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  • Code
    Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form PluginRegistration
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    Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Sabrina SmelkoPreview
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    An interview with Canadian illustrator and designer, Sabrina Smelko, whose work varies from illustration to graphic design to art direction to blog writing. She's worked with Mozilla, AARP, and a host of other companies. It seems her client list never ends, and as such her insight into the working life of an in-demand designer is enlightening to say the least.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Plugins, Resources and Freebies to Spice up SketchSketch preview
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    At Tuts+ we always want to provide useful material to our readers. We listen and we give. This roundup will introduce you to some of the most useful resources available for Sketch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Exploding Planet in Adobe PhotoshopPreviewimage3
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    This tutorial will teach you how to create a cracked and exploding planet. All super villains wish for a weapon capable of destroying a planet. We have one too: we call it Photoshop! We will start with a perfectly good planet and smash it like an egg! Or at least an egg that is floating in space and has an explosion of energy within it.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Big Beautiful Grain Adds Atmosphere to Images400px image
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    This tutorial turn the common wisdom about noise on its head and show you why we should show noise in images some love.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Stéphane de Greef: Combining Nature Photography With DocumentaryStephanegreefthumbnail
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    Inspired by Don McCullin and Piotr Naskrecki, Stéphane de Greef is a forest engineer, cartographer and photographer with a long career in humanitarian work and a passion for bugs and archaeology. He talks to us about his nature photography and documentary work in Cambodia.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Ergonomic Principles and Practice for PhotographersErgonomics of shooting preview
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    It’s easy to unintentionally hurt ourselves when photographing and it’s difficult to shoot when hurt. We can prevent injury by changing our posture and how we carry our equipment. This tutorial presents a mini-program of five exercises to help photographers stretch and tone the parts of our bodies we use the hardest when on a shoot.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Develop a 3D Skee Ball Game With UnityPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll remember your days in the Skee Ball arcade while learning how to detect swipe gestures and familiarizing yourself with physics forces. I'll also show you how to communicate between classes and respond to user input.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: The LayoutMaintainable meta boxes 1
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    In the first post, we looked at the initial directory structure and setup the basic code required to get a plugin running in WordPress. In this post, we're going to continue planning and building our plugin. We'll also be talking about the decisions that we're making when it comes to separating parts of our code and how it factors into maintainability.Read More…
  • 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…