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  • Design & Illustration
    Tutorial Removed200 removed
    Unfortunately, the Psdtuts+ staff have had to remove a recently published tutorial due to copyright issues. Claims of plagiarism are taken very seriously and thoroughly investigated. After looking into the matter we decided the only appropriate course of action was to remove the the tutorial in question and withhold payment from its author.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Source Files Section Added to AudioJungleAudiojungle
    Over at our sister marketplace, AudioJungle, we've just added another feature that makes it easier for musicians to make money with us, and more convenient for buyers to get their stock audio from us. Up until now, we've limited sales to music or sound effect files in WAV format. Source files enables authors to upload their project files, for a significantly higher earning per sale, allowing buyers to customize the audio they purchase to their needs.Read More…
  • Code
    15+ Tips to Speed Up Your Website, and Optimize Your Code!200x200
    Once you've been coding for a while, you begin to take something for granted. You forget just how smart you really are. How many hundreds of keyboard shortcuts have we memorized? How many languages have we learned? How many frameworks? How many hacks? To say that web design/development is an extremely tough industry is putting it lightly. Next, add in the fact that much of what you know today will be considered obsolete in a few years. Today, we'll be looking at a crop of tips and tricks that will help beginners speed up their development time, and code more efficiently. You'll see a mix of quick time savings tips, as well as specific coding tricks to increase your web application's efficiency. Read More…
  • Code
    Everything You Need to Get Started With CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    CodeIgniter is a web application framework for PHP. It enables developers to build web applications faster, and it offers many helpful code libraries and helpers which speed up tedious tasks in PHP. CodeIgniter is based on a modular design; meaning that you can implement specific libraries at your discretion - which adds to the speed of the framework. This tutorial will attempt to show you the basics of setting up the framework, including how to build a basic hello world application that uses the MVC approach. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 1Preview day1
    In this 2 part tutorial we revisit the Cinematic Opening concept with an homage to all of you, our readers, by enshrining all of the comments left on the site in a "ready for Hollywood" delivery. It features a clever use of freely available scripts and expressions to create what would normally be a very complicated and time-consuming animation. The tutorial will be split into 2 days with a total of over 80 minutes of training. In day 1 we cover cunning techniques to harness a large amount of text and quickly format and animate it in a cinematic style. This tutorial has tricks and techniques that should appeal to all users from beginners all the way to the most seasoned and advanced users of After Effects. And best of all, it is all created by only using built it After Effects tools!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball: Part 2 - Adobe Illustrator + FlashPreview
    This tutorial expands on techniques covered in Part 1 of the Illustrate and Animate a Bouncing Ball series. We'll be using Illustrator's 3D tools to improve Flash's spinning movement of the bouncing ball and taking a look at working between the two applications. The steps involved can also be followed independently of Part 1.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Rockin' 80's Party PosterPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to design a poster for an 80's anthem party. Throughout this tutorial, we'll create some textures for background, manipulate a photo to give it a stylish look, and make some color variations. Let's jump into this super rad tutorial.Read More…
  • Code
    New WP Video Series, and Free Rockstar Book!Wordpressweek
    Due to high demand, we're launching a new WordPress video series on the ThemeForest Blog that will run alongside the "Diving into PHP" screencasts. It is our hope that these two series, viewed back-to-back, will turn you into a dynamite PHP/WordPress designer. To help promote this fantastic new series, we'll also be giving away fifteen free copies of the just-released "How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer"! Click through to learn how you can win. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Layering Vocals With Logic ProThumb
    The world of sample libraries has grown tremendously in the past few years, giving composers wide-ranging options for creating sweeping scores that incorporate fantastic sounding vocal effects. Choral sample libraries, such as EWQL Symphonic Choirs will even 'sing' lyrics that you write! But there are some situations that call for a more unique approach to vocal treatment. When a choir or multiple singers are not available, composers turn to software to help them achieve their goals. This tutorial will focus on using Logic Pro and several of its plugins to create a multi-layered vocal treatment that might be appropriate for ambient, new age, or soundtrack work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Charlene ChuaCharlenetn
    Charlene Chua (who is also known by her nick-name, Sygnin) is a Toronto based illustrator and a digital artist. She worked as a graphic designer, a web producer and an interactive project manager before taking the plunge into illustrations full-time. Charlene has a varied and effective commercial style of illustration. She has accomplished projects for variety of media like: advertising, editorials, childrens' books, and more. Her work has appeared in the "Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles' Illustration West 43 and 45," and "Ballistic Publishing's Exotique 4," as well as several other art books. We took the opportunity to talk with this talented artist about her work and her experiences as an illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Pete Harrison InterviewP
    Pete Harrison is a very successful designer that has mastered the art of photo-manipulation. As a freelance designer Pete works for many different companies doing commissioned work, he explains to us what a designer needs to do to find clients, as well as his inspiration for his work. Pete is also currently working with a clothing line, so be sure to check it all out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Logo Design Process for Ultimate PotentialPreview
    My name is Jacob Cass and I am a logo designer, web designer and graphic designer from Sydney, Australia and in this article I will guide you through the process of creating the logo for one of my recent clients, Ultimate Potential. This article offers insights into, not only the thought process behind creating the logo, but also the creation of the logo itself.Read More…