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Well, i decided to start a design resource thread because alot of people are asking where to get tutorials and how to get the basic programs for designing. I'll post some here but i will be constantly updating this thread because there are alot of links out there..

If you want me to add a site, then leave a reply or send me a pm.

Tutorial Sites

 

Pixel2Life

Good Tutorials

Tutorialized.com

 

Brush Download Sites

 

Deviantart

Font Downloads

 

DaFont

 

 

Jesus CHRIST, didnt have the time to organize everything ....(even if i did i wouldnt its way too big) . Thanks Div for posting this.

 

Provided By PixelART, private art forum.

 

v-----Photoshop-----v

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.thewebmachine.com/

http://www.good-tutorials.com/

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/

http://www.phong.com/tutorials/

http://www.spoono.com/

http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/

http://www.spyroteknik.com/

http://www.dubtastic.com/

http://www.designsbymark.com

http://www.effectlab.com/

http://www.designsbymark.com/

http://www.eyeball-design.com/page09.htm

http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop.htm

http://www.myjanee.com/jnetuts.htm

http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/tuts.htm

http://www.photoshopcafe.com

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html

http://www.aqa-d.se/

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshoptutorials/

http://www.rtideas.com/ticks/

http://www.screaming-art.com/tutorials.php

http://www.digitaltropic.com/tutorials.htm

http://www.perfectpixels.com/index.cfm?method=photoshop

http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/tutorial.html

http://www.arraich.com/ps_intro.htm

http://www.teamphotoshop.com/photoshop/ … ps_tut.php

http://www.eyeland.com/tutorials.php

http://user.fundy.net/morris/redirect.h … shop.shtml

http://www.webteknique.com/

http://www.nebulus.org

http://www.wastedyouth.org/tutorials/

http://www.tutorialforums.com/index.php?referrerid=62

http://www.dreaminfinity.com/tutorials.php

http://www.n-sane.net/tutorials.php

http://www.voidix.com/

 

PS Painting

http://www.dubtastic.com/tutorials/tablet/tablet.html

http://www.steeldolphin-forums.com/html … steps.html

http://www.steeldolphin-forums.com/html … part1.html

http://www.steeldolphin-forums.com/html … part2.html

http://www.steeldolphin-forums.com/html … d_tut.html

 

PS Brushing

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6360737/ (basic brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6796627/ (Basic brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6754410/ (Basic brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5527184/ (basic brushing)

http://martijn.techfused.com/site/creatingnebula.html (basic brushing)

http://www.tutorialman.com/tutorials/in … rial=blast (basic brushing)

http://www.tutorialman.com/tutorials/in … l=brushing (basic brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5842814/ (basic brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6416387/ (basic burshing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7033840/ (basic brushing technique)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7117502/ (brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6961598/ (brushing(download))

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6654750/ (brushing technique)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6719487/ (brushing (comet)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6830118/ (brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5019261/ (brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5922665/ (brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5644152/ (nebula tutorial)

http://www.optidigit.com/stevens/cloudtut.html (Brushing - Clouds)

 

PS Miscellaneous

http://www.shiver7.com/tutorials/25/ (Smoke and wave effect)

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts … field.html (Star Field)

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts … lanet.html (Planet)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7009053/ (planet rings)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7080703/ (star field)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6511045/ (photoshop technique with objects)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6409887/ (photoshop techniques)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4587942/ (planet tutorial)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4588105/ (nebula(download))

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4403923/ (photoshop Abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4443805/ (abstract 2d)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4364738/ (lightning)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4367412/ (nebula filter)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4202082/ (planet tutorial(download))

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6111999/ (planet rings)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5969926/ (basic starfield)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5645137/ (rocks)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4988474/ (lightning)

