All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Vectortuts First Week a Success!Shield general
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    We're super excited that Vectortuts is off to such a great start! We've started a Vectortuts Flickr Group. Last week we had some great traffic and the subscribers are already in the thousands. Vector graphics is one of my passions. I'm really excited to see this site grow.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Space Explosion From Scratch in PhotoshopPreview
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    If you've ever wanted to create a space explosion in Photoshop, then we have the tutorial for you. With the techniques learned in this tutorial, you can create explosions as seen in a Sci-Fi television series. Let's learn how to make this effect from scratch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    What Do You Think Would Make a Great Psdtuts+ Contest?Contests
    We've got a quick contest update. Also, we'd like to know what you think would make a great contest. It's not long before we'll be launching the next contest, as we'd like to do this monthly. We want to continue to make the contests here successful. Leave a comment letting us know what you think would make a great Psdtuts+ contest. Feel free to throw multiple ideas out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Magic Crystal BallMcb200
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    Last week I was working on a project where I needed to create a sort of lightning effect like that Tesla Coil. I spent a couple of hours in Photoshop playing around with some filters to create the effect. So In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Magic Crystal Ball with some nice light effects and textures happening.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Fun Magnify Zoom IconPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll create a unique Magnifying Glass shown enlarging a selection of text. We'll work primarily with the pathfinder and basic shape tools to cut out our shapes for this illustration, though the pen tool will also be used. We color the elements along the way using various gradients.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Font Management: Linotype FontExplorer XPreview
    Typography is very important in the world of design, but a growing font library can be difficult to manage and organize. Enter Linotype FontExplorer X. This program allows the user to preview fonts and activate only the fonts needed. This tutorial will cover the use of this free program and highlight its application to Photoshop and design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    From PSD to HTML - Site Build over at NETTUTS200
    As many of you will remember some weeks ago we posted a PLUS members tutorial here called Designing a Family of Websites and promised an upcoming PSD->HTML tutorial on it. Well I'm happy to say, that after a 10 hour marathon, the tutorial is ready!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating Fading Light Vectors in FireworksBikerman200x200
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create some cool effects with fading light linear vectors in Fireworks. It's really easy to do and takes just a few minutes. Create fading lights using vectors, then convert these vectors into bitmaps, and learn to use effects from Fireworks CS3.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an iPhone Style Vector Phone IllustrationPreview 200x200
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    Today, I'll show you how to quickly create a mockup of an iPhone in Illustrator. Surprisingly, this process is very easy in Illustrator. Once you’re done, you’ll have a scalable, layerable, and fully editable graphic to place in any of your designs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Jaguar Style Folder IconFolder jaguar preview
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    In this tutorial, we will show you how to cover an object in a Jaguar style fur texture. In this example, we'll cover a computer folder, but this technique can be used with any other object, like a CD cover, a mouse, or even a computer. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Glossy Download IconDownload200px
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    The difficulty in designing web graphics is not so much in the actual execution of the design, but more in the planning of it. At the same time you want the graphic to be eye-catching, yet smooth and small enough so it doesn't dominate your layout. This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Watercolor Vector Flower IllustrationPreview
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    Illustrator is great for creating sharp flawless lines and elements, but sometimes you want to create an illustration with some texture and depth. Watercolor paintings have great textures and depth, but when coupled with Illustrator it seems counterproductive to what the program was built for. You might think "Why not just do this in Photoshop?" Then you will miss out on all the wonderful things vectors have to offer, like scalability.Read More…