All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Building a jQuery Image Scroller200x200
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    In this tutorial, we're going to be building an image scroller, making use of jQuery's excellent animation features and generally having some fun with code. Image scrollers are of course nothing new; versions of them come out all the time. Many of them however are user-initiated; meaning that in order for the currently displayed content to change, the visitor must click a button or perform some other action. This scroller will be different in that it will be completely autonomous and will begin scrolling once the page loads. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration - Screencast250 couch flow
    "In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape." - Constantin Potorac and Toma Alin GabrielRead More…
  • Code
    Our First Anniversary!Anniversary
    Time really does fly by. Exactly one year ago today, our CEO, Collis Ta'eed, launched Nettuts+. 322 postings later, we have the honor of writing for 34,000+ RSS subscribers. Though I wasn't here at the very beginning, I do remember reading that first "Launch" posting - completely oblivious to the possibility that I might be running the site in just a few months time. To celebrate, let's browse through some of the notable postings/events from this last year. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type ToolPreview
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    Who doesn't know the Type Tool? This is maybe one of the most powerful and useful tools of Photoshop. We've all used it at least once, but do you know all its potential? That's why I decided to write a comprehensive guide about Photoshop's Type tool, including do's and don'ts of the most important features of this tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Gothic Looking Card Deck - Screencast004 card deck
    "In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an awesome card deck design. You'll create our own brushes and design elements to achieve a cool looking card. Let's get started!" - Simona PfreundnerRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Gothic Looking Card Deck200carddeck
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    In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an awesome card deck design. You'll create our own brushes and design elements to achieve a cool looking card. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Become an ExpressionEngine Superstar in 5 Days: Part 2200x200
    Continuing on from part 1 in this series -- where we briefly looked at why we would consider paying for a CMS, then went on to install EE and have a look around -- we will now delve much deeper into what makes ExpressionEngine such a powerful CMS. Many people are put off by its steeper learning curve; today's tutorial will try and alleviate some of those worries. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy IllustrationPreview
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    Here is another illustration I have worked on with Toma Alin Gabriel. Worked on this piece with a lot of images and I would also like to thank the photographers for giving us permission to use their stuff. In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn a Professional Workflow for Illustrating a Comic-Style Header ImagePreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll review a professional workflow for illustrating website header images in comic style, which are destined to integrate into Wordpress themes. This is a great way to make your blog stand out and get promoted on the top web design galleries. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XMLPreview
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    In this screencast I'll show you how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to grab the images from an xml file. We'll keep the FLA empty except for the path to our Document Class and also create a custom class that will act as the engine for the slideshow. This is a file you can use over and over again, I hope you find it useful!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Social Network Using Joomla!Joomla
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    Social network implementation has become a necessity for successful websites. Joomla!, the popular Open-Source CMS, has some great and affordable ways to bring your site to the social networking level. Let's review how.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Process of Score Composition, Part 1Thumb
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    This tutorial marks the first in a series of tutorials on composition - specifically composition that might be appropriate for film and television. In this piece, we'll talk a bit about the philosophy behind this particular series of tutorials, and get into the process of composition itself.Read More…