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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Detailed 3D Vector Tire in IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a vector tire with very easy tools and techniques. The important and trickier part of this tutorial is the tire stripes, but we'll solve this simply and we'll give it a great final look. The tutorial instruction is provided in Adobe Illustrator CS3.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Make AJAX Requests With Raw Javascript200x200
    Javascript frameworks have turned simple AJAX functions into one-liners. This is quite incredible, considering the fact that it would require more than twenty to accomplish the same thing with raw Javascript. Nevertheless, it's important to learn what's "under the hood". Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Sparkling Fantasy Photo ManipulationPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to create a photo manipulation using different techniques. We'll be adjusting each layer and element to make a compact final image. We'll be using multiple photos and a handful of effects to create this work. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Friday Freebies: Object-Oriented Javascript200x200
    Packt Publishing has once again generously offered a few copies of the recently released "Object Oriented Javascript", by Stoyan Stefanov (@stoyanstefanov). After finishing the book last weekend, I can promise you that it's one of my favorite web development books. Stoyan does a fantastic job of making Javascript seem attainable. So without further ado, leave a comment to be automatically entered to win one of three copies. Read More…
  • Code
    Assemble a Nifty Twitter Widget using Flash and the Twitter APIPreviewimage
    Flash will work neatly in combination with the Twitter API to create a Twitter widget for any webpage. Follow Shane Johnson (@ultravisual) as he demonstrates building an interface, pulling in specific XML data and tackling cross-domain policy issues..Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    31 Mind Blowing VFX Breakdowns21
    If you are into After Effects, odds are you are into VFX. For this week's roundup Topher found 31 VFX breakdowns that are sure to inspire you. These are not all done with After Effects, but learning the background of how they were done will help make you a better compositor.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Marker Brush SetPreview
    File Type: This is an EPS file compatible with AI8License: Use these brushes for anything you would like, but please done sell them as your own.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Using Logic Pro's Transformer ObjectThumb
    The Transformer object in the Environment is one of the most powerful tools Logic has to offer. With a little bit of MIDI know-how, it can become an incredibly powerful creative tool. In the second part of this Environment series we're going to look at the basic concept of how the Transformer interprets and manipulates MIDI messages. Even if you don't have Logic, there's some useful information about MIDI as well.Read More…
  • Code
    Dissecting the WordPress Text Widget200x200
    In this tutorial, we will take a close look under the hood of the WordPress text widget to uncover the process of creating a widget that can be added to multiple widget locations. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    53 Mind-blowing Uses of TypographyTypo prev
    Typography is an ancient foundation of graphic design. As any good designer knows, the way that words are presented has a powerful influence on the way they are interpreted by the viewer. Here we've collected 53 stunning uses of typography by eight different designers. We hope you're inspired by this selection!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration - Screencast024 type
    "When looking for top quality content, you're usually forced to pay for your resources. They're generally better and easier to work with, and offer a wider range of use. Sometimes though, you can find the same level of quality at zero cost, and it's exactly what we're going to do today. We're going to create a detailed illustration with free gifts and self made goodies." - Alex BeltechiRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour - Screencast009 hourglass icon
    "With simple shapes, gradients, and vector textures, this simple tutorial will show beginning illustrators how to create an hourglass icon. There is a whole lot you can do without the Pen Tool. We'll be using Illustrator CS4 for this tutorial, but those of you with older version should be able to follow along as well. Let's get started!" - Sean HodgeRead More…