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  • Design & Illustration
    Logos for Print Versus Online – Identify Your Audience and Design AccordinglyPreview day5
    As the effectiveness and streamlined approach of an online presence continues to become the primary means of business communication, a businesses brand relies heavily on how a logo interfaces with its website. We'll explore a variety of issues related to working with and integrating logos, including effective and ineffective combinations and how logos presented online differ from their printed counterparts. In addition, we'll discuss what makes a logo successful from a usability and technical standpoint.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in PhotoshopPreview day4
    As it's Graphic Design Week here on Psdtuts+, let's take a look at some basic Graphic Design principles and cast an eye over the Boxing Poster aesthetic from yesteryear. Creating a retrograde look is nothing new, but there are some things to keep an eye out for when mimicking Graphic Design from any decades past. We'll be drawing inspiration from Poster Design from the 1960s, particularly Boxing Posters from that era. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    How to Implement Email Verification for New MembersAvatar
    Have you ever created an account with a website, and were required to check your email and click through a verification link sent by the company in order to activate it? Doing so highly reduces the number of spam accounts. In this lesson, we'll learn how to do this very thing!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing a Typographic Concept Poster - Screencast202 alpha type
    "In this tutorial I will take you through a few steps that will show you how I created a poster design. This illustration was created for a contest started by UPrinting Design over at You The Designer. I was one of the lucky winners. Also, because of the requests to write a tutorial on this design, I made some changes to it, and I decided to show you the design process behind this piece." ConstantinRead More…
  • Code
    Flash Freebie: O'Reilly Books!200 contest
    We've had an amazing initial response since Flashtuts+ launched at the end of March. Well in excess of 3,000 subscribers, around 700 Twitter followers and 600,000 pageviews; figures not to be sniffed at! To demonstrate our appreciation we're following in the footsteps of sibling site Nettuts+ and giving away some great O'REILLY freebies to some lucky Twitter followers!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating Rich Soundscapes with Organic & Electronic SoundsThumb
    Creating lush, expansive back drops can be a key part of a successful chill-out track or a great breakdown. Producing something truly original in this area requires a bit of creativity. There's always the temptation to use an impressive pad sound from the latest super plug-in, but to really stand out from the crowd you need to dip your toes into the world of sound design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    30 Vector Elements to Add to Your Next Design ProjectVector
    You don't always have the time, energy or skill to reinvent the wheel every time. That's why on GraphicRiver we offer a popular category of Vector Design Elements that sell for just a few dollars each. To showcase the types of things you can grab for your next design project we've compiled a selection of 30 great items...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Five-color Magazine Cover using a Spot MetallicPreview day1
    This is an advanced tutorial commissioned especially for Graphic Design Week. I’ll demonstrate how to integrate a spot-color metallic ink into your workflow using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Professional. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Printing & Prepress BasicsPreview day3
    While art and design schools do an impressive job of teaching the importance of form, function, and how to use flashy Photoshop techniques, it's rare that designers have been taught the skills necessary to pass off their projects to printers so that they may not only successfully, but smoothly, produce a designed work. In this article, I'll discuss the basics when it comes to translating your brilliant ideas (and surely hours of your precious time and energy) into successfully printed projects with a printer, making it easier to keep your deadlines and maintain a blissfully happy and healthy relationship with your vendor.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    16 Great Graphic Design Blogs and SitesPreview day2
    What are your favorite design blogs and sites? There are so many design blogs now, that your top list is sure to be a bit different. Here we've collected 16 great design sites that consistently bring high-quality material to their audience. They are filled with great resources, original material, thought provoking articles, or well constructed design tutorials that keep you growing as a designer. Add these sites to your feed reader, if they aren't already in there!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    It's Graphic Design Week on Psdtuts+ & Vectortuts+200
    Beginning today we're running a very special double site event called Graphic Design Week, featuring tutorials on everything from business card design to typography, prepress to identity design. What's the occasion? Well our sister site GraphicRiver has just launched a Print Design Templates that offers simple, affordable print designs to help you get started with projects, find ideas, or push out super fast turn arounds for urgent work. And for graphic designers with spare time, it's a simple way to pull in some extra income with 40 - 70% of every sale going back to the author.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding Sparkle to Fashion PhotographyDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to transform a fashion photograph into a unique, multi-layered Photoshop illustration. You'll be using 3D renders, custom space and cloud brushes, as well as throwing in some cool 3D vectors as Smart Objects for good measure.Read More…