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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Rusty Texture in Photoshop - Screencast317 photoshop texture
    "In this tutorial, we'll learn how simple it is to texturize objects using different fusion mode layers, adjustment layers, color tweaks and some very simple filters in Photoshop. You can use this simple technique in more complex illustrations of your own creation. Let's get started with learning these techniques!" Sergio OrdonezRead More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Secret Of Recording Great SoundsMusic and audio
    Contrary to what many might think, just having great equipment doesn’t automatically guarantee that you’ll capture great sounds. Sure, having expensive vintage equipment helps, but when it’s all said and done, technique will trump equipment almost any day. I’m constantly amazed at the sounds that some people can get out of just an M-Box and an SM-58.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Recycling, Paper Bag IconPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create an eco-friendly paper icon with simple shapes and gradients. This tutorial is great for beginners to get started with icon design, as this is a fairly simple icon to create. Let's dive in!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IIPreview
    We're back with the second half of our Steampunk style type experiment! In this Part II, we'll generate realistic textures and create a fitting scene for our text. Let's get right to it!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, UV, and Texture a Complete Manga Character in Blender - Part 2Thumb
    Creating a 3d character that is equipped to be animated is one of the most challenging things you can do in CG, and to make matters worse, it has always been equally challenging to find any comprehensive tutorials on the entire workflow. Well not any more! In this 7 video long, intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah, will walk you through the complete creation process of a ready to animate video game character. From modeling, to UVs and texturing, to adding the final mesh topology for deformation, this series is a must see for any Blender character artist!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About the Monitor Speakers You UseOpenmic
    Music only sounds as good as the speakers you play it through. What monitor speakers do you use? Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Code
    Top 10 Reasons Why the Closing of Geocities is Long OverdueTen reasons why the closing
    Geocities is finally, after nearly fifteen years, bowing its head and closing its doors. While the first reactions of many, like myself, was, "it's about time;" others embraced the nostalgia of their first websites in the nineties - full of animated gifs, enormous counters, midi tunes, frames, tables, ... the list goes on and on. With that said, we can all agree on one thing if we're truly honest with ourselves: this closure is long overdue! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    35 Spooky Halloween & Festive Bonfire PhotosPreview
    This time of year offers a fantastic opportunity to shoot festive, dark, and spooky images - both on the 31st October for Halloween, and on the 5th November for Bonfire Night. Whether you take part or just sit back and watch, there is no greater chance to get out your camera and begin shooting! Here is a collection of fireworks, pumpkins, spooky buildings and even ghosts to get the creative juices flowing.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Sparkling Bomb Mouse Cursor with FLiNT ParticlesPreview image
    This is a beginner to intermediate level tutorial in which I will explain the basics of the FLiNT particle system. We'll also take a look at how to create a sparkling bomb mouse cursor. It's something I created and used in a memory game which you can check out here if you're curious. I'm assuming you have knowledge of ActionScript 3.0, basic object oriented programming and setting up the classpath. This is all knowledge that easily can be found on Activetuts+ however, so don't be discouraged if you don't know it all just yet. With that said, let's start making particles!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Drum Replacement in LogicThumb
    The basic rhythm track drives the song forward, and everything else builds upon it. You may have written your song on an acoustic guitar and laid that down first, but drums are usually the backbone of a song, keeping everything well structured and grooving. But what if you don't know how to record drums? Or you end up with someone's recording that's so bad that you'd rather tap pencils on your desk. Drum replacement may be an option. Recently we showed you how to use Logic Pro 9's Drum Replacer. This tutorial covers a technique that allows you to fix drum tracks by replacing the drums using previous versions on Logic.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    40 Spectacular Typography VideosThumb
    It's been a long time since we had a typography roundup, and frankly my type tastes were a bit dried up. I got 40 or so pieces for you today, from title sequences to commercials to idents. Make that latte a 24 ouncer because you are gonna be busy for a while.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IPreview
    Whether or not you're a Steampunk fan, this two part tutorial is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. In the first half, we're going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. There's lots to do, so let's start with the first part of this two-part series!Read More…