All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Getting Started With CakePHP200x200
    CakePHP is an open-source framework for PHP intended to make developing, deploying and maintaining applications much easier. CakePHP offers many useful design patterns, such as the Model-View-Controller pattern, seen in other popular frameworks like Ruby On Rails. The CakePHP framework also provides a slew of valuable reusable libraries for dealing with common tasks. An example is "Inflector" (a routine that takes a string and handles pluralization).Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Photographs13
    I'm a huge fan of James White's work. I love the way he plays with geometric elements and colors. It gives a retro feeling to the design, but at the same time he uses a modern approach. In an interview, he mentioned that he uses a Flash script to generate the vector shapes. Then he does the rest of the job in Illustrator and Photoshop. Well, inspired by James's designs, I decided to figure out my own way of creating that type of effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Watercolour / Ink Blot Effect10
    A simple and cool effect to make your photos look like they have been painted / made out of an ink/watercolour mark.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Rocking Silhouette in Photoshop - Screencast4
    If you've ever wanted to shine in the spotlight, try this tutorial. It shows you how to create a silhouette of a person taken from a normal photo, adding colorful light to it as if the light source is located behind this object - Ben MerckxRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Grungy Poster in Photoshop - Screencast3
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop - Screencast2
    Creating conceptual work can be fun and relies heavily on your imagination. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images - Jonny McGurnRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography1
    Last week we published our 10th Wallpaper of the Week. It was an awesome typography design from Ginger Monkey Design called Compassion. What I really liked about that design was how they mixed some "frilly bits" with the typeface to create an outstanding piece of work. I decided to create a tutorial showing how to do that as well - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    T9 Creative DoodlesPreview
    Photoshop Version: CS2Size: Around 500pxNo. in set: 19License: Use freelyRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    T9 Dirty BrushesPreview
    Photoshop Version: CS2Size: Around 1800pxNo. in set: 8License: Use freelyRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Glowing Surreal Planet Design - ScreencastVideo 1 create a glowing surreal planet design
    This time I'll show you how to create a glowing planet design. You'll learn how to create a planet from a panoramic picture, use the Lens Correction Filter, create complex background patterns, and more - Alvaro GuzmanRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Hyper BrushesPreview
    Photoshop Version: CS+Size: Around 500pxNo. in set: 20License: Use freelyRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Energy Drink Ad Design - VideoEnergy video
    Featuring a product in an ad is a common task for any designer. In this tutorial, we'll look at a flexible design solution that you can use to create one for an energy drink. It relies on a combination of the Difference Blending Mode and the Radial Blur Filter to achieve unique colors, contrast, and lighting - Alex BeltechiRead More…