 

v-----Illustrator-----v

 

http://www.adobe.com/products/tips/illustrator.html

http://www.sketchpad.net/illustrator.htm

http://www.2ginc.com/tutorials/illus.html

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/illustratortutorials/

http://www.techtutorials.info/drzadill.html

http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/ill … php?tut=17

http://www.designertoday.com/tabindex-9 … fault.aspx

http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop … 11-18.html

http://www.vecpix.com/tutorials/illustrator/

 

v-----3D Studio MAX-----v

 

http://www.3dbuzz.com/

http://www.3dcafe.com/

http://www.3dluvr.com/

http://www.discreet.com/

http://www.voidix.com/

http://www.3dlinks.com/

http://www.3dspline.com/

http://www.maxforums.org/

http://www.the3dstudio.com/

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.xbitlabs.com/cpu/3dmax-platform/

http://www.find.com.au/tutorials/3dsoftware/

http://www.webreference.com/3d/

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/

http://home.swipnet.se/%7Ew-43920/ulf/tutorial/main.htm

http://www.3dtotal.com/

http://www.dectus.com/

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3dhelp.cfm/

http://www.3dtotal.com/

http://www.raph.com/

http://www.exchange3d.com/main/index.php

http://www.3dark.com/

http://www.maxhelp.com/

http://www.max3d.com/

http://www.flay.com/

http://www.voidix.com/

http://www.maxtd.com/

http://www.topleftpixel.com/ila_solomon/Tutorials.htm (provided by Ila Solomon)

 

3DSM Miscellaneous

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7144818/ (3dsm abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5877080/ (3dsm abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5856084/ (3dsm abstract)

http://www.tutorialman.com/tutorials/in … l=abstract (3dsm abstract and brushing)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7002057/ (3dsm max rendering, materials and brushing)

http://www.suurland.com/tut_grass/tutorial_grass.htm

http://www.itoosoft.com/english/forest_tutorial.html

http://www.dlc.fi/~ops/tutorial/human.htm

http://www.jonesinc.com/inktutorial1.html

http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/Max_effects.htm

http://home5.swipnet.se/~w-57917/Tutktx.html

http://www.suurland.com/tut_ball/tutorial_football.htm

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/3d/tutorials/lespaul/lp.htm

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3ddocs/hair/

http://burningpixel.com/Max/MaxCarp1.htm

http://visualmagic.awn.com/html/tutorials/santa.html

http://www.3dgate.com/techniques/000328/03283ds.html

http://www.uvmapper.com/

http://waylon-art.com/uvw_tutorial/uvwtut_01.html

 

Scripting (Maxscript)

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_01.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_02.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_03.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_04.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_05.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_06.html

http://www.origamy.com.br/max/English/maxscript_07.html

http://www.ruff-stuff.com/3dmax/Tutorials/Scripting.zip

 

Mental Ray

http://www.cinegrfx.com/

http://www.mentalimages.com

 

v-----Cinema4D-----v

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.shiver7.com/tutorials/108/ (Abstract)

http://www.shiver7.com/tutorials/36/ (Abstract - Using Splines)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6974433/ (tutorial on Futuristic city)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6953788/ (Abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6707073/ (Wireframe)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7056632/ (abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6992164/ (technique *no background*)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6974433/ (tutorial on Futureistic city)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6953788/ (Abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6707073/ (Wireframe)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6692634/ (abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6697124/ (modeling technique)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6689272/ (abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4629741/ (modeling)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/5309374/ (abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6366096/ (Abstract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6387401/ (Abtract)

http://www.deviantart.com/view/7197101/ (Abstract)

http://www.7thchamber.com/tutorials/Chev/

 

v-----Maya-----v

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Tm...m … yle=normal

http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/3dsoftware/maya/

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutalias.asp

http://www.3dgate.com/techniques/tutorials.html

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/

http://www.the-gnomon-workshop.com/

http://www.tutorialzone.de/

http://www.rhonda.com/Maya_TopTen_intro.html

http://www.find.com.au/tutorials/3dsoftware/maya/

http://www.medialab.chalmers.se/

http://www.web3dservice.com/maya_tutorials.html

http://www.keithlango.com/

http://www.thehobbitguy.com/

http://www.pixho.com/

http://www.mtmckinley.net/tutorials.html

http://www.mayasg.com/tutorials.htm

http://www.gnomononline.com/

http://www.3dtotal.com/

http://www.flay.com/

 

v-----LightWave3D-----v

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.niklasindustries.com/tutorials/

http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/

http://www.kolumbus.fi/erkki.halkka/

http://www.lightwave3d.com/tutorials/

http://www.clickgrafix.com/

http://lwg3d.org/LWG/

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mark.davies/

http://www.ap3d.com/betterspace/betterspace-tut-00.htm

http://www.flay.com/

 

