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Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Hiking

Shape the light in your photos with Photoshop and Camera Raw

In this excerpt of a CreativeLive class, <b>Jack Davis</b> shows you that the lighting that you captured in your images is <i>not</i> carved in stone. He shows you …

Tutorials

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials

8 Ways To Become A Wine Expert Overnight

A crash-course on the art of wine.<p>Fed up of blankly staring at wine lists? Don't know your Sauvignon from your Sangiovese?<p>Between trying to remember 'that one you had last time that you really liked' (not to mention that one that you really didn't), and not wanting to reveal your utter confusion …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

How To Turn Your Panorama Photos Into 360-Degree Little Planet Images

At 500px, we love featuring new photographers that have recently discovered photography, or picked up new skills in-camera and in post-processing …

Tutorials

An Introduction to Image Sharpening in Photoshop

Image sharpening is a big deal for many of us photographers. Thanks to amazing products such as Photoshop, a perfectly sharp image is just a few …

Tutorials

A seamless workflow using Lightroom, Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw

Many photographers use either Photoshop or they use Lightroom. But since Adobe offers their photography plan that gives you Photoshop <i>and</i> Lightroom …

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

You’ve asked, we’ve answered! In today’s episode, learn how to whiten and straighten teeth in no time! Share this tutorial

Tutorials

The Flexible HSL and Color Adjustments

<i>This is an excerpt from our eBook, “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”.<br>Download it over at iTunes and Scribd!</i><p>In the Mastering Exposure and Tone …

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

A Gentleman's Guide To Dress Shirts

Cary Grant knew a thing about presentation. Mr. Grant calculated his clothing choices to create an unbroken line, an arrow, which pointed straight to his face. Mr. Grant knew about the magic of proportion in dressing well. And nowhere is it more important to practice that magic than in your choice …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

Men's Style: 4 Tips for Looking Taller and Leaner This Fall

One of the first things I ask every man I work with is, what do you want to play up or play down about your physical appearance. Many responses include some combination of looking taller and leaner.<p>Knowing how to wear clothing well can help you accomplish this with greater success than you might …

Men's Fashion

11 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage

Summer is a swell season, but throwing on a cozy sweater, pouring some hot cocoa in a travel mug and meandering along a woodland trail lined with trees changing hues isn't so bad either. Hello, Fall. To make the transition easier, park yourself at a property where plenty of nature is on the …

Hot Chocolate

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

Edge of the world

Best Oyster Bars in America (PHOTOS)

At Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., stakes in the ice declare whether the half shells are "from Maine" or "away." It's a sign of local pride -- and the importance of place when tasting oysters.<p>Like a fine wine exhibits its terroir, an oyster's <i>merroir</i> imparts a distinct flavor, from the briny Blue …

Aquaculture

The 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips In The U.S.

You don't have to travel far to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage. All across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. In fact, leaf viewing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's …

Hiking

I Heart My National Park: Big Bend

Crowned with a sky so wide that it threatens to define infinity, the Big Bend region of West Texas remains one of the last true frontiers in the Lower 48, a landscape unique in the world.<p><b>Keene Haywood—</b>on Twitter @keeneh—has been a frequent visitor to <b>Big Bend National Park</b>, <b></b>named for a curve in the …

10 Beautiful Resorts On American Lakes

<i>By Laura Carroll, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These gorgeous lakeside retreats are perfect for a fall getaway.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast Traveler on Twitter: …

National Parks

Ingenious Knife Grates and Softens Butter Making It Perfect for Spreading

If you keep butter tucked away in the fridge and are dismayed when it's hard to spread afterwards, then we have the perfect knife for you. The <i>Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp</i> is an innovative utensil that quickly turns cold, hard butter into thin, easy-to-spread ribbons. This means that there …

Kitchens

Adventure 101: Hang Gliding the Outer Banks

There’s a reason that the Wright brothers picked the <b>Outer Banks</b> to take their first flight: reliable breezes, wide open, non-vegetated spaces, and 100-foot dunes—the tallest on the Atlantic coast—where even novices can fly safely before alighting in soft sand.<p>Your first flight in a hang glider …

5 cheap ways to have your app game created and launched in the iTunes App Store

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Many readers might be eager to get in on the projected $25 billion market that represents the app gaming industry, but they are first seeking tips on how to …

How to integrate text into your photos in Photoshop

A while ago, I have published a post on creative watermarking that was immensely popular ever since. This post shows you how to integrate your …

Tutorials

How to Remove Sticker Residue

Depending on your personality, peeling a label off could be the best or worst possible way to spend a half hour. If it's your worst nightmare, we've …

DIY
Recruitment

39 Stellar Supermoon Images You Need To See

Over the weekend, we challenged you to capture the phenomenal Supermoon that lit up the sky last Sunday night. And like the full moon, many of you …

Supermoon