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  • Code
    1 Week Left to Enter the Screenr Competition200x200
    If you've been waiting until the last minute to submit your entry for the Screenr "Fame and Fortune" contest, you only have one week left! To enter, all you must do is hit record, and teach us something related to web development in five minutes or less. That's it - anyone can do it! We'll then filter through the submissions, and choose the top five winners. Read More…
  • Code
    How to Code a Signup Form with Email ConfirmationPreview
    In this tutorial, we are going to be creating a user signup form that adds a user to a database, and then sends out a confirmation email that the user must click on before their account will be activated.Read More…
  • Code
    AS3 101: Loops - BasixLoops
    Welcome back to AS3 101, the fifth edition! At this point, you should be comfortable with the concepts of variables, functions, conditionals (branching), and Arrays. Not only should you be comfortable with the concepts, but you should also be fluent in how ActionScript 3 implements these concepts. For this fifth episode, we'll be adding to that catalog of skills the various looping structures found in AS3. You'll find some dependencies on the information learned in AS3 101 Part 4, on Arrays, so if you've skipped that one or need a refresher, please review that tutorial before continuing with this one. For our final project, we'll combine loops and arrays, to make a simple shoot-em-up game. Read More…
  • 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…