V-----Flash/Flash MX-----v

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.cbtcafe.com/flash/index.html

http://www.flashguru.co.uk/tutorials.php

http://www.ultrashock.com/

http://www.virtual-fx.net/vfx/tutorial.php

http://www.developingwebs.net/flash/

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/mu … ave_flash/

http://www.spoono.com/

http://www.voidix.com/

 

V-----Bryce-----V

 

http://www.pixel2life.com

http://www.petersharpe.com/Tutorials.htm

http://calyxa.best.vwh.net/pearl/tutor.html

http://www.halcyon.com/alrives/brycetips/

http://www.3dlinks.com/tutorials_bryce.cfm

http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/tutorial/

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutbryce.asp

http://3dmodelworld.com/brycetut.asp

http://www.brycetech.com/tutor/b4tut.html

http://lonewolf.tierranet.com/tutorials.html

http://www.find.com.au/tutorials/corel/bryce/

http://www.jccreations.com/tuts.htm

http://www.huntfor.com/3d/tutorials/bryce.htm

http://www.spacejetters.co.uk/html/tutorials.html

http://www.fignations.com/

http://www.bmacleod.com/bgframesfolder/frlibright.html

http://www.cadtutor.net/dd/bryce/resource/resource.html

http://calyxa.best.vwh.net/pearl/clipart.html

http://dmoz.org/

http://www.btinternet.com/~d.s.w/brycetuts.htm

http://my.netian.com/~brace/brace.htm

http://jam-graphics.com/peter.html

 

v-----Rhino 3D-----v

 

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutrhino.asp

http://members.tripod.com/~fyre3d/tutorials.htm

http://www.huntfor.com/3d/tutorials/rhino.htm

http://www.amazing3d.com/services/tutrhino.html

http://www.3drender.com/rhino/

http://www.geocities.com/rhino3dtutorials/tutorials.htm

 

-----

 

v-----3D Help-----v

 

Modelling

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=116

[A very gcoold tutorial about making realistic jewelry.]

*****

 

http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/car/

[Making a concept car. This tutorial is for a bit advanced.]

*****

 

http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/dmf/

[a very gcoold tutorial about making, texturing and lighting a missile.]

*****

 

http://www.ludd.luth.se/~strat/tutorials.html

[A serie of tutorials about Mesh-modeling.]

****

 

http://www.cgm3d.com/tutorials/teeth/teeth.php

[making human teeth. Usefull.]

***

 

http://www.cgm3d.com/oceantutorial.php

[an ocean scene.]

***

 

http://www.voidix.com/glasscrystal.html

[A glass crystal effect.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=115

[A way to make text on objects.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/dolphin.html

[modeling a dolphin.]

****

 

http://www.geocities.com/ribok7/multiloft.html

[Here's something about multi-lofting.]

****

 

http://www.3dworldmag.com/tutorials/eggcell/

[Eggcell tutorial... What weird lcoolk.]

****

 

http://www.raz.ro/tutorials/heart/heart.htm

[making a neclace with two hearts.]

*****

 

http://3dworld.3dark.com/tutorial/3d/lathe/index.htm

[another nice lathe tutorial for beginners.]

****

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/Windows.html

[Making a simple window frame and applying textures to it.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/Cartman.html

[Modeling some guy from south park.]

***

 

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3ddocs/eyerigging/

[making an animatable cartoony eye setup.]

