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  • Design & Illustration
    Designing a Typographic Concept PosterPreview
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    In this tutorial I will take you through a few steps that will show you how I created a poster design. This illustration was created for a contest started by UPrinting Design over at You The Designer. I was one of the lucky winners. Also, because of the requests to write a tutorial on this design, I made some changes to it, and I decided to show you the design process behind this piece.Read More…
  • Code
    20 Excellent AJAX Effects You Should KnowAjax20prev
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    There are a few special techniques or effects that can spice up just about any web page. These are the top 20 Ajax effects that every web developer should know. They're essential parts of any web developer's toolbox. If you haven't seen them yet, you no doubt will in your future web development endeavors.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Dynamic Lighting in Photoshop20
    In this tutorial I will show you how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It’s very easy and fast! From flat photo to uniquely lighted style.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Plastic Text in Photoshop19
    Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferrable.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Photoshop Natural Resources and Green InspirationPreview
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    For graphic designers, nature is often an excellent source of inspiration. Sometimes those things not created by man showcase more beauty and style than we would have imagined. In modern web and graphic design, the natural elements of trees, leaves, and grass are a recurring theme. Fortunately, designers have unlimited potential for using Photoshop to create stunning artwork depicting nature. In this post, we'll take a look at inspirational website designs and photos, as well as some tutorials and free brushes that can help you to easily integrate these elements into your own work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Swirly Type TreatmentPreview
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    In this Illustrator tutorial I will show you how to create a swirly type treatment. With a free font, some brushes, and gradients you can easily create this type treatment. Moreover, you can apply these techniques to other type treatments, logos, and illustrations as well.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Create a Multisample 'Bottle' Instrument in Logic Pro 8Bottle
    In the last EXS tutorial, we looked at the basic steps needed to build a unique sampled instrument using Logic’s EXS Sampler. This tutorial will take it to the next level as we learn how to build a more complex instrument using multiple samples. Several months back my friend and colleague Michael Teoli and I were sitting around the kitchen when we started to tap on empty glass bottles. As I’m sure all of you have done at some point, we started to “play” the bottles and see what tunes we could come up with. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could sample these bottles and make them into an instrument?” we wondered, and on went the lightbulb above our heads. Enter EXS. Read More…
  • Code
    The Best Ways to Fight Spam200x200
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    Spam is one of the major pitfalls of the social web. According to sites such as Postini, 10 out of 12 email messages are spam. As if that weren't already enough to make you cringe, 1 in 39 emails contain a virus. Spam is penetrating into other regions of the Internet as well. The creators of the blogging software Wordpress report that nearly 87% of all blog comments are also spam. As messaging and communication applications proliferate throughout the web, developers and site owners have to get creative in the fight against the thousands upon thousands of unwanted messages streaming in every day. Deciding on the best method of spam prevention on your blogs, forums, or even contact forms can be difficult. In this article we will take a look at a service called Akismet and how it can help. We will also look at why some other methods of fighting spam fail. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Twisted Grooves using Recycle and ReasonTwisted
    There are a huge number of tools available for slicing and dicing loops but one of the original (and still one of the best) is Propellerheads Recycle. When the resulting .Rex files are manipulated in Reason’s Dr. Rex player great results are possible. Whether you are pretty new to these packages or you just want to get away from using library loops, using these tools to create your own mangles loops can be a great way to inject some originality into your composition.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Animating the Animate: How to Craft Creature SoundsTiger
    As with many sound design techniques, there are an infinite number of ways to create compelling creature sounds. However, as with all sound design, the best products generally result from great source material. Starting with your own recordings of animals and humans means that your product will sound unlike anyone else! In this tutorial we’ll look at a few simple techniques that can be used to create interesting creature sounds with a wide variety of uses. We’ll use Sony’s Sound Forge (we’re using version 8.0) and some of the built-in effects to create these sounds.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Basic Shoutbox with PHP and SQL200x200
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    In this tutorial, we will be creating a basic 'Shoutbox' system with PHP. Aimed at beginners to PHP development, this allows you to get your feet wet working with databases before moving on to some of the more advanced PHP tutorials here at NETTUTS.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sleek Vector Multimedia DeviceDesign and illustration
    This tutorial will show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a multimedia device. This tutorial will make light use of Illustrators 3D capabilities but focuses more on traditional drawing. We'll also cover how to shade and create logical reflections.Read More…