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  • Design & Illustration
    Create a 3D Push Pin and a Paper Note in IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll show the beginning Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a 3D push pin with the 3D Revolve Tool. We'll learn how to apply highlights and create shadows for a more realistic effect and add a paper note to itRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest Winners!Contests
    The winners of the Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest are in. The winning entries stand out as both remarkable designs and well written tutorials. Let's check out who walked away with the prizes. Great job to everyone who participated! We had quite a few participants for such a short contest.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Make a Punchy Rock Drum Beat Using Reason's RedrumRedrumrock
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    Reason is used by musicians across many genres; not just electronica artists, but rockers, folk artists and pop bands, too. I know one punk rock band that sold pretty well a few years back using completely programmed drums, and surprisingly nobody ever noticed—I’ll spare their reputation the damage and keep the band’s name to myself. The point is that Reason is flexible and useful for all musicians. If you’ve got an itch to ditch your drummer, here’s how to program a rock beat using ReDrum, Reason’s resident drum machine.Read More…
  • Business
    Freelancing 911: Turn Your Business Around With Cold-callsActions
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    Okay, admit it: Business has been slow. And you’re wondering how you can turn things around. A quick Internet search will reveal an abundance of business turnaround advice. Quite often, you’ll find a checklist of things to do. But, trouble is, some of those to-dos won’t show results for years. I’m referring to things like joining and getting active in business organizations, speaking to groups, seeking publicity, and cultivating others for referrals. In addition to the not-so-helpful checklists, there’s the Perfectionist Trap. You know you’ve been snared when you’re spending hours, if not days, on creating the ultimate advertisement, postcard, flyer, website, or anything else that you think will improve your business. I know the Perfectionist Trap very well. And I’ve learned is that it’s a luxury I can’t afford. It takes too much time away from finding new clients. But what kind of new clients? If you’re feeling as desperate as I was a year ago, you may be tempted to open the phone book to the letter “A” and start dialing the first business name you see. And Martha’s Voice of Experience is here to say,“Not so fast! You have some planning to do first.” I’m going to take you through a five-step process that I’m using to turn my business around. We’ll do some planning in the first step, and then we’ll take action.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Making A TUTS Style Shield in IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial, we're going to use Path Tools to draw a shield. Then using some gradients, we're going to give it a metallic edge and shiny center. Collis originally made this design when making the default User Comment Icons for the TUTS sites. This tutorial shows you how to create a similar design using Illustrator, rather than Photoshop. Here is the link to the original Photoshop tutorial for comparison.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Create a Triggered Noise Gate Effect in LogicNgpreview
    The use of Gate Effects has become increasingly prevalant in today's music scene. Typically used for supressing noise, gates are also useful creative tools for creating choppy, glitch effects. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a triggered noise gate effect in Logic Pro (though the principles would be the same in any DAW).Read More…
  • Code
    Wordpress Sidebar Turned Apple-Flashy Using jQuery UI200x200
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    Apple have always been Gods in terms of the way they present themselves and their products. I just love the sidebar on the Apple Startpage, and wanted to use the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI to achieve this! As if that's not enough for me, I want to be able to show and hide it at my pleasure as well. I'm gonna show you how!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest!Preview wiki
    First, let's announce that we have a new Photoshop Wiki. Thanks to Joel Falconer and Easton Ellsworth for all their hard work. To get the ball rolling with this we're announcing the Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest! We have three USD$100 Amazon Gift Vouchers to give away. Also, it's really simple to participate and quality for the prizes. Good luck to everyone and I'll see you at the Wiki.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Seven Helpful Techniques That Every Adobe Illustrator Artist Should KnowPreview
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    Let's look at seven useful Illustrator techniques to accomplish easily. These may seem tedious to resolve issues for the beginning Illustrator user. While many of these techniques are rudimentary, even advanced artists may learn a tip or two they didn't know.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn PHP from Scratch: A Training Regimen200
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    Holding the title of "number one", PHP is the most popular language among developers. Even still, many prefer different languages. Yours truly, for example, is most comfortable when working in the ASP.NET environment. However, because of the enormous success of Wordpress, more and more developers have decided to expand their horizons and learn yet another language.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    3D Transform a Colorful Cube DesignPreview200x200
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    A while ago Sean posted a very interesting article called 6 Techniques to Compose Your Work Using Repeating Shapes and Flexible Patterns. I carefully examined the articled and got inspired by a great artist named Guilherme Marconi. In this tutorial, you'll learn one way to create a design using repeating elements in a style inspired by him.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Grunge Style Talking Skull in VectorPreview
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    In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a grungy skull illustration using an image and some freebies around the web. These techniques can be easily applied to other grungy illustrations, and not only skulls. You'll learn some useful techniques in this tutorial.Read More…