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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!

PSDTUTS - Photoshop

  • Create a Complete Vexel Image Using Photoshop

    This tutorial will instruct the reader on how to take a picture and create a vexel image out of it, through Photoshop. Numerous vexel techniques are taught. You'll learn how to use the Pen Tool, and then put it to good use to construct hundreds of shapes that will compose a full vexel image.

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  • Create a Mobile Phone Styled Like the HTC Touch Diamond

    I must admit that there is no other love for me rather than the iPhone but when I first saw the HTC Touch Diamond mobile I was amazed because it looks so good. It looks so good that I decided to write a tutorial to show you how I made it. This will be a long tutorial so go get some coffee for this.

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  • 10 Techniques That are Essential For Successful Photo Manipulation Artwork

    Photo manipulation techniques can be difficult master, but not hard to experiment with. Once you get the hang of it, anyone can transport their dreams onto the computer screen using Photoshop. For beginners in this field, there are ten main points to consider in photo manipulation. Let's review these to help you make successful photo manipulation based artwork.

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  • 18 of the Best Photoshop Videos Online

    Photoshop's all about the visuals, so it's no surprise that it makes for some good videos. Today PSDTUTS is launching it's video addition to the sidebar and video channel at Vimeo, so what better time to take a look at some of the great PSD Videos around the web! But be warned, surfing these video sites is a great way to kill your productivity!

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  • Create a Realistic Blueprint Image From a 3D Object

    In this tutorial, we'll create a a quick mock-up of a 3D car blueprint. Then we'll place it on an image of a drafting table. This time we'll use a particular Photoshop 3D Render Mode to create this awesome effect. Let's get it started!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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