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. Incredible Looking Hair Effects in Blender

    2 Posts
    In this multi-part tutorial focused Blender's Hair Particles System, you'll learn some very useful options to use when trying to create cool or convincing hair effects. You'll learn how to add color, light the scene, add a few compositing nodes, and finally how to set up the particle system as a softbody so you can animate it.
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  2. Create a Detailed Zune HD MP3 Player in Cinema 4D

    2 Posts
    Creating convincing product visualizations can sometimes be a daunting task, due to the high level of detail and fidelity the artist must achieve in order to make it believable. In this multi-part, intermediate to advanced level tutorial, you will learn the many techniques needed to model a Microsoft Zune HD.
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  3. Model, Texture, and Render a Photo-realistic Ipod

    2 Posts
    In this two part series, you'll learn how to model, texture and render an 1st Gen iPod Nano in Modo 401. The techniques used here are strictly poly modeling, and can therefore be applied to other 3D packages as well. The main focus is on the modeling and the texturing aspect, while the rendering process will be fairly simple in comparison to professional level renders.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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