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The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” However, when it …

Entertainment

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Want To Improve Your Instagram Photographs? Try These 3 Simple Styling Tips

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>The fundamentals of good photography apply to all kinds of mediums, from a professional grade DSLR or a smartphone. …

Framing

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Here’s 5 Reasons Why Your Photography Business Might Go Under

It’s just a fact of the matter - most photography businesses will fail. And though that’s a downer to think about, that doesn’t mean that your …

Photography

Under Armour: SWACKET - Product Design & Photography

I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all …

5 Projects to Push Your iPhone Camera to its Limits

For the past few years, I have been really enjoying pushing the iPhone camera as far as it can go, to do photography projects that many people might …

Lens Mastery Series - The Best Lenses for Beginner Photographers

One of the most important tasks for beginning photographers is to fill out their kit - a camera, a tripod, filters, accessories, and, of course, …

Cameras

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Nigel Slater’s beef brisket recipes

You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I could have used traditional stock, but preferred to make one out of dried mushrooms: a dark coloured, bosky liquor …

Brisket

Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 1)

The resurgence of hand lettering, calligraphy, signage, penmanship, or really anything that is graphic and handmade is increasingly difficult to …

Web Design

6 Tips for Low Light Photography

Photography is always fun but not always easy. And trying to get great results with low light photography can be downright frustrating. Isn't it …

Mobile Photography

Alex Mathers explains how you can use Illustrator CS6’s new Pattern tool to build repeating objects within vector scenes

Graphics

How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingAnimating vector icons and designs is made easy with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Simply create simple flat icons …

Graphics

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of …

Graphics

Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions …

Bad Neon - Poster Series

This poster series has a lot of great elements that we love on Abduzeedo, first of all we’ve always been fan of everything related with the word: …

35 Retro Fonts to Perfect your Vintage Style Inspired Design - Super Dev Resources

In this post, we bring to you a collection of high-quality vintage and retro fonts to add a touch of nostalgia to your work.<p>When designing influenced …

Apple Watch still dominates the smartwatch market, but challenges lie ahead

Apple's Watch has taken an early lead but there's still plenty to do.<p>Apple shipped 2.8 million of its Apple Watch wearables in the third quarter of …

Smartwatches

9 Calorie-Burning Cardio Exercises For Anyone Who Hates Running

Because why run when you can not?<p><b>1.</b> Choose 4-5 exercises from the list.<p><b>2.</b> Do the first exercise for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds, then move to the next one.<p><b>3.</b> Once you've gotten through 4-5 exercises, that's one round. Complete the circuit for 3-5 rounds total, resting a minute between …

Workouts

How to Mask a Sky Behind Trees in Lightroom

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush to adjust a sky even if it partially shines through trees.<b>Read the</b> …

Tutorials

Expert Advice: 9 Tips to Take Better Pictures from Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

Thanks to smart phones and ever more sophisticated compact cameras, we are all photographers now. But there’s a wide gulf between those everyday …

Landscape Photography

New Runners: Use This Foolproof Tip to Pace Yourself

"So many people think that they aren't runners," said running coach Robin Arzon. But it's not for the reason you might think. The ultramarathoner and author of <b>Shut Up and Run</b> told us it's because most people are running at too quick a pace.<p>While she told us that the biggest mistake new runners make …

M2 Premium Videos

Here are 4 easy moves you should tag on to your run

Running is an important part of any work out and a great way to get your heart pounding and your blood pumping. However, many runners know that it …