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  • Design & Illustration
    45 Step-by-Step Tutorials on Web Design with PhotoshopWebtuts prev
    While many web designers create mockups in Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver, no design program gives you quite so much control as Adobe Photoshop. The lessons collected here will show you how to create gorgeous and functional complete websites, blogs, layouts, nav menus and headers in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Code
    NetBeans Twilight Theme!200x200
    Those of you who follow us on Twitter might be aware that I've recently become smitten with Netbeans. Personally, when coding, I prefer to use a dark theme. It's less harsh on my eyes. Unfortunately, there simply aren't many available for Netbeans. After an hour or so of searching, I was able to find exactly one theme -- which was mostly specific to Ruby. So, I took it upon myself to convert the popular Twilight theme to Netbeans/PHP! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    5 Ways to Get More Life Out of a Song After It's FinishedThumb
    We all know that writing and producing music takes a lot of work. From coming up with the initial ideas to making everything sound great, hours and hours of labor go into the process. Rather than putting yourself through the struggle of staring at a blank page or session every time you want to write something new, use these tips to get more mileage out of the music you've already poured your heart into.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Tell Us What You Want & Win 1 Year of Plus200
    Audio Premium is a great value program that provides you with in-depth tutorials and royalty-free sample packs each month, and gives you access to the content from all our other Premium programs. We want to make it even better for you — leave a comment providing us with some feedback and you might just win a year of Premium. More details after the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Questions for the Editor of Psdtuts+ and Vectortuts+P
    Most of you already know who Sean Hodge is, but for those that don't, he is the editor for Psdtuts+ as well as Vectortuts+. I will soon be conducting an interview with Sean about running these two blogs and I need your help. So read along about all the details and help us make this a great interview!Read More…
  • Business
    How to Get (and Leverage) Glowing TestimonialsWordofmouth
    Word of mouth works! A potential client hears rave reviews about your products and services from someone they trust. The advertising is believable and motivating. And it doesn't cost you anything - other than consistently delivering a service that keeps your clients happy and coming back for more. It's surprisingly effective. One of my freelancing spheres is computer support to small businesses and home users. Over two years ago I reached the limits of my availability, and stopped advertising. Since then I have continued to receive hours of work most weeks purely from word of mouth. Two friends will be chatting over coffee. One will mention computer problems, the other will mention me, and another job is in the bag. But word-of-mouth advertising reaches a very limited set of people. It only reaches as far as the friends of your clients, and only when there is a knowledge of their need for your services. That's where testimonials come in. They take word-of-mouth advertising, and make it more accessible.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an ActionScript 3.0 HTML Box with XML and CSS SupportPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create an HTML Box which parses content loaded from XML and CSS. We'll build it using ActionScript 3.0 so we can compile it in FlashDevelop. I'll also demonstrate how to compile it in Flash IDE. We'll focus on creating external script files (classes), loading and using XML and CSS files, all of which will assume some understanding of ActionScript. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Shopping Cart With PHP and MySQLCode
    For this week’s screencast + tutorial, we’re going to teach you how to build your own shopping cart with PHP and MySQL. As you’ll find, it’s not quite as difficult as you might have thought.Read More…
  • Code
    40+ Invaluable PHP Tutorials and ResourcesPhpcaching
    PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages on the internet today, and one of the easiest to get into. Whether you're a PHP newbie, or an experienced code-slinger, there is always something new to discover. A function you're unfamiliar with a killer timesaving tool, a technique that you forgot about...Read More…
  • Code
    How to Create a Bubble Chart in Flex200x200
    Flash components have always been the most visually gratifying components on the web. With Flex, Flash has reached a whole new level of interface design, and have made it considerably easier. However, Flex lacks the array of customization options, styles, and animations that are provided by several 3rd party components. Notable among them is FusionCharts, who provide a module just for Flex. For this example, we will use this suite to create a bubble chart in Flex.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Formatting Typography and the Use of Styles in Adobe InDesignPreview
    After working for a couple agencies as an Art Director, I noticed many entry level designers and old pros alike still use InDesign very inefficiently when it comes to typography and formatting. This tutorial will cover the formatting of type within Adobe Indesign using their wonderful paragraph and character styles feature. This tutorial assumes you already know some of the basics of InDesign, but I will cover some of the basics quickly for new users. We'll look at paragraph styles first, and then learn about character styles. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Steampunk Style Illustration in PhotoshopPreview
    Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading.Read More…