All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Futuristic Laser Beam EffectsRaygun
    The raygun or laser beam has been a defining sound for many a science fiction movie. How many of us can still hear the sound of the Rebel forces as they fend off the Stormtroopers? In this tutorial, we'll look at creating a simple ‘raygun' effect, using some fun plugins and samples with Logic 8.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Principles of the PHP MastersPhp10
    With PHP's widespread adoption,it's almost too easy to find a script or snippet to do exactly what you need. Unfortunately, there's no filter as to what is a "good practice" and what's, well... not so good when writing a PHP script. We need trustworthy sources, who have proven they have a solid grasp on the best practices of PHP. We need PHP masters to show us the best principles to follow for high-grade PHP programming.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Win Great Prizes with the Be a Cakewalk Coach Competition!Cakewalk200
    To celebrate the release of pyro Audio Creator 1.5, Cakewalk has teamed up with AUDIOTUTS to bring you the Be a Cakewalk Coach! competition. Show off your ability to create cool video tutorials in true AUDIOTUTS style and you’ll be in the running to win a fantastic set of prizes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed IconPreview
    Let's learn how to make a unique RSS feed icon. This tutorial requires a familiarity with Adobe Illustrator's basic tools as we'll use the gradient mesh tool and make light use of Illustrators mapping feature.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Floating in Air USB Key IllustrationPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to illustrate a USB key floating in the air and reflecting on a surface. We'll be adding numerous details that will make this illustration shine. Notice how the Psdtuts+ name reflects off the floor in the illustration. These are the little details that add a degree of realism to your work.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Process Vocals for an Amazing Professional SoundMic
    Persuading a problematic vocal recording to play nicely with the rest of your mix can seem like a futile task. Well-recorded vocals and poorly-recorded vocals both need to be correctly prepared, and the processes we're going through today will help you turn your untreated vocal take into a polished and commercial sound.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 2200x200
    Welcome to Ruby on Rails From Scratch Week 2. Hopefully this sequel to week 1 will help to further your education in Rails. This week, we'll do a little bit more with getting an actual page up and running. We'll also work on adding more interactivity by embedding ruby in HTML and learning a little about variables. After that, we'll learn more about Ruby's beautiful URL structure and how to manipulate it, plus other things as well. This is definitely going to be a packed week!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    VECTORTUTS Site Suggestions are Moving to a More Robust System!Shield general
    We're moving our tutorial, articles, contest, and site suggestions to a new system. It offers numerous benefits, such as: enhanced interactivity, voting mechanisms, and more. We're excited to move this feature of VECTORTUTS to the Uservoice platform where the community can discuss ways to enhance the VECTORTUTS community.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Site Suggestions are Moving to a More Robust System!16
    We're moving our tutorials, articles, contests, and site suggestions to a new system. It offers numerous benefits, such as: enhanced interactivity, voting mechanisms, and more. We're excited to move this feature of Psdtuts+ to the Uservoice platform where the community can discuss ways to enhance the Psdtuts+ community.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Inspiring Pixel Artists, Tutorials, and ResourcesPreview
    Pixel by painstakingly crafted pixel, artists create masterpieces styled as early video game art. Let's take a look at some of the top pixel art studios and artists that will leave your mouth dripping with wet little squares. Then we'll review a wide range of beginner to comprehensive pixel art tutorials. And don't miss all the articles, resources, and collection of other cool stuff to be found in this solid collection of pure pixel love.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Steps to a Practice Session that Gets ResultsPractice
    If you’re serious about your instrument, you practice. You either set aside blocks of time throughout the week or you trust yourself to pick up your guitar or start belting because you love doing it. There are notable examples of musicians who don’t practice—take Slash from Guns N’ Roses, for example—but they sure did before they reached their peak (and they’d probably grow as players if they took it up again). There’s just no getting around practice as an integral part of your continuing skill as an instrumentalist. Finger memory and fast chord changes, knowing your limits and expanding them, these are all things that come from dedicated, regular practice.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Transparent Battery IconBattery400
    In this tutorial, we'll create a detailed icon of a battery similar to the one used for the iPhone touch. The battery "fuel" color can be changed as well as the "fuel" level, allowing the icon to be used to create a battery or power meter for applications, or simply as a graphic in any type of design.Read More…