How to Fix Bad Lighting in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

The quality of light is one of the most important aspects of photography. Because without light, there quite literally is no picture.

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at one method to fix bad lighting in your portraits using Photoshop and offer several suggestions for finishing touches. Let’s get started.

How to Fix Bad Lighting in Your Portraits

There are many conditions that can result in bad lighting in a photo. Bright daylight is often one of them.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 10:00am
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How to Add a Watermark in Microsoft Excel

If you hold up most official documents to the light, you'll notice a transparent text, image, or photo in the background, which is markedly distinct from the rest of the surrounding text.

That right there is a watermark. You can use watermarks to brand or protect documents. For instance, you can add a “CONFIDENTIAL” watermark to a document to prevent unauthorized access, (photo)copying, or distribution.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 9:30am
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How to Add, View, and Manage Favorites in Safari on a Mac

While most of us know how to add websites to the Bookmarks folder in Safari, it’s pretty easy to add too many, forcing you to scan through the list before you find the site you want to visit. Adding a few sites to Safari’s Favorites list allows for faster access.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to use Favorites in Safari.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 7:00am
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The 10 Best Arduino MIDI Projects for Beginners

MIDI is an abbreviation for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a communication protocol that enables computers and other MIDI compatible devices to communicate. With its built-in serial ports, the Arduino is ideal for DIY MIDI projects. Let’s take a closer look at 10 of the best Arduino MIDI projects for beginners!

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 5:30pm

How to Hide Files and Folders on Chromebook

With the growing dependence on smartphones and PCs, it is natural to have concerns about your privacy. These personal devices contain private data that you would rather keep away from the prying eyes.

Luckily, Chromebooks have a pretty simple way of hiding your personal files in case you have to hand over your laptop to a guest user.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 5:00pm
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How to Scan From Any Printer to Your Computer

Even in this day and age where almost everything is online and virtual, it still can't be helped that you will get some physical documents. And the best way to preserve these documents is to scan them and save them on your hard drive, cloud storage, or NAS.

To do so, you need a multifunction or all-in-one printer. However, these devices can be confusing to set up and use. They often require different apps and drivers, even if you're using other models from the same maker.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:30pm
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What Is Green Computing and Can You Balance Performance With Sustainability?

With all the buzzwords being thrown around, such as "going green" and "carbon footprint," it's no wonder that sustainability has become a major global issue.

The IT world is not left out in this sustainability drive. Efforts are being put in place to make computing more environmentally friendly, hence the term "green computing."

This article will explore what green computing is, how it impacts design, and if you can balance performance with sustainability.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:01pm
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Why Did Apple Back Down on Its Photo-Scanning Feature?

In August 2021, Apple revealed its plans to scan iPhones for images of child sexual abuse. The move drew applause from child protection groups but raised concerns among privacy and security experts that the feature could be misused.

Apple initially planned to include the Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) scanning technology in iOS 15; it has instead indefinitely delayed the feature's rollout to solicit feedback before its full release.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 3:00pm
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How to Get Live Weather Alerts on Your iPhone With iOS 15

The iPhone Weather app in iOS 15 can notify you when rain, snow, hail, or sleet is about to start or stop at your current location, or at a supported location added to the Weather app.

To get these next-hour precipitation notifications on your iPhone, you need to update your device to iOS 15 or later and follow the steps below. Once that’s done, it’ll be way easier to plan your next outings.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:30pm
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Does the NFT craze actually matter?

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review!

Last week, we talked about Apple’s subscription addiction. This week, I’m diving deep into whether there’s actually any meaning to pull out of the NFT mania of 2021.

If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my tweets @lucasmtny

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:30pm
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How to Remap Your Extra Mouse Buttons for Optimal Productivity

Modern mice come with at least one or two extra buttons accessible with your thumb, and many also hide two more on their sides of the scroll wheel. What if we told you that you're doing a disservice to yourself if you use such a multi-button mouse with its default key setup?

So, allow us to offer an alternative that we promise can radically change how you use your computer and dramatically boost your productivity. And no, we're not overstating things.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:00pm
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What Is a Multimeter and Where Can You Use It?

A multimeter is an electrical measuring instrument that is used to measure several electrical properties, such as current, voltage, resistance, and frequency.

Depending on how advanced the multimeter is, you can also conduct continuity tests, diode tests, and temperature measurements. Some advanced multimeters even have infrared thermometers to measure temperatures from a distance.

Let’s explore the different types of multimeters available, how they work, and what you can do with them.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 1:30pm
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What to expect from Apple, Google and Samsung’s big events

Hardware season is heading for a dramatic finale next week, with three events from three major companies, three days in a row. Apple, Google and Samsung (in that order) are all hosting big events next week, getting their last big announcements (hopefully) out of the way ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 1:13pm
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GitLab’s mega IPO

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Hello friends! Happy weekend. Up top, there’s an extra Equity episode dropping today digging into the larger China-Microsoft dustup over LinkedIn. So if you need more on that, it’s coming. Let’s go!

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 1:02pm
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What Is Room Tone and Why Do You Need to Use It?

Is there anything worse than hauling your audio capture back to the editing bay, only to find every inch of it is plagued by the hum of a nearby air conditioning unit?

It's a tale as old as time itself. Room tone is the bane of DIY filmmakers everywhere, but that's just because they don't yet know how to tame the beast.

In this article, we'll dive into the basics of room tone, explaining what it is, what it's for, and how to record it.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 1:00pm
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How to Natively Convert HEIC Files in Windows 10 and 11

HEIC is a great file format for saving high-quality images without incurring insanely large file sizes. Not only that, but this image format allows you to store other data in the file, such as video and audio content. The only problem occurs when it comes time to try and get your files onto your Windows PC from your iPhone.

So what should you do if you're struggling to get your image files converted correctly? This article will show you how to convert HEIC files natively in Windows 10 or 11.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 12:45pm
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What Is Collect by WeTransfer? How to Use It

When you spend a lot of time on the internet, it's imperative to come across inspirational quotes, exciting videos, and photos. It's not always possible to get through all of them at once. So, how do you save and organize a good link or image?

There are many apps and browser extensions to help you do this. Collect by WeTransfer is one such software that can help you save, organize, and share your content.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 12:30pm
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