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The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Tutorials

The new midcentury modern

To meet demand, developers are bringing back the ‘midcentury’ home<p>The most iconic image of midcentury American architecture is arguably Julius Shulman’s photo of the glass-walled Case Study No. 22 house in Los Angeles, which appears to float weightlessly, almost magically above the city. The appeal …

How to Make Potato Gnocchi

Potato gnocchi are a fun, and delicious dinner. See how easy they are to make from scratch with this recipe. Notice that unlike many gnocchi recipes, …

Ten Helpful Tips for Posing Women

Posing is a highly nuanced art that can take a lot of experience to feel comfortably proficient at. This helpful video will give you 10 tips for …

Incorporated

Would you take a 'cruise' on a cargo ship?

The 'slow travel' aspect might be the best way to see the world.<p>Much of the fun of commercial cruises — the overabundant food, the goofy nightly …

Cargo Ships

This iPhone App Can Identify Pantone Colors From the Real World

Cone is a beautifully designed iOS app that uses the phone’s camera to pick Pantone colors from the world around you.<p>The $2.49 app samples colors …

Cloud Eggs

Move over poached and so long over-easy -- there's an even happier way to eat eggs. Say hello these nests of puffy whipped egg whites with a sunshine …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Google Shows How To Take DSLR Quality Photos On a Smartphone

If you think smartphones are no good at nighttime shots, think again. Florian Kainz, a Google software engineer and keen photographer, has recently posted some stunning long exposure samples taken with a humble Nexus 6P which can stand toe to toe with those shot with his high-end DSLR.<p>Writing on …

Mobile Photography

The Best Way to Create Dynamic Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks are well known amongst landscape and nightscape photographers but often underrated by many other creatives. They are an incredibly …

DSLR gimbal stabilizers get affordable with the Moza Air

Just three years ago, DJI Innovations released the Ronin, a hand-held gimbal stabilizer that those of us without movie-studio budgets could stick a …

Videography

Can you reheat leftover rice? It could make you very sick if you don't do this one thing

Here's how to best avoid getting food poisoning.<p>Although reheating a Chinese takeaway when you've got a hangover is one of life's great pleasures, leftover rice can actually be scarily bad for you, the NHS say.<p>Because if you didn't already know, you can get a pretty grim case of food poisoning from …

Environmental Health

Advanced Tutorial: How to Color Grade Photos Using Luminosity Masks

When you look at the work of a professional, award-winning beauty photographer like Zoë Noble, it just has that <i>something</i> extra. If you’re wondering …

Tutorials

How long can you safely freeze food?

Here's how to know when frozen food is past its prime.<p>Frozen food lasts indefinitely, according to Foodsafety.gov. But does that mean the raw chicken …

Food

The 13 cheapest countries to live in the world for expats

In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.<p>One of the sub-indexes was the …

Salaries & Wages

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Our Top 10 Vintage Lenses to Use on Digital Cameras

Why would anyone in their right mind want to use old lenses on their shiny new high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera? The simple answer is that …

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

CES 2017: Intel reveals credit card-sized modular computer

Intel has revealed a computer that is roughly the size of a credit card.<p>The Compute Card can operate as a PC or act as the brains of other electronics.<p>The US tech firm gave BBC Click's Spencer Kelly an exclusive first look before its official launch.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at …

CES

Giada De Laurentiis's 20 Most Popular Pasta Recipes You Need in Your Life

Fact: Giada De Laurentiis is queen of pasta. If you need proof, look no further than her 20 most popular pasta recipes on Food Network, from classic …

21 Potato Recipes That Will Ruin You For Anything Else

Potato my gosh.

HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

Sphere is a Lens That Turns Your DSLR Into a 360-Degree Camera

Sphere is a new lens that’s designed to turn any DSLR camera into a 360-degree camera. It captures a full 360-degree view horizontally and a …

Ricotta-Lime Tarts in Miracle Walnut Crust

<i>This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands</i> …

5 easy hacks for finding cheap flights

With the busy holiday travel season approaching, we asked frequent flier, points expert and New York City native Gilbert Ott, who runs the air miles site God Save the Points, for his top tips on finding the best deals on flights.<p>Having made a career out of helping fliers use miles to get free seats …

Air Travel

The Best Piece of Equipment To Improve Your Star Photography

Improving night photography is an ever closing gap riddled with tech-tips, tricks, and expensive gear. The Star Adventurer by Sky Watcher-USA seeks …

Landscape Photography

Everything you need to know about spices

As someone who accidentally added a tablespoon of nutmeg to a batch of mac & cheese instead of ¼ teaspoon, I truly appreciate the power of spices. The power to ruin.<p>Or add mouth-numbing spice, or sure, beautiful depth of flavor and overall deliciousness. I've never thought much about them when I'm …

Affordable slow-mo camera lets you stop a speeding bullet

David Kronstein fell in love with the capture of high-speed video while a teenager watching <i>Mythbusters</i>. He wanted one of those expensive cameras so bad and thought he had a shot at one in 2006 when an Olympus i-Speed 2 started at a bid of $150 on eBay.<p>When the bidding surpassed his college budget, …

Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers

Like many photographers, I spend a lot of time working in the field away from my office. By extension, that translates into a fair amount of time in …

Gear & Gadgets