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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Digital Illustration Using Birds - Screencast25
    "This tutorial is all about creating an illustration using just a few stock images of birds. The composition is quite simple, but with a little inspiration you can create something really nice. I would like to thank Flavius for giving me a hand with this - much appreciated!" Constantin PotoracRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing TechniquesPreview
    The traditional form of drawing and sketching is a highly sought after skill. Develop your personal drawing abilities by following this collection of 40 great tutorials on advanced drawing techniques, including general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art and some methods for transforming your creations into digital format.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    VFX Tip: Compositing Fog or MistCompositingfog preview
    Compositing fog elements seems like a pretty straightforward thing to do in After Effects. Shoot or render your fog element against black, and then Add or Screen it on top of your footage, right? Wrong. This method is incorrect. Daniel Broadway goes over why.Read More…
  • Code
    You Still Can't Create a jQuery Plugin?200x200
    It's tough. You read tutorial after tutorial, but they all assume that you know more than you actually do. By the time you're finished, you're left feeling more confused than you initially were. Why did he create an empty object? What does it mean when you pass "options" as a parameter? What do "defaultsettings" actually do? Never fear; I'm going to show you exactly how to build your own "tooltip" plugin, at the request of one of our loyal readers. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Three-Color Illustration for Screen PrintingDesign and illustration
    This tutorial shows step-by-step how to create separated artwork for a screen printed T-shirt.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an Advanced “Poll” jQuery PluginCode
    In this tutorial we’re going to be creating a jQuery plugin from start to finish; this plugin will allow us (or other developers) to easily add a simple poll widget to a web page or blog. By poll widget, I mean an area in which a question is posed which visitors are encouraged to answer. Once they have answered the question the results of the poll will then be displayed.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Print-Ready Accordion Fold Document in Adobe InDesignDesign and illustration
    Walk through the creation of an Accordion Fold Document InDesign document. This tutorial is targeted at the beginner to intermediate level designer. Delve into the details of numerous settings and learn a professional workflow for exporting documents for print.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Make Stock Loops Sound Unique with Rhythm Treatments in LogicThumb
    Logic Studio provides fantastic value for the hobbyist and professional musician alike. With over 18,000 loops, it also provides a huge variety of samples that can be used to lay the foundations of new songs, beats and scores. That said, it is easy, in the world of digital audio, to become a victim of 'preset-itis' - using loops, samples, and software instrument presets that can be heard throughout today's film, television and popular music. With just a few simple tricks up your sleeve, however, you can turn boring, heard-it-a-million-times presets and turn them into something unique.Read More…
  • Code
    Chatting With Chris CoyierChristhumbnail
    Many of us here at Nettuts+ are big fans of Chris Coyier and his work on Throughout the years Chris has published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers and developers improve their skills. Today, we will sit down with the man behind these articles, and chat with him about CSS, design, and life in the town of Portland.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Angry-Clean Bar of Vector Soap200soap
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a bar of soap and give it a retro look. This isn't just any soap though, but vector soap that has a stylistic nod to Fight Club. I am jacks clean, calm, vector rage! Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Meet the New Tuts+200
    Today across the Tuts+ network we're rolling out some changes to our brand and how our sites work together. These changes include a rebrand of our logos, a shift from multiple domain names to a single top level domain, a universal Plus membership, a Plus Affiliate Program, updated Plus interface, a Twitter Tuts+ news stream and a new site complete with a rearrangeable dashboard. In other words, a whole bunch of stuff!Read More…
  • Code
    How to Create Your First Joomla Template200x200
    In this tutorial , you will learn about the basics of a Joomla template, and create one from scratch. We will quickly go through installing a local server and Joomla itself, and then create a basic functioning template.Read More…