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10 Tips and Tricks for the Liquify Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop’s Liquify Tool is a very powerful tool for retouching images, especially photos of people. Learning all of the features of the tool is important to make sure your edits don’t look unnatural. This 25-minute video from tutvid will help you master Liquify, as Nathanial Dodson explores 10 tips, tricks, and features.

Learn to Use Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 5 Minutes

The pen tool is one of Photoshop's incredibly effective tools. But it can also be difficult to understand and master, at least from the outset, and always seems to do something just really... weird. This short video tutorial promises to make you a pen tool master in just 5 minutes.

ShutterCount is Back for Canon DSLRs

Canon cameras are notoriously difficult to get accurate shutter actuation values from. A couple of years ago, the popular application ShutterCount was able to do this, but an internal change made by Canon HQ rendered it useless on newer cameras. But fear not, ShutterCount 3.0 has arrived with a fix.

Improve Your Astrophotography Focus With a Bahtinov Mask

Finding razor-sharp focus when shooting astrophotography can be hard – stars appear as point light sources, and there are no detailed surfaces to aid the eye in achieving focus. The Bahtinov Mask is a widely used tool that cleverly uses diffraction as a focusing aid.

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can take a JPEG and tell you exactly how it was edited in Lightroom, along with the camera model, lens, and settings -- as long as that info is found in the file's EXIF data.

Are You Shadowbanned on Instagram? This Website Can Tell You

Last month, we reported on how Instagram has apparently been "shadow banning" certain posts, preventing a photographer's content from being discovered by others without the photographer knowing. If you're curious about whether any of your photos have been shadowbanned, there's a new web app that can check for you.

Fun ‘Film Dating’ Quiz Helps Newbies Find Their Favorite 35mm Film Stock

Vincent Moschetti of One Year with Film Only has developed a fun little "tool" that will help film beginners find their perfect 35mm match. It's called "Film Dating," and it's basically a 5-step questionnaire that tries to narrow down the qualities you like in a film stock and suggest the best option for you.

Dehaze Rebranded Focalmark, Brings Instagram Tag Suggestion to Mobile

Earlier this year, 22-year-old London-based developer Nick Smith launched Dehaze, a web tool that suggests relevant Instagram hashtags given a genre and a location. After being well received by Instagram users, Smith has now rebranded the tool and launched it for both iOS and Android. Dehaze is now Focalmark.

This Web Tool Finds Related Instagram Hashtags to Boost Your Reach

Choosing the right hashtags for your Instagram photos can make a big difference in how many eyeballs see your work. If you find yourself constantly struggling to come up with the best relevant hashtags for your photos, there's a new web tool designed just for you. It's called Display Purposes.