Shawn Smith

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How to Blur out the Backgrounds in Photoshop

Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you …

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop Like a Pro. One Photographer Reveals Her Workflow Secrets

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her …

17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

Photography

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

Tutorials

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

How to Create a Dark Cinematic Look for Your Images Using Photoshop

The dark and moody cinematic look is a popular one that can help make your images pop and catch the viewer's attention. If you're a fan of that …

Tutorials

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

How to Create a Realistic Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingThis super easy and quick tutorial will show you how to use a couple of textures and layer styles to create a shiny, …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

How high does your credit score really need to be?

Your credit score is one of your most important money numbers, so it’s important to have a good one. But what does that mean? Should you aim for a …

How Americans spend their money

Our data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a federal agency full of smart economists and math whizzes. They survey Americans every year to understand how we spend our money. The bureaucrats then group expenditures into categories to track how budgets change over time.<p>What's the big …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

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The 6-move workout to build bigger legs

The foundation of a strong, powerful, and balanced athlete is a set of well-developed legs.<p>If you’re looking to boost your performance in the gym or …

Workouts

US Senate wants to let ISPs sell your web browsing history to advertisers

<i>Update:</i> Following last week’s Senate vote, the US House of Representatives has now also voted in favor of eliminating the current ISP rules protecting customer privacy, bringing it one step closer to fruition. The White House issued a statement yesterday following the House of Representatives’ …

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

It's the most cunning robocall scam I've encountered — and the fact that I've fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.<p>The phone rings. You pick it up and say "hello." There's a brief silence and then a woman's voice says, "Oh, hi there!" She offers an embarrassed laugh. "I'm …

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

How to download the original StarCraft for free

Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never played the game? Good news: It's now available for free.<p>Why the giveaway? Blizzard is no doubt hoping to create some buzz around StarCraft: …

Starcraft

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Cleveland Clinic

TAMRON | SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

The new SP70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC …

Basic Math to Get Rich By Investing in Stocks

Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes: Drink To Your Health!

If you can't handle shots of vinegar but want the health benefits, these recipes are for you.<p>Of all the vinegar options out there, apple cider is the one loved for its health benefits. It can help regulate blood sugar. It may help reduce weight gain, according to a Japanese study. And it’s also …

Email

This year it seems like I’ve caught a minor cold (lasting about 3 days) every other week! After the second one runny nose kicked in, I knew it was …

Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual …

Augmented Reality

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

7 Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills<p>Updated January 05, 2018<p>In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

What Fighters Know That You Don't: 5 Facts for Losing Fat

A recent study in the Strength and Conditioning Journal explored methods fighters employ to make weight – still largely unchartered waters – and a …

Nutrition