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10 Popular Desktop Twitter Clients

Twitter is definitely one of the Biggest Social Networks to date. It has spread like wild fire ever since it has been launched. Twitter was first launched with a web interface for each person. The thing is that the web version of twitter really limited you in some instances. That is why programmers decided to create twitter clients for your desktop, adding a lot of extra features and making things so much easier to keep track of. Their are literally hundreds of Twitter applications out their and all that I have done is chosen 10 of the Most Popular Twitter Clients to share with all of you.

Twitter Clients are listed in no particular order whatsoever.

10 Popular Desktop Twitter Clients

1. Tweetdeck

tweetdeck

TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more. TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up to date.

2. Twhirl

twhirl

Twhirl is a social Desktop client based on the Adobe AIR Platform.

3. Snitter

snitter-s

Snitter is “Snook’s Twitter”: an Adobe AIR-powered application for twittering. Twitter let’s you post small 140 character messages letting people know what you’re up to.

4. Digsby

digsby

Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

5. Tweet-r

tweetr

Twitter Client that works on Mac and PC

6. Twitteroo

twitteroo

Twitteroo lets you send twitter tweets from your PC

7. DigiTweet

digitweet

DigiTweet is an open source desktop Twitter client for Windows. DigiTweet provides Twitter functionalities with rich user interface through Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

8. Skimmer

skimmer

Skimmer? is an Adobe® AIR™ desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities.

9. Spaz

Spaz

MikroBlog Fun client for twitter, identi.ca and laconica

10. Destroy Twitter

destroy-twitter

DestroyTwitter is a compact though robust Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR.

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6 Tips on How to Stay Inspired

Being a Designer of any sort isn’t always fun and games or great as some would say. Being a designer you have to constantly stay inspired to generate content with your mind and keep your alleged clients happy and interested all the time.

20 Tutorials that will Boost your Photoshop Skills

Ever wondered how the top artists in the world got so good? I bet you have. They didn’t just spring up over night all famous and exposed. Every Artist started out somewhere, most of them will give you the answer that they started of on a forum designing little signatures and then progressed on to larger art from there. The statement I am trying to make is that every artist out their, has one or other time followed a tutorial to learn a new effect or to see how a different artist goes about doing his creative process.

In my opinion professional artist should in someway share their processes, even if it isn’t via a detailed tutorial their should just be something the community can relate to, a case study, process showcase etc. Amateur artists are always looking to improve their skill but, how is it possible if the person they look up to doesn’t want to share some of their tips on how they made their successful journey to the top? Below I have listed 20 Tutorials that will boost your skills in photoshop by just relating to them. These artists are dedicated to what they do and share their secrets with people because they want to help others.

Remember that tutorials are there to help people learn something new and shouldn’t be copied directly.

1. Creating a Raspberry Frog

Rasberry frog

2. Creating a Post Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

3. Creating a Fantasy Atmosphere Style Car Ad

Fantasy Style car ad

4. Making Sense of the Warp Tool – It’s All About the Lines

Tree-Accordion-Part3

5. Construct C4D Renders and Integrate them into a Photoshop Composition

Construct C4d Renders

6. Creating Super-Malleable Effects with Colorful Lines

Girl

7. Use Over 40 Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts to Create a Reflective Timepiece

Clock

8. Creating a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

Boxing

9. Creating a Five-color Magazine Cover using a Spot Metallic

Magazine

10. Creating a High-Gloss Graduation Hat Icon Design

icons

11. Creating a Mobile Phone Ad Design

Phone ad

12. Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

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13. Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop

businesscard

14. Create a Clean and Colourful Web Layout in Photoshop

Clean and colorful web

15. Creating Mysterious Night

mysterious_medium

16. Creating a Firefish

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17. Creating a Glossy Volt Icon

volt-lead

18. Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle

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19. Mastering Custom Brushes

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20. Creating Customized product and label

Herolabel

The initial concept behind this post was to provide a Amateur photoshop user with 20 Tutorials that he could learn a few different techniques, Icosns to effects to Mockups of products.

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