Paul Toy

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Curves Layer in Action in Photoshop - Become a Curves Master

Curves Layer in Action in Adobe Photoshop – Become a Curves Master<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>July 27, 2017 By Julian<p>Curves Layer in Action in Adobe …

When, why and how to use exposure compensation

Exposure compensation can be a tricky subject to wrap your head around. The biggest puzzle often being “why do we even need it? Isn’t it easier to …

CSS tricks to revolutionise your web layouts

If you’ve been working in the web industry for a couple of years, you may feel that you're always coding or designing the same website layout. …

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

Bicycle commuting puts riders on the road to fitness

Betty Poon of Toronto is now into her third year commuting to work on a bicycle with a milk-crate basket on the back. And yet, the sheer joy of riding has already led her to bike to Niagara Falls from Toronto in one day, and she plans to pedal even further this year to Owen Sound at the summer’s …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

16 Ways to Improve Your Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Sunrise at Dead Horse Point. Photo …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.How to Take Sharp Photos in Low …

Shutter Speed

6 printing trends every designer should know about

Anyone who’s ever worked on a print design knows that what you design on screen is only one half of the equation.<p>How it’s actually printed is as …

How to shoot urban landscapes during the ‘blue hour’

<b>Award-winning photographer Matt Parry offers tips for getting the best from cityscapes and how to make the most of 'blue hour' light</b><p>Millions of …

Adobe Photoshop VS Lightroom: When To Use Each Software

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Adobe Photoshop logo via Wikimedia Commons, Adobe Lightroom logo via Wikimedia Commons, background image via …

How to Control Lens Flare and Use It to Create Interesting Images

Even if you're not J.J. Abrams. a little lens flare can be a great way to add a new look to your shots. Learn how to control it and how to manipulate …

Natural Light vs Off Camera Flash: Two Photographers Shoot the Same Model

Photographers Francisco Hernandez and Vanessa Tellez recently did an experiment: photographing the same model, Hernandez used an off camera flash and …

6 Tips on Creating a Travel Video

It’s not easy to take in travel destinations because they’re so breathtaking. We take hundreds of photos on our phones and/or cameras so we can …

Your Fool-Proof Guide To Designing an Awesome Blog Post

You thought you were done when you wrote that last sentence of your blog post, but now you have to think about <i>design</i> too?<p>You might be avoiding design …

Start your web design career with this pay what you want bundle

The web is always changing, which means there's always an opportunity to get in on the cutting-edge and lead the next wave of web design. You'll find …

Simple Composition Tricks To Take Your Photography Game To The Next Level

<b>They always say</b> a picture tells a thousand words, but you’ll probably agree that more often than not, it’s easier for photographs to look flat. How …

Four Ways to Get Smooth Video Footage (Three for Free)

There was a time when smooth, stable footage was the stuff of Hollywood, while us lowly plebeians dabbled with our shaky VHS home movies. But now, I …

Inspiring quotes in UX to give you the hope you’ve been looking for

We work hard, very hard. Sometimes we dream big; sometimes we want to give up. Sometimes, all we need is a bit of inspiration.Photo: Billy WilsonOn …

UX Design

How Resting More Can Boost Your Productivity

Rest has a bad rap in our culture. Most of us think about rest as merely the absence of work—not something valuable in its own right. Sometimes, it’s …

Creativity

Photo Resolution: A Quick Tutorial

Today, the idea of dots per inch (dpi) is often confused with pixels per inch (ppi). So much so that they’re often used interchangeably. But if you …

The ultimate guide to sharpening your images in Adobe Photoshop

Sharpening and the various techniques available to apply it are hotly debated topics. Everybody has their own favourite way of doing it, and they …

28 Amazing Photoshop CC Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

I often say we're in the golden age of photography right now, given the power of the tools we have at our disposal.From our cameras and lenses to …

Tutorials

Learn How to Freelance Your Photoshop Skills for a Stable Income

If you’re looking to learn how to market your Photoshop skills, or if you’re just starting from scratch, this course from Udemy is a good place to …

Photoshop Trick: How to Swap a Photo Background Using Only Blend Modes

Here’a neat trick for you Photoshop lovers out there. If you’ve shot a subject in front of a gray background, you can actually swap that gray …

How Photoshop May Be Damaging Your Business

Postproduction is often so integral to a photographer's style that many photographers wouldn't dream of allowing their raw files to be seen by …

An Intro to Non-Destructive Dodging & Burning

The method of dodging and burning has been a staple among photographers since the inception of it. In the dark room, it meant dodging areas of light …

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Tutorials

How to Use a Reflective Umbrella for Studio Portrait Lighting Setups

Reflective umbrellas don’t usually get much air time in photography courses or Youtube tutorials, yet they have a number of applications and can be …

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