All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon CharacterPreview
    Hello fellow vector artists, I am a cartoonist/illustrator who specialized in retro style vector cartoons. You can find more of my work and books at my web site. In this tutorial, I'll show you how I use Adobe Illustrator to create vector cartoons.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Professional Tips for Improving Photoshop's PerformancePreview
    In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at the Photoshop Preferences to increase our Performance. With more and more features and important improvements, Photoshop gets more effective than ever. On the other hand, depending on the Photoshop version, features for working with 3D imagery, motion-based content, and advanced image analysis, greatly increase the requirements of both Graphics and Hardware. There’s nothing worse than being detained from your workflow because of performance deficit. That’s why you should check out this tutorial to work more efficiently without wasting your time and improve your workflow and designs!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50 Inspirational Quotes on the Art & Science of DesignMilton
    Simple quotes can hold timeless and moving lessons. As designers, we're lucky to have an exceptional pool of people who have spearheaded the industry over the years, crafting clever insights based on years of experience. Other contributors to this list aren't designers at all, but have given an outsider's fascinating insight into the world of design. Our hope is that these quotes will hope you approach your workday with a sense of inspiration and focus on what you really want to achieve.Read More…
  • Code
    Ruby on Rails for Designers200x200
    Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration. This is the way Ruby on Rails promotes itself - but in my words, it is an incredible framework that can really make your life much easier. You can learn more at their site http://rubyonrails.orgRead More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating RUN Machines in Reason’s Combinator, Pt 2Picture 0
    Reason's Combinator is a powerful device that can be used as a machine for drums and background patterns. With some routing tricks and some unusual pattern settings a Combinator Machine can evolve throughout the song. In the Part 1 of this tutorial we created a drum pattern and two pads with Auto-Pan controls. In the second part we'll incorporate more sounds, and with the use of "uneven" patterns we'll create a Combinator patch which is not just a simple loop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Wolves Digital Painting Screencast by Jonathan WoodwardWolves preview
    Jonathan walks us through an illustration he did of wolves, sharing some solid-gold tips on the digital illustration process along the way. Jonathan also talks about his journey to becoming a professional illustrator. This video is a speed painting with commentary. You'll see some great digital painting in this screencast by Jonathan Woodward, created exclusively for Psdtuts+.Read More…
  • Code
    Vote For Your Favorite Competition TemplateAnniversary
    Three weeks ago, we announced our largest competition ever. Thanks to the generosity of some great companies - including MediaTemple, E Text-Editor, Packt, etc. - we were able to offer many fantastic prizes to the winners. Today is decision day. We have the difficult task of choosing the best five templates that were submitted within this time span - and we need your help! If you're willing, please review the following submissions and leave a comment with your choices for the top five templates. We'll then combine your scores with ours and announce the winners! So put on your reviewer hat and get started! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Beatle CarPreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AI Compatible with CS4License: Personal useRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a "Bullet Time" Logo Shatter EffectPreview
    Wikipedia defines Bullet Time as a digitally enhanced simulation of variable speed (i.e. slow motion, time-lapse…) photography used in films, broadcast advertisements and computer games. It is characterized both by its extreme transformation of time (slow enough to show normally imperceptible and un-filmable events, such as flying bullets) and space (by way of the ability of the camera angle—the audience's point-of-view—to move around the scene at a normal speed while events are slowed). The first movie credited with this effect is Blade, but it was the Matrix that really made it famous. In this tutorial, Wes shows us how to use the built-in Shatter plugin to achieve "Bullet Time" with type or a logo. Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slideshow with SlideShowPro and Expression EngineCode
    There are many options available for creating and displaying slideshows online (such as here and here, for example). For this tutorial, I've decided to integrate SlideShowPro with Expression Engine.Read More…
  • Code
    Smoothly Animate a Caricature Using Motion TweensPreview
    In this tutorial we'll see how we can create a caricature, split it into different layers then arrange the pieces properly as graphic symbols. Finally we'll look at how easily we can smoothly animate the caricature by using motion tweens. This is a lengthy tutorial, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Utilizing Perspective and Depth of Field in Your Character CreationsDesign and illustration
    When it comes to simulating three dimensional depth in your illustrations, the Blend Tool is your new best friend. Watch and be amazed at the power of Illustrator CS3 as it reaches through your monitor and, with defiance, and slaps you in the face with it's subtle charm and versatility.Read More…