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Two New Facebook Tools Will Help Brands Craft Ads for Each Environment

Facebook introduced two new tools to help advertisers fine-tune their creative in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season.<p>Dynamic creative enables …

A Street Photographer’s Guide to Photographing New York

New York City is one of the great meccas of the world for photography, and it’s a place where every photographer should try to explore at least once …

The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams

A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the inner workings of the mind has important lessons for modern science.<p>Spare a thought for poor Madame Darget. How she must have sighed when her husband bounded over to the sofa in his office where she was attempting to rest. In his hands, he …

The Brain

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

50 Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of 2015

The best <b>Photoshop tutorials</b> of 2015, beautiful collection of top Photoshop tutorials to learn from beginners to advanced techniques and improve your …

Tutorials

40 Crucial Lessons From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History

<i>While graphic design can sometimes feel like a brand new industry, it’s actually quite the opposite.</i>Graphic design is an industry that has been …

Graphic Design

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Colorful Apple TV billboard ads are pleasingly old school

If any more proof was needed that Apple TV is no longer being considered a “hobby,” check out the massive new billboard ad campaign that has been rolling out for the new fourth-generation Apple TV refresh.<p>Cleverly playing on a color bars motif which references both the old school Apple logo (with …

Smart TV

Why Streaming Will Increase Creativity in Media

1) Streaming is Everywhere (almost)<p>People from around the world can now listen to the same audio and video whenever they want, unless they’re in …

Streaming

Silicon Valley workers are using 'microdoses' of LSD to boost their creativity

Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it's not Five Hour Energy or meditation.<p>Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking "microdoses" of psychedelics - in his free time and, occasionally, at the office.<p>"I had an epic time," he …

Making Time for Creativity: The Make Time Clock

Time is essential for creativity. Creativity is essential for generating ideas and innovation. And ideas and innovation are what will drive future economies. This relationship is something that, as a professor in a conservatory program, I think about a lot. Each semester we have fourteen weeks to …

6 Photographers Demonstrate the Evolution of Creativity and Inspiration

A short while ago we shared a fascinating video about the power of perspective and how 6 photographers captured the same person, playing changing …

The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …

Batch-Applying Presets in Lightroom

First, make sure that you have a preset ready to go. You can either create one in the Develop module, or download a preset online (here are some free …

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Travel

What Is the Secret to Creative Success? An Interview With Celebrity Portrait Photographer and Mother, Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis' new book One Day Young, features portraits of women in their Hackney homes within 24 hours of giving birth. A few of these images are of …

Google and the Future of Apps

Streaming is the single biggest disruption that could come to the way apps work today.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Google recently announced something that it has been rumored …

An Intro to Line, Shape, and Form in Photography

There are many elements of composition that form the building blocks of photography: lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, and the rule of thirds, …