All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    How to Use Amazon S3 & PHP to Dynamically Store and Manage Files with Ease200
    A couple of weeks ago, Nettuts+ posted an introductory tutorial to using Amazon's Simple Storage System (S3). Being able to upload an unlimited number of files for hardly any money is great, but it would be even better if your users could upload files from your website. That way you wouldn't have to worry about the size of your web server for a second. Let's try! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect200x200
    In this tutorial, we will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects. This tutorial is simple enough for a beginner to understand, but I should warn you that in this tutorial there ends up being over 60 active text layers, which will require a heavy use of your computer's memory. Let's jump into this tutorial and layer some glowing text.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Digitally Collage a Camouflage Paper JacketPreview
    This tutorial demonstrates how to control the placement of patterns to blend an image into the background, as camouflage. It also shows how to make that same pattern pop out and mold into realistic texture in other areas of the design. Let's take a look at a workflow to achieve this effect.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ First Contest Winners AnnouncementContests
    The winners of the first Psdtuts+ contest are in. The winning entries stand out as remarkable design work. Let's check out who walked away with the prizes. Great job to everyone who participated! We had a lot of activity in the Psdtuts+ Flickr group with this contest. We'll be launching another contest shortly.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - MayPreview
    Another supercharged month for Photoshop and design across the Web! Let's take a look at some top tuts, freebies, and articles elsewhere. Also, we'll be announcing the winners of this month's contest soon. Then contest number two will begin shortly. Look for those announcements in the next few days.Read More…
  • Code
    How To Create A Keypress Navigation Using jQuery200
    The key to a succesful website is the ease with which a user finds what they are looking for. Thus, it's worth spending a lot of time and effort in creating both useful and visually appealing navigation systems. Lately, I have began experimenting with new ways to navigate a website. In this tutorial I'll show you how to let the user make use of their keyboard to get around your site.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop200
    Flames are particularly hard to render in Photoshop, but in this tutorial I'll show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We'll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image. This is the second of our five-part series on Photoshop Typography. If you missed last week's, go visit Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Theme any CMS Using Firebug (and MediaWiki as an Example)200
    Often in my career as a web ninja, I've been asked to skin or theme open source projects to bring them in line with my clients brand. Depending on the project this can be more, or less frustrating (I'm looking at you Magento) but MediaWiki is one of the easier projects to work with because of the limited number of files and things to adjust. In this tutorial we'll go through the theming process I used to style the upcoming PSDTUTS Wiki, but the process, particularly using Firebug, could be applied to pretty much any CMS.Read More…
  • Code
    Unraveling the Secrets of WordPress' Comments.php File200
    WordPress seems to be everywhere these days, and it's no wonder with it's ease of use and ease of customization. In this tutorial, I'll be dissecting the default WordPress theme's comments.php structure and giving you various snippets of code to make your skinning easier.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    6 Quick'n'Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From ScratchPlastig
    Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferable. In this tutorial I'll show you how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really this is like six tutorials in one!Read More…
  • Code
    AudioJungle Launches + NETTUTS news!Jungle1
    So I know this is a blog about web design and development, but I thought I'd start my news post by announcing a brand new site we just launched called AudioJungle! It's a stock music and sound site, which expands off FlashDen into the audio market, and we're super excited about the launch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    AudioJungle Launch + Upcoming Sites + Psdtuts+ announcements!Jungle
    As you know, one of the other sites we work on here is FlashDen, and recently we've been very hard at work expanding FlashDen to have a dedicated Audio sister-site. So it's with great pleasure that I can finally say that AudioJungle is now online!Read More…