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Create a flaming bird effect in six steps!

Combine filters, adjustment layers and blend modes to create a flame-filled effect... Open your bird image. Duplicate the layer, and press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+U to desaturate. CS users go to Filter>Oil Paint, set Brush Stylization...

Create Hand Drawn Skeleton Typography

In this fine art tutorial, we create our skeleton typography using 4 writing utensils and a sheet of 110# white cardstock. Get creative with your own Halloween typography this year using the same techniques for any words you choose!

How to Use the New Task Manager

The Task Manager in Windows 8 and 10 has been completely overhauled. It’s easier-to-use, slicker, and more feature-packed than ever. Windows 8 may be all about Metro, but the Task Manager and Windows Explorer are better than ever. The Task Manager now manages startup programs, shows your IP address, and displays slick resource usage graphs. The new color-coding highlights the processes using the most system resources, so you can see them at a glance.

How To Create A Recovery Drive

Recovery drives are an essential weapon in case you run into problems with your PC. The tool that can make this happen in Windows 10 is called Recovery Media Creator and Microsoft has kept it almost the same as it was in its previous operating system: Windows 8.1. In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Recovery Media Creator to create a recovery drive on a USB memory stick or on an external hard drive.

How Setup VMs using Gnome-Boxes

Gnome Boxes is a simple virtualisation software whose purpose is to provide an easy graphical user interface(GUI) to manage virtual machines on Linux. Using Boxes, we can access and use both local and remote virtual systems. It is an alternative to tools like VMware, VirtualBox and Virt-manager. However, it is targeted for basic users rather than system administrators who use advanced features. As Gnome boxes is part of the GNOME environment, it is available on almost all Linux distributions.

WordPress Child Theme Template

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A child theme inherits the styles and functionality of an another existing theme which becomes the parent theme. Child themes are best way to modify an existing theme. In this WordPress tutorial let us learn about creating a child theme template with an example.

Build an Etsy Clone with Angular and Stamplay

In part 3 we’ll be working on both the back-end (Stamplay) and the front-end (AngularJS code). Here are the things we’ll accomplish to finalize our Etsy store... Luckily for us, Stamplay can help us handle a lot of the search features by talking to the Algolia API for us. They will also let us handle hooking in Stripe easily without a single line of code.

How to change seasons in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom

For this example I’ll be working in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, but everything can be done in Photoshop Lightroom in the Develop Module also. The Basic Panel is usually where I’d do most of my edits, but in this case I’ll make just two: I’ll reduce the exposure here then reduce the Clarity as I want the image to look like it’s foggy. I need to start to diffuse the light and blur the edges of the tree. And that’s it for the Basic Panel, next I’ll look at the colour...

Fix blurry font issues on with DPI Fix

I don't change the DPI scaling on devices I work with normally but if you do, you may have noticed that the feature is somehow making fonts blurry in some parts of the Windows 10 operating system. This should come as a surprise to users who ran Windows 8 previously as this was not the case in that operating system. The issue seems to be especially visible in classic programs and menus, for instance in the classic Control Panel and not so much or at all when you run apps on Windows 10.

My Top 10 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Excel Keyboard shortcuts are used by almost every one of the 750 million Microsoft Excel users worldwide. They range from the CTRL combinations shortcuts to the Function keys shortcuts as well as many other Excel keyboard shortcuts. In this episode I go through my top 10 favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts that will save you heaps of time when working with Excel data.

What-If Analysis

What-If Analysis in Excel allows you to try out different values (scenarios) for formulas. The following example helps you master what-if analysis quickly and easily. Assume you own a book store and have 100 books in storage. You sell a certain % for the highest price of $50 and a certain % for the lower price of $20...

Calculate A Moving Average

Having spikes in your data can sometimes make it difficult to carry out predictive analysis. These spikes can be due to seasonal fluctuations in sales, for example more sales of soft drinks and ice cream in the summer, or indeed sales of shoe ice grips in the winter. Extreme examples I know, but volume fluctuations can be extreme.

Convert Temperatures Easily

So, I am used to talking about weather temperatures in Celsius, some of my friends would do this as well but depending where they are in the world they would talk about Fahrenheit. I talk about a weather quite a bit, well, if you lived in either England or Ireland you will relate to my some what obsession with checking the weather forecast.

Top 5 Free Burning Software

Windows 10 has very good built-in burning feature, which will burn your CDs and DVDs fast, but it gives you only basic options. If you want some more burning options, you’ll have to install some third-party burning software. But you don’t have to spend your money on some expensive burning software, like Nero, as we made a list of best free burning programs for Windows, to help you choose the best one.

Transclusion In Custom AngularJS Directive

In this article you will learn about Transclusion in custom AngularJS Directive. Transclusion simply means inclusion of one document or a part of it into another document. It will allow us to include some content (could be textual or graphical) or part of html inside our custom AngularJs directive. Let’s define our application architecture. For demonstrating this I am using ASP.NET MVC4 application.

Vlookup in an Excel Table

Excel Tables are just amazing and should be used all the time, whether you have 2 rows or 200,000 rows of data! When you use a Vlookup formula to lookup in an Excel Table then your formula becomes dynamic due to its structured referencing.
What that means is that as the Excel Table expands with more data added to it, your Vlookup formula’s 2nd argument (table_array) does not need to be updated as it refers to the Excel Table as a whole by referring to its name eg Table1 or Table2 or Table3 etc

Add Columns to Slicer Buttons

When you insert an Excel Slicer with your Pivot Table it defaults to one column, showing all your items in a vertical layout. Say that your Slicer is showing months from January to December, you can change the layout of the buttons to show in 3 separate columns, turning it into a “Quarterly View”.

Stop automatic updates in Windows

How to stop automatic updates in Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional: Prevent forced updates installing on your PC. Windows 10 installs updates automatically by default, and it isn't obvious to overcome this. We'll show you how to prevent unwanted updates being downloaded and installed in Windows 10, with a few simple steps...

Fix: Windows Update is stuck checking for updates

Windows update is usually very reliable, but if your PC is stopping or freezing during the process these tips should get you back on track in no time. It’s important though to give the update a decent amount of time to finish. Depending on what is being done to the system this could take a few hours. It’s not the normal amount of time, granted, but it does happen. So before you tinker, and if it’s possible to be without your PC for a while, then it’s certainly worth letting it plod along for a while to see if this clears the problem.

RESTEasy Tutorial with Eclipse and Tomcat

RESTEasy is the JAX-RS implementation provided by JBoss project. We can use RESTEasy to create restful web services. RESTEasy provides tighter integration with the JBoss Application Server but we can deploy it on any servlet container. So today we will learn how to create restful web service using RestEasy framework and deploy in Tomcat servlet container to test it.