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Don’t Let Wrist Pain Keep You Down  

You’re kicking through project reports, you’re busting out spreadsheets, and you’ve designed new logos – all before lunch. It’s an incredibly productive morning, and perhaps one out of the many this month already, but your body is starting to complain. For the desktop warriors of the world, taking good care of our wrists, shoulders, and backs is crucial to being able to continue the work we love (or at least the work that pays the bills!). Even if you are among the millions of us who cannot afford a custom workstation, there are plenty of choices you can make and options you can find...

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7 Mac Hacks To Boost Your Productivity

Whether you think it’s for better or for worse, we live in a society that values productivity and efficiency above all else; those who accomplish the most in the shortest amount of time often are often those who receive promotions and bonus checks. In this day and age, every minute counts (especially if you’re trapped in a cubicle!), so mastering shortcuts in your workflow can be incredibly helpful, especially when you’re on a deadline. Just like the millions of journalists, nurses, and stenographers who employ well-honed shorthand to squeeze more information into a smaller amount of time,...

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Creative Photo Editing: Tilt-Shift

Alas, we’ve arrived at the last stop in our journey through some of the most common creative photo editing techniques. I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride where we explored everything from Antiquing to imitating the Holga and Lomo cameras of old, and that these posts have helped you add some new and fun tools to your repertoire! Today’s final process is one that is truly unique and specialized and, while you probably won’t use it as often as the others, it always yields truly fascinating results! May I introduce tilt-shift photography: This camera technique is quite a complex one that typically...

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Creative Photo Editing: Antiquing

Last time, we explored the steps needed to achieve the effect of the famous Holga camera of the 1980’s and, if you remember, it is quite a hefty tutorial! So this week, we’re going to learn a very simple and highly applicable technique that only takes three steps: the antiquing (or aging) process. Our slick and modern digital photography may excel in capturing sharpness, detail, and color balance, but there is a growing movement to revert back to some of the images of old. Everything vintage, antique, and rustic is making a serious comeback, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add this...

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Creative Photo Editing: The Holga Effect

In this next edition of our creative editing series, we’re going to conquer a much more extreme, and much more challenging effect: the Holga. The Holga is a vintage camera, created in Hong Kong in 1982, which produces unique and surreal style images with heavy vignette, blur, grain, and light leaks. All these so-called “defects” combine to create a truly interesting and sometimes bizarre final product, and while you may not desire this look in your everyday photos, the Holga effect is fun to use for more “artsy” applications like large prints/murals, canvas wraps, or homemade greeting cards....

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