All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Can of Beans by Mapping Vectors to a 3D ObjectPreview
    Illustrator has offered a range of 3D tools for some time and this tutorial aims to get you started familiarizing yourself with them. We'll be creating a can of beans, built entirely from vectors, using the Symbols palette, the Extrude tool and Illustrator's Image Mapping. Enjoy!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Create a Vocal Glitch Sequence09 vocalglitch
    Glitch processing is a popular technique in contemporary electronic music. Although this method can be used on any sound it is often most effective when applied to vocal sounds. In this tutorial, Mo Volans shows you how...

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  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Coffee Cup with InkscapeInkscapecup400
    Inkscape is an open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator and other programs for creating vector graphics. In this first Inkscape tutorial for Vectortuts+, we'll create a beautiful coffee cup and show off some of Inkscape's features. We'll mostly be drawing shapes and using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you're familiar with Illustrator or a similar program, you should be able to follow along relatively easily.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    10 Techniques That are Essential For Successful Photo Manipulation ArtworkPreview
    Photo manipulation techniques can be difficult master, but not hard to experiment with. Once you get the hang of it, anyone can transport their dreams onto the computer screen using Photoshop. For beginners in this field, there are ten main points to consider in photo manipulation. Let's review these to help you make successful photo manipulation based artwork.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Animating the Inanimate: Making Wind Come Alive05 winddesign
    For our first Sound Design tutorial, we'll introduce the concept of 'Animating the Inanimate'. We'll make a wind sample 'come alive' by using EQ, convolution, reverb and some simple editing tricks in our DAW/multitracker. We will continue to revisit the theme of 'Animating the Inanimate' over time, giving you a wide variety of tips and tricks for breathing life into your sound effects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    18 of the Best Photoshop Videos Online200
    Photoshop's all about the visuals, so it's no surprise that it makes for some good videos. Today Psdtuts+ is launching it's video addition to the sidebar and video channel at Vimeo, so what better time to take a look at some of the great PSD Videos around the web! But be warned, surfing these video sites is a great way to kill your productivity!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Video Added to Psdtuts+ via Our New Vimeo Channel!Video
    When it comes to learning, everyone has their own preference, whether it's through images, words or ... by watching! That's why I'm happy to announce that we've opened a Photoshop Video Channel at the very cool Vimeo video site for anyone and everyone to contribute to!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Transforming a Daylight Image Into a Wild NightPreview
    In this tutorial we'll learn how to convert a plain daylight shot into a night shot and add some special effects to it. We'll not only turn a daylight image into a nighttime image, but we'll also add add some stormy rain to the scene.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create A Jeweled Dollar SignPreview
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Jeweled Dollar Sign. This tutorial uses some basic Illustrator features like Gradients, Offset Paths, and Divide. The image might look complicated but when you break it down, it is relatively simple, and easy to apply to other fonts and objects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Sin City Style PosterTut 200
    Sin City was a really cool movie, at least visually. I really liked the stylish scenes and colors. A few months ago I saw a poster of another Frank Miller movie called "The Spirit." The poster is titled "My City Screams." It really caught my attention because of the way the design played with typography to recreate buildings. Also, the perspective was really well done. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create that effect in Photoshop, but this time we'll use Illustrator to create the perspectives and text. I'll walk through the process of creating the effect; However, it's always good if you play around and test different settings to see how it works. That for me is the best way to learn.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Detailed Vector Traffic Light with Simple Shapes, Gradients, and GlowsTrafficlight%20preview
    In this tutorial, we'll see how creating this detailed traffic light is just a matter of building up layers of simple shapes, custom gradients, and the Outer Glow effect.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    15 Ways to Diversify Your Mix06 diversifymix
    Sometimes when you're recording an artist or a band, it's easy to fall into relaxed habits and forget how important it is to give each track its own unique flavor and excitement. It could be that you've stopped pushing yourself, or it could just be that the artist has written an album of really repetitive songs. Either way, here are 15 tips for adding some excitement and diversity to otherwise tired recordings. Photo: York Tillyer.Read More…