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Getting Started in Photoshop? Here’s How to Use Layer Masks to Edit Difficult Images (VIDEO)

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and …

Tutorials

The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …

Natural Light vs Off-Camera Flash: An Eye-Opening Demonstration

Even a single off-camera flash can make a massive difference in an outdoor portrait shoot, giving you a look that is simply impossible to capture …

How to Clean Your Kicks and Keep Them Fresh

After months of navigating streets lined with exhaust-blackened snow banks, salt-dusted sidewalks and trails better suited for mud wrestling, your …

Instant Replay: Making Great Black and White Photos in Lightroom

Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business …

The 8 Things You Can Learn From "Game of Thrones" Sex Scenes

1.4K<p>SHARES<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> fans know that seriously explicit sex scenes are a brand cornerstone of the medieval fantasy series. Featuring the most …

TV Series

12 Women Your Girlfriend Won't Approve You Following On Instagram - Part 6

What your girlfriend doesn’t know won’t hurt her, right?* Here at D’Marge we believe in timeshare. She gets some time with her shopping pals. You get …

The Hottest 100 Cheerleader Photos

Lego Bugatti Chiron 42083 Set Announced for 2018<p>Shifu Minglings AR Toy for Little Kids Debuts at Toy Fair 2018<p>Nintendo Switch Exclusive Project …

The Desks Of Gear Patrol

Scroll over the images below to see notes on each desk.<p>Can you tell a lot about a man from his desk? A salesman at Design Within Reach — or wherever …

6 Things You Can Do to Pass the Time While Giving a Blow Job

<b>2. Play the Air Harmonica</b><br>Embrace your inner folk singer by imagining that you’re throwing down a soulful air harmonica tune. Picture each note as you’re playing it, and for bonus points, see if you can also remember all the lyrics to the song you’re playing. We’d say you should take this act on the …

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Eyebrow Grooming

Pop quiz hot shot. Could your brows be used to shine your shoes? Are your brows giving your beard a run for its money? Could they pick up satellite …

Beauty

Did the Saudis Start This Mideast Crisis on Purpose?

Tehran and Riyadh are now at each other’s throats after the execution of a well-known cleric. Maybe that was the plan all along.<p>Iranian officials …

Saudi Arabia has a giant mess on its hands

The next casualty in Saudi Arabia's oil price war might be its own economy.<p>That's because, with oil revenues drying up, Saudi Arabia is about to make the same mistake that Europe has over and over and over again. What's that? Well, trying to cut its budget without cutting interest rates or …

Oil

It's time for Muslim countries to get off the sidelines in the fight against extremist ideologies

The Sinai Peninsula. Paris. Mali. San Bernardino.<p>We keep trying to find our way out of this recurring nightmare of terrorist attacks. The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution to use "all necessary measures" to combat Islamic State. Security services remain on the highest alert worldwide. …

Here's what the next big Middle Eastern crisis could look like

One of the region's most dangerous frontlines has remained quiet through it all.<p>Even with repeated Israeli strikes on their weapons supply routes and stockpiles inside of Syria, open warfare hasn't broken out between the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah and Israel.<p>Even amid a regional meltdown, …

Middle East

How to Create That Urban High Contrast Desaturated Look in Lightroom

One of the more popular styles on Instagram is urban photography that sports a high contrast look with some desaturated colors. When trying to …

Tutorials

Tips for Shooting Better Portraits

Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought and design. But here are three practical tips you can use to improve your image.<p>Choose the …

Bill Gates

A typography expert rips Google's new logo apart

But in many cases the typeface designers are the last link in a chain that includes a client with a poorly defined idea of what they need, and agencies with only a superficial understanding of typography and typeface design.<p>Unless the right relationships exist between client, agencies, and typeface …

Typography

Is on-demand dating a Tinder killer?

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking at the frighteningly simple swipe-left functionality of Tinder and saying, “It’s just too complicated.”<p>But think …

Big Data and Predictive Analytics: Hope or Hype?

Big Data and Predictive Analytics<p>Predictive analytics is not a new phenomenon. It has been in existence for decades and finally coming of age. …

Data Warehousing

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old<p>Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This …

Big Data

Big Data Startup Snowflake Raises $45 Million, Launches First Product

The company aims to make analyzing data easy.<p>Snowflake, a big data startup led by longtime Microsoft executive Bob Muglia, has landed a $45 million funding round led by Altimeter Capital and announced the general availability of its product for analyzing business data in the cloud.<p>The funding …

Big Data

Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

<i>“Real pros shoot manual.”</i><p>If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given up wedding photography years ago …

$8B-$16B Investment Could Double Solar Market

Almost half of homes and business in the United States are unfit for rooftop solar installation, either because of building structure, credit rating or other obstacles. But that doesn’t mean they have to sit out the renewables revolution.<p>“Community solar,” sometimes referred to as shared solar or …

Solar Power

Will Lovely, the wearable for your penis, enhance your sex life?

Biological evolution turned ape to man. Technological evolution turned the Fitbit into Lovely, the wearable for your penis.<p>With wearable devices …

Wearable Tech

The CEO of a $1 billion 'unicorn' startup admits we're in a bubble

He told me he thinks we're in a tech bubble, and it's going to end badly for many companies.<p>Unicorn companies were so-named a few years ago because it was exceedingly rare for a tech startup in private hands to be worth as much as $1 billion.<p>But now there are 102 "unicorn" companies. So finding a …

Venture Capital

Texas Mulls New Grid Markets for Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources

Texas, despite being one of the country’s largest and sunniest energy markets, has not seen a lot of growth of distributed solar power. Beyond low …

9 Composition Techniques to Use to Improve Your Photography - Digital Photography School

There’s a lot to learn when you’re starting out in photography and one of the key areas to experiment with is that of composition techniques.<p>While …

Photography

Big Data At Dickey's Barbecue Pit: How Analytics Drives Restaurant Performance

Barbecue and Big Data do not seem to be the most natural bedfellows – but one U.S. restaurant chain has thrown them together to increase sales and its understanding of the customer. Dickeys Barbecue Pit, which operates 514 restaurants across the U.S., has worked with big data and business …

Big Data