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  • Design & Illustration
    Comment to Win a Leading Graphic Information Design BookPreview
    We've got another giveaway for our readership, and again we're rewarding one random commenter with a new information design book. It will help you present complex visual information with clarity. There are plenty of elegant examples in this book that will have you appreciating visual information with a new level of depth. Read more to find out just how easy it is to participate!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six StepsGoldfish
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    In this tutorial I'll show you the process I use for creating a vector goldfish in six easy steps. The steps are a bit condensed so Intermediate Illustrator users will benefit greatly, though beginners will be able to get similar results, you'll just need to experiment a bit more with these tools and techniques. The vector goldfish is created with the use of the Mesh, Blend and Symbol Tools. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Photoshop Brush Tool: A Basic GuidePreview
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    This time I've got for you a really basic guide, which is useful for beginners and people interested in learning a little bit more deeply the power of Photoshop's Brush Tool. Every single Photoshop user has dealt with the brush tool at least once, but not everyone knows how to explode its full potential. In this guide, you'll learn how to use the brush presets, create your own brush from scratch and modify its properties, play with blend modes and pressure controls, besides some useful tricks. How much do you know about Photoshop's Brushes?Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    A Beginner's Guide to Lumen PrintingPreview
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    In this tutorial, I will be introducing an unconventional way of printing known as "lumen printing". "Lumen" is understood as the projection of light radiating from one ominous source, i.e. sunlight, or UV light. This is particularly pertinent to this method of printing as it utilizes available light (daylight) as opposed to controlled light (enlarger exposure light, or the rapid on/off light when creating photograms) in order to print an image.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Equalization Tricks That Everyone Should KnowMusic and audio
    Even though an engineer has every intention of making his tracks sound as big and as clear as possible when recording basic tracks and overdubs, the frequency range of some or all of the tracks ends up being somewhat limited when it comes time to mix. This can be because the tracks were recorded in a different studio using different monitors, a different signal path, or just how things in the studio can change from day to day and from musician to musician. As a result, the mixing engineer later must extend the frequency range of those tracks when it comes time to put it all together at mixing time.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Add A Vignette With Ease - Custom EffectThumb
    One great tool used to "Have it Your Way" is Custom Effects. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Custom Effects you can check out this article. Momcilo is going to walk us through the basics of creating your very own Vignette Custom Effect. Enjoy! Read More…
  • Code
    Building an Image Gallery with Progressive Enhancement200
    Who doesn’t love to completely trick out their website with neat features? But what happens when your viewers aren’t using the latest browser, or they have JavaScript turned off? In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a image gallery that will work in almost all environments, using progressive enhancement techniques.Read More…
  • Code
    Winners Announced: Club GreenSock Membership Giveaway!Preview
    Barely a tutorial comes our way which doesn't involve tweening of some sort. More often than not, the handywork of GreenSock's Jack Doyle is behind it, TweenMax and TweenLite being just two of his great ActionScript tools. We're therefore dead chuffed that Jack has offered to give away 2 Shockingly Green Club GreenSock memberships to Activetuts+ readers! Club GreenSock gives members all manner of extra plugins and classes, SVN repository access, development notifications, discounts and more. Two random winners will be chosen at midnight this Friday, Pacific Eastern Standard Time. To enter, all you've gotta do is comment!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a Detailed High Poly Fire Hydrant in 3ds MaxHydrant%20preview%20200x200
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    Subdivision modeling is a skill like any other...it is relatively easy to grasp the basics, but it can be extremely difficult to get a handle on the the more advanced techniques. In this two hour long, intermediate/ advanced level modeling tutorial, Ben Tate will demonstrate his process of creating a detailed high-poly fire hydrant using subdivision modeling.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Which Operating System You Prefer for Music ProductionOpenmic
    Which operating system do you use when producing music? Do you care? 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
    20+ Brand New and Incredibly Useful WordPress PluginsPreview
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    With more than 7000+ plugins, WordPress is the most extendable Content Management System available; in fact, "WordPress is infinitely extensible" as Matt Mullenweg says. In this post, we'll examine twenty-one really useful plugins to take your blog to the next level.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating the Spoiled Princess Fashion PosterPreview
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    This is another collaboration with Toma Alin Gabriel. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fashion advertisement poster. We'll be combining multiple images, finding the perfect stock, and unifying it with just the right colors. Let's get started!Read More…