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<b>Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC Exam Guide</b><p>Build a Highly Marketable Skill Set & Nab a Coveted Certification in Photoshop<p>Want to propel your creative career forward? Take the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC Exam, and you'll not only solidify your Photoshop skills, but also nab a …

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Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Tales By Light - Netflix Binge Watching for Photographers!

If you’re a photographer and Netflix subscriber, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time to watch Tales By Light.<p>The series is joint venture …

A Mushroom Pasta That Happily Accepts Almost Any Mushroom

Some of Italy's favorite pasta dishes are named after the women who traditionally made them, like Pasta alla Boscaiola.<p>In the fall, pasta alla boscaiola appears on the most rustic Tuscan trattoria menus. Its name implies mushrooms are a key component, <b>with bosco meaning woods and a boscaiola meaning</b> …

How to Make Legit Mouthwatering Brownies in Your Slow Cooker

Who knew that the slow cooker was the secret to warm, dreamy, delicious brownies?<p>If I could only eat one dessert for the rest of my days it would be, hands down, brownies. But not just any old brownie. It has to be chewy, chocolate-y, and preferably just a little bit (or a lot) gooey.<p>I consider …

Cheesecake, ice-cream cake and more from top cooks including Nigel Slater and Claudia Roden, selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>This is a very softly set, gooey cheesecake, so don’t expect to get neat slices from it. It is possibly the richest thing you could ever eat, so serve it in small amounts. …

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Workhorse Pack of Premium Presets

Do you want a collection of Lightroom Presets that will be your workhorse?<p>Your "Go To" Pack of Presets for Adobe Lightroom<p>In every collection of …

Chinese signs divide resort-area owners near Algonquin Park

Near the edge of Canada's iconic Algonquin Park, a vibrant scene beckons: a riot of red, gold, amber and orange reflected in the shimmering waters of Oxtongue Lake.<p>The spectacular autumn view has sparked a surge in visitors to the region, from Canada and around the world. Only problem is, a …

Want to Take Better Landscape Photos? Be Sure They Have These Four Elements

We all want to take stellar photos, but sometimes, the results we get just aren’t all that great. Perhaps your technique was a bit off, or your …

Bacco Chef Calls on Detroit Restaurants to Make Italian Dish for Earthquake Fundraiser

One of metro Detroit’s most ardent and prolific ambassadors of Italian cuisine is now calling on local eateries for help. In a Facebook post today, chef Luciano DelSignore of Bacco Ristorante in Southfield and Bigalora launched an effort to raise money for victims of central Italy’s deadly …

KFC’s Secret Recipe Has Finally Been Revealed

Image<p><b>The Fort Knox of fried chicken has finally been busted wide open – the secret KFC recipe has allegedly been uncovered.</b><p>After decades of secrecy, …

Top Five Reasons to Love the SeaLife Micro 2.0

We’ve all been on a dive boat with someone who has a giant camera setup. And while they may get some great shots, they’re also hauling around that …

Amazon’s 12 best deals: Best price ever on ecobee3 smart thermostat, thermal iPhone camera, more

Happy Friday, bargain hunters. To celebrate the end of yet another grueling workweek we’ve put together what has to be our best daily deals post of …

Powerbeats2 Review: Wireless Running Earbuds That Should Keep You On Pace

Beats rolled out a couple of new products immediately following the news that it would be acquired by Apple, and one of them is the new Powerbeats2 in-ear wireless headset, which packs Bluetooth and a water-resistant design to make it a suitable companion for workouts. The new version of the …

A Simple, Effective Noise Reduction Technique for Night Sky Photos

Noise reduction for night sky photos can be tricky, because the algorithms at play often reduce the sharpness of your stars while removing noise in …

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Quick Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Garlic Naan

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°.<p>Step 2<p>Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 2 …

What's a Tigernut (& How Does It Taste)?

“Paleo.”<br>“Raw snack.”<br>“Kosher.”<br>“Vegan.”<br>“Nut & Gluten Free.”<br>“Organic.”<br>“Non GMO.”<br>“Brooklyn.”<p>So reads the packaging of Organic Gemini tigernut products, offering a few clues as to why you may just now be noticing tigernuts at pricey grocery stores and health food markets even though they’ve been …

52 Recipes to Get Your Braise On

Our best braised recipes from short ribs to chicken.<p><b>There are few things that make us happier than a good braise.</b> After a few hands-off hours on the stove or in the oven, your final dish will be full of incredible (mostly) meat flavor. Seriously, what could be better?

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Buy Books, Not Gear

<i>You can check out a list of street photography books I recommend here: Inspirational Street Photography Books You Gotta Own</i><p>Introduction:<p>I was at …

Review of the Fujifilm X100T for Street Photography

<i>Disclaimer: I was given a free Fujifilm X100T for this review.</i><p>It is a beautiful Sunday here in Dubai, and it is my day off “work”. I arrived last …

Helpful Tutorial Shows You the Best Ways to Reduce Noise in Photoshop

Noise reduction, much like sharpening, is one of those post-processing tools that is often overused or used improperly, yielding terrible results. …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

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Top Mobile Photographers Share Their Tips for Creating Stunning Images with a Phone

Mobile photography has gone from a convenient novelty of sorts to a full-fledged art form in its own right. And in the video above, some of the best …

Tutorial: How to Quickly Fix Skin Redness Using the HSL Sliders in Photoshop

One problem almost all portrait photographers are going to run into at one point or another is skin redness. We’re human, there’s blood flowing …

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. …

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

Snorkel Time<p>The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these …

The Right Way To Eat Ramen Noodles, In GIFs

This is not your college dorm room Cup Noodles.<p>The ramen noodle industry has exploded in popularity in the U.S. in the last couple of years, thanks to a number of pioneering chefs. From Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger to David Chang's Momofuku empire, "shina soba" — or "Chinese noodles" — has …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

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