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Create Stunning HDR Images with Aurora HDR by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Do you exper­i­ence the moment when the pho­tos you’ve taken don’t cap­ture what you saw? I’m pretty sure you aren’t the only one, I too exper­i­ence the same many times. The photo you took just doesn’t look as good. Even though the expos­ure is per­fect, but some part of the details are too dark or blown-out. There’s a solu­tion for this, it’s called HDR.»

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→ queness.com

30 Tools That No Designer Should Live Without

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Design­ers are extremely busy people. Fact. Not only do they have to make time to find inspir­a­tion for their next pro­ject, man­age feed­back, attend meet­ings, and com­mu­nic­ate with their cli­ents, they also have to loc­ate the time to actu­ally sit down and do the work.»

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→ speckyboy.com

The Google Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software is now free for everyone

Excerpt of the Google Pluss ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Photo enthu­si­asts all over the world use the Nik Col­lec­tion to get the best out of their images every day. As we con­tin­ue to focus our long-term invest­ments in build­ing incred­ible photo edit­ing tools for mobile, includ­ing Google Pho­tos and Snap­seed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Col­lec­tion desktop suite avail­able for free, so that now any­one can use it. Start­ing March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Col­lec­tion will be freely avail­able to down­load: Ana­log Efex Pro, Col­or Efex Pro, Sil­ver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpen­er Pro and Dfine. If you pur­chased the Nik Col­lec­tion in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll auto­mat­ic­ally issue back to you in the com­ing days.»

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→ google.com

Serif releases Affinity Photo

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Today, Serif launches Affin­ity Photo, the highly anti­cip­ated com­pan­ion app to 2014’s Affin­ity Design­er. Whilst Affin­ity Design­er was aimed at vec­tor art­work, Affin­ity Photo is a pro­fes­sion­al bit­map edit­or.»

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→ webdesignerdepot.com

How to Create a Saturn Infographic With Blender and InkscapeHow to Create a Saturn Infographic With Blender and InkscapeHow to Create a Saturn Infographic With Blender and Inkscape

How to Create a Saturn Infographic With Blender and Inkscape

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In this tutori­al, I will show you how to cre­ate this “photo-real­ist­ic” cut­away Sat­urn illus­tra­tion in pure SVG. We will use the open source 3D graph­ics soft­ware Blender to pro­duce a phys­ic­ally shaded render of the plan­et, which we will use as a base to repro­duce the image entirely in SVG vec­tor. You will learn how to rep­lic­ate 3D shad­ing and bounce light­ing with SVG gradi­ents in Ink­s­cape, draw the planet’s trans­par­ent rings with col­ors sampled from NASA images, cre­ate an aurora effect over the planet’s north pole, and much much more. »

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→ tutsplus.com

Mondrian – Easy To Use Vector Graphics EditorMondrian – Easy To Use Vector Graphics Editor

Mondrian – Easy To Use Vector Graphics Editor

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«If you’re look­ing for an altern­at­ive to Illus­trat­or which is free, port­able and not too com­plex; then you must take a look on Mon­dri­an. Let’s dive in and see what this web-app is cap­able of. »

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→ hongkiat.com

Top five free online photo editorsTop five free online photo editors

Top five free online photo editors

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Ima­gine this, you are out some­where without your beloved com­puter, which also means you are without your beloved Pho­toshop. Now you need to edit a pic­ture but don’t have access to any installed edit­ors, do you simply scrap the idea of edit­ing the pic­ture? »

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→ designreviver.com

18 Desktop Programs for Drawing & Illustrating18 Desktop Programs for Drawing & Illustrating

18 Desktop Programs for Drawing & Illustrating

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Recently I’ve been look­ing into digit­al illus­tra­tion along with paint­ing and oth­er forms of com­pos­i­tion. Tra­di­tion­al A4/pencil work is still the go-to solu­tion for any illus­trat­or. »

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→ spyrestudios.com

Glyphr, the free HTML5 based font editorGlyphr, the free HTML5 based font editor

Glyphr, the free HTML5 based font editor

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Glyphr is a free, html5 based font edit­or. Font design has a high bar­ri­er of entry. Pro­fes­sion­al font design pro­grams are very com­plex, and quite expens­ive. »

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→ glyphrstudio.com

The Best Free Creative Apps for Your iPhone

The Best Free Creative Apps for Your iPhone

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Apple’s Appstore has over 1,000,000 apps. That’s a lot of apps to sift through. There­fore, to make your lives easi­er, I’ve com­piled a list of free apps that every cre­at­ive can appre­ci­ate. »

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→ designinstruct.com