4 Ways to Create Long Shadow Effects in Photoshop

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Part of the recent, “flat design” trend, long shadow effects are a popular but not necessarily new phenomenon. The trend’s strongest impact seems to be on interface design elements and icons but it is being increasingly used as part of web designs, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you 4 ways that you can create long shadow effects in Photoshop using several different tools.

Diving Into Symfony 2

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Frameworks are hot topics in the web-industry and have been for some time.

Create a Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics

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Infographics are an efficient and fun way to present data. You may notice, however, that infographics are often flat vector illustrations

Master Developers: Christian Heilmann

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A developer evangelist fills an important role for a company. They serve as a communicator, a liason, a thoughful voice and more importantly, an integral part of the web development community.

Create a Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

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Photoshop is a fantastic application because it allows you to create just about anything your imagination can dream up. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a science fiction environment using digital painting and illustration techniques.

Create Fan Art for Mortal Kombat’s "Liu Kang" in Photoshop

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Liu Kang is one of the most iconic characters from the world of Mortal Kombat. In this tutorial, George Patsouras will discuss how to paint a Bruce Lee-inspired Liu Kang in Photoshop. Since this will deal with portrait painting, you can use these techniques to recreate the Liu Kang painting, or you can come up with something entirely on your own.

Node.js Infrastructure: Part 2

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In the last episode , we covered the NVM tool. Today, we’ll review NPM, a tool for managing software packages in Node. Choose 720p for the clearest picture.

Create Glossy, Plastic, 3D Text in Photoshop CS5 Extended

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This tutorial will explain how to use Repoussé inside Photoshop CS5 to create an amazing 3D text effect, without the need for any other 3D software. Many different material values will be modified to accomplish the final result, and some adjustment layers will be used to enhance the outcome as well

Authentication in Rails From Scratch

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Today, we’re going to learn how to implement a simple user authentication system in a Rails application from scratch. Along the way, we’ll examine best practices to help avoid common – and costly – mistakes. Step 1: Introduction to User Authentication Password-protected actions are a common feature in most web applications.

Create a Fantasy Landscape Using Digital Painting Techniques

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In this tutorial we will explain how to create a fantasy landscape using digital painting techniques. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Editor’s note: The brush sets linked below are not necessarily the brushes that were used in this tutorial

How to Super-Scale Magento in the Cloud

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This tutorial will help you prepare a Magento install for high traffic, better load times, and simpler ongoing site management. Ready?

4 Tips for Editing Photos in Photoshop

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In this article we will present you with some great tips to retouch your photos using Photoshop. Let’s take a look! Before We Begin Let’s take a look at the original photo that we will be using courtesy of Alraunie-Stock on Deviant Art. 1

Integrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph Using Photoshop

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In this tutorial we will explain how to integrate a rendered 3D model into a photograph to create a macro photography effect.

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