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  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web – September 2009Preview
    Each month we round up some of the best vector content on the web and post it here for everyone to enjoy. This month we had a lot of fun identifying the best vector tutorials, freebies, and articles. Take a moment and review some of the best vector content from around the web for the month of September.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Promotional iPhone App Site in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll be continuing this series on creating an iPhone app promotional site by taking our previous Fireworks constructed wireframe and adding color, texture, images, and effects to polish off this design in Photoshop. We'll use some interesting elements, like iPhone imagery and a stylish aurora vector background illustration. We'll finish up with a professional site design ready to get coded! Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    The Only SEO Tools You'll Ever Need200x200
    Search Engine Optimization is a rather complex and never ending process. You have to analyze a lot of things including what keywords people are searching for, the density of those keywords in your sites, how many sites link back to you, how popular your links are and so on. Doing all this manually can be a huge pain. With that in mind, regardless of whether you're an SEO guru or a beginner, these twenty tools are guaranteed to make your life easier. Read More…
  • Business
    The Best Books for FreelancersBestbooks
    Starting out as a freelancer? Having a reference manual on your bookshelf will make the process much easier. There are great resources — both books and ebooks — that will provide you with all the information you need to start freelancing in one place. From what you need to get started through how you can continue to grow your business, these books will provide any freelancer with a wealth of information.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Introduction to PolyrhythmsThumb
    The usage of simple, common time (4/4 time signature, where there are four beats to a measure, and each quarter note gets one beat) is pervasive in Western popular music, including rock, blues, country, folk, pop, and various forms of electronic music including many sub-genres of house and trance music. The four-on-the-floor mindset can be difficult to escape, but every musician and composer can benefit from a study of rhythm that includes a wider variety of time signatures and rhythms.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Photo Viewer Using Flex and the Flickr APIPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to use the as3flickrlib library to create a Flash Flickr photo viewer.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Effects: The Subtle Side Of MixingMusic and audio
    In a previous post we discussed some of the intangible aspects of mixing like arrangements and finding the point of interest, but this post is about a more subtle, yet vastly underrated aspect. Most engineers just developing the art of mixing usually concentrate on instrument and frequency balancing (EQing), but perhaps the most important item after that is the use of effects.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Wireframe in PhotoshopCode
    Just as you wouldn’t build a house without a blue-print, the same is true for web design. This in depth Tuts+ Premium video tutorial will teach you about the advantages of properly using wire-framing when designing in Photoshop.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create a Toon Shaded Effect in BlenderCgtuts toonrendering preview
    In this beginner/ intermediate level tutorial, we are going to take a look at creating a simple toon shaded render for our characters in blender. Among the topics that will be covered are: basic lighting, creating and adjusting the toon materials, rendering, and composite nodes.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Shooting an Atmospheric Dark Alley PhotographPreview
    Experimentation is one of the most important skills when learning photography. Trying different lighting techniques and camera settings is one of the best ways to create compelling images. In addition, you do not need expensive equipment to produce interesting photographs. In this photograph, I took a photo of one my close friends in a dark alley near our place. He had an idea of looking like a gangster and I wanted to experiment with lighting and style. The tutorial explains the process and result of our photoshoot.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Vintage Vector Bottle Caps In Illustrator CS4Preview
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a vector bottle cap in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. This tutorial is for beginners and is quite simple. It will demonstrate how the layering of shapes with different gradients applied to them can give you a nice sense of depth. Let's get stared!Read More…
  • Code
    Object-Oriented CSS: What, How, and Why200x200
    It sounds like an oxymoron, or at least an impossibility, doesn't it? How can a static language that's really more like markup than programming be object-oriented? In this tutorial, I'm going to introduce you to the idea of object-oriented CSS, show you how it works, and try to convince you that you should be using it too!Read More…