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3 Ways To Remove Backgrounds In Photoshop

Being able to remove a background in Photoshop is an important skill for all photographers to learn. Even if you don’t regularly create composites or …

Tutorials

Keep being the wonderful kind you.

Published on November 1, 2014 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day<p>For those that feel that being kind hearted to people got you nothing but rejection …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Vibrant Pencil Drawings Bursting With Color by Morgan Davidson

Morgan Davidson is a 23 years old artist who has a stunning drawing technique. Using watercolor and colored pencils, the artist adds shading and …

Drawing

Photographer Explores the Mystical Beauty of Owls

Photographer Brad Wilson captures some striking, up-close portraits of numerous owl species. In his work, the owls are set against a dramatic, stark …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Art

Depression: Why Talking Isn't Enough

Talking about mental illness openly is an important step towards ridding humanity of a stigma that's breathtaking in its ignorance and dangerous in …

Mental Health

Rembrandt Lighting in Photography

Rembrandt lighting was named after of the great master, who often used it in his own portraits. The idea is to create a small inverted triangle of …

Intimate Portraits of Gypsies Recreated in the Style of the Old Masters

In his series <i>The Dream Goes Over Time,</i> Madrid-based photographer Pierre Gonnord recreates the Old Master painting style in this timeless portrait series featuring Portuguese Alentejo gypsies. Gonnord, who seeks to use art to give voices to marginalized people, frames his subjects as royal figures, …

Art

How to Light an Amazing Portrait with a Low Cost DIY Lighting Kit