Understanding Basic UV Mapping in Maya

Texture mapping is just like gift-wrapping a box. It is very necessary to have a real life feel of a 3D object. UV mapping is nothing but a 3D model…


Tips for Stunning Portrait

25 Tips for Stunning Portrait 1. Alter your perspective, completely changing the angle that you shoot from can give your portrait a wow factor. 2. Play with eye contact. 3.…


How to Create Chocolate Text in Photoshop

How to Create Chocolate Text in Photoshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYN31k1ZRQc Create a delicious chocolate text effect using Layer Styles and a bit of masking in Photoshop. Tools used in this tutorial: The…


Truth Behind Online Photos

Truth Behind Online Photos https://youtu.be/zBJw842tsYU Hồ Anh Đức of Vietnam created this humorous video that shows the “truth” behind those…


23 Ninja Tips for Street Photography

23 Ninja Tips for Street Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4uUjLt22gE Here’s a short and sweet 4-minute video that’s packed with 23 different “ninja tips” that can help you in your street photography (or…


Animation Principles

12 Principles of Animation Disney’s 12 Fundamental Principles of Animation is a set of principles of animation introduced by the Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in their 1981…


Best DSLR Video Settings For Canon Cameras

More and more DSLR users are utilising the ability that their cameras have to shoot high quality video – but what settings should you use to ensure you get the…


Adobe Illustrator keyboard Shortcuts

Function Keys F1 – Help F2/F3/F4 – Cut / Copy / Paste F5 – Show/hide Brushes panel F6 – Show/hide Color panel F7 – Show/hide Layers panel F8 – Create…


How to Carve Wood in Photoshop

How to Carve Wood in Photoshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbdmSV23Wc Tools used in this tutorial: The Type Tool: Click and type! If you’ve ever used a word processing application, you already know how…


Don’t be afraid of the blank sheets by Ricky Nierva

Don’t be afraid of the blank sheets by Ricky Nierva https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbCaLlnyuwM Ricky Vega Nierva Art Director / Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios Video from TEDxAthens conference.


3ds Max Most Wanted Plugins

Multiscatter It’s a fabulous scattering tool that works with V-Ray and Mental Ray both. We know that even with identical objects, the file size grows and grows, especially in a…


Pixar’s Non-Commercial RenderMan Now Free !!!

The much awaited Pixar’s RenderMan is now freely available for all non-commercial purposes. Now you can do your personal projects, research, evaluation, development or use it for student purpose without…


50 Reasons Why You Should Date an Artist

50 Reasons Why You Should Date an Artist. 1. They are very weird people. 2. You will never understand their gifts. 3. They believe that undo should be part of…


How To Draw ‘Frozen’s Anna

How To Draw ‘Frozen’s Anna Character artist Brian James Fichtner previously gave us a tutorial on how to draw Olaf. This time, he’s back to share how to draw one…