Each month, we bring together a selection of the best tutorials and articles from across the whole Tuts+ network. Whether you’d like to read the top posts from your favourite site, or would like to start learning something completely new, this is the best place to start!
We’ve Been in Kuala Lumpur!
This month we’ve been attending an Envato company meet-up in Malaysia. We’ve had a fun time working together as a team, made lots of exciting plans for the future of Tuts+, and also had the chance to meet up with lots of our readers! Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend our community meet-up and, if you’re interested, you can find out a bit more about our trip here (and see a few photos!)
Psdtuts+ — Photoshop Tutorials
Photoshop CS6 is packed with new features and effects that you can use in your work. In this tutorial we will utilize Photoshop’s new 3D capabilities as well as its new content aware features to create a Micro Machines inspired composition. Let’s get started!
Photoshop is a great tool because it allows us to be creative and produce imagery that would be impossible to create otherwise. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, author Tony Aubé will create a snowy landscape from desert photography and photos of sand. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members. If you are looking to take your photo manipulation skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!
Layer styles are a powerful and time saving feature that can help you apply amazing effects to your designs. In this tutorial we will use layer styles to create a light bulb inspired text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
If you’re working on a large project, you’ll no doubt have a build script or a bunch of task scripts to help with some of the repetitive parts of the process. You might use Ant or Rake, depending on the language the project is written in.
Sure, we’re all familiar with borders. Is there anything new that could possibly be introduced? Well, I bet there’s quite a few things in this article that you never knew about!
I’m frequently asked about how I’m able to create new directory structures and files so quickly in Sublime Text 2. Well the answer is that this functionality is not offered natively; instead, I use a helpful plugin. I’ll demonstrate it in this video.
The line of action is a key ingredient to making your character’s poses look more dynamic. In this guide, we will explore what the line of action is and how it can be used to make your character poses come alive.
If you’re looking for free vector grunge graphics, such as distressed backgrounds, worn textures, dirty paint splatter, and more, then you’ve found a compilation worth downloading. We’ve collected an assortment of vector grunge illustrations, free vector grunge textures, and wickedly worn graphics available for free download. Jump in and grab these free grunge vectors now and start making grunge vector art for your next project.
This tutorial will cover the process of creating a vintage inspired retro flyer design. There are four main areas of concentration to achieve this look and feel: color, type, character and texture. We’ll review a complete vintage vector design workflow to create this retro flyer design. Let’s get started.
Avoiding repetitive tasks is always going to speed up your workflow. In today’s Quick Tip we’ll do just that, by utilizing Photoshop’s actions panel and combining it with hotkeys. Watch this quick screencast and I guarantee you’ll save tons of time next time you’re designing!
During previous screencasts in this series we’ve covered a lot of ground, building our responsive (or adaptive) layout with the Skeleton boilerplate. It’s now time to finish all the final details; arguably the most time-consuming part of any website build!
Photoshop CS6 has been hailed as a huge improvement for web and UI designers. Im going to share with you some of the features that Photoshop CS6 Beta has to offer and demonstrate how they can help you in your web or UI design workflow.
Real estate is one of the world’s most competitive industries. Dominated by ambitious agents looking for the next big sale, selling real estate is all about setting yourself apart from the competition. What better way to catch a buyer’s eye than the perfect photo of the perfect home? In today’s article, we’re taking a look at the exciting world of real estate photography.
An 18% gray card is a handy accessory that every serious photographer should keep in their bag. It doesn’t cost much and it barely takes up any space. If you encounter a situation where you have mixed lights, this unassuming piece of plastic helps you determine the white balance. It can also be used to determine the correct exposure.
