All Learning Guides

Find the very best free tutorials and video courses on a range of popular creative and technical subjects, all in one place. What will you start learning today?

With the Design & Illustration learning guides, for example, you can learn important subjects like magazine design or creating Photoshop actions in all the detail you want. Each guide comes with an extensive array of links to other tutorials and courses, so you can start by getting an overview and then dive deeper into the areas that interest you.

And it’s not just design either—you can use these learning guides to become an expert developer, learn new web design skills, succeed in business, and more.

  1. A Guide to Effective Drum Mixing

    3 Posts
    Get five mixing engineers in a room and they will probably give you five different tips on mixing your drums. No matter what your preference is, there are certain guidelines that are good to follow when starting to mix your drums.
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  2. Building an iOS SDK “Poke” App With APNS

    3 Posts
    This session is all about working with the push notification features of iOS 3.0+. It will cover everything you need to do to get push notifications working in your application, such as registering for notifications, configuring your application in the iOS Provisioning Portal, sending notifications to Apple’s Push Notification Service (APNS), and handling them in your application. Let's ge started.
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  3. Model a High Poly Airframe Missile Launcher in 3ds Max

    3 Posts
    In this six hour intermediate/ advanced level tutorial series, you'll learn how to model a high poly RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher step by step. You'll use many of 3d Studio Max’s poly and spline modeling tools, while keeping the model as light weight and simplified as possible, only using subdivision in areas that require it.
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  4. Model a High-Poly RPG in 3ds Max

    3 Posts
    In this mammoth, nearly ten hour long tutorial series, Chris Tate gives you an in-depth, step by step look at modeling a faithfully constructed, photo-realistically precise high-poly RPG launcher and rocket using 3D Studio Max. Throughout the series you'll utilize a wide range of modeling tools and techniques, including many of 3ds Max's edit poly and spline modeling tools.
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  5. Create a New York Subway Entrance in Maya

    3 Posts
    In this three part series, lead video game artist, Ron Davey, will walk you through the process of creating a game-ready environment prop in Autodesk Maya, and also share his personal techniques and thoughts along the way. Ron will begin by modeling the low-poly and high-poly meshes, and then cover UVMapping, Map Baking and Texture painting.
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  6. Javascript from Null

    7 Posts
    Thanks to the wide adoption of libraries like jQuery and Mootools, JavaScript’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last few years. However, in the process, an interesting thing occurred: many newer developers are learning these libraries without taking the time to actually learn about raw JavaScript techniques. What percentage of jQuery users don’t know how to fade out an element with only raw JS? My guess is that it’s much higher than many would think.
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