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  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Vector Audio Speaker Icon In IllustratorPreview
    In this intermediate tutorial, I'll show you how to create a vector speaker icon. When you break down the elements you'll find it fairly easy. We'll be using some ellipses with gradients, the Grid Tool, and the Mesh Tool to create this icon design.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty - Launches200x200
    Today is a special day on our calendars here at Envato because on August 15th we launch the annual Blog Action Day campaign! As you may recall from 2007's super successful campaign, the premise behind Blog Action Day is to get the world's bloggers to unite to post on one important issue on the same day.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty - Launches200x200
    Today is a special day on our calendars here at Envato because on August 15th we launch the annual Blog Action Day campaign! As you may recall from 2007's super successful campaign, the premise behind Blog Action Day is to get the world's bloggers to unite to post on one important issue on the same day.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Tip: Use jQuery to Retrieve Data From an XML File200x200
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    In this quick tip, I'll show you how to load data from an XML file onto a blank page. We'll work with the $.get function and will also implement a loading gif while the information is being retrieved. We'll be displaying a simple list of recommended web development books. Let's go ahead and get started. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Achieve HDR Style Effects Using Photoshop and the Lucis Art FilterPreview200x200
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    Hey everybody! In this tutorial, I'll show you some great techniques to achieve HDR effects. There are a lot of different techniques out there, but I prefer to use this specific filter called LucisArt. Soon there will be a new and better release called Lucis Pro. Till then we'll use this one. You can buy it from their website or take the 30 days trial to test and see if you like it. Also, the filter is only available for Windows. The new Lucis Pro will also be available for MAC though.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a YouTube Section With WordPress200x200
    So I was reading a few blogs that I read, as you do on a lazy afternoon, and I came across Ideate . I loved the theme so much, I wanted to re-create the little TV box they have that contains a YouTube video. In this tutorial, we'll have a look at how!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Working with 3D Objects and Transparencies to Make a Vector Cola Bottle DesignPreview
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    VECTORTUTS has covered Illustrator's 3D effects a few times, so the basics should already be familiar to you. In this tutorial, we'll be taking those skills up a notch and discussing how Illustrator deals with transparency in 3D objects. In just a few steps you'll have created a plastic cola bottle, which is ideally suited for those of you involved in product marketing.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Tip: Save Time by Using Multiple Classes200x200
    One of the most exhausting aspects of web development is writing out endless amounts of CSS styling for various elements - that differ only slightly in style from one another. It has taken the life (or will) of many a talented designer. Well, why give each element its own unique CSS entry, when you can mix match and add re-usable CSS styling to elements using multiple CSS classes? Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create A Natural Composition with Light Shining Through a Rustic FencePreview
    Replicating the beauty of nature has always captured the interest of many. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a sunlit sky, an old rusty fence with a few winding vines with spring flowers, and the dramatic light that's shining through.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Tabbed Interface Using jQuery200x200
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    Creating tabbed interfaces suddenly becomes a piece-of-cake when using the Tabs function in the jQuery UI library. It can be utilized to create completely unique interfaces without having to be a coding God - using only one line of code! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Easily Make Shiny Realistic Vector HairPreview
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    This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to easily make realistic-looking shiny vector hair. We'll be creating S shapes and using them to construct natural looking hair. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art DesignPreview
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    Pop art is alive! As I'm a big fan of grunge style, I'll show you how to design a simple but nice vintage pop art piece with some wear and tear. This is a basic to intermediate tutorial, so you don't need to be a guru to work with this effect and get an awesome result!Read More…