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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Alarm Clock IconPreview
    With simple shapes and gradients, this easy tutorial will show you how to create an alarm clock icon. 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 jump into this tutorial, which beginning illustrators will find especially useful!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Versatile ActionScript 3.0 Menu with MaskingMenuscreenshot
    Navigation is a crucial part of your website, but often a bore to build and maintain. In this tutorial I'll describe a quick and solid way of using basic ActionScript skills, blended with a bit of your creativity, to construct intuitive & user friendly navigation systems. Okay, time to get our hands dirty, well... sweaty maybe...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    The Venti AE Tutorial Roundup from Around the WebPreview
    If you ever wondered why the large is called venti at a certain coffee shop, it's because venti means 20 in Italian and a large coffee is 20 ounces. This week's roundup comes in at an even 20 tutorials, hence the Venti Roundup! First on the list is a tutorial that answers a question you have either already had to ask or will soon: The new (corrected) Pixel Aspect Ratio's introduced in CS4. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Apple-themed Photoshop TutorialsMactuts
    Many designers love Apple products for their simple yet powerful functionality and sleek design aesthetic. Apple has also been skillful at using Photoshop to create gorgeous product mock-ups, advertisments and web designs. In this post you'll learn how to create some of these brilliant designs for yourself.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Van Icon in PhotoshopPreview
    This is another icon I have created with Negreu Andreas. We wanted to create an icon that can be used for a game maybe or a Mac app of some sort. Before we started we searched the web for photography with similar vans, then made some ideas, and a quick sketch. After that we started working. Let's review the process!Read More…
  • Code
    How to Become a Freelance Web DeveloperFl web dev
    Have you ever wanted to be a freelance web developer? Whether you're working for the man or developing as a hobby, there are some tried and tested tips you can use to ease yourself into the life of a freelance web developer - even if you only do it part-time. By working with many and varied clients, your web dev and business skills will grow at a rapid pace. If everything goes right, you should be able to make a good living doing something you love. So today we're going to go over how to actually become a freelance web developer, and all that goes with it.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Jazzy XML Driven MP3 PlayerThumbs
    ActionScript 3.0 allows Flash Developers and Designers to make all manner of things in Flash with relative ease. This tutorial will teach you how to create your own ActionScript 3.0 MP3 Player with sound spectrum, album art, color changer and song information display.Read More…
  • Code
    XMLLoader Class 3.0Flashtuts logo
    Quickly load and manage Multiple XML files.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Getting More From Your Tracks With DelayThumb
    Delay is a simple device with a wealth of possibilities for adding interest and production value to your tracks. This tutorial will examine different ways that delay can improve the sound of your music and inspire creativity.Read More…
  • Code
    Add Power to Your PHP With Multi-Tiered Applications200x200
    As PHP applications become more and more complex, it can be easy to end up with a tangled mess of code that makes maintenance nearly impossible. Applying the concept of tiered applications can help to alleviate some of the difficulty in maintaining complex applications. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Hellacious Flaming Skull in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll go through all the steps of creating a flaming skull in Photoshop. We'll be using some images we shot ourself of flames, and a stock Designious vector skull to get us started. This tutorial covers some relatively simple steps and some clever photo manipulation techniques. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Art Gallery Frame in VectorPreview
    Good artwork looks even better in a frame. This tutorial makes use of Illustrator CS4's Gradient Annotator to simulate the look of wood grain. You'll also learn how to recolor artwork to achieve subtle lighting effects. Let's get started!Read More…