November 2010

Nov 29
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Meet the Staff: Sean Hodge

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 08:00 — julie


Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet Sean Hodge, editor of Vectortuts+, and site manager of the Tuts+ Marketplace.

What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?

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Nov 29
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100 Best Photoshop Design Tutorials From 2010

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 03:00 — julie

This is Creative Nerds outlook upon the best Photoshop design tutorials which where created in 2010. A great source to high quality design tutorials for newbie’s or experts to skills and tips form fresh design tutorials which will enhance your Photoshop knowledge. It would great if you could share which is your favourite tutorial featured on the list.

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Nov 26
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This Week at Envato

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 07:07 — julie

As the traditional working week draws to an end here in Melbourne, we’ve got a nice little round up for you of what was hot at Envato over the past 7 days.

Jeffrey Way Reveals All!

We spoke with Jeffrey Way, editor of Nettuts+ and CodeCanyon Site Manager, about his work, personal life and some stuff in between. You can check out the interview (and see Jeffrey’s adorable dog) here.

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Nov 25
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Members Area Tutorial: Create Awesome Glossy 3D Typography

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 02:29 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our FanExtra members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a FanExtra member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 120 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

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Nov 23
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Tuts+ Marketplace Tutorial Competition: $1500 Cash and Additional Prizes

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 17:59 — julie

Want to know how you could win more than $1,000 worth of prizes for having your tutorial accepted on the Tuts+ Marketplace? We’re looking for marketplace author submitted content showing us how you made your high quality Envato marketplace items. We’ve got some awesome prizes lined up for numerous winners and are looking for your tutorial submissions to the Tuts+ Marketplace. Are you ready to win some top-notch prizes?

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Nov 23
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Complete Guide to Photo Sharpening in Photoshop

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 01:39 — julie

Complete Guide to Photo Sharpening in Photoshop

As a photographer or retoucher, you learn that not all images are perfectly sharp in all the right places straight from the camera. You might make adjustments in Lightroom, Camera RAW, or in Photoshop but it often takes a little post work if your otherwise perfect shot wasn’t right on the mark.

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Nov 22
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Meet the Staff: Jeffrey Way

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00 — julie

Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet Jeffrey Way, who hates Vegemite and loves revenge. He also looks after CodeCanyon and Nettuts+.

What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?

The best part about working for Envato is that I don’t have to deal with typical corporate chess-play, if that makes any sense. One of my favorite movies, Office Space, jokes about this hierarchy a lot:

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Nov 22
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Featured Site: Tutsplus.com

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 05:00 — julie

Tutsplus.com is the best place to go to get an overview of our tutorial sites. Have you visited yet?

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. At Tuts+ we believe in getting the best to share their skills and techniques. Whether it’s industry professionals and experts or skilled amateurs who have a trick to blow you away, anyone who’s good enough can write for a Tuts+ site.

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Nov 22
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How To Create Christmas Bell Using Illustrator

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 03:00 — julie

This tutorial guides you through the process of drawing Christmas bells in Illustrator. Use them for decorating your web-site’s header or desktop. Let’s get started.

Final Image Preview

Step 1

Set up a new document, take the Pen tool(P) and draw the body of the bell.

Fill with linear gradient of three colors (#a8a798, #808076, #a8a798).

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Nov 19
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Members Area Tutorial: Combining Extraction Techniques to Create a Unique Photo-Manipulation

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 21:47 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our FanExtra members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a FanExtra member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 120 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

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Nov 18
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Interview with Narendra Keshkar

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 21:26 — julie

Hi Narendra, great to have you here at PSDFAN. Could you please tell us a little about yourself and how you first got into the design field?

Hi Tom, and thank you for asking! I’m a 26 year young graphic designer from Indore India. I started drawing since my childhood, but never thought that I would choose it as my profession and my pencil would turn into a mouse. In 2003 was just a content developer and later got interested in design and took a basic design course for that. This was the turning point of my career and I started designing for my clients. Initially I also had created some horrible designs, but later improved my design sense with time. Now I’m good at my work and due to this, I have many satisfied clients across India & Europe. Fortunately this list is not going to end here.

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Nov 18
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Create a Surreal Floating Landscape

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 04:43 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (1000X650px).

Paste in this great photo of a Arizona landscape. Call this layer ‘landscape’.

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Nov 18
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Create a Surreal Floating Landscape

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 04:43 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (1000X650px).

Paste in this great photo of a Arizona landscape. Call this layer ‘landscape’.

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Nov 18
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Envato Podcast 7 Featuring David Appleyard Released!

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 02:55 — julie

Hi Everyone!

It’s that time again, we have another great podcast episode ready for your enjoyment. I’m also very excited to announce that Skellie (whom you probably know from Tuts+ or the Tuts+ Marketplace) is going to be joining us every episode as a co host. The podcast needed a womans touch and we’re super happy to have her with us!

