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  • Code
    How to Update your Twitter Status with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
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    Hi, in this tutorial we will update our twitter status via the 'Twitter API' using CodeIgniter. I recommend following step by step, rather than glossing over the tutorial. Let's dig in! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Create a Vibrant Lighting Effect With Cross PolarizationPreview
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    Light has the ability to create many different types of dramatic effect, though there is none as vivid as cross polarization. It awakens the imagination with its vibrance of colors. Though this technique was popular 20+ years ago, it seems to have been lost in the digital shuffle. This tutorial will walk you through the process and equipment to experiment with cross polarization.Read More…
  • Code
    Working with the Flex DataGrid and Nested Data Structures200x200
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    It often happens that the data which needs to be viewed/presented in a Flex DataGrid comes from an XML file or JSON with more than one level of nesting. Unfortunately, by default, the Flex DataGrid allows you to display only single level nested object arrays. This tutorial shows how you can extend the Flex DataGrid class to accomodate more complicated data structures. It will also show you how to make all the columns sortable, even when using nested data structures.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating Fills to Add New Instruments and ElementsThumb
    This screencast looks at an ongoing project that is now near completion. This stage looks at how to create different kinds of fills to introduce new instruments. It also shows how a little programming can help introduce new sections of your track. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Terminate Your Footage With Expressions – Day 1Thumb1
    If you're wanting to help to save Sarah Connor then maybe this tutorial will give you an insider's perspective on what to do. Ben McEwan has created a 3 Day Series crammed full of useful expressions to create the UI found in the Terminator. He'll skim over some of the basics of shape layers, as well as touch on some more advanced stuff like displacement mapping.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create A Swanky Coffee Table Icon in Photoshop - Screencast310 swanky coffee
    "What would your icon collection be without a swanky piece of contemporary furniture? In this simple, yet effective tutorial we will learn to incorporate the power of subtlety into icon design. We'll be creating an icon similar to the design of Isamu Noguchi's 1944 classic coffee table. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create A Swanky Coffee Table Icon in PhotoshopPreview
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    What would your icon collection be without a swanky piece of contemporary furniture? In this simple, yet effective tutorial we will learn to incorporate the power of subtlety into icon design. We'll be creating an icon similar to the design of Isamu Noguchi's 1944 classic coffee table. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Hand From a Reference PhotoPreview
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    In this tutorial I am going to show how I use a reference photo to create a realistic yet stylized illustration. There are a tons of different ways that people use reference images in their illustrations. Below I'll show you how I go about it. Let's get started!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model and Texture a Posh Living Room Scene in Maya: Part 1Preview
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    In this tutorial you will go through the process of modeling and rendering a Living Room in Autodesk Maya. You will also learn to use Mental Ray (along with the new architectural materials), create realistic fur, and implement studio lighting to create nice and soft shadows and highlights.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    80 Examples of Stunning HDR PhotographyPreview
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    After hearing a large number of requests for HDR photo inspiration, we've decided to put together a selection of some stunning examples. What follows is a collection of beautiful HDR pictures in a variety of different styles and settings - both by professional and amateur photographers. It's worth a look for some great inspiration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Dan Wiersema of GuifxPreview
    In this interview, Dan Wiersema shares with us the structure of an effective interface design team, the working process of such a team, and how to bring together an effective project. We'll learn about the touchscreen design company Guifx, of which Dan is the Creative Director. Dan is filled with creative energy, a strong design eye, a well-rounded background in various art and design fields, and a strong attention to detail - all of which he feels are important components in a successful designer. If interface design is a subject that captivates you, then jump into this interview to learn more!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Tom Whalen of StrongStuffPreview
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    Tom Whalen is a talented designer and accomplished illustrator from Pennsylvania. Tom has made a career out of illustrating his passions for such things as comic books, poster art, movies, pop art, toy packaging, and more. He's as passionate about drawing and illustration as he is art and design. He's masterfully fused these passions in his distinctive poster designs. Learn about Tom's work and workflow, shows and galleries he's presented in, also learn about the organizations that have helped him network and grow in the industry. Discover what drives him with his vector work and how he escapes the computer by creating hands on wood characters. Let's have a chat with Tom!Read More…