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  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana baseball texteff tut preview
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    For all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You'll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you'll easily add some dimension to it. Next, you'll create a vector texture and a Pattern Brush with which you'll add the characteristic baseball stitches. Next on the to-do list is the worn out and dirty look, for which you will use a built-in Art Brush. You'll finish with the grass background and the additional tufts of grass around the letters. Let’s jump in! Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Beginner's Guide to Auto-Tuning in LogicPhotodune 8359121 close up of a cute singer recording a track xs
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    Some of the biggest names in music are using an effect, most commonly known as Auto-Tune, which corrects the pitch of a singer's voice. When used subtly, it can be a really effective way to make a good singer sound even better, but when overused, it can cause problems. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get started and begin Auto-Tuning in Logic Pro X. Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Custom Theme With OpenCart: Part FourOpencart
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    In the previous articles in this series, we divided the templates provided by the OpenCart into three different categories in order to understand the role of the each kind of template. We also discussed the different ways for discovering the layout template for the specific front-end page you would like to customize. And finally, we concluded that part by exploring the common elements used in the front-end layout template. In this final part of this series, I'll demonstrate an example of tweaking the layout structure of the home page.Read More…
  • Code
    Magento Theme Development: An IntroductionMagento
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    In this series, we'll be taking a look into the basics of Magento Theme Development. Specifically, I will be covering the Magento hierarchy, layout directory and finally the template directory.Read More…
  • Game Development
    6 Games That Succeed Because They're Interesting, Not Because They're Fun Games that succeed by being interesting
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    Imagine if you designed your games to be interesting, rather than fun. I'm talking about giving the player a drive to play the game outside of simply completing the goals you have set. The player also plays to experience and explore the game itself, to see what the world you have created has to offer. In this article, we'll examine six games that do just that, and look at how they do it.Read More…
  • Web Design
    How to Give Your Logo the “Slip Scroll” EffectPreview
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    In today's tutorial we're going to use JavaScript to create a simple, flexible, parallax effect where a logo seemingly changes colors with the background it's on when the user scrolls.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop025
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    Create custom grunge brushes from photos, scanned resources, or from scratch in Adobe Photoshop!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are often used by infographic pros to create their statistical concepts, but here we'll show how you can create a super simple and high-impact infographic using just the tools available to you in Adobe InDesign. In this tutorial you will create a reusable template for an infographic, and create interchangeable, flexible infographic elements for future projects.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    Learn How to Double KnitKnitting double knitting final thumb
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    Want to create reversible projects? Give double knitting a try! In this tutorial you'll learn how to double knit, with videos to help you with each step. We'll cover casting on, increasing and decreasing, working from charts, and binding off.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Simple Photo Editing With GIMP on a MacGimp preview
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    GIMP is a free and open source alternative to Photoshop. In this tutorial and screencast I’ll show you how to perform simple image edits such as cropping, increase brightness and contrast and how to convert to black and white.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Choosing Which Camera Kit to Take on HolidayPreview
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    When you're travelling, you want to take all your equipment so that you don't miss out. In this quick tip, I'll help you decide what to pack and what to leave behind.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Working With Light At NightBridge at night thumb
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    Light at night has infinite variations in colour. In this article, we look at the diversity of light sources as a creative challenge in night photographyRead More…