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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Ice Text Effect with PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an ice effect completely from scratch using special Photoshop Brushes. Some time ago playing with Photoshop and trying to make an ice effect I discovered that "dead trees" can simulate very well the ice's "veins" giving a cool feeling to an image. I'm not going for realism here, but I do like the final effect for this tutorial. I used some text as reference, but this effect can be applied to any shape you want and can add some great style. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Shiny Earth with Photoshop 3D Layers - Screencast314 3d earth
    "In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a shiny planet icon using the 3D features of Photoshop CS4 Extended. This will cover basic information about 3D layers and texture maps. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Rocky Video Game Terrain in Blender: Part 4Thumbnail4
    In this series of tutorials you will learn how to create a finished environment for Blender's Game Engine. The main focus will be on texturing and lighting, with the use of some custom 2d filters to enhance the result.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    How To Shoot the Perfect Lightning PhotographPreview
    Photographing lightning is a lot of fun, but it can be quite challenging and even dangerous if you do not use a little forethought and planning. This tutorial will outline the necessary equipment, as well as explain the tricks and techniques that can be utilized to safely and successfully capture and post-process electrifying photographs of lightning the next time storms rumble through.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Your DAW of ChoiceOpenmic
    Digital audio workstation software is the central hub of music production. Which program do you use? Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Code
    Winners of the Nettuts/Screenr "Fame and Fortune" Competition Announced200x200
    The results are in. After a week of community voting, we've selected the best five submissions to the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Everyone did a fantastic job, but there can only be five winners! Let's see who they are. Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web: SeptemberSystemizing design
    September was yet another exciting month for web developers. New Javascript libraries, major acquisitions, and monster open source projects were some of the things that happened as Summer died out. And that's not including the usual plethora of excellent tips and articles published from top-notch web development sites. Read on for some of September's highlights in web development.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create 3D Text Blocks in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a 3D Blocks text effect. You need to have Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to practice this tutorial. This will be fun and I'm sure you can do lots of cool things using this technique. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice - Part IPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We'll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator's 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts. Part I: The ice cube, and Part II: The people icon. We'll start with the ice cube in Part I. Then we'll create the people icon and integrate them together in Part II. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Drag and Drop MP3 Player with Adobe AIRPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create an AIR drag and drop mp3 player. We'll work with the NativeDragManager class to handle the drag and drop, the NativeWindow class for the playlist, and some SQLLite to store information about our mp3 files to build a playlist.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Grooves with Edited Drum LoopsThumg
    It's often pretty straight forward to create and program a basic beat. The real challenge comes when we try to introduce a groove that gives our track soul and character. There are a few ways to do this of course and useful methods include using recorded performances, MIDI sequencing and even entire drum loops. All of these techniques can really add to simple beat, but if you are a fan of getting things down quickly and producing really satisfying results, then you may want to try a different approach. This tutorial looks at how we can build a groove using existing loops in our library without using them in their entirety. The result is an original groove that often feel as if they have been 'played'. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max - Part 1Thumbnail
    The wheels are an often overlooked, but extremely important element in perfecting the look of any car, and the many techniques and tools needed to properly build them can be applied to nearly any hard surface modeling project. In this intermediate/ advanced level video tutorial, you will learn how to model a detailed high-poly car wheel from blueprints. Read More…