All Posts in Tuts+

  • Photo & Video
    15 Top Tips for Band PhotographyPreview
    Working as a music photojournalist can be very rewarding and a great way to develop skills in demanding situations. This simple 15 step guide aims to give you an insight into the world or music photography, both for promo portrait shots and in a live setting.Read More…
  • Code
    Create an iPhone Inspired Switch CheckBox Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0Preview
    A CheckBox is a graphical user interface element that permits the user to make one or multiple selections from a number of options. In this tutorial, we'll create a Switch checkbox inspired by the iPhone Graphical User Interface. Read on to find out how!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Shine Some Light On The SituationThumb
    When working on VFX, you can often measure your success by how invisible you are. If the audience doesn't know there was an effect created, then you did a good job. In this tutorial I will show you all how to make turn a plain dolly shot into a dynamic room with light rays and a sky replacement. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use the Pioneer SVM-1000 Audio-Video Mixer Part 2Thumb
    In this video tutorial Johnathan Lewis gives us a basic demonstration of audio/video mixing on the Pioneer SVM-1000 mixer.Read More…
  • Code
    Winner announced: Win $50 + $50 by Checking Out ActiveDenActive prev
    In this week's comment to win giveaway you can enter for your chance to win a neat 50-50 prize... $50 USD and $50 marketplace credit. And you can do it simply by leaving your ActiveDen username in a comment on this post. One random commenter will be selected to win the prize, so you have just as much chance as anyone else to win. If you don't have an account, you can quickly sign-up for free on the site. ActiveDen is a marketplace where Flash and Flex developers of all kinds can set up shop for free and start selling files they've created. It was created by Envato, the makers of Activetuts+. Read on to learn more about how you can make passive income on ActiveDen, and to learn more about the giveaway.Read More…
  • Code
    Regular Expressions for Dummies: Screencast Series200x200
    Over the course of a handful of video tutorials, I'm going to teach you how to use regular expressions effectively in your Javascript and PHP applications. As always, I'll assume you know absolutely zip. Read More…
  • Code
    7AMP - Creating a Development Environment7amp
    Running a local development web server is one of the best ways of learning AJAX; reading up on it is one thing, but being able to pass the raw data back and forth between a browser and a server is really the only way to truly understand what is happening at a fundamental level. To create the dynamic and interactive apps and sites that we've come to know and love, you need a development server. On Windows systems we really have only a few decent options available; we can use Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS), which is usually bundled with Ultimate or Business versions of Windows, or we can use Apache, the extremely popular open-source alternative. Remember when Microsoft enjoyed a 90% market share of the browser market? Apache is the MS of the web server world and at some points in its illustrious history has enjoyed almost total domination in its respective field.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Awesome iPhone Apps for PhotographersPreview
    Since it's release, Apple's iPhone has become one of the top selling mobile phones. At the same time it has emerged as one of the top tools for amateur photographers, with statistics showing that it is used as often as professional cameras from Canon! With thousands of different applications on the App Store, many of which are meant solely for photography, it is hard for one to choose a good set of apps for the purpose. This guide is meant to help narrow down your choice and showcase a selection of really great iPhone apps for photographers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Create a Photo Manipulation with Your Own Photos and TexturesPreview
    In this tutorial I will give you some tips on how to take your own photos for the photo manipulation. You will learn, how to blend pictures, apply textures, create your own brushes etc. So let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Climbing Rope Pattern BrushPreview
    A simple 2-point-path can be transformed into a powerful Pattern Brush. The virtual Climbing Rope may not save your life, but the technique behind this tutorial may help save a lot of time. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Open Mic: Tell Us About Your Favorite MicrophoneOpenmic
    Microphones come in all shapes and sizes, a variety of designs, and come as cheap or expensive as you like? What is your favorite mic? 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…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Winner Announced - Win a Copy of '3-D Human Modeling and Animation, Third Edition'!Thumb
    Thanks to today's remarkable technology, artists can create and animate realistic, three-dimensional human figures that were not possible just a few years ago. This easy-to-follow book guides you through all the necessary steps to adapt your own artistic skill in figure drawing, painting, and sculpture to this exciting digital canvas.Read More…