Raw vs JPEG For Photo Editing





Written by Steve Patterson. In this tutorial, the first in a series on editing and retouching images with Adobe Camera Raw, we’ll take a quick look at the main difference between the two most popular file formats used by digital cameras today – raw and JPEG – and learn why one of them has a major advantage over the other when it comes to image editing and retouching. Many digital cameras today, including both DSLRs and higher end compact cameras, give us the option of saving our images as either raw files or JPEG files. The JPEG format has been around for over 20 years and remains to this day the most widely used file format for saving and sharing digital photos. The raw format, on the other hand, is a much more recent development, but if you’re thinking “Well, obviously newer is better, right?”, it’s not quite that simple. While JPEG is an industry standard file format, it may surprise you to learn that raw isn’t really a file format at all. At least, not in the traditional sense. Continue reading  

Photoshop Tutorial – Making a Silhouette






Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesday!

It’s kinda ironic to me that I am teaching ANYTHING.  I mean…I’m a homeschooler…who went to college to be a teacher…realized VERY quickly that I am not cut out for it and will praise the fine educators of the world till kingdom come…took up a camera less than five years ago and photoshop after that….to be here, attempting to teach you little tricks with no real training myself except a whole lot of trial and error (emphasis on the error!).  That’s irony people.  At least I think it is…I was homeschooled afterall :) Continue reading  

How to Create a Lighter Illustration from Scratch in Photoshop


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As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:




In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a lighter illustration from scratch in Photoshop.

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5-Minute Meal Idea: Roast Beef Melt (Plus the Cardinal Rules of Building a Healthy Sandwich)


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We all love them since they’re quick, easy, and combine lots of flavors and textures we love. However, the way we prepare them makes all the difference in whether they are calorie-conscience or calorie bombs. As a registered dietitian, I recommend a few key steps to making a slimming sammie: 1. Choose a whole-grain bread(remember to look for 100% on the label). 2. Choose a lean meat (good options include chicken, turkey, ham, or roast beef). 3. Stick to only one added-fat (for example, if you have cheese, don’t have mayo as well, and vice-versa). 4) Load it up with veggies. I followed these steps exactly to create one of my favorite recipes in my BRAND-NEW book, Schedule Me Skinny: Plan to Lose Weight and Keep it Off in Just 30 Minutes per Week, a roast beef melt. Juicy roast beef, toasted whole wheat bread, and ooey-goey cheese, ready to eat in five minutes — what more could you want?

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5 Natural tips to prevent hair loss


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It’s better to use natural products to stop hairfall than to go in for expensive parlour treatments, that may not help the problem.

Try the following easy tips at home and see how effective they are in reducing hair loss!

1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil – olive, coconut, canola – and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.

2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.

3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.

4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.

5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss isstress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.


Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-06/beauty/30449632_1_hair-loss-scalp-hair-growth

2014 People’s Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake Thanks Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Reunite and More!





It’s that time of year again!

The People Choice Awards honors the big stars that were chosen by the fans! And if you weren’t able to watch tonight’s big show, well, we feel sorry for you because it was absolutely fantastic. But don’t feel too bad. We round up all the night’s biggest highlights so you don’t feel left out. Continue reading  

How to Make a Photoshop Montage


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Anyone can cobble together a few photos and textures and create a humdrum montage.

To elevate yours beyond this it takes a few simple tricks using Photoshop’s awesome array of tools.

Do it right and the style has got dozens of applications from static navigation or graphics, through to animated banners and interactive collages.

I’ve picked a musical theme, as the style works really well for band graphics or music based sites.

This tutorial explains how to create a great Photoshop montage in 19 steps, so let’s get started and have fun with it. Continue reading  

Five ways to stay healthy this winter


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It may be cold outside but winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family.

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Amazing Collection Of 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials


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In this collection, we gathered for you stunning 3D text effect Photoshop tutorials because 3D text effects are very popular these days. For creating such stunning and awesome 3D text effects almost every designer is using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is very popular and commonly used software and with Adobe Photoshop designers can easily generate amazing and creative 3D text effect. Basically Typography is a platform where designers can display their artistic skills.

In this article, we gathered some outstanding and highly professional 3D text effect Photoshop tutorials. We hope you will like this collection. Do let us know what you think about this compilation. Feel free to share your opinions and comments with us via comment section below. Enjoy and have fun everyone!!

Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended

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New Year Greeting Card – Golden Stars and Snowflakes on a Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6


In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create a New Year greeting card with golden stars and snowflakes on a red background using Adobe Photoshop CS6. We will use advanced compositing techniques, Layer styles, custom shapes and brushes to get an impressive holidays design. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the size 1920px by 1200px(RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Continue reading