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  • 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…
  • Code
    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…
  • 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…