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  • Code
    Build an RSS 2.0 Feed with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    In this tutorial, we will build a RSS 2.0 Feed with the PHP framework CodeIgniter. After this tutorial, you will be able to build a feed for any custom website in no time at all. Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Winners Announced: Opteka .35x HD² Lens For Your Canon DSLRPreview
    We have a great prize for all our Canon SLR toting readers today, the "Opteka .35x HD² Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens". It's a versatile piece of kit for taking dynamic and unusual images, capable of capturing breathtaking ultra wide angle views or extreme high resolution macro shots. Read on to find out how you can enter!Read More…
  • Code
    Journey to the Next Dimension With Papervision3D: Part 1Preview
    To tie in with our Papervision3D Essentials giveaway, today's tutorial also features a PV3D theme. This two-part tutorial will show you how to get started with the Papervision3D engine, then how to make your creation jump out of the screen using an anaglyph effect in combination with 3D spectacles.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Awesome 3D Anaglyph PosterDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll take inspiration from these movies of yesteryear and recreate a retro B-movie styled poster. I'll walk you through entire creation process, step-by-step using photography and 3D renders.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Shape Experimentation To Create Facial FeaturesDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial I will show you how to study shape forms and teach you the fundamentals of experimenting with shapes and apply them to facial features.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Build a Custom jQuery Tabs PluginCode
    In this week’s 45 minute video tutorial, I’ll personally teach you how to build a flexible jQuery tabs plugin. This plugin will automatically create the individual tabs, allow for auto-switching, fading, and plenty more – without being bloated. Why create a tabs plugin when there are plenty of them already available? Because too much abstraction is never a good thing.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    3 Differences Between Live and Studio MixingThumb
    Live sound mixing varies greatly from studio mixing. The fast paced adrenaline rush of the concert venue versus the calmer and quieter work area of the recording studio. Studio mixers can take their time while the live sound tech has to think quickly and react in real time so the difference can be significant, even though some might say they are doing the exact same thing. Besides this, there is also a difference in their workstations. Mixing desks in a live situation can be very different than the one used in a big recording studio. Let's go through some of the main differences between both the mixing desks and their respective users.Read More…
  • Code
    Winners Announced: Win an eBook Copy of Papervision3D Essentials!Preview
    Packt Publishing is once again generously donating copies of one of their publications, this time to four lucky ActiveTuts+ Twitter followers! Papervision3D Essentials is a practical guide for creating 3D in Flash and is a great reference for every Papervision3D user. To win one of four Papervision3D Essentials eBooks, all you need to do is ask! Read on to find out more..Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Incredible Looking Hair Effects with Particles in Blender - Part 1Thumbnail
    In this multi-part, video tutorial about Blender's Hair Particles System, we will learn some very useful options to use when trying to create cool or convincing hair effects. We will also add colour to the hair, light the scene, add a few compositing nodes, and finally set the particle system as a softbody so we can animate it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Flash Animations Entirely in Illustrator - Screencast228 flash workflow
    "The world of animation can seem really intimidating — between AfterEffects, Flash and everything else, there's so much to learn. And who has time? Never fear — you can create simple Flash animations without ever leaving the familiar confines of Illustrator, and without any knowledge of Flash. Here are two easy ways to get things moving." - Cheryl GrahamRead More…
  • Code
    20 Email Design Best Practices and Resources for Beginners200x200
    Even for experience designers, building email newsletters isn't easy. You receive a lovely looking design, and you crack on with the development. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work as it should in every email clients. Styles don't display, images aren't visible, etc. This is where these twenty best practices come in handy.Read More…
  • Code
    No More Ripping your Hair Out: New Email Templates Category200x200
    I'm pleased to announce the launch of our newest category on ThemeForest: email templates! If you happen to be in need of an email client friendly newsletter for your business, we've got you covered. For $8 - $10 dollars, you can avoid the hassles of inline styles, email compatibility, and tables! Why rip your hair out when a ten dollar bill can solve the problem? Read More…