All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest!Preview wiki
    First, let's announce that we have a new Photoshop Wiki. Thanks to Joel Falconer and Easton Ellsworth for all their hard work. To get the ball rolling with this we're announcing the Psdtuts+ Photoshop Wiki Launch Contest! We have three USD$100 Amazon Gift Vouchers to give away. Also, it's really simple to participate and quality for the prizes. Good luck to everyone and I'll see you at the Wiki.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Seven Helpful Techniques That Every Adobe Illustrator Artist Should KnowPreview
    Let's look at seven useful Illustrator techniques to accomplish easily. These may seem tedious to resolve issues for the beginning Illustrator user. While many of these techniques are rudimentary, even advanced artists may learn a tip or two they didn't know.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn PHP from Scratch: A Training Regimen200
    Holding the title of "number one", PHP is the most popular language among developers. Even still, many prefer different languages. Yours truly, for example, is most comfortable when working in the ASP.NET environment. However, because of the enormous success of Wordpress, more and more developers have decided to expand their horizons and learn yet another language.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    3D Transform a Colorful Cube DesignPreview200x200
    A while ago Sean posted a very interesting article called 6 Techniques to Compose Your Work Using Repeating Shapes and Flexible Patterns. I carefully examined the articled and got inspired by a great artist named Guilherme Marconi. In this tutorial, you'll learn one way to create a design using repeating elements in a style inspired by him.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Grunge Style Talking Skull in VectorPreview
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a grungy skull illustration using an image and some freebies around the web. These techniques can be easily applied to other grungy illustrations, and not only skulls. You'll learn some useful techniques in this tutorial.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    36 Reason Tutorials, Refills, Applications and CommunitiesReason logo
    Reason is the most popular and one of the most versatile sampling and sequencing applications available today. Unlike other programs like Fruity Loops, Reason is used by musicians from all sorts of genres: folk artists, rockers, contemporary classicals and, of course, electronica artists. New to Reason? Feeling a bit lost? Look no further: here’s your one stop shop to all things Reason.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest Update!Contests
    Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest is in the final stretch. We've received only a handful of submissions. Chances of winning are still really high, as this contest is only a week long. If you've been working on a tutorial, then be sure to get it in before the deadline of midnight July 27th, 2008, which is approaching fast!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Thick and Crunchy Guitar Distortion Without Using an Amplifier or Effects PedalsDistortion no amp
    In this tutorial we will explore how to produce a nice thick and crunchy distorted guitar sound using nothing more than your guitar plugged straight into your soundcard, a freeware guitar amp modeling plug-in and some step-by-step technical wizardry. For this tutorial I'll be using Cubase 4, but the principals would be the same in any audio sequencer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Photoshop Video Channel UpdateVideo
    We've got some updates on the progress of the Psdtuts+ Photoshop Video Channel over at Vimeo. Gavin keeps cranking out professional Video tutorials based on our existing written tutorials. We've also got others contributing new tutorials of their own creation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Ways to Improve Your Mix-down10improve
    With so many things to remember when performing your final mix-down, it can sometimes feel like you're spinning plates. Luckily, there are a few principles you can abide by to get the most out of your mix-down process. Follow these ten tips from Mo to help keep things in check....Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Retro Style Poster with Shapes, Patterns, and EaglesRetroposter200
    In this tutorial, we'll show the inspired Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a retro style poster. We'll learn how to create shapes by using the Pathfinder tools, by joining paths, and by applying graphic patterns. We will also take advantage of the Appearance Palette and have some fun with applying multiple strokes to objects.Read More…
  • Code
    Submit A Form Without Page Refresh using jQuery200
    Previously on Nettuts+, Philo showed how you can use jQuery to add form validation to wordpress comments that works without any page reload. Another great way of utlizing jQuery to enhance user experience is to not just validate, but to submit your form entirely without a page refresh. In this tutorial I'll show you how easy it is to do just that -- submit a contact form that sends an email, without page refresh using jQuery! (The actual email is sent with a php script that processes in the background). Let's get started.Read More…