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40+ Best Free Procreate Brushes for 2024

Procreate is a powerful digital art tool designed specifically for the iPad. It offers a range of creative features that allow artists and designers to create professional-level artwork on the go. One of the key features of Procreate is its brush engine. Brushes are digital tools that mimic traditional brushes used in various mediums, such …

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An Amazing Costa Rica Photo Workshop!

Pura Vida is the watchword of the people of Costa Rica. “Pure life.” It springs, I feel from the boundless beauty of the place, and sense of renewal the sun and the rain bring, the two gorgeous sweeps of coastline, east and west, framing one of the truly serene and magical places on earth–the Cloud …

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10 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Tips

This year is quickly coming to a close and I wanted to leave a series of my favorite tips for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom to help you end on a good note or start next year off on the right foot. Heck, why not both! Please feel free to share any tips of your own …

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CoffeeShop “French Rose” Digital Paper Set!

I put together a lovely distressed French-inspired Rose paper set to share with you today. These are all high-resolution papers that can be used alone or in any of your designs, printed or on the web. I used some of the Graphics Fairy premium site designs on these. Check out their website, I am a …

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Manage Risk Like an Entrepreneur

In this episode, we dig into the importance of taking creative risks. We all know that some risk is necessary. Simply said, you cannot stand out and fit in at the same time. If you’re not sharing your work, you’re hiding, and this tends to compound on itself. Once you start hiding, you stop growing. …

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The Grid Blind Photo Critiques: Perfecting Your Aviation Shots

The Grid Blind Photo Critiques: Perfecting Your Aviation Shots Join Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna in this critique session as we dive deep into the world of aviation photography. From the allure of dusk shots to the pitfalls of over-lighting, we explore how to truly capture the essence of aircraft. Discover the importance of sculpting …

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Major Camera Company Urges Photographers to “Embrace” AI

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It’s Time to Update (or Create) Your Lightroom Classic 2021 Copyright Preset

For those of you who prefer written instructions rather than watching a video, here’s an article from a few years ago explaining how to create and apply a copyright metadata preset. Exporting Copyright and Contact Information: If you want your copyright and contact information to tag along with your photos when you export copies, then …

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Mastering Photography: Beyond Gear and Comparisons

The endless quest for the “perfect” gear often overshadows the art of photography itself. This thought-provoking video delves into this dilemma, providing seasoned and amateur photographers alike with a fresh perspective on equipment choice and the pitfalls of comparison. Coming to you from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs, this insightful video takes a look at …

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30 Detailed Icon Design Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop

Icons: they can be logos, symbols, words, and so much more. When designed well, they’re incredibly engaging and memorable. Think of them as visual companions to the stories you have to share with the world. Icons are easy to create, thanks to powerful software like Photoshop. With Photoshop, you can rapidly design stunning icons to …

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An Amazing Two-Light Setup, Explained

This article was updated in December 2023 with contributions from John McIntire and Russell Masters. Lighting can make or break a portrait. In my experience, it’s often what turns an ordinary snapshot into a professional-looking image. Clamshell lighting is a technique that’s simple yet powerful, and it can take your photography to the next level. …

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