All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    How to Layer Sequences to Create Depth and PaceThumb
    Most of us use MIDI sequences in our projects at some point in the production process. Even when you find the perfect pattern that really compliments your other parts, you can still be left wanting. Even with extra processing and effects a simple pattern can sometimes sound a little dry and clinical. The answer often doesn't lie in reprogramming the sequence or using heavy effects processing. A more simple approach can be using one or two extra synths layered with your original pattern. This can add depth and pace to the whole piece and often make the part more exciting. Lets take a look at the entire process, from recording the original part right through to mixing the layered sounds into your existing project.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Rocky Video Game Terrain in Blender: Part 3200px preview
    In this series of tutorials you will learn how to create a finished environment for Blender's Game Engine. The main focus of the series will be texturing and lighting, with the use of some custom 2d filters to enhance the result.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Michael HealdThumbnail
    Micheal Heald from the UK is a mixed disciplined creative professional who runs his award winning design studio Fully Illustrated, which offers creative services, from design and branding to illustration and 3D motion graphics. Michael says, his heart truly lies with cartoon illustration as there is nothing like the process of bringing something to life on paper and as rewarding than seeing someone's face light up with a smile upon meeting one of his characters. His passion and enthusiasm for creativity is truly reflected by the stunning visual imagery he creates and could be seen throughout his portfolio.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Digital Artist Kerem BeyitPreview
    Kerem Beyit is from Turkey and working as a freelancer there. It is common to see his works everywhere around the world. He has magical creative powers and is really successful at Illustration, concept design and working in Photoshop. Learn more about his process, work, and inspiration!Read More…
  • Code
    Simple Techniques to Lock Down your WebsiteNoisemagnify
    One crucial part of PHP development practice is always keeping in mind that security is not something you can simply buy off the shelf at your local convenient store. Ensuring the security of your web applications is a process, which over time, needs to be constantly evaluated, monitored, and hardened.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Retro, Vector Invaders IllustrationPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a retro 'Space Invader' style illustration using basic shapes and the Extrude & Bevel effect. This is relatively simple to create and loads of fun to make. It does require a little bit of planning for the composition and some other details. Let's walk through how to create this design.Read More…
  • Code
    Create an Analog Clock Screensaver with Screentime for FlashPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to build a stylish Analog Clock using ActionScript 3.0. We'll use the resulting swf movie with Screentime for Flash to create a fully functional screensaver. Time for some fun..Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene With Cinema 4D and VRay: Part 1C4d interior scene pt1 thumb
    In this beginner/ intermediate level tutorial, you will learn how to create and render a realistic interior scene in Cinema 4D and Vray. The first day will focus on modeling the room and all of the furniture, and the second on materials, lights, rendering, and post production.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Who's Who in the After Effects World: Volume IIThumb2
    So I got a lot of flack last time around for forgetting some of the people that ought to have been in the last Who's Who roundup. Well, I am back to apease the people of AETUTS and give you the lowdown on some of your favorite people in the AE universe with Who's Who: Volume II.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Using Automation in Pro Tools 8Thumb
    Automation is an important tool for creating polished mixes. You can use it to fix problems, introduce and enhance effects, and to vary the mix levels throughout different sections of a song. If you haven’t learned to use automation in Pro Tools 8, you’re missing out on a lot of functionality.Read More…
  • Code
    CodeIgniter from Scratch Day 7: PaginationCodeigniter
    In these last two weeks, I've received bunches of requests for a CodeIgniter pagination screencast; so that's what we'll be reviewing today! As a bonus, we'll also take a look at the super convenient HTML Table class. Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    How To Choose the Perfect Lens and Consider "Angle of View"200px
    Many photographers, even some fairly advanced amateurs, misunderstand how to properly employ lenses of different focal lengths. Although selecting a lens isn't really a step-by-step process, for purposes of keeping everything organized and showing you how to evaluate a scene, that's how it will be presented here. This tutorial will explain the reasoning behind choosing a particular lens, and highlight how considering the angle of view can lead to a fantastic photograph.Read More…