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    Facebook JPEG Compression: How to Get the Best Image Quality on Your TimelinePuffin for facebook compression
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    We’ve all done it, uploaded a picture that looked fantastic in our editing software only to recoil in horror at the Facebook compressed mess that now sits on our timeline. In this Quick Tip, I'll help you get the best quality result possible, when uploading your pictures.Read More…
  • Code
    Swift from Scratch: An Introduction to Classes and StructuresPreview image@2x
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    In the previous articles of this series, we covered the basics of the Swift programming language. If you followed along, you should now have a solid understanding of variables, constants, functions, and closures. It's now time to use what we've learned so far and apply that knowledge to the object-oriented concepts of Swift.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Realistic Water Drop Reflections in Adobe PhotoshopDroppreview
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use the custom water drop brushes to create a realistic photo manipulation of rain drops on a window.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Optimizing Your WorkflowSpeedy workflow
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    One thing I keep asking myself: "How can I work more efficiently?" Efficient workflows are hard to put together and even harder to keep efficient. Everyone has a tendency to fall into ruts. Therefore, I am going to remind you to re-examine your workflow with some advice on optimization.Read More…
  • Code
    A Look at More WooCommerce Product SettingsWoocommerce
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    In the previous article, we configured how an online store owner can set some of the product settings. We configured half of the setting and in this post we are going to completely configure them.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: WebSocket-Powered Rails ApplicationsWebsocket
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    Today's web applications demand real-time, low-latency data transfer. Users expect to interact with data in as close to real time as possible without minimizing the overall user experience. WebSockets allow you to do just that, by creating a persistent connection between a client and server that can be used to send data in real time. In this course, you'll learn how to use the emerging WebSocket technology in a Ruby on Rails application.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 2Logo
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    In this lesson I'll teach you how to apply image enhancements, color filters, and do non-destructive editing in Pixelmator. You will quickly appreciate just how simple it can be to create amazing pictures.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Community Project Showcase: Your First Creations—Part TwoPastandpresentpt2 preview
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    We asked you to take us on your own creative journey by showing us your first and most recent digital art creations. Today we take a look at the incredible past and present creations from our readers.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Conversations with Creative Collaborators: Dewi Lewis, Photo Book Publisher2.%20on%20press%20with%20john%20blakemore.%20copy
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    In this series we look into how people in creative industries view and engage with your work. I had the pleasure of spending an hour with highly regarded book publisher Dewi Lewis at his home in Manchester. Recognised by the Royal Photographic Society for his Outstanding Contributions to Photography, Dewi's own publishing house has published the work of photographers such as Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk and William Klein. We sat down to discuss the role of the publisher and the processes of constructing a photobook.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Infographics With Connector Tools in CorelDRAWFlow009b
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    In this tutorial we'll use some of CorelDRAW's excellent tools for creating infographics and flowcharts. Using the Connector Tools, found in the Toolbox, we'll quickly and easily draw lines from various nodes to create a fantastically designed flowchart. You'll also learn techniques in using the Pen Outline Tool, Attributes Eyedropper, and the Smart Fill Tool.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: The Art of Voice RecordingHomerecordingnew
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    Producing a good voice-over isn’t difficult, and the equipment you need is inexpensive. The quality of your voice-overs, however, will only be as good as your ability to control the sound and your techniques for capturing the audio. In this course you will learn about basic audio recording techniques, equipment options, acoustic treatment, and how to properly use the gear. In addition to the technical aspect of this course, you will also learn about how to prepare for the read and how to work with clients to make sure expectations are met.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How to Give Ephemera a New Life Ephemera%20painting%20 %20preview
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    Some people love to collect and save ephemera; I prefer to give it a new life via painting over it. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to prep your ephemera (telegrams, maps, letters, etc.) and paint the subject matter of your choice on top. In the end, we'll have a nice mix of old and new.Read More…