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  • Design & Illustration
    Dhamindra Jeevan InterviewP
    Dhamindra Jeevan is a matte painter with a great eye for design. He enjoys painting breathtaking landscape shots as well as painting shots from his favorite films. In this interview, we discuss how to deal with creativity problems and what kind of tablets are good to use for painting.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Old Paper & Feather Pen Illustration200oldpaper
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create an old paper, some fancy paper treatments and a feather pen. These effects are all achieved with layer modes and gradients. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Exactly How to Use CSS Sprites200x200
    Today, Andres will be teaching us how to use CSS sprites to improve load times and decrease the number of HTTP requests that are made. As always, feel free to ask any questions in the comments area. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Transient Designers in Your MixesThumb
    Not long ago, transient designers were only available as hardware processors. Now, a number of DAWs and plug-ins are dragging the technology into the digital domain. With all these new emulations and interpretations of a classic processor becoming available, it's well worth familiarizing yourself with what could become an essential part of your production process.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Corkboard Texture PackPreview
    File Type: JPGSize: 2592px by 1944pxLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Splattered Vector and Photography Mash UpPreview
    Mixing Vector work with Photography is a great way to produce a fun and colorful art style. This approach is used in a variety of projects from club flyers and CD Artwork through to high-end advertising imagery. Expanding on the comprehensive guide to the Pen Tool by Ian Yates, we look at creative ways of implanting the tool. This tutorial should convince those of you lacking the confidence to draw within Photoshop to do so with style.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Foolproof Flowery Wallpaper PatternPreview
    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.Read More…
  • Code
    Working with the jCrop Plugin200x200
    jCrop is a fantastic jQuery plugin that allows your users to easily crop their photos to the exact dimensions that they choose. Setting up such a system is easier than you might think. Brenley will show us how! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Sakke Soini InterviewP
    Sakke is an extremely talented designer residing in Helsinki, Finland. He attributes his style to old retro movies like Tron and various images he recalls from growing up in the 80's. His illustrations consist of vibrant colors and bizarre images that are unique and very well executed. In this interview, Sakke explains how he thinks a freelance designer should build up a client base, and a lot more. So check this one out. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Plant IllustrationPlanta1
    File Type: EPS and AILicense: Creative Commons LicenseRead More…
  • Code
    Screencast Week!200x200
    After three weeks, I'm proud to announce the winners of our first ever screencast competition! We received dozens of fantastic submissions. Though tough, I was able to narrow the list down to the top five. Over the course of this week, be prepared for video training on subjects ranging from jQuery to Django! Congratulations to the five winners, and be sure to check in on Friday (Saturday for some) to view the 1st place tutorial! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #3: New to the Family by Lone LocustWorkshop
    Recently we posted about our new weekly feature, Workshops. This is how it works: you upload your tracks, and each week we publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song. Here's our third, New to the Family by Lone Locust.Read More…