Ten Helpful Tips for Composition in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is about the beauty and the sheer unpredictability of nature...qualities that are difficult to capture for all time in a photograph. Are you looking for some guidance as to how to get your landscape photography to stand out from the crowd? Source: 10 Unique Landscape Photography Tips To Implement Today

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Image Optimization in Advanced Web Development

Web-quality imagery is always a balancing act between using the smallest possible file size while providing good image quality. Embedding a photo straight off your DSLR may look nice, but it will slow your website’s load to a crawl, while an over-compressed image may improve the speed of your site yet discredit the design and … Continue reading Image Optimization in Advanced Web Development

How to Create Abstract Photos (by Manipulating Shutter Speed)

Creating abstracts by manipulating your shutter speed means that you need to see movement happening and think about how you want to capture it. Whenever I see a real Claude Monet painting, I am amazed by his ability to transform a scene and make it seem like it is dancing in front of my eyes. … Continue reading How to Create Abstract Photos (by Manipulating Shutter Speed)

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6 innovative ways to photograph your portfolio

The presentation is crucial in a design portfolio. And whether the final outcome is digital or printed, a beautifully art-directed approach to photographing your work can help you stand out from the crowd. The best cameras for creatives in 2018 This is particularly true of printed collateral and packaging work, as it's always hard to … Continue reading 6 innovative ways to photograph your portfolio

Common Portrait Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Portrait photography is hard. So here are three videos with some tips to help you avoid some of the most commonly made mistakes in portrait photography.

10 tips for drawing with coloured pencils

Sonja Stangl tells us her 10 favourite coloured pencil techniques – to help artists currently using the medium and inspire those who haven't picked up a coloured pencil since childhood. Source: 10 tips for drawing with coloured pencils

Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to begin.

I know what you thought while reading the title—Why UX/UI designer should know how to… code, right? That’s a vital discussion indeed, but this article highlights a completely different theme and I’ll tell you why it’s that important. Source: Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to … Continue reading Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to begin.

How to Create a Wonderland Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a photo manipulation scene based on "Alice in Wonderland". First, we'll build the base scene using several stock images. After that, we'll add flowers and plants, create a tree, import mushrooms, and blend them together using adjustment layers, … Continue reading How to Create a Wonderland Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man myself, but watching this excellent tutorial helped me better understand the use of levels. Source: Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

In most photo editing software solutions, you have access to curves adjustments. These come in different forms and some software even allows you to access separate curves for different colour channels, offering, even more, editing control. Source: Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

Beautiful Portraits of Newborn Babies Snuggling With Baby Animals

London based photographer Sujata Setia ‘s latest series features snoozing babies with baby animals, capturing the adorable twosomes in all their adorableness. Her series was inspired by her puppy, Mustang, who is so adorable that clients would often ask Sujata if he could be a part of their child’s photoshoot. Source: Beautiful Portraits of Newborn … Continue reading Beautiful Portraits of Newborn Babies Snuggling With Baby Animals

Amazing realistic scenes shot with model cars

Forced perspective can be a highly useful tool for photographers and Michael Paul Smith takes the technique to exciting places using his vast collection of die-cast model cars. Forced perspective is an illusion-based photography trick in which you incorporate objects that are far away, and appear smaller, into a closer “life-sized” scene. Source: Amazing realistic … Continue reading Amazing realistic scenes shot with model cars

How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Want to warp some text? In this video from my course, 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator, you'll learn all the ins and outs of distorting and warping text in Adobe Illustrator. How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator Prepare the Text for Warping So we're going to learn how … Continue reading How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator

How to Make a Travel Brochure Template in InDesign

  What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a travel brochure template in Adobe InDesign. This stylish design is the perfect promotional tool for travel agents. Or why not adapt it into a travel guide or vacation catalog? Source: How to Make a Travel Brochure Template in InDesign

Here are 9 of the coolest iPhone tips and tricks you probably never knew existed.

  The clever folks at Apple have made their iPhones so intuitive that most people learn how to use them as they go along. However, that learn-as-you-go approach means there are countless tricks and features you’ve probably overlooked. Source: Here are 9 of the coolest iPhone tips and tricks you probably never knew existed.

How to Create an Alice in Wonderland Inspired Afternoon Tea Invite in Adobe InDesign

In this tutorial, we'll make a fun and very simple stencil that we can use on a variety of surfaces which includes t-shirts, walls, and canvas bags. The possibilities only end with your imagination. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I'll create a mouse in a teacup design in Adobe Illustrator and prepare it ready to … Continue reading How to Create an Alice in Wonderland Inspired Afternoon Tea Invite in Adobe InDesign

Artistic Versus Technical Photography Skills – What is Holding You Back?

In my work as a teacher – and as an artist – I have noticed something that might sound very obvious but is rarely talked about in our journey to become better photographers. That is, how we live our day-to-day lives will show us where we are going wrong in our photography. Source: Artistic Versus … Continue reading Artistic Versus Technical Photography Skills – What is Holding You Back?

How to Draw Lips and a Mouth

What You'll Be Creating If you want to learn how to draw lips and a mouth without a reference, you need to understand their anatomical structure first. In this tutorial, I will show you where the form of the mouth comes from, and how to draw lips in various shapes and views. Source: How to … Continue reading How to Draw Lips and a Mouth

How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colourful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman. First, we'll isolate the model from the background. After that, we'll add our background. Source: How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

How to create ‘portrait mode’ photos using Adobe Photoshop Fix

AI isn't the only buzzword when it comes to smartphone photography. Portrait mode has taken the world by storm as it gives anyone the ability to snap photos with a shallow depth of field. Ah. . .sweet, delicious bokeh. If you don't have the latest flagship smartphone, but want to create images that look like … Continue reading How to create ‘portrait mode’ photos using Adobe Photoshop Fix