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  • Code
    Intro to Flash Camo: Part 1Preview 1
    Welcome to an introduction of the Flash Camouflage Framework. Flash Camo (for short) is a graphics framework that is broken down into 3 core areas: "Decals", the "CSS Parser", and the "CamoDisplay". These systems can be used individually or combined to fit your needs. When used together they form a powerful set of tools to help skin and style any Flash application. With Camo's modular approach, you can use as little or as much of the framework as you want. In this two part tutorial we're going to build a simple website to show how easy it is to incorporate Flash Camo into your next project.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a 3D Vector Film Roll, Drawn In PerspectivePreview
    In this tutorial, I'm going to share with you how to draw a realistic film roll, drawn in perspective. You should already be familiar with using the Pen Tool, Ellipses and Gradients. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Art of Combining Instruments and SoundsThumb
    Finding the right combination of instruments and sounds is an art form, and takes the same creative energy as choosing the right chord, creating a beautiful melody or writing engaging lyrics. A lot of time should be spent in choosing the sounds and instruments you will use in a recording, and how those sounds relate to one another. The instruments you use can define your sound.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Sketchbook - Screencast007 sketch book
    "In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a customizable vector sketchbook. This intermediate tutorial uses some basic shapes, Shear transforms, and Effects to create a leather texture. Let’s get started!" - RypeRead More…
  • Code
    Design and Code a Slick Website from Scratch – <br />Part I200x200
    With the Internet becoming more and more popular every minute, a great-looking website is somewhat of a must-have. You could obviously pay a web designer to design one for you, but wouldn't it be really cool to design and code it yourself? "Difficult", you may say; but it's actually not too hard once you've learned how to do it! In this first part, you'll learn how to design a neat-looking website that you can easily adapt to your business. It’s time to get started! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    15 Great Resources for Learning Adobe InDesignPreview
    Alright vector lovers, let's turn on multiple-pages 'eh! Adobe Illustrator is great, it's my favorite program actually, but even with the new Artboards feature in CS4 it just doesn't compare to InDesign for creating multi-page documents. If you've been meaning to get started with InDesign, but have put it off for whatever reason, well now is the time to get stared! This article rounds up a bunch of great resources on learning Adobe InDesign, which will get users started and keep intermediate users growing. And for any of you advanced InDesign users out there, or professional InDesign craftsmen, drop us a line because we're looking to add more InDesign resources to Vectortuts+. Now let's review these InDesign resources!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    45 Step-by-Step Tutorials on Web Design with PhotoshopWebtuts prev
    While many web designers create mockups in Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver, no design program gives you quite so much control as Adobe Photoshop. The lessons collected here will show you how to create gorgeous and functional complete websites, blogs, layouts, nav menus and headers in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Code
    NetBeans Twilight Theme!200x200
    Those of you who follow us on Twitter might be aware that I've recently become smitten with Netbeans. Personally, when coding, I prefer to use a dark theme. It's less harsh on my eyes. Unfortunately, there simply aren't many available for Netbeans. After an hour or so of searching, I was able to find exactly one theme -- which was mostly specific to Ruby. So, I took it upon myself to convert the popular Twilight theme to Netbeans/PHP! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    5 Ways to Get More Life Out of a Song After It's FinishedThumb
    We all know that writing and producing music takes a lot of work. From coming up with the initial ideas to making everything sound great, hours and hours of labor go into the process. Rather than putting yourself through the struggle of staring at a blank page or session every time you want to write something new, use these tips to get more mileage out of the music you've already poured your heart into.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Tell Us What You Want & Win 1 Year of Plus200
    Audio Premium is a great value program that provides you with in-depth tutorials and royalty-free sample packs each month, and gives you access to the content from all our other Premium programs. We want to make it even better for you — leave a comment providing us with some feedback and you might just win a year of Premium. More details after the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Questions for the Editor of Psdtuts+ and Vectortuts+P
    Most of you already know who Sean Hodge is, but for those that don't, he is the editor for Psdtuts+ as well as Vectortuts+. I will soon be conducting an interview with Sean about running these two blogs and I need your help. So read along about all the details and help us make this a great interview!Read More…
  • Business
    How to Get (and Leverage) Glowing TestimonialsWordofmouth
    Word of mouth works! A potential client hears rave reviews about your products and services from someone they trust. The advertising is believable and motivating. And it doesn't cost you anything - other than consistently delivering a service that keeps your clients happy and coming back for more. It's surprisingly effective. One of my freelancing spheres is computer support to small businesses and home users. Over two years ago I reached the limits of my availability, and stopped advertising. Since then I have continued to receive hours of work most weeks purely from word of mouth. Two friends will be chatting over coffee. One will mention computer problems, the other will mention me, and another job is in the bag. But word-of-mouth advertising reaches a very limited set of people. It only reaches as far as the friends of your clients, and only when there is a knowledge of their need for your services. That's where testimonials come in. They take word-of-mouth advertising, and make it more accessible.Read More…