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  • Music & Audio
    Create a Multisample 'Bottle' Instrument in Logic Pro 8Bottle
    In the last EXS tutorial, we looked at the basic steps needed to build a unique sampled instrument using Logic’s EXS Sampler. This tutorial will take it to the next level as we learn how to build a more complex instrument using multiple samples. Several months back my friend and colleague Michael Teoli and I were sitting around the kitchen when we started to tap on empty glass bottles. As I’m sure all of you have done at some point, we started to “play” the bottles and see what tunes we could come up with. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could sample these bottles and make them into an instrument?” we wondered, and on went the lightbulb above our heads. Enter EXS. Read More…
  • Code
    The Best Ways to Fight Spam200x200
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    Spam is one of the major pitfalls of the social web. According to sites such as Postini, 10 out of 12 email messages are spam. As if that weren't already enough to make you cringe, 1 in 39 emails contain a virus. Spam is penetrating into other regions of the Internet as well. The creators of the blogging software Wordpress report that nearly 87% of all blog comments are also spam. As messaging and communication applications proliferate throughout the web, developers and site owners have to get creative in the fight against the thousands upon thousands of unwanted messages streaming in every day. Deciding on the best method of spam prevention on your blogs, forums, or even contact forms can be difficult. In this article we will take a look at a service called Akismet and how it can help. We will also look at why some other methods of fighting spam fail. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Twisted Grooves using Recycle and ReasonTwisted
    There are a huge number of tools available for slicing and dicing loops but one of the original (and still one of the best) is Propellerheads Recycle. When the resulting .Rex files are manipulated in Reason’s Dr. Rex player great results are possible. Whether you are pretty new to these packages or you just want to get away from using library loops, using these tools to create your own mangles loops can be a great way to inject some originality into your composition.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Animating the Animate: How to Craft Creature SoundsTiger
    As with many sound design techniques, there are an infinite number of ways to create compelling creature sounds. However, as with all sound design, the best products generally result from great source material. Starting with your own recordings of animals and humans means that your product will sound unlike anyone else! In this tutorial we’ll look at a few simple techniques that can be used to create interesting creature sounds with a wide variety of uses. We’ll use Sony’s Sound Forge (we’re using version 8.0) and some of the built-in effects to create these sounds.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Basic Shoutbox with PHP and SQL200x200
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    In this tutorial, we will be creating a basic 'Shoutbox' system with PHP. Aimed at beginners to PHP development, this allows you to get your feet wet working with databases before moving on to some of the more advanced PHP tutorials here at NETTUTS.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sleek Vector Multimedia DeviceDesign and illustration
    This tutorial will show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a multimedia device. This tutorial will make light use of Illustrators 3D capabilities but focuses more on traditional drawing. We'll also cover how to shade and create logical reflections.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Cool Beauty Amplifying Photoshop EffectsBeauty prev
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    Beauty retouching is one of the most sought-after skills in Photoshop arts today. The techniques here are used not only on magazine covers, but in advertising campaigns, digital artwork and professional photography. Here are 40 excellent tutorials to help you add this skill to your arsenal.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ "Solving Poverty" Button Design Contest has ConcludedContests
    The Psdtuts+ "Solving Poverty" Button Design Contest has reached the deadline, which was a few days ago on September 28th, 2008. Our goal is to have the top 10 Button Design winners chosen before October 15th when Blog Action Day launches. Make sure your already submitted entries qualify by providing the artwork in the dimensions needed. Learn more at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    VECTORTUTS "Solving Poverty" T-Shirt Design Contest has ConcludedContests
    The VECTORTUTS "Solving Poverty" T-Shirt Design Contest has reached the deadline, which was a few days ago on September 28th, 2008. Our goal is to have the top 5 T-Shirt Design winners chosen before October 15th when Blog Action Day launches. Make sure your already submitted entries qualify by providing the artwork in the dimensions needed. Learn more at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20 Vector Illustrated Masterworks, DeconstructedMworks prev
    How about some eye-candy you can learn from? In this post, Chris Spooner dissects 20 high-end vector illustrations and explains that we can learn a whole lot from every one of them.Read More…
  • Code
    Introduction to Adobe Air200x200
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    This tutorial will introduce you to Adobe Air, a framework to build rich internet applications. This first introduction will show how to create a simple application using Html/Js technologies.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    21 Neatest Templates on ThemeForest21 sq
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    As the calendar ticks over into October, Psdtuts+'s sister site ThemeForest has made it to 1 month of age! We're very excited about ThemeForest's potential over here at Envato and I'm working hard to build traffic and content on the site. So I thought I'd take a moment to show you 21 of the neatest themes so far. There are plenty more to look through (200 more in fact), but these ones are my favourites!Read More…