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Two Ways to Dodge and Burn More Effectively in Photoshop

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your …

How to Smooth Out Your Timelapse Footage

How drones are being used to make money in Southern California

Drones have captured the imagination of fun-loving Southern Californians of all ages, and their utility goes far beyond recreation. They also make …

Audio Repair for Video Sound, Part 1: The Basics

As the image quality of consumer and mid-level video cameras and DSLRs has rocketed in recent years, the microphones in these devices haven’t really …

Timelapse Video Quick Reference Guide

So you’ve watched a million moving timelapse videos on Vimeo and YouTube, and that’s inspired you to try your hand at making one yourself.But where …

Time-lapse Photography

Who Is Louise Delage? The Troubling Truth Behind an Overnight Instagram Success

We all know a girl like Louise Delage. You've been on Instagram for years and are scraping by with 50 likes on a good day—then <i>she</i> appears on the …

Advertising Industry

Archaeologists are baffled after finding ancient Roman coins beneath a Japanese castle

The discovery of 10 bronze and copper coins -- the oldest dating from about 300-400 AD -- in southern Okinawa caught researchers by surprise.<p>It was the first time Roman Empire coins have been discovered in Japan, thousands of kilometres from where they were likely minted.<p>"At first I thought they …

Archaeology

10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us …

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

Getting your business day organized and not forgetting anything can be tricky, but these apps can help you out.

Apps

Know Your File Types: When to use JPEG, GIF & PNG

Like CGfrog on Facebook:<p>JPEG, GIF & PNG – What’s The Difference?<p>Trying to save space on image files, but not compromise quality? Many designers use …

Landscape Photography: Dynamic Contrast in Photoshop

One of Blake Rudis´ favourite features in ON1 Effects 10 and Topaz Clarity is Dynamic Contrast. Both Plugins allow you to increase the contrast in …

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Exceptional Copy

Writing exceptional copy is ridiculously difficult.<p>Arguably the single-most important skill required of any digital marketer, it is often one of the …

Marketing

See What’s Really Going On In Your Company’s Slack With This New Visualization App

Which teams collaborate most, which users are most influential, and what’s your company’s favorite emoji?<p>Depending on whom you ask, Slack has either revolutionized the way workers communicate or created just another distraction in today’s always-on lifestyle. How do you make sure your team is using …

Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss Program

<b></b>Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss ProgramWant to get ripped abs? It might seem impossible. But with MEN'S FITNESS Six-Pack in Six Week …

Workouts

This YouTube Channel is All About DIY Repairs on Cameras and Lenses

Have a broken or malfunctioning camera or lens and want to try your hand at a DIY repair? If you’re intent on ignoring the manufacturers warnings …

Less is More: Retouching Tips

Retouching in photography has many forms. Everything from skin work to background manipulation. With the latest software abilities to retouch and …

Tutorials

Tools That Will Make You Feel Like You Have a Personal Assistant

Use these apps and tools to achieve the perks of a personal assistant, without putting one on the payroll<p>One of the perks of achieving a high level of success in the corporate world (or of being a celebrity, I suppose) is being paired with a capable assistant who helps manage the most pressing, …

FAA releases commercial drone rules, they're totally OK with your drone photography business

After long drawn out speculation and worry, the FAA have finally confirmed and released the regulations regarding commercial drone use. The short …

Unmanned Aircraft

Fly-by: Learn how to shoot the Milky Way from an airplane

Photographing the Milky Way from the ground can be challenging in itself, but photographer Ian Norman has taken the challenge to new heights. In a …

6 Top Tips For Photographing Rooftops and Cities

<i>Jennifer Bin is city and street photographer based in Shanghai. She is best known for her work with capturing strong symmetry, sharp geometry,</i> …

Landscape Photography

50 Examples Of Creative Business Cards That Will Leave A Great Impression

<i>Image via Ryan Brinkerhoff</i><p><b>Your business card</b> is a reflection of who you are and what your business is about—it can also help you leave a great …

Graphic Design

Should You Use Hashtags on Facebook? Here's What the Research Says

​Hashtags are one of the most commonly queried elements of social media marketing, particularly amongst people just starting out. And that makes …

Flash and the Fujifilm X-system: dramatic lighting in India | Piet Van den Eynde

After my blog post about my first six months with the X-Pro 2 went online, a number of people asked me how I lit my Varanasi portraits. So I thought …

Photography

Why Natural Light Glamour Photography Is About Seeing the Shot, Not Setting It Up

If there is one comment I hear the absolute most at my studio lighting workshops, it's "Nino, I need to learn studio lighting. That stuff is hard. …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

50 fresh, essential and free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Triple Your Social-Media Following

Need a social-media-following boost this quarter? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Generating visibility and traffic for your brand and your content used to be a lot easier. It wasn't that long ago that we could generate links to get the job done. Now a lot more human interaction is required.<p>In 2014, Google …

How to Create Content People Will Actually Read

What entrepreneurs, businesses, and marketers can do to help get their content read.<p>In mid-2014 I started publishing on LinkedIn's Pulse platform. When I started writing I - unlike others who approach building a platform strategically - had no intention of growing a followership or launching a new …

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …