All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Realistic Blackberry Style Mobile Phone From ScratchPreview
    If you ever have to create a slick phone or Blackberry design, and you don't feel like buying stock images, then this tutorial is for you. I will show you how to use Vector Shapes, Masks, and mostly Layer Effects to create this elegant design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating Realistic Texture and a Sharp Vector KnifePreview
    Creating convincing vectors can be a daunting task. I will show you how to make wood and metal textures for a vector knife using the Gradient Mesh Tool, layering Gradients, and the Pathfinder Tools.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Make and Mix a Running 16th-note Bassline01 trancebassline
    In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to make and mix a “running” 16th-note bassline. You'll hear this in countless dance genres such as techno and even breaks, but it's become synonymous with trance over the years.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Audiotuts has Officially Launched!Audiotuts preview
    We're super excited to launch the new site! AUDIOTUTS has the same setup and dedication to quality tutorials as Psdtuts+, only it will focus on audio tutorials. Check it out today and consider getting involved if you're a professional audio artist. The site is looking for great audio tutorial writers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How to Digitally Paint an Underwater Galaxy200x200 previewamazon galaxy
    Get going with some paint strokes in Photoshop! I created a design like this for the AudioJungle Contest. The design was a lot of fun to do, and I thought you would enjoy learning how it was created. Some of the tools used in this tutorial are: Brush Engine, Paint Brush, Pen Tool, Layer Masks, Layer Styles, and more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How to Create Realistic Vector FirePreview
    For this tutorial, I wanted to do something simpler then my previous tutorials. This is not just a beginners tutorial though. This tutorial shows the simplicity and power that Illustrator possesses. In turn, this tutorial's techniques can be applied to many other elements other than fire.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    TUTS is looking for a designer!16
    Normally I post all my jobs on our FreelanceSwitch job board but since today I'm looking for a designer I thought I would open this up to the entire Psdtuts+ audience. In short, we're looking for a freelance designer to work on our growing list of Eden projects with me! If you think that might be you, then read on.Read More…
  • Business
    The Secret to Landing Clients Nearly 100% of the TimeSuccesskey
    And How a Little Experiment Turned into a Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise Sure, pushing papers for the Big Boss mortifies us. But every freelancer knows that calling our own shots isn’t pure bliss either. I don’t know about you, but on at least two occasions, I’ve nervously looked “bankruptcy” in the face and by pure luck or karma, bypassed it by mere centimeters. In my more cautious years, I’ve learned to develop systems, test them, then expand them. Yes, this even applies to freelancing. How? Because turning a prospect into a client is a process-based on a system. Identifying deliverables and executing campaigns for a client is a series of tasks based on a system. Create the right system and you can almost flawlessly guarantee success and satisfaction every time. It was in the spirit of such experimentation that I stumbled upon the singular system largely responsible for turning my struggling personal consultancy into a multi-million dollar venture that is scheduled to land and manage over 100 projects every month and has won clients like the NFL, BlogTalkRadio, and best selling authors like Christine Comaford-Lynch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Vector Lifesaver From Scratch200thumb
    In this tutorial, we'll create a unique lifesaver that can be used as an icon or design element. We'll be working with the Pathfinder Tools to create the shapes. The Mesh Tool will help us to apply the color and highlights to give our object the desired "realistic" look. We'll also take advantage of the Duplicate and Rotate Tools, so we get a balanced look.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Contributions are Open + Meet the AT Editor!Shield general
    For the last few weeks we've been busily preparing for the launch of our fourth TUTS site and I'm happy to say it's imminent! The site is now all unwrapped and ready, contributions are open and I thought I would take a moment to introduce your editor extraordinairre and AUDIOTUTS host - Skellie!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Tutorial Suggestions / RequestsShield suggest
    We're always open to suggestions for tutorials here at AUDIOTUTS. In fact tutorial writers often ask for ideas for what to write tutorials on! We can't promise every suggestion will be used, but if you'd like to make a request/suggestion, then please do so here in the comments.Read More…
  • Code
    Suggestions for Creating Step-by-Step Web Development Tutorials for Nettuts+Write
    This article discusses one approach to writing step-by-step tutorials. While the focus here is for NETTUTS, much of the approach can be applied for any site. If you plan to write tutorials for NETTUTS, you should read/browse this article. There's also a parallel article at PSDTUTS that Editor Sean Hodge wrote, which actually inspired this one.Read More…