Scott W. Graham

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How to Declutter & Downsize Your Home Effectively – 9 Essential Tips

In 11 years of marriage, my husband and I have moved 10 times. We’re not in the military, and there’s no good explanation for all the moves, except …

Free Pattern Generators: Here’s 8 Tools You Want To Bookmark

Patterns are widely used in web design as a background. Basically, patterns can be defined as graphics used in repeated form on a field. If you find …

Graphics

Quick Tip: Design a Countdown Clock in Under 15 Minutes

In this Quick Tip I'll demonstrate how to design a countdown clock interface in Photoshop. We'll go over some simple techniques and, in under fifteen …

Web Design

Design a Beautifully Detailed Web Button

Today we're going back to basics with a simple, elegant, and professional button tutorial from Liam McCabe. Liam creates all sorts of great web …

Graphics

Tabbed Navigation: Adding CSS Classes Dynamically

I love tabs, I have done for as long as they've been around! Let's see if we can harness some javascript and CSS3 power to build a great tabbed …

Web Development

Create and Code Your Own Juicy Tag Cloud!

Today we're firing it up with a tutorial on how to design and code your own juicy tag cloud using Photoshop, CSS, and a few tiny images! We'll be …

Web Design

How to Create a Modern Ribbon Banner Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3

As CSS3 becomes more robust and is more widely supported, the options for fun modern design elements that can be created without graphics are …

Create A Simple User Interface Kit From Scratch (Themeroller + FW Phase!)

Last week, we took a look at how to create a simple user interface kit in Photoshop as a way to expedite work in some of your web design projects. We …

Web Design

Create A Simple User Interface Kit From Scratch (Free PSD Included!)

In today's tutorial, we're going to walk you through how to create your own simple UI kit from scratch. We'll create the basic building blocks that …

Graphics

Create Your Own Sexy Background Patterns (Part 4: Synthetic Fiber)

Ever wondered how to create perfect, seamless background patterns that work on Photoshop and on the web? Look no further because today we're going to …

Graphics

Create Your Own Sexy Background Patterns (Part 3: Carbon Fiber)

Ever wondered how to create perfect, seamless background patterns that work on Photoshop and on the web? Look no further because today we're going to …

Create Your Own Sexy Background Patterns (Part 2: Noise Patterns)

Ever wondered how to create perfect, seamless background patterns that work on Photoshop and on the web? Look no further because today we're going to …

Graphics

Create Your Own Sexy Background Patterns (Part 1: Pattern Basix)

Ever wondered how to create perfect, seamless background patterns that work on Photoshop and on the web? Look no further because today we're going to …

Graphics

Create Your Own Juicy Tabbed Slider (Free PSD + Coding Update!)

<i>Update: Coding tut now available!</i> Today we're going to walk you through how to create your own "juicy tabbed slider". This is a great way to add some …

Graphics

Stream Web Video, No Flash Knowledge Required

If you've ever wanted to include streaming video in your designs, but didn't want to bother with messy code solutions (or Flash), we've got two quick …

Adobe Flash

Design a Horizontal Accordion Slider (Plus an Exclusive Freebie!)

Today we're going to walk through the creation of your very own horizontal accordion together with an exclusive bonus - a light version of the very …

Creating a Collection of CSS3 Animated Pre-loaders

Pre-loaders are a common sight in modern web design. As users we expect the web to be fast and fluid - we don’t like waiting for things. Pre-loaders …

Web Design

Quick Tip: Practical CSS Shapes

by Jeffrey Way13 May 2010<p>Difficulty:IntermediateLength:QuickLanguages:<p>HTML & CSSWeb DevelopmentCSS<p>A common design technique lately is to create a …

Web Development

How to Create Buddy Icons (Plus an Exclusive Web Freebie!)

Today we're going to walk through the creation of your very own vector-based Buddy Icons with a nice bonus - a free set of Envato™ Marketplace icons …

Graphics

Create a 3D Ribbon Wrap-Around Effect (Plus a Free PSD!)

With the holidays are right around the corner, I though it might be fun to create a tutorial on the popular 3d Wrap-Around Ribbon effect that has …

20 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn some useful guidelines that you can follow to create the base of a head with facial features. Then, you …

Create a Splash of Colorful Paint with Illustrator and Mesh Tormentor

Today, I can assure you that Gradient Mesh has become absolutely manageable, it became possible thanks to Mesh Tormentor, which was developed by a …

Graphics

25+ Illustrator Tutorials for Creating Vintage Graphics and Retro Illustration

If you’re looking to improve your vector design skills, learn how to use Illustrator on a deeper level, and discover how to create vintage vector …

Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

<b>A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Alan Ballard was</b> …

Graphics

How to Create a Spray Grunge Splatter

We all have seen many techniques of making a vector grunge in Illustrator. Live tracing a textured image and Symbol Sprayer tool are the most common …

Graphics

How to Create Splatter Paint in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator provides a powerful tool for creating digital art. With the pencil tool and Artistic Styles feature, you easily make dynamic …

5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master

As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with easy-to-install, inexpensive arresters. Simply add them between the shut-off valve or faucet and the incoming water supply. If …

Home Improvement

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Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs

Screw-in drywall anchors<p>Screw-in anchors go in fast and hold tight<p>The first time you use one of these, you may just throw away all your other …

Woodworking