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  • Design & Illustration
    Using Your Camera's Histogram to Take Better Digital PhotographsPreview
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    The histogram is one of the best ways to check for accurate exposure in the camera, and yet it's underused by many photographers. Use this tutorial to learn to use histograms in-camera and as part of further Photoshop processing. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Nick LaThumbnail
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    Continuing with our designer interview series, I took the opportunity and am very excited to present today's interview with Nick La. Nick is a well known freelance illustrator and web designer based in Toronto. He is the founder of N.Design Studio, and popular blog Web Designer Wall, Design Jobs on the Wall, and Best Web Gallery. He also recently launched his new site Icondock exclusively dedicated to icons. Nick says, he always wanted to be a visual artist and was fascinated with drawings, paintings, and art in general since he was a kid. His main focus is on illustrations, CSS websites, and designing stock icons. Nick's work has been featured in many online portals and design publications. So let's have a chat with this well-rounded design guy!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    No Electricity Required: The Raw Beauty of the Acoustic GuitarThumb
    As a young musician, I strongly identified with electronic music. I was into synthesizers and drum machines, digital effects and multi-track recording. I always thought that if I got into guitars that it would be the electric variety with a highly processed sound and pedals everywhere. I wasn’t prepared for the raw beauty of an acoustic guitar.Read More…
  • Business
    Switching to Freelance: How to Negotiate to Work Less Hours in Your JobScissors
    Freelance businesses can have small beginnings. I found our recent poll on "Where Are You Taking Your Business" interesting. It was educational to see where everyone is heading with their freelancing. Most are building a business for themselves. Only 7% of people are using freelancing to get themselves paid employment. I'm heading in the opposite direction: scaling down my full-time employment to grow my hours available for freelancing. I've been balancing freelancing with employment for several years now. After starting my computer support business, I took on some part-time employment to stabilize my income. Although the hourly rate wasn't wonderful, it was good knowing that there would be a certain amount of money in my bank to pay the rent. In those first few months of freelancing my income fluctuated wildly from week to week.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create 3D Gemstones Using Adobe Illustrator and Google SketchupPreview
    Most people think of Google’s Sketchup (Free and Pro) product to be primarily a 3D tool, but it is also a powerful means for creating complex shapes to be used in 2D vector packages. In particular, it is a fabulous tool for creating primitives that require precise geometry in order to "look right." We’ll be creating a gemstone in this tutorial. I use Illustrator and Sketchup Pro, but similar effects can be achieved with Corel, Inkscape, Xara or other tools and the freeware version of Sketchup.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Psdtuts+ and Vectortuts+ Editor Sean HodgePreview
    Most of you already know who Sean Hodge is, but for those that don't, he is the editor for Psdtuts+ as well as Vectortuts+. Learn more about Sean, as well as his design and blogging experience. We have lots of information about the role of editor and about running large design blogs. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. Let's have a chat with Sean!Read More…
  • Code
    Secure Your Forms With Form Keys200x200
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    Security is a hot topic. Ensuring that your websites are secure is extremely important for any web application. In fact, I spend 70% of my time securing my applications. One of the most important things we must secure are forms. Today, we are going to review a method to prevent XSS (Cross-site scripting) and Cross-site request forgery on forms.Read More…
  • Code
    Using the YouTube Player API with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Though more and more of us are developing with AS3, certain technologies remain in AS2. This forces us to find fast, simple ways to use these technologies within our projects. One such technology is YouTube. The current YouTube player is still in AS2 and until it's updated to AS3, we have to create a wrapper to allow us to load videos into our projects. Remember, stealing the FLV feed is against YouTube's terms and conditions, so let's do it the right way using the chromed or chromeless player.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    18 Inspiring Title SequencesThumb
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    Every graphic designer aspires to do title sequences at some point in their career. Here's 18 tasty ones to wet your ambition appetite.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Wing Vector Illustration200w
    File Type: EPS and compatible with AILicense: The License Agreement is simple. Free to use as desired and Royalty Free when used in projects. However no selling or redistributing is allowed.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tattoo-inspired Eagle Head Illustration200x200
    File Type: EPS and compatible with AILicense: The License Agreement is simple. Free to use as desired and Royalty Free when used in projects. However no selling or redistributing is allowed.Read More…
  • Code
    50 Flash Twitterers Worth FollowingPreview
    There's no denying how useful Twitter can be when it comes to trawling the web for content. With that in mind, here's a quick roundup of 50 twitterers who tweet some of the most useful Flash-related content around. (It goes almost without saying; if you have any more who deserve a mention, we want to hear them!)Read More…