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  • Design & Illustration
    Wrinkled Paper TexturesPreview
    File Type: JPGSize: 4752 px by 3168 pxLicense: Creative Commons LicenseRead More…
  • Code
    Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront200x200
    We live in a world where people are increasingly expecting more and faster speeds. In fractions of a second, your website can lose valuable visitors and in turn, money. Although most people think CDNs are for the "big dogs", they're actually super cheap and incredibly easy to use these days. In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create the Elements of a Drum ‘n’ Bass TrackMusic and audio
    Drum 'n' Bass is a genre of electronic dance music which features very fast tempo drum breaks, usually between 160-180 bpm, dirty synthetic basslines and heavily processed vocal samples. In this tutorial I'm going to explore a few techniques for experimenting with this style. I'll show how to design a reese bass sound from scratch, how to make a custom drum kit and program a classic D'n'B drum pattern, then we will move on to edit some vocals and produce a cool timestretched effect.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice - Part IIPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We'll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator's 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts. Part I: The ice cube, and this Part II: The people icon. We'll create the people icon and integrate them together in this Part II. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Ice Text Effect with PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an ice effect completely from scratch using special Photoshop Brushes. Some time ago playing with Photoshop and trying to make an ice effect I discovered that "dead trees" can simulate very well the ice's "veins" giving a cool feeling to an image. I'm not going for realism here, but I do like the final effect for this tutorial. I used some text as reference, but this effect can be applied to any shape you want and can add some great style. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Shiny Earth with Photoshop 3D Layers - Screencast314 3d earth
    "In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a shiny planet icon using the 3D features of Photoshop CS4 Extended. This will cover basic information about 3D layers and texture maps. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Rocky Video Game Terrain in Blender: Part 4Thumbnail4
    In this series of tutorials you will learn how to create a finished environment for Blender's Game Engine. The main focus will be on texturing and lighting, with the use of some custom 2d filters to enhance the result.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    How To Shoot the Perfect Lightning PhotographPreview
    Photographing lightning is a lot of fun, but it can be quite challenging and even dangerous if you do not use a little forethought and planning. This tutorial will outline the necessary equipment, as well as explain the tricks and techniques that can be utilized to safely and successfully capture and post-process electrifying photographs of lightning the next time storms rumble through.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Your DAW of ChoiceOpenmic
    Digital audio workstation software is the central hub of music production. Which program do you use? 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…
  • Code
    Winners of the Nettuts/Screenr "Fame and Fortune" Competition Announced200x200
    The results are in. After a week of community voting, we've selected the best five submissions to the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Everyone did a fantastic job, but there can only be five winners! Let's see who they are. Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web: SeptemberSystemizing design
    September was yet another exciting month for web developers. New Javascript libraries, major acquisitions, and monster open source projects were some of the things that happened as Summer died out. And that's not including the usual plethora of excellent tips and articles published from top-notch web development sites. Read on for some of September's highlights in web development.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create 3D Text Blocks in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a 3D Blocks text effect. You need to have Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to practice this tutorial. This will be fun and I'm sure you can do lots of cool things using this technique. Let's get started!Read More…