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November, 2010

Grab the AudioJungle Podcast Now!  

by posted in Podcasts
Nov 25

AudioJungle has its very own podcast! Have you heard it yet? The AudioJungle Podcast is a totally free, non-stop, 30-minute mix of some of the best audio available for download on

Here’s some quick to read information on the AudioJungle podcast;

  • Over 30+ minutes of non-stop AudioJungle dance/trance tracks mixed together
  • Great way of discovering new music on AudioJungle
  • Perfect for the commute to and from work, on a long run, or a workout at the gym!
  • Direct Downloads + more information available on our wiki
  • Oh – and it’s totally FREE!

You can grab the AudioJungle podcast via iTunes here! If you enjoy the AudioJungle podcast then please be sure to rate 5 stars in iTunes to help spread the word and support the AudioJungle community!

Cinema4D Project Files Are Here!  

by posted in News
Nov 24

Cinema4D Project Files Have Arrived!

That’s right people, we’ve just added the first new section to VideoHive since launch and it’s a big one!! No motion graphic arsenal is complete without 3D in some form. And while there’s a ton of available programs to pick from, Maxon’s Cinema4D seems to be the top choice for artists in this industry. That’s not to fault any other program, but in terms of functionality, ease of use, and price, Cinema4D is a rock solid application. Over the years it’s become easier and easier to use in conjunction with After Effects, and I think this tighter integration plays a large role in why it’s so loved.

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Tuts+ Marketplace Tutorial Competition: $1500 Cash and Additional Prizes  

by posted in Competitions
Nov 23


Want to know how you could win more than $1,000 worth of prizes for having your tutorial accepted on the Tuts+ Marketplace? We’re looking for marketplace author submitted content showing us how you made your high quality Envato marketplace items. We’ve got some awesome prizes lined up for numerous winners and are looking for your tutorial submissions to the Tuts+ Marketplace. Are you ready to win some top-notch prizes?

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Author Interview: ChristianKragh  

by posted in Interviews
Nov 23

Today we meet Christian Kragh (ChristianKragh) from ActiveDen – and AudioJungle.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Hi, my name is Christian Kragh and I’m a freelance Flash developer/designer. I’m also a musician and writer on the side.

Where I’m from is a complicated story and it’s the reason why I’m currently a traveling little troubadour but I’ll try to keep it quick: born in Denmark, moved to Rochester, NY immediately, 3 years later moved to Berlin, Germany, 3 years later moved back to Rochester, NY, 7 years later moved to Antwerp, Belgium, 5 years later I left home and moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 year later moved close to Birmingham, England, 1 year later I spent half a year in Sydney, Australia and the past year I’ve spent traveling around, mostly between Rochester, NY and Denmark but also Germany, France, England and other US states.

Most people ask me if I’m an army child but no, my father moved a lot working for Bausch and Lomb. I guess it was just inset by the time I left home because I found myself moving a lot without really planning for it.

Which marketplaces do you belong to? What types of files do you sell?

I belong to ActiveDen since July 2008, and joined AudioJungle in December 2009 but only recently been more active on it. I also have one file on GraphicRiver but won’t usually upload to it.

On ActiveDen, I sell AS3 files, I’d say mostly unique image viewers. I currently have 4 site templates, 13 galleries, 15 image rotators/banners/slideshows, 23 menus but a lot of these menus involve image viewers as well, then a few utilities and other files like news readers, video players, music players, maps, intros, etc, and finally I have recently uploaded 3 games. I’m currently working on a full site template with deep linking. I plan to concentrate much more on full site templates as well as games every now and again.

On AudioJungle I currently have over 35 music loops. I also have a sound effects pack with 25 interface and games sounds. My main music categories are rock, piano based and electronic music and a lot of the time I will combine them. I come from a very rock-based music background and I’ve only recently gotten into creating electronic/digital music. I do a lot of rock and metal work outside of AudioJungle but I create a lot of really soft rock, ambient guitar rock and upbeat indie type rock material for AudioJungle. I really like creating soft and slow piano pieces. I think I’m also very experimental sometimes in my music creation.

