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Design

Advanced 3D Prop Replacement with Photoshop

There are many instances, especially in creative advertising, when you need to blend computer generated elements in a photo in a convincing manner. This tutorial will show you some techniques to achieve photorealistic results.

Design

Depth of Field – A Guide for Beginners

Depth of field is one of the fundamental “tools” for creative photography. If we know it well and use it efficiently we can create spectacular photographs and avoid a lot of mistakes.

Programming

Fancy Javascript slideshow – no framework required

If you thought having broadband makes page size irrelevant, you were wrong. Bandwidth costs money and a few saved kilobytes over a million impressions means real savings, not to mention that Google ranks sites based on their speed too. I’ll show you how you can create a fancy slideshow in under 2KB, rather than about 100KB for JQuery + JQuery Cycle plugin.

Raw Converters - Aperture, Bibble, Capture One, DxO, Lightroom
Design

RAW Processors – an extensive review of Aperture, Bibble, Capture One, DxO and Lightroom

RAW processors are getting better with each generation, enabling photographers to produce and manage images of unparalleled quality. The competition is very fierce, with prices ranging from free to over $400, from quick apps aimed at casual users to professional tools. Following up on my previous articles, I am comparing the top 5 RAW converters to see which one is better for you.

Programming

A Simple Twitter Search Parser with PHP

I was recently asked to aggregate tweets based on their hashtags using PHP (no Ajax), so I decided to turn this into a small tutorial that will hopefully enable you build all sorts of XML parsers in PHP.

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Design

Photoshop CS5 Digital Painting Tutorial

One of the exciting new features in Photoshop CS5 is the more natural way of painting, opening new ways to express your creativity – even if (like me) you’re not a true painter. In this tutorial I will show you the techniques and the tricks to convert a photo into a great-looking painting.

Adobe Lightroom
Design

Auto lens corrections in Lightroom 3

My prayers have been answered: Lightroom 3 and Adobe Camera RAW will feature lens correction (perspective and distortions). Check out the video!

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Design

What to expect from Photoshop CS5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 will be officially announced on April 12 and will ship probably a month later. The crown jewel is, of course, Photoshop and it’s always fun to speculate on what it will bring.