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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NETTUTS - Web
Create a Simple, Powerful Product Highlighter with MooTools
15 Resources To Get You Started With jQuery From Scratch
Maybe youâ€™re a seasoned jQuery pro. Heck, maybe youâ€™re John Resig. On the other hand, maybe you read words like â€œPrototypeâ€, â€œjQueryâ€, and â€œMootoolsâ€ and think to yourself, â€œWhat the heck are these?â€ Now is the time to learn.
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 126.96.36.199â€¦ all those zeroes are meant to allow us a little grace right?
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, weâ€™ll demystify five of the most head thumping issues that youâ€™ll encounter when building web applications.
Submit A Form Without Page Refresh using jQuery
In this tutorial Iâ€™ll show you how easy it is to do just that â€” 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). Letâ€™s get started.
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.
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!
10 Best Affordable Microphones for the Home Studio
Making music is perhaps one of the most expensive hobbies in the worldâ€”that is, aside from tasting truffles. When youâ€™re looking to set up a decent home studio, itâ€™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.
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.
Make and Mix a Running 16th-note Bassline
In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to make and mix a â€œrunningâ€ 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.