All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Watercolor Vector Flower IllustrationPreview
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    Illustrator is great for creating sharp flawless lines and elements, but sometimes you want to create an illustration with some texture and depth. Watercolor paintings have great textures and depth, but when coupled with Illustrator it seems counterproductive to what the program was built for. You might think "Why not just do this in Photoshop?" Then you will miss out on all the wonderful things vectors have to offer, like scalability.Read More…
  • Code
    Nettuts+ Gets a New Editor Today & Vectortuts+ LaunchedVt
    I'm very excited to announce that today our new NETTUTS editor Raj Dash is starting. As Site Editor, Raj will be getting to work on slowly bringing our publishing schedule up to speed, making sure everyone gets replied to a lot quicker (something I'm notoriously bad at) and generally steering the site.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Digitally Paint a Fantasy Tree ScenePreview
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    Learn how to make a fantasy scene using only standard photoshop brushes. In this tutorial, I describe the basics of color and light theory. With this tutorial, you will paint eye-catching illustration in less than two hours. The final image is a fairly realistic looking scene, where the tree is uprooted and floating in the sky. All You need for this tutorial is Photoshop and a precise mouse. This could be a difficult work for those, who are just starting with photoshop, but everybody can try it for themselves.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Water Ripple Effect in IllustratorDroplet400
    We'll be using Adobe Illustrator to create this tutorial. A water ripple effect can easily be achieved using a radial gradient. Besides this, I will be showing you how to create water droplets using the Gradient Mesh tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vectortuts has Officially Launched!Preview
    We're super excited to launch the new site! Vectortuts has the same setup and is high on quality like Psdtuts+, only it focuses on vector tutorials. Check it out today and consider getting involved if you're a professional vector artist. We're looking for great vector tutorial writers, both regular and one off contributers, and article writers as well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: High Dynamic Range (HDR) ImagingPreview
    HDR images are composed of multiple shots that each capture a greater or lesser range of light. Typically these images are composed of a darker image, a medium range, and a lighter image. HDR combines these shots into a final image that has a broader range of light to dark. Often, the results are striking, visually rich, and full of details. Let's take a look at some great HDR images, tutorials on how to create HDR, and articles that explain this popular technique.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ AudioJungle Contest Submissions UpdateContests
    We've got a whole lot of activity in the contest already. Lot's of great entries. It's going to be hard to decide who's going to win. We've still got plenty of time left for you to get your entry in. Let's take a look at some of the top entries in the contest so far.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    My Favourite Photoshop Tutorial Sites (Besides Psdtuts+!)200
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    As you know, we here at Psdtuts+ are absolutely and totally committed to being the best place for Photoshop junkies to click to. With that goal in mind, I try to keep an eye on all the other photoshop tutorial destinations around. Lately I've been coming across some really awesome sites - both old and new. This is great because it keeps us here at Psdtuts+ on our toes! So today I thought I'd run a quick wrap up of all my favourite Photoshop tutorial sites, show you a few new places to bookmark, and hopefully send them all some extra traffic! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Vista Styled WallpaperVista background preview
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    Today we'll create a wallpaper in Vista style. A black background will be filled with stylish gradients decorated with blue and green abstract curved shapes. The techniques used in this tutorial are scalable. It's easy to turn the final design into different sizes to fit various monitors. Let's learn how to do it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Making of MysticPreview
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    In this tutorial Nik Ainley walks us through the process of making a spectacular image. This tutorial focuses on the big picture steps taken to create this image. You'll learn some incredible techniques in this tutorial, and get a view into how Nik creates beautiful photo-manipulation based images. Let's check it out.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Simple, Intelligent Accordion Effect Using Prototype and Scriptaculous200
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    We've all seen the "accordion" type effect used on many Web 2.0 sites; however, many accordion scripts are heavy, make poor use of the libraries they are based on, and don't handle things like ensuring that the accordion maintains a consistent height. In this tutorial, we will use the Prototype and Scriptaculous libraries to create a lightweight, intelligent accordion.Read More…
  • Business
    4 Steps to Create a Great Pitch and Sell Your WritingPitches355
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    One of the constant struggles of freelance writing is finding work, and gigs in the print world (and, increasingly, online) require writers to pitch their stories to editors. As a freelance writer, your pitch is your greeting card, your foot in the door, and, hopefully, your meal ticket. Because editors don't usually have time to review full articles, those queries will likely affect the bottom line more than your writing itself. That said, it pays to know how to sell yourself and your ideas: in other words, how to quickly craft compelling pitches. Read More…