All Posts in Tuts+

  • Photo & Video
    40 Inspirational Black and White PhotosPreview
    We have recently taught you how to master the art of black and white photography, covered various conversion techniques, and discussed toning. Today we thought that it was time to share a set of inspiring, incredible black and white photos. These images include portraits, macro, landscapes and more!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    2010 Free Vector Calendar2010 free vector calendarsmall
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    File Type: AICS and EPS8License: Free for Personal and Commercial UseRead More…
  • Music & Audio
    Headphones Roundup: Audiotuts Readers' FavoritesThumb
    Headphones are an essential tool for recording musicians, but there are a lot of choices out there - and some of them are very expensive. We recently asked you about your favorite headphones, and this article wraps up your answers. Just in time for Christmas, it summarizes the “hive mind” of Audiotuts+ readers on the best brands and models for studio use and listening for pleasure.Read More…
  • Business
    The Best Books for Freelance Graphic DesignersBestbooksdesigners1
    While there are great resources out there for anyone interested in freelancing, working as a graphic designer can have a few twists that makes it worth your while to take a look at books that specifically offer information geared towards freelance graphic designers. These books can provide an education on the nuts and bolts of the freelance graphic design business.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: 60+ Vintage Automobile AdsPreview
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    We all love vintage design - it's a great source of inspiration, and we all enjoy seeing how technology has developed over the decades. I have collected and compiled a huge (62 advertisements in total) showcase of vintage car magazine advertisements and posters. Many styles and trends have been used throughout the years in car advertisement design, from simple black and white illustrations to beautiful watercolor paintings and great photography to clear, bold typography. The advertisements are displayed by the car make/brand in alphabetical order. What's your favorite?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Ultimate Type TwistingDesign and illustration
    So, have you ever wanted to twist type in a way that is a little more advanced than some of the options you have seen with the Warp feature?Read More…
  • Code
    Configuring Zend Framework to work with a Local Development EnvironmentCode
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    In this tutorial, we will go over how to install and configure the Zend Framework to work with your local development environment. I will be using Wampserver 2.0i on a Windows Vista computer but these steps can be adapted to XAMPP, MAMP, or whatever stack of Apache, PHP, and MySQL that you're using.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    The Birth Of A Logo - Day 2Thumb2
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    There was an explosion of characters and thus the Logo was born. In this tutorial we'll be using some of the new options of Trapcode Particular 2 as well as some techniques with Trapcode Form to create an epic depiction of the first logo in history. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Fume FX: A Detailed OverviewFfx thumb
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    In this tutorial, we will take an extensive look at FumeFX, the High-end digital pyrotechnics plugin for 3DS Max. We will explore just about every setting and learn exactly what they do, in order to gain a good understanding of how to use this tool in our current pipelines. Both studio and personal usage will be explained.Read More…
  • Code
    SQL for BeginnersPreview
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    Most modern web applications today interact with databases, usually with a language called SQL. Lucky for us, this language is quite easy to learn. In this article, we are going to start with some basic SQL queries and use them to interact with a MySQL database.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Football Tshirt Urban DesignPreview
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    File Type: AICS4 and EPS10License: Creative Common Share AlikeRead More…
  • Photo & Video
    Creating a Stunning High Pass, "Ill Effect" PortraitPreview
    Ever since Esquire introduced it's trademark covers, high-pass filters and exaggerated sharpness have become very popular tools to work with. The variety of ways to use the technique is simply endless and, due to a vast amount of adjustment layers and tweaks introduced with Photoshop CS4, every slightest change made is different and individual. Today I will show you how to use the tools for creating an image I myself used for medicine advertisement. The purpose of the images was to create an ill-looking, imperfect image.Read More…