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About Aritra Roy

Aritra Roy is a Blogger, Freelance Writer, Designer and Online Entrepreneur who believes in the power of written words to educate, influence and inspire people.

Creatively Designed HTML5/CSS3 Websites For Your Inspiration (Part – II)

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In the previous part of the series, we had started our journey on exploring some of the best and most creatively designed HTML5/CSS3 websites in the World Wide Web. In this part of the series, we move on exploring some more of them.

If you find these articles helpful and inspiring, please consider sharing them with your friends via various social media sites. Spread knowledge, and help others to learn. Continue reading

The Most Comprehensive Collection of the Best WordPress Plugins – Part VI

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Commenting is a very important way to judge user response and engagement for any website. In this part of the series, we will explore all the commenting platform opportunities available in WordPress. These are some of the plugins which can replace the dull and boring “default” commenting system in WordPress with something which can take your commenting system to a whole new level. Continue reading

Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part VI

We have finally reached the end of this series. Everything good needs a sweet ending somewhere. We have tried our best in presenting you with a hand-picked list of some of the best and most professional tutorials on Photoshop tutorials & Lightroom tutorials and some involving the proper use of both.

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Our previous series on “Photoshop Tutorials to Better Designing” have helped our readers in understanding and learning Photoshop in a whole new level.  The main aim of this series was to help our readers learn Lightroom with perfection and bridge the gap between these two making a proper use of both of them and creating stunning results.

I hope this series have helped you in learning a lot of new and interesting things in Photoshop and Lightroom. Please bookmark this series to check back later and try the tutorials in your leisure time. Please do share it with the world and spread the knowledge. Continue reading

Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part IV

Now we are moving quite close to the end of this series. In this part of the series, we will focus a bit more on some portrait retouching tutorials.

Some tutorials are quite lengthy and can take some time to follow fully. So, it is better to have an idea of it before starting. Don’t hurry in starting a tutorial if you do not have the time to complete it. So it always is a good idea to bookmark this post to check back later and start a tutorial when you can afford the time required. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part III

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We have finally reached the end of this series, “Fresh & Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We know that this was a short series as we needed to keep the quality tight by selecting only the best freebies available.

But we will be coming up with some more freebies for you in our upcoming blogs. We hope that this series have filled your toolbox with lots of awesome resources and that also for free.

Enjoy the final part of this series to its fullest. Do not forget to bookmark these episodes for your future referencing. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of the series on “Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We are on the mid-way of this series and we hope you have enjoyed the first part to its fullest.

In the second part, we present to you some more really awesome freebies for all the developers and designers out there, which includes various fonts, icons, UI kits, templates and much more.

Enjoy this episode and do not forget to share it with the world. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part I

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A developer or a designer always looks forward to having a good set of resources up and ready in his/her arsenal to make work much easier and faster. And the fun gets doubled when you do not need to pay a single penny for availing these resources.

So we at ‘corePHP’ took it a bit seriously and did a broad and in-depth research to present to you some of the best, most useful and fresh resources for developers and designers which are absolutely free of charge. Continue reading

Creatively Designed HTML5/CSS3 Websites For Your Inspiration (Part – I)

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The web is constantly evolving. Every day, web developers and designers are creating new and extremely creative websites that are pushing HTML to its limits. HTML5 armed with its advanced animation and video rendering capabilities have snatched the crown from HTML4, which ruled the World Wide Web for more than a decade.

Most importantly it works on almost every browser. It is compatible with the old browsers and also with the mobile browsers like Blackberry, iPhone and Android based phones and tablets. It allows websites to load much faster and allows better and smoother connections with third party applications too.

In this series, we have put forward some of the best, most innovative, creative and beautifully designed websites with HTML5 and CSS3 that came out after our exhaustive research on this topic. The main purpose of this series is to stimulate the creative side inside you and inspire you to become a better designer.

Creative HTML5/CSS3 Websites

The Moustache Game

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An innovative and funny website which allows visitors to add moustache to people via video sharing platforms like YouTube.

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Tissot T-Touch Tactile Watch

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A beautifully designed website which lets you try out the various features of the Tissot T-Touch watch, in a virtual immersive environment.

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HTML5 & CSS3 Readiness

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A simple and interactive website, visually depicting the various features of HTML5 and CSS3 available in various popular browsers with time.

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Inzeit

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A beautifully designed single page website which vertically scrolls down to reveal its amazingness.

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Angry Birds Space

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Love playing Angry Birds? Then this is something you should not miss.

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Vlog

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One of the most innovative and creatively designed HTML5 website, I have ever seen. It gives you an amazing rotating wheel where you can discover various videos with just a click of a button.

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Dangers of Fracking

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This webpage explains the process of Hydraulic Fracturing, with simple graphics and illustrations and making great use of the parallax scrolling effect.

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Art Ingenious

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It is a simple HTML5 website making great use of an elegant hover effect inside it.

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Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part V

We are moving slowly to the end of this series now. I hope this series have proved to be beneficial to all of you. We have tried to include tutorials on both Photoshop & Lightroom and some involving the proper use of both of them.

If you follow these tutorials properly, then becoming the master of the art is not much of a big problem. In this episode of the series, we have included some advanced level tutorials on both Photoshop and Lightroom.

If you haven’t followed the previous parts of the series, then please do it soon as they can help you to build a solid foundation and help you understand these tutorials better.  Please share the series and help the world learn better.

Photo Manipulate a Mystical Tribal Warrior

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Another in-depth tutorial to brush up your photo manipulate skills in Photoshop.

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Create Color Depth in Landscape Photos

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Give your boring and dull landscape photos an extra level of color touch.

