Very, very few sites can make a name for themselves in the “funny fake news” format. There’s basically the Onion, and Reductress. Today we’re talking to the one with the tagline “Women’s News. Feminized.” Recent headlines include “How To Stay Calm Even Though Everyone Missed What You Just Said and It Was Really Good,”…
Windows/Mac: Hemingway was originally a clever little web that highlighted common writing errors to help you edit. Then, it came to desktop. Now, it’s getting a free update that adds in a new distraction-free editing mode, PDF export, and more.
A portrait is often defined with a little depth of field of effect that makes the person in focus really pop. Most smartphones can’t produce this effect, but How-To Geek shows off a way to use a single Photoshop effect to create the same look.
If you feel like shooting off a quick blog post, personal essay, or anonymous rant and don’t want to set up a whole new blog on something like Wordpress, IO offers a simple an elegant solution to publish your writing online, no account required.
Mac: Pixelmator gets a handful of new features today, most notably finally adding in support for tabs. That comes alongside support for the new Touch Bar on MacBook Pros and a pretty nifty new smart refine selection tool.
Last year, Adobe released a super simple, yet powerful photo retouching tool called Photoshop Fix for iOS. Now, Android users can use the same app to edit their photos right on their phone.
I like to make my photos look like they were shot on old film, distorting the colors, crushing the blacks, and even adding grain. Professional photographers probably roll their eyes, but there’s a nostalgic appeal to the film aesthetic. Here are a few ways to easily give your photos that faded film look.
If you’re working on an image in Photoshop that’s cut into numerous sections, sometimes you find yourself needing to carefully align the different layers just by eye. Set one layer to the “difference” blend mode, though, and it’s infinitely easier. This video from Scott Kelby shows how it’s done.
iOS: Pixelmator is a surprisingly robust image editing tool on iPhone and iPad, and today it’s getting a bit easier to use with new selection tools.
One of the best things about Google Photos is that it’s easy to find a photo by searching, but today the service made it even easier to find that specific shot you’re looking for. They’ve also added editing tools for Google’s auto-generated movies that let you use your own music and add photos to them, and more.
Taking screenshots of your phone is so easy, everyone can do it. Taking a video of your screen is a bit harder. Here’s how to record your phone’s screen, when you need to show someone what’s happening on your phone.
We love all the little things you can do with QuickTime, but The Sweet Setup points to one I’ve never noticed before: the ability to stitch a bunch of videos into one simple timeline.
Web: Words are powerful, and writers have to choose them carefully. Expresso helps improve your writing by analyzing your text, pointing out style issues, and suggesting alternatives.
Oh, finally we can write this post. Video editors have sucked on Android for a long time. Too long. But now, Adobe Premiere Clip brings basic, easy-to-use video editing to Android. You can trim clips, mix multiple clips together, and add your own soundtrack. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start.
You may have heard the old quote “write drunk, edit sober,” but it might actually be better to edit when you’re still hungover.
Mac: We’ve talked about a variety of ways to make your own animated GIFs, but if you’re looking for an incredibly easy way, PicGIF does the job.
Windows/Mac/Web: Hemingway started as an app that highlights common errors to help you proofread, but a recent update adds a bunch more features that allows you to do all your writing in the app.
iOS: Editorial is one of our favorite text editors on iOS. Today it gets a slew of new improvements for editing, automating, and writing.
Last week, Apple released an update to Yosemite that includes a new Photos app . This app is a working replacement for iPhoto, and does much better job of organizing your photos without hogging system resources. Here’s how to use it.
Like a lot of skills, learning photo editing is about familiarizing yourself with the language and technique. Photo app Polarr put together an interactive guide that teaches you those concepts quickly.