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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Winter Candle Lantern in Adobe IllustratorWinter lantern400
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    We can’t but agree that winter is one of the most beautiful seasons, when nature is sleeping peacefully, covered with pure white snow. Let’s make it less chilly and more enchanting by creating a warm and cozy illustration of a wooden candle lantern. We’ll be using basic shapes, warp effects, and some simple freehand drawing. Let’s start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Tonal Portrait Using PencilsTonal%20drawing%20 %20preview
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    Want to create a stunning black and white portrait while skipping a few steps in the middle? Tonal portraits use the color of the paper as a middle tone, meaning you simply have to draw in the highlights and shadows. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Winter Scene in Adobe Photoshop: The Digital PaintingWintercollab preview
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    This tutorial is part two of a collaboration with fellow Tuts+ instructor Rowena Aitken. She first showed you how to create the line art for this festive winter illustration, and now I'll show you how to digitally paint it in Photoshop. Read More…
  • Code
    iOS 8: What's New in SpriteKit, Part 2Preview
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    This tutorial gives an overview of the new features of the SpriteKit framework that were introduced in iOS 8. The new features are designed to make it easier to support advanced game effects and include support for custom OpenGL ES fragment shaders, lighting, shadows, advanced new physics effects and animations, and integration with SceneKit. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to implement these new features.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Transform Your Website's Menu Bars Into a Winter Wonderland in Adobe IllustratorDiana winter bars tut preview
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    Learn how to decorate and transform a website into a winter wonderland in Adobe Illustrator. Give your menu bars and buttons a fun, seasonal twist, and learn some useful techniques along the way!Read More…
  • Code
    Coding and Registering Your WordPress WidgetWordpress widgets preview
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    Start to develop your WordPress widget by creating a class to create it and registering it with WordPress.Read More…
  • Code
    Integrate Bitcoin Payment Gateway Into OpenCart: Part 2Opencart
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    Welcome to part 2 of our series, Bitcoin Payment System into OpenCart. In the previous tutorial, we created the payment module for the admin panel. In this tutorial, we're going to continue working on the plugin by building the store front-end.Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Deeper Look at LESS MixinsPreview
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    Our discussion about LESS continues–this time we’re going to look into LESS Mixins. With Mixins we can define a group of style declarations once and then reuse them throughout the stylesheet. It helps keep our code DRY as well as producing CSS in a more efficient way, particularly when dealing with complex CSS3 syntax. LESS provides different types of Mixins with their very own purpose; they can be straight-forward Mixins, or they can work as a (sort of) Function. Nonetheless, before we dig deep down into the subject, let’s begin with the basics of how a LESS Mixin works, shall we?Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Knit a Blanket With Color BlocksKnitting blanketsquare final01 thmb
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    Many a knitter has envied crocheted granny squares, and that was the inspiration behind these bold knit blocks. Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Getting Started With React.jsReact.js
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    React is a view library whose philosophy greatly differs from the usual framework. Our new course, Getting Started With React.js, will cover what makes React different from all the other frameworks and libraries out there, and give you practical instruction on using it.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    James Kerwin, Urban Explorer: Go Slow and Respect Your SubjectUrban exploration thumbnail
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    Urban Exploration, or "urbex" is the investigation of lesser seen or abandoned urban areas. With the accessibility of digital cameras, the urbex movement is increasingly being documented and shared online. Whilst often the subject of debate, no-one can deny the fascination these shots hold and how they give us an insight into another world.Read More…
  • Code
    Adding Functions to Your WordPress Theme FrameworkBuild your own theme framework preview image
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    In the last part of this series, you added some action hooks to your theme framework. In this tutorial you'll write some functions which you activate via those hooks. In this tutorial I'll show you how to add widget areas to three of those and a custom function to the last one.Read More…