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14 Hidden Lightroom Shortcuts That Use the Alt/Option Key

Did you know that there are lots of hidden Lightroom shortcuts? Some of the app’s most useful shortcuts are tucked away in places you might never …

7 ways to seriously cut back on iPhone data usage

Take control of how your iPhone uses its cellular data connection.<p>Stopping seven data-hungry apps from killing your data plan isn't the only way for iPhone owners to reduce their data usage. Here are seven phone-wide settings that can help keep you under your monthly data allotment.<p>1. Restrict …

Apps

3 Lightroom Tool Tips for Beginners

Lightroom is not only great for organizing and cataloging all your pictures in an easy and clear way, but it is also full of helpful tools that can …

Tutorials

The First 5 Things You Should Sous Vide With Your New Immersion Circulator

If you have recently purchased an immersion circulator—or are looking to—deciding what to cook first with your new toy can be a little overwhelming. …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

The 20 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Rock and roll icons, pop stars, and the power of music are among the subjects of these fascinating films.<p>Photo: Everett Collection<p><i>Justin Timberlake +</i> …

Entertainment

The 24 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe.<p>The downside to all of those options is that there's a lot to choose from. To make it easier, Business …

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The Complete Guide to Dumping Google

Had enough of Google meddling in your affairs? Rather impressed by what Microsoft is doing with Outlook on the web? A little bit spooked by how much …

Photoshop Color Matching Technique

In this tutorial Russell Brown will demonstrate a classic technique to match colors in Adobe Photoshop. He discovered this technique in the beginning …

This short tutorial makes it easy to create composites in Lightroom and Photoshop

There are several approaches to creating composites, and whichever you choose, it takes some time and effort to make it look good. Young photographer …

What It’s REALLY Like Taking Pictures at Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon had been on the top of my “must-photograph” list ever since I saw the first picture of a sunbeam penetrating the curvy, orange walls …

Landscape Photography

Four Knots You as Photographer and Filmmaker Must Know

It's an ancient art-form, and it's something you need to know to get your location photography set ready for action. Have you ever needed to put up a …

3 Easy Ways to Create Killer Black-and-White Images Using Lightroom (VIDEO)

Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is back with another great Lightroom tutorial. This time he’s offering three great ways to create black-and-white photos …

FCC Flooded With Reaction to Repealing Net Neutrality

Public comments echo 2015 rule making<p>More than 1.2 million comments on net neutrality have flooded into the Federal Communications Commission in the …

Everything You Need to Pass Your Part 107 Test for Commercial Drone Work

If you're looking to use your drone for commercial work, you're going to need a Part 107 certificate. This great set of videos will help you learn …

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out …

Everything You Need to Know About Using ND Filters for Dramatic Long Exposure Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. …

Landscape Photography

The Grown-Up Kitchen: How to Make a Damn Roux

A roux by any other name is still a roux, but maybe that other name should be “fat and flour paste thickener,” because the fancy French name seems to …

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Tutorials

Cinematic COLOUR GRADING like a PRO in 5 mins

Our friend Chris Harvey is back and this is Harvey´s Colour grade example. It's quick easy and simple way of Add that kick ass punch to your images …

Popular Mac App Developers Issue Urgent Malware Warning

It’s been a rough week in Mac security. First, Checkpoint warned users of a Trojan spreading in Europe that was the first of its kind. And now, one …

When “Good” Isn’t Enough: Use Photoshop to Turn a Decent Landscape Photo Into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply …

Tutorials

How to Sharpen in Photoshop: An In-Depth Tutorial

If you’re not sure how to properly sharpen your images in Photoshop, this tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel is a godsend—a deep dive into …

Another Hidden Little Feature in Lightroom Mobile’s Camera

Happy Hump day everybody! I want to share a Lightroom Mobile camera tip I picked up from Adobe’s own <i>Julieanne Kost</i> while I was at Photoshop World …

Tutorials

5 Tips For a Perfect Yucatan Peninsula Vacation

Ancient Mayan ruins, dreamy white sand beaches, and ice-cold margaritas – you’ll find them all in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico’s […]5 Tips For a …

Mexico

Setting Up Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices

I vividly remember reading Mat Honan’s horror story in Wired magazine about being hacked and having his devices, some of which weren’t backed up, wiped out and his social media accounts taken over. I also haven’t forgotten that one of the players in that very complex chain of events that lead to …

Great Tip: How to Use Photoshop to Blend Multiple Exposures to Create One Perfect Shot (VIDEO)

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how …

Turn a “Bad” Raw File into an Awesome Image with These Simple Lightroom Tips (VIDEO)

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all …

How to secure your Apple and iCloud accounts

Keep hackers at bay<p>With high-profile data hacks regularly hitting the headlines, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your own data safe. The answer, as it turns out, is quite a lot. We've previously covered how to protect your Facebook, Google, and other accounts. Now it's Apple's …

Information Systems