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Featured Workspace: Joel Vardy  

by posted in Community
Nov 23

Finished Bedroom 5

Phototuts+ reader Joel Vardy spends a lot of time at his computer, so he decided to make it as comfortable as possible. I think he succeeded! After his workspace was featured on Lifehacker (The Luxury Loft Desk) he wrote a detailed post on his blog explaining how he made it. Here’s a quote:

I wanted a big desk, something which would have my laptop, screens, mouse and keyboard and still have enough space to spread out papers and notes. I also wanted a double bed, yeah a lot to ask in a room with only eight square metres of floor space.

When a building needs a lot of space they build vertically, my room has a high ceiling, so I realized that was the only way I was going to get a big desk and have room to relax.

I didn’t want to just buy a loft bed, because I wanted a desk which was made for the space, something which didn’t have gaps between it and the wall, the only solution was to make a custom desk and bed.

I started off by putting together a list of the things I dislike in an office, the biggest dislikes for me are small desks where there is no space to work. I then looked around the web for inspiring and cool ideas. Some great places I found were Lifehacker and DeviantART.

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Meet the Staff: Jeffrey Way  

by posted in Team
Nov 22

Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet Jeffrey Way, who hates Vegemite and loves revenge. He also looks after CodeCanyon and Nettuts+.

What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?

The best part about working for Envato is that I don’t have to deal with typical corporate chess-play, if that makes any sense. One of my favorite movies, Office Space, jokes about this hierarchy a lot:

Peter: And here’s something else, Bob: I have eight different bosses right now.
Bob: I beg your pardon?
Peter: Eight bosses.
Bob: Eight?
Peter: Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it.

With Envato, that’s a non-issue. Oh sure, I have bosses; but, at this company, you’re given enough rope to lead your site/marketplace/job how you feel is best. It’s important that the directors do this, because it builds up a great deal of loyalty on our parts.

In terms of the jobs that I’ve had with Envato, well that’s mostly remained consistent. I began my career with Envato around mid-2008, when I became the editor of Nettuts+. I believe, back then, I spelled it “NETTUTS.” At that point in time, Envato was Eden, Cyan was the Tuts manager, ActiveDen was FlashDen, Tuts+ was just a handful of blogs, and Collis was still contributing lots of tutorials!

Along the way, I became the manager of ThemeForest for a couple years. Currently, I head up our coding marketplace, CodeCanyon. And get ready folks; 2011 will be a big year for this site. Next on the list, we’re about to take the mobile world by storm!

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Featured Site:  

by posted in General
Nov 22
2010 is the best place to go to get an overview of our tutorial sites. Have you visited yet?

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. At Tuts+ we believe in getting the best to share their skills and techniques. Whether it’s industry professionals and experts or skilled amateurs who have a trick to blow you away, anyone who’s good enough can write for a Tuts+ site.

We offer sites on a range of creative niches including Photoshop and Graphics, Vectors and Illustration, Web Development and Design, Motion Graphics, Flash and ActionScript, Computer Graphics, Photography and Audio Production. Select a site from the Our Sites navigation above.

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This Week at Envato  

by posted in General, News
Nov 19

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, things have really started to gear-up in the Envato office. Here’s a quick run down of some of the awesome stuff that has been happening in the world of Envato this week.
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Free Vector Holiday and Christmas Illustrations  

by posted in Free Files
Nov 19
Free Vector Illustrations

Free Vector Illustrations from Kailoon and GraphicRiver

Once again the holiday season is upon us, and as we did last year, we’re giving away some really fantastic free vector illustrations by our very own Kai Loon. This year we’ve got some ‘holiday’ themed illustrations, but you can still get last year’s Free Christmas Illustrations as well.

The files are super handy if you need to make some quick holiday season promo materials or for all sorts of other projects. They are completely free, though a link back to the page is appreciated. Thanks to Kai Loon for his wonderful illustrative talents!

Download Free Vector Holiday Illustrations
Download Free Christmas Illustrations

And on the subject of freebies, don’t forget you can get some Free Web Icons that Turbomilk did for us last year too. More freebies coming soon!!!

Freebie Friday: Wunderlist  

by posted in Free Files
Nov 19

Recently iPhone.AppStorm editor Joshua Johnson introduced me to Wunderlist, a free cross-platform GTD tool currently in beta. I have to say, I’m impressed!

Wunderlist is currently available for Mac and Windows, and a mobile (iPhone) version is coming soon. The app (and website) looks gorgeous, has a simple, usable interface, and has all the basic features you need for GTD. Give it a go!

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