These holidays let your creativity fly, do an activity with your children or nephews, or even have fun on a rainy Sunday without leaving home by making your own Christmas cards with these ideas and your own.

Let your imagination fly and play with paper, bow, cord, paint, wool, and glitter or even with reused materials that you have around the house.

It is a perfect occasion to keep the little traditions and enjoy doing something manual leaving your friends and family with their mouths open. Merry Christmas to all! Do you dare to make your own creative Christmas cards?


Imagine it’s Christmas time and you want to send an invitation to all your friends.

Back in the days when the internet was not a thing, our fathers used to go to the printing shops (usually Darkroom) to print the photos from the reel cameras. The photos were mainly family photos, portraits, events, or landscapes.

Thanks to the invention of the internet, now we can do all these things from our bedroom.

The ease of printing shot through the roof after the launch of photo printing websites like Shutterfly, Walgreens, etc.

But it has further increased after Apple and Google…


My friend, Andrea, has a 3 years old girl. She lives in a remote area as her husband is a scientist and his research facility is at a place where you cannot find a single pizza store. For those who’re feeling sorry for her, she herself bakes better pizza than the leading pizza stores. So, she’s all set.

When her girl was born, she badly wanted to do a baby photoshoot and also when she turned 1. But, you cannot expect to find any photographer at a place that is so remote that not even pizza stores exist.

She called…


I know that you can crop a photo. But, why waste so much time when you can remove white space from a photo in Photoshop with just 1 click?

Today, we’ll see how can you quickly remove the white space from a photo. You can also remove other colored spaces like gray, black, green, and so on. This is going to be a very short tutorial.

Before we proceed, let me show you the before and after photo.

Before

I added a shadow so that you can see the white space against the white background of this site.

After


I get a lot of requests to change the background in Photoshop when people approach to hire me. I tell them that I can do it in $10 and they just need to send me the photos. So, after receiving overwhelming number of requests, I decided to write a tutorial by myself on how to change the background in Photoshop.

Difficulty: Moderate
Time required for a first time doer: 15–20 mins (for a beginner)
Total steps: 4 Tools used: Magic Wand Tool, Camera RAW filter, Color Balance Adjustment layer, and Select and Mask

This is going to be a big…


Creating a sepia effect in Lightroom does not only mean to drag the Temp slider. You also need to take care of the Shadows, Highlights, Contrast, and HSL. I am going to show you exactly the same. Let’s see how to create a sepia effect in Lightroom.

This is going to be a short tutorial. Almost all Lightroom tutorials are the short one you only play with sliders.

Oh yes, if you want to download the preset, I have it here for you. No sign up is required.

Download Lightroom Sepia preset

This link will scroll you to the bottom of the tutorial. If it doesn’t, scroll to the bottom. You can see more Lightroom presets here.

Let’s see the before and after.

Before

After


We edit thousands of photos daily. White remains the most preferred color for the background but the trend is now changing. Light gray is now emerging but there’s a catch. Let’s see what this guide for the background color of e-commerce photos bring to you.

The ultimate guide for the background color of e-commerce photos

You are thinking that why is background important. Don’t you?

Here’s a fact.

50% of online shoppers think that product photos are more important than product information, reviews, and ratings. Shopify

Your background can make your photo more appealing or can do the opposite.

1. Types of the background color of e-commerce photos

There are mainly three types of background

  1. Lifestyle background — The products are shot in a way that it shows the usage of them. It’s good to build an emotional connection with the product.
  2. Product only — The photos are shot against a neutral color background…


As a photographer, you have all sorts of skills behind the lens, but you’re still going to have to turn your hand to other things.

Writing copy may or may not come naturally to you, so let’s take a look at the basics you need to know to write a great bio page.

Why do you need a bio page?

Bio pages are just as important in the world of photography as they are anywhere, and in a lot of cases, they can really clinch the deal.

When someone’s hiring you to take their wedding photos, for example, they want to know they’ve found someone that will put them at ease. …


Adding your contact details as a transparent text is the best way to add watermark in your photos. Viewers can see your details and at the same time, your contact details are not blocking anything. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create transparent text in Photoshop.

This is going to be a short tutorial. We’re not going to use any adjustment layers but just layer styles.

Before we go ahead, I want to show you the after and before photos. Here’s a very beautiful photo of Praca do Comercio that is present in Lisbon, Portugal.


This is a debatable topic. There’s no exact guide for us to follow. But, the rule of thumb is that each photo should be lesser than 100Kb.

Google says that high page loading time decreases sales. Sites loading between 1 to 3 secs have 32% higher bounce rate than the sites which load under 1 minute.

Shoppers are really having no time nowadays.

Do you see the increase in bounce rate?

Understand the effect of high bounce rate

Bounce rate means the number of people come to your site and doesn’t do anything (no link click, no button click, nothing) and leave your site divided by the total number of people who come to your site.

Case 1: Site loading speed is 3 secs

Suppose your current bounce rate is 20%. You get 1,000…

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