All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Creating X-Ray Style Images From Mechanical ObjectsPreview
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an X-Ray image—you know, like you see in airport scanners. You'll discover how these techniques could be applied to any mechanical object, or electronic device, like a digital camera. Additionally, you'll learn about a nondestructive Camera Raw workflow.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery200
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    One of the biggest challenge to web designers is finding ways to place a lot of information on a page without losing usability. Tabbed content is a great way to handle this issue and has been widely used on blogs recently. Today we're going to build a simple little tabbed information box in HTML, then make it function using some simple Javascript, and then finally we'll achieve the same thing using the jQuery library.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Designing a Family of WebsitesWeb design
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    For the most part web design isn't really about Photoshop technique, so it's always tricky writing a Photoshop tutorial on the subject. Still today I'm going to take you through a design that I recently put together.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    2 Big Announcements!Design thumb
    This week brings two big announcements for the site. First, I'm happy to welcome Sean Hodge officially as the site's new editor. And secondly, I'm also pleased to tell you that Psdtuts+ now has a sister-site at NETTUTS.com.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating a PayPal Payment FormPaypal
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    Although it can have some issues, PayPal does provide a very simple way to take payments on a website. And with a little tweaking you can easily turn a PayPal "Buy Now" button into a form where the user specifies how much they'd like to pay and what they are paying for.Read More…
  • Business
    Why Freelancers Should Watch Their Backs (And How To Turn The Threat Into An Opportunity) Watchyourback
    If you take a look back through the comments here on the 'Switch there seems to be an uneasy current of tension that appears whenever anyone mentions working with freelancers who live in less than first world countries and charge rates of $10-15 per hour (or less). You typically hear cries of "You get what you pay for", "You're exploiting them" or "You're devaluing the work of professionals in your own country"; they're classic defensive statements. The problem is that with the globalisation of the economy and the increasingly internet-enabled population in less developed countries, it's opening up many industries to growing competition from all parts of the world. And as a freelancer and business owner, it's not good enough to simply sit there and say "It's not fair"... it is what it is and only the savviest of freelancers will not only secure themselves and their business against the threat, they may even find a way of turning it to their advantage. So here's why the defensive statements just aren't going to do you any good - and how you can turn the threat into an opportunity:Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Role of Sketching in the Design Process200x200
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    As a tool or skill, sketching has its role in the design process. That role will vary depending on the end-product being created, the size and scope of the project, the individual designer's style, experience, and workflow, and the client's expectations. Find out more about how sketching is used in the design process within multiple design disciplines.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Cartoon Grunge Web Site Layout200x200
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    Learn how to add a worn look that works well with cartoon-style graphics. Different flavors of grunge styles are popular all over the Web right now. Learn a unique approach to wear and tear that you can incorporate into your next Web site design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Part II: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part II of a two-part series. Get situated comfortably in your chair, as we pick this series up from where we left off.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Part I: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part I of a two-part series.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Stars, Planets, and Galaxies200x200
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    We've gathered some resources that will inspire you to look to the sky and beyond. This article will have you grabbing a telescope or heading over to NASA. Learn about the recent rage in space-style effects in design. Take a look at artists that have been working in this field long before Apple branded Leopard with such cool space imagery and lighting effects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    7 Principles of Effective Icon Design200x200
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    Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying. If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. This article gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit seamlessly within your designs.Read More…