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  • Music & Audio
    36 Reason Tutorials, Refills, Applications and CommunitiesReason logo
    Reason is the most popular and one of the most versatile sampling and sequencing applications available today. Unlike other programs like Fruity Loops, Reason is used by musicians from all sorts of genres: folk artists, rockers, contemporary classicals and, of course, electronica artists. New to Reason? Feeling a bit lost? Look no further: here’s your one stop shop to all things Reason.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest Update!Contests
    Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest is in the final stretch. We've received only a handful of submissions. Chances of winning are still really high, as this contest is only a week long. If you've been working on a tutorial, then be sure to get it in before the deadline of midnight July 27th, 2008, which is approaching fast!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Thick and Crunchy Guitar Distortion Without Using an Amplifier or Effects PedalsDistortion no amp
    In this tutorial we will explore how to produce a nice thick and crunchy distorted guitar sound using nothing more than your guitar plugged straight into your soundcard, a freeware guitar amp modeling plug-in and some step-by-step technical wizardry. For this tutorial I'll be using Cubase 4, but the principals would be the same in any audio sequencer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Photoshop Video Channel UpdateVideo
    We've got some updates on the progress of the Psdtuts+ Photoshop Video Channel over at Vimeo. Gavin keeps cranking out professional Video tutorials based on our existing written tutorials. We've also got others contributing new tutorials of their own creation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Ways to Improve Your Mix-down10improve
    With so many things to remember when performing your final mix-down, it can sometimes feel like you're spinning plates. Luckily, there are a few principles you can abide by to get the most out of your mix-down process. Follow these ten tips from Mo to help keep things in check....Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Retro Style Poster with Shapes, Patterns, and EaglesRetroposter200
    In this tutorial, we'll show the inspired Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a retro style poster. We'll learn how to create shapes by using the Pathfinder tools, by joining paths, and by applying graphic patterns. We will also take advantage of the Appearance Palette and have some fun with applying multiple strokes to objects.Read More…
  • Code
    Submit A Form Without Page Refresh using jQuery200
    Previously on Nettuts+, Philo showed how you can use jQuery to add form validation to wordpress comments that works without any page reload. Another great way of utlizing jQuery to enhance user experience is to not just validate, but to submit your form entirely without a page refresh. In this tutorial I'll show you how easy it is to do just that -- submit a contact form that sends an email, without page refresh using jQuery! (The actual email is sent with a php script that processes in the background). Let's get started.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Complete Vexel Image Using PhotoshopPreview
    This tutorial will instruct the reader on how to take a picture and create a vexel image out of it, through Photoshop. Numerous vexel techniques are taught. You'll learn how to use the Pen Tool, and then put it to good use to construct hundreds of shapes that will compose a full vexel image.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How To Create Two-Tone and Graphic RadialsPreview
    There are many types of radial patterns, and I find it helpful to have some of the more common kind on hand. I'll show you how to make two types of radials: two-tone radials, and the sort that has a repeating element, or what I think of as graphic radials. This tutorial is for the beginner Adobe Illustrator artist.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating a Dynamic Poll with jQuery and PHP200
    When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of jQuery you can produce some pretty cool results. In this tutorial we'll create a poll using PHP and XHTML, then make use of some jQuery Ajax effects to eliminate the need for a page refresh, and to give it a nice little bit of animation.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design an Album Cover Using SpectrogramsPreview
    How would you illustrate sounds? Would you make them as musical notes, key signatures, elegant swirls, or wild swooshes? Well let's put away all those for now and look at spectrograms - audio recordings in visual format. We'll be using these in designing a cover for a solo piano album entitled The Storm. And to top things off, we'll also display the cover in a Photoshop enhanced environment.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    30+ Insanely Useful Websites for GuitaristsGibsonrobot
    The guitar is an instrument that knows no genre and no boundaries--one of the reasons why it's arguably the world's most beloved instrument. Here are over 30 incredibly useful (and often entertaining) websites dedicated to the guitar and its admirers.Read More…