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The Evolution of Hyperrealism: From Religious Paintings to Simulated Reality

As with any artistic movement, the evolution of <b>Hyperrealism</b> can only be told in relation to the other influential art styles that preceded it. Hyperrealism traces its roots back through <b>Photorealism</b>, and <b>Realism</b> before that, sharing many of the same artistic traits, yet, its own distinct individual …

Art

This Short Film Was Shot at 2520mm

“Sun Moon London” is a beautiful 3-minute short film by photographer and filmmaker Luke Miller, who captured scenes of the sun and moon illuminating …

Videography

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Nutrition

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook

The UK is home to a diverse, collaborative and newly confident jazz scene. We meet seven musicians whose innovative sounds are liberating the genre for new audiences<p>Every so often, British jazz pops its head above the parapet, gets a Mercury nomination, and has a noodle on telly to remind everyone …

Trumpeter

The Best and Worst Movie Posters of 2015

The Year's Best and Worst Movie Posters

Movies

See Inside the Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis in U.S. History | Time

Opioids

Create a Movie Trailer Voice in Adobe Audition

This video shows how to record your voice directly in Adobe Audition and then tweak it to sound like the guy you've heard with that famous movie …

Tutorials

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Tutorials

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Photography

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Tutorials

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

Here’s how to check which apps have access to your Facebook account—and delete them

If you’ve been on Facebook for a while, you’ve probably installed games or given sites permission to log into your Facebook account. You may even use Facebook to log into services like Spotify, Netflix, or Tinder.<p>But if you’ve been following the news around Cambridge Analytica, the data consultancy …

Apps

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

Infographics

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Download Free Classical Music at Musopen<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads …

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She was Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to …

History

3 Essential Reasons to Use Photoshop's Smart Objects

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How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Advice on Retouching in Photoshop

I don’t use Adobe Lightroom. I use Bridge and Photoshop to retouch my client’s and my own images. Here are some tips and advice on how to use certain …

The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …

Pro Photographer Shows How Best To Print Your Images For Optimum Results

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>If you’re looking to producing more professional-looking images, the printing process isn’t as …

Tutorials

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

This Turkish puzzle is a delight.<p>Did you solve it? The answers to all four are now live<p>Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world …

Puzzles

How Paul Rand presented logos to clients

Mason began, “The trade mark, which in the spacious days before the invention of the corporate image could afford to live in a measure of ornamental …

Graphic Design

Creation Web UI Kit

The Creation Web UI kit, a huge library of web elements for Photoshop and Sketch.The skilled designers of Creation Studio have developed this amazing …

Color Management

Dekotora: Todd Antony Highlights Extravagantly Decorated Trucks in Japan

<b>Todd Antony</b> a talented and renowed New Zelander advertising photographer currently based in London. Todd focuses on documenting sub-cultures around …

Trucks

A Former Naturopath Blows the Whistle on the Industry

For Britt Marie Hermes, it all started with a trip to the dermatologist. She was 16 years old, suffering from psoriasis, and she wanted to ask her …

How I Got That Residency: Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Light Work Artist in Residence

<b>PDN: How did you select the portfolio of 10-20 images that you submitted to Light Work?</b> <b><br>Jennifer Garza-Cuen:</b> I submitted the Eden series [from her …

Suspected mastermind on trial for France's 'heist of the century'

Jacques Cassandri in court more than 40 years after raid on Société Générale bank in Nice<p>The suspected mastermind of France’s “heist of the century” has gone on trial more than 40 years after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of €29m from a bank vault.<p>The 1976 robbery at a …

Crime

The Audiophiliac picks the best receivers and amplifiers

Rotel RA-1592 integrated amplifier

Audiophile

Movie Stars Are Dead and They’re Never Coming Back

In the early 2000s amid the first real cell phone boom, I remember seeing a commercial with my father for one of the very first camera phones. At the …