At King Tutz (A Newfire Company) we strive to do anything and everything we can to be involved in all things creative. Newfire Creations is the umbrella company for sites like KingTutz.com, Fastshion.com, RapidweaverDesign.com, Nfparadise.com/Store, and many others.
King Tutz is a blog site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop, Illustrator, Coding, 3D, Video, Audio tutorials around. Our tutorials are inspired by things we see in life and are inspired by things all over the world. The tutorials and articles we publish are meant to be welcoming and very informative.
There are many powerful programs out there but most of our tutorials are geared towards the Adobe Creative Suite. We want you to have a peek into our everyday lives as creative specialists. This site allows you to do this. If you stick with us, you will learn more tricks of the trade that will only help your creativity.
If you’re interested in writing a tutorial for the site, you can learn about the submission process on our Write a Tutorial page.
If you have a problem or question regarding the King Tutz Network, please contact Support who will be happy to help and respond within two working days.
You can contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Getting all of the source files is key because you can see all the plugins, code snippets, code libraries and specific elements used to create amazingly functional code. Also, if you get the source files for a King Tutz | Web Tutorial, it is very possible the source files contain goodies that you might otherwise pay big bucks for somewhere else on the web. Not here! Everything is INSIDE of the source files for YOUR USE! Join Now
Not only will you be receiving exclusive files and tutorials produced by industry expert coders, but you’ll also be supporting our cause to continually provide amazing content and updates to our website. Upgrades to service directly benefit you. We like to think of it as a partnership with you and our company… creating the best creative site on the web! Back to top
So how much does it cost?
A Membership is only $12 per month. That’s less than a magazine subscription! With the subscription you receive the following:
- Access to all of our source files showing the final result of a tutorial
- Access to all files created while you are a subscriber
- Tutorials created by the industries best that aren’t available to the public
- Freebies like photoshop brushes, icons, vector clipart, etc.
Well Worth It!
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Submit a Tutorial
If you have the skill to write an excellent tutorial to produce a unique and impressive effect/design/graphic, then we’d like to hear from you. We pay anywhere from $50US-$300 per tutorial that is accepted, and you’ll have the honour of being published on the best creative tutorial blog around!
You must fulfill the following criteria:
- You must send in your ALREADY WRITTEN tutorial. Please note not every tutorial will be accepted. (We do now offer a review form that you can use prior to writing the tutorial)
- Your completed tutorial must adhere to the King Tutz Style Guide.
- Your tutorial must be your original work and not published elsewhere.
- You will need to format your tutorial as per the format described below.
- Your tutorial may be edited prior to publishing.
- You must have a PayPal account for us to pay you, this fee will be paid within the first week of the new month following publication of your tutorial.
If the tutorial is accepted:
- you grant a license to readers to use the knowledge and demonstrated effects shown in the tutorial in their own projects without reference to yourself, King Tutz or this site. They may not reproduce the tutorial itself, but they can use the techniques you teach.
- you grant a license to King Tutz to be the exclusive publisher of the tutorial online. You may republish extracts online, for example on your own site, however the tutorial in its entirety should not appear elsewhere. You may also republish the tutorial offline in any way you wish, e.g. sell it to a magazine, submit it to a book.
- you consent to the full tutorial, extracts, samples or examples from it appearing in other King Tutz sites, products and services.
- DO NOT use images from Google Image search or simply taken from a website
- DO NOT use images from Flickr UNLESS they have a Creative Commons License for Commercial Use. In this case you must provide an attribution link back to the Flickr page you found the image on. Note you can find CC Commercial images on Flickr using their Advanced Search feature.
- DO use images you photographed yourself
- DO use images from free stock sites like SXC.hu and StockVault.net, BUT make sure you check the agreement for use in files for distribution. Sometimes you need to ask permission from the photographer. We need this because if the image is included in the sample PSD file, we can’t distribute it unless you have permission.
- IF YOU USE images from a stock site like iStockPhoto, Dreamstime, or other THEN you are free to use the images in your screenshots, but in the PSD file you need to use a watermark over the image as they do in the previews on their sites. In other words you can purchase a stock image to use, but in the sample PSD file you can’t be distributing the whole image (because the photographer isn’t receiving a royalty from the sale of the sample PSD file)
Photography and Source Images
Some tutorials make use of photos for their effects. There are a few things you need to know in this regard:
Please include links to the source of any images you have used in your tutorial wherever it has been used. If you do not include your image sources your tutorial will not be accepted, because we need to verify that the file is OK.
Thank you for taking the time to make sure the photos are OK, it helps protect the site, the photographer and yourself!
Credit All Sources and Use Common Sense
Always credit your sources
When you credit your sources, it’s clear that you aren’t trying to hide something. For tutorial submissions it also lets our editors check that the tutorial is acceptable.
Use common sense and Err to the side of caution
There are no hard and fast rules about copyright. Beware of “rules” like ‘copying 40% is OK’, there’s no such thing. And remember that even aside from exact words or images, it can be the idea or principle. If you think something might not be OK, then trust your gut and don’t do it.
Tutorial Acceptance and Payment
Please note, not all tutorials will be accepted. We only accept tutorials that match the site’s standards of both writing and tutorial content.
If your tutorial is accepted, payment of US$50-US$300 will be made within the first two weeks of the new month following publication. Please note that if we gain evidence in this time that the tutorial or source images used in the tutorial have been plagiarized we will take the tutorial off the site and payment will not be made.
How to Format Your Tutorial for Submission
For information on formatting style guidelines you must review the King Tutz Style Guide. If your tutorial does not adhere to the requirements in the style guide you will be asked to resubmit.
Your tutorial must come with:
1. A Sample PSD file for people to download
2. A 200×200px preview image of the finished effect
3. An HTML file with the tutorial written out. The HTML file should be written in the same way that tutorials on the site are, that is in a set of “Steps” with an image before each one. Additionally you should have a paragraph at the beginning giving an introduction. You can download the HTML template here.
4. Images in the tutorial should be no more than 600px wide. The only exception is for when the tutorial has a final product that needs to be large (e.g. a wallpaper)
Get Feedback BEFORE Writing the Full Tutorial
You can send in a single JPG image and tutorial pitch to us for review prior to writing the whole tutorial. This will save you time in instances where the tutorial/image is not what we are looking for. You can do this by clicking the link below:
How to Submit
Completed Submissions can be made via:
The tutorials (text/images) on King Tutz are the copyright of their respective authors. You may use the effects demonstrated in these tutorials in your own work – commercial or non-commercial – provided you are not redistributing or reselling the tutorial or file itself. You may use the effect without attribution.
Any photos distributed in Sample files have a watermark and are included solely to demonstrate the tutorial. Please do not use or redistribute them in any way.
By submitting tutorials, you are granting King Tutz and its owners a perpetual license to publish your work on its sites and to distribute the sample files through the King Tutz Royal Membership program.