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Understanding Saw Blade Essentials

You might think there’s not a lot to know before buying a blade for a circular saw, table, or radial arm saw, but when you look into it, your choices can be intimidating. Once you know a few basic terms and what they mean, and a few things about blade materials, types of teeth, tooth count, and a …

Woodworking

7 DIY Push Sticks You Can Add to Your Arsenal of Tools

Table saw push sticks are vital for safety and make a great first woodworking project.<p>Those plastic push sticks included with most table saws are functional, but when you really need to up your table saw game, you'll need a variety of push sticks in different shapes and sizes. The following push …

More Great Gluing Basics with Steve Ramsey

We’ve done a number of pieces recently on different types of glues, glue tips, tricks, and hacks. Since glue is such a fundamental part of so many types of making, and understanding it can make your work so much easier and more effective, there is always a lot more to know. In this YouTube video, …

The Ultimate Guide to the Sunny 16 Rule: Part 2

<i>This blog post was syndicated by Emanuele Faja. It and the images here are being used with permission. Check out Part 1 here.</i><p><b>So, you read Part 1 of</b> …

10 Ideas to Instantly Improve Your Photography Composition

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera; they are made with the eye, heart and head. – Henri Cartier-Bresson My photography training …

Google’s Nik Collection of photo tools is now free (previously $149)

Nik Collection, a package of seven photography tools, is now completely free. Previously, Google sold the plugins for a steep $149.<p>Google acquired Nik Collection with the 2012 purchase of Nik Software, the German company that is better known for the Snapseed apps for Android and iOS. While Snapseed …

Tutorials

Athentech announces Perfect Exposure and it’s FREE!

For the past several months I’ve been using Perfectly Clear in my workflow to edit my images. I love the product so much I became a Perfectly Clear …

Tutorials

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

How to Make Your Own Wonderfully Cruel Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Coasters

Bubble is useful, we guess. It probably stops the porcelain <i>Dr. Who</i> figurines you ordered from Etsy from breaking or something like that. But …

Crafting

How to quickly and simply enhance greens in landscape photos using Photoshop

For their second video on image editing and retouching, YouTube channel Lensvid shows how you can quickly and simply enhance greens in landscape …

Tutorials

8 Tips to Improve Your Photography by Creating Instead of Taking Photos

If you’re like most photographers you use your camera to capture a moment; you see an interesting subject, so you photograph it to the best of your …

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

Edge Studio's Voice Over Yellow Pages

RESOURCES FOR VOICE ACTORS<p>A continually growing list of voice over resources useful to voice actors looking for jobs.<p>Suggest links we've missed, and …

The Simplest and Most Effective One Light Setup I've Ever Used

I'll come clean right off the bat here and say that I stumbled across this little super easy lighting technique more by luck than skill. I'm pretty …

This Photoshop Trick Lets You Easily Fix Color Fringing

Photoshop and Lightroom both have built-in tools for dealing with chromatic aberration (AKA color fringing), but in some cases the features don’t …

Shop Organization Projects with April Wilkerson

One of my recent favorite <i>YouTube</i> maker channels is April Wilkerson’s woodworking channel. April is a young Texas woman who, just a few years ago, basically knew nothing about woodworking. But she and her husband had a long list of improvements they wanted to make in their home and not a lot of …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds

My name is Tavis Leaf Glover, and I’m an artist just like you, trying to create art that I can be proud of and share with the world. Though, …

Photoshop Blur Gallery and Selections

Iris Blur

<b>This week, on-hand Photoshop Guru Eric Renno, aka</b> <b>Tip Squirrel demonstrates how to use Iris Blur in Photopshop.</b> Adding blur to an image can help to …

Tutorials

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …

13 Steps for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom from Start to Finish

Favorite editing tools for street photographyI admit it, I take too many photos. I know it, and I have too many images to deal with, and unless I am …

Tutorials

Tip of the Week: Create Stunning Abstract Images With Purposeful Camera Movement

We say all the time in our tutorials the need to take precautions so that your camera doesn’t move or shake when taking images. But, in this week’s …

Landscape Photography

2 Tools That Boost Lightroom’s Develop Module & Presets

Developing with Lightroom is a different art to Photoshop in pretty much every respect. Whereas to work within Photoshop properly, it demands you …

Tutorials

Making What You Feel: Editing a Landscape Photo

<i>All images in this post by Jamie A MacDonald. Used with permission.</i><p>Catchy title for a post? I hope it has you thinking,because that title is exactly …

Sites to Upgrade From Photoshop "No" to Photoshop "Pro"

It's getting pretty difficult to distinguished what's been 'shopped' and what's been untouched. Regardless, Photoshop is a powerful image …

Tutorials

Creating Pure Black and White Images in Adobe Lightroom

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried creating a black and white image in Adobe Lightroom, most of the advanced …