Diving into photography is a daunting task — add in trying to choose the right camera without any photography knowledge, and you’ve got an even bigger problem. We’ve been there. Finding the right technology for you is a necessary first step.Read More
Texting your ex is a bad idea.
Eating an entire bag of Lindt white chocolate truffles in one sitting also makes the list of bad ideas. Posting a selfie at midnight on Instagram, bloated and irritable, is also an awful decision. If you're like me, doing all three in one night is the worst decision of all.
While I can't reasonably tell you to not text your ex (that's what your mom is for), and eating chocolate is usually always a good idea, I can tell you that posting a selfie at midnight is a poor decision.Read More
In America, 90% of adults own a cell phone. Of those with cell phones, 58% own a smartphone. Sixty-four percent of America’s adult population carries around technology that, just 20 years ago, was reserved strictly for the film industry.
So, why do smartphone videos continue to look like they were filmed on a cell phone?Read More
What is a photoshop brush?
In this tutorial, the term “brush” is a little misleading. Rather than using brushes for digital painting, we will use a Photoshop brush as less of a brush and more of a stamp. Photoshop brushes are similar to bitmap .tiffs, but they work better for pixel-based projects, and they are semi-transparent. Photoshop brushes are especially useful for adding textures and making graphics or digital collages.Read More
To apply text to surfaces in Photoshop, you are going to need Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later, some knowledge of Photoshop’s layout, and a couple of images (which are linked below).
Links to the images:
Once the images are downloaded, we begin by opening Photoshop and selecting one of the images. Go to File>Open>Downloads. Select any image you like, but for this tutorial, I will be using the red fabric.Read More
Nowadays, everyone tweets. But not everyone tweets well.
Knowing how to utilize the conventions and limited word count of Twitter (and Facebook) is crucial for staying relevant on social media. In a world that demands immediacy, the messages we put online must intrigue, inform and inspire our readers in no more time than it takes to scan a timeline or newsfeed. The 140-character word count leaves no room for verbosity but allows for our messages to be very meaningful if worded properly.
Before any tweet is typed, however, a goal must be set--a goal for growth of follower engagement, information delivery, or even real time updates on your order at Starbucks. Regardless of what that goal is, every account and its managers need to know why they tweet.Read More
Blogging provides an outlet for all types of content and its consumption. Blogs can host writing, images, and video--all with the goal of telling a story. There is no predefined structure as to what a blog has to be.
The first step to writing a blog:
Choose your platform. Think of what purpose you want your blog to serve and the level of professionalism you want to maintain throughout your posting. There are many blogging platforms online--some free and some not--that will make writing online a breeze.Read More