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Using Light & Shade to Bring Text to Life

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This tutorial teaches you to create a beautiful 3d-styled logo using light & shade in Photoshop.

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Create a Fiery City War Scene in Photoshop

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Create an extremely realistic and detailed war scene in Photoshop.

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How to Make an Amazing Landscape Photo using Lightroom 4

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This amazing tutorial teaches you the simple tricks of creating jaw-dropping landscape photographs using Lightroom.

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Create a Geometric Maze Design in Photoshop

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Learn the techniques of creating a visually stunning geometric maze design using 3D blocks in Photoshop.

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How to Create an Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

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This awesome tutorial teaches you the techniques of blending normal images and creating a visually stunning apocalyptic sci-fi scene using Photoshop.

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Create Amazing HDR Effect using Lightroom and Photoshop

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Create dramatic HDR effect, making proper use of both Photoshop & Lightroom.

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Create an Epic Storm at Sea Scene in Photoshop

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Learn the techniques of creating an outstanding storm at sea cinematic scene using Photoshop.

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Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part I

After the huge success of our previous “Photoshop Tutorials” series, we are again back with another much better designed series on both Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials.

Along with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom is another great piece of software which can make your photo editing and color correction job much easier, better and quicker. Lightroom can be considered as an extension of Photoshop, that’s why the name “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”. Obviously Lightroom is not as powerful and versatile as Photoshop, but it is much easier to learn and use and can make your image editing workflow quicker and more efficient.

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In each and every episode of this series, we have tried to maintain a proper blend of both Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials to kill the boredom. Another very interesting and unique thing about this series is that, this time we have also included a lot of in-depth and easy-to-understand video tutorials on both Photoshop and Lightroom. Learning from text tutorials can sometimes be boring, but video tutorials can make you feel as if someone is sitting right before you and teaching you the entire process with care.

So, go ahead and start learning from these hand-picked Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. It’s also worth bookmarking the post and checking it later, as these tutorials (mostly being easy) can still take a lot of time to learn and implement. Continue reading

Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part III

We have moved on to the third part of the series on some really exciting Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. Again we have tried to maintain a proper blend of both Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials keeping in mind a proper mixture of both easy and involving tutorials.

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In this part, some tutorials can take quite a bit of time to learn completely and in-depth, but they are really worth it as the end results are really stunning. But if you have already followed our previous series on “Photoshop Tutorials to Better Designing”, then understanding and following these tutorials should not be that difficult.

Create a Captivating Street Dance Competition Poster in Photoshop

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A very in-depth tutorial teaching you various techniques related to selection, blend modes, lens flares, etc.

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Learn How to Process a Night Image Effectively

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Learn some nifty tricks of dramatically improving night photographs in Lightroom.

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Create a Stunning Panorama with Lightroom and Photoshop

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A very interesting tutorial teaching you the techniques of using both Photoshop and Lightroom to create a jaw-dropping panorama.

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Playing with Type and Images in Photoshop

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A simple tutorial explaining the usage of type and images in Photoshop.

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Create a Mobile Downloader App Interface in Photoshop

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A really amazing mobile downloader application interface designing tutorial in Photoshop.

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Boost the Milky Way

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Fond of taking incredible photographs of the Milky Way? Then this amazing tutorial is just for you.

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Combine Multiple Exposures for Amazing Landscapes

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Take your boring landscape photographs to the next level by combining multiple exposure image in Photoshop.

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Selective Color Tutorial in Lightroom

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Give your photos an artistic touch with the selective coloring technique in Lightroom.

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Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

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Create an amazing dreamy scene using various Photoshop techniques like adding water textures, water ripples, image enhancements, etc.

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Half Woman – Half Animal Tutorial in Photoshop

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A very simple and easy tutorial teaching you how to create a half-woman-half-animal face in Photoshop.

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Killer Photoshop and Lightroom Tutorials (with Video Tutorials) – Part II

In this second part of the series, we continue with some more exciting Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials to learn from. We have covered a wide range of tutorials in the part, from 3D text effect tutorials to black-and-white and HDR image development tutorials.

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Some tutorials are quite easy and quick to learn, while some can take some serious time and effort to grasp and implement. So don’t worry if you can’t understand a particular tutorial fully in one chance, give some time, read it again and again until you are confident enough with the idea.

Create Amazing Sunsets in Lightroom

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Create bright, vibrant and dynamic sunsets which are generally lacking in your photos.

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Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

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Beat the heat by creating a summer inspired text effect, learning various text and 3D techniques in the process.

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Retouching Overexposed Windows with Photoshop and Lightroom

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Learn the techniques of taking multiple exposure shots and merging them using Photoshop and Lightroom both.

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How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Photoshop

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Learn to create an awesome smudged ketchup text effect in Photoshop. This tutorial touches a little bit of Illustrator too.

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Creating Dramatic Black & White Photographs in Lightroom

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Creating a black & white photograph might seem easy, but bringing the real essence out from only two colors is a difficult task to attain, but this tutorial can help you get it done in an easy and simple way.

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Create HDR Look in Just a Single Image in Lightroom

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Quick and simple tutorial to create a HDR look of your image using Lightroom, using only a single photo.

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How to Create a Triangle Pixelation Effect in Photoshop

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Learn an easy yet interesting technique of pixelating images using triangles instead of squares in Photoshop.

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Create an Amazing Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

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Learn how to create an amazing cinematic space battle scene in Photoshop.

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Create Vibrant Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

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Give your landscape photos an extra level of attention using this simple yet amazing tutorial.

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Techniques to Improve Landscape Photos in Lightroom

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An in-depth tutorial teaching you the simple techniques of dramatically improving a landscape images in Lightroom.

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