All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    Mastering: You Can Do It Yourself (Part Two)Music and audio
    In the last post we covered a description of mastering and a couple of its basic operations, level and frequency balance. This time we’ll cover some equally important but often overlooked elements, namely editing, spreads, and exports.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adam Spizak InterviewP
    Adam Spizak is a unique breed of designer, from the first glance at his work you will be engulfed by very strong emotions that are just pouring out of his art. He prides himself on creating art that is visually stimulating that will make you feel something you've never felt as well. Each one of his illustrations has it's own personal background story along with a whole group of emotions that are meant to be expressed. Adam also gives us a great tip on how to efficiently store all your idea's and then use them when the time is right. Let's have a chat with Adam!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Use Scribble Effects in IllustratorPreview
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    There are quite a few Illustrator tools that many of us have never used, which is understandable. We often have a workflow that we have found efficient and stick with it. Occasionally though, it's a good idea to crack open Illustrator and take a look at some of its underused features. Scribble effects are worth taking a look at because they're a quick way to add texture to your designs and a bit of personality. The texture added is similar to the name of the effect (scribbles), but there is a great deal of variance you can control, and you can add a random feel as well. Let's take a close look at how to use this effect and how you can get creative with it!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Paint, and Animate a Realistically Stylised Eye In 3ds Max: Part 1Thumb3
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    This is a multiple part video tutorial on how to create simple, yet effective, 3d eyes that can be used in either CG illustrations, or animations. This series of tutorials will cover all of the steps that are necessary, from modeling and unwrapping, to texturing, to rigging, and eventually animating the eye.Read More…
  • Code
    CSS Fundamentals: Containing Children200x200
    I've received multiple requests for simpler CSS tutorials that teach the tricky fundamentals. This will serve as the first entry in a series that will receive new additions sporadically each month. Today, we'll be reviewing the overflow: hidden, and clearfix tricks to force a parent div to contains its children. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Menu Interface for a Fantasy Themed iPhone GamePreview
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    First off, props to Dan Wiersema (my friend and Creative Director at Guifx) for being the brains behind this tutorial. Concept and wireframe were both developed by him. He also helped me iron out the creases in terms of rating my work from beginning to end. In this tutorial, we'll create a main menu interface for a fictional iPhone game. We'll go through setting up Photoshop to accurately display target screen size, setting up a wire frame for the project, creating a background, making a logo, creating rock texture for the sidebar, and wood texture for the saved games-box and buttons. We'll also add creating greenery for detail and good measure. This is gonna be a long one, so patience is a virtue. Also, coffee helps!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat IconPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a magic hat icon with a cute bunny inside. We'll use the pen tool, pathfinder palette, and other tools to create this design. Let's get started with making a magically cute, vector design!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Spooky Half-Life Monster SoundThumb
    If you ever played a game like Half-Life without sound you will acknowledge this: the scare factor comes, at least in large part, from the sound effects. Monsters don’t really seem dangerous if they don’t make a scary sound. Close the curtains and inform the neighbors, because in this tutorial we will transform your own voice into a monster you never thought you had inside you!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Spectacular VFX and Design Studio RoundupThumb1
    In the United States it's Independence Day this weekend which is a day spent celebrating. In that spirit we decided to celebrate design studios doing some of the most inspiring work at the moment. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a Detailed, High-Poly Camera in 3ds Max 2010Thumbnail
    This massive, 117 step tutorial covers the entire process of modeling a detailed DSLR camera, that would be suitable for use as a high-poly scene object in a render, or for generating normal maps to be applied to an in-game model. We will also be going over some of the ins and outs of 3ds Max 2010's new graphite modeling tools!Read More…
  • Code
    Easy E-Commerce With Magento200x200
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    Hundreds of ecommerce systems exist, but very few can match the power of Magento. In this screencast, I'll demonstrate how to download and install Magento to a local host, configure some of the site options, and create simple and configurable products and categories for our test e-commerce site. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Julian DoradoPreview
    Julian Dorado is a talented illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started a character design project that merges typefaces into unique monsters, cute animals, and various other font inspired character creations. Let's learn more about Julian and the Typefaces project in this interview!Read More…