One Tiny Change in Photoshop to Speed Up Cropping


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One Tiny Change in Photoshop to Speed Up Cropping

For many of us, we’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for so long that at this point we don’t question our own workflows; we do what we’ve done before because that’s the way we’ve always done it. I did something crazy the other day though. I questioned if a tooltip’s displayed information could be changed. And I was a little shocked that yes, it could be.

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CG Blood


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CG Blood
Simulating blood dripping with X-Particles.

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Blood

On the heels of creating X-Particles Lava a few weeks ago, I decided to try my hands at making blood. There’s always a need for blood dripping from something in visual effects for horror films, or even for halloween mograph animations too. Blood presents some interesting challenges too. The viscosity of blood sits somewhere between water, and thin paint.

Repurposing a few lessons I learned from making Lava, I proceeded to test out some ideas for cg blood. This process included some wins, and some fails. Most of the issues were related

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How Often Do You Try to Recreate Photos?


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How Often Do You Try to Recreate Photos?

The wonderful thing about the internet is how incredibly easy it is to instantly access a veritable plethora of masterful photographs to inspire you. But do you ever attempt to recreate those photos yourself? This great video shows the challenges and benefits of trying to recreate other people’s photos.

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Would You Spend $20,000 on a Photography Degree or Gear?


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Would You Spend $20,000 on a Photography Degree or Gear?

20 or 30 years ago, the benefits of going to college for photography were pretty obvious. But nowadays, there is a veritable plethora of premium education available for free or for a fraction of the price of a degree, and as such, the value of going to a university isn’t as clear cut as it used to be. This excellent video examines whether it’s more worthwhile to go to college or just drop that money on gear.

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All About the Mathematics of Blending Modes


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All About the Mathematics of Blending Modes

Spend any time working with post-processing applications, and you will probably end up using blending modes sooner rather than later. They’re incredibly useful and fundamental to most workflows, but how do they actually work? This highly informative video will dive deep into the theory behind blending modes and how they work.

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Bad Things to Say During a Photo Shoot and What to Say Instead


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Bad Things to Say During a Photo Shoot and What to Say Instead

When you’re new to photography involving people, you might spend a lot of time working on getting your technique just right, but that’s only half the puzzle, as you have to be good at directing people as well. This great video discusses several things to avoid saying during photo shoots and what to say instead.

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Seven Helpful Tips to Help You Save More Time


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Seven Helpful Tips to Help You Save More Time

A lot of photography is about making yourself more efficient to streamline your workflow, as every second you can save really adds up over time. This great video features seven helpful tips that can make your workflow more efficient and leave you more prepared to shoot whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Settings


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A Beginner's Guide to Camera Settings

When you are new to photography, your camera’s exposure settings can seem like a confusing maze of abstract parameters, but getting to know them is crucial to taking control of your images and improving your work. This helpful video will get you acquainted with the three fundamental exposure parameters and show you how to use them in different shooting scenarios.

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