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  • Design & Illustration
    Comment to Win a Free Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book from Psdtuts+Contests
    Psdtuts+ is only as popular as our audience makes it. Thanks to everyone for stopping by on a regular basis to to share ideas about Photoshop, digital illustration, design, and more within this thriving creative community. To show our appreciation, I have some freebies to mail out this week! We've got some awesome books to give away. It's really simple to enter. Learn more at the jump!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Comment to Win a Free Vonster Pattern Book!Contests
    Von Glitschka writes tutorials for us often, and he's put together an awesome book on patterns. It's titled "Drip.Dot.Swirl." And he's giving one away to a lucky reader of Vectortuts+. We recently ran a contest called "Comment to Win a Free Adobe Illustrator Book from Vectortuts+," which was super successful. Congratulations to the winners of that contest. We'll be running this contest the same way. It's super easy to enter. Learn more at the jump!Read More…
  • Code
    20 Useful Flash ComponentsPreviewcustom
    Here is a list of my 20 favorite flash components. Some are freebies, though most of them are for sale. Have fun browsing!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    A Concise Guide to After Effects Keyboard ShortcutsThumbnail
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    If you want to take your AE chops to the next level, you need to know your shortcuts like the back of your hand. There's a ton of shortcuts and which ones you need to remember depends on your workflow. To get you started, Topher put together this primer which does not cover every shortcut there is so if you have some good ones to share, please do so in the comments and help make this the "Ultimate" Guide to After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    8 Things I Love About Playing KeysThumb
    As I stood on the verge of becoming a musician, I argued with myself whether to learn guitar or piano. Guitars were portable, and I was moving around a lot at the time. But keyboards also appealed to me. They seemed so powerful and versatile, and the new electronic keyboards could make so many different sounds. After seeing a girl in a band playing a tiny Casio keyboard (I didn’t realize how desperate she must have been!), I realized that keyboards can be portable too, and made my choice. Decades later after learning a few other instruments, I’m glad I started learning music on a keyboard. Here are eight things I love about playing music on a keyboard:Read More…
  • Code
    Should You Attend University for Web Development?200x200
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    We're entering a unique age; an age where a simple Google search has the potential to replace professors. As students across the globe decide whether or not to spend massive sums of money - during a financial recession - to attend University this fall, they might find themselves asking, "Is it worth it?" Especially in the web development world, it's possible that the latest technologies and trends are being taught on blogs, rather than in the classroom. On a weekly basis, I receive emails from University students informing us that our "little ole'" blog has taught them more than their college professors. Considering the frequency at which these flattering emails occur, it does raise an interesting question: "Is University out-dated?" Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Progress Bar With Javascript200x200
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    The Progress Bar is one of the latest components to be added to the excellent library of UI widgets and interaction helpers built on top of jQuery. It was introduced in the latest version of the library, which at the time of writing is 1.7. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating RUN Machines in Reason’s Combinator, Pt 1Thumb
    Some of Reason's most-loved patches are the Combinator’s [RUN] patches. These patches are very useful as the Combinator plays along with your song, often inspiring as song starters or templates. However, it is scary to turn the rack around and see hundreds of cables go from this device to that device. It’s not that complex; once you’ve figured it out you can make great background patterns and drum machine templates for your songs. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Use Basic Shapes to Build a Vector IllustrationDesign and illustration
    The following is an illustrative design tutorial. This tutorial will demonstrate for you the process of Shape Building in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using basic shapes to create a fun illustration.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create an Illuminating "Light Painting" EffectLightswirl thumbnail1
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    You've surely seen a "light painting" photograph by now. Sprint made it very popular in their latest advertising campaign, but it's been around for a long time, Picasso made a light painting in 1949. In this tutorial Ben shows us how to easily recreate this effect using particles in After Effects.Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Started with Magento Ecommerce!200x200
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    Magento is the next generation of eCommerce! It is incredibly well architectured, fully flexible, scalable, and fun to work with. If you've ever thought about creating an online shop, Magento is your choice! Today we are going to install it locally with XAMPP Lite and review the essentials.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    We've Restructured Our Video Section and Moved to Blip.tvPreview
    We've moved over to Blip for our screencasts. I'll be recording screencasts at least weekly in order to bring you some new video content that helps demonstrate techniques found in our tutorials. This ads another layer of learning to the tutorials here on Vectortuts+.Read More…