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  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Mastering Running Titles in InDesignPreview
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    In the footer, outer margin or header in books and brochures you often find a title repeated on each page - depending on who you ask these are called running titles or running headers/footers. If you know how to master the master pages in InDesign, you won't have any troubles with adding a title that is automatically added to all pages, but learning InDesign's text variable options and the different text markers are essential to make a running title, and changing the content depending on the page it is shown on.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    We've Restructured the Psdtuts+ Video Section and Moved to Blip.tv16
    We've moved over to Blip for our screencasts. We've moved all the screencasts which Gavin (our video editor) has created over to Blip.tv, as well as a few others, and made it our new video home. Gavin will continue to add this layer of learning to the tutorials here on Psdtuts+. Learn more at the jump!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Custom Newspaper IconDesign and illustration
    Extra, extra read all about it! Learn how to create a newspaper icon. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required to complete this tutorial. You'll learn how to create this detailed icon step by step. Let's get started with this creative tutorial!Read More…
  • Code
    CRUD With Prepared StatementsCode
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    Even now, I constantly see developers using the ancient “mysql_connect” methods to connect to their databases. How come, when there are so many better solutions? In today’s 40-minute screencast, we’ll learn how to create, read, update, and delete records using MySQL improved and prepared statements.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Make AJAX Requests With Raw JavaScript: Part 2200x200
    A few weeks ago, I demonstrated how to make AJAX requests with raw JavaScript. In today's screencast, we'll take things a step further as we use PHP to query a database, convert it to the JSON format, and use Javascript to asynchronously request this information and display it on the page. If you're just getting started with these sorts of concepts, this is the perfect video for you! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Moka Express IconPreview
    The staple of every Italian breakfast is home espresso coffee, brewed with the iconic "Moka Express" pot. In this tutorial, we'll create a Moka entirely from scratch using shapes, layer effects and a bunch of productivity-enhancing tips. We will then proceed to turn our design into a Leopard and Vista-ready professional icon. So get your coffee mugs ready and let's start brewing!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Fun, Illustrated Skateboard DesignPeview
    Today we are going to be making a skateboard design. I will show you how I turned a funky looking character into the skateboard you see. The great thing about skateboard designs is that there are no limitations whatsoever. You can make a skateboard design about anything you want and let's learn how!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Working With the Intangibles of a MixMusic and audio
    It’s easy to think that getting a good mix is just a matter of pushing up some faders, getting a reasonable balance, adding some effects and your done. Sure, that might work for a rough mix, but there’s a lot more that goes into making a great mix that’s way beyond the basic issue of balance.Read More…
  • Code
    jQuerified With Karl Swedberg200x200
    I recently had the extreme pleasure of chatting with Karl Swedberg about Javascript and web development in general. Karl is the author of several Javascript books such as Learning jQuery and jQuery Reference Guide. Join us as we take a look inside the mind of a humble and talented developer.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Simple Website Template Using SWFAddressPreview
    SWFAddress is a Javascript/ActionScript library which gives you the power to change the browser's URL, add entries to its history list and fire off ActionScript events when the URL changes. It also allows search engines to find specific content in your site. This is all functionality which, according to its creators, is missing in today's rich web technologies. Let's take a look..Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Mastering: You Can Do It Yourself (With a Little Caution)Music and audio
    Just like everything else in music and recording, it’s now possible to master your own material. The tools are readily available and are very inexpensive compared to previous audio generations, but just because you own a hammer doesn’t mean that you know how to swing it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Virtual Auto Using 100% Brush TechniquesPreview
    First of all I would like to thank my friend Pavaloi Lucian also known as Leeloo for working with me on this tutorial. This tutorial will be all about using the Brush Tool (B) and about knowing how and where to place lights, shadows and reflections. For creating this piece you will also need a photo of a car for reference. In this tutorial, we used a friends car as reference and photographed it. Let's get started!Read More…