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  • Music & Audio
    How to Automate Audio Tracks in Logic Pro 8Automation
    Automation is a very convenient feature of most modern digital audio workstations. When the record industry ran on miles of tape, there was no such thing as automation; it was all about manual knob-turning. We have it pretty easy in contrast. Automation allows you to draw in a set of events that will automatically occur when you play back the track. For instance, you can draw a set of volume changes along your guitar track to hear it creep in and out of the mix. You can also achieve that dynamic stereo panning effect, causing instruments to swoosh from speaker to speaker.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Render a Dramatic 3D Wood Cup in PhotoshopPreview
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    In this basic tutorial, you'll learn how to create a 3D cup from scratch in Illustrator, how to apply some texture to it in Photoshop, and also how to use the Vanishing Point filter to mock-up a scenario and apply realistic shadows.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Attractive Arctic Landscape Environment in IllustratorPreview
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    Establish a foundation on which to build more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills by completing this tutorial. We'll cover how to use shapes and gradients to achieve a simple landscape environment.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    12 Vibrant Experiments from the Psdtuts+ Flickr GroupPreview
    Experimentation is a great way to discover new visual directions for your work. A great place to share your experimental results is in the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. Certainly, you can show the work you've created based on tutorials, but the community is also a vibrant place to share your visual interests.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    5 Former Music Badasses Who've Lost Their WayBadasses prev
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    The idea of rock star as rebel dates at least as far back as Elvis and his girl-baiting hips on the Ed Sullivan Show. As pervasive as the rock and roll badass is, even more prevalent is the rock star decline from badass to mild-mannered musician. Today, we look back on five musicians who once typified everything that was dangerous and threatening about music but eventually went on to be a sad, soft, shell of their former selves. Hey hey, my my.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 1200x200
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    Ruby on Rails. . .by now most people have heard the hype about it. It promises more effective code, total object orientation, and true MVC architecture to say the least. As far as my own personal experience, it has been all that and more. The code is beautiful, easy to maintain, and edit. In a recent project I was working on, it took me less than 10 hours to do the application, as compared to at least double that if I was writing in PHP. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Meet the VECTORTUTS Writing TeamShield general
    VECTORTUTS continues to grow at a strong pace, which is great! We want to keep providing this high-quality content to you. We've been busy making connections with some more quality artists that will consistently bring you more articles and tutorials every week. Let's take a look at our writing team.Read More…
  • Code
    Evening Tip: 5 Time Saving Coda Features200x200
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    Panic Inc.'s application "Coda" is, in my opinion, a terrific application for the Mac OS X platform. It's single window interface keeps things organized and eliminates the cluttered desktop that typically plagues web designers and programmers. What I like most about Coda is all of it's time saving features. Here are my top 5:Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil IconPreview
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    The Pencil is one of the visual metaphors most used to express creativity. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to draw a pencil icon. We'll have a look at gradients, selection tools, and basic transform operations. Let's have some fun with this.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Stylized Vector Police Badge with Metal and LeatherPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create leather material in Adobe Illustrator with modified patterns, gradients, and layer blends. You'll learn a simple way to create stitches and how to make shiny metals.Read More…
  • Code
    How To Create An Amazing jQuery Style Switcher200x200
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    In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a style switcher using jQuery and PHP. The end result will be an unobtrusive & entirely degradable dynamic style switcher which will be quick and easy to implement.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50+ High-impact Illustrated Vector PostersMouth
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    The use of bold vector shapes and illustrated elements is right at home when it comes to poster design, creating a visually attractive and artistic image to catch the attention of the viewer. This collection of 50+ high-impact illustrated vector poster designs created by talented illustrators and designers from across the globe are perfect examples, ranging from intricate and detailed patterns to bright and colourful shapes.Read More…