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  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ is Looking for Another Regular Tutorial Writer8
    Yes, we're looking for another great regular writer. Do you posses the artistic talent to create outstanding Photoshop designs, while having the ability to explain all the steps that got you to that final image? If that sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sleek, High-End Web Design from Scratch200
    In this tutorial, we'll put together a high-end Web design using a crisp, thin font, gorgeous background images, and clever use of space and layout. You can easily use the technique to create your own unique designs. Then when you're finished reading this tutorial, you can cross over to our sister site NETTUTS and follow along as we build the design into clean and simple HTML. OK let's rock'n'roll!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Sleek Portfolio Site from Scratch200
    There's nothing like building an entire site to show you a good overview of how a CSS layout should work. Over at PSDTUTS we've got a tutorial where you design up a sleek, high end web design. In this tutorial we're going to take that PSD file and build it with some nice clean HTML and CSS.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Working Within Limitations to Achieve Great DesignsPreview
    Like haiku poets, we can embrace limitations and in so doing create beautiful designs. We can choose to understand the limitations of the mediums we work within. We can also impose artificial limitations by placing structured restrictions on our work in order to create unified successful designs. Let's review some minimalist strategies for improving both: your design work and your bottom line.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The First Psdtuts+ Contest Launches!8
    We are launching the first contest here on Psdtuts+. We have some great submissions coming in regularly to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. We'd like to honor some of these top submitters by showcasing their work on the Psdtuts+ Web site and give a prize away to the entry that stands out from the crowd.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating X-Ray Style Images From Mechanical ObjectsPreview
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an X-Ray image—you know, like you see in airport scanners. You'll discover how these techniques could be applied to any mechanical object, or electronic device, like a digital camera. Additionally, you'll learn about a nondestructive Camera Raw workflow.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery200
    One of the biggest challenge to web designers is finding ways to place a lot of information on a page without losing usability. Tabbed content is a great way to handle this issue and has been widely used on blogs recently. Today we're going to build a simple little tabbed information box in HTML, then make it function using some simple Javascript, and then finally we'll achieve the same thing using the jQuery library.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Designing a Family of WebsitesWeb design
    For the most part web design isn't really about Photoshop technique, so it's always tricky writing a Photoshop tutorial on the subject. Still today I'm going to take you through a design that I recently put together.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    2 Big Announcements!Design thumb
    This week brings two big announcements for the site. First, I'm happy to welcome Sean Hodge officially as the site's new editor. And secondly, I'm also pleased to tell you that Psdtuts+ now has a sister-site at More…
  • Code
    Creating a PayPal Payment FormPaypal
    Although it can have some issues, PayPal does provide a very simple way to take payments on a website. And with a little tweaking you can easily turn a PayPal "Buy Now" button into a form where the user specifies how much they'd like to pay and what they are paying for.Read More…
  • Business
    Why Freelancers Should Watch Their Backs (And How To Turn The Threat Into An Opportunity) Watchyourback
    If you take a look back through the comments here on the 'Switch there seems to be an uneasy current of tension that appears whenever anyone mentions working with freelancers who live in less than first world countries and charge rates of $10-15 per hour (or less). You typically hear cries of "You get what you pay for", "You're exploiting them" or "You're devaluing the work of professionals in your own country"; they're classic defensive statements. The problem is that with the globalisation of the economy and the increasingly internet-enabled population in less developed countries, it's opening up many industries to growing competition from all parts of the world. And as a freelancer and business owner, it's not good enough to simply sit there and say "It's not fair"... it is what it is and only the savviest of freelancers will not only secure themselves and their business against the threat, they may even find a way of turning it to their advantage. So here's why the defensive statements just aren't going to do you any good - and how you can turn the threat into an opportunity:Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Role of Sketching in the Design Process200x200
    As a tool or skill, sketching has its role in the design process. That role will vary depending on the end-product being created, the size and scope of the project, the individual designer's style, experience, and workflow, and the client's expectations. Find out more about how sketching is used in the design process within multiple design disciplines.Read More…