All Posts in Tuts+

  • Photo & Video
    Developing a Kick-Ass RAW Workflow: Part 1Preview
    One of the most important aspects of digital photography is post-processing; it is just as important as the photo shoot itself. Think of your post-processing workflow as your own personal dark room; how you go about it will determine the quality and production value of your photographs. In this article we will go over a complete workflow, from the point at which you upload your pictures to your computer all the way to the finished product. Before we get into post-processing, however, I will go over a few pointers and tips on how to keep your photos organized using Bridge. I will be explaining the practices and techniques I have learned and adopted as my own. Feel free to mimic them in your own work, or if you have better ways of doing the same steps please make sure to offer your own advice to me and others reading this article.Read More…
  • Business
    17 Ways to Use Active Listening Techniques in Online CommunicationListening
    Business depends on communication, and communication is a two-way street. Not only do we need to develop the skill not just of making ourselves understood clearly and accurately, but we need to return the favor and put some effort into understanding the other person. In a recent article I talked about the value of active listening for improving business. Only 35% of communication is contained in the actual words we are hearing or reading. The other 65% of the message is contained in body language, facial expression, tone and rate of speech, and other non-verbal aspects of communication. Active listening techniques can help us make the most of that 65%.Read More…
  • Code
    The Ultimate Guide for Learning MootoolsCode
    Getting started with any type of framework can be an intimidating experience. To help, this week we have an in depth tutorial and long screencast to provide a crash-course for this popular JavaScript library. With so much focus on jQuery, it's easy to forget that Mootools is an equally powerful library with a huge following.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Digitally Illustrated Jelly TypeDesign and illustration
    I'm Ross, one half of the award winning design duo Ahoythere Studio, and I am just about to show how you can go about producing a lovely illustrated type piece using a vector Illustration made base and some interesting textures and treatments within Photoshop. Visit our site for more inspiration.Read More…
  • Code
    Render a Funky Sound Visualizer with Away3D200x200
    In this tutorial I'll walk you through building a 3D compute spectrum. We'll use Away3D for the 3D Engine and make use of a sample song from the Envato asset library.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use the Pioneer SVM-1000 Audio-Video Mixer Part 1Thumb
    In this video tutorial Johnathan Lewis shows us what the Pioneer SVM-1000 mixer can do and how it works.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a Photorealistic Swiss Army Knife in Modo: Part 2Thumb
    Subdivision modeling is an extremely powerful tool that can allow you to add high levels of detail to your models in a relatively short amount of time. In order to use it effectively, however, one must know when, and more importantly, when not to use it. In this three part, beginner to intermediate tutorial series, professional Modo artist, Matt Braeley, will demonstrate how to model a photorealistic Swiss Army knife, using polygonal and subdivision modeling in Luxology's Modo 302.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    50 Awe-Inspiring Underwater PhotosPreview
    Today we'll be looking at a range of inspiring underwater photographs, including images taken in the sea, rivers, lakes - even fish tanks and swimming pools! You might think that underwater photography is limited to taking pictures of fish, but we're here to prove you wrong. Take a trip into the deep blue sea with this collection of awe-inspiring underwater photographs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Wrinkled Paper TexturesPreview
    File Type: JPGSize: 4752 px by 3168 pxLicense: Creative Commons LicenseRead More…
  • Code
    Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront200x200
    We live in a world where people are increasingly expecting more and faster speeds. In fractions of a second, your website can lose valuable visitors and in turn, money. Although most people think CDNs are for the "big dogs", they're actually super cheap and incredibly easy to use these days. In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create the Elements of a Drum ‘n’ Bass TrackMusic and audio
    Drum 'n' Bass is a genre of electronic dance music which features very fast tempo drum breaks, usually between 160-180 bpm, dirty synthetic basslines and heavily processed vocal samples. In this tutorial I'm going to explore a few techniques for experimenting with this style. I'll show how to design a reese bass sound from scratch, how to make a custom drum kit and program a classic D'n'B drum pattern, then we will move on to edit some vocals and produce a cool timestretched effect.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice - Part IIPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We'll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator's 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts. Part I: The ice cube, and this Part II: The people icon. We'll create the people icon and integrate them together in this Part II. Let's get to it!Read More…