Each month we like to remind the community of what is happening on the other three sites in our TUTS network. This month we have some great web development tutorials, some ace Photoshop tips, and some excellent audio techniques from other TUTS family members.
PSDTUTS – Photoshop
New PLUS Tutorial – How to Create a Horrific Zombie Poster with Photoshop and 3D Renders
This is a new addition to the PSDTUTS PLUS section. This is a wonderfully terrifying tutorial that uses multiple elements to bring together the final dark design. The most noteworthy elements are 3D character renders of zombies from Poser. You’ll learn to create “The Digital Dead” poster in this horrific tutorial fitting for this Halloween holiday. Learn more at the jump!
Design a High Impact Gig Poster Suitable for Screen-Printing
Screen-prints are a great way to exhibit artworks or advertise a gig. Creating a high impact poster suitable for the screen-printing process can be achieved relatively easily. In this instance, we’re going for a stylized and coarse effect, rather than a photo-realistic halftone interpretation of a design. So let’s create a 3-color design that looks great on screen, printed from your home printer, or screen-printed using the silk-screen printing method.
23 Awesome Examples of Design as a Force For Good
While design is too often used as a means to persuade us to buy, buy and buy some more, it is less often but more importantly used as a means to communicate positive messages and encourage action. Here we showcase 23 examples where graphic design has been used not to sell us products we don’t need, but instead, to fight poverty.
New PLUS Tutorial – Create a Home Improvement Themed Digital Illustration
This is a new addition to the PSDTUTS PLUS section. This is a super detailed tutorial with a polished final result. Learn how to create a dynamic digital illustration using multiple elements. This tutorial is written by Ryan Roche who takes you through both the basics and advanced steps to create this design. Learn more at the jump!
How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration
In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple. We’ll have a look at various painting techniques throughout this tutorial. It will be fun and you’ll learn something new – let’s started!
NETTUTS – Web Development
10 Most Sought-After Skills in Web Development
In a time of economic crisis, web developers and freelancers everywhere have started chewing their fingernails. However, no matter how bad the economy worsens, there will always be work in certain booming fields of web development.
How to Read an RSS Feed Using PHP – video tut
Back in April, Collis Taíeed – CEO of Envato – wrote a fantastic tutorial on designing a tab structure using CSS/HTML/JS.
If you havenít already, I 100% recommend that you review it. However, dynamically pulling in an RSS feed was beyond the scope of that article. In todayís video tutorial, Iíll show you exactly how to do this using PHP. At roughly forty-five minutes in length, you might want to take a quick ìpre-screencast bathroom breakî.
How to Create a Mashup By Combining 3 Different APIs
This tutorial will show you how to create a mashup of three different APIs including integration with Google Maps. This idea came about when I was searching through ProgrammableWebís API directory for a couple APIs that complimented each other enough that I could use one to provide the other with data. What I came up with will be known as the ìBeer Mashupî.
20 Excellent AJAX Effects You Should Know
There are a few special techniques or effects that can spice up just about any web page. These are the top 20 Ajax effects that every web developer should know. Theyíre essential parts of any web developerís toolbox. If you havenít seen them yet, you no doubt will in your future web development endeavors.
The Best Ways to Fight Spam
Spam is one of the major pitfalls of the social web. According to sites such as Postini, 10 out of 12 email messages are spam. As if that werenít already enough to make you cringe, 1 in 39 emails contain a virus. Deciding on the best method of spam prevention on your blogs, forums, or even contact forms can be difficult. In this article we will take a look at a service called Akismet and how it can help. We will also look at why some other methods of fighting spam fail.
AUDIOTUTS – Audio Tutorials
How to Mix Pad & String Sounds to Create an Atmospheric Backdrop
Although pads are usually subtle sounds, they can be all-important when you need to add atmosphere to a track. Even though these sounds may only amount to a backdrop, it’s well worth investing some time into creating them.
How to Quantize Audio in ProTools Using Beat Detective and Elastic Audio
Have you ever wondered how modern rock bands get that really tight sound? The rhythms sometimes sound too perfect for even the best musicians to pull off. With today’s technology it is possible to easily quantize your audio tracks. This tutorial will teach you how to start correcting your timing by using beat detective and elastic audio in Digidesign’s Pro Tools software.
How to Create Twisted Grooves Using Reason and ReCycle
There are a huge number of tools available for slicing and dicing loops but one of the original (and still one of the best) is Propellerheads Recycle. When the resulting .Rex files are manipulated in Reason’s Dr. Rex player great results are possible.
Animating the Animate: How to Craft Creature Sounds
As with many sound design techniques, there are an infinite number of ways to create compelling creature sounds. However, as with all sound design, the best products generally result from great source material. Starting with your own recordings of animals and humans means that your product will sound unlike anyone else!
How to DJ With Ableton Live
Ever wanted to DJ with Ableton Live? Here’s how! While it’s true that you can produce a complete live show with Ableton Live, bringing your studio production to stage, some would just like to mix their favorite tracks “a la DJ.”