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  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Complete Vexel Image Using PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial will instruct the reader on how to take a picture and create a vexel image out of it, through Photoshop. Numerous vexel techniques are taught. You'll learn how to use the Pen Tool, and then put it to good use to construct hundreds of shapes that will compose a full vexel image.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How To Create Two-Tone and Graphic RadialsPreview
    There are many types of radial patterns, and I find it helpful to have some of the more common kind on hand. I'll show you how to make two types of radials: two-tone radials, and the sort that has a repeating element, or what I think of as graphic radials. This tutorial is for the beginner Adobe Illustrator artist.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating a Dynamic Poll with jQuery and PHP200
    When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of jQuery you can produce some pretty cool results. In this tutorial we'll create a poll using PHP and XHTML, then make use of some jQuery Ajax effects to eliminate the need for a page refresh, and to give it a nice little bit of animation.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design an Album Cover Using SpectrogramsPreview
    How would you illustrate sounds? Would you make them as musical notes, key signatures, elegant swirls, or wild swooshes? Well let's put away all those for now and look at spectrograms - audio recordings in visual format. We'll be using these in designing a cover for a solo piano album entitled The Storm. And to top things off, we'll also display the cover in a Photoshop enhanced environment.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    30+ Insanely Useful Websites for GuitaristsGibsonrobot
    The guitar is an instrument that knows no genre and no boundaries--one of the reasons why it's arguably the world's most beloved instrument. Here are over 30 incredibly useful (and often entertaining) websites dedicated to the guitar and its admirers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sidekick LX Styled Vector IllustrationPreview
    This tutorial will show you how to make a vector illustration of the Sidekick LX. This tutorial uses mostly the Pen tool, basic shapes, and simple gradients to give this illustration a degree of realism. In this tutorial, you'll learn quick ways to make stylized vector illustrations.Read More…
  • Code
    Solving 5 Common CSS Headaches200
    CSS is a relatively simple language to learn. Mastering it, on the other, can prove a little more difficult. Compensating for various browser inconsistencies alone can produce a migraine. In this article, we'll demystify five of the most head thumping issues that you'll encounter when building web applications.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Make One Vocal Sound Like a ChoirFullchoir
    In this tutorial we are going to explore how we can make a simple four-part vocal harmony sound like a full choir. We're going to do so by using a freeware VST plug-in called "Clone Ensemble" and a few simple recording techniques. This effect is useful for creating an ethereal sounding backing vocal, and it's also a lot of fun! I'm using Cubase 4, but the techniques would be the same in any audio sequencer.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Make a Featured Post Carousel for WordPress200
    It's becoming more and more common for blogs to feature certain posts at the top of the page. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to implement this in WordPress. We'll be using the default theme, Kubrik, as our base theme, but it should be adaptable to most themes with some modification. There's very little code and featuring posts is simple.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vintage Film Style Video Using Photoshop CS3 ExtendedPreview
    Photoshop CS3 Extended allows you to edit video and animations. Also, you can convert an existing video into a Smart Object and apply filters to it. This time we're going to give a video a vintage feel and mock it up inside an old TV screen.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Best Affordable Microphones for the Home StudioHomemicspreview
    Making music is perhaps one of the most expensive hobbies in the world—that is, aside from tasting truffles. When you’re looking to set up a decent home studio, it’s hard to find a way to stay within budget without ending up with a terrible sound. Here are ten options to minimize expenditure while still getting a decent sound out of your system at the end of the day, by buying smart when it comes to one of the most important types of studio equipment: microphones.Read More…
  • Code
    Tabbed Content using jQuery and WP_Query200x200
    Wordpress provides a huge array of information about your blog and it's content. Showing lots of this information can become space consuming. A great looking solution to this is tabbed content!In this tutorial, we'll take the WordPress Newspaper Layout we worked on previously and extend it with tabs.Read More…