All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Our First Anniversary!Anniversary
    Time really does fly by. Exactly one year ago today, our CEO, Collis Ta'eed, launched Nettuts+. 322 postings later, we have the honor of writing for 34,000+ RSS subscribers. Though I wasn't here at the very beginning, I do remember reading that first "Launch" posting - completely oblivious to the possibility that I might be running the site in just a few months time. To celebrate, let's browse through some of the notable postings/events from this last year. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type ToolPreview
    Who doesn't know the Type Tool? This is maybe one of the most powerful and useful tools of Photoshop. We've all used it at least once, but do you know all its potential? That's why I decided to write a comprehensive guide about Photoshop's Type tool, including do's and don'ts of the most important features of this tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Gothic Looking Card Deck - Screencast004 card deck
    "In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an awesome card deck design. You'll create our own brushes and design elements to achieve a cool looking card. Let's get started!" - Simona PfreundnerRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Gothic Looking Card Deck200carddeck
    In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an awesome card deck design. You'll create our own brushes and design elements to achieve a cool looking card. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Become an ExpressionEngine Superstar in 5 Days: Part 2200x200
    Continuing on from part 1 in this series -- where we briefly looked at why we would consider paying for a CMS, then went on to install EE and have a look around -- we will now delve much deeper into what makes ExpressionEngine such a powerful CMS. Many people are put off by its steeper learning curve; today's tutorial will try and alleviate some of those worries. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy IllustrationFinal 11
    Here is another illustration I have worked on with Toma Alin Gabriel. Worked on this piece with a lot of images and I would also like to thank the photographers for giving us permission to use their stuff. In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn a Professional Workflow for Illustrating a Comic-Style Header ImagePreview
    In this tutorial, we'll review a professional workflow for illustrating website header images in comic style, which are destined to integrate into Wordpress themes. This is a great way to make your blog stand out and get promoted on the top web design galleries. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XMLPreview
    In this screencast I'll show you how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to grab the images from an xml file. We'll keep the FLA empty except for the path to our Document Class and also create a custom class that will act as the engine for the slideshow. This is a file you can use over and over again, I hope you find it useful!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Social Network Using Joomla!Joomla
    Social network implementation has become a necessity for successful websites. Joomla!, the popular Open-Source CMS, has some great and affordable ways to bring your site to the social networking level. Let's review how.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Process of Score Composition, Part 1Thumb
    This tutorial marks the first in a series of tutorials on composition - specifically composition that might be appropriate for film and television. In this piece, we'll talk a bit about the philosophy behind this particular series of tutorials, and get into the process of composition itself.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Zach Bush InterviewP
    Zach Bush is a self proclaimed perfectionist, and we can not help but see perfection in his artwork. Zach has an amazing gift for creating realistic, detailed and original illustrations that not a lot of designers can really match. In this interview Zach will give the readers some sound advice on how to improve, and progress as an artist. So let's start the interview!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Rod HuntThumbnail
    We are pleased to bring you an interview with Rod Hunt, who is a London based illustrator. This talented artist has an extensive portfolio and has successfully represented clients like BBC, British Airways, Maxim, IKEA, Vodafone, and more. He's designed the cover art for the widespread publication "Change the World 9 to 5′ "His illustrations have a colorful retro-isometric style with detailed character filled landscapes. So without further ado, let's have a chat with him!Read More…