All Posts in Tuts+

  • Photo & Video
    Recreating Depth of Field in PhotoshopPreview
    In this video tutorial we look at lens focal length and using selective focus to add visual impact to your images. Various examples of different lenses and settings are given for comparison. The video then goes on to show you how to create a similar effect within Photoshop, recreating depth of field after using a narrow aperture when shooting.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Will Online Music Production Ever Take Off?Thumb
    I spend more of my time working online every year. I communicate through Gmail, Twitter and Facebook online. I write documents and balance spreadsheets online. I take notes and highlight important information online. I keep my appointments, tasks and contacts lists online. And I can access them from any computer I happen to be using - as long as it’s online. Will I ever be able to do that when producing music?Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Exclusive Interview with Harry FrankThumb
    I had the pleasure of meeting Harry Frank, the founder of Graymachine a resourceful website filled with various tutorials and many articles related to the industry. He is a popular freelancer and a veteran in Motion Graphics and is extremely popular for his training series "After Effects Expressions" and his training series on Trapcode products. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Beautiful Realtime Renders Using the Xoliul Viewport Shader in 3ds MaxThumbvzbig
    In this video tutorial, specifically made for game artists working with 3DS Max, Laurens Corijn will show you how to use his ever popular Xoliul viewport shader to display your work in realtime, and also how to set up fancy viewport effects such as shadows and SSAO. Apart from being a more correct way to display your videogame art than standard software rendering, this method is also much faster to set up and get your work looking good. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50+ Bone-Crunching, Deadly Vector SkullsPreview
    Last week we released 50+ Brain-Sucking, Walking the Earth Dead, Vector Zombies to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. The holiday is fast approaching and you may need to bang out a skeletal illustration or just want to get your vector creep on. Don't worry, we've got you covered! Next week we'll cap this series off with a big bag of vector Halloween horrors. Today let's browse through a deadly mix of vector skulls and skeletal illustrations!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Freelancing University: How to Freelance from Just About AnywherePreview
    There are no shortage of great freelancing blogs and websites out there that teach you the ins and outs of freelancing. One of the more popular ones, of course, is the Envato Blog, Freelance Switch. While these blogs do a great job of educating the masses about typical freelance work, many of them fail to touch on the subject of Freelancing Abroad. Today, I would like to pick up where many of these sites stop on this topic.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn how to Create a Retro Animated Flip-Down ClockPreview
    In this tutorial, we will create an animated flip down clock inspired by the 70's. Using the Mootools framework, I tried to replicate the flip action of the pads and make it as lifelike as possible. With it's retro styling, it could be a really neat thing to add to your website, so let's get started! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Beginner's Guide to Sports PhotographyPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn the basics of shooting professional sport images - whether at your local high school or a professional sports stadium. Sports photography can be one of the hardest forms of photography to master, but with time, patience and practice you will be creating professional looking images every time. This tutorial goes though equipment basics, composition, what to expect at the game, and post processing images.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Make a Trance Lead Synth in Propellerhead's Reason 4Thumb
    Reason 4 is a brilliant synth-creating tool. The Thor Polysonic Synthesizer is one of the most powerful synths about and this tutorial will explain the basics of using it to create a massive trance lead synth patch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Skate Inspired GorillaDesign and illustration
    Using pressure sensitivity has made a lot of my projects much easier and I am able to get them done very quickly. In this tutorial I will show you how I use pressure sensitivity as well as other things like using symmetry in an image and a rough idea on how I separate colors.Read More…
  • Code
    Designing and Developing for the iPhone from ScratchCode
    In this tutorial, we are going to be design a Website for the Mobile Safari Browser (found on the iPhone and the iPod Touch). We will be starting from scratch in Photoshop and work our way, step-by-step, to a finished product complete with an animated jQuery image slider.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Professional Workflow for Adding Smoking Fire to a BuildingDesign and illustration
    For quite some time I've been thinking about simplifying my everyday tasks in Photoshop. Over the years I have collected tons of different techniques… here is one of them. In this tutorial I'm going to show how to "burn an apartment" building in a few easy steps. No time to waste, let's begin!Read More…