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    A Closer Look At the Blueprint CSS Framework200x200
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    Blueprint is a CSS framework that can save you time and headaches when working on any project that involves HTML and CSS, whether it be with Rails, PHP, or just laying out an HTML page. In this tutorial you will get a look at the inner workings of Blueprint and we'll take a look at demo application that uses Blueprint to get a better idea of how to use actually use the framework. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Dynamic House Drum IntroThumb
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    Following my tutorials on creating a house drum track, making electronic basslines, mixing pad sounds and crashes and FX, we are now ready to start the arrangement of our track. When constructing a house/dance track that is destined for the dance floor or club, it’s really important to include defined, clear drum intros and outros so that the DJ can easily mix your track into the previous one and the next one in his set.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Effect: Magnifying Track MatteTrackmatte prev
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    This tutorial will teach you how to generate a magnifying effect with the use of an animated track matte. The final effect can be used for many purposes, particularly to create a sophisticated background for other elements, such as logos and text. This tutorial is ideal for beginners or experienced After Effects users who want to quickly learn an attractive and simple technique.Read More…
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    The 30 Most Usable Themes from ThemeForest.netTf 250x250
    With the addition of a new PSD category, ThemeForest is quickly proving itself to be the "go to" place for site templates. Today, I'll list thirty of the most usable templates available. A brilliant design accomplishes nothing if a company can't use it. P.S. You didn't hear it from me, but in January, we'll be giving away a $300 bonus to the top 10 templates that are submitted to the "site template" category. So finish up your best theme and submit it during the month of January to be considered. More details to come soon. -Jeffrey Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Illustrate a Delicious Ice Cream BarPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to draw an ice cream bar. Throughout this tutorial we'll have a look at various drawing techniques. We'll be creating everything within Photoshop from start to finish, except the font used. Let's jump into this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball: Part 1 - Adobe FlashPreview
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    Part 1 of this tutorial will take Flash novices through the fundamental principles behind drawing and animating vectors in Flash. We'll be drawing and animating a bouncing beach ball. Prior knowledge of Flash will of course help, but the following techniques should be accessible to everyone and with most software versions. Part 2 coming soon...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Watercolor Photoshop Brushes – Premium PackPreview
    This is a new pack of Photoshop brushes available exclusively from Psdtuts+ for Premium members. We have a new set of Watercolor Brushes for you. They are great for adding that touch of worn or natural media feel to your next design project. This set of high quality brushes is available for Premium members to download today!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Masha Gubar, AKA LimkisThumbnaillimkis
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    Masha Gubar (AKA Limkis) is a talented digital artist from Russia. Her painterly style of vector illustrations are like poetry in visual form. Her vivid artworks are the indicators of what immense possibilities vector illustrations and programs like Adobe Illustrator are capable of. In this interview, she sits down with me (virtually), where she goes down memory lane and recounts when she started her journey in the creative field. She shares her very first vector works, her thoughts on arts, creativity, challenges, and her road ahead!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create Glowing Elegant LinesLines image2
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    In this tutorial you'll be creating elegant glowing lines using shape layers within After Effects. We'll create a few basic arc layers and then stylize them by using the find edges effect, glows, and blending modes. I enjoy this technique and you can easily adapt this concept to many different shapes to create some stunning looks.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    20 Worst Music Videos of All TimeNeneh prev
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    It's hard to imagine a world without music videos. But there was a time when artists had to rely on, you know, their music to convince people that their stuff was worth buying. Those days are long gone. Nowadays, it's all about image. If you look right, chances are you'll probably sell some records. With that much riding on your visual presentation, you would think musicians would go all out when it comes time to make a music video, and most of them do. Except for...Read More…
  • Code
    5 Easy Ways to Tackle IE6's Transparency Issues200x200
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    You create the perfect site in Photoshop using the latest trends. Half of your backgrounds contain a nice 50% opacity to simulate depth. The only problem comes from that darn old IE6, and how it decides to display a nasty gray background. You try to search the web for a solution, but there are dozens of choices. How do you know which methods are the best? In today's screencast, I'll show you five easy ways to deal with this issue. Read More…
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    Intro to Drupal: Build a Simple CMS200x200
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    Drupal's popularity has lately been rising. It's a great platform for setting up content management systems and community driven sites. Here, I'll give a general overview of Drupal and build a simple site for a fake client. We'll begin with outlining the client's needs, installing and configuring a few modules, creating user roles and assigning permissions, and finally we'll add in some content. We won't go into theming, as it's a bit out of the scope of this article.Read More…