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  • Design & Illustration
    100 Artworks from the Top 20 Designers in The Middle East and AfricaAfrica prev
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    To round off our Photoshop Around the World series, we head to the Middle East and Africa - where the design skills are as hot as the weather! The artworks here represent a huge variety of styles and creative approaches. Enjoy the last leg of our trip around the world!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us Where You Buy Your MusicOpenmic
    Someone recently told me he has over 101 days of music in his iTunes library. I'm sure that just about all of our readers have monstrously large music collections. Where do you buy your music? Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Set of 25 Icons from TurboMilk - Courtesy of GraphicRiver!Webicons
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    To help celebrate the launch of Envato's redesigned marketplaces we have a free goodie to give away. This set of 25 web icons in 3 sizes was created by Eugene Artsebasov and the illustrious Turbomilk team!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    5 Dashing Marketplace WallpapersWallpapers
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    As part of Envato's marketplace redesign you can grab some great wallpapers for each of the marketplaces (AudioJungle, GraphicRiver, FlashDen, ThemeForest, VideoHive). Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with Photoshop - Screencast303 tatoo easy
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    "The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?" Dennis DunbarRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with PhotoshopPreview
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    The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Build a Promotional iPhone App Website Wireframe in FireworksPreview
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    Wireframing is a useful part of the website design process. It's great to separate out this planning stage and have your page positioning, spacing, layout, and other elements like text size and tone works out before you jump into Photoshop to add color, texture, images, and effects to polish off your design. Fireworks is a great tool for creating a wireframe and while it doesn't work perfect with Photoshop, you can export over there and then build off your wireframe. We'll cover the design process of creating a wireframe for an iPhone application website in Fireworks. For those of you not familiar with this program, it will be a good jumping off point for using it to wireframe your web design projects. This is a first part of a multi-part series and will be fun!Read More…
  • Code
    5 Lesser Known JavaScript Libraries that Make Web Design Easier200x200
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    In this round-up we'll be looking at 5 JavaScript libraries that can really ease the development of modern, attractive web sites. The libraries that we'll be looking at aren't libraries in the same sense as something like jQuery or the YUI; they're much smaller and much more specialized. But they're the best at what they do and provide unique functionality.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an OOP Tag Cloud in ActionScript 3.0Previewimage
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to build a flexible, animatable tagcloud using an Object Oriented Programming approach. I don't believe in a right or wrong method, but rather several degrees of efficiency. If you have any constructive criticism on my code feel free to comment. That said, lets start!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Design Reeses and HooversThumb
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    Have you ever wondered how your favourite dance music producers create those amazing sounds that make you jump on the dance floor? Well, it usually takes a lot of experience and a huge amount of time spent on experimenting and processing sounds a ridiculously high number of times. But it's quite hard to reach the stage of experimentation if you don't even know the basics behind some kind of sounds often heard in dance tracks. This tutorial will teach you how to design from scratch a DnB trademark, the reese bass, and how to reproduce the infamous hoover sound, introducing you to the technique of resampling.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Build an Advanced Drifting Car Rig in 3ds Max - Part 1Carrigthumb
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    In this advanced level tutorial, you will learn all of the steps necessary to build a fully functioning car rig in 3D Studio Max. This rig features working suspension, steering and body roll, as well as some functionality for drifting and powerslides. You will learn how to set up internal functionality through links, constraints, expressions, and parameter wiring. The final result will be a robust rig with easy, and accessible controls.Read More…
  • Code
    Our Biggest Launch of the Year!200
    In the last three years our Envato Marketplaces (FlashDen, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, AudioJungle and VideoHive) have grown like gangbusters, with big communities, huge libraries of files and lots of activity. So when we set out to redesign them earlier this year everyone on the team knew it was going to be big. What we didn't realise was HOW big it would eventually get! Today it gives me great pleasure to show you ...Read More…