August 2011

Aug 31
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Professional Retouching Tutorial: Dodge and Burn (Part 2)

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 21:09 — julie
NOTE: This post was originally posted on August 25th 2010. However, we still to this day have readers who want to master professional photo retouching. This tutorial has helped a lot of people since it was first pubilshed, so we hope that whether this is your first time reading it, or you’re using it as a refresher, it’s helpful for you.

Professional Retouching Tutorial: Dodge and Burn (Part 2)

If you’ve completed the Professional Retouching – Healing tutorial with your chosen image, you’re ready to jump into the next step in your professional workflow, Dodging and Burning. This is an advanced retouching tutorial, so stick with it and keep practicing!

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Aug 31
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 02:55 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

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Aug 30
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Five Years of Envato

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:47 — julie

It’s kinda crazy to think, but our little internet startup, Envato, has been on the air now for five years. We started back in 2006 as four very enthusiastic and totally green entrepreneurs with a shoestring budget and a love of the web. Fast forward five years and while we’re hopefully a little less green, we’re still incredibly passionate about Education, Marketplaces and the web! It’s been an amazing time and we’d like to share a look inside our Melbourne HQ offices, some stats about Envato and a big thank you to the community.

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Aug 30
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Author Interview: DanaosC

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 09:00 — julie

Going to school in Greece, being “a disgusting and funny guy”, having speakers you really like, and watching anime. This week we meet Danaos Christopoulos (DanaosC) from VideoHive.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Hello, my name is Danaos Christopoulos, and I am a 16-year-old Motion Graphic Design student living in Rhodes, Greece, and I am currently self-learning.

I do accept freelance jobs when I have the chance, but the main source of income is from the Envato marketplaces. As a high school student, I am not able to work in some company or anything, so Envato is my best and only choice.

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Aug 29
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Professional Retouching Tutorial: Healing (Part 1)

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 22:14 — julie
NOTE: This post was originally posted on August 25th 2010. However, we still to this day have readers who want to master professional photo retouching. This tutorial has helped a lot of people since it was first pubilshed, so we hope that whether this is your first time reading it, or you’re using it as a refresher, it’s helpful for you.

Professional Retouching Tutorial: Healing (Part 1)

Welcome to the first in a series of tutorials on professional retouching. Ever wondered how commercial and fashion photographs have that beautifully flawless look?

Final Image

This two part tutorial will work towards creating this professionally retouched result:

It takes a while to master, but here are a few things to consider;

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Aug 26
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Design an Abstract Splattered Photo Manipulation

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:00 — julie

Design an Abstract Splattered Photo Manipulation

Aug 25
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Create an Awesome Illustration Using Custom Brushes

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 01:19 — julie

Final Image

Here is the final image that we’ll be creating!

Step 1

Open up an image of a person, try to select a photo of a head and torso only. My photo was black and white to begin with (http://www.sxc.hu/photo/462639), but if yours isn’t then go to image>adjustments>desaturate.

Step 2

Now create a new layer called ‘clothes and accessories’. Use your lasso tool to select the man’s waistcoat, tie and glasses, and then fill these areas with black. I chose to fill in the glasses totally with black to create sunglasses.

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Aug 24
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The Ultimate Collection of Technology Themed Vector Files

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 03:54 — julie

The Ultimate Collection of Technology Themed Vector Files

Vector sets are always great for enhancing your designs and saving you a lot of work producing original illustrations. However, it can be difficult to find quality vector files. Thankfully, we’ve compiled over 30 awesome vector designs that feature technology themed designs, such as laptops, pcs, iphones, cables, chargers, speakers and more! Most of these items are totally free, with the most expensive only costing a few dollars. We hope you enjoy them!

90′s Technology Vectors

A simple and beautiful set of vectors that spread a cool air around them.

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Aug 24
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 03:36 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: ivands

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is ivands who joined in April 2008, has a portfolio of 5 items for sale and has racked up 1645 sales!
View ivands’ Portfolio

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Aug 23
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Design an Artistic Watercolor Blog Layout

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 02:11 — julie

Design an Artistic Watercolor Blog Layout

Final Image

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

Step 1

Create a new document (1200X1200px).

Lay out some guides to help structure your layout:

Vertical Guides:

100px, 175px, 750px, 800px, 1100px.

