All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Wolves Digital Painting Screencast by Jonathan WoodwardWolves preview
    Jonathan walks us through an illustration he did of wolves, sharing some solid-gold tips on the digital illustration process along the way. Jonathan also talks about his journey to becoming a professional illustrator. This video is a speed painting with commentary. You'll see some great digital painting in this screencast by Jonathan Woodward, created exclusively for Psdtuts+.Read More…
  • Code
    Vote For Your Favorite Competition TemplateAnniversary
    Three weeks ago, we announced our largest competition ever. Thanks to the generosity of some great companies - including MediaTemple, E Text-Editor, Packt, etc. - we were able to offer many fantastic prizes to the winners. Today is decision day. We have the difficult task of choosing the best five templates that were submitted within this time span - and we need your help! If you're willing, please review the following submissions and leave a comment with your choices for the top five templates. We'll then combine your scores with ours and announce the winners! So put on your reviewer hat and get started! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Beatle CarPreview
    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AI Compatible with CS4License: Personal useRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a "Bullet Time" Logo Shatter EffectPreview
    Wikipedia defines Bullet Time as a digitally enhanced simulation of variable speed (i.e. slow motion, time-lapse…) photography used in films, broadcast advertisements and computer games. It is characterized both by its extreme transformation of time (slow enough to show normally imperceptible and un-filmable events, such as flying bullets) and space (by way of the ability of the camera angle—the audience's point-of-view—to move around the scene at a normal speed while events are slowed). The first movie credited with this effect is Blade, but it was the Matrix that really made it famous. In this tutorial, Wes shows us how to use the built-in Shatter plugin to achieve "Bullet Time" with type or a logo. Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Slideshow with SlideShowPro and Expression EngineCode
    There are many options available for creating and displaying slideshows online (such as here and here, for example). For this tutorial, I've decided to integrate SlideShowPro with Expression Engine.Read More…
  • Code
    Smoothly Animate a Caricature Using Motion TweensPreview
    In this tutorial we'll see how we can create a caricature, split it into different layers then arrange the pieces properly as graphic symbols. Finally we'll look at how easily we can smoothly animate the caricature by using motion tweens. This is a lengthy tutorial, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Utilizing Perspective and Depth of Field in Your Character CreationsDesign and illustration
    When it comes to simulating three dimensional depth in your illustrations, the Blend Tool is your new best friend. Watch and be amazed at the power of Illustrator CS3 as it reaches through your monitor and, with defiance, and slaps you in the face with it's subtle charm and versatility.Read More…
  • Code
    Building a jQuery Image Scroller200x200
    In this tutorial, we're going to be building an image scroller, making use of jQuery's excellent animation features and generally having some fun with code. Image scrollers are of course nothing new; versions of them come out all the time. Many of them however are user-initiated; meaning that in order for the currently displayed content to change, the visitor must click a button or perform some other action. This scroller will be different in that it will be completely autonomous and will begin scrolling once the page loads. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration - Screencast250 couch flow
    "In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape." - Constantin Potorac and Toma Alin GabrielRead More…
  • Code
    Our First Anniversary!Anniversary
    Time really does fly by. Exactly one year ago today, our CEO, Collis Ta'eed, launched Nettuts+. 322 postings later, we have the honor of writing for 34,000+ RSS subscribers. Though I wasn't here at the very beginning, I do remember reading that first "Launch" posting - completely oblivious to the possibility that I might be running the site in just a few months time. To celebrate, let's browse through some of the notable postings/events from this last year. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type ToolPreview
    Who doesn't know the Type Tool? This is maybe one of the most powerful and useful tools of Photoshop. We've all used it at least once, but do you know all its potential? That's why I decided to write a comprehensive guide about Photoshop's Type tool, including do's and don'ts of the most important features of this tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Gothic Looking Card Deck - Screencast004 card deck
    "In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an awesome card deck design. You'll create our own brushes and design elements to achieve a cool looking card. Let's get started!" - Simona PfreundnerRead More…