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  • Music & Audio
    The Secrets of Great Sounding Percussion in ReasonThumb
    Reason is a great program for percussion, particularly with the ease of use of the Redrum drum machine. However, stock sounds won't always cut it, so in this tutorial, we'll look at some secrets for turning those stock sounds into unique masterpieces. Of course, these techniques can be applied to virtually any DAW.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Terminate Your Footage With Expressions – Day 2Thumb2
    If you're wanting to help to save Sarah Connor then maybe this tutorial will give you an insider's perspective on what to do. Here is Day 2 of this 3 Part Series by Ben McEwan. You can view Day 1 here. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Beautiful Sunset Scene Using Dreamscape and 3ds MaxSmall%20preview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful sunset over a calm sea using DreamScape and 3dsmax. DreamScape is sophisticated set of plug-ins for 3dsmax, that allows you to create and render realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, clouds, outdoor lighting and more. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Announcing the Launch of the Tuts+ PodcastPreview
    Psdtuts+ and the Tuts+ Network are excited to present the first episode of the Tuts+ Podcast! We will be producing one episode each month for Tuts+ readers and tackling a different topic each time. In this first episode we are going to talk about the web design workflow from start to finish. This includes gathering information from the client to get a better idea of what they want visually, what steps you take in preparing mockups, how you share mockups with clients, what you do to get clients to sign off on design, testing of the final coded design, and other major steps of the web design workflow.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2Preview thumb
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is a standalone photo management application geared specifically towards photographers. Lightroom offers a large number of tools designed to help you at every step of the way during the digital darkroom process. This in-depth tutorial will help you familiarise yourself with the Lightroom interface as well as develop an efficient digital darkroom workflow.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Energy Saving Bulb in IllustratorPreview
    Here we're showing how to create an energy saving bulb with the help of the Illustrator's Mesh Tool. At the beginning it could be quiet hard to work with, but if you get used to it, it's fairly simple.Read More…
  • Code
    Create an In-Place Editing System200x200
    Making users click through multiple pages just to edit a field is so 1999. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an in-place editing system as found on popular sites, such as Flickr.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Decide What to Include in Your PortfolioPfolio
    Remember when you graduated from school or first decided to become a freelancer?  You likely didn't have much work to show and had to scramble to fill your portfolio.  If you now have a few years under your belt, you've probably started to build up quite a collection of finished pieces. The importance of having a professional portfolio website has been discussed on FreelanceSwitch - it is essential for the modern freelancer.  But how do you decide what to include in your portfolio? If you fill your site with only your favorite work it could be focused in the wrong direction and not attract business.  If you only display giant commercial projects it may feel like a sterile presentation with no heart.  Somehow you need to show that as a freelancer you are both capable in your skills and able to produce high quality, creative results.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us Whether You Use Your Production Computer For Other PurposesOpenmic
    Computers are used for almost anything these days. Do you see music production as just one more thing your computer does, or do you have a special studio computer that is tweaked just the way you like it and isn't used for anything else? Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Update your Twitter Status with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    Hi, in this tutorial we will update our twitter status via the 'Twitter API' using CodeIgniter. I recommend following step by step, rather than glossing over the tutorial. Let's dig in! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Create a Vibrant Lighting Effect With Cross PolarizationPreview
    Light has the ability to create many different types of dramatic effect, though there is none as vivid as cross polarization. It awakens the imagination with its vibrance of colors. Though this technique was popular 20+ years ago, it seems to have been lost in the digital shuffle. This tutorial will walk you through the process and equipment to experiment with cross polarization.Read More…
  • Code
    Working with the Flex DataGrid and Nested Data Structures200x200
    It often happens that the data which needs to be viewed/presented in a Flex DataGrid comes from an XML file or JSON with more than one level of nesting. Unfortunately, by default, the Flex DataGrid allows you to display only single level nested object arrays. This tutorial shows how you can extend the Flex DataGrid class to accomodate more complicated data structures. It will also show you how to make all the columns sortable, even when using nested data structures.Read More…