Create Perspective Using Simple 2D Art with Illustrator CS4

Like most things in design, you can make quite an impact by modifying how people perceive things. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D effect using simple 2D art, demonstrating how effective a little perspective can be.

Create a Basic Animating Accordion Panel in Flash

In this tutorial, we’ll create a basic animating accordion panel that can be used as the basis for a full Flash website.

10 Tips for a Fast Website

With clients demanding more video, Flash, and interaction from our websites than ever before, how do we fit in all that functionality and have a fast site that users will love? After reading the 10 tips in this article, you’ll know what matters to performance (and what doesn’t!) and be ready to design fast websites.

Using QuickTime Videos with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver makes it easy to add Flash Video to your webpages, but if you want to display your video in QuickTime format, you’ll have to take care of the various settings and other options yourself.

How’d They Do That?

In a recent issue of Layers magazine, we asked readers to submit their favorite print, Web, and video designs currently in the marketplace. In turn, we promised to track down the original creators and force them to tell us their secrets

Olympus E-620

The 12.3-megapixel Olympus E-620 is one of the lightest, most compact DSLRs on the market. It succeeds Olympus’s E-520 and inherits features from the higher end E-30 DSLR.

Fixing Panorama Alignment in Photoshop CS4

Photomerge in Photoshop CS4 does an amazing job of aligning and blending panoramas, but occasionally you run into an image where there’s a glitch that has to be fixed manually.

Formatting UV Maps for 3D Models in Photoshop CS4

Stephen Burns moves 3D models between Lightwave and Photoshop and edits UV maps in this tutorial. Click here to watch Part 1 of this series. Look for Parts 3, and 4 coming soon!

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