All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    How to Use Ableton’s Beat Repeat Effect for Live PerformanceThumb
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    It’s not exactly news that a lot of people see Ableton Live as one of the best pieces of software for live performance. After relying on Live and a laptop for loads of gigs around the globe, I can fully recommend it as a tool capable of delivering the results. The interface is clear and luckily it hasn’t crashed on me yet. With so many effects to choose from I’ve decided to cover one that has seemed to remain a constant crowd pleaser throughout my live career and that’s the extremely usable ‘Beat repeat’ effect. I’ll walk through how to map its key parameters to a control surface and then show some quick examples of how it can be tweaked with only a few knobs for maximum impact when playing live.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    18+ Sources of Inspiration from Coffee, Ink, Blood and other StainsPreview
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    Artists can get inspiration from just about anything. Stains appear all over the place, on walls, furniture, clothing and paper. We can replicate the look of a stain to create added intrigue in a piece of art - an effect which is very popular with grunge style design. In this post, we'll take a look at the use of stains as inspiration, as well as some resources that can be used to add stains to your own work.Read More…
  • Code
    Extending SimplePie to Parse Unique RSS Feeds200x200
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    A few days ago, as I prepared our Create a Slick Flickr Gallery with SimplePie tutorial, it occurred to me that we haven't posted many articles that covered SimplePie. Considering how fantastic a library it is, I think it's time to take a closer look. We'll be looking at a more advanced feature that allows you to extend the built-in item class to allow for the parsing of complicated RSS feeds. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    High-Res Card and Paper TexturesCapthumb200
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    Texture Resolution: 3264 pixels by 2448 pixelsNo. in set: 8Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #5: Presbycusis by Jeffrey JamesWorkshop
    Recently we posted about our new weekly feature, Workshops. This is how it works: you upload your tracks, and each week we publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song. Here's our fifth, Presbycusis by Jeffrey James.Read More…
  • Code
    What You Must Know About the New Safari 4 Beta200x200
    Apple released Safari 4 Beta last Tuesday, for both Mac and Windows users. The updated browser received a UI update, many major improvements under the hood, and plenty of new features to play with. The new browser passes the ACID2 and ACID3 tests with a score of 100, and contains a few next-generation technologies that web developers will love, once we can take advantage of them. Let's take a look at what's new. Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slick Flickr Gallery with SimplePie200x200
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    I've wanted to write a tutorial for quite some time now, and APIs have always been a particular interest of mine. So with my wife's recent foray into photography, I decided a Flickr tutorial would be first cab off the rank! Using RSS, Flickr and jQuery all together was pretty fun too.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Paint Psychedelically in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll be using illustrator to create psychedelic reptile art. I'll show you my process for using overlapping vector shapes to create a painterly style illustration. You can view more of this style of artwork on my portfolio site. Let's get started on this tutorial!Read More…
  • Code
    How to Code a Fun To-Do List With PHP and AJAXCode
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    For this week's Tuts+ Premium tutorial, we'll be working with many different technologies. Ultimately, we'll be building a to-do list that will allow you, or your user, to create, update, and delete items asynchronously. To accomplish our task, we'll be using PHP and jQuery's AJAX capabilities. I think you'll find that it's not quite as hard as you might initially think. I'll show you exactly how!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    GraphicRiver - A Graphic Art Department At Your Fingertips200
    Today I'm very excited to announce that we're taking the lid off our newest Envato Marketplace: GraphicRiver, a marketplace for premium design components like Layered Photoshop Graphics, Vector Illustrations, Icons, and Adobe Add-ons like Brushes, Patterns and Textures at very affordable prices. You could almost say it's like having a graphic art department at your fingertips!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Manage & Process Sub-Bass FrequenciesThumb
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    Whether you are looking to add or remove sub-bass frequencies from your mix, it's essential you're armed with the right tools and techniques. Everything from a simple EQ to multi-band treatments and enhancers can be used, so there are certainly a few routes to choose from here. If you are in the business of creating club music of any kind, nailing these all important lows is a must. Get it right and your track will rock, leave them unchecked and your mix is in danger of becoming colored and your master distorted and quiet.Read More…
  • Code
    Top 50 Wordpress TutorialsWp preview
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    As a web developer, you can broaden your potential client base and add value for existing clients by listing 'Wordpress' as an area of expertise. Of course, unless you want to bluff your way through jobs, you'd better have the skill to back-up that claim. This collection will help.Read More…