All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    AudioJungle Wallpaper Contest UpdateContests
    We have a resolution to the search issue that participants have expressed understandable concern about. Also, we'll need a bit longer to decide the winners and launch the next contest. Great job to everyone that has participated! The contest has ended and we're working on choosing the winners.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Sidechaining and Ducking in Reason04 sidechaining
    Side-chaining and ducking is certainly a popular topic amongst today's production fraternity. Mainly used to create pumping effects in electronic music, the process still remains a mystery to a lot of people. Things can become especially confusing when a program has its own tools for the job. Mo Volans gives you a Reason to duck...Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web - June 2008Botw
    It's time for a web roundup for June 2008. Like Collis' mentioned in last month's roundup, these take a long time because there's so much reading material to distract from the main goal: a list of relevant links for you NETTUTS readers. Enjoy.Read More…
  • 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…