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  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Fun Magnify Zoom IconPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll create a unique Magnifying Glass shown enlarging a selection of text. We'll work primarily with the pathfinder and basic shape tools to cut out our shapes for this illustration, though the pen tool will also be used. We color the elements along the way using various gradients.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Font Management: Linotype FontExplorer XPreview
    Typography is very important in the world of design, but a growing font library can be difficult to manage and organize. Enter Linotype FontExplorer X. This program allows the user to preview fonts and activate only the fonts needed. This tutorial will cover the use of this free program and highlight its application to Photoshop and design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    From PSD to HTML - Site Build over at NETTUTS200
    As many of you will remember some weeks ago we posted a PLUS members tutorial here called Designing a Family of Websites and promised an upcoming PSD->HTML tutorial on it. Well I'm happy to say, that after a 10 hour marathon, the tutorial is ready!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating Fading Light Vectors in FireworksBikerman200x200
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create some cool effects with fading light linear vectors in Fireworks. It's really easy to do and takes just a few minutes. Create fading lights using vectors, then convert these vectors into bitmaps, and learn to use effects from Fireworks CS3.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an iPhone Style Vector Phone IllustrationPreview 200x200
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    Today, I'll show you how to quickly create a mockup of an iPhone in Illustrator. Surprisingly, this process is very easy in Illustrator. Once you’re done, you’ll have a scalable, layerable, and fully editable graphic to place in any of your designs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Jaguar Style Folder IconFolder jaguar preview
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    In this tutorial, we will show you how to cover an object in a Jaguar style fur texture. In this example, we'll cover a computer folder, but this technique can be used with any other object, like a CD cover, a mouse, or even a computer. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Glossy Download IconDownload200px
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    The difficulty in designing web graphics is not so much in the actual execution of the design, but more in the planning of it. At the same time you want the graphic to be eye-catching, yet smooth and small enough so it doesn't dominate your layout. This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Watercolor Vector Flower IllustrationPreview
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    Illustrator is great for creating sharp flawless lines and elements, but sometimes you want to create an illustration with some texture and depth. Watercolor paintings have great textures and depth, but when coupled with Illustrator it seems counterproductive to what the program was built for. You might think "Why not just do this in Photoshop?" Then you will miss out on all the wonderful things vectors have to offer, like scalability.Read More…
  • Code
    Nettuts+ Gets a New Editor Today & Vectortuts+ LaunchedVt
    I'm very excited to announce that today our new NETTUTS editor Raj Dash is starting. As Site Editor, Raj will be getting to work on slowly bringing our publishing schedule up to speed, making sure everyone gets replied to a lot quicker (something I'm notoriously bad at) and generally steering the site.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Digitally Paint a Fantasy Tree ScenePreview
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    Learn how to make a fantasy scene using only standard photoshop brushes. In this tutorial, I describe the basics of color and light theory. With this tutorial, you will paint eye-catching illustration in less than two hours. The final image is a fairly realistic looking scene, where the tree is uprooted and floating in the sky. All You need for this tutorial is Photoshop and a precise mouse. This could be a difficult work for those, who are just starting with photoshop, but everybody can try it for themselves.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Water Ripple Effect in IllustratorDroplet400
    We'll be using Adobe Illustrator to create this tutorial. A water ripple effect can easily be achieved using a radial gradient. Besides this, I will be showing you how to create water droplets using the Gradient Mesh tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vectortuts has Officially Launched!Preview
    We're super excited to launch the new site! Vectortuts has the same setup and is high on quality like Psdtuts+, only it focuses on vector tutorials. Check it out today and consider getting involved if you're a professional vector artist. We're looking for great vector tutorial writers, both regular and one off contributers, and article writers as well.Read More…