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  • Code
    Design and Code Your First Website in Easy to Understand StepsPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to design and code our first website in simple, easy steps. This tutorial was written for the beginner with the hope that it will give you the tools to write your own standards-compliant websites! It's a brand new week; maybe it's time to learn a new skill! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Dark Emotional Photo ManipulationPreview
    This is a tutorial with a simple idea: to create an emotional photo manipulation. Following this tutorial, you will learn how to blend different images to make a dark atmospheric background, modify the dress of the model, apply makeup, paint hair,  blend different objects in the background, and more - all to create a moody illustration. So, let's start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super-Slick, Screen Printing Separations with IllustratorPreview
    For today's designer a versatile range of mediums exist to get your artwork seen. The problem with this versatile range of mediums is that they do not all exist on hi-res monitors. In this tutorial, we will explore the process of taking your design from the screen to the shirt. Specifically, we'll address one of the biggest headaches for a designer - separating your design for print. The steps in this tutorial will show you how to keep your clients looking good, and your screen-printers sane.Read More…
  • Code
    Create Your Own Adobe AIR Application with FlashPreview
    In this tutorial we'll create a Twitter Reader application, fed from your own Twitter updates. We'll look at some of the features of the nativeWindow class, how to sign it and make an install package.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    50 Mind Blowing Maya TutorialsThumbnail
    True to form, and as promised, I have gone and prepared a variable feast of delicious Maya morsels for all you starving Maya users out there. The table is set and the plates are what are you waiting for...dig in!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Theo Aartsma InterviewP
    Theo Aartsma is an accomplished veteran in the design world. Theo has a bachelors in multimedia and his art focuses on blending illustrated typography with 2 and 3D art that he creates himself. You can learn more about detail about his techniques in the tutorial How to Illustrate Type Using Cinema 4D and Photoshop - Psd Plus Tutorial. In this interview, Theo will describe why he loves using nature as a theme in his work, as well as tell us about one of his most visually stimulating illustrations called "Digital Heroes." This is another great interview so lets begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Inspirational Vector Flickr Groups, and a Truckload of Awesome Vector ArtPreview
    If your considering placing your vectors on Flickr, then here are some groups to submit your work to. There are a wide range of vector groups. Some focused around programs like Illustrator and Inkscape, other focused on websites, like the Vectortuts+ Flickr group, there are some large anything goes vector Flickr groups, and some small groups with a tight focus and active communities. One of the strategies to getting lots of feedback on your work is to submit it to numerous relevant groups - especially, those with active communities. Let's take a look at these groups and a whole bunch of awesome vector art. It's time to get your vector on!Read More…
  • Code
    Using htaccess Files for Pretty URLS200x200
    Continuing our review of htaccess files, today we'll examine how to use mod_rewrite to create pretty URLs.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    19 Free After Effects PluginsThumbnail
    There are so many plugins that you can purchase for After Effects that allow you to do incredible things. However, with the economy hurting and everybody looking for a little help, Topher has created an AE Plugin Stimulus Package to give your projects a free little boost!Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web - July 2009Girl
    With another month having come and gone, it's always nice to take a look at what it had to offer us on the web. In this roundup you'll find inspiration from sporting greats, pop legends and German soft drink manufacturers. There are interviews from industry experts, as well as a load of tutorials from elsewhere around the Flash blog-o-sphere. Of course, freebies are always welcome, so you'll find an ActionScript Migration Cookbook from Adobe, a funky Music Visualizer and several others.. Plenty to get your teeth into!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Glowing Mouse Trailer in FlashPreview
    Mouse Trailers are objects which follow the mouse cursor as you move it. In this tutorial, I'll help you create a blue and shiny mouse trailer using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Manipulation with Celemony MelodyneThumb
    Celemony Melodyne is a powerful pitch correction tool commonly used by producers and engineers for vocal pitch corrections. Melodyne can also do much more, all while maintaining a professional and convincing sound. Today, we're going to look at a couple of different ways Melodyne can help you in your next studio project.Read More…