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Art Movements

16 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: cities across the US examined their holdings of Confederate monuments, "Trumpy the Rat" made its debut, and a de Kooning stolen in 1985 was recovered. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

This is the oldest known portrait of a U.S. President

There’s an interesting story about the oldest presidential portrait known so far. The sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams sat for a photographer in August 1843, and the daguerreotype emerged in an antique shop in 1970, priced at 50 cents. Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List: Announcing Changes, A Design Kit, DNA Malware, And Why Meaning Is An Advantage

You might have noticed it already: in the past few weeks you might have missed Anselm's Web Development Reading List issues here on SmashingMag. No worries: From now on, we’ll switch to collecting the most important news of a month in one handy, monthly summary for you. Show More Summary

37 Stunning Color Photos That Capture Teenage Girls in Dresses From the 1950s

These snapshots show dresses that teenage girls often wore in the 1950s. See more »

Google proposes solution that makes watermarks more difficult to remove

Google’s recent research has shown that an algorithm can easily remove watermarks automatically, making the images vulnerable to unauthorized use. In their latest paper, they present the solution that should help photographers and stock photo websites increase the watermark protection. Show More Summary

How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement

If you’ve been trying to learn how to throw large pots, Martina Lantin’s altering technique in today’s video clip might make you gasp! Throwing large ceramic pottery is challenging and  … The post How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Leftists Have Selective Vision Regarding Charlottesville

By Susan Stamper Brown Leftists had a corporate autonomous sensory meridian response (brain orgasm) when one of the most racially divisive presidents in American history, Barack Obama, tweeted: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of … Continue reading ?

How to Remove Purple and/or Green Fringe (Chromatic Aberrations) in Lightroom

Greetings from beautiful Seattle, where today I’m wrapping up the last Lightroom seminar in my week-long West Coast visit. I’ve had such a great time so far – seeing lots of familiar faces and making new friends along the way. I’ve got...Show More Summary

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Aug 18, 2017 Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Show More Summary

How to Make a French Butter Dish

In this post, an excerpt from In the Potter’s Kitchen, Sumi von Dassow shows how to throw a French butter dish on the pottery wheel. If you are unfamiliar with  … The post How to Make a French Butter Dish appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Release of "Flower Painting in the Wild"

"Flower Painting in the Wild" is now available, and today only it's 10% off (scroll down for links). Here's what the reviewers are saying:“Who doesn't love to sit in a garden? Translucent and highly chromatic, flowers are the most challenging subjects to render in the studio. Show More Summary

7 Tips for Shooting the Eclipse

Millions of Homes in America Will Go Dark Monday Afternoon, Are you ready? [guest post by Erik Kuna] Seriously, unless you’ve been living underneath a rock in the U.S.A (which might not be a bad thing lately) you know that there’s aShow More Summary

Vintage Style Summer Designs for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a great collection of summer themed vector artwork to download today, courtesy of Freepik. These colourful designs are made in a hand-crafted watercolour style and feature a range of beach related elements such as palm trees, sunshine, starfish, sunglasses, fruit and boats. Show More Summary

How to Create a Retro Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a retro chrome text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a dark background. Using the Rectangular Grid Tool and some basic blending techniques, you will learn how to add a subtle grid to your background. Show More Summary

Killings of blacks by whites ruled “justified”

In a collaboration between The Marshall Project and The Upshot, Daniel Lathrop and Anna Flagg analyzed data for 400,000 homicides between 1980 and 2014. In almost 17 percent of cases… Tags: race, Upshot

Lighting 103: Developing a Framework

5 hours agoArts / Photography : Strobist

Abstract: Think about the reasons behind the color of your lights, and your palette will often take care of itself. When you are placing a light source, it's pretty normal to ask yourself, "What color should this light be?" If you step back a moment and think, the answer will often present itself. A better question to ask is, "What color would this light be?" Read more »

War Machinists: 1942

August 1942. "Women in industry. Sharp eyes and agile fingers make these young women ideal machine operators. They're conditioning and reshaping milling cutters in a huge Midwest machine tool company. Republic Drill and Tool, Chicago." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

Learn When to Shut Up, Mr President

Making Sense by Michael Reagan As we’ve said here before, Donald Trump has to learn to just shut up and let things go. The failure to do that is the worst Achilles heel of a president who seems to have … Continue reading ?

Sylvia Plath: Life of the Talented Tragic Poet Through Amazing Photos

Beautiful Sylvia Plath during a beach holiday, three years before she met Ted Hughes, 1953 Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in Boston, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College...Show More Summary

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