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How to use Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5, the Puppet Warp tool is just one of the many ways you can transform an object, but it’s probably the quickest and easiest path to a slick end result. Unlike the tools that allow you to play with the edges and aspects of an... Read more
Guy Photobombs Stock Images With Hilarious Results
If you have ever gone through a load of stock images, you’ll know they often feature real people, doing real things, however they tend to look a little fake and staged (which of course they are!). So art director Matthew Vescovo decided to inject some reality into stock images... Read more
Photos App for Mac OS X Has Been Delayed
The new Photos app for the Mac OS X desktop has apparently been delayed, but no further information has been gathered about the issues involved. The new desktop app was originally pencilled in to roll out at the start of this year. Photos is set to replace the now ageing... Read more
How To Look This Good In A Selfie
Whether you love them or loathe them, it looks as though the selfie is not going away any time soon. They have been criticized for making people narcissistic but is there anything wrong with documenting your life and sharing it with those who love and know you best? That... Read more
How to Create Wavy Text in Photoshop
Photoshop has always been very good at warping and bending images or text by using its many Transform tools. If you’ve been using¬†Adobe¬†Photoshop a long time, you may not know some of the shortcuts and extra options that have developed in more recent versions. If you’re using CS6 upwards,... Read more
Why You Should Never Use An iPad To Take Photos!
There are many reasons why you should avoid taking photos with an iPad. Firstly because they were never actually designed to have the best camera, so you’re not going to get an amazing shot and secondly because you’ll only end up blocking everyone’s view, annoying the heck out of... Read more
The Most Extreme Selfies Yet!
Just when you thought you’d seen everything there was to see in selfies, think again. There are more daredevils out there than we thought possible and thankfully they just love sharing their risks exploits with the rest of the world. Here is our collection of even more extreme selfies... Read more
Need A Solution For Editing Your Icons? Try IcoFX
IcoFX is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. With a stack of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there is virtually no limit to the icons that you can create. You can easily convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images. IcoFX gives... Read more
How To Use Dodge And Burn In Photoshop
Back in the olden days of photography, when you needed a dark room and trays of exotic chemicals to develop a photograph, rudimentary photo alteration was still going on. The Victorian equivalent of Photoshop was double exposures, aperture techniques, burning and dodging. To burn and dodge was to cover... Read more
Need To Use 2D and 3D Modeling? Try Blender
Blender is an integrated application that enables the creation of a broad range of 2D and 3D content. Blender provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through it’s open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and... Read more
How to Rearrange Instagram Filters
Here at Techbeat, we reported last week that Instagram had announced a, well needed, update for both the iOS and Android app. Top of the change-log list was the addition of five new filters.  All of these take a more subtle approach to enhancing your images. There is a... Read more
Need to Create 3D Models? Try SketchUp Make
SketchUp Make is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like. SketchUp lets you get started right away. Most people get rolling with SketchUp in just a few minutes. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that... Read more
The Most Amazing NASA Photos Ever Taken
NASA began operating on October 1st, 1958 and just look what it has achieved in those 56 years! We’ve picked our favourite photos ever taken but if your favourite hasn’t made the cut then tell us and we’ll add it to the list! Beautiful Planet Earth! Image 1 of... Read more
Why you Should Never Take Photos Using iPads!
It wasn’t until Apple released the iPad 2, with its front and rear-facing cameras, that people started taking photos with iPads. Now it seems to have become an epidemic with people thinking it’s ok and cool to thrust a large rectangle device into the air, blocking everyone else’s view.... Read more
How to Share a Photostream with Non Apple Devices
I find using Apple‘s iCloud Photo Sharing service really useful for sending your favourite moments to all you favourite people. The service not only lets you share Photo Streams with other people using an iOS device, i.e. iPhone and iPad owners, but the service also provides you with a... Read more
Need A Photo Editing Suite? Get PhotoDirector
Corel’s PhotoDirector is a complete suite for all your photography needs. The application includes photo management and advanced adjustment & creative editing tools. PhotoDirector’s photo management software will give you the tools that will assist you to rapidly sort through your images and locate the ones you need.¬†PhotoDirector provides... Read more
How to Use the Gradient Editor in Photoshop
Using gradients of colour in Photoshop often produces very pleasing, professional results, mainly because producing nice smooth transitions between the colours is something a digital platform does very well. The Gradient Fill Tool in Photoshop, located on the left hand sidebar, sharing the same button as the Paintbucket Fill... Read more
How to Use the Extrude Filter in Photoshop
In recent versions of Adobe Photoshop, more geometrical effects have been added to the default filters library. One of the eager newcomers is the Extrude filter. This takes any selection, image or layer and pushes it outwards using a series of cubes or pyramids. It’s one of those new... Read more