All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - September 2009P
    The month of September offered a lot of interesting resources for the graphic designer, and we've taken all the resources offered and made a balanced list of the best tutorials, freebies, and articles on the web. This month we included something for everyone, from the casual designer to the serious one we have tutorials as well as articles that will interest them. For tutorials we have a few very cool typography tutorials, that include a realistic fire effect along with a neon effect. As for the articles, we have an interesting article on the origin of the "I Love NY" logo, and also an article about a compilation of the best graphic design books out there. On top of that we have another great group of freebies, including vectors, wallpapers, and icons. So lets take a look at September's Best! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Light Up Your Retina with 40 Rampaging Vector Robots!Preview
    We've assembled an army of overly-mechanized killer machines, truly nightmarish weaponized bots, ready to lay siege to the nearest city and take over the world as we know it, as a full-on, frontal vector assault! Take a look through this collection of killer machines and grab some inspiration. Infuse your next vector, robot illustration with overpowering, reckless abandon!Read More…
  • Business
    To Share or Not to Share, That is the QuestionShare
    Copyright is as old as printing and as new as today. As freelancers, whether writing, designing for print or the Internet, broadcasting, filming, or creating music, you should be aware of your rights of ownership of your work as well as when you actually can't retain full ownership — the down side of selling your work for a living. Note: You cannot copyright an idea or name, only an actual creation; and the item does not have to be published to hold a copyright. The minute you create it and even if you don't mark it with a copyright symbol, it still is fully owned by you.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audiotuts+ in SeptemberPreview
    September has vanished and October has arrived—the year is slipping away. September has been an exciting month, and a month of change. The Envato Marketplaces have had a major redesign, we re-launched the "Open Mic" series where you get to have a say, and published a pile of tutorials, articles and sample packs. Here is a summary of the last month, and some thoughts about the next. And stay tuned for an announcement of a new Tuts+ initiative starting this month.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model and Texture a Posh Living Room Scene in Maya: Part 2Preview small
    In this tutorial you will go through the process of modeling and rendering a Living Room in Autodesk Maya. You will learn to use Mental Ray, along with the new architectural materials, and also create realistic fur, implement studio lighting for nice and soft shadows and highlights, and then execute the final render.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free High Res Wood TexturesWood textures thumb
    File Type: JPEGSize: 3008 px by 2000 pxLicense: Creative Commons LicenseRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web – September 2009Preview
    Each month we round up some of the best vector content on the web and post it here for everyone to enjoy. This month we had a lot of fun identifying the best vector tutorials, freebies, and articles. Take a moment and review some of the best vector content from around the web for the month of September.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Promotional iPhone App Site in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll be continuing this series on creating an iPhone app promotional site by taking our previous Fireworks constructed wireframe and adding color, texture, images, and effects to polish off this design in Photoshop. We'll use some interesting elements, like iPhone imagery and a stylish aurora vector background illustration. We'll finish up with a professional site design ready to get coded! Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    The Only SEO Tools You'll Ever Need200x200
    Search Engine Optimization is a rather complex and never ending process. You have to analyze a lot of things including what keywords people are searching for, the density of those keywords in your sites, how many sites link back to you, how popular your links are and so on. Doing all this manually can be a huge pain. With that in mind, regardless of whether you're an SEO guru or a beginner, these twenty tools are guaranteed to make your life easier. Read More…
  • Business
    The Best Books for FreelancersBestbooks
    Starting out as a freelancer? Having a reference manual on your bookshelf will make the process much easier. There are great resources — both books and ebooks — that will provide you with all the information you need to start freelancing in one place. From what you need to get started through how you can continue to grow your business, these books will provide any freelancer with a wealth of information.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Introduction to PolyrhythmsThumb
    The usage of simple, common time (4/4 time signature, where there are four beats to a measure, and each quarter note gets one beat) is pervasive in Western popular music, including rock, blues, country, folk, pop, and various forms of electronic music including many sub-genres of house and trance music. The four-on-the-floor mindset can be difficult to escape, but every musician and composer can benefit from a study of rhythm that includes a wider variety of time signatures and rhythms.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Photo Viewer Using Flex and the Flickr APIPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to use the as3flickrlib library to create a Flash Flickr photo viewer.Read More…