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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!


Psdtuts+ — Photoshop Tutorials

  • Quick Tip: Create a Metallic Copper Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

    Quick Tip: Create a Metallic Copper Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

    In this tutorial we will explain how to create a metallic copper text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

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  • How to Draw a Leica Camera in Photoshop

    How to Draw a Leica Camera in Photoshop

    Leica is considered one of the most prestigious camera brands. In this tutorial, we will draw one of the most notable Leica cameras in Photoshop, the Leica M1. Let’s get started!

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  • Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial

    Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial

    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got a mouth-watering tutorial for you. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, author Mark Mayers will show you how Photoshop CS6 Extended’s new 3D tools can be utilized to create a typographic illustration that includes lots of sugary treats. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members.

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  • Nettuts+ — Web Development Tutorials

  • 10 Things I Learned While Interning at YUI

    Things I Learned While Interning at YUI

    For eight months, I had the opportunity to intern with the YUI Team at Yahoo, while I was completing my engineering degree. Today, I’d like to share the top ten things that I learned from my experience with YUI.

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  • Coda 2: Reviewed

    Coda 2: Reviewed

    Well, it happened; Panic finally released the long-awaited version two of their popular code editor, Coda. But does it live up to the hype? Well, that depends on what type of coder you are. Read the full review after the jump!

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  • 3 Key Software Principles You Must Understand

    Key Software Principles You Must Understand

    If you’re in software development, new techniques, languages and concepts pop up all of the time. We all feel those nagging doubts every now and then: “can I keep up with the changes and stay competitive?” Take a moment, and sum a line from my favourite movie, Casablanca: “The fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”

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  • Vectortuts+ — Illustrator Tutorials

  • Create a Vintage Vector Framed Silhouette Design

    Create a Vintage Vector Framed Silhouette Design

    In today’s tutorial I’m going to collaborate with a great friend of mine, Ashley Benson and show you how to create a Victorian styled Silhouette. She’s been great to give me this wonderful sketch specifically for our vintage vector art tutorial, so feel free to download it as part of your Tuts+ Premium membership to practice on. Learn basic techniques on creating a detailed, framed silhouette inspired by Victorian vintage postcard designs using scatter brushes, patterns and more. Using these techniques you can create your own vintage illustrations.

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  • Quick Tip: Microstock Illustrations with Corel Draw, Tricks and Tips

    Quick Tip: Microstock Illustrations with Corel Draw, Tricks and Tips

    With the vector software Corel Draw you are able to draw everything you can imagine. However, if you are using it to create illustrations for the microstock agencies – there are some issues that you must take into consideration. The problem comes with the industry requirement to provide an EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file, which is mandatory for almost all agencies. See, EPS is Adobe standard and Corel developers don’t like Adobe standards very much…

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  • From a Logo to Business Card, How to Make a Self Promotion Set

    Logo and Identity Design Session

    Audiences identify with effective logos and well composed brand identities. Learn how to craft creative logo designs with impact. In this Creative Session, we have a compilation of inspiring logo design and branding material.

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  • Webdesigntuts+ — Web Design Tutorials

  • Quick Tip: Rounded Corners Done Right

    Quick Tip: Rounded Corners Done Right

    This is going to seem like a no-brainer to many of you, but I see it happening so often I figured it was worth bringing up. We’ll call this issue improperly nested corners; a small detail which can ruin an otherwise brilliant design!

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  • Create a Customized HTML5 Audio Player

    Create a Customized HTML5 Audio Player

    During this tutorial I’m going to be introducing you to HTML5 audio and showing you how you can create your own player.

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  • Employing AIDA Principles in Web Design

    Employing AIDA Principles in Web Design

    In this article we’ll discuss how we can use design to implement the principles laid out by AIDA (the marketing acronym, not the Italian opera) and help create sales-orientated web pages.

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  • Phototuts+ — Photography Tutorials

  • Simplify and Challenge Your Creativity Using a Single Lens – Tuts+ Premium

    Simplify and Challenge Your Creativity Using a Single Lens – Tuts+ Premium

    We have another Photo Premium tutorial exclusively available to Premium members today. In this tutorial, try going out on a shoot with only one lens to limit us and force us to think creatively. Luckily, we’ll be guided by professional photographer Simon Plant. Learn more after the jump!

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  • Easy Tips for Shooting the Moon

    Easy Tips for Shooting the Moon

    Pictures of a big moon over a landscape are many times the result of a double exposure. Even when the moon comes closer to Earth, as it did recently, it is too small to fill the frame with normal gear. Still, there are ways to get around the thousands of miles that separate us and our big nightlight.

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  • Building a Narrative Through Photojournalism

    Building a Narrative Through Photojournalism

    Telling visual stories is the work and craft of the photojournalist. I remember it from the first hard news story I covered, back in 1980: a bank robbery that completely defined my future.

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  • Cgtuts+ — Computer Graphics Tutorials

  • Building The Caterpillar 797 In 3D Studio Max – Creating The Tires, Rims, Cabin And Bridge

    Building The Caterpillar 797 In 3D Studio Max – Creating The Tires, Rims, Cabin And Bridge

    Today we’re kicking off an awesome new tutorial series by Sasa Posloncec where you’ll learn how to model the ridiculously huge Caterpillar 797B mining dump truck. Spanning three parts this series will give you an in-depth look at what it takes to create a fully realized vehicle model in 3D Studio Max using blueprints and photo reference. As Sasa walks you through the creation of each part, you’ll learn how to work with Max’s Edit Poly modifier, spline tools and much more!

