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  • Design & Illustration
    The Process of Designing a Killer LogoPreview
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    Designing a killer logo has everything to do with concept and little to do with technical prowess or how well you can use a design program. Also, when it comes down to it vector is the most versatile and useful format for logo design. This article will cover the creative process behind creating a strong conceptual logo and how to use Adobe Illustrator to your advantage when creating a logo.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville PosterVaudeville poster final thumbnail
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    In this tutorial, we'll learn how create a turn-of-the-century Vaudeville poster. This uniquely appealing style of advertisement was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You sir! You madam! Step right up and prepare to be amazed as we transport an image of two friends back in time to create a poster advertisement without compare!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Tape Stop Effect with Cubase 4Tape
    In this tutorial we are going to look at two alternative methods of creating the sound effect of a turntable or tape being unplugged and slowing to a halt within a music track. You may have heard this effect on the vocals of the Black Eyed Peas song Hey Mama. Sid Vicious' My Way also features the subtle effect of a turntable being turned off just before the song changes from the pompous introduction to the full blown punk section. I'm going to start by doing something similar to the effect in the Sid Vicious song using some pre-prepared audio and Cubase's pitch shift envelope tool, then move on to an electro track that I've prepared where we will automate the freeware plug-in Tapestop VST to slow down some vocals whilst the music remains unaffected.Read More…
  • Code
    Use the jQuery UI to Control the Size of Your Text200x200
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    JQuery's UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Pair of Sweet Gradient Mesh CherriesCherries200
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a pair of cherries solely with the Gradient Mesh tool. If you're not familiar with the Gradient Mesh tool, then this is a great tutorial to learn how to start using it. You can create artwork with a semi-realistic to very realistic look with that tool. It can take effort to master, but it's worth your time.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Super Retro Style Game ControllerPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to be drawing a retro game console controller. Rather than a perspective look, this one will have an isometric look. This tutorial is extremely detailed, and will be fun for all you classic arcade lovers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Glowing Vector LightsaberPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a vector lightsaber. You will use some simple shapes, blends, and gradients in this intermediate tutorial. Also, if you want to learn more about all sorts of light weapons then check out wookieepedia, there is a page on the Lightsaber there.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    6 Most Bizarre Instruments Ever Used in Popular MusicColbert prev
    Guitar, drums, bass, vocals. That's what most bands need to pull off a great song. But sometimes, the situation may call for something more. You know, like a hurdy gurdy! Check out these examples of famous musicians who said "damn the guitar, hand me a Conundrum!" Or something to that effect.Read More…
  • Code
    Google Enters the Browser Wars with Chrome200x200
    When a new browser enters the market, people generally split up into two categories. The first group thinks, "Great! Anything that moves us towards a more standards oriented environment is a good thing!" The other group, neither better nor worse, thinks to themselves, "Ohh gee. Yet another browser that I'll have to test my sites in. Enter Chrome. Today, Google officially entered the browser wars. No matter which group you fall into, you'll inevitably find yourself downloading this new browser. If you compare the browsers of 1996 to the browsers of today, you'll find that, truthfully, they haven't evolved that much. Sure, they're more standards aware. But generally speaking, they've essentially remained unchanged over the last decade. Google is hoping to change that. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    ThemeForest Launch200x200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    ThemeForest - Site Templates and CMS Themes200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • Code
    ThemeForest is Live200x200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…