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  • Photo & Video
    The Perfect Technique for Masking HairPreview
    Masking hair is one of the biggest problems in the photography world, so in this tutorial I will teach you all the techniques you need to remove a solid background from any photo. In this tutorial I work with  advanced tools like channels and snapshots to get a perfect and very professional final result.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Contemporary Style Illustration Without Drawing SkillsPreview
    There are many ways to illustrate and be creative even if you can't draw so well. If you've got an imagination and some Photoshop skills, then you can create illustrations that are bang on trend. I'll take you through the necessary steps to get you on your way to creating artworks of your own. The aim of this tutorial though, is not to teach you how to rip off the style, but to show you how to create illustrations without needing to outdraw Da Vinvi. The hope is that you'll follow and use these techniques to work within your own style!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Stained Glass Effect in IllustratorPreview
    This tutorial shows how to create a stained glass effect in Adobe Illustrator. The method is rather quick and simple, but the outcome looks very nice - especially when you use a beautiful image for reference. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Treat Your Viewers to a Full Screen HD Video Experience1
    In this beginner to intermediate tutorial I'm going to show you how to play HD video without the inevitable blurring that occurs when the video is enlarged. The reason for this is that I'm getting a bit tired of visiting YouTube or other sites that present HD video with a full screen option only to discover, when I click the Full Screen button, that I suddenly need the prescription for my glasses changed. The issue is not the video but how the Flash Player handles the process of going full screen. Let's find out how to do things properly..Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Finished CD with Apple's WaveburnerWaveburner
    Although there isn't as much use for CD's in the production process as there used to be, many of us still like to have our finished album or mix on a professionally presented disc. For all you Mac users, this tutorial will show you how to use Apple's Waveburner to get that finished project on to a CD with individual track markers and a professional polished sound. If you are a Windows user and would like to see the equivalent in an application like Wavelab please let me know in the comments section.Read More…
  • Code
    9 Most Common IE Bugs and How to Fix Them200x200
    Internet Explorer - the bane of most web developers' existence. Up to 60% of your development can be wasted just trying to squash out IE specific bugs which isn't really a productive use of your time. In this tutorial, you are going to learn about the most common IE bugs and rendering disparities and how to easily squash them or deal with them. Interested? Let's get started. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Realistic Looking Nokia 5800 in 3ds Max - Part 2Nokia%20thumb
    In this multi-part, hard surface modeling, texturing, and rendering tutorial, you will learn how to quickly create a realistic looking Nokia 5800. The techniques shown in this tutorial can easily be applied to other 3d applications, and the methods of making the phone itself are fast, and very efficient. Though the resulting mesh will not be perfect, the final render will still look great, thus the goal of this tutorial is not to teach you how to make a perfect mesh, but to teach you a trick or two about fast and efficient modeling.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Winner Announced - Win a Copy of 'Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)', by Pixar's Jeremy Birn!Thumbnail
    Creating a perfect render in any 3D application means getting all the details exactly right. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic illumination, shadows, and textures depends on the quality of the professional lighting and rendering techniques at your disposal. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar's Jeremy Birn explains everything you will need to know to perfect this highly technical craft. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Winner Announced: Win an M-Audio Piano-style Sustain PedalMaudiopedal200
    The M-Audio SP-2 piano-style systain pedal is the perfect product for keyboard players who want the most realistic pedal action. Win one for your favorite keyboard. To enter, all you've gotta do is comment! One random commenter will be chosen as winner. Too easy.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    40 Remarkable Examples of Macro PhotographyPreview
    Today's roundup focuses upon a collection of bizarre, shocking and mind-blowing macro photos. It provides great inspiration for amateurs and professionals who are interested in the world of macro photography, and will have you reaching for your macro lens and heading off to shoot...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Rubens Cantuni - Tokyo CandiesPreview
    Rubens Cantuni (Tokyo Candies) is an illustrator, designer, and art director. His full-time employee role as art director influences his freelance illustration work in both technical and business ways. However, his true passion and creative outlet is his freelance illustration work, which he hope to make a full-time living from in the future. Rubens has a bold and funky vector style. He tends to mix different or even opposite feelings into his character creations. Learn all about his background, interests, influences, creative process and more in this interview!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    An Introduction to Photogram/Contact PrintingPreview
    In this tutorial, I will be going through a black and white printing process that does not require a great deal of equipment, time or money. This process is called contact printing, used for creating photograms (a photographic image made without a camera). This process does not require the use of a photographic enlarger nor is it absolutely necessary to use processed film. Below is a step by step explanation of how to create photograms. You will be astounded at just how easy and fun it is to print images using this method.Read More…