Ian Yates
My name's Ian and I'm editor of Web Design content at Tuts+. Ask me anything you like about web design… I'll find someone who knows the answer.
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    50 More Flash Twitterers Worth FollowingPreview
    We love Twitter at Envato :) It's an invaluable medium keeping us up to date and in touch with our respective industries. In recognition of that, this roundup is a continuation of the 50 Flash twitterers list we posted over a year ago. This new list includes twitterers who were overlooked last time, twitterers who have since entered our radar and all of whom are regularly RT-ed by @activetuts and @activeden..Read More…
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    App Store Opens its Doors to Adobe Flash200x200
    Yesterday saw Apple announce removal of the infamous restrictions on 3rd party development tools for iOS devices. Twitter lit up, the blogosphere jumped into gear and speculation began in earnest. So what's this all about and what does it mean for Flash?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Collection of Quirky CaricaturesPreview
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    Last November we decided to round off the Tuts+ year with a bang; a huge giveaway (96 prizes, no less) to reward all the loyal Tuts+ readers. We felt it was a good opportunity to get visitors browsing the content on each and every one of the Tuts+ sites and it was high time the readers got to know who they were dealing with. We would release a series of caricatures; one of Skellie, one of Collis, one of each editor, plus some of the support and development team members. The job of producing these caricatures fell to me, and suddenly I was given the opportunity to create ridiculous drawings of all my Envato colleagues and make enemies of each one of them.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: CS5 Features for Flash UsersPreview
    The official announcement of Adobe CS5 has long been awaited, with previews and betas of Flash CS5 hitting select audiences as far back as Adobe MAX 2009. Yesterday saw the unveiling of plenty of new features (some of which, notoriously, may or may not be realized) so here's a quick run down of some features Flash users can look forward to.Read More…
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    50 Flash Twitterers Worth FollowingPreview
    There's no denying how useful Twitter can be when it comes to trawling the web for content. With that in mind, here's a quick roundup of 50 twitterers who tweet some of the most useful Flash-related content around. (It goes almost without saying; if you have any more who deserve a mention, we want to hear them!)Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Exclusive Freebie: Packaging Vector PackPreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AILicense: See Download FileRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vectortuts+ Exclusive Freebie Announcement: Packaging Vector PackPreview
    This is a new Pack of Vector Freebies is available exclusively from Vectortuts+. We have a new set of packaging vectors for you. If you're looking for high quality graphics to mock up your next client presentation with, then check out these graphics. This set of freebies is available for you to download today!Read More…
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    Vectortuts+ Freebie: Exclusive Stationery Vector PackPreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AILicense: See Download FileRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Foolproof Flowery Wallpaper PatternPreview
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    Pattern possibilities in Illustrator are endless and knowing them back-to-front can only be a good thing. The key lies in perfect tessellation and while there are several ways of achieving this, it needn't be more complicated than the following steps describe.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Nine Quick Steps to Create an Atmospheric, Misty Woodland BackdropPreview
    Backgrounds in illustration are often solely responsible for supplying the mood, without detracting from the main point of focus. The following nine steps make use of a few of Adobe Illustrators tricks to quickly demonstrate just that.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball: Part 2 - Adobe Illustrator + FlashPreview
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    This tutorial expands on techniques covered in Part 1 of the Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball series. We'll be using Illustrator's 3D tools to improve Flash's spinning movement of the bouncing ball and taking a look at working between the two applications. The steps involved can also be followed independently of Part 1.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp IllustrationPreview
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    Traditional Japanese paintings are instantly recognizable; their style, composition and colors are a dead give away. Even more so, the subject matter. Koi Carp have been painted and illustrated by the Japanese for centuries and are familiar to people all over the world. This tutorial will take the intermediate Adobe Illustrator user through the techniques and processes needed to imitate what the Japanese have perfected.Read More…