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  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 1Preview day1
    In this 2 part tutorial we revisit the Cinematic Opening concept with an homage to all of you, our readers, by enshrining all of the comments left on the site in a "ready for Hollywood" delivery. It features a clever use of freely available scripts and expressions to create what would normally be a very complicated and time-consuming animation. The tutorial will be split into 2 days with a total of over 80 minutes of training. In day 1 we cover cunning techniques to harness a large amount of text and quickly format and animate it in a cinematic style. This tutorial has tricks and techniques that should appeal to all users from beginners all the way to the most seasoned and advanced users of After Effects. And best of all, it is all created by only using built it After Effects tools!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball: Part 2 - Adobe Illustrator + FlashPreview
    This tutorial expands on techniques covered in Part 1 of the Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball series. We'll be using Illustrator's 3D tools to improve Flash's spinning movement of the bouncing ball and taking a look at working between the two applications. The steps involved can also be followed independently of Part 1.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Rockin' 80's Party PosterPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to design a poster for an 80's anthem party. Throughout this tutorial, we'll create some textures for background, manipulate a photo to give it a stylish look, and make some color variations. Let's jump into this super rad tutorial.Read More…
  • Code
    New WP Video Series, and Free Rockstar Book!Wordpressweek
    Due to high demand, we're launching a new WordPress video series on the ThemeForest Blog that will run alongside the "Diving into PHP" screencasts. It is our hope that these two series, viewed back-to-back, will turn you into a dynamite PHP/WordPress designer. To help promote this fantastic new series, we'll also be giving away fifteen free copies of the just-released "How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer"! Click through to learn how you can win. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Layering Vocals With Logic ProThumb
    The world of sample libraries has grown tremendously in the past few years, giving composers wide-ranging options for creating sweeping scores that incorporate fantastic sounding vocal effects. Choral sample libraries, such as EWQL Symphonic Choirs will even 'sing' lyrics that you write! But there are some situations that call for a more unique approach to vocal treatment. When a choir or multiple singers are not available, composers turn to software to help them achieve their goals. This tutorial will focus on using Logic Pro and several of its plugins to create a multi-layered vocal treatment that might be appropriate for ambient, new age, or soundtrack work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Charlene ChuaCharlenetn
    Charlene Chua (who is also known by her nick-name, Sygnin) is a Toronto based illustrator and a digital artist. She worked as a graphic designer, a web producer and an interactive project manager before taking the plunge into illustrations full-time. Charlene has a varied and effective commercial style of illustration. She has accomplished projects for variety of media like: advertising, editorials, childrens' books, and more. Her work has appeared in the "Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles' Illustration West 43 and 45," and "Ballistic Publishing's Exotique 4," as well as several other art books. We took the opportunity to talk with this talented artist about her work and her experiences as an illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Pete Harrison InterviewP
    Pete Harrison is a very successful designer that has mastered the art of photo-manipulation. As a freelance designer Pete works for many different companies doing commissioned work, he explains to us what a designer needs to do to find clients, as well as his inspiration for his work. Pete is also currently working with a clothing line, so be sure to check it all out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Logo Design Process for Ultimate PotentialPreview
    My name is Jacob Cass and I am a logo designer, web designer and graphic designer from Sydney, Australia and in this article I will guide you through the process of creating the logo for one of my recent clients, Ultimate Potential. This article offers insights into, not only the thought process behind creating the logo, but also the creation of the logo itself.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Color Correction in Photoshop with the Curves Adjustment ToolPeview1
    One of my favorite tools that I use on regular basis is the Curves Adjustment tool, which not only helps me in creating desired contrast, but at the same time it allows me to color correct my images. I use this tool instead of widely used Color Balance Adjustment tool. This tutorial will teach you how to use this tool to color correct photos efficiently.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Awesome Ways to Integrate Twitter With Your WebsiteTwitter tools
    Web developers with social media savvy are in hot demand. Imagine what it would be like to promise your clients a web presence that is fully integrated with their Twitter strategy and makes it easier for their content to go viral on Twitter. Would be nice, no? Well -- why imagine? The tools for web developers to add a touch of Twitter to any site are out there and easy to use. Trust us -- your clients will love you for it! There's no better time to start utilizing Twitter integration tools than right now. Here are 10 of the most useful ways to start turning your site readers (or your client's customer base) into Twitter followers, and vice versa.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #1: Life As It Happens by Thumbnail SketchWorkshop
    Last week we posted about our new weekly feature, Workshops. This is how it works: you upload your tracks, and each week we publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song. Here's our first, Life As It Happens by Thumbnail Sketch.Read More…
  • Code
    Chatting With Cameron Moll200x200
    Many of you are familiar with Cameron Moll via his successful books, Mobile Web Design, and CSS Mastery. Today, we'll be talking with him about everything ranging from rock bands to the future of the web. -Jeffrey Read More…