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What is that purple line on your Photoshop Brush tool, and how to turn it off
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If you just updated to Photoshop CC 2018, you may have noticed a small purple line that follows your brush around, and until you figure what it is, you may be frustrated by it. Retoucher Pratik Naik put out a great video explaining exactly what this purple line is. Turns out this purple line is an indication […]

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Creating pet portraits on black (featuring Loki)
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One of the things I love about photography apart from creating images is the ability to share what I do in the hope to inspire others, with that in mind I wanted to write how I photographed the newest member of our family, Loki. While at first glance this look’s like it was shot in […]

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This photographer uses the camera to fight depression, anxiety and make a difference
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The short series from Wex, More than an image, is an insightful look at the lives of some very inspirational photographers. It’s also a look at how powerful the act photography can be. The simple task of making an image, can be the thing that brings people back from the brink of death. This video, covering […]

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Adobe’s new “Cloak” technology is like content aware fill for video
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The Adobe MAX conference just ended today, and its closing brought about some very cool sneak peeks of Adobe tech. One such piece of new technology is what Adobe call “Cloak”. It allows you to remove unwanted things from videos. Essentially, it’s like Content Aware Fill for video. And it’s pretty amazing. Adobe do warn, […]

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How to deal with friends who want discount on your services
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As a creative, I’m sure you have friends asking for your services – but they’d like to get a massive discount. Josh Enobakhare (aka Olufemii Tutorials) discusses this problem and offers some tips how to deal with this without offending anyone or undermining the value of your work. Josh says his video is aimed mainly […]

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Urbex photographer Eric Paul Janssen dies after falling from Chicago hotel
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Photographer Eric Paul Janssen died tragically on Monday afternoon at the age of 44. While taking photos, he fell from the 20th floor of the LondonHouse hotel in Chicago. He landed on the sixth-floor, and according to the medical examiner, the fall was an accident. Birth. School. Work. Death. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Chicago has been an amazing […]

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VSDC is a free and mighty video editor for Windows + VSDC PRO Giveaway
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This is a sponsored giveaway with VSDC. Hit the jump to enter VSDC has been one of those under-the-radar pieces of software until recently when GoPro started recommending it as an alternative to Studio for Windows users. It happened after GoPro Studio video editor has reached its end-of-life, and in case you’ve missed the news, […]

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 is a monster for creatives on-the-go with up to 17 hours battery life
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Ever since I first got my hands on an iPad, I haven’t touched my laptop. It’s sat in a box under the bed for about the past 6 or 7 years. I do all my serious work on desktops. I have considered picking up a tablet/laptop hybrid type deal a couple of times, though. But […]

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Drone crashes into passenger plane in Canada
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You know the drone flying regulations? Well, they exist for a reason. On Thursday, a drone crashed into a passenger plane above Jean Lesage airport in Quebec City, Canada. Fortunately, the plane only suffered minor damage. But Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said it could have been much different if the drone had crashed into […]

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Watch a craftsman build a large format camera from scratch
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And when we say from scratch, we are not kidding. This isn’t just ordering a bunch of components online and bolting them all together. Other than the lens and a few hinges, every piece on this camera is hand made. Right down to the perfectly hand ground glass. The camera is the wonderful creation of […]

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Using an invisible shotgun microphone right in the shot
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Sometimes, you want to use a shotgun microphone, but the angle is too wide, or the location demands that the microphone would be very close to the subject. So close that it gets in the shot. Videographer Griffin Hammond has a great tip on placing a shotgun mic very close to your subject, while not seeing […]

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