Tuts+ Celebrates 20,000 Free Tutorials!

The whole team here at Tuts+ is excited to announce that we’ve just published our 20,000th free tutorial. Since launching in 2007, Tuts+ has helped more than a quarter of a billion people learn new skills and improve their lives. We’re very proud to have helped so many people from all over the world expand their knowledge across a huge range of topics—all for free!

To celebrate the occasion, we asked our editorial team to share with you some of their favorite tutorials from the last few years, so make sure to check them out. And as a small thanks to our community of readers for helping us get here, we’ve teamed up with some of the great authors on Envato Market to offer you a selection of free assets from their library for the next seven days only. Enjoy!

Tuts+ Design & Illustration

How to Create a Geometric, WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Geometric WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial from September 2013 teaches you how to create a WPAP (Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait) portrait in Adobe Illustrator. Produced by the WPAP master himself, Abdul Rasyid!

Download the free file Double Exposure Photoshop Action by Eugene-design

Create your own double exposure images with this free file from Eugene-design. Download here.

Tuts+ Code

Building Your Startup With PHP

Building Your Startup With PHP

This series of tutorials will teach you how to turn your entrepreneurial business concept into an actual startup by following the instructor Jeff Reifman’s own product development process.

Tuts+ Code WordPress

Hosting Your Website After Death

Hosting Your Website After Death

The first of a series on exploring the complexity of managing your digital legacy. In this tutorial, Jeff Reifman shares how he learned to host his WordPress site for a hundred years, ensuring continuity after he’s gone.

Tuts+ Web Design

Creating a Future-Proof Responsive Email Without Media Queries

Creating a Future-Proof Responsive Email Without Media Queries

Learn how to code a future-proofed responsive email template for email clients with no media query support whatsoever. From instructor Nicole Merlin.

Download the free file MailChimp Subscribe Form by RafaelFerreira

Let your community subscribe to your newsletter via social media just by typing their email with this free file. Download here.

Tuts+ Photo & Video

Mental Haze: How to Use Bokeh to Create Visual Tension and Emotional Impact

How to Use Bokeh to Create Visual Tension and Emotional Impact

Learn how to create a beautifully effective bokeh effect to provoke an emotional response in your photos. With instructor Marie Gardiner.

Download the free stock image “light and flare” by memorialphoto

Envato Market Free File Giveaway

Download the full set of assets from Envato Market. Available until 22 July 2015 only.

Eight Years & 20,000 Free Tutorials Later

Here are a few stats from our tutorial vault:

  • Over 2,600 different instructors have written for Tuts+, spread over 20,000 tutorials.
  • Over 300 million people from around 99% of all the different countries in the world have visited the Tuts+ network since the initial launch of PSDTUTS (now Tuts+ Design & Illustration) in 2007. That’s close to the entire population of the United States of America, the third most populated country in the world.
  • Top instructors on Tuts+ by posts are:
    1) Mo Volans: 230 posts in Tuts+ Music & Audio
    2) Martin Perhiniak: 218 posts in Tuts+ Design & Illustration & Tuts+ Photo & Video
    3) Andrei Marius: 214 posts in Tuts+ Design & Illustration
  • Over 40 Tuts+ tutorials have had more than one million views.
  • 41,702,992 minutes of video from the Tuts+ YouTube channels have been watched. That’s over 79 years—a lifetime of learning.
  • Our 20,000 tutorials consist of over 30 million words. That’s more than 27 times the length of the entire series of Harry Potter books!

The Tuts+ Melbourne HQ team celebrating the milestone.

From everyone here on the Tuts+ team, thank you for your support over the years. We’d love to hear your story, so please comment below and let us know what you’ve learned from Tuts+. We’ll choose our three favorite comments to win a free month of access to Tuts+ subscription content! 
Entries close 11:59pm 22 July 2015, AEST. Winners will be notified via Disqus.