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  • Music & Audio
    20 Ways to Keep Evolving as a MusicianMusic and audio
    I started to learn to play music properly when I was twenty. I bought the books, practiced for an hour or two a day, and got some lessons. I could often sense my progress, but not always. There was something new to learn each day, and from time to time I could tell my playing jumped up to the next level. But that was over half a lifetime ago, and though music has always been an important part of my life since then, I haven’t always had the time to play regularly.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color WorkflowP
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    Let's look closely at a crucial and time-saving product for designers called Adobe Kuler. We’ll learn to explore, create and share color themes using the Kuler website and the built in extension of Kuler in Photoshop CS4. What’s Adobe Kuler? It’s a web-hosted application, providing free color themes that can be used by anybody, in any project you are working on. Let's jump into this article and learn more about Adobe Kuler and how to use it with Photoshop!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Classic Vector Painting with Watercolor Washes and Line ArtPreview
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    Using Illustrator's Art Brushes, we're going to layer watercolor "washes" underneath black-and-white line art. This technique can be used with just about any kind of imagery however, including original artwork, clip art and silhouettes. Here, I've used a simple ink drawing on paper as a reference. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Best of the Web: February200x200
    With the end of February comes a new monthly roundup on the Tuts+ sites. Each month we like to bring you some of our favorite articles, tutorials, and code snippets from all around the web. Today we will go over the best of the web from February 2009, covering everything from Ruby On Rails to Wordpress tutorials.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces - Screencast017 texture surfaces
    "Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff. Realistically applying a texture to an uneven surface is much more hands-on (more so than simply overlaying a texture and changing the Blending mode)." - James DaviesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Dark Surreal Illustration in Photoshop - Screencast018 dark surreal
    "First of all, I would like to thank Toma Alin Gabriel for collaborating with me in creating this wonderful piece. In this tutorial we are going to create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. In the end, we will apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look." - Constantin PotoracRead More…
  • Code
    Everything You Need to Get Started With MySQL200x200
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    Developing web applications using a static data store where data must be updated, stored and manipulated frequently can be a cumbersome task. However this article will introduce you to the world of relational databases allowing you to maximise your data's potential.Read More…
  • Code
    Fantastic AJAX Newsletter ModulePreview 200x200
    This free app should be great for any newsletter management needs. Copy this one file onto your site, and you're ready to send and archive all newsletters, manage e-mail addresses and categories, and configure a template for your e-mails. If needed, the source code is well documented! Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Play with Fire to Create a Fiery Logo TransitionPreview
    Playing with fire will no longer get in trouble with your mother! High quality fluid dynamics has traditionally been reserved for high end 3D applications, but in this tutorial we learn to harness these simulations in After Effects to literally play with fire and create this fiery logo transition. Read More…
  • Business
    How to Create Memorable Business CardsCard 0
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    At a time when networking is extremely important, freelancers can’t afford to have a business card that isn’t eye-catching. My rule of thumb is if people aren’t complimenting you on your cards, then it’s time to make a change. After collecting business cards over the years, I’ve seen some pretty interesting and creative designs along with some that just plain aren’t effective. Before going over some ways to ensure your cards don’t fall into the latter group, I think it’s important to ensure all of the proper information is accounted for. When designing cards for myself and my clients, I ensure the following information is included:Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Fabric Texture PackPreview200
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    File Type: JPGSize: 1700 px by 1500 pxLicense: Public DomainRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with KakoThumbnail
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    Vectortuts+ is pleased to bring you an interview with Kako from São Paulo, Brazil. This highly talented illustrator has an extensive portfolio ranging from editorials to advertisements to comics and others. His distinguishable style has brought him clients from all over the world which includes huge names like: Coca Cola, Discovery World, Saatchi and Saatchi, Nokia, Toshiba, MTV, and more. Kako has won numerous awards, nominations and recognitions. Kako's illustrations are not only alive with energy, intensity and details, but also have a subtle beauty and there own charm. Truly a class apart!Read More…