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  • Image Based Lighting: The Complete Workflow with Maya, HDR Shop & Photoshop

    Image Based Lighting: The Complete Workflow with Maya, HDR Shop & Photoshop

    So Image Based Lighting…. What is it, and how can you use it to your advantage? Get the answers in this tutorial from James Whiffin where you’ll not only learn about implementing IBL into your projects, but how to setup and shoot your very own high dynamic range images, a topic rarely seen in tutorials.

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  • Modeling A Modern Interior Scene In Blender

    Modeling A Modern Interior Scene In Blender

    In this tutorial we will be modeling an interior scene from a reference photo. It is written for the complete beginner, you’ll learn how to setup a background image and how to match the camera to it, as we follow a very simple workflow for building up the scene with a variety of basic modeling techniques that will give you a very good basis on how to approach any kind of modeling.

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  • Aetuts+ — After Effects Tutorials

  • Fantastic Facial Motion Capture – Tuts+ Premium

    Fantastic Facial Motion Capture – Tuts+ Premium

    In this tutorial, I will be sharing with you how to achieve 2D facial motion capture in After Effects. The technique involves acquiring motion data from dots on a face, and using that motion data to manipulate the position of puppet pins on an image that you want to animate. It’s a very useful way of quickly creating detailed animations, and characterizing inanimate objects, like the rock face in the intro. It’s also possible to do face replacement.

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  • Muted Color Grading And A Vintage Film Burn Using Fractal Noise

    Muted Color Grading And A Vintage Film Burn Using Fractal Noise

    In today’s tutorial I’ll be showing how to take DSLR footage and give it the popular “Muted” color grade. After we cover the color grading, I’m gonna show you how to create a film burn effect from scratch using “Fractal Noise.”

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  • How To Create A Stupendous Stuttering Jumper Punch

    How To Create A Stupendous Stuttering Jumper Punch

    In this tutorial we will learn how to create an advanced and well composited Jumper Punch by using a matte, some displacement, and smoke to add style to the final effect. Throughout the tutorial, we will be using basic expressions. We’ll learn to position the jumps in time and space and give the illusion of a jumper disappearing and reappearing with a trajectory. Let’s “Jump” in… :)

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  • Audiotuts+ — Audio & Production Tutorials

  • 3D Mixing Part 7: Mastering, The Final Chapter (Part 2)

    D Mixing Part 7: Mastering, The Final Chapter (Part 2)

    In the final installment of the series, we are going to look at the final effects on the signal chain (Master EQ, Master Reverb, Master Limiter), and discuss the various final print options.

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  • Quick Tip: How to Make a Snare Roll Generator

    Quick Tip: How to Make a Snare Roll Generator

    Today I will show you my new gadget, and teach you how to make it. A snare roll is an important part of a song. It can be used in many situations: as a creative element of a song or introducing something important like a breakdown. My new toy will reduce the time it takes to create one.

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  • 10 Cures For A Songwriting Slump

    Cures For A Songwriting Slump

    Sooner or later, even the most inspired and prolific songwriter will stumble into that dreadful and frightening abyss known as writer’s block. To call it frightening is truly not an overstatement when one is attempting to land a writing deal, keep a publisher happy, or best-case scenario, keep the already lucrative royalties flowing. The voice of defeat stirs in every songwriter at some point, first as a murmur and then as a blood-curdling scream.

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  • Wptuts+ — WordPress Tutorials

  • The Complete Guide To The WordPress Settings API, Part 8: Validation, Sanitisation, and Input II

    The Complete Guide To The WordPress Settings API, Part 8: Validation, Sanitisation, and Input II

    We’ve reached the final article of the series. In the last post, we took a look at introducing validation, sanitization, and a couple of basic input elements that we can take advantage of when building option pages.

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  • Quick Tip: Conditionally Including JS and CSS With get_current_screen

    Quick Tip: Conditionally Including JS and CSS With get_current_screen

    As many stated before me: “A good WordPress citizen only loads their files where they’re needed”. This principle applies both to front-end and back-end (admin). There’s no justification for loading CSS and JS files on every admin page when you only need them on one single page you created. Thankfully doing things the right way is only one function call away.

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  • Adding Post Series Functionality to WordPress With Taxonomies

    Adding Post Series Functionality to WordPress With Taxonomies

    Ever wrote a “post series” on your blog? If you did, you probably needed to add the links of the other parts of the series into the latest post you wrote. Each time you finished a new part, you had to update the link list of the other parts. There has to be an easier way, right?

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  • Mobiletuts+ — Mobile Development Tutorials

  • iOS SDK: UIKit Theme Customization

    iOS SDK: UIKit Theme Customization

    Theme customization is a great way to stand out in the App Store, but it isn’t always easy to achieve. This tutorial will teach you several basic UIKit customization tricks that will help distinguish your applications and create more memorable user experiences.

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  • Introduction to Unity3D

    Introduction to Unity3D

    Unity3D is a powerful cross-platform 3D engine and a user-friendly development environment. Learn how Unity3D can help you create games in this article!

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  • Analyzing Android Network Traffic

    Analyzing Android Network Traffic

    Network traffic analysis can be a vital part of the software debugging and testing process. This tutorial will teach you how to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on an Android device in order to better debug your applications!

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