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Ten Tips to Become a Better Retoucher

When you are starting out in photography, establishing a retouching workflow is one of the best things you can do. This video provides 10 steps to …

Tutorials

It's getting cheaper to rent a home in Sydney as vacancy rates hit a 13-year high

• <b>Sydney home prices have fallen by 4.9% over the past year, driven by a combination of tighter lending standards, reduced activity from local and</b> …

Housing

Going Through This Exercise Will Land You Amazing Images of the Night Sky

For an outdoor photographer, images of the night sky or milky way are a bit of a panacea. It's easy to get average images, but those exceptional …

Landscape Photography

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

Seven Tips for Getting Better Photos With Your Wide-Angle Lenses

For every tool, or in this case lens, there is often a best case usage. However, breaking the rules and using your lenses in unconventional ways not …

Photography

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

• <b>Napkin Finance is a multimedia company that aims to break down complicated financial concepts through text, video, and illustrations.</b>• <b><br>It covers topics</b> …

Harvard Business School

How to Shoot Portraits Using the Brenizer Method

Photographers and people love bokeh. There are several discussions on how to achieve creamy bokeh backgrounds in your shot and even recommended …

Photoshop

How to Reduce Noise in Astrophotography Using Photoshop

Using a high ISO setting to capture starry skies is a pretty common practice when shooting astrophotography, though such an ISO setting can result in …

I just turned 40 -- here are 8 life lessons I wish I'd learned a decade ago

• <b>Life lessons often only come with time and mistakes made.</b>• <b><br>Figuring out financial responsibility, the importance of maintaining health, and having</b> …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

How to Add an AirDrop Shortcut to Your Mac's Dock

Apple's AirDrop feature lets you wirelessly send and receive files between nearby Macs as well as to and from local iOS devices. It's usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window (or using the <b>Command + Shift + R</b> keyboard shortcut within Finder), but here we're going to share with you …

Operating Systems

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

Adobe redoubles UX design focus with free XD Starter Plan, new Design Fund, more

As part of a larger philosophical goal to empower designers and propel entrepreneurs and creative teams forward, Adobe today announced several new tools for user experience design and a significant financial investment into the future of the creative community. <i>9to5Mac</i> talked with Khoi Vinh, Adobe’s …

Jason Momoa's Chest Workout Will Make Your Pecs Scream For Mercy

Jason Momoa has already brought some of the most bad-ass characters in movie history to life. He's resurrected Arnie's <i>Conan the Barbarian</i>, he's won …

How to Create Your First Handheld Hyperlapse

This short video shows how easy it is to make your very first hyperlapse, requiring nothing more than a camera and Adobe After Effects. Of course, …

Shaking beef stir-fry

ingredients<p>1 kg rump steak (beef)<br>• 6 clove garlic (crushed)<br>• 1/4 cup fish sauce<br>• 3 tbs brown sugar<br>• 1 lime (juiced)<br>• 2 tbs olive oil<p>method<p>1. Trim fat and sinew …

A Professional Photographer Reveals The Keys To Awesome Night Photography

We cover tons of photographers, influencers, and vanlifers around these parts, which means a hefty number of images arrive at a steady pace, and we have the pleasure of sorting through them to choose the best ones to slide into posts. It gives us a solid idea of what photography trends are hot and, …

The freelance survival guide

Freelance survival guide<p>Freelance life can be enormously rewarding, but it's not always easy. You have full freedom to choose everything from your …

Watch: How To Pair Typefaces So Your Texts Don’t Look Like Ransom Letters

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via The Web Designer<br>With the multiple troves of typefaces available on the internet, …

Dave Matthews Band Performing ‘Come Tomorrow’ Songs Live

Sunday Cinema collection live videos of Dave Matthews Band performing songs from their upcoming studio album 'Come Tomorrow.'The post Dave Matthews …

A New Quick and Easy Way to Make a LUT From Any Image

Transforming one image look into a LUT can be a daunting process for people who don’t know much about LUTs (Lookup Tables). According to this video, …

4 Tips for Perfect Guacamole from the Woman Who Literally Wrote the Cookbook on Avocados

Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking fame has the keys you're looking for this Cinco de Mayo.<p>With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, you might be …

Full version of AutoDesk’s SketchBook app for iOS, Mac, Android & Windows is now FREE

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today, the folks over at AutoDesk have announced that the full version of its SketchBook app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows …

Advanced Control of Layers in Photoshop With the 'Pass Through' Trick

If you are working with multiple layers in Photoshop, then you are probably aware of the significance of controlling layer groups when dealing with …

Tutorials

Grid System Behind Logo Design

If you love of using a grid systems for every logo design you create, including marks and icons, Kareem Magdi got you covered. He shared a set of …

Graphic Design

20 Best Font Detector Tools That Will Ease Your Design Workflow

Have you ever wondered what type of <b>font</b> is that? Have you ever wanted to use a particular type of font that you saw in a post or an article and did …

5 Tricks to Simplify Your Lightroom Workflow and Begin Editing Photos with Ease (VIDEO)

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and …

Tutorials

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

6 fantastic editorial designs and what we can learn from them

Whether you’re designing a newspaper, newsletter, magazine or digital publication, the principles of good editorial design and layout are universal. …

A Spiced, Roasted Broccoli That Will Be Your New Favorite Side Dish

Serves 3-4 as a side dish<p>We all know that roasting your favorite vegetables helps boost flavor, but when you add the richness of The Spice Hunter Garam Marsala with garlic, chilies, and broccoli you’ll create an umami-laden side dish that’s meant to be savored. Finish off with a garnish of chopped …