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Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

14 best American whiskies

The vastness of America, both in terms of geography and its taste for whiskey, means that there is a great, diverse array of spirits available. So, …

Whiskey

Why Facebook's logo is blue — a designer’s guide to color and emotion

We’re able to see different colors because of our retina’s innate ability to differentiate frequencies of light waves.<p>Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing …

Abstract Vision

Sand waves, Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley NP, CA, USASand dunes are so much fun to photograph. They’re full of interesting lines, shapes, curves, …

Surreal Animal Sculptures Made of Metallic Branches Pay Homage to the Gifts of Nature

Korean artist Kang Dong Hyun creates animal-shaped, metal sculptures that look as though they are formed from delicate tree branches and twigs. However, instead of being sculpted and assembled with organic sources—like the work of traditional hedge artists—Dong Hyun’s animal sculptures are made …

Watch: How To Convert Low-Res Graphics Into High-Res Using Photoshop

<b>Before you toss</b> that low-resolution graphic into the trash, YouTube channel PiXimperfect shows you how to salvage and convert the visual into a …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I began out with learning design, I can remember being absolutely overcome by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing how …

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life

Make your life easier by following these skill sets to wipe out conflict from your life.<p>Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode …

Psychology

Alcohol By Volume II: 5 California Wines You Can Drink Again and Again (And Again)

I have searched high and low for wines that last the pace.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I do this for you.<p>I find the time to wander around California and discover wines that are worth more than just a taste.<p>It's been a thing …

Wine

A New Study of 500,000 Teens Shows This Much Screen Time Doubles Their Risk of Depression

It takes less screen time than you probably imagine to seriously harm teens' mental health.<p>"Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" wondered celebrated sociologist Jean Twenge in <i>The Atlantic</i> earlier this year. It's a scary headline, so scary in fact that you're likely to ask: is Twenge just being …

I've Raised Close to $2 Million in Crowdfunding Campaigns -- Here Are My Secrets

Follow these seven practical tips to make your campaign a success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have run three crowdfunding campaigns, all with over 1,000 backers per project, totaling close to $2 million in pledges. One of them raised over $1.2 million for a brand …

Crowd Funding

13 Successful Logo Designers And Their Awesome Tutorials

Hi guys, how are you? We all know how hard it is to create awesome, effective logos that align with the company’s mission and voice. After many hours …

TAKTIPO – Typographic Card Game

TAKTIPO, a card game that helps you to learn the basics of typography and type anatomy quite easily.Monika Rudics, Balazs Szemmelroth, and Aniko Mezo …

Graphic Design

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

What’s the Best Focal Length for Portrait Photos? One Pro’s Answer May Surprise You (VIDEO)

We regularly post portrait tutorials, and they typically involve shooting and posing techniques, lighting guidelines, and image-editing tips. In the …

Tutorials

How to Make Double Exposures in Photoshop

Double exposure photography is a genre that merges multiple photographs to create a single story. Stories told through double exposures are often …

15 Excellent Color Scheme Generator for Designers

Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, …

Color Management

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

How to Break Out of a Major League Slump

Factors beyond your control can cause failure but what comes next is all you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The New York Yankees top pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, has been in a deep slump this season. One of the best pitchers in baseball, the 29-year-old has lasted just …

Venture Capital

Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography …

Here's the best time to post on Instagram each day

Everyone wants more likes and engagement on Instagram. But when's the best time to post to get your photos in front of the most eyeballs?<p>Research …

Social Media

How To Use The Pen Tool To Make Detailed Selections

May 15, 2017<p>Photoshop’s selection tools make it possible to isolate a single object or remove a photo’s background — but if you mess up using the …

London's Secret Spots

Want to see parts of London that are a bit off the beaten track? From second world war bomb damage to preserved bodies, dinosaur sculptures and …

3 Ways to Find Your Stolen Photos on the Web

If you’re posting your images online with any sort of regularity, they’re probably being stolen from time to time—it’s an unfortunate reality of the …

How an Award Winning Photo is Made, All 27 PS Blending Modes Explained, Useful Editing Skills and More!

A few days ago I received an email telling me that my photo “Windermere Morning” had won the Olympus Global Photo Contest 2017. Apart from the kudos …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Photography Topics: 12 Random Don'ts by Alfred Stieglitz (And So Much More)

“Don’t believe that you become an artist the instant you received a gift Kodak on Xmas,” says photographer Alfred Stieglitz in an article. Mr. …

The Ultimate Light Modifier Shoot Out and Test

As someone who has taught off camera lighting for some years now, as well as taught dozens of workshops on the topic – I’ve always heard the same …