All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Grooves with Edited Drum LoopsThumg
    It's often pretty straight forward to create and program a basic beat. The real challenge comes when we try to introduce a groove that gives our track soul and character. There are a few ways to do this of course and useful methods include using recorded performances, MIDI sequencing and even entire drum loops. All of these techniques can really add to simple beat, but if you are a fan of getting things down quickly and producing really satisfying results, then you may want to try a different approach. This tutorial looks at how we can build a groove using existing loops in our library without using them in their entirety. The result is an original groove that often feel as if they have been 'played'. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max - Part 1Thumbnail
    The wheels are an often overlooked, but extremely important element in perfecting the look of any car, and the many techniques and tools needed to properly build them can be applied to nearly any hard surface modeling project. In this intermediate/ advanced level video tutorial, you will learn how to model a detailed high-poly car wheel from blueprints. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Traditional, Chinese Ink Painting Based on a Scenic PhotoPreview
    Try a breath of ancient Chinese art and culture! With these simple intuitive steps of manipulations, you will learn how to create an original traditional style Chinese painting, which has an archaic charm just beyond your photo. Even with these basic Photoshop skills, you can quickly find a path to make a beautiful fairyland. So let's hit it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Christopher Lee InterviewThumbnailimage
    Christopher Lee is a multi-disciplinary designer and illustrator from Sacramento, California. He currently resides in Burbank and lives a double-life working full-time as an art director in the motion graphics industry for Buck and as a full-time freelance illustrator for a variety of clientele. In this interview Christopher shares with us how he got started in the digital art field. We learn about his formal education, work, and his career. He also reveals ideas, inspirations, and his love for drawing, illustrating and creativity! So let's have a digital chat with this talented and highly skilled designer/illustrator.Read More…
  • Code
    The Final Fight Between 5 Screencasts200x200
    Each day this week, we'll post five of the top twenty-five videos from the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to review these short web development video tips and choose your favorite one in the poll below. How should you judge? Quite simply - there are no rules! Pick the one that helped you the most. The most chosen video each day will earn a spot in the top five at the end of the week! It's our last day of this fun screencast competition! Don't forget that voting is still open for the previous days as well. In this final day, you'll learn about CodeIgniter, creating private WordPress pages, and progressive enhancement with JavaScript! Show your support and vote for your favorite one below! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Introducing: Friday Photo Critique #1Preview
    We're kicking off a new type of community project today - Friday Photo Critique. We will be publishing a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then asking you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. After a few days, I'll update the post to feature the most helpful and insightful comments. You will also be credited with a link to your website or portfolio, so be sure to enter it correctly when submitting a comment!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Rusty Texture in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll learn how simple it is to texturize objects using different fusion mode layers, adjustment layers, color tweaks and some very simple filters in Photoshop. You can use this simple technique in more complex illustrations of your own creation. Let's get started with learning these techniques!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Gold Chain Pattern Brush with IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial I will explain pattern brushes in Illustrator. Creating pattern brushes can save time and is a great technique to add to your design skills. After this tutorial you will be able to create great pattern brushes to add to your design arsenal. Lets get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Quality Photoshop UI Design TutorialsPreview
    Want to improve your interface design skills? If so, then check out this group of Photoshop tutorials. There are loads of tuts here to get started with basic elements and work your way up to full interface designs, which integrate numerous custom elements. If you're looking to get started with Photoshop UI design or build these skills, then jump into these tutorials right now!Read More…
  • Code
    An Introduction to Tweening with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Flash is known for delivering rich interactive experiences with a lot of "eye-candy". Often, this eye-candy is achieved by means of animation and Flash has great animating capabilities. During this tutorial we'll discuss tweening; Flash's automated animation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Group Tracks in Pro Tools 8Thumb
    Dealing with sessions that are fairly track-heavy can be a difficult process — even a song with as few as ten tracks gets a little tough to manage. Grouping is a feature of Pro Tools 8 that makes it easier to deal with sections of your project in bulk, saving you time and yielding more accurate results.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    14 Free Stock Footage and Green Screen Plate ResourcesThumb
    I know it is hard to shoot your own green screen plates sometimes to practice on, or perhaps you don't have a good camera to mess around with for 3D tracking, or integrating CG with live action. Well I have found a bunch of different resources from around the interwebz to help you to get some footage on your screen, so let the experiments begin.Read More…