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  • Code
    Professional Frontend EngineeringNatekoechley280
    Last night, long after I should have fallen asleep, I came across a fantastic overview of "frontend engineering." This is a must-watch video, presented by Nate Koechley. Many designers will get more from this video than an entire book. Nate covers everything from underused html tags, to doctypes, to proper naming conventions. I highly recommend watching it. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Matthias Bauerle InterviewP
    SeasonZero is a professional design studio that specializes in creating album covers, logos, and artwork for various bands. The studio is run by Matthias Bauerle, who we are interviewing today. He educates us on many different topics, including how to build up a large clientele for your company, and other interesting issues. Matthias has done a Plus tutorial for us as well that you may want to check out, titled "Creating Artwork For An Epic Metal Album." Lets dive into this artist interview!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Liz Lorini - AKA Miss KikaThumbnail
    Liz Lorini, aka Miss Kika, is a San Francisco based illustrator and graphic artist. She has been drawing fashion girls since she was a little, which she says was a major influence to kick start her career in art and graphic design. Bagged with her degree she started freelancing and in her spare time and also started doing a series of illustrations she titled "Miss Kika" after her deceased pet kitty. Her style is girly art, filled with color and glitter. "Drawing candy girls all day is a dream come true," she says! So lets have a chat with this young talented artist.Read More…
  • Code
    The 13 Most Essential Plugins for WordPressWordpress plugins
    WordPress is a very powerful and flexible blog/content management system, but the thousands of plugins really help to extend the basic functionality. Here are 13 essential plugins that you should immediately install after finishing the WordPress installation.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    This Week's Most Interesting Tuts from ElsewhereHeader image
    Since last week's tutorial roundup was such a hit, we enlisted the help of visualfxtuts' Topher Welsh to give you the scoop on who else is creating tuts and where you can find them.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Retro Filtered DelayThumb
    There's no doubt that digital delay is one of the most usable effects in our plug-in collections. Most of us turn to it numerous times during the mixing process to add some space, sparkle and width to our sounds. There is always a danger that with such a frequently used effect that you can get stuck in a rut, relying on presets and familiar settings. This can lead to similar sounds popping up in every project and things can get a little tired. The trick is to spice things up a bit and think creatively when setting up your delay lines. Using a few tricks and some extra processors, your delay effects can get a breathe of fresh air and really come to life. Here is one possible technique to get you started.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Handle Tightwads & Charge What You're WorthPeanuts
    The penny-pinching, wheel-and-dealing, bargain-hunting prospect. As a freelancer, dealing with this type of person is part of the territory. Unfortunately, this is a delicate situation: if you come off as defensive you risk losing a sale or a later referral. If you give in and offer a bargain price to nab the prospect, you give up a bit of your professional integrity and stumble into an ethical gray area (what about all those clients who never got a deal?). Because I've run across this type of person more often than I'd like to admit, I've developed some standard lines to deliver when my pricing is challenged. Read More…
  • Code
    Diving into PHPDiving into php
    As some of you might know, I've been running a weekly video series on the ThemeForest Blog that teaches new developers exactly how to work with PHP. Once or twice a week, I release a new "episode" that builds upon the previous days. To expand our viewership, I've decided to release "Day 13" here. Be sure to subscribe to In the Woods to stay up to date on each new release. Why do it this way? Because people don't always have the time to watch sixty minute videos. By posting short ten minute episodes, beginners can easily digest each lesson, rather than become overwhelmed with more information than their minds are able to consume. If you're new to PHP, and are not familiar with this series, I hope you'll subscribe and become a new viewer. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    17 Cloud Vector BrushesPreviw
    Compatible: Photoshop CS4Size: 500 px to 1024 pxLicense: Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Hi-Tech Brush SetHitech 200
    Compatible: Photoshop CS3Size: 485 px to 2500+ pxLicense: Use FreelyRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    CMYK Process Printing for the Emerging T-Shirt DesignerDesign and illustration
    T-shirt design is the new hot topic on the web, and missing out on this big catch would be a shame. In this tutorial, we'll create a design by mixing some awesome resources and using our artistic eye for color and composition.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Very Own Monster BoxDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a crazy animal monster box. We'll be creating a little illustrated monster, a box template and we'll learn how to set up bleed, glue flaps, and a die line. Let's have some fun!Read More…