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  • How-Tos: Four Easy Tricks for Better Photos

    There are about a million books about photography on the shelf of your local bookstore. I should know, because mine is one of them. But you don't need to remember a book's worth of tips and tricks to improve your photography; for the highlights, you might want to play with an online camera simulator. And when you get right down to it, there are just a handful of easy things you can do to make a dramatic improvement to your photos.

  • How-Tos: Create a mini world in Photoshop with polar coordinates

    We show you how to use the little-known polar coordinates filter to produce some unique artwork.

  • How-Tos: How To Make And Publish Movies For Free

    It's never been cheaper or easier to make movies, but many budding amateur filmmakers are still put off by the initial expense of purchasing a good camera and audio equipment. Thankfully, there's plenty of free content available for public use if you know where to look. You can turn that raw material into creative and inventive works of cinema with a few free video editing tools, some hard work and a place to share your movie with friends and family.

  • How-Tos: Change Your Facebook Profile Photo

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening.

  • How-Tos: Create an animated GIF from a video clip

    Animated GIFs have been around for almost two decades, allowing users to create and share simple animations online. The file format has persevered despite its shortcomings (e.g., no sound), and in fact, it’s recently seen a resurgence in popularity. People have taken to converting short, often comical video clips into animated GIFs, which they then post to blogs and social networking sites.

  • How-Tos: How to rotate a photo in Facebook

    Facebook made its new-look profile, which has been dubbed Timeline, available to all of the social network's members in December this year.

  • How-Tos: How to create online albums with Matilda

    One of our favourite apps in Google Chrome's Web Store is Matilda. Here, we show you how to use this free tool to create online photo albums that you can share and collaborate on with others.

  • How-Tos: Take Great Product Photos for Your Online Store

    When you're selling items on shopping sites such as eBay and Etsy, presentation and marketing are just as important as producing a high-quality product. Customers are bombarded with images of goods of all shapes and sizes. Since they can’t try things on or test them out, it's important for you to provide a clear, accurate, and appealing representation. Even if the cashmere scarf you knitted is beautiful in person, no one will want it if it appears out of focus, looks poorly lit, or sits wrapped around your unshaven friend’s neck.

  • How-Tos: Get the Most From Your Netflix Streaming Subscription

    So you’ve decided to get Netflix. Smart move: Even with last year’s notorious price hikes, the company’s Unlimited Streaming service is a ridiculously good deal at $7.99 per month. You get commercial-free movies and TV shows, with no limits on viewing, streamed to just about any device you prefer--smartphone, tablet, game console, set-top box, and so on.

  • How-Tos: Organising photos, fixing dark prints and photo format queries

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to Dave Johnson and he'll do his best to answer it in his monthly Digital Focus column

  • How-Tos: How to Ditch Your CDs and DVDs and Go Digital

    Switching from CDs and DVDs to digital equivalents is a great way to unclutter your life, but what do you do with all your outmoded discs once you've transferred their contents to your computer? In the first part of this series, we discussed how to get rid of unneeded books; but if you're like me, you also have a large collection of old DVDs and CDs taking up space--and disposing them has its challenges. I'll discuss the problems to watch out for, and describe how to make the switch.

  • How-Tos: Upgrade a PC to edit and burn HD video

    How do you upgrade a basic older PC so you can edit and burn HD videos? Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: How to Prepare Your Business for Pinterest

    Pinterest is a site your business should have on its radar. It's like a virtual bulletin board, allowing users to curate a collection of things they like from around the Internet into various layouts, or boards. And its popularity is booming, with 11 million reported page visits during one busy week last December--a 40-fold traffic increase over six months.

  • How-Tos: How to get that lomo look

    Digital cameras are better and more easily affordable than ever, yet analogue photography is increasing in popularity. We explain how to achieve that lo-fi look.

  • How-Tos: How to add HTML 5 video to your website

    We explain how to add HTML 5 video to your website, and the exciting possibilities this holds.

  • How-Tos: How to download YouTube videos using Safari or Firefox

    If you've spent more than a couple of hours on the Web you understand that the thing is choked with videos--from YouTube to Vimeo to news and entertainment sites. There's so much, in fact, that it's hard to watch everything you want to when you're sitting down in front of your computer. And because there is, it's not uncommon to seek ways to capture that video for later viewing on other devices or when an Internet connection isn't available.

  • How-Tos: The Top 10 Photo Techniques of 2011

    Being a photographer is sort of like being in school--in a good way. There's always something new to learn. (Or if you prefer, you could just let your photo editor do most of the hard work for you.) As I write my very last Digital Focus of 2011, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and round up the ten most essential articles. If you're looking to brush up on some photography techniques over the holiday break, here are my recommendations.

  • How-Tos: Best Bets for Photo Sharing Sites

    How do you share your photos? When I was a kid, "photo sharing" often meant sitting in a photo booth and then giving away the picture strip that it produced. (See how to make a modern, digital version by reading "Turn Your Digital Pictures into a Photo Strip.") Of course, these days, the easiest way to share photos is by posting them online at a photo sharing site.

  • How-Tos: How to create multimedia albums with impact on iPad

    Need to whip up a visual storm? We explain how to create multimedia albums with impact using Blurb Mobile on an iPad.

  • How-Tos: How to print 3D models

    We explain how to turn a sequence of photographs into a virtual 3D model you can manipulate onscreen and even turn into a solid object.


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