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  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    CG Award Winner 'Fredi Voss' Shows How to Make a Dead Tree Trunk in Cinema 4DPreview
    In this tutorial, "CG Choice" award winner, Fredi Voss, will teach you how to model and texture a detailed, dead tree trunk, which could be used as a foreground object in a landscape, or even as a stand alone portfolio piece.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Boost Your Audio's Stereo ImageThumb
    There's no doubt that wide stereo sounds are pleasing to the ear. It can bring a mix to life or make individual elements shine. It's certainly a subject I get asked about a lot and something that many producers seem eager to be able to master. Here's a rundown of the different methods we can use to boost the stereo image of both our whole mix or individual instruments. Of course some of these are more sensible options than others when it comes to producing a coherent, intelligible mix. It's worth taking a minute before you turn your new stereo enhancer plug-in up to 11.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    New! Navigate Audio Tutorials by Software16
    Due to popular demand, you can now find tutorials for your preferred software easily. Previously, we categorized only by tutorial type — production, mixing, sound design and so on — but not software type. Now all you need to do is click on the Tutorials tab under the site's logo, and choose your software from the Categories dropdown to see every tutorial we've ever published for that program.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Mastering: You Can Do It Yourself (Part Two)Music and audio
    In the last post we covered a description of mastering and a couple of its basic operations, level and frequency balance. This time we’ll cover some equally important but often overlooked elements, namely editing, spreads, and exports.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adam Spizak InterviewP
    Adam Spizak is a unique breed of designer, from the first glance at his work you will be engulfed by very strong emotions that are just pouring out of his art. He prides himself on creating art that is visually stimulating that will make you feel something you've never felt as well. Each one of his illustrations has it's own personal background story along with a whole group of emotions that are meant to be expressed. Adam also gives us a great tip on how to efficiently store all your idea's and then use them when the time is right. Let's have a chat with Adam!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Use Scribble Effects in IllustratorPreview
    There are quite a few Illustrator tools that many of us have never used, which is understandable. We often have a workflow that we have found efficient and stick with it. Occasionally though, it's a good idea to crack open Illustrator and take a look at some of its underused features. Scribble effects are worth taking a look at because they're a quick way to add texture to your designs and a bit of personality. The texture added is similar to the name of the effect (scribbles), but there is a great deal of variance you can control, and you can add a random feel as well. Let's take a close look at how to use this effect and how you can get creative with it!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Paint, and Animate a Realistically Stylised Eye In 3ds Max: Part 1Thumb3
    This is a multiple part video tutorial on how to create simple, yet effective, 3d eyes that can be used in either CG illustrations, or animations. This series of tutorials will cover all of the steps that are necessary, from modeling and unwrapping, to texturing, to rigging, and eventually animating the eye.Read More…
  • Code
    CSS Fundamentals: Containing Children200x200
    I've received multiple requests for simpler CSS tutorials that teach the tricky fundamentals. This will serve as the first entry in a series that will receive new additions sporadically each month. Today, we'll be reviewing the overflow: hidden, and clearfix tricks to force a parent div to contains its children. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Menu Interface for a Fantasy Themed iPhone GamePreview
    First off, props to Dan Wiersema (my friend and Creative Director at Guifx) for being the brains behind this tutorial. Concept and wireframe were both developed by him. He also helped me iron out the creases in terms of rating my work from beginning to end. In this tutorial, we'll create a main menu interface for a fictional iPhone game. We'll go through setting up Photoshop to accurately display target screen size, setting up a wire frame for the project, creating a background, making a logo, creating rock texture for the sidebar, and wood texture for the saved games-box and buttons. We'll also add creating greenery for detail and good measure. This is gonna be a long one, so patience is a virtue. Also, coffee helps!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat IconPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a magic hat icon with a cute bunny inside. We'll use the pen tool, pathfinder palette, and other tools to create this design. Let's get started with making a magically cute, vector design!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Spooky Half-Life Monster SoundThumb
    If you ever played a game like Half-Life without sound you will acknowledge this: the scare factor comes, at least in large part, from the sound effects. Monsters don’t really seem dangerous if they don’t make a scary sound. Close the curtains and inform the neighbors, because in this tutorial we will transform your own voice into a monster you never thought you had inside you!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Spectacular VFX and Design Studio RoundupThumb1
    In the United States it's Independence Day this weekend which is a day spent celebrating. In that spirit we decided to celebrate design studios doing some of the most inspiring work at the moment. Read More…