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How To Quickly Focus Stack an Image in Photoshop

When you take into account all the different ways to get a tack sharp image, it can be quite overwhelming. I’ve been photographing landscapes as a …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Create an HDR Effect Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will use luminosity masks in order to achieve a strong HDR effect and improve the overall look of our photo.<p>We will be …

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Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Shortcuts are such a key to being efficient with Photoshop and other creative suite apps. I ran across a really great designed cheat sheet that you …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Spotlight: FOX News Anchor Clayton Morris

<b>My name is</b> Clayton Morris and <b>my medium is</b> the news—both of the technological and paranormal variety.<p><b>I use Flipboard as</b> my morning newspaper. I scan the news from all of my favorite sources. Some I read right then and there, and some I save to ReadQuick, my speed-reading app for iOS.<p><b>The first</b> …

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The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of …

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 9: Same HDR, Pano, and GPU Upgrades as Lightroom CC

Adobe made a big announcement for Lightroom CC/6 yesterday, but if you use Adobe Camera Raw for your RAW processing, don’t worry: Adobe didn’t forget …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

4 Tips for Creating Portraits with Impact

Since the birth of the camera, an overwhelming number of photographers have concentrated on portraiture. Capturing the personality, mood, or …

Photography

How Photographers See the World Differently

Have you ever thought about how photography impacts you? I'm not referring to the business side but the personal side. Something inspired us to pick …

Quick Photoshop Secrets 1: Instant Colour Correction

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for …

Photoshop - How to Fix Oily Skin

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

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Quick Guide to Using Image Sharpening Software

Sharpening images can be a great tool for drawing viewer focus and emphasizing texture. It’s also something that pretty much all photographs will …

Tutorials

Gradient Map For Perfect Skin Color

When retouching, it is not rare to come across color problems on a model’s skin. Whether it is from a sun tan, dodge & burn, spots or skin …

Chicken Chili Verde Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 whole chicken (about 4½ pounds), cut into legs, wings, and breasts<p>1¾ tsp. kosher salt, divided<p>¾ tsp. ground black pepper, divided<p>…

Carrot-Raisin Cookie Bites Recipe

<b>Makes 14 to 16 bites</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 small carrot, peeled and cut into coins<p>1/2 cup raisins<p>1/2 cup walnuts<p>1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. quick-cooking oats<p>1/4 tsp. …

Layered Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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