Modeling A High Poly Fantasy Inspired Axe In 3D Studio Max

In this tutorial we are going to create a very cool stylized axe model completely inside 3D Studio Max. We are going to use different modelling techniques and primitive objects to create the model as well as some interesting positioning tricks to arrange some of the model’s elements

Grenade Throw

• Composite a super-slow motion grenade to live footage • Use 2D Tracking on a camera to match a nodal pan

Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

Ever wanted to create reflections with Trapcode Form or Trapcode Particular? Now you can! You’ll learn not only that, but also how to create falloff of transparency and blur, just like in a 3d application. To do this, you will be creating a Matte using the new lighting tools in Form and Particular 2. Enjoy!

Create a Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5

The Perspective tools in Illustrator CS5 make it a lot easier to draw in perfect one, two or three-point perspective. Using symbols in conjunction with the Perspective tools will make quick work of this stylized cityscape

Sculpting Clothing & Accessories For A Toon Soldier Character Using ZBrush

In today’s tutorial Shaun Keenan will take you through the process of sculpting clothing and accessories for a toon soldier character using Zbrush. This is a must watch for anyone interested in learning how to create detailed cloth or clothing for their characters. Over the course of this tutorial you’ll learn how to approach various

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Create a Plastic Switch in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial we will explain how to create a plastic switch in Photoshop that you can use in your interface designs. Let’s get started!

Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to understand what each setting does and how they can be combined to achieve a

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How to Make a Glowing Space Background

In this quick tip, you will learn to how to create a really simple glowing space background. We will begin by creating a gradient mesh, then some glowing stars with the symbol sprayer, then we will finish the image with a multicolored planet made from a simple radial gradient. This tutorial is great for beginners

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Create An Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll create a detailed camera lens similar to the one used as the logo for Apple’s Aperture photo-editing software. A camera lens is good for a software icon, logo, or just as a graphic for use in any design. Although, the image appears detailed, the process of creating it involves little more

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Playing with 3D in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 has updated its 3D tool adding more features and making it easier to use and faster. We decided to play with some 3D using Photoshop to create a basic extrusion and then adding some old halftone style to it