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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Stack of Poker ChipsPreview
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    This tutorial will teach you how to create a simple poker chip. Once the chip is created, we can change colors, stack them together, rotate, and whatever you want. Let's start by creating the elements on the face of the chip. Then we will use a technique I use in Technical Illustration to create a isometric cylinder. Next we give it some color, add a shadow and a background to finalize the image. Hopefully the techniques in this tutorial will help you in some of your own projects. Read More…
  • Code
    Sexy Web DesignSwd
    Sexy Web Design - Free 71 Page Preview An easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design. Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all. Read More…
  • Code
    How to Syndicate Content Without Utilizing a News Feed200x200
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    Many websites offer syndication formats such as RSS, JSON, or XML based services to allow for easy content delivery. But what happens when a website doesn’t offer one of these services? How do you syndicate content from a website that doesn’t offer a news feed? This is what I set out to solve. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    30 Different Flying Birds Vector FreebiePreview
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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Stunning, 3D, Sunset Type IllustrationPreview
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    Today we're going to run through multiple platforms to create a warm and sunny typographic treatment. We'll use C4D to create the text, Illustrator for several decorative motifs, and Photoshop to bring them all together. Let's get our hands into creating this warm type illustration.Read More…
  • Code
    Intro to Flash Camo Part 2Preview 2
    Welcome to the part two of my introduction to the Flash Camouflage Framework. In part 1 we built the foundation for our site, components, labels, css parser, and set up our PropertySheet. In this part we're going to focus on the design side of our site by cleaning up the layout, skins and adding interaction. Let's get started.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Build a Reusable Light Rig in MayaThumbnail
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    In the visual world of CG, presentation is nearly as important to the final result as the artistic piece being presented. For this reason lighting tools and techniques will always be indispensable assets to your artistic toolset. In this tutorial you will learn how to setup a basic lighting rig in Maya. Specifically, this tutorial covers Lighting, Cameras, Render Settings, and some basic touch-up techniques in Photoshop. Once you've completed this tutorial, you will have a light rig that you can use to quickly render out professional quality images of your model.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Reverb to Create Your Own PadsThumb
    Pads are an extremely useful device for all styles of music, allowing for warm, calming, uplifting, sad, ominous, or even threatening effects. This tutorial shows you one simple way to create your own unique pads. Creating your own pads is yet another way to help build a custom library and develop a personal voice. And by having more control over the various elements that make up your pad, you have more freedom to add subtle layers of complexity and imperfection for an organic sound.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Ee Venn SohP
    Ee Venn Soh has one of the most unique design styles I have ever seen, and it all roots from his passion and devotion to art. He designs in the purest form and you can see he has a genuine love for creating illustrations by having a conversation with him. In this interview, we discuss his style, one of his best illustrations "Silver Maiden," and a lot more. So check this one out!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Use Multi-Layered Illustrator Artwork in InDesignPreview
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    Did you know that you can create multi-layered artwork in Adobe Illustrator, and then turn layers on and off in InDesign? Learn how in this quick tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Your Camera's Histogram to Take Better Digital PhotographsPreview
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    The histogram is one of the best ways to check for accurate exposure in the camera, and yet it's underused by many photographers. Use this tutorial to learn to use histograms in-camera and as part of further Photoshop processing. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Nick LaThumbnail
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    Continuing with our designer interview series, I took the opportunity and am very excited to present today's interview with Nick La. Nick is a well known freelance illustrator and web designer based in Toronto. He is the founder of N.Design Studio, and popular blog Web Designer Wall, Design Jobs on the Wall, and Best Web Gallery. He also recently launched his new site Icondock exclusively dedicated to icons. Nick says, he always wanted to be a visual artist and was fascinated with drawings, paintings, and art in general since he was a kid. His main focus is on illustrations, CSS websites, and designing stock icons. Nick's work has been featured in many online portals and design publications. So let's have a chat with this well-rounded design guy!Read More…