Let’s get right into it. Open Visual Studio (VS), click on New Project… under Start; click Visual C++; Select Empty Project; give the project the name “hello-world” (or whatever); and then click okay. This will build a new project.
Before we fully delve into programming with C++ it is a good idea to understand the device we are trying to program: the computer.
A small recommendation before you start into this introductory lesson—if you are running Windows, I would recommend you start installing Visual Studio now. By the time you finish reading the introduction Visual Studio should be done installing (it is 4.5 GB).
The machine you are using to read this tutorial is an amazing piece of electrical engineering. Over the last several decades the computer has infiltrated every aspect of life. From our desktop computer to our high-definition tvs and from phones to cars, computers are everywhere. A computer is a collection of hardware and software designed to receive input, process data, and output information.
The Ludum Dare #23 has not gone very well thus far… I have 1 hour and am nowhere near done. Boo!
One of the best features of Photoshop is the layer blending modes. They allow you to create spectacular effects with little to no effort. I’ve been taking a closer look into how Photoshop handles the blending of layers (especially the math side of it).