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Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait till now to do it?<p>The 4.7in Galaxy Alpha is the smallest flagship smartphone in Samsung’s large range of devices. It sits …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

Focus stacking in Photoshop - How to get any depth of field you need

<b>Left:</b> Single exposure (focus on the front-most droplet) <b><br>Right:</b> Focus-stacked and post-processed (entire subject in focus)<p>In the video tutorial below, …

A Free Photoshop Panel For Hassle Free Facebook Perfection

Many of us photographers are using Facebook on a daily basis. It is quite a brilliant tool both for sharing photos and doing some marketing. It is …

Tutorials

Beginner's Guide to Tripods

The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the …

How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. …

How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images …

Digital Photography

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

You’ve asked, we’ve answered! In today’s episode, learn how to whiten and straighten teeth in no time!

Photoshop

How to securely hide your files and apps on Android

If you really want to have the most granular control possible over what appears on your phone, you may well need to root it but if you'd rather not …

Warning! Your flashlight app could be spying on you

SnoopWall's privacy report looks at the top ten Android flashlight apps and shows that they all have permissions that go far beyond what is needed to …

How to block a number on the Galaxy S3

Firstly, what do we mean by "blocking" a number? Blocking a number simply means that you will be unable to receive a message, or call, from that …

Should you buy a used Android smartphone? How to avoid the scams and get the best deal

If you drooled over the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the Xperia Z2 but couldn’t stomach the price tag, you might want to check out the second hand market. …

Which Android tablet should I buy? Our tablet buying guide will help you choose

Price<p>Price will vary for many reasons, and seemingly small differences in components can still mean a big difference in price. They key to getting …

How to speed up the Samsung Galaxy S3

Your phone may have started to feel a little slow over the years, particularly if you compare it to the latest and greatest handsets. But before you …

What do the WhatsApp check marks mean?

What do check marks in WhatsApp mean?<p>Until this point, it was actually really simple to understand: a clock meant the message had not yet left your …

Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. …

Back to Basics: Quick and Easy Tutorial on Using Curves in Camera Raw & Photoshop

Over the years, Adobe has made image editing programs like Photoshop and Camera Raw much more intuitive and easy to use so that it’s not quite so …

The 8 Basic Things Every Photographer Should Know How to do in Photoshop

Despite the name, Photoshop was created more for graphic designers, not photographers, but photographers looking to <i>airbrush</i> their digital files …

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

4 Steps to Photoshop Artistry Using Fine Art Grunge Techniques

Art doesn't always have to be so darn pretty. What if instead you let yourself RELAX a bit, lighten up, and have some fun?

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

How to Create a Vintage Look using Lightroom

Before you create a vintage look using Lightroom, you have to decide what characteristics you think that look should have. It may mean different …