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  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Daniel SwartzPreview
    Daniel Swartz is a vector illustrator from Indiana, USA. He's a thoughtful creative professional with a passion for drawing and painting. He has a well established and thorough creative process, a good mix of formal focus and creative experimentation, and well-seasoned experience as an illustrator. He shares his hard-worked knowledge by teaching at the collegiate level, and gives us a great mix of creative and business advice in this interview!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Logic Pro 9's Drum ReplacerThumb
    Drum replacement is a tool that comes in handy when recorded drums just won’t work with the rest of the track. Whether that’s because of a badly placed mic or the wrong kit was recorded, technology has made it easy to swap in some more appropriate samples while retaining the dynamic characteristics of the original recording. I’ve long wished that Logic would adopt drum replacement abilities like those Pro Tools has, and with Logic Pro 9 it did — and it does it much better, too.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress 2.7 Complete: Review200x200
    We're rolling out a new sub-category on Nettuts+: reviews. Sporadically, when a new book or piece of software is released, either myself or one of our writers will write a review detailing the pros and cons. A couple weeks ago, Packt Publishing sent me a copy of the recently released "WordPress 2.7 Complete." Though the platform has already moved on to 2.8, I was still quite pleased with the final product. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Making of “The Tunnel” in Maya and Photoshop: Part 2Titleimage
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fantastic tunnel scene in Maya, and then add some final lighting touches in Photoshop. You will follow Abed Ibrahim through his process of modeling, texturing, shading, and rendering techniques, and finally arrive at the spectacular result that is shown here. Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Friday Photo Critique #2Preview
    Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. After a few days, I'll update the post to feature the most helpful and insightful comments. You will also be credited with a link to your website or portfolio, so be sure to enter it correctly when submitting a comment!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Creative Blog LayoutPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll make a creative blog layout using mostly simple shapes, a few brush techniques, some images, and a dose of Photoshop ingenuity. Creating web design layouts is easier than you may think. You can learn to build attractive designs rapidly. Creating this design will take less than two hours and you'll learn some professional tips along the way. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50+ Brain-Sucking, Walking the Earth Dead, Vector ZombiesPreview
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    Halloween is on October 31st, and that day is fast approaching. You may have client requests for evil vector illustrations, a need to create a flier or poster for your raging Halloween party, or just want to jump in and create something creepy to get in the Halloween spirit! Don't worry, we've got you covered! For the next three weeks we'll be releasing inspirational vector posts on various creepy Halloween related topics. Today we start off with some fresh from the grave, zombie vector illustrations!Read More…
  • Code
    Winners Announced: 50 Frontal Licenses worth $1,950!200 contest
    The folks at Frontal have kindly offered up 50 single licenses to giveaway to Activetuts+ readers! Frontal is used by web designers & developers to build rich media content, applications, and websites. Read on to discover more about Frontal and find out how you could be amongst the lucky winners...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Simulate a Realistic Sniper Scope Perspective3d and motion graphics
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    I will outline the assets that I provide in Photoshop and the principles of accomplishing the intended outcome. In After Effects I’ll make use of pre-compositions, motion tracking and some easy expressions. For clarity’s purpose I’ll get into details about optical phenomena when necessary.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Flickering Neon Light Effect using Flash and Fireworks CS41
    There is an all too familiar compulsion among digital designers to identify with their tool of choice. This is unfortunate because, when it comes to Flash, one tool that is invariably overlooked is Fireworks CS4. In this tutorial, you'll discover how Fireworks CS4 can be used to speed up your workflow in Flash and, at the same time, help a neon sign located on the wall of a run down theatre in Los Angeles flicker forlornly on a rather busy street.Read More…
  • Code
    Typekit: Removing the Wrapping Paper200x200
    Services like Typekit live and die by how intuitive their products are. A couple weeks ago, I finally received my beta invite to join. For those unfamiliar, Typekit is a service that allows you to use a plethora of fonts on your own site with minimal effort. This video demonstrates just how easy Typekit is to work with. Rather than being a tutorial per se, this is more akin to removing the wrapping paper for the first time! I literally pressed record with zero knowledge of how to use Typekit. However, as you'll soon see, this service very well might prove to be the number one choice for designers and developers, once it officially launches. I know I'm on board! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #8: Galactic Love by NewNobilityWorkshop
    At Audiotuts+ we irregularly put up a reader track for workshopping and critique (find out how to submit a track). This is how it works: you upload your song, and every couple of weeks we'll 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.Read More…