The Best Premium Tutorials from the New Tuts + Marketplace and Giveaway

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Our friends from Envato launched a new site last week completing their massive marketplace network with a tutorial outlet. Let’s all give a warm welcome to Tuts + Marketplace! We compiled a list with the most popular tutorials, screencasts & ebooks and the Envato crew was kind enough to offer $100 in credits for Inspired Mag readers.

Tuts + Marketplace

The new marketplace works just like the other Envato Marketplaces, and the regular user account and balance will work on the new site as well. Read more about the launch of the new site.

10 Brilliant Premium Tutorials and Ebooks

Create Illustrated Type from Sketch to Vector

llustrated type, instead of having the standard picture with a headline or some sort of the written copy, for me, can really take a piece to the next level. Of course, it should serve a purpose and make sense for its final destination, so first I will make sure my concept and word to be illustrated are solid before I start.

Tumblr Theme Design: Start to Finish, Chapters 1-3

Tumblr’s popularity over the last year has increased exponentially. The reason why is quite simple: Tumblr is flexible, powerful, and, most importantly, a pleasure to work with. Unfortunately, there aren’t many training resources available for the platform yet. In this video series, we’ll go through the process of taking a Tumblr theme, designed in Photoshop, and converting it into a fully working theme – in just a few hours.

Coding a Complex Design into CSS and HTML

Today, we’re going to be taking the PSD website design, from Mahmoud’s Psdtuts+ Tutorial, and coding it into valid, semantic HTML and CSS . Along the way, we’ll go over some essential CSS techniques, such as image replacement, sliding doors, and CSS sprites. This is a monster of a tutorial, as the design is a bit complex. Nevertheless, a relative beginner should be able to follow along, so put on a pot of coffee and let’s get started!

How to Build a Successful Blog Business

How to Build a Successful Blog Business is a straight forward guide to building a publishing business online that covers everything from choosing a niche to hiring staff, registering a business to selling it, finding traffic to monetizing it. Whether you are interested in creating an additional income stream or building a fully-fledged business, this is an essential read for web entrepreneurs and online publishers.

Video Game Cover Light Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial Abduzeedo will show you how to create a super cool dramatic light effect using simple filters and blend modes, but with an awesome outcome. This tutorial will take you about 45 minutes to 1 hour to go through, but it will definitely worth your time.

Digging Into WordPress

There is much to learn about the World’s most popular publishing platform. Digging into WordPress is nearly 450 pages of taking you from your first steps of learning about WordPress all the way through maintaining a site throughout the years.

Convert a Beautiful PSD to HTML and CSS

Not too long ago, I created a tutorial on Psdtuts+ that demonstrated how to build a beautiful website PSD from scratch. This time, we’ll take things much further. I’ll show you how to slice and create the HTML +CSS of my design. You’ll learn how to keep the mock-up process simple, create a custom HTML framework to put your design in, some practical CSS tricks, save images for web, and more.

Blogging: From Zero to Hero – Awesome Blog Content

Whether you see blogging as a new hobby or a potential business venture, this Blogging: From Zero to Hero series will teach you everything you need to know to create a thriving, popular blog. In this third tutorial, you’ll learn a host of strategies and formulas you can use to create unbelievably popular blog content.

Create a Professional Landing Page in Photoshop

In this tutorial we’ll use Photoshop to create a professional landing page, which users can get initial information about your site from. We’ll use proven Photoshop techniques to work quickly, create attractive results, and prep our graphics for the web. We’ll be using Photoshop CS5 , however numerous previous versions will work with these techniques.

Making of “Robot Earth 3009″ Type Illustration

If you want to learn every detail in how to create a rampaging robot made up of a mix of type and vectors, then this is the tutorial for you. During this tutorial, I’ll show you the process for creating one of my illustrated type posters. I love to work type into all of my illustrations for the balance and rhythm it provides to a layout, but I especially love creating images out of type itself…the graphic designer inside of me compels me to do it!


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Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.