All Posts in Tuts+

  • Photo & Video
    How To Take Photos of People Like a ProfessionalPreview
    Have you ever felt intimidated by the thought of taking photos of other people? Believe it or not, once you're over your initial nerves, people are one of the easiest subjects to photograph. Why is this? Well, imagine that you're taking landscape photos. Most of us don't live in a spectacular landscape, which means we have to drive somewhere to take the photo. Once there, if the weather and light aren't good, there's not much we can do. Photographing people, however, gives you complete control. All the elements of good photography are in your hands. You're surrounded by potential subjects; friends, relatives and even strangers if you have the courage to ask. Every potential subject is unique. If the light isn't great, you can do something about it, like move to another location or use flash. You can ask your subject to wear different clothes, or do something a little crazy - your only limit is your imagination.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    20 Flash Audio Resources for MusiciansActiveden
    To have your music noticed today, you need an online presence. While you may opt to show off your tracks on Myspace, there are certain advantages to having your own website. Our sister site, ActiveDen, has some fantastic and affordable Flash resources that will make you stand out from the crowd. We feature 20 of their best site templates and audio players.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Excellent Explosions and Extreme Extrusions in C4DThumb
    In this tutorial, Carlos will teach us how to create extruding text exploding out of a box using C4D. We'll then bring it into After Effects to add more particles and a background. This is excellent effect to go through if you've been wanting to try a 3d program. Read More…
  • Code
    Build an RSS 2.0 Feed with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    In this tutorial, we will build a RSS 2.0 Feed with the PHP framework CodeIgniter. After this tutorial, you will be able to build a feed for any custom website in no time at all. Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Winners Announced: Opteka .35x HD² Lens For Your Canon DSLRPreview
    We have a great prize for all our Canon SLR toting readers today, the "Opteka .35x HD² Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens". It's a versatile piece of kit for taking dynamic and unusual images, capable of capturing breathtaking ultra wide angle views or extreme high resolution macro shots. Read on to find out how you can enter!Read More…
  • Code
    Journey to the Next Dimension With Papervision3D: Part 1Preview
    To tie in with our Papervision3D Essentials giveaway, today's tutorial also features a PV3D theme. This two-part tutorial will show you how to get started with the Papervision3D engine, then how to make your creation jump out of the screen using an anaglyph effect in combination with 3D spectacles.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Awesome 3D Anaglyph PosterDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll take inspiration from these movies of yesteryear and recreate a retro B-movie styled poster. I'll walk you through entire creation process, step-by-step using photography and 3D renders.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Shape Experimentation To Create Facial FeaturesDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial I will show you how to study shape forms and teach you the fundamentals of experimenting with shapes and apply them to facial features.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Build a Custom jQuery Tabs PluginCode
    In this week’s 45 minute video tutorial, I’ll personally teach you how to build a flexible jQuery tabs plugin. This plugin will automatically create the individual tabs, allow for auto-switching, fading, and plenty more – without being bloated. Why create a tabs plugin when there are plenty of them already available? Because too much abstraction is never a good thing.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    3 Differences Between Live and Studio MixingThumb
    Live sound mixing varies greatly from studio mixing. The fast paced adrenaline rush of the concert venue versus the calmer and quieter work area of the recording studio. Studio mixers can take their time while the live sound tech has to think quickly and react in real time so the difference can be significant, even though some might say they are doing the exact same thing. Besides this, there is also a difference in their workstations. Mixing desks in a live situation can be very different than the one used in a big recording studio. Let's go through some of the main differences between both the mixing desks and their respective users.Read More…
  • Code
    Winners Announced: Win an eBook Copy of Papervision3D Essentials!Preview
    Packt Publishing is once again generously donating copies of one of their publications, this time to four lucky ActiveTuts+ Twitter followers! Papervision3D Essentials is a practical guide for creating 3D in Flash and is a great reference for every Papervision3D user. To win one of four Papervision3D Essentials eBooks, all you need to do is ask! Read on to find out more..Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Incredible Looking Hair Effects with Particles in Blender - Part 1Thumbnail
    In this multi-part, video tutorial about Blender's Hair Particles System, we will learn some very useful options to use when trying to create cool or convincing hair effects. We will also add colour to the hair, light the scene, add a few compositing nodes, and finally set the particle system as a softbody so we can animate it.Read More…