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4 tips for creating a leather texture

Hopefully as I explain my workflow and the techniques I used to finalise my warrior character, you should get a good idea about how to lookdev and …

Game Development

19 Free Website Design Tools

There are plenty of free tools and resources to help with your website design, whether you’re just looking for a little flare or you want ...

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

The Four Factors that Affect Depth of Field

Last week, Max Bridge included me in his article entitled 7 Mistakes From Professional Photographers That Held Them Back. I wrote about the fact that …

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

Usually, “do nothing” is poor advice to follow if you want to feel better. Yet a strong body of literature now shows that meditation—the mindful art …

20 Free Photoshop Actions All Designers Must Have

Automated scripts save time and improve workflow in all creative fields. Adobe products like Photoshop offer scripts called <b>actions</b> that automate a …

36 Cool Photography Links

There are some great photographs and articles out there in the realm of photography this week. In this weeks list we find Toad Hollow Photography …

Master Photoshop layers: 6 top tips

Photoshop is a complex bit of kit, which can take years to learn properly. There are many helpful Photoshop tutorials around to help with this, but …

How to Create a Font in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIf you're a designer or illustrator who's more comfortable creating glyphs in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial is right up …

50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016

Hey there! This month’s roundup comes with some amazing freebies for you to download and try out; including line icons, material design assets, …

Why We Should Stop Using Smartphone in Bed

Extraordinary displays of violence have been a mainstay in the video games industry for two decades now. This is proving hugely successful for games …

My Favorite Camera Settings and Why I Use Them

Every photographer has their own personal style and way of shooting that is unique to them. In this article I want to share some of my favorite …

17 Photographers Reveal the Hardest Life Lesson They Learned When Starting Out

<b>Ami Vitale:</b> Failure is a tough lesson. It hurts but the best thing that comes out of it is the honesty it brings.<p><b>Carolyn Marks Blackwood:</b> I was very …

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Here's what the science says.<p>Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down …

This Common Food Additive Can Kill Cancer and Superbugs

Our dear friend Science has recently discovered that a common food preservative—a naturally occurring one, at that!—can kill cancer cells and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.<p>Guess what, all-natural foodniks? Your dogged determination to avoid any and all comestibles containing preservatives and …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress and Improve Performance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Hillbilly Lego Focus Puller

There’s almost nothing you can’t build with the right set of Lego parts. [Rigjob] built up a Lego-based wireless remote follow-focus system that’ll …

8 Unbelievable Types of Websites Built on WordPress (& How to Build Them Yourself)

WordPress is so flexible that it opens endless possibilities for creativity and commerce. With the right combination of themes and plugins, you can …

Beat the Bracket Racket – Shooting HDR Base Images the Right Way

Photographers have struggled with limited dynamic range for as long as there have been photographers. Expose for the highlights in most scenes, and …

Artists Share “Before and After” Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawing

Italy-based artist Diego Fazio, better known as DiegoKoi, is bound to blow you away with his incredible drawing skills. One of his newer pieces titled <i>Sensazioni</i> is an unbelievably hyperrealistic pencil drawing of a woman that has caused people to question the truth of its medium. Is it really done …

How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50

In case our name didn’t tip you off, we love DIY projects. Even more so, we love when DIY projects turn out to be just as good, if not better than …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

3 Steps to Reprogram Your Thoughts to Reclaim Your Health

The trick is to complement conscious knowledge with subconscious programming to create changes that stick -- for the long haul.<p>Let's face it, we all slip up now and then. We all struggle to keep balance between work, life, and health - it's as if we have to choose between an enjoyable life and a …

Consciousness

25+ Mind-Blowing Hyperrealistic Paintings

Inspired by photorealism, <i>hyperrealism</i> is a contemporary school of painting that evokes the illusion of photography. With advancements in cameras, lenses, and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented in their practice, culminating in an entirely new genre of …

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

10 Things that Change your Brain - OpenMind

Using the most advanced <b>neuroimaging</b> techniques, science has identified some activities that permanently modify our brain, either by changing its …

The Brain