How to Create a Beach Boy in Illustrator (Very Detailed)

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Today we are going to discuss how to draw a simple cartoon character from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4. We are going to learn simple techniques and how to use them to produce a good effect. If you are familiar with Illustrator you will catch-up quickly. This is a very detailed tutorial so no worry for beginners, you can understand easily. So what are we waiting for?  Lets get Started :)

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45 Photoshop Actions To Enhance Your Photos And Stand Out

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Actions come really handy when you have a need to enhance your photos, but you just don’t have a time for it or necessary skills. Photoshop actions contain various adjustment layers, filters, effects, who are originally recorded by author and you can play them back again. You can create actions yourself or you can just download professional ones here and get amazing results with just once click!

Explore how the action is built, choose which adjustments you want to apply and finally just enjoy great results. In this article you’re going to find 45 sets of actions that help you enhance the colors and change the main look of Your photo.

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How To Create A Polaroid Photo Gallery With CSS3 And jQuery

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Photo Galleries are becoming more and more popular these days. Today we are going to create a simple one using some of the new CSS3 features and jQuery. A prominent feature of the gallery is that You will be able to Drag the photos with single click in the gallery we are going to create. Hope you will enjoy this and understand it easily.

Let’s take a look at what we will be building, here is the final result :

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How to Create Your first WordPress Theme: Part 2

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This is the second part of the “How to Create Your first WordPress Theme” tutorial series. Just in case you have missed the first part, please go here and start reading.

You can Download source files of this tutorial or Live preview this theme.

As I promised in the first part of this tutorial, we will do some stuff that will make your blog theme more interesting and useful. I’m re-writing the list with what we will cover in this part:

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How to Update Twitter using PHP and Twitter API

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In the world of socializing on internet, Twitter is a big name and for developers its Twitter’s API. Its just Twitter’s unmatchable API that is failing all other micro-blogging services (like Tumblr) out there as it allows you to do almost everything. Once you become familiar with the Twitter API you can do innumerable number of things with it like updating your Twitter statuses remotely (Hint: We’ll be making this today!), searching the latest tweets for a keyword, and grab someone’s or your latest Tweets.

Today, we’ll be making a PHP Application that helps you update your Twitter status. So let’s get started without wasting anymore time!

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Draw Golden Pen and Envelope Icon in Photoshop

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In this tutorial we will use Photoshop to create a fancy looking golden pen and envelope icon. We will be using lots of shape and layer style to achieve a realistic look. Before we start, take a look at the final image below.

If you like outcome be sure to keep reading – you will learn a lot of advanced and interesting features to build these two icons.

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How to Setup local host with Latest Apache, PHP and MySQL Packages

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Testing many things (CMSes, themes etc.) on the internet for me and many others is sometimes a big pain and it has many disadvantages. You need to buy a domain, to pay for hosting, to use your internet providers slow upload speeds to upload a files over ftp, whenever you want to change some configuration of Apache or PHP you have to contact your hosting provider and wait some time until they response and I could continue with other disadvantages.

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How to Create Your first WordPress Theme: Part 1

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WordPress is the most popular and the best (in my opinion) blogging platform, created by Automattic. It’s really easy to use and it’s very powerful, giving you the opportunity to build any kind of site, from blogs to shopping carts and CMS’s.  In this series of tutorials, we are going to create our first WordPress theme. For this tutorial you need to have a little more than basic knowledge about HTML and CSS. Let’s get started.

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30+ Best Texture Tutorials for Photoshop

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Making art or various designs will often require different textures. It can be that you need it for that extra grungy look or maybe you are trying to recreate a piece of denim for a logo. It can be very useful to be able to make your own textures in Photoshop. This way you get the exact effect you want, its customizable, no need to pay anyone for the use of it etc.
I’ve collected some of the best texture tutorials I know of and hope these will inspire! Enjoy! :)

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Building Real-Time Form Validation Using jQuery

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Client-side validation is something every web form should have, no doubts about that. While server-side validation does its job, it certainly lacks good user experience. What is so great about client-side validation then?

Not only is it useful to the user because it makes the process of filling out the form a lot quicker and a lot less painful, but it also shows that you actually care about them. For the user there’s nothing better than knowing right away if they’re doing it correctly.

In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to build real-time form validation using jQuery. If you’d like to see what you’ll be building, you can watch the short video intro or hit the “Live Demo” button and check it out.

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