December 2012

Dec 31
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Best Of Web And Design In December 2012

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 03:00 — julie

Unfortunely its our last monthly round-up of 2012. What a year 2012 has been. There’s been a lot of new design trends amergeing its exciting to see what the hot new design trends will be in 2012. Even thoe December usually is a slow month,  because of the Christmas holidays, never the less there’s been a many great tutorials, articles to read through.

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Dec 29
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10 jQuery Animation Tutorials You Want To Read

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 16:26 — julie

jQuery is one of the preferred solutions in creating animations on websites. jQuery provides great cross-browser support  and it is easy to use. Here are some of the best jQuery animation tutorials out there. which will help you create awesome animations. Looking for more tutorials? Check out these  10 Awesome jQuery Tutorials!

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Dec 28
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Tutorial Removed

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:00 — julie

Tutorial Removed

We’re sorry to report that this tutorial and the accompanying source file have been removed.

It was brought to our attention that the tutorial was very similar to a pre existing tutorial on another website.

We take this type of matter very seriously, and always fight to protect artist’s, website owner’s and individual’s rights. Thank you to our wonderful community for bringing this to our attention, and apologies for the inconvenience for all our readers.

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Dec 27
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The Best Design Articles From 2012

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 03:00 — julie

This is the fourth edition in our annual tradition, which after every year draws to an end we like to reflect back on what was some of our personal favourite articles published on Creative Nerds. We Create so much content its so easy for good content to get lost in the shuffle. This article may not be the best content which got the most traffic, but is more of a showcase of our favourite articles.

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Dec 27
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Members Area Tutorial: Learn How to Produce an Elaborate Matte Painting

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 00:57 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Learn How to Produce an Elaborate Matte Painting

In this matte painting tutorial we will be creating a fantasy landscape matte painting with a cloudy environment.

This tutorial covers the key topics of cinematic Matte Painting.

-Concept sketching.
-Prepare and organize resources.
-Water replacement.
-Digital Painting for color correction.
-Very accurate and detailed cutting of palm leaves.

Creating a Fantasy Landscape

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

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Dec 25
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Outstanding New Marketplace Items

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:00 — julie

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What outstanding items have been arriving on the marketplaces? Here are a handful that have caught the eyes and ears of the reviewers.

The image above is a VideoHive item called Black Crystal Logo by gecoooh, a logo sting or intro in a stylish, black, glossy, crystal look.

Read on to explore more awesome new items.

AudioJungle: Christmas Theme

A short Christmas theme in three versions.

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Dec 20
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Quick Tip: How To Create Wavy And Zig Zag lines In Illustrator

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 03:00 — julie

This is a great short video quick tip tutorial, which will show you how to utilize a feature in illustrator, in order to create wavy and zig zag lines. The tutorial is aimed at beginners, and is certainly a technique worth having within your arson. The tutorial can be followed in any version of adobe illustrator, but was recorded in cs6.

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Dec 20
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Beautiful Snow Queen Photo Manipulation

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:36 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Beautiful Snow Queen Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will be creating a fantasy scene with a princess and magic lamp. In the background there will be dragons flying by the castle and the snow covered hills.

This tutorial covers topics like

-Painting snow surface texture.
-Digital Hair Painting.
-Advanced Matte Painting Techniques.
-Makeup and skin enhancement.
-Lighting principles for digital painting.

and many more photo-manipulation short cuts and techniques.

Snow Princess

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

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Dec 18
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Outstanding New Marketplace Items

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 15:18 — julie

What outstanding items have been arriving on the marketplaces? Here are a handful that have caught the eyes and ears of the reviewers.

The image above is a VideoHive item called Retrostyled Christmas by elvya, a Christmas Template project that contains 10 video/image placeholders, four text holders. also comes with additional comps with triple video/image placeholders and single video/image placeholders.

Read on to explore more awesome new items.

VideoHive: Box Showcase

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Dec 17
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Photoshop And Illustrator Video Quick Tips Our New YouTube Channel

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 03:00 — julie

We have been using  blip tv to host our monthly Photoshop and illustrator quick tip tutorials. We have finally decided to migrate over from blip tv to YouTube at the start of the year. Our YouTube channel features Photoshop and illustrator tutorials, which are short insightful design tutorials, for novices and experienced designers.

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Dec 12
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10 Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 23:05 — julie

Vintage styles are becoming more and more popular and are being used in poster designs,  photographs, web design etc.  It is pretty difficult to know how and when to use vintage effects in design. Luckily I found some great tutorials for you which will surely help you in your design process.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

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Dec 12
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Members Area Tutorial: Create the Colorful and Creative Photo Manipulation “Simple Life”

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 20:27 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create the Colorful and Creative Photo Manipulation “Simple Life”

As creatives we often love to produce works that express our creativity. Whether they’re doodles, collages or in today’s case a color work of art depicting a lazy summer day. Yes, we know it’s winter, but let this advanced tutorial from our expert Jenny Le take you away from the winter climate and explore your creative side.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a colorful photo manipulation called “Simple Life”. We’ll pratice manipulating techniques, retouching, applying texture and working with lighting effects.

Final Image

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

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Dec 12
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The Envato 2012 Holiday Roundup

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:00 — julie
Image from PhotoDune

With Christmas just around the corner, many of our sites have been posting on holiday-related topics, from gift guides to illustrations to carol performances to gift wrapping tips. And I’m sure there will be more coming in the next week or two.

So, as it stands today, here is a roundup of Christmas posts from around Envato.

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Dec 07
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Freebie Friday: Free Marketplace Files for December

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:00 — julie

Here are the Marketplaces’ free files for December. Ho, ho, ho! Download them while you can!

PhotoDune: Chow-Chow In A Red Santa Claus Hat In Studio On White Background

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Dec 06
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10 Great Photoshop Texture Tutorials

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 07:19 — julie

You can create stunning projects by using Photoshop textures. Knowing how to work with textures in Photoshop is a very valuable skill for designers and graphic artists. Here are 10 tutorials that will make your creation process a lot easier.

Creating a Cool Brushed Metal Surface in Photoshop

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Dec 05
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Members Area Tutorial: Create an Emotive Fallen Angel With a Disintegrating Wing Effect

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 20:18 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create an Emotive Fallen Angel With a Disintegrating Wing Effect

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create fantasy wallpaper using stock photos. Follow these simple steps to learn how to combine simple stock photos in order to create a fantastic artwork that can also be used as a desktop background, by applying techniques in Photoshop like using masks, lighting, shading, cropping, color correcting, blurring and much more.

Final Image

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

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Dec 03
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Create an Emotional Dreamscape Digital Photo Manipulation

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 14:12 — julie

Create an Emotional Dreamscape Digital Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to create an emotional dark fantasy digital photo manipulation featuring a lonely mysterious figure in a dreamscape. By following this tutorial, we will learn how to creating our own dreamscape by combining various stock image through photo manipulation techniques like blending, lightning, using custom brush and some unique techniques in applying dodge/burn tool and texture.

Final Image

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

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Dec 03
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75 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2012

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 03:00 — julie

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