Twitter’s executive turmoil masks a deeper problem: Confusion over what Twitter wants to be


Fans of Silicon Valley’s version of “Game of Thrones” got a front-row seat to a shake-up in Twitter’s executive suite this week, in which the company’s chief operating officer Ali Rowghani was ousted and Chloe Sladden — head of the media unit that has been a big driver of Twitter’s success with TV networks — also left. Somewhere between the backroom intrigue and the cheerful public-facing tweets of support for those departed executives is the source of Twitter’s real challenge: Namely, what does the company want Twitter to be?

But we already know what Twitter is, you protest! It’s a lightweight, real-time information network or platform that allows users anywhere to post things of interest and reach a potential audience of millions. Within that description, however, lies a multitude of experiences — a hall of mirrors in which my version of Twitter is nothing like your version, and nothing…

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This Guy Bought a Space Suit and Made a Photo Series About an Everyday Astronaut


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Last November, photographer Tim Dodd found himself the lone bidder of a Russian high altitude space suit on an auction website called RRauction and he’s been scheming how to best use the suit ever since. On his website, Dodd explains that he’s recently been revisiting his childhood love for space and his obsession was growing “stronger and stronger”.

Dodd decided that the best use of the suit was to project his inner child, the one that still dreams about space. And that’s how, A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut, was born. It’s Dodd’s first photo series (he’s a seasoned wedding photographer) and judging from the standalone Facebook page, Everyday Astronaut will (hopefully) become an ongoing photo series.

To see the entire 17-picture series, check out Dodd’s official website. You can also like his Official and Everyday Astronaut pages on Facebook.

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GIMP vs Photoshop


There’s so many software to help you work in the digital media field, especially in this case, lets talk a bit about GIMP, some say that it is the Adobe Photoshop killer since it is open source and free, lets see shall we?

I’ve used GIMP to edit some of my work, and I have also used Photoshop extensively, I have to say, for an open source and free software GIMP performs really well with it’s many tools that are actually similar to Photoshop, some effects are a bit more rough than Photoshop though gimp-vs-ps-11

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Here we can see that GIMP processed lights a bit differently than Photoshop, in my opinion it looks kind of artificial because it cannot retain the details in the overexposured area as well as Photoshop. on more example is the picture of this girl with lake behind her.

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Three Techniques You Can Use to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Anup Ghimire.

Dodging and burning is one of the most confused and highly underestimated techniques in Photoshop. There are lots of ways you can dodge and burn in Photoshop. Dodging and burning can help your image pop or make your photograph look more distinct and dynamic.

Dodging makes the pixel of your image brighter and burning makes them darker. The technique eventually adds or reduces contrast. With dodge and burn you can precisely control the amount of darkness or brightness on certain parts of the photograph. Today in this article we will walk you through three techniques you can use to dodge and burn in Photoshop.

Dodge & Burn Tool

dodge and brun toolThis is an easy technique to dodge and burn you photograph. You can simply select the tool (O) and brush on the part of the photograph. Pressing O once will select the…

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