All Posts in Tuts+

  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Fairly Realistic Fire using CC Particle WorldEddie fire thumb
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    Using the built-in plugin CC Particle World and a few tricks, learn how to create this fairly realistic looking fire shot.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model and Texture a Photorealistic USB Cable with Maya and Mental Ray: Part 2Preview
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    In this tutorial you will go through the process of modeling and rendering a Photorealistic USB cable in Autodesk Maya. You will also learn to use Mental Ray, along with the new architectural materials, rendering layers, and Photoshop, to create a fast, accurate, and photorealistic depth of field.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ 'Delta Dawn' Video Game Cover Design Contest!Contests
    We have the next all new Psdtuts+ Design Contest to kick off this month. Game design is a huge source of inspiration for Photoshop artists. If you've been waiting to design a video game cover, or have experience creating them, then this contest gives you a chance to showcase your skills. In this contest, you'll be putting together a video game cover in Photoshop. Up for grabs is a Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet, iPhone 3G S, Nintendo DS Lite (thanks to CSSRockstars), loads of marketplaces credits, and 1-year memberships to Psd Plus. This is going to be a lot of fun! Learn all about the contest and how to enter at the jump!Read More…
  • Code
    A Different Top Navigation200x200
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    When designing a new site, web designers usually face the age-old question: vertical or horizontal navigation? There are pros and cons to both solutions. One example being horizontal navigation limits the number of links you can have due to a limited page width. This is usually solved by including a drop down system. However, if you are attempting to make your particular site stand out, you might consider thinking outside the "norm". In this tutorial, we will be doing precisely that. We will use jQuery to create a different multi-layered horizontal navigation system that is still intuitive enough for anyone to use for the first time. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Combine Digital Painting and Photo Manipulation to Create a Platform EnvironmentPreview
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine digital painting and photo manipulation to create polished fantasy art. The process of combining digital painting and photo manipulation is a great mix. It truly allows you conquer the world with beautiful illustrations. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Prepare Artwork for Screen-PrintingPreview
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    A great piece of design or illustration can be taken to new heights by having it screen-printed. The texture and variance of the ink on the paper is beautiful, and the 'happy mistakes' are delicious. But this magic is not possible without prepping your artwork. Let's learn how!Read More…
  • Code
    Simple AS3 Contact Form Using PHPPreview
    This contact form class is super-customizable and simple to use. I’ve used it in lots of projects and it’s easy to make it look different every time. Pretty much everything can be easily customized including all the colors and text and validation copy. Requires a server running PHP for the email to send.Free for any use other than reselling.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Texturing a Human Face - Part 2: Painting the TextureThumbnail2
    In this 2 hour, multi-part video tutorial, you will follow professional Game artist and teacher, Dan Cox, as he gives insight into his own thought process and workflow of how to go about unwrapping and texturing an existing human face. The techniques and theories that Dan teaches can be used in either video game or film work. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Synthesizing Beats from Scratch in Propellerhead ReasonThumb
    In this tutorial we cover how to create synthetic drums perfect for a house/trance track. We're going to create a drum loop with only the synths and effects included in Reason. No drums from the Reason Soundbank will be used: we will be creating these drums from scratch in Reason's Subtractor. A couple of known artists use this technique, as you can create your own sound and reuse your signature kit in future tracks.Read More…
  • Code
    Organize Your Next PHP Project the Right WayPreview
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    When starting out with PHP, it can be daunting figuring out how best to organize a project. If you've ever been confused with where to put your images, external libraries, or keeping your logic separate from your layout, then check out these tips; they'll get you heading in the right direction.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene - Screencast279 flood city
    "In this tutorial, we will learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. We'll use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel. Let's get started!" Andrew GardnerRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Seamless Watermark PatternsPreview
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    Watermarks play an important role in protecting your artwork. Generally, we do not give much attention towards a watermark’s appearance and use a text or a Logo to get the job done. A well designed and properly executed watermark can really protect the artwork without actually affecting its appearance. The best way to do this is pattern making. In this tutorial, we will cover two different watermark designs using the same pattern making technique. Let’s get started!Read More…