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Abstract Photos of Oil Spills that Look Like Iridescent Eyes

Photographer and artist Fabian Oefner is known for his creative work with paint, oil, and even petrol. He's a master of finding beauty in chemistry, and capturing that beauty through his camera lens. Oil Spill, his most recent project, is no exception.

Adobe Quietly Added 10-Bit Color to Photoshop CC on OS X: Here’s How to Enable It

In October 2015, Apple quietly unlocked 10-bit color in its release of the OS X El Capitan operating system update. 3rd party software didn't support the new color output, so it was limited to Apple's official Preview and Photos apps.

That changed this week: Adobe quietly expanded 10-bit (30-bit color RGB) support in Photoshop CC to OS X in the latest update, which also brought Custom Toolbars and a host of other features.

You Can Use a CD to View the Color Spectrum of Your Light Sources

If you want to view the color spectrum of a light source in your studio, there's actually a super cheap and easy way to do so: an ordinary CD or DVD can do the trick. Simply allow the light to reflect from the surface of the disc into your eye -- it acts as a diffraction grating, allowing you to see the different color bands in the light.

Photos of Food Neatly Arranged by Color and Size

If you love food, colors, and neatly organized things, you're going to love these photographs by Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright. Her images often feature a large number of fruits, vegetables, and foods that are carefully arranged according to color and/or size.

Testing Out a Rosco Gel Kit for Creative and Colorful Photographic Lighting

I received a Rosco Gel kit a week ago, and after a few tests I can say I really love using all the awesome colors for my photography.

The kit includes 20 individual 30x48cm square sheets for color corrections (e.g. CTO, CTB, ND) and a range of different colors, all of them contained in a protected and resealable packaging.

Graphing the Dominant Colors in Photos of Europe

A friend (Eric) and I were hanging out one Sunday and we decided to do something fun with EyeEm data. We obtained and then graphed the predominant photo colours for every photo uploaded or tagged in Europe. We then generated these pretty pie graphs for each country.

Quick and Dirty Explanation of Color Depth: What It is and Why You Should Care

Whether it's photography or video quality we're talking about, the discussion almost always revolves around some aspect of resolution. The number of megapixels, or the pixel density, or the pixel size (last one doesn't necessarily have anything to do with resolution, but you get the gist).

One spec that doesn't get a lot of headline time is color depth, and so we were thrilled when we stumbled across this quick and straight-forward explanation of what exactly color depth is by Techquickie.

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone

The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing 11 colors to match thousands of others, a Dutch author was busy mixing watercolors and creating a fascinating 700+ page guide entirely by hand.

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he's taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he'll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject's skin simply don't match.

You could correct for this using curves, selective color or hue/saturation, but Woloszynowicz has a better way: using solid fill layers and tonal averaging, he's able to "take the guesswork" out of it and perfectly match tones every time.

Photo Series Illustrates Crayon Colors by Using the Objects They’re Named After

Crayola Crayons -- the tools with which many a toddler has decorated many a refrigerator door -- all have interesting real-world names. Some strange colors like 'Flesh' have been understandably renamed. But many equally interesting colors have remained staples in the coloring world, and it's these colors that photographer Daniel Seung Lee and art director Dawn Kim set out to capture in their collaborative series Crayola Theory.