All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Cyborgs, Robots, and MechaDario berardi
    Many artists are drawn to visions of the future. In this article you'll see a fresh view of robotic and mechanized artwork. Learn some digital painting techniques from some great Photoshop tutorials on the subjects of cyborgs and robots. Get inspired by multiple artistic visions and various technical approaches to bot artwork. Get inspired by how man and machine are melding today. The future has arrived. Let's check it out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your PhotographsJwt s200
    I'm a huge fan of James White's work. I love the way he plays with geometric elements and colors. It gives a retro feeling to the design, but at the same time he uses a modern approach. In an interview, he mentioned that he uses a Flash script to generate the vector shapes. Then he does the rest of the job in Illustrator and Photoshop. Well, inspired by James's designs, I decided to figure out my own way of creating that type of effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos.Read More…
  • Code
    Contributions Open, Traffic Steady & Other NewsShield general
    It's two weeks since NETTUTS launched and I'm happy to report the site is kicking along better than I ever expected! With two and a half thousand RSS readers and some eight thousand visitors a day, it's kinda staggering for a brand new site! With such booming progress I've been knuckling down to get the mechanics of the site working a little better and have plenty of news to tell...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rate Increase for Tutorial Submissions and Other Updates8
    Some quick news about tutorial submissions. We've increased the payment amount for tutorials, and we have a new preview form. You can now pitch us before writing up a tutorial. We also have some more information about becoming a regular writer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design Soft Stylized 3D Type 200px
    The use of 3D type is an increasing trend in design today. Creating such type usually requires advanced 3D software. Yet, not all of us own such software, nor know how to use it. In this tutorial, I will teach you the basics of creating polished 3D type using Illustrator and Photoshop. Let's get to work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    FlashDen Redesigned!200
    Hey folks! A quick update from me to interrupt Sean's schedule. I wanted to show off a new design that's just gone live for our sister site FlashDen! It's a big rejig of the site which took the team almost two weeks to complete, but is now happily out on the wilds of the Web.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Contest Prizes and Submissions Update8
    The contest is running along great—lots of quality submissions. I've got a couple more prizes to announce, as well as a selection of some of the top entries so far. Let's see how the competition is coming along. It's always great to see the work done in the Psdtuts+ Flickr group. This time there are prizes on the line.Read More…
  • Code
    7 Crucial Tips for Designing and Maintaining a Large Site200
    Projects vary in scope and size, and the challenges they entail vary likewise. As a lone web designer, the biggest job I am responsible for is FlashDen. Along with thousands of active members all chatting, uploading and buying, the site processes large amounts of money and large amounts of traffic. Designing, redesigning, maintaining and working with developer team has given me some useful insights and tips for making life easier. And since today we've launched my latest redesign of the site, it seems like a good time to write up my top 7 tips!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web—April200x200
    Some great work is available from multiple sites this month. There are tutorials that will complement the skills you're learning here at Psdtuts+. There are fantastic freebies to check out as well as inspirational and informative articles. Let's check out some super material available on the vast "interwebs."Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Awesome Photorealistic Coloring Techniques200x200
    In this tutorial we will color a black and white photo using gradient maps, solid colors, and the Color blending mode. Using these techniques, you will be able to hand color any black and white photo in a way that looks photorealistic.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars - Screencast200
    "Oftentimes there’s a need for a quick but unique design. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you a short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff. You will learn a simple Photoshop trick that you can easily manipulate for your daily needs." JonathanRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Sergio Ordóñez Suánez Interview200x200
    Sergio Ordóñez Suánez is an illustrator and artist who creates great characters, logos, mascots, and other designs, done predominately in Photoshop. He took his self-honed skills and turned them into a successful professional career. He has some great advice to share with us about developing as an artist, working with clients, and pursuing your passions. Let's jump into the interview.Read More…