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  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Advanced Vector Portraits, Spooky EditionAdvvmanip
    Inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead, our new course, taught by Tuts+ Design & Illustration Editor Sharon Milne, will teach you how you can take stock images and create your own zombie child and sugar skull woman in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Code
    Programming with Yii2: Getting StartedPreview
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    The recent release of Yii 2.0 makes it the perfect time to come up to speed with one of the most efficient, powerful and extensible PHP frameworks. This tutorial will walk you through installing Yii 2.0, setting up your local development environment, building a simple Hello World application, setting up your remote production environment for hosting and deploying your code from a GitHub repository.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    5 Ways to Experiment with Long Exposures for the First TimeStream
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    When you’re starting out as a photographer, you see a lot of photos and just think, how did they do that?! Sometimes, these clever photographs involve long exposures, using light and movement in creative ways. Here are five ways to have some fun with long exposures.Read More…
  • Code
    Multi-Instance Node.js App in PaaS Using Redis Pub/SubNodejs retina preview 1
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    If you use PaaS to host your application, you often end up with lots of small "containers", and with each instance of your app running in another virtual machine. As a result, the instances don't share memory. In this tutorial you'll learn how to overcome this little inconvenience.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Play With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe IllustratorCattttttt
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a simple silhouetted cat against a sunset background by using Blends and Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Code
    Collecting Donations With WordPress: BitcoinDonation series image
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    In the second and final part of this mini-series titled, "Collecting Donations With WordPress", you'll learn how to write a WordPress plugin that allows users to send you a donation via Bitcoin. The plugin uses its own backend settings panel, and is highly customisable. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Blood Spatter Adobe Photoshop BrushPreview
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    Adobe Photoshop allows us to use many types of custom brush. You can get them freely from designer's forums such as DeviantArt or buy them. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to make your own brush, made from paint spatter.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Illuminated Digital Paper Cut-Out Scene in Adobe IllustratorIlluminated 027
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that takes on the look and design principles of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. Fire up Adobe Illustrator and let's get creating!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Create a Pages TemplatePreview template2
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    Templates have been around for a long time, and for good reason. They save time and allow you to create stylish, professional-looking and consistently formatted documents. Pages goes a step further, making it easy not only to compose your documents with rich formatting options, but to design them, too.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vintage Bloody Text Effect Wallpaper Design in Adobe PhotoshopPreview
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    Create a blood-soaked text effect wallpaper design inspired by American Horror Story, using some textures, brushes, and adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
  • Code
    Building a Social Profile Widget: Get Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
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    Recently, a feature that's becoming more and more common with a lot of websites the social media profile widget. The widget consists of icons and text that link to a number of social network profiles to which the website is associated. Some of these widget also the number of followers on of each social network. There are a lot of free and premium social profile widget plugins available for WordPress that one can use in linking to his/her personal or website social network's profiles. In this two-part series, I will show us how to get the count of Facebook page Likes, Twitter and Google+ followers how to build a Social Profile WordPress widget.Read More…
  • Code
    Integrating CloudFlare With WordPressCloudflare1
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    CloudFlare is one of the leading CDNs on the web right now. It has strategically located servers all across the globe that reduce the load times of your website by serving static files like images, videos, CSS and JavaScript from the data centers located closest to the website visitors. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate CloudFlare with your WordPress site.Read More…