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  • Design & Illustration
    New Entries in the Psdtuts+ ContestContests
    The contest has witnessed a flurry of activity this week with lots of polished entries. I've got an announcement about an interactive conference ticket giveaway, and a quick PLUS tutorials update. Also, we have new selections of some of the top contest entries so far. Let's see how the competition is ramping up.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Fast – Speed Lighting Effect200x200
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    Take an image of a fireworks display and turn it into an intense sensation of speed. Manipulate natural lighting to fill a motion filled scene. Use masks to blend the effect over a car image to make the car appear to be in motion. This tutorial shows you exactly what to do. Let's get moving.Read More…
  • Code
    Use Amazon S3 & Firefox To Serve Static Files200
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    Hosting services have gotten a lot better in recent times, more storage, more bandwidth, cheaper prices. But there is only so far that regular hosting will go. When I first launched PSDTUTS, despite being on a great webhost with some big specs, we ran into both bandwidth and file serving problems when our tutorials (each containing dozens of heavy images) would land on Digg. And then a friend recommended I try using Amazon's Simple Storage Service (aka S3). Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Cyborgs, Robots, and MechaDario berardi
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    Many artists are drawn to visions of the future. In this article you'll see a fresh view of robotic and mechanized artwork. Learn some digital painting techniques from some great Photoshop tutorials on the subjects of cyborgs and robots. Get inspired by multiple artistic visions and various technical approaches to bot artwork. Get inspired by how man and machine are melding today. The future has arrived. Let's check it out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your PhotographsJwt s200
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    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.Read More…
  • Code
    Contributions Open, Traffic Steady & Other NewsShield general
    It's two weeks since NETTUTS launched and I'm happy to report the site is kicking along better than I ever expected! With two and a half thousand RSS readers and some eight thousand visitors a day, it's kinda staggering for a brand new site! With such booming progress I've been knuckling down to get the mechanics of the site working a little better and have plenty of news to tell...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rate Increase for Tutorial Submissions and Other Updates8
    Some quick news about tutorial submissions. We've increased the payment amount for tutorials, and we have a new preview form. You can now pitch us before writing up a tutorial. We also have some more information about becoming a regular writer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design Soft Stylized 3D Type 200px
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    The use of 3D type is an increasing trend in design today. Creating such type usually requires advanced 3D software. Yet, not all of us own such software, nor know how to use it. In this tutorial, I will teach you the basics of creating polished 3D type using Illustrator and Photoshop. Let's get to work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    FlashDen Redesigned!200
    Hey folks! A quick update from me to interrupt Sean's schedule. I wanted to show off a new design that's just gone live for our sister site FlashDen! It's a big rejig of the site which took the team almost two weeks to complete, but is now happily out on the wilds of the Web.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Contest Prizes and Submissions Update8
    The contest is running along great—lots of quality submissions. I've got a couple more prizes to announce, as well as a selection of some of the top entries so far. Let's see how the competition is coming along. It's always great to see the work done in the Psdtuts+ Flickr group. This time there are prizes on the line.Read More…
  • Code
    7 Crucial Tips for Designing and Maintaining a Large Site200
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    Projects vary in scope and size, and the challenges they entail vary likewise. As a lone web designer, the biggest job I am responsible for is FlashDen. Along with thousands of active members all chatting, uploading and buying, the site processes large amounts of money and large amounts of traffic. Designing, redesigning, maintaining and working with developer team has given me some useful insights and tips for making life easier. And since today we've launched my latest redesign of the site, it seems like a good time to write up my top 7 tips!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web—April200x200
    Some great work is available from multiple sites this month. There are tutorials that will complement the skills you're learning here at Psdtuts+. There are fantastic freebies to check out as well as inspirational and informative articles. Let's check out some super material available on the vast "interwebs."Read More…