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. Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene

    2 Posts
    In this beginner/intermediate series, you'll learn how to create and render a realistic interior scene in Cinema 4D and V-Ray. The first part focuses on modeling the room and creating the furniture, and the second part covers material creation, lighting, rendering, and final post production.
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  2. Create a Realistic Nokia 5800 in 3D Studio Max

    2 Posts
    In this multi-part, hard surface modeling, texturing, and rendering tutorial, you'll learn how to quickly create a realistic looking Nokia 5800. The techniques shown in this tutorial can easily be applied to other 3d applications, and the methods of making the phone itself are fast, and very efficient. Though the resulting mesh will not be perfect, the final render will still look great.
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  3. Complete Manga Character in Blender

    3 Posts
    In this three part intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah will walk you through the creation of a ready to animate video game character using Blender. Modeling, UVMapping, Texturing, and final mesh topology are all covered in detail, making this a must see for any Blender character artist!
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  4. Realistically Stylized Eyes

    3 Posts
    This multiple part series focuses on creating simple, yet effective, 3d eyes that can be used in either CG illustrations, or animations. This series of tutorials covers all of the necessary steps, from modeling and unwrapping, to texturing, rigging, and animating the eye.
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  5. Model a Photo-realistic Swiss Army Knife in Modo

    3 Posts
    Subdivision modeling is an extremely powerful tool that can allow you to add high levels of detail to your models in a relatively short amount of time. In this series, professional Modo artist, Matt Braeley, will demonstrate how to model a photo-realistic Swiss Army knife, using polygonal and subdivision modeling techniques in Modo 302.
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  6. Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3D Studio Max

    2 Posts
    The wheels are an often overlooked, but an extremely important element in perfecting the look of any car, and the many techniques and tools needed to properly build them can be applied to nearly any hard surface modeling project. In this intermediate/ advanced level tutorial, you'll learn how to model a detailed high-poly car rim and tire from blueprints in 3D Studio Max.
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