***

 

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/GoldRing/gold_ring.htm

[Even a tutorial for making a ring.]

***

 

http://www.suurland.com/tut_ball/tutorial_football.htm

[making a soccer ball... Simple?.. Not actually.]

****

 

http://www.terra.es/personal2/palmiro/tut_jar.htm

[A gcoold tutorial for modeling a jar.]

****

 

http://3dworld.3dark.com/tutorial/3d/warp/index.htm

[space warps for beginners.]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=37

[lofting a spoon... Not so stupid idea.]

***

 

http://www.voidix.com/coolabstract.html

[doing abstracts.]

****

 

http://www.topleftpixel.com/ila_solomon/tut_exh_01.htm

[Modeling a fantasy toy car's exhaust pipe.]

****

 

http://www.cgm3d.com/tutorials/boxm1/boxm1.php

http://www.cgm3d.com/tutorials/boxm2/boxm2.php

[a two-part box modeling tutorial.]

****

 

http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorials/max/geoff/main.asp

[making a cartoon character. ]

****

 

http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/bolt/

[A bolt and a nut...]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=13

[an interesting way of making candle sticks.]

****

 

http://www.derelictsands.com/tutorials/t-aloe.htm

[some stuff to make plants.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/F1-1.html

[Modeling a ferrari F-1.]

***

 

http://www.derelictsands.com/tutorials/t-space.htm

[Making a full space scene... Texturing modleing lighting, etc...]

***

 

http://www.derelictsands.com/tutorials/t-mushroom.htm

[Modeling and texturing a mushroom.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/shipgrid.html

 

[some space stuff that everyone does.]

***

 

http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/old_house.htm

 

[A full scene in an old house... The atmosphere, fogs, lighting, texturing.]

***

 

http://www.dlc.fi/%7Eops/tutorial/clothing/clothing.htm

[Making clothes on a character.]

***

 

http://www.dlc.fi/~ops/tutorial/human.htm

[modeling a full human body, by using box-modeling.]

****

 

http://solobiking.tripod.com/3d/tut1.html

[oh joy! A low-poly "hummer"! ]

***

 

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/3d/tutorials/splines/index.html

[How to make Rhino and Max to work togeather... ie. A Rhino and max tutorial.]

****

 

http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/rezin_grass.htm

[ok... This is another tutorial about making grass.]

***

 

http://www.geocities.com/ribok7/shapemerge_tut

[a shapemerge tutorial.]

***

 

http://www.fineart.sk/tut/yoda/Yoda_Tut_p1.htm

[Modeling and texturing that small green guy from star wars: episode II... I guess his name's Yoda. =)]

****

 

http://www.renderedrealities.net/tutorials/hand1.html

[Modeling a human hand.]

****

 

http://www.cglearn.com/tutorials/max3/07_boolean.html

[booleans.]

***

 

Texturing

 

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s= … eadid=6648

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s= … eadid=7681

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s= … adid=11053

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s= … adid=17631

[A 5 part tutorial about proper texturing. Lot's of tips.]

*****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=125

[The AA filters is 50% what makes a gcoold renderer realy work.]

*****

 

http://www.flay.com/getarticle.cfm?articleid=5

[Making a leather jacket.]

****

 

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=31

[How to add animated textures.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/Iris1.html

[An iris texture tutorial - very useful for making eyes.]

****

 

http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-12643/tutoria2.html

[A very easy way of making a seamless texture.]{Photoshop for 3D}{Non-software-specific}

*****

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/Skin.html

[A human skin material.]

***

 

http://www.axsstudios.com/tut/Dirt/

[Adding some dirt to liven your maps a bit.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=107

[blending directly two (or more) materials.]

***

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/psptiles.html

[Making a stone texture in PS. {Not software specific.}]

****

 

http://www.3rddimensiontutorials.com/photomagic.html

[maping photos onto objects, to get a photorealistic lcoolk.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=91

[car paint that looks gcoold.]

