All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Inside the Mind of ThemeForest's Top Selling Author200x200
    Kriesi is ThemeForest's top selling author; he, last month, broke the record of most sales in a single month, across all of the Envato marketplaces! It's even more shocking when we consider the fact that he's only 27 years old! In this interview, we'll dive into his work process, and hopefully steal some tips and inspiration! Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Simple Password Strength Checker200x200
    Providing instant feedback is the in-thing right now. Why limit yourself to checking usernames and email addresses? Why not extend this to provide quick visual feedback about the strength of the password the user has input? Today, we'll take a look at how to create a simple password strength checker using the jQuery library, regular expressions and a simple algorithm. Read More…
  • Code
    Winners Announced: O'Reilly's ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook - Comment to Win One of Three Copies!Cookbook
    There's more literary goodness up for grabs on Activetuts+! This week will see copies of (hang on, this is a mouthful) O'Reilly's ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers being given away to three lucky readers! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the post. At the end of the week we'll collect up the entries and randomly select the winners.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    25 Examples of Infrared PhotographyInfrared examples
    Infrared photos are unique, because they take capture a type of image that is impossible to see with the naked eye alone. Here are a collection of infrared photos, shot by professionals and amateurs to help inspire you. We've also included a few tips about how you can experiment with infrared photography if you'd like to give it a try!Read More…
  • Business
    DMCA: Is It a Muzzle or Security?Muzzle
    Since the advent of the Internet as a wide-open information conduit there has been a lot of worry amongst legislators, media corporations, and others with a stake in preventing content piracy to create a law that would add teeth to copyright for electronic communications. The long discussions, lobbying, and heated arguments between interested parties were loud and public. The end result was the passing of a complex law called The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Professional Workflow for Creating Photorealistic Portraits in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Creating photo realistic portraits in Illustrator may seem to be a difficult task in the beginning. But a well modularized and simplified approach from start to the finish can give you the desired results.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create A Comic Book Style AnimationThumb
    There are many ways to make yourself look cool like rescuing babies, planting trees, or even hiring someone with consistently bad breath to hang out with you so you become the social favorite by comparison... it does work. But I think the comic book super hero method ain't too bad either and so today you'll learn some helpful workflow tips integrating Photoshop along with how to take your footage and give it that comic book style. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, UV, and Texture a Complete Manga Character in Blender - Part 3Thumb
    Creating a 3d character that is equipped to be animated is one of the most challenging things you can do in CG, and to make matters worse, it has always been equally challenging to find any comprehensive tutorials on the entire workflow. Well not any more! In this 7 video long, intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah, will walk you through the complete creation process of a ready to animate video game character. From modeling, to UVs and texturing, to adding the final mesh topology for deformation, this series is a must see for any Blender character artist!Read More…
  • Code
    ASP.NET from Scratch: Lesson 1Aspnetfromscratch
    Nettuts+ is primarily a PHP haven; however, I'm sure we can all agree that there are many fantastic, and technically more powerful languages and frameworks at our disposal. Jeremy McPeak, author of Professional AJAX, and Beginning JavaScript: 4th Edition, will teach you how to build ASP.NET applications from scratch over the course of the next several video tutorials. Enjoy! Read More…
  • Code
    Google Releases Chrome 4 Beta200x200
    It's amazing to see version four of a browser which has only been available for a little over a year. Compare that to Firefox, which took over six years to reach 3.6. Perhaps it's just super smart marketing, or perhaps Chrome is putting an enormous amount of energy into the browser wars. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Working with Client Changes While Illustrating a Hippie BusPreview
    Changes, changes, changes! As any designer/illustrator can attest to, changes from a client can be a huge headache and can cause major issues in the progress of the project. In this tutorial I will show you how I approach reworking an illustration after the client has change requests, without having to start over and re-draw every step of the illustration. For the sake of fun and simplicity, I will be supplying a simple drawing of a hippie bus as a starting point. Simple enough, till the client comes back with CHANGES!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Funky Perspective of a Model Riding Digital VolumeFinal 1
    This is a tutorial illustrating perspective techniques and how you can achieve the feeling of depth and motion. We will be doing this in a few steps, such as placing the main character, creating the volume fading away and adding foreground and background images. Let's get started!Read More…