All Posts in Tuts+

  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    La Grande After Effects Tutorial Roundup From Elsewhere2
    It's been over a month since we did a proper After Effects tutorial roundup, and frankly, in case our name didn't give it away, we love after effects tutorials around here so without further ado...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create and Print a Brochure with Photoshop, Indesign and - Part 2Preview day16
    The great thing about the Adobe product range is how easy it is to combine your work from one program to another. In this tutorial we'll take the Photoshop work from Part 1 over on Psdtuts+, and place it into InDesign, create a stylesheet and then export a PDF. This workflow can be really useful particularly for larger documents where InDesign's page layout features really kick in.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create and Print a Brochure with Photoshop, Indesign and - Part 1Preview day15
    Years ago when I first decided that I'd like to try out print design (my background is in web and screen work), I had this impression that there was some magically difficult things you had to know to get stuff printed. The reality is that for simple projects it's actually very easy. In this tutorial I will walk you through the complete process of designing a simple brochure, getting it ready for print and then actually uploading it to a commercial online printer, checking the proof and seeing the finished product. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Blend and Mask Yourself a Great PosterPreview day17
    In this tutorial, we'll be creating a poster with a strong geometric central design, which utilizes flowing blends, masks shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work. Learn each detailed step in creating this poster. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    How to Set Up a Killer WordPress Testing Environment Locally200x200
    If you're a heavy WordPress developer like me, you might find that you need to create a new installation for each site that requires a strange structure or specific posts, instead of using your uniform local test WordPress installation. Cue WordPress Mu. WordPress Multi User is a platform created by the geniuses at Automattic that is basically a WordPress installation that allows multiple blogs to run using the same software.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    5 Ways to Deliver More Expressive VocalsSinger
    Singing is the first music-making experience most of us ever had. It came naturally without a single lesson probably before you even went to school. You probably started with a nursery rhyme or other well-known song, and you sang for the simple pleasure of it. And your mom probably thought you were amazing!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    33 Brilliant Business Card TemplatesCard
    When GraphicRiver started I was kinda surprised to see business card templates start appearing in the uploads since there was no specific category or instructions for them. A week later I was even more surprised to see them taking over our popular files page. Today GraphicRiver hosts almost 300 business card templates and they are a staple of the site. In this post we've rounded up 33 of the best to showcase some of the designs you can grab for just three or four dollars.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Business Card in Illustrator and Print it with UPrintingPreview day12
    Business cards are one of the staples of any working graphic designer. In this tutorial we'll take the Rockable Press brand we worked through in Part 1 of this set of tutorials and apply it to create and print business cards with UPrinting. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Quick'n'Dirty Letterhead in ... MS Word!Preview day13
    Yes you read that title correctly! In this tutorial we are going to take the brand we created in Part 1 and make a letterhead for Microsoft Word to accompany the business cards we put together and printed in Part 2. While traditional letterheads are made by getting them printed at a printers and then running the letterhead paper through the printer, in my experience there are a great many clients who are either too cheap or too lazy to take that option. For all those types of clients (including me!) this is a really easy way of providing a letterhead at very little expense that still looks professional.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Rockstar Brand, Logo & Styleguide in IllustratorPreview day11
    Designing a strong, coherent graphic brand identity is one of the most rewarding tasks in graphic design. It is a unique opportunity to create something that will go on to be used in many different places, applications and designs. In this multi-part tutorial series I'll take you through the processes and design I used to create the Rockable Press brand and its many different applications both offline and on. We'll begin by looking at the creation of the Rockable logo, look and feel and brand.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Elegant Blue Web IconsPreview
    Format: PNGSize: See DescriptionLicense: Creative CommonsRead More…
  • Music & Audio
    Spice Up Your Loops by Automating EQThumb
    Whether you're working on a tight scoring deadline or simply rushing to get your creative ideas out of your head and into a session, it can be very easy to drop a drum or percussion loop into your track and forget about it, causing the loop to be a static and repetitive element that drags down the overall interest of your music. You can very quickly and easily make your loops more interesting by automating an EQ insert, costing you little time but adding a nice touch of subtlety to your mix.Read More…