****

 

http://www.nawyecky.com/tuts/tut-me.htm

[mixing procedural maps is my favourite way of texturing... =)]

*****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=53

[making a very interesting material, called X-Ray material.]

***

 

http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/can/

[the pcoolr can...]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=119

[Texturing a tire.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=118

[making and texturing a very nice tire.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=80

[basics of compositing materials.]

****

 

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/SwimPool/index.htm

[A swimming pcooll material.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=126

[some tips for making organic materials.]

****

 

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/Undersea/index.htm

[the making of different underwater effects.]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=52

[the "polished wcoold" lcoolk]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=122

[silk material.]

****

 

http://www.rethinkfx.com/tutorials/texture.htm

[realistic texturing... Nice dream-house =D ]

*****

 

http://hem.passagen.se/kareola/tut/drops/drops.htm

[droplets on a surface, as the material.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=114

[morphing materials can be usefull for making

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=41

[A metalic surface that works very gcoold onto text.]

***

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=57

[a realistic ocean surface.]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=109

[the way of making the ground to be of background color, except display shadows.]

****

 

http://www.geocities.com/ribok7/halfwire.html

[Half wireframe rendering with 3DsMax and PS.]

****

 

http://www.3dstation.net/Tutoriaux/php/tut_face01.htm

[Texturing a face. An extrememly gcoold tutorial, but it's written in french...]

****

 

Lighting

 

http://www.geocities.com/pixelmagic2002/Page1.html

[An awesome GI tutorial! Worth checking out even for advanced artists.]

***** +

 

http://www.3d-worxx.de/tutorials/lighting.html

[A set of lighting tips. Very gcoold explanations.]

*****

 

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutor...& … amp;page=0

[Lighting without using lights... Stupid?.. no.]

*****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=7

[radiosity tutorial. Essential.]

***

 

http://www.nawyecky.com/tuts/tut-gi.htm

[Another gcoold GI tutorial.]

*****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=121

[soft shadows (GI again). A very full of examples tutorial.]

****

 

http://www.3dlight.com/page-lighting.htm

[matching lighting in compositing.]

****

 

http://www.3d-worxx.de/tutorials/lighting.html

[some basic explanation of lighting.]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=97

[faking sunlight.]

***

 

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/Lighting/light03.htm

[some explanation about painting with light.]

****

 

http://www.3dlight.com/page-softlights.htm

[This one's very usefull for making realistic lighting.]

****

 

Animation

 

http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/carving/

[woodcarving. A very useful trick.]

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http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/jcmiller/Acell.htm

[A very quik tutorial about acceleratio9n and deceleration.]

***

 

m-box.htm">http://www.3dspline.com/bcoolm-box.htm

[Yay! A subwoofer animation! =)]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=24

[How to switch multiple cammeras during an animation.]

****

 

http://www.the3dstudio.com/tutorials.asp?id=11

[A tutorial about motion capture.]

***

 

http://www.anticz.com/animatio.htm

[some very gcoold tips about making gcoold animation.]

****

 

http://www.anticz.com/eularqua.htm

[some kind of gimbal lock and why it occures.]

***

 

http://www.anticz.com/morphy.htm

[prograssive morphing for animations.]

****

 

 

The Font Thing

http://www.webmasterfree.com/thefontthing.html

Info: Browse installed and uninstalled TrueType fonts, viewing sample text, individual characters and detailed font information.

 

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Font sites

 

http://www.acidfonts.com

http://themeworld.com

http://www.1001freefonts.com/

http://www.flamingtext.com/

http://www.abstractfonts.com/fonts/

http://www.dafont.com

http://fonts.ontheweb.com/

http://simplythebest.net/fonts/

http://www.fontfile.com/

http://www.pizzadude.dk/

 

2D Tools

 

Photoshop CS

Great tcooll for creating any graphic related content all together. With this tcooll you can do anything. It's what we call a creative program, because it's mostly focused on the freehand tools and such, which gives you freedom to do whatever you want.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html

 

Paint Shop Pro 9

Very similar to Photoshop, though photoshop has become the industry standard this tcooll is also worth a lcoolk!

