With four TUTS sites already established (and a fifth, and more, on the cards) it can be tricky to keep track of them all. In this post we take a look back on September so far and highlight the best content from AUDIOTUTS, VECTORTUTS and NETTUTS. Enjoy!
VECTORTUTS - Vector & Illustrator
Make an Aurora Borealis Design in Illustrator
To recreate the light patterns of the Aurora Borealis you'd probably turn to Photoshop's filters and effects. Use Illustrator however, and you'll not only achieve a stunning end result, but you'll also benefit from the flexibility of working with vectors. This is an intermediate level tutorial rewarding you with an attractive desktop wallpaper for your efforts!
How to Create a Trendy Retro Type Treatment
In this Illustrator tutorial, I'll show you how to create a trendy retro type treatment with a free font, gradients, blends, and some scatter brushes. It's a relative easy tutorial containing techniques that can be quickly applied to many other type treatments and various graphic elements.
How to Create a Regal Sword and Shield Design
Learn to create a strong, yet sleek shield design complete with battle scars, blood, and swords. We'll use various shapes and effects to create a strong illustration and provide a wallpaper as well. Learn how to apply cutting slashes and glowing highlights to this triumphant composition.
How to Create a Transparent Battery Icon
In this tutorial, we'll create a detailed icon of a battery similar to the one used for the iPhone touch. The battery "fuel" color can be changed as well as the "fuel" level, allowing the icon to be used to create a battery or power meter for applications, or simply as a graphic in any type of design.
Illustrate a Pair of Sweet Gradient Mesh Cherries
In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a pair of cherries solely with the Gradient Mesh tool. If you're not familiar with the Gradient Mesh tool, then this is a great tutorial to learn how to start using it. You can create artwork with a semi-realistic to very realistic look with that tool. It can take effort to master, but it's worth your time.
NETTUTS - Web
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Learn How to Create a jQuery Plugin - Screencast
You might think to yourself, â€œWhat is all the fuss with jQuery? You have to download
a bunch of plugins to even make the library worth while.â€. First, that isnâ€™t true.
Second, the jQuery library was specifically designed for that very purpose. By keeping
the core library as small as possible - about 16 kb - users can then apply additional
plugins at their own discretion. Today, Iâ€™ll teach you how to build your first â€œCenterâ€
plugin from scratch. Letâ€™s get started!
to any webpage.
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Learn Ruby On Rails From Scratch
Ruby on Rails. . .by now most people have heard the hype about it. It promises more
effective code, total object orientation, and true MVC architecture to say the least.
As far as my own personal experience, it has been all that and more. The code is
beautiful, easy to maintain, and edit. In a recent project I was working on, it
took me less than 10 hours to do the application, as compared to at least double
that if I was writing in PHP.
How to Create an Amazing jQuery Style-Switcher
In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a style switcher using jQuery
and PHP. The end result will be an unobtrusive & entirely degradable dynamic style
switcher which will be quick and easy to implement.
10 Principles of the PHP Masters
With PHPâ€™s widespread adoption,itâ€™s almost too easy to find a script or snippet
to do exactly what you need. Unfortunately, thereâ€™s no filter as to what is a â€œgood
practiceâ€ and whatâ€™s, wellâ€¦ not so good when writing a PHP script. We need trustworthy
sources, who have proven they have a solid grasp on the best practices of PHP.
AUDIOTUTS - Music & Sound
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How to Create Futuristic Laser-beam Effects
The raygun or laser beam has been a defining sound for many a science fiction movie. How many of us can still hear the sound of the Rebel forces as they fend off the Stormtroopers? In this tutorial, we'll look at creating a simple â€˜raygun' effect, using some fun plugins and samples with Logic 8.
How to Create a Custom Instrument with Logicâ€™s EXS Sampler
Creating custom sampled instruments using Logicâ€™s EXS24 Software instruments that come jam packed with presets can be bittersweet; there are hundreds of ready-made sounds instantly available at your fingertips, but within months of an instrumentâ€™s release the patches become hackneyed and commonplace. What you may have thought was a unique and exciting instrument can soon become the very sound that makes your music feel just like everything else.
How to Create a Tape Stop Effect with Cubase 4
In this tutorial we are going to look at two alternative methods of creating the sound effect of a turntable or tape being unplugged and slowing to a halt within a music track.
How to Process Vocals for an Amazing Professional Sound
Persuading a problematic vocal recording to play nicely with the rest of your mix can seem like a futile task. Well-recorded vocals and poorly-recorded vocals both need to be correctly prepared, and the processes we're going through today will help you turn your untreated vocal take into a polished and commercial sound.
8 Stifling Myths About Studio Recording
For the neophyte, the studio can be a place of myth and legend. Itâ€™s complicated and takes many years of learning and hands-on experience to become a talented studio engineer or producer. Itâ€™s not at all helped by the amount of misinformation that has been distributed about studio recording, unfortunately; letâ€™s clear up a few of these myths.
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