All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Use the jQuery UI to Control the Size of Your Text200x200
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    JQuery's UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Pair of Sweet Gradient Mesh CherriesCherries200
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a pair of cherries solely with the Gradient Mesh tool. If you're not familiar with the Gradient Mesh tool, then this is a great tutorial to learn how to start using it. You can create artwork with a semi-realistic to very realistic look with that tool. It can take effort to master, but it's worth your time.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Super Retro Style Game ControllerPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to be drawing a retro game console controller. Rather than a perspective look, this one will have an isometric look. This tutorial is extremely detailed, and will be fun for all you classic arcade lovers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Glowing Vector LightsaberPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a vector lightsaber. You will use some simple shapes, blends, and gradients in this intermediate tutorial. Also, if you want to learn more about all sorts of light weapons then check out wookieepedia, there is a page on the Lightsaber there.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    6 Most Bizarre Instruments Ever Used in Popular MusicColbert prev
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    Guitar, drums, bass, vocals. That's what most bands need to pull off a great song. But sometimes, the situation may call for something more. You know, like a hurdy gurdy! Check out these examples of famous musicians who said "damn the guitar, hand me a Conundrum!" Or something to that effect.Read More…
  • Code
    Google Enters the Browser Wars with Chrome200x200
    When a new browser enters the market, people generally split up into two categories. The first group thinks, "Great! Anything that moves us towards a more standards oriented environment is a good thing!" The other group, neither better nor worse, thinks to themselves, "Ohh gee. Yet another browser that I'll have to test my sites in. Enter Chrome. Today, Google officially entered the browser wars. No matter which group you fall into, you'll inevitably find yourself downloading this new browser. If you compare the browsers of 1996 to the browsers of today, you'll find that, truthfully, they haven't evolved that much. Sure, they're more standards aware. But generally speaking, they've essentially remained unchanged over the last decade. Google is hoping to change that. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    ThemeForest Launch200x200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    ThemeForest - Site Templates and CMS Themes200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • Code
    ThemeForest is Live200x200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20 Insane Comic-book Style Photoshop EffectsComic prev
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    Comic books and graphic novels combine two things every designer aspires to meld: real meaning and pure, unadulterated eye candy. Here we introduce 20 of the best ever tuts on using Photoshop to create stunning comic-book style art.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    70 Cute and Cheeky Vector Animal Characters70cute prev
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    We all love cartoon characters! The world of vectors is a great place for character design inspiration, with plenty of colourful designs in a wide range of different styles to be seen. This collection of 70 cute and cheeky vector animal characters provides a roundup of some fantastic fauna-based illustrations from across the web. We've got everything from bears to beavers to... well, weird—and strangely fat—Japanese-style bunnies. Time to put on your cute-resistant specs and dive in!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Choose the Right Distortion for Your SongDistortion
    With so many ways of creating distortion effects at our disposal, it's useful to know the jargon and keep up to date with the plug-ins that are available. Mo Volans helps you get your head round some of the various types of distortion and the best plug-ins for the job.Read More…