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10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to …

Tutorials

Creating Visual Hierarchy With Typography

Why Hierarchy is Important<p>Type hierarchy organizes and gives order to the text elements in your design. Just as web designers and developers use …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Aperture

When it comes to image editors, Adobe Lightroom’s dominance in its field is easy to understand: it’s a powerful, feature-packed, easy to use …

Tutorials

Specially Designed Bookmarks are Icons in Classic Tales

Crafting bookmarks for the classics, designers Gkhan Ycel and Fikr'et fashion placeholders that complement the story whose pages they save. The duo determines a book's icon, like a periscope in <i>20,000 Leagues Under the Sea</i> or a camera for George Orwell's <i>1984</i>, and think beyond the standard …

Moby Dick

Bedroom Storage: Making the Most of the Under-Bed Space

<i>I'm Jeri Dansky, and I've been a professional organizer since November 2004. I help people whose clutter is driving them crazy—and I help the mostly</i> …

Abstract Photography

Andrea Stone: City Reflections

<i>work seen at the Lensculture/Foto Fest reviews in Paris….</i><p>I had the pleasure of seeing Andrea Stone‘s large scale photographs at the reviews in Paris. …

In the Details: Converting the Sleeping Bag into an Everyday Household Blanket

Early this year, on a surf-and-ski trip gone awry, the San Franciso–based designers Wylie Robinson and Nick Polinko found themselves stranded in …

Get Popped: Hand Forge Bottle Opener

Bring a little fire-god into your drinking routine. The Hand Forge bottle opener offers that je ne sais quoi that comes from being heated to 2,000 …

Interview with Award-Winning Landscape Photographer Lauren Henkin

Born in Washington, D.C., visual artist Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and …

Photographer Documents the Changes in Ice from Her Own Freezer

Australian photographer Heidi Romano transforms the mundane into the visually extraordinary in a series entitled <i>Frozen Water</i>. Romano made her frozen …

Photography

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

The Breathtaking Beauty of the Western US Captured in Time-Lapse

It’s getting harder and harder for photographers who shoot time-lapse to get our attention. You see, they’re getting too darn good, and so gorgeous …

34 Posters Celebrate Braun Design In The 1960s

A new exhibition in London invited top designers to pay tribute to Dieter Rams’s work with Braun. Here are the results.<p>It’s hard to overstate the influence of industrial designer Dieter Rams. At Braun in the 1960s, Rams put into practice a comprehensive approach to ID and brand strategy where …

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A Timelapse Video About a Man, a Beard and a 4646km Walk through China

On his 26th birthday, Christoph Rehage went out for a walk. 4646 miles later…<p>Throughout his yearlong journey from Beijing to Ürümqi, Rehage took a …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Color Lookup and Photo Filter

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at two Adjustment Layers: the Color Lookup, and the Photo Filter Adjustments. Both of them can be used …

How-To's

A Showcase Of Really Cool Theater Room Designs

The rewarding and fully immerse theater experience in the very comfort of our home is an idea we all think of with quivering and anticipation.<p>And …

Cloud Forest: Landscape Photos of the Misty Czech Bohemian Forest by Kilian Schönberger | Colossal

<p>It’s fascinating to know while looking at these desaturated images of the Czech Bohemian Forest that the person who shot them, Cologne-based …

Fresh From The Dairy: Sun + Moon

I’ve been collecting my faves over on Society6 now for a few years and I noticed a trend in some of the ones I’ve saved lately: they depict the sun …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Single Exposure Blending

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you how to develop two separate versions of a single RAW image file and blend them together in Photoshop. One …

Tutorials

‘Spinning Mountain’ Hyperlapse Makes You Feel Like You’re Flying Around Mt. Hood

Kevin Parry and Andrea Nesbitt of Candy Glass Productions have a thing for creating ‘spinning’ hyperlapses that make you feel like you’re flying …

Nachttuin Collage Series by Louis Reith

Nachttuin Series.<p>This is a selection of collages from an ongoing series called ‘Nachttuin’ by Amsterdam, Netherlands based graphic artist Louis …

Art

Pet Furniture Design by Chimère

Furniture for your Pets.<p>This is something for pets with style and class. Chimère was founded in Paris by Marc Ange and Fred Stouls. It’s the first …

Furniture Design

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Manual HDR Bracketing Explained

<b>Tip:</b> You can also combine automatic and manual bracketing. Check out my tutorial on semi-automatic bracketing.

Tutorials

Animal A to Z Poster Illustrations by Build

Animal A to Z Alphabet Prints.<p>Graphic design studio Build has created this series of lovely illustrated A to Z animal prints. The cute animals are …

Graphic Design

Saul Leiter obituary

Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise heaped upon him. "What makes …

Colourful past: Saul Leiter - in pictures

Photographer Saul Leiter has died in New York at the age of 89. Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923 and moved to New York to become a painter. He worked for a number of magazines and was known for his quiet street scenes, which were, unusually for the time, often shot in colour