All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    30+ PHP Best Practices for Beginners200x200
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    PHP is the most widely-used language for programming on the web. Here are thirty best practices for beginners wanting to gain a firmer grasp of the fundamentals. Editor's Note: The "Best Practices" series has been my baby for three articles now. However, due to my focus on the CI video series, I've decided to hand off this next entry to Glen. Having said that, I'm not very good at keeping my mouth shut! I thought it might be fun to sporadically add a few rebuttals to his tips. I hope he doesn't mind! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Music Without Playing an InstrumentThumb
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    There is an old corny joke: “Can you play music?” “Yeah, I play the radio.” The modern equivalent would go something like this: “I create my own music.” “Which instrument do you play?” “My computer.” More and more people are using computers to create good music, without knowing how to play a musical instrument. I was recently setting up a computer training room with a talented guy named Jeremy. We got to talking about our hobbies and interests, and he told me that he used to write and record his own heavy metal music. “Do you play an instrument?” I asked him. “No, I just use computer software.”Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50+ Vector Illustrations, Furry Critters and Fuzzy CreaturesPreview
    Creating fur and fuzziness in vector graphics can be a challenge. You can approach the challenge by analyzing real furry animals. You can also work on stylizing your approach to fur by creating symbols that represent fur, like triangular shapes and pointed edges, which you'll see in quite a few vectors on display here. This collection of 50+ furry vector illustrations are assembled here for you enjoy. This is a huge collection of lovable furry critters and stylized fuzzy creatures. There are realistic animals, like dogs, pandas, squirrels, and more. There are also some wildly imaginative creatures on view as well. Time for some furry vector goodness!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    How to Shoot and Post-Process Professional HDR Photos in One DayPhotography
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    In this tutorial you will learn the simple secrets of crafting a shoot sequence for HDR and creating professional quality HDR images in both Photomatix and Photoshop (depending on your weapon of choice). Not only will you learn an efficient workflow, but you'll also learn the theory behind Dynamic Range. This lesson is taught by Peter Tellone, a professional photographer specializing in HDR landscapes.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    What Is Phototuts+?200 whatis
    Phototuts+ joins Psdtuts+, Vectortuts+, Audiotuts+, Aetuts+, Flashtuts+, Cgtuts+ and Nettuts+ as Envato’s newest Tuts+ site. It’s all about quality photography (both digital and film), post-processing and lighting tutorials. Whether you're just getting into photography or you're a seasoned pro, we've got you covered! Keep reading to learn a little bit more about the new editor of Phototuts+ and what we’ll be offering on the site.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Tell Us What You Want!200 feedback
    Phototuts+ is a brand new site, meaning now is the best time to have your say on what you’d like to see here. Whether you’re dying to learn to learn how to take professional looking digital or film photographs, how to post-process your photos like a master, or how to set up clever lighting rigs and stretch your equipment to its limits, we'd like to hear from you! And you can suggest not just particular topics, but feedback on how you think the site should operate, site suggestions any other ideas you wish to share with the editorial team.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Qflash Academy lessons for TRIO / PILOT / Qflash 5d-RQflash prev
    A series of great free video tutorials with professional photographer Rick Ferro on using several popular Quantum Instruments products.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Ben's Free Guide: Where's My Stuff? CS4Mystuffprev
    Ben's free guide tells you what happened to many of the features that were available in the previous version of Photoshop. This document is designed to help you make the transition from CS3 to CS4 by indicating what’s happened to many of the features that were available in the previous version of Photoshop. It was adapted from Ben Willmore’s new Photoshop CS4: Up to Speed book, which covers every change made in Photoshop CS4 and nothing else. We hope this will ease your transition to Photoshop CS4.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    100 Artworks From the Top Digital Artists in the USA & CanadaPreview
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    Last time we scoured South America (and, strangely, Mexico!) for the best Photoshop talent going around. This week we're turning to the USA and Canada to uncover 20 of the top digital artists on the continent. Is your country or city represented?Read More…
  • Code
    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 4 - Newsletter SignupCodeigniter
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    Continuing on from Day 3, we'll expand our little application into a simple newsletter signup form. This will allow us to taker a closer look at both the email and the form_validation classes. Learn it all in this 30 minute screencast. Read More…
  • Code
    Easily Implement a Live Search EffectCode
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    The live search effect is no novelty in desktop apps. In Mac OS X or Windows Vista/7, just type a few letters in a search box, almost instantly you get the search result on the fly. Having to hit the submit button is becoming old school.Read More…
  • Code
    Prepare a Network Ready Banner Ad in FlashPreview
    When designing Flash ads for deployment over an ad network it's required for the ad to have tracking capabilities embedded within it. This is accomplished through proper use of the ClickTAG ActionScript statement. ClickTAG will determine the behavior of the ad when the user interacts with it. It will also allow the ad network to track the ad, the number of impressions delivered and the click-through rate. In this tutorial we'll learn how to create a Flash ad for deployment. Read More…