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Nov 16
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35 Beautiful Photoshop Brush Packs for your Daily-Use

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 17:24 — julie

35 Beautiful Photoshop Brush Packs for your Daily-Use

The brushes for Adobe Photoshop are probably one of the most used addons because they don’t just enhance your designs, they do also improve and give to your works a new, fresh look. That’s why we’ve compiled below 35 high-qulity, beautiful, fresh, grunge and modern photoshop brush packs so you could have another, big compilation, to choose from for further designs.

Refresh Brushes

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Nov 16
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Design a Super Sleek Hosting Layout

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 01:00 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (1100px X 900px).

FIll your canvas with 323232.

Step 2

Now we want to set out some guides to help construct our layout.

Set out the following guides:

Vertical Guides:

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Nov 12
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The Making of ‘Space Jumper’ Photo Manipulation

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 22:02 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (600X650px).

Fill this with a diagonal gradient ranging from 312a58 to 1e1b32.

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Nov 12
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Freebie Friday: Tuts+ Freebies

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 05:00 — julie


Here are some amazing freebies from around the Tuts+ sites.

Psdtuts+: Exclusive Style Pack – 15 Incredible Photoshop Styles

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Nov 11
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Quick Tip: How to Create An Hand Drawn Text Effect

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 03:00 — julie

A great quick tip delivered in the format of a screen cast curtsey of Creative Nerds. This tutorial shows you how to create a unique hand drawn text effect using illustrator with a great simply outcome show you a great technique.

Tutorial Details

Difficulty: Beginner

Tutorial estimation time: 3 to 6mins

Program: Illustrator

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Nov 10
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Members Area Tutorial: Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 18:51 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our FanExtra members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a FanExtra member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 120 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

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Nov 09
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 23:13 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

ActiveDen Featured Author: azad

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is azad who joined in June 2009, has a portfolio of 10 items for sale and has racked up 858 sales!
View azad’s Portfolio

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Nov 09
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Design a Beautiful Red and Gold Christmas Themed Website

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 05:00 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (1100px by 1150px).

Create a new layer called ‘background’, and fill your canvas with be0000.

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Nov 05
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Freebie Friday: This month’s free marketplace files

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 08:50 — julie

Have you checked out the marketplaces’ free files for November? Download them while you can!

ActiveDen: UFO3D – Unity Game

UFO3D is the Unity version of my other game, UFO2D Move with the mouse, pick up cows and drop them at the portal. Get as many cows as you van before time runs out!

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Nov 04
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Create a Photo-Realistic Realistic Hourglass

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 21:37 — julie

Create a Photo-Realistic Realistic Hourglass

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an elegant hourglass in Photoshop. While using simple techniques and paying a little attention to the lights, shadows and reflection you can achieve perfect result with photorealistic details.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

What you will need to create this.

Wood Texture

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Nov 04
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Into WordPress? Check out WP.Envato

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 15:00 — julie

Do you spend more time that you’d like to admit in WordPress? Are you curious about what we’re doing with it?

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Nov 03
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Community Spotlight – What’s Hot on the Forums?

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:28 — julie

Every so often, we like to take a look at what has been a hot topic or popular thread on the marketplace forums. Our forums are the virtual water cooler of the marketplaces which is home to over 500,000 members!

If you’re not already a member of the Envato marketplaces, why not join now? Each marketplace has it’s own thriving forums with plenty of users with similar interests. There’s also no better place to get the feedback of your peers when preparing a new item for the marketplaces other than the marketplace forums. The knowledge our users have continues to surprise me everyday.

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Nov 03
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 06:42 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

ActiveDen Featured Author: v4

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is v4 who joined in August 2010, has a portfolio of 6 items for sale and has racked up 15 sales!
View v4′s Portfolio

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Nov 02
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28 Beautiful Button and Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 20:32 — julie

28 Beautiful Button and Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs

An icon is an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it. Most of the icons, stand as freebies, that’s why there isn’t any need to spend huge amounts of money for beautiful and modern icons. Today, we present a compilation of free, beautiful and clean set of icons. Some of them are free for using in commercial projects, some of them are not, that’s why you should carefully read the licenses offered by their respective authors.

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Nov 02
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Global Freelancers Survey: Enter & Win!

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 08:45 — julie

Are you a freelancer? We need you! The 2010 Global Freelancers Survey is online.

Freelancers by nature usually work on their own, as such we often don’t really know what others are doing, charging and thinking. This survey aims to compile our collective knowledge for the benefit of freelancers everywhere! The 2007 survey rendered great results with input from over 3,000 participants, but we need help to update it! By taking part in the Global Freelancer Survey you will be rewarded in three ways:

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Nov 01
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Create an Effective Coming Soon Page

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 22:47 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

The Design Theory

I’ve always been a firm believer that it’s often the details that result in a truly great design. Surprisingly, this often applies more to very simple designs, with less content, as these designs are the most likely to appear boring or empty if you don’t pay attention to the details.

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Nov 01
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Best of AppStorm in October

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:00 — julie

We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in October. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.

Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

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