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May’s Tutorial Roundup

It’s time for another monthly Tutorial Roundup! We’ve got over 20+ awesome new tutorials, resources, and links for you to feast your eyes upon, some which you simply can’t afford to miss (Like, how to hack your camera to support RAW)! Read up folks!

Our Tutorial Picks

Each month, we try to pick tutorials that are outstanding in quality and usefulness. We tend to pick tutorials that encompass design, although we let a few others slip in if they are really great! If you found any that we may have missed, feel free to share them in the comments!

Create some stunning abstract swirls with Illustrator and Photoshop

Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop

Abduzeedo’s got an awesome new tutorial for creating some abstract swirls with Illustrator and Photoshop.

Another fine tutorial for creating elegant swirls and curls

Swirly Curls in Adobe Illustrator

Or maybe you could use some more elegant swirls and curls as demonstrated in Veerle’s Tutorial!

Make your Point-and-Shoot Camera shoot in RAW

Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super Camera

After reading through Fredrik’s tutorial on RAW Photography

here at Tutorial9, you may have been disappointed to learn that your Point-and-Shoot camera may not support RAW. Well, here’s a guide that may help you “hack” your handheld into supporting RAW after all!

Excellent Grass Text Effect for Photoshop

Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Grow some grass on your text with this incredible grass text effect in Photoshop!

Create a Grass Themed Wallpaper in Photoshop

The Making of “Diving” – An Awesome Wallpaper

Speaking of Grass, Vladstudio has put together a really incredible tutorial showing off the process for creating the “Diving” wallpaper with a grassy theme.

An Eery Eye Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Eery-Eye Photo Manipulation

A walkthrough for creating an eery-eye effect in Photoshop from stock photography.

Reflective, Liquid Text Effect Tutorial

Reflective, Liquid Text Effect

Create some reflective, liquid type in Photoshop without the use of any source images. The end result is really beautiful!

An Easy, Realistic Smoke Effect in Photoshop

Creating Realistic Smoke in Photoshop

A really simply technique for creating some stunning realistic smoke in Adobe Photoshop.

Create an Animated 3D Poker Chip in Illustrator

Create an Animated 3D Poker Chip in Illustrator

A very detailed guide to creating an animated 3D poker chip using Adobe Illustrator.

Water Color Effect in Photoshop

Create Cool Watercolor Effects in Photoshop

No need for real brushes to create this great watercolor effect! PSDTUTS combines some killer brushes with an awesome technique to create wonderful watercolor art right in Photoshop!

Using Divine Proportions in Web Design

Applying Divine Proportions to Web Design

Smashing Magazine has put together a comprehensive guide to using the divine proportion in web design. The use of this “rule” can really help you put together well laid out, easy to follow websites, and is something all designers should at least have a grasp of.

Using the Golden Ratio in your Artwork

Creating Art Using the Golden Ratio

Why not continue your study of the divine proportion mentioned above in this fantastic article outlining the use of the Golden ration in your artwork!

Inspirational & Useful Picks

Being a designer can be tough. Half of the battle when creating something is simply finding a good source of inspiration. These links are intended to help get yourself motivated, help you along the way, and get the creative process rolling!

A list of fantastic Stock Image Websites

Stock Image Breakdown

Our very own Isaac Murray has put together a very comprehensive list of Stock Photography websites for both Free and Commercial use!

List of Incredible Photoshop Brush Resources

Ultimate Photoshop Resource List for Brushes

Continuing with lists, Fuel Your Creativity has a comprehensive list of Photoshop brush resources for you to enjoy.

Kinetic Typography Inspiration

Excellent Kinetic Typography

Alyssa Anduiza shares some of her favorite videos she found on Youtube displaying excellence in Kinetic Typography. A must see for the typographic enthusiast!

Blanka Retro Poster Designs

Blanka Flickr

Changethethought points out that Blanka has opened a Flickr account revealing some of there incredible vintage posters they have either sold or have for sale. You can check out their Flickr account here.

Equal Exchange Packaging by Good Creative

Equal Exchange Packaging by Good Creative

AisleOne posted about this bold, simple, communicative packaging done by Good Creative. It’s professional, vibrant, and very well done.

depthCORE Pack 35: Requiem

depthCORE Pack 35: Requiem

There is some really impressive work in depthCORE’s latest installment of artpacks.

Over 40 Beautiful Icon Sets

40+ Extremely Beautiful Icon Sets

Over 40 beautiful hand selected icon sets from deviantART.

Firefox Add-on Discussion in the Tutorial9 Forums

Firefox Add-ons

A few of our Community Forum members have listed some of their favorite Firefox Add-ons over in the forums. You might find one or two that could come in handy!

Find any great tutorials or links that we may have missed? Be sure to share them in the discussion below!


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    ฟังเพลงออนไลน์ (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for your post , Great post.37

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    เพลงใหม่ล่าสุดเดือนนี้ (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for your post , Great post.30

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    ดาวน์โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Great reading! Thanks for sharing126

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    เนื้อเพลง (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    great i never seen before.

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    Hmmm… I think I may have found your site when you floated a submission of mine over at, but I can’t say for sure. Your very welcome for the feature, those were some awesome videos! I’ve already had a few friends come up to me letting me know that they enjoyed your post as well.

    Very happy to hear that you’re going to subscribe to Tutorial9! You won’t be disappointed!

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    Alyssa (1 Point) June 4, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Firstly, thanks for featuring my post. Just out of curiosity, how did you come across it?

    Secondly, this is my first time visiting Tutorial9, and I will most definitely be subscribing. Loving this roundup, especially your picks for “Inspirational & Useful Picks” – there’s some great stuff I haven’t seen before!

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    Glad you folks are enjoying these links! Don’t forget to submit any you might stumble into this month to us, and we may feature your choice! You can share them here, or use the contact form!

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    JAZCASH (1 Point) June 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Loving these, thanks for linking me up :)

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    Blue Buffalo (1 Point) June 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Great tutorials and picks…as always! Thanks.

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    web design (1 Point) June 2, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Great tut’s as always. Enjoyable too.

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    @ Noura – Anytime! You’ve got some incredible posts on Noupe, and I’m sure this isn’t the last time something from over there gets shared here on Tutorial9 ;)

    @ Tyler – For what you are doing, it is really well explained, but I really featured it because it looked so fresh. It’s such an awesome effect!

    @ Cpt. Crayon – Thanks man!

    If any of you run into a post during June, your welcome to send it to us (contact link at the bottom of the page), and we may include it in our next monthly roundup :)

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    Cpt. Crayon (1 Point) June 1, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I like this new edition to Tutorial9. This is a great way to promote community among tutorial/design sites. :)

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    The Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop definitely belongs in the round up. The steps are easy and the outcome is awesome. There are quite a few here I haven’t seen yet since I’ve just built a new pc and haven’t had much time to surf lately. Looks like there is some great new content out there though!

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    Noura Yehia (1 Point) June 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Hey David, thanks for including my post!
    You got some very nice posts in your round-up, will do some reading

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