Raw vs JPEG For Photo Editing

 

 

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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  

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

 

 

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You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit: Continue reading  

3 BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

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Technology has made it easy for small business owners to shoot their own pictures, but these businesses invested in professional photographers and reaped big rewards.

In the age of digital photography and desktop publishing, it’s easier than ever for small business owners to create their own marketing materials, websites and photography.

But that doesn’t mean doing it yourself is always best for your business. Read on to see what a professional photographer can bring to your business. Continue reading  

Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

 

 

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a summer inspired 3D text effect. In the process, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s 3D features to create the basic text shape and then combine it with various images in order to achieve a desired result. Let’s get started!

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Pencil vs Camera: Ben Heine Shows Us How

 

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do a large 3D anamorphic drawing. The theme and message I want to express is “choose peace, not violence”, so I’ve chosen a revolver as the main subject of the art work. What we want is to have some sketches large enough to pose with them and become part of the whole composition. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand my work flow from the first studies through to the final work. I’m also going to teach you all kinds of graphic tricks to help you work faster and draw difficult shapes such as guns and hands. Continue reading  

15 Amazing Uses for Potatoes

 

 

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You eat them mashed, baked, and sometimes even fried, but did you know that potatoes can do more than just fill you up? Check out these surprising uses for potatoes!

The surprising uses for potatoes below take advantage of a few different properties of those humble spuds. When it comes to cleaning, the magic is in the oxalic acid, a gentle acid that has quite a few handy cleaning applications. The moisture and starch are what make it so effective for the skin applications listed below. We’ve even got a couple of less-well-known cooking applications thrown in for good measure. Continue reading