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I always struggled with learning new editing programs, design techniques, or ways to capture better photos. Fast forward many years, and I created this site as a resource I wish I had earlier in my career. A place for creatives like you to get the answers you need in plain English, without the technical jargon that’s straight-up confusing.

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Latest Photoshop Guides:

How To Invert Colors In Photoshop

Learn how to quickly invert the colors of an image or a layer mask in Photoshop along with tips to selectively invert your colors instead!

How To Invert A Selection In Photoshop

Learn the importance of learning to invert a selection in Photoshop with the help of simple keyboard shortcuts and several other methods.

How To Use The Gradient Tool In Photoshop

Learn the ins and outs of how to use the gradient tool in Photoshop with useful tips to help make the most of this impressive tool!

How To Add Realistic Fog In Photoshop

Learn how to easily add fog in Photoshop whether you want a dramatic look, or a realistic and subtle amount of fog in a certain area.

How To Rotate An Image Or Layer In Photoshop

Learn how to rotate an image or layer in Photoshop with a variety of beginner friendly methods to quickly get the job done!
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How To Use Blend-If In Photoshop (Ultimate Guide)

Learn how to master the blend if sliders in Photoshop to easily blend layers into parts of your image based on exposure values.

How To Make A Repeating Pattern In Photoshop

Learn how to make a seamless pattern in Photoshop, save your own pattern presets, as well as apply your new patterns to shapes and more!

How To Create A Reflection In Photoshop (2 Easy Ways)

Learn two easy ways to create a water reflection in Photoshop either from scratch or while blending an image into existing water.

How To Straighten A Photo In Photoshop (2 Fast Ways)

Here are the two best ways to straighten a photo in Photoshop, along with a bonus method to straighten your image without cropping!

Latest Lightroom Guides:

Adobe Lightroom System Requirements For Mac & PC

Here’s a breakdown of the system requirements for Adobe Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC to make sure it will run smoothly on your computer.

How To Add A Watermark In Lightroom Classic & CC

Learn how to add a text or graphic watermark to a photo in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC to protect your photos from theft.

How To Use Dehaze In Lightroom

Learn how to use dehaze in Lightroom along with five different ways you can use the dehaze tool to improve your images in Lightroom.

How To Use The Radial Filter In Lightroom

Learn how to master the radial gradient in Lightroom to help draw the viewers eyes to your subject and help balance your overall exposure.

How To Find Missing Files In Lightroom

Learn how to find missing files in Lightroom with these easy steps that will get you back up and running in less time.

How To Edit Better Photos In Lightroom (10 Easy Tips)

Discover 10 powerful ways to edit better photos in Lightroom that anyone can use to create jaw dropping edits in any photo.

How To Edit Metadata In Lightroom (Complete Guide)

Learn how to edit your image metadata in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC along with tips to speed up the process with metadata presets.

How To Use The Tone Curve In Lightroom (Ultimate Guide)

Learn the ins and out of how to use the Tone Curve in Lightroom to enhance your photos and improve their overall exposure and contrast.

How To Use The Histogram In Lightroom (Classic & CC)

Learn how to use the histogram in Lightroom to correct your exposure along with tips to use it effectively in your editing.

Latest Canva Guides:

35+ Best Fonts For Logos In Canva

Here’s a list of the best fonts for logos in Canva to help give you inspiration in your next logo design!

How To Create Curved Text In Canva

Learn how to quickly create curved text in Canva desktop and mobile with just a few clicks to spruce up any design!

35 Best Fonts For Teachers In Canva

Discover the best fonts for teachers in Canva to help with your next worksheet or presentation for your class!

The 35 Best Wedding Fonts In Canva

Make choosing the perfect font easy with this list of the best wedding fonts in Canva, available for free and pro users!

How To Mirror Text In Canva (Step By Step)

Learn the step by step process to mirror text in Canva as well as add additional blur effects to improve the result.

How To Create A Custom Frame In Canva (Step By Step)

Here’s how to quickly create a custom frame in Canva to make your designs stand out in ways not possible with default Canva elements.

The 75+ Best Fonts In Canva

Here are the best fonts in Canva for any of your designs with a variety of text styles from Serif, Sans Serif, and Display fonts.

The 60+ Best Cursive Fonts In Canva

Here are the 60+ best cursive fonts in Canva for free and paid users along with previews of exactly what you can expect from each font.

How To Create Superscripts & Subscripts In Canva

Learn the easiest way to create superscripts or subscripts in Canva without needing to create multiple lines of text on both Mac and PC.

Latest Photography Guides:

12 Best Tools For Photographers To Improve Their Photography

With so many pieces of gear, editing programs, and fancy accessories, it’s hard to cancel out all the noise. To make your life easy, here are the 12 best tools for photographers to start capturing photos like a professional.

Why Do Photographers Turn Their Cameras Sideways?

There are some pretty important reasons why photographers turn their cameras sideways while taking photos. This post breaks down why.

What Is A Freelance Photographer?

Discover what a freelance photographer is and what it takes to begin a career path in this lucrative and fun line of work!

How To Get Started In Photography – The Complete Guide

Discover the step by step process behind what it takes to get into photography and how you can get started right away, with any camera.

How To Find Models For Photography (Both Free And Paid)

How To Find Models For Photography At some point in your photography journey, you’ll need to find a model. Whether it’s required of a client or you’re looking to build out a certain part of your portfolio, you need people to photograph! What you (and many others) may be getting stuck on is where to … Read more

Should You Use AF Or MF? – Focus Modes Explained

When deciding whether you should use AF or MF modes, you need to first understand the advantages that each one offers your photography.

How To Level A Ball Head Tripod – Step By Step

Learn how to level a ball head tripod in less time so you can always ensure your photos are perfectly straight and your tripod is balanced!

What Do The Numbers On A Camera Lens Mean?

Learn how to decode your camera lens and finally discover what the numbers on a camera lens mean to you and your photography!

How To Clean A Camera Lens (The Right Way!)

Whether it’s from an accidental finger touch, or you’re shooting in a dusty environment. A dirty lens is something we all deal with as photographers. So what’s the right way to clean a camera lens?