Horizontal Guides:

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Aug 23
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Celebrate Envato’s Birthday With the Tuts+ Freebie Pack!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:53 — julie

If you haven’t heard already, this week marks Envato‘s fifth birthday! We celebrated the occasion last week with a 70% commission rate for marketplace authors, and today have announced an exciting birthday bundle. For our wonderful Tuts+ readers, we have prepared a fantastic pack of resources for you to use in your next event or party. Read on to find out how to download them free!

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Aug 22
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Get the Birthday Bundle Today!

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 07:20 — julie

It’s Envato’s 5th birthday and we’re ready to celebrate! With another year comes another Bundle, and this year’s Bundle is bigger and better than ever with over $500 ($507 in fact) worth of awesome files all for only $20!

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Aug 20
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VideoHive: Common Rejection Factors

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 09:00 — julie

Before submitting your first file to VideoHive, consider the following factors, which frequently contribute to rejected submissions. Please note that this list should only be used only as a guideline.

[This post is taken from the Envato Marketplace Wiki.]

Documentation

Every Project File on VideoHive must include documentation to make the customization process as simple as possible for the purchaser. While you don’t have to teach the buyer how to use After Effects, you should absolutely discuss any basic changes every buyer must make, and the process to make such changes..

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Aug 19
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Tweet a Photo: Win $500 Credit!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 08:57 — julie
Photo by 'iofoto' on PhotoDune

As you may be aware we recently launched our brand new marketplace PhotoDune in a public beta. To celebrate the public debut of PhotoDune we’re giving away $500 of marketplace credit to one lucky winner who shares an interesting, awesome or just downright funny PhotoDune photo with their followers on Twitter!

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Aug 17
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Creating The Surreal Photo Manipulation “Solstice”

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:05 — julie

Creating The Surreal Photo Manipulation “Solstice”

Today we will be creating a surreal and dream-like photo manipulation from various stocks, brushes, and textures. We will be using Adjustment Layers to modify and blend our images non-destructively into a cohesive scene. We will also cover some pretty advanced masking techniques as well as exploring some color and light effects to bring it all together. If you are ready to begin then fire up Photoshop and let’s go!

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Aug 17
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Author Interview: Ansimuz

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 13:39 — julie

Becoming a father, being a full-time author, “always seek inspiration”, and playing World of Warcraft with his wife. This week we meet Luis Zuno (Ansimuz) from ActiveDen and ThemeForest.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

My name is Luis Zuno aka Ansimuz. I was born in Guadalajara Mexico. I am married and I’ll be a father pretty soon.

At the moment I’m a full-time author at Envato’s marketplaces, but from time to time I take some small projects.

Which marketplaces do you belong to? What types of files do you sell?

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Aug 17
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 03:11 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: 50andJACK

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is 50andJACK who joined in November 2009, has a portfolio of 5 items for sale and has racked up 1618 sales!
View 50andJACK’s Portfolio

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Aug 14
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CodeCanyon: Common Rejection Factors

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:17 — julie

Before submitting your first template to CodeCanyon, consider the following factors, which frequently contribute to rejected submissions. Please note that this list should only be used only as a guideline.

[This post is taken from the Envato Marketplace Wiki.]

 

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Aug 12
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Design a Cool Pixelated Website Layout

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 15:36 — julie

Design a Cool Pixelated Website Layout

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Final Image

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

Step 1

Create a new document (1000X1000px).

Now create some guides to help lay out your design. Set out vertical guides at 50px and 950px and a horizontal guide at 500px.

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Aug 10
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Activetuts+ Has a New Focus: Browser-Based Apps and Games

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:00 — julie

From today onwards, our focus is changing. Instead of covering everything to do with Flash, Unity and Silverlight, we’ll be covering the design and development of browser-based apps and games in general. This means no more tutorials on full-Flash websites or AIR, and lots of new content on game design, UI, and HTML5. Read on to find out what we’ve got in store!

[This post originally appeared on Activetuts+ on August 8th.]


What’s Coming Up?

We’ve been preparing this change for a while, so we have a lot of articles planned, including:

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Aug 10
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 02:49 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: Mannequin

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is Mannequin who joined in March 2011, has a portfolio of 5 items for sale and has racked up 30 sales!
View Mannequin’s Portfolio

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Aug 09
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Photo Manipulate an Explosive Magical Reading Scene

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 01:55 — julie

Photo Manipulate an Explosive Magical Reading Scene

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Aug 08
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Free After Effects Template

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:17 — julie

Hello there. My name is Danaos Christopoulos and I thought I would make a free After Effects Templates. I think the outcome is really cool. It’s about a logo revealing in slow motion.