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite? … 7023911984

 

Illustrator CS

Great freehand tcooll from adobe. You can create lots of digital drawings with this tcooll, with it's effective and "intelligent" brushes. Vector-based program.

http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/main.html

 

Painter IX

Much like Photoshop, only it has focused mostly on the drawing tools. Great for making digital drawings, or to mimic real-life painting techniques.

http://www.corel.com/painterix/home/index.html

 

3D Tools

 

3D Studio Max 7

This is one of the most famous 3d applications out there. It's build around a natural environment, a 3 dimensional space. This tcooll is great for modelling and animations.

http://www4.discreet.com/3dsmax/

 

Maya 6

Another leading 3d application with many great features! Maya and 3d studio max are the leading professional 3d applications at the moment.

http://www.alias.com/eng/products-servi … ndex.shtml

 

Lightwave 3D 8

A close runner up to Maya and 3d studio max. In competition with Cinema 4d mostly. This is also a great 3d tcooll, and most users will not notice much difference in quality on any of these 4 tools. Choose what's best for you!

http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/

 

Cinema 4D

Great tcooll, and newcomer on the market. Great rendering engine.

http://www.maxon.net/

 

Poser 5

Great tcooll which lets you create human beings and other living things with the right proportions and overall lcoolk. Very effective, though lacks a bit of freedom in some areas.

http://www.curiouslabs.com/

 

Zbrush

 

Terragen v0.9.19

Perhaps the most proffesional landscape generation tcooll around. This will let you construct anything between the sky and the earth, literally!

http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

 

Bryce 5

This landscape tcooll lets you create beautiful mountains, lovely skies and great water. You can make things lcoolk so real that you will fcooll yourself. This tcooll is a more beginners tcooll. It is easy to use, but looses a bit of its freedom just because it is easy.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite? … 7022702299

 

Vue d'esprit 5

Similar to bryce. This is a bit more advanced tcooll. It's deffinately worth a lcoolk.

http://www.e-onsoftware.com/Products/VueIndex.php

 

Other

 

GifOptimizer

Create smaller .gif files!

http://chemware.co.nz/tgo.htm

 

JPG Cleaner

Cleans up .jpg files!

http://www.rainbow-software.org/program … %20Cleaner

 

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Plug-ins and filters

 

Kpt Effects, Developed by Corel for its procreat brand.

It features effects such as; Fractal effects, texture and pattern tools, a lightning-creation tcooll where u can actually controll every aspect of the lightning bold, And even the common Liquidizer.

 

Knockout, from procreat, a tcooll for quick and highly accurate masking. With this u can "knock out" fine details like liquid, ice, hair, smoke, or firemore easily then with ordinary tools.

www.procreat.com

 

Cinematte from Digital Dominion is another plug-in for Photoshop that allows blue and green screen compositing of objects or people into sticl photographs, 3D rendered backgrounds and more.

www.members.aol.com/dgdominion

 

Alien Skin Software has produced a number of plug-in packages for editing programs. The most notable being Eye Candy, which features tools for creating fire, smoke, fur, and a host of other effects.

www.alienskin.com

 

Flaming Pear is another great developer of plug-ins. Glitterato adds starts and nebulas, Lunar cell creats instant planets, while Solar Cell allows the creation Of fantastic suns. Or at least this is what i am told lol.

Other Flaming pear plug-ins, such as BladePro or SuperBlaePro, add textures, bevels, and mirror-like reflectinos to objects, whole Flood Inundates ur seane with a deluge of water.

www.flamingpear.com

 

Digimation which offers hundreds of 3D plug-ins and objects for users of 3Ds Max. It develops it own tools as well as selling plug-ins from third-party developers.

www.digimation.com

 

Dark Art

Resources and Tutorials

 

Textures:

 

- http://hybel.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://stock-lobster.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://temabinastock.deviantart.com/

- http://lebstock.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://bstocked.deviantart.com/gallery

