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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Pencil and Paper Illustration200pencilpaper
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a vector pencil and paper illustration with some pencil shavings and a sharpener. We will explain how to use the 3D Revolve Tool and Extrude Tool and how to simulate a dark wood background.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    VECTORTUTS! Cutest Character Design Contest Winners!Contests
    We have the results in for the Cutest Character Design Contest. Up for grabs is a Wacom tablet, a Logitech G9 laser mouse, free 12-month subscriptions to VECTORTUTS Plus and lots of credit to spend at our other sites. We had a whole lot of artists enter the contest, and well over 100 entries. I hope everyone had a lot of fun getting their cute on! Learn all about the winning entries at the jump!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Draw a Portrait in PhotoshopPreview
    Here is a new tutorial for all the drawing lovers. In this tutorial, we will make a quick sketch, scan the sketch, and convert it into Photoshop. Then the fun will begin. Drawing a portrait is not very simple, but with some knowledge you can achieve a lot. The end result may not look exactly like the person you are trying to draw, but the important thing is to do the best you can and make the eyes, mouth, or nose look similar to your subject. The end result in this tutorial looks more like me, but to tell you the truth this is just a coincidence. Also, I would like to thank Necula Cezar for throwing a helpful hand in this... I am working hard to produce great quality tutorials for you and help is a must.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Design a Breathtaking Body Shatter EffectPreview
    In this tutorial we learn how to create a body shattering effect similar to the one at the end of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" video. For this tutorial we'll be applying the effect to a still image, but it can also be used to great effect on green screen footage.Read More…
  • Code
    The Definitive Guide to Creating a Practical jQuery Plugin200x200
    In this article we’re going to be building our very own jQuery plugin step-by-step from scratch; jQuery makes this task exceptionally easy for us, giving us a simple method of packaging up our scripts and exposing their functionality, and encouraging the use of scalable and reusable object-oriented techniques. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Ossi PirkonenOssi int
    Ossi Pirkonen is an illustrator with a knack for quirky character design and using vibrant, warm colors. His vector-style illustration has appeared on everything from album covers to books to Ford car ads. Like many of you, Ossi moonlights as a freelancer while working full-time. In this interview Ossi shares his tricks of the trade, words of inspiration and tells how a career in illustration is all his mom's fault!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Play Chords with One Finger Using Logic Pro's Chord MemorizerThumb
    Really bad at playing keyboards? Lost that creative spark? Here’s a tutorial showing you how to create some cool ideas using a little known object in Logic called the Chord Memorizer. Buried inside the dreaded Environment, this MIDI tool can help you build anything from new musical ideas to complex layered sounds — with one finger!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Vector Spirograph DesignsSpirograph completed designs
    I've been fascinated by Spirograph designs since I was a kid. I love the cool symmetrical way they look. I know there's programs out there that can draw Spirograph designs automatically, but that just isn't as fun as making them by hand. When I started learning Illustrator, I struggled to make the loops manually and the results were far from perfect. I knew Illustrator must have a better way to do it, and eventually I found it! That's what it's all about, just learning to use the tools so that your ideas can be set free. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Heiko Klug InterviewP
    Heiko Klug is a extremely bright designer residing from Germany. Heiko has a background in Graffiti that spills over into some of his current art. In this interview we discuss the equipment that is used to make his amazing art as well as Heiko's inspirations. So lets get into this interview.Read More…
  • Code
    The Best Tutorials and Freebies of 2008Img5
    It's hard to believe that 2008 has already come and gone. However, the year was not without some fantastic articles, tutorials, tips, and freebies spread throughout the Internet. Today, we will take some time to reflect on the most outstanding development related articles of 2008. So hurry up and review these before the Langoliers get them!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ 2009 - More Great Photoshop Tutorials and Resources16
    This year we'll be running more contests, bringing you more great Photoshop resources and tutorials. As we've just rolled into the new year, now is a good time to let you know about a few changes to our writing staff and other opportunities available here at Psdtuts+. Also, if you have any suggestions on things you'd like to see in 2009, just let us know!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Music Magazine Cover in InDesign200id
    In this tutorial, we'll look at how to create a magazine cover in InDesign. You'll learn how to set up a page layout and add text. This is an introduction to InDesign and no previous knowledge is required. This is a simple project put together to help get you started with InDesign. Let's get to it!Read More…