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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Spray Grunge SplatterPreview
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    We all have seen many techniques of making a vector grunge in Illustrator. Live tracing a textured image and Symbol Sprayer tool are the most common ones. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create an original vector grunge from scratch using some less common tools. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Javascript and ActionScript Converse: Introduction to ExternalInterfacePreview
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    ActionScript and Javascript. Both of these languages are great on their own, but have you ever wondered what you could do if they could talk with each other? Well you're in luck! That's where the ExternalInterface Class comes into the picture. Follow me as I teach you the basics. Photo by Dave Spellman.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Learn How to Rig and Animate a Character and Create your Own Odyssey Day 1Zeglinski odyssey previewpicture2
    In this massive 2 part tutorial you will learn how to rig and animate a character using a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects and create an incredible, cinematic odyssey piece. Part 1 covers pre-production techniques, workflow overview and creating and rigging the character. It also covers creating the star field background and creating the eye close-up.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    CG Award Winner 'Fredi Voss' Shows How to Make a Dead Tree Trunk in Cinema 4DPreview
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…