All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Manipulate Smoke to Create Hyper-Real ImagesPreview
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    Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull. This technique has a variety of outcomes and works well with water, clouds and a whole bunch of other stuff. This is probably more for intermediate users, as I guide you through the process well, but not every Warp Grid point handle move. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Layer Hip Hop Drums in FL StudioThumb
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    Although it is often seen as a signature move of Hip Hop producers, customizing drums through layering is a technique used by artists in every genre, and it allows you to have fresh, new drum sounds that will energize your productions. Using simple tools and sounds you already have, you can expand your sound palette. In this tutorial, Sean Duncan gets us started.Read More…
  • Code
    Using AMFPHP with AS3 and CodeIgniterCodeigniter
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    It seems that the AMFPHP project has now been laid to rest, unfortunately it never made it past the 1.9 beta version and nor did the tutorials. However, Adobe didn't give up on it that easily and with the new Flex compilers they've included the AMF3 object encoding! Good news for all you Flexers, but it's a different story for all you AS3'ers. Flex allows you to quickly and simply build a service that will interact with your AMFPHP code, but you have to get your hands dirty with AS3. So, I've decided that it's time there's a decent set of classes out there that help Bob build a site with AS3 using the AMFPHP gateway. And to throw some more dirt into the mix, we'll be integrating AMFPHP with CodeIgniter so that we have a fantastic PHP framework for the backend.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Final Cut Pro: The Beginner’s Series, Day 2Fcpd2
    While After Effects is all we need to create brilliant motion graphics and VFX, Final Cut Pro is where many of us take our raw work and splice and dice it into a final, polished video. In this second part, Gustavo adds on to the starter tutorial created for those who are not familiar with Final Cut Pro and would like to learn how to edit and compose their After Effects footage. In the second Day of this multi-day beginners' series he provides some RAW footage to work with and takes us further into the basics of editing.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    It's Mac Lovers Week at Aetuts!Maclove
    This is a very action packed week for the Envato network as it turns 3 years old! Well along with that, we happen to be having our own little party "Aetuts+ specific". We're excited to celebrate Mac Lovers Week, a week where all our content is Apple-Centric! If you "option" instead of "alt"... If you were perfectly content without a right click... if you have no clue what a "Start bar" is... If somebody says "Steve Jobs" and you feel all tingly inside... This is your week! Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    47 Amazing Blender TutorialsThumbnail
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    Okay all you freeloaders... here are the Blender tutorials I promised! I got you 47 amazing tuts from around the far reaches of the interwebs. So go get some coffee or a can of coke, cause you're gonna be here for a while.Read More…
  • Code
    An Interview With Elliot Jay StocksElliotjaystocks avatar
    Elliot Jay Stocks is a well known designer whose client list includes Wordpress, Blue Flavor, The Beatles, EMI Records, and Carsonified. His work is frequently featured in online and offline publications, showcased on various ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example to design students around the world of how accessible web design can still look beautiful. He writes regularly for industry-leading publications such as .Net magazine, and speaks at conferences and events across the globe.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Re-Topologize a Game-Ready Alien Head in BlenderThumbnail
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    The retopology tools in Blender allow you to take a high-resolution model and very quickly create a low-poly version of that model. You can then use this new low-poly mesh to easily generate a normal map, displacement map, or anything else you may need from the high-poly version. This tutorial introduces you to the basics of retopo in Blender, including how to use the extrude feature, the paint tool, and some of the quirks of retopo in general. Retopologizing a model.Read More…
  • Code
    2009 .NET Awards - Please Vote For Us!200x200
    Envato is honored to have been nominated in three different categories for the 2009 .NET Awards: "blog of the year," "vodcast of the year," and "podcast of the year!" In the 1.5 years since Nettuts+ launched, we've strived to bring you the best web development tutorials available. If you've found them to be helpful, would you mind taking a moment to vote for us? I did so myself, and finished in about twenty seconds. Remember: you don't have to vote for every category. If you'd prefer, you can simply vote in one category (or 3) and press "Submit." I won't lie. For my own vanity, I'd love to win in the "Best Vodcast" category. If you benefited from the "CodeIgniter From Scratch", "jQuery For Absolute Beginners", and "Diving into PHP" video series' (or any other video tut of ours), please show your thanks with a quick vote. I'd appreciate it very much. We're nominated for "Vodcast of the Year," "Blog of the Year (TUTSPLUS)", and "Podcast of the Year (FreelanceSwitch)." Thanks in advance, everyone - and a big thank you goes out to .NET magazine. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Andrée Wallin InterviewP
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    Andrée Wallin is an exceptional digital painter who also specializes in Matte painting which is a blend of Photo-Manipulation and painting. In this interview Andrée discusses the process of creating a few of his amazing paintings. He also tells us about the tablet he uses to paint. This is another interesting interview for the readers, so lets get into it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Jeff Finley of Go MediaPreview
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    Jeff Finley is a talented illustrator/designer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a co-owner of Go Media, a highly respected creative agency. Jeff has worked extensively with a wide variety of clients in the music industry, apparel, as well as others, and he's working hard to branch out into doing design work for the film industry. He spends quite a bit of his time building relationships through social media and has as much business savvy as creative drive. Jeff creates killer t-shirts, illustrative typography, raging creatures, emotive posters, and combines these talents to fit the project at hand. He's as comfortable with a pencil as he is a Wacom. He feels every tool should be used as it best fits a project. He's a pro at working with Illustrator, Photoshop, and other programs. He works in a range of funky styles, while still having a strong grasp of each client's goals and brand. Learn all about Jeff and his work at the jump!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    41 After Effects Tutorials from ElsewhereThumb
    If you sitting there bored thinking that you've seen everything there is to see, we have a special treat for you! Turn your cell phones off and buckle up... because you have a few hours worth of content ahead of you with Topher's round up of 41 tuts from around the web.Read More…