- http://sh4vo.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://cranial-bore.deviantart.com/gallery

- http://koopseht.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://selj.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://zombiestock.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://charlotte-dreams.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://neb8stock.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://flosaurus.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://defmunky.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://redhairtie.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://sundel.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://della-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://jensstockcollection.deviantart.com/gallery/

- http://suriastock.deviantart.com

- http://resurgere.deviantart.com

- http://stock-feratu.deviantart.com

- http://www.imageafter.com

- http://www.mayang.com/textures

- http://nemmy-stock.deviantart.com

- http://www.photobreed.com (Free release packs )

- http://deathangel.deviantart.com

- http://n-gon-stock.deviantart.com

- http://neubie.deviantart.com

- http://inspirastock.deviantart.com

- http://t-gar-stock.deviantart.com

- http://www.sxc.hu

 

Stocks:

 

Female:

- http://neebow-stock.deviantart.com

- http://blue-stock.deviantart.com

- http://outofstars.deviantart.com

- http://inspirastock.deviantart.com

- http://xstockx.deviantart.com

- http://browse.deviantart.com/stockart/w … p;limit=24

Male:

- http://pdtnc.deviantart.com

- http://stock-feratu.deviantart.com

- http://t-gar-stock.deviantart.com

- http://browse.deviantart.com/stockart/m … p;limit=24

 

Brushes:

 

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/7190969/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/9612106/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/5788524/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/742153/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/6104781/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/3935857/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/1056798/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/6334929/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/5245929/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/4992490/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/10121153/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/4539182/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/6997870/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/5992934/

- http://www.deviantart.com/view/4069917/

- http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/ … p;limit=24

 

 

Tutorials:

 

Texturing With Displacement Maps

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/11869176/

 

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Using Layer Adjustments, Layer Masks, and Clipping Masks

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/12187179/

 

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How To Make Tubes

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/11561275/

 

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Beautiful Eyes 101

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/8820574/

 

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Dark Art Tutorial 1: Dark Angel

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4139964/

 

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Basics of Photomanipulation

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4759573/

 

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Dark Art Tutorial 2: Dark Angel

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4573596/

 

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'Ziel Doder' TUTORIAL - one of my fav. tuts

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/9514222/

 

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Airbrushing Tutorial

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/1615957/

 

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Bionic's Home Tutorial - one of my fav. tuts

 

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4442159/

 

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Dark Photomanip Tutorial

 

http://www.blizzhackers.com/viewtopic.php?t=215976

 

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Nebu Dark Tutorial 1: Tempus Fugit

 

http://nebu.twistedrealmz.com/gallery/t … it_tut.jpg

 

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Nebu Dark Tutorial 2: Huge Eyes

 

 

http://nebu.twistedrealmz.com/gallery/t … es_tut.jpg

 

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Texturing and Layer Masks

 

http://www.kyscorp.com/tutorials/photos … 0heart.php

 

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Dark Photomanipulation

 

http://www.webdesignstudien.de/webdesig … rkart.html

 

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Easy Dark Art Tutorial

 

http://www.visualdesigncore.com/showthread.php?t=18

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Alrite Div, to save space i deleted this post and put in the first one - Flirch

 

ps.gave you some credit too

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good stuff

 

 

Deviant art has alot

 

and i know a forum called chaosgfx or something

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lmao div ur sig, ive seen a tutorial for that nice outcome though...

should see his new one :D

 

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i didnt do that tag from a tut either... Someone showed me that tut a couple days ago, and i admit while the color and the render are the same, the techniques used are completely different. If you know me, you know that i dont do tuts anyways

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i didnt do that tag from a tut either... Someone showed me that tut a couple days ago, and i admit while the color and the render are the same, the techniques used are completely different. If you know me, you know that i dont do tuts anyways

 

 

um i believe it was me who showed u the tut :hi:

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wtf are you talking about? You sure it wasnt the ripper you showed it to? Ive only ever made 1 tag from a tut, and its long since been deleted off my comp and it was only a gesture of kindness.

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