed my take on the style in pitching a poster and overall look for a night at a local club. This tutorial goes over the meat and potatoes of it's creation!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Cartoon Character with Expressive LinesPreview
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    Cartoon character drawing covers a lot of techniques and styles from one color characters to multilayered colorful ones. In this tutorial, I will cover the necessary steps for creating a colored multicolor cartoon character that includes shadings. I used Adobe CS3, a Wacom tablet, an inked drawing, and scanner. With your tools ready, let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    Create an iPhone-like Flip Effect in Flash Using ActionScript 3.0Preview
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    In this tutorial, we'll recreate the Flip Effect used in the iPhone's UI using Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Beginner's Guide to Acoustic TreatmentThumb
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    After touching on the critical subject of acoustics and room treatment in a few recent tutorials, I felt it was fitting to create a basic guide to acoustically treating your work space. I get asked about this subject a lot so I'm hoping a run down of the essential technique and kit needed will be of some help to readers. Of course this is an extremely technical subject and this tutorial in no way claims to be the definitive guide to acoustic treatment, but these tips and guidelines should get beginners up and running and generally help to clarify the whole subject of room acoustics. I'll run through the basics of choosing the right space, positioning your kit and then look at different types of treatment techniques and materials.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn How to Style Articles for Print and EmailImage
    When designing websites, a commonly desired feature is the ability to dynamically print or email any section of a webpage. Unfortunately, this idea is usually scrapped later in the project due to a lack of time or knowledge. Formatting the text for printing is more difficult than it might initially seem. Today, we will use JavaScript to automatically search for certain page elements and format them correctly for a printing. Read More…
  • Code
    Friday Freebies: "Sexy Web Design"200x200
    This week, I have five copies of "Sexy Web Design" to raffle off, courtesy of SitePoint! Written by Elliot Jay Stock, this beautifully laid out guide will teach you how to create stunning web designs. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Chandra Michaels, aka SugarluxeTn
    Today I took the opportunity to interview Chandra Michaels, artist and illustrator based in Austin, US, who is also a successful entrepreneur and the creative force behind the Sugarluxe brand. This talented artist and designer has proven to be a successful businesswoman since starting her own company and creating a growing demand for her signature style. Her vector art is brilliant and has the perfect balance of color and line, which could easily be a inspiration for any aspiring vector artist. Here she shares with us how she started her career, the challenges involved and how she overcame the obstacles along her path. She seems to be a perfect example of a fiercely independent lady, determined to follow her dreams and goals despite the overwhelming odds with her heart in the right place. She hopes that she will some day pave the way for more artists to make a living doing what they love.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Richard Roberts InterviewP
    The use of nature and animals is sort of a signature style for 18 year old designer Richard Roberts, a fairly young designer who has excelled in the field of photo manipulation. Richard goes through the process of designing one of his best pieces and urges us not to be so impatient with our art.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an XML Driven Contact List Using Flex 3Preview
    The goal in this tutorial is to built a contact list which loads dynamically from an external XML file. When the user selects a different contact, the data will automatically update to display properly. We'll also be applying some basic stylesheet changes to the results and give the project a more customized touch.Read More…