Here are some main features:

  • After Effects CS5 Project
  • Full HD Resolution 1920×1080
  • No plugins required
  • Very easy to customize (you can change all elements)
  • Video tutorial included!
  • 3 TextHolders
  • For any questions or help for customization you can contact me 24/7.

Download the FREE template here.

I hope you enjoy!

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Aug 08
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Featured Site: Wptuts+

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 03:36 — julie

Wptuts+ is Envato’s tutorial site about WordPress.

Wptuts+ is a site dedicated to teaching people how to use WordPress, develop widgets, plugins and themes, successfully scale sites, find interesting WordPress resources, and build a freelance business around the platform. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home”, and it’s by far and away the most successful blogging platform online.

Visit the site today! Is Wptuts+ your favorite Envato site? Let us know why in the comments.

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Aug 05
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Designing the Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Forgotten’

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 22:14 — julie

Designing the Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Forgotten’

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a dark and conceptual photo manipulation. You will learn not only different techniques of manipulating, retouching, using brushes and filters but why they are used. I hope they will be useful for you and you can make beautiful pieces with your own creativity.

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Aug 05
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Freebie Friday: Free Marketplace Files for August

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:11 — julie

Have you checked out the free marketplace files for August? Download them while you can!

Tutorials: Create a Retro Style, Airline Destination, Travel

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Aug 04
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Best of Tuts+ in July

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 12:52 — julie

Each month, we bring together a selection of the best tutorials and articles from across the whole Tuts+ network. Whether you’d like to read the top posts from your favourite site, or would like to start learning something completely new, this is the best place to start!

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Aug 03
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Interview with BrainHost

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:38 — julie

Based in Brunswick Ohio, BrainHost (http://www.brainhost.com) is a mid-size web hosting company running on (slightly) less than hundred employees. Its current shared hosting plan is priced at a very affordable level – $4.95/mo for 48 months plan (and, $6.95/mo for 24 months plan) where customers will get free site migration, unlimited disk storage, bandwidth, addon domain, as well e-mail accounts.

For those who are trying to learn more about BrainHost, well…  you have come to the right place. We’ve got Ryan Niddle, Brain Host’s Director of Business Development, onboard and he will be answering some questions about his company in this interview.

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Aug 03
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Essential Resources for Marketplace Authors

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:14 — julie
In My Bag Today by Mat Packer

As a new author on the Envato marketplaces, the process of becoming acquainted with the available tools and resources can be a bit daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled the definitive guide for all things authors!

This post is taken from the Envato Marketplace Wiki. There is plenty of useful information there for authors and buyers. It’s worth exploring!

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Aug 03
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This Week’s Featured Authors

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 00:44 — julie

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.

ActiveDen Featured Author: marpies

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is marpies who joined in May 2009, has a portfolio of 8 items for sale and has racked up 254 sales!
View marpies’ Portfolio

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Aug 02
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Quick Round-Up On My Recent Web Reading

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 07:04 — julie

I have been reading quite a lot these days and I wanted to share some of the good ones in this post. Listed below are some hand-picked articles/blogposts WHSR readers might be interested in. Some of these are sort of old while some are freshly published – nevermind, the important part is that each of these articles comes with information as valuable as gold. I am seeing a very busy days ahead for myself thus I doubt that there will be any updates at WHSR this week.

So in case you are in the mood of reading… have fun clicking these links.

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Aug 01
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Create A Unique Steampunk Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 16:48 — julie
NOTE: This post was originally posted on August 1st 2011. However, it still has some great techniques that many of our readers may not have seen before. This tutorial has helped a lot of people since it was first pubilshed, so we hope that whether this is your first time reading it, or you’re using it as a refresher, it’s helpful for you.

Create A Unique Steampunk Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a composite image using various elements that will come together to make a unique Steampunk design. We will be using the Pen Tool, Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers, and doing quite a bit of Photo Manipulating throughout the tutorial. We have a lot to cover today so let’s get caffeinated and begin!

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Aug 01
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Best Of Web And Design In July 2011

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 03:00 — julie




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