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. Rocky Video Game Terrain in Blender

    4 Posts
    In this series, you'll learn how to create a finished environment for Blender's Game Engine. The main focus of the series will be texturing and lighting, but you'll also learn how to use some custom 2D filters to enhance the final result.
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  2. Making of The Tunnel in Maya and Photoshop

    3 Posts
    In this series you'll learn how to create a fantastic tunnel scene in Maya, and then add some final lighting touches in Photoshop. You'll follow Abed Ibrahim through the entire process of Modeling, Texturing, Shading, and Rendering the scene, and finally arrive at the spectacular result shown here.
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  3. Create a Bursting Liquid Apple Effect with RealFlow, C4D & AE

    3 Posts
    In this series, you'll learn how to create a bullet shooting through a liquid apple. You'll begin in RealFlow where you'll setup the scene using proxy objects, and learn how to import the data you created into Cinema 4D for multi-pass rendering. It's then into After Effects, where you'll learn to import .aec data from Cinema 4D, isolate individual elements and create post effects.
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  4. Build an Advanced Drifting Car Rig in 3ds Max

    2 Posts
    In this advanced level tutorial, you'll learn all of the steps necessary to build a fully functioning car rig in 3D Studio Max. This rig features a working suspension, steering and body roll, as well as some functionality for drifting and power-slides. You'll learn how to setup internal functionality through links, constraints, expressions, and parameter wiring. The final result is a robust rig with easy, and accessible controls.
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