1. Design & Illustration
  2. Roundups

Around the TUTS Sites - July


With a growing number of TUTS sites in our network, it's getting easy to miss some of the great content published every month. That's why starting this month we're introducing a monthly "TUTS Roundup" post showcasing the best posts from the _other_ sites!

VECTORTUTS - Vector & Illustrator

  • Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

    With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. There are many projects that require a Green style applied to the design. In the following Illustrator tutorial, you'll learn how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.

    Continue Reading

  • Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball Illustration

    In this tutorial, we'll show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a realistic looking soccer ball with mesh objects. You'll learn how to create reflections with the Opacity Mask. We'll also make our own swooshes and custom brushes.

    Continue Reading

  • Maintaining Rhythm and Flow in Vector Character Design

    With the digital age of illustration, the efficiency and aesthetic of design has been shaped by the functionality of tools. Though it does provide relief for laborious tasks; we all too often receive a payoff that lacks spontaneity and life. Rather than working rigidly and formulaic, it is more rewarding to produce art in a pliable and organic manner. You'll learn some helpful character design techniques in this article.

    Continue Reading

  • Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine

    In this tutorial, we'll show the intermediate to advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a fairy-tale inspired magical vine that is shaped like a hand.

    Continue Reading

  • Create a Detailed Vector Traffic Light with Simple Shapes, Gradients, and Glows

    In this tutorial, we'll see how creating this detailed traffic light is just a matter of building up layers of simple shapes, custom gradients, and the Outer Glow effect.

    Continue Reading


  • Create a Simple, Powerful Product Highlighter with MooTools

    Believe it or not, there’s a lot of powerful interactivity you can bring to your site using javascript besides slick navigation menus! This tutorial will help you find your inner cow by introducing you to one of the most powerful and modular javascript libraries—MooTools! We’ll be creating a flexible tool for highlighting your sites products or services using the MooTools javascript framework. Also, learn some of the many reasons why MooTools just might be the right javascript library for all of your future projects!

    Continue Reading

  • 15 Resources To Get You Started With jQuery From Scratch

    Maybe you’re a seasoned jQuery pro. Heck, maybe you’re John Resig. On the other hand, maybe you read words like “Prototype”, “jQuery”, and “Mootools” and think to yourself, “What the heck are these?” Now is the time to learn.

    Continue Reading

  • Can You Hack Your Own Site? A Look at Some Essential Security Considerations

    Version one goes gold! Visitors are landing from every corner of the globe. You know there are likely to be a few teething problems, I mean, this is… all those zeroes are meant to allow us a little grace right?

    Continue Reading

  • Solving 5 Common CSS Headaches

    CSS is a relatively simple language to learn. Mastering it, on the other, can prove a little more difficult. Compensating for various browser inconsistencies alone can produce a migraine. In this article, we’ll demystify five of the most head thumping issues that you’ll encounter when building web applications.

    Continue Reading

  • Submit A Form Without Page Refresh using jQuery

    In this tutorial I’ll show you how easy it is to do just that — submit a contact form that sends an email, without page refresh using jQuery! (The actual email is sent with a php script that processes in the background). Let’s get started.

    Continue Reading

AUDIOTUTS - Music & Sound

  • How to Autotune Your Vocals Like T-Pain, Cher or Daft Punk

    Ever heard a song by T-Pain on the radio and wondered how the robotic vocal effect is achieved? By the end of this tutorial, you will own the autotuning sound that is used on so many pop records right now.

    Continue Reading

  • 240 Free Albums, Tracks and Links for Music Mashup Lovers

    A mashup is a piece of music formed by mixing elements of at least two existing songs together, usually by combining the acappella part of one song with the music track of another. If you're at all interested in sampling, or if you're curious about this fascinating and controversial musical genre, these 18 albums, around 200 tracks and extra bonus links should provide plenty of inspiration!

    Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Affordable Microphones for the Home Studio

    Making music is perhaps one of the most expensive hobbies in the world—that is, aside from tasting truffles. When you’re looking to set up a decent home studio, it’s hard to find a way to stay within budget without ending up with a terrible sound. Here are ten options to minimize expenditure while still getting a decent sound out of your system at the end of the day, by buying smart when it comes to one of the most important types of studio equipment: microphones.

    Continue Reading

  • How to Setup DJ Equipment The Right Way

    In this video tutorial, Johnathan explains how to correctly set up DJ equipment. He discusses how to properly position and set up your decks, how to achieve the perfect balance between audio volume and quality, and how to set up speakers in a way that's most useful for you as a DJ. These best practices will help you approach each set in a professional manner.

    Continue Reading

  • Make and Mix a Running 16th-note Bassline

    In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to make and mix a “running” 16th-note bassline. You'll hear this in countless dance genres such as techno and even breaks, but it's become synonymous with trance over the years.

    Continue Reading

Looking for something to help kick start your next project?
Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.