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Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

1. Did you miss Thursday’s “Photoshop World-a-thon?” If you missed Thursday you missed out on a ton of Photoshop and Photography tips. Besides what “The Photoshop Guys” did live on the air (including my live shoot with a “Big ‘ol soft box”) a bunch of our instructors shared video clips of tips to air onContinue...

Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies—Part Two

If you're new to this project, check out Part One of our Creative Selfie Showcase. Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies Part Two When we asked you to show us your creative selfies, we were blown away by the incredible talent of our readers. Show More Summary

Probably My Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever

I thought’d I’d better tell this story myself before it takes on a life of its own, so on this past Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” I went ahead and spilled the beans. I have already taken quite a bit of ribbing about it (including emails from friends poking fun, people calling, and even imagesContinue...

Freebie: Liquid Texture Pack

If you are looking for new textures, we have today a 5 liquid texture freebie to you. TextureQualityPro is the creator of this pack and was founded by Andrea Donetti, an italian photographer. TextureQualityPro offers free and premium Textures and Backgrounds for creative works and is regularly updated. All images are in jpeg format. Download [...]

Draw a Cute Badger Scene Step by Step

What You'll Be Creating About two months ago, I'd written a tutorial about drawing badgers (and some other animals of their family). This time we're going to use tips from it to create a cute scene with a badger-mama and her baby. We'll start from scratch and you'll be able to learn a lot of useful tricks to create a quick illustration. Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Wedding Photography Systems with Justin Wojtczak Take your wedding photography business to the next level with Justin Wojtczak’s systematic approach to building and running a successful wedding photography business. At the end of the day it is about the level of service you give your bride and groom, and Justin takes you through every stepContinue...

3 Ways to Retouch Fly-Away Hair

What You'll Be Creating Introduction I really enjoy portraiture. When it's done well, it is very satisfying and tells a lot about the person in the photo. However, there is always a little element that is a constant problem for me: fly-away hair, frizzies, or whatever you call them. Show More Summary

How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating It's summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that'll repeat perfectly? In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mia McCormick!

Let me start by saying, I don’t take photos professionally. But wait, don’t stop reading! Hear me out. My name is Mia McCormick and before I took a position at KelbyOne, I spent a decade telling stories and interviewing some of the most influential people in the world in the name of TV News. NowContinue...

How to Create a Promotional Flyer in Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Photoshop is great tool for graphics design, especially digital graphics that only are displayed on screens, in addition to its namesake tasks of tweaking photographs. But that's not all it's good for. With proper knowledge and thinking, one can use Photoshop to create stunning print designs as well. Show More Summary

How to Draw Calligraphy Flourishes

What You'll Be Creating Mastering calligraphic letters is one thing, but how do you make those fancy flourishes that appear so often on wedding invitations? In this tutorial, I'm going to show you some easy ways to make both asymmetrical and symmetrical flourishes so that you can elevate any invitation you write this year. Show More Summary

Announcing My New Book, “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes”

It’s official — the latest book in my series is headed to bookstores in just a few weeks, and the video above tells you what makes this new addition, called “Part 5 — Photo Recipes” different than the rest. You can preorder the book right now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or direct from us andContinue...

Create a Dandelion in Adobe Illustrator Using Two Custom Brushes

What You'll Be Creating In this screencast, you'll learn how to create two different types of custom brushes, and use those to quickly draw a dandelion silhouette.

What’s New in Adobe Muse CC 2014

In this video we're going to take a look at the newest features in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC. These include, amongst others: The 64bit native application UI, with its dark and light variants Docking and arranging of panels and windows New interactive widgets The CC Add-ons marketplace Artwork by ?rtomir Just

To The Point: An Interview With Shane Smith

What You'll Be Creating Through our series of interviews, we get the the chance to chat with artists from a wide range of disciplines and industries. This time, I had the pleasure of firing questions at illustrator Shane Smith. He graciously...Show More Summary

Five Photography Workshops I Would Love to Attend (and you might, too!)

I absolutely LOVE to learn new stuff, and if I get a chance to sit in another photographer’s class, or spend a day in their workshop, I jump at the chance. Here are five (in no particular order) that are coming up that I would really love to attend (and I’m hoping to get toContinue...

How to Draw Animals: Snakes and Their Patterns

What You'll Be Creating Snakes are one of the most-drawn animals, if not the most drawn animal. They're considered to be very simple, with no legs or special muscles that need to be defined. There's only a head (without ears!) and aShow More Summary

My First Studio Shoot Using Lightroom Mobile

When I posted this behind-the-scenes iPhone pic yesterday on FB and Twitter, and mentioned I was using Lightroom Mobile (that it running on my iPad), I had lots of questions of how and why we used so I thought I’d tackle that here today on the blog. Why Lightroom Mobile? First, I know there areContinue...

How to Optimize Inkscape with Zoom and View

If you've worked with advanced drawing in Inkscape before, you may have noticed that Inkscape starts to seriously slow down. In this quick tip, we'll go over a few ways to get your document back up to speed. 1. Adjust Some Preferences Step 1 Good old File > Inkscape Preferences has some options to free up some processing. Show More Summary

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