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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple ShapesPreview
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    Much can be done in Illustrator without relying on the Pen tool, as demonstrated by the recent hourglass tutorial. Utilizing only simple, predefined shapes, as well as tools like the Pathfinder and transformations, entire illustrations can be created from scratch. In this tutorial, we'll create an icon suitable for portraying options, settings, preferences, etc., similar to OS X's system preferences icon. So let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Building a Simple Driving Game with ActionScript 3.0Preview
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    In this tutorial I'll be going through the steps needed to build a simple driving program. You'll learn how to add keyListeners, eventListeners and a couple of other things using ActionScript 3.0. I originally wrote this program in ActionScript 2.0 and in this tutorial I'll compare the two ActionScript versions as we go along. This should therefore make for an easy tutorial to start moving your way over to ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create BreakdownsMusic and audio
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    When it comes to creating a breakdown in your project there are literally endless possibilities, so there really is no definitive method here. My first screencast tutorial demonstrates one way that this hurdle can be approached and hopefully demonstrates some useful techniques using automation, effects and editing.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    22 Killer After Effects Tutorials from Elsewhere1
    Friday is roundup day here at Aetuts+ and this week we bring you some good 'ol, but totally killer After Effects tutorials from around the web.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Light and Render an Arch-Viz Style Outdoor Scene with V-Ray and 3ds MaxThumbnail
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    Apart from the default render engines that come with 3ds Max, several extra renderers are available. Of all the 3rd party renders on the market, however, V-Ray has proven time and time again to be the most popular. In this tutorial, you will be introduced to lighting and rendering an outdoor scene with V-Ray in 3DS Max.Read More…
  • Code
    Kohana: The Swift PHP Framework200x200
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    Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. There are several reasons why you should choose Kohana but the main ones are security, weightlessness and simplicity. In this tutorial, I'll introduce its main features, and, with a simple demonstration, I'll show you how much time Kohana can potentially save you.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Brads - Learning About Contrast in DesignPreview
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    In this comic, you'll learn about the fundamentals of contrast, which is an important part of design. This comic touches on key areas of contrast like grayscale, tints, readability of text, along with examples and fun explanations. Enjoy this informative comic strip!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Electronic Drums: Adding Life to Your Rhythm TracksMusic and audio
    Have you ever recorded using real acoustic drums? First you need a good kit, and a room to put it in — a room with good acoustics and enough space for drums and mics, including room mics which often need to be meters away. You need a truckload of microphones — different types and great quality. And a mixer and audio interface that can handle all of those inputs. Finally you need to find (or become) an exceptional drummer! In comparison, recording electronic drums is a breeze. Unfortunately, they can also sound programmed and mechanical. There are good arguments both ways for using acoustic or electronic drums in recording — you can read the pros and cons at Harmony Central. But there is definitely a place for electronic drums for the home recording artist.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Where to Get Your Textures - 19 Free Photo Source Sites for CG Artists7
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    Finding the perfect photo texture, to get the look of your material juuuuuust the way you like it, can sometimes be a pain. But with the right resources at your disposal, perhaps it might not be quite as difficult, or time consuming, as you once thought. Below is a list of 21 awesome (and free) photo texture sources, that you can use to make your CG artwork that much better! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Photoshop and Your Brain to Produce Diorama IllusionsPreview
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    Have you ever built a diorama? It's a depiction of a scene in miniature. Or perhaps you remember owning a dollhouse or train set as a kid. You lay on the floor, inches away from tiny versions of full-size objects. In the background, your brain was busy writing the software that makes this illusion effective. This fun photo treatment can be performed by almost anyone in short order, once some basics are understood of how the brain processes images. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Happy-Bright, Children's Coloring Book CoverDesign and illustration
    In this intermediated tutorial, I show you how to create a children's coloring book cover from sketch to finished vector art. We'll use gradients, custom brushes, and typography. You can easily put together a book cover and use the techniques learned on other projects.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Newsletter System With PHP and MySQLScreenshot
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    Today, we are going to be building a newsletter system using PHP with a MySQL background. The tutorial will cover building a system that allows for multiple newsletter lists and the sending of messages to specific lists.Read More…