The final printed image is the culmination of my journey in creating a piece of artwork that represents my view of the world around me. As photographers in the digital age we spend far too much time staring at our photographs on our computer screens and very little time holding them in our hands. I still take great pride in every print I produce. There are a myriad of options for printing your work today, from canvas wraps to Metal prints, however for me there is something timeless and classic about a finely Matted and Framed print.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a complete character rig for a voodoo doll character in Maya using the Setup Machine and Face Machine plugins from Anzovin studios. You’ll learn how these plugins can save you valuable time during rigging by allowing you to utilize pre-built body and face rigs which can then be customized to fit you and your character’s specific needs.
In this tutorial we’re going to create a smooth, stylish countdown animation. You can use words, letters, logos or whatever you want to make this type of animation. As you can see it’s easy to set up and looks very stylish and attractive.
This week, Cgtuts+ has teamed up with our sister site Psdtuts+ to bring you this amazing two part, in-depth tutorial from Nacho Riesco. In this tutorial we are going to sculpt a Micro Bionic Insect with chemical war purposes using simple hard-surface modelling techniques with the Clipping Brush, Masking and much more. Head over to Psdtuts+ for the conclusion of this project where we’ll composite our render passes from Zbrush, and create the final image in Photoshop!
In today’s tutorial we’re going to take you step by step through everything you need to know to build your own rugged light dimmers. We use these exact dimmers on all our studio and on location shoots. Besides being extremely durable, these little devices provide a wider range of lighting options and are surprisingly valuable when you have to light a scene in a tight location.
We always tend to go to Photoshop for working with still images, but today I’d like to bring up a few thoughts about why working in After Effects might be a better solution for your next project.
In this tutorial we will track freeze frames into a hand-held scene utilizing The Foundry’s CameraTracker to achieve an effect that is often referred to as “StroMotion”. We’ll be talking about different methods of how to remove the subject from the background and how to line everything up. Enjoy!
Loops can form the foundation of a track, and are useful for quickly putting some ideas together when sketching out an arrangement. Samples provide us with sounds and colors to create our music with. But where can you download great loops and samples? Here are 30+ great places to start.
Every music producer worth his salt is in the process of building up a useful collection of useable sounds.
We’ve all seen how you can morph one face into another in the graphical world. In this screencast Rishabh Rajan shows us how to achieve the same thing with audio using Pro Tools.
Although this is a series on mixing, it feels incomplete not to get into at least a brief discussion on master bus options and to discuss what exactly goes on when you print all your hard work to a single and final stereo file. Due to the depth of this topic, I am splitting it into two parts.
Impact is an incredibly powerful HTML5 game framework which takes advantage of modern browser’s canvas element and can also run on mobile or be compile into a native iOS app. In this video I will go over the framework, how to set up a project, some background into how to create classes in it and finally go over the core classes that make up the framework. This is a high level overview which will give you a general sense for how things work.
Usually a website needs a contact form to communicate with the site owner. One of our favorites is Contact Form 7. Let’s see what it can do!
For a lot of WordPress projects these days we use custom post types. The WordPress development team created some handy methods to integrate them into your projects. But when you use custom post types, taxonomies and meta boxes frequently, it’s quite probable that you’re going to repeat yourself. That’s why we are going to use the power of these WordPress functions to build a more powerful class, which we can use to quickly register post types, taxonomies and meta boxes.
When we talk about WordPress we usually associate it with either being a blogging platform or just another content management system, but what about as an Intranet? This tutorial will show you how you can turn your basic installation of WordPress into a robust Intranet for your business.
Engage your users with stunning carousels! We’ll look at how easy and clean it can be to implement scrollable, interactive carousels in your iOS applications. With high configurability, you can have 3D, flat, rotating, and endless scrolling arrays for data, images, and buttons.
In this tutorial series, you will learn how to create a minimalistic Alphabet Soup game. The goal of this game is to allow the player to pick words out from a jumbled set of letters. Read on!
At some point in your iOS development career, you will have the need to interact with a web service from within your app. You may need to access remote data, parse a social network feed, or even download some assets into your application. This quick tip will teach you to do so without using third party libraries!