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  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web – February 2009Preview
    As you know, each month we round up the best vector content from around the web. In February there was a ton of great content to choose from. Each month the vector community seems to grow larger and stronger; this has made the selection process for choosing the best vector content even harder than it has been in the past. So, take a moment and review some of the best vector content for the month of February.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Colorful Logo PackPreview
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    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AILicense: FreeRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vectortuts+ Freebie: Exclusive Stationery Vector PackPreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AILicense: See Download FileRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Dreamy Logo in the Clouds AnimationPreview
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    Markus is back to show us how to use a particle generator to create 3D clouds and use them as a transitional device to reveal a logo.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Ableton’s Beat Repeat Effect for Live PerformanceThumb
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    It’s not exactly news that a lot of people see Ableton Live as one of the best pieces of software for live performance. After relying on Live and a laptop for loads of gigs around the globe, I can fully recommend it as a tool capable of delivering the results. The interface is clear and luckily it hasn’t crashed on me yet. With so many effects to choose from I’ve decided to cover one that has seemed to remain a constant crowd pleaser throughout my live career and that’s the extremely usable ‘Beat repeat’ effect. I’ll walk through how to map its key parameters to a control surface and then show some quick examples of how it can be tweaked with only a few knobs for maximum impact when playing live.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    18+ Sources of Inspiration from Coffee, Ink, Blood and other StainsPreview
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    Artists can get inspiration from just about anything. Stains appear all over the place, on walls, furniture, clothing and paper. We can replicate the look of a stain to create added intrigue in a piece of art - an effect which is very popular with grunge style design. In this post, we'll take a look at the use of stains as inspiration, as well as some resources that can be used to add stains to your own work.Read More…
  • Code
    Extending SimplePie to Parse Unique RSS Feeds200x200
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    A few days ago, as I prepared our Create a Slick Flickr Gallery with SimplePie tutorial, it occurred to me that we haven't posted many articles that covered SimplePie. Considering how fantastic a library it is, I think it's time to take a closer look. We'll be looking at a more advanced feature that allows you to extend the built-in item class to allow for the parsing of complicated RSS feeds. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    High-Res Card and Paper TexturesCapthumb200
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    Texture Resolution: 3264 pixels by 2448 pixelsNo. in set: 8Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #5: Presbycusis by Jeffrey JamesWorkshop
    Recently 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 fifth, Presbycusis by Jeffrey James.Read More…
  • Code
    What You Must Know About the New Safari 4 Beta200x200
    Apple released Safari 4 Beta last Tuesday, for both Mac and Windows users. The updated browser received a UI update, many major improvements under the hood, and plenty of new features to play with. The new browser passes the ACID2 and ACID3 tests with a score of 100, and contains a few next-generation technologies that web developers will love, once we can take advantage of them. Let's take a look at what's new. Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slick Flickr Gallery with SimplePie200x200
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    I've wanted to write a tutorial for quite some time now, and APIs have always been a particular interest of mine. So with my wife's recent foray into photography, I decided a Flickr tutorial would be first cab off the rank! Using RSS, Flickr and jQuery all together was pretty fun too.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Paint Psychedelically in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll be using illustrator to create psychedelic reptile art. I'll show you my process for using overlapping vector shapes to create a painterly style illustration. You can view more of this style of artwork on my portfolio site. Let's get started on this tutorial!Read More…