How to Mute a Group Chat in WhatsApp

Group Chats are awesome if you’re in a club, want to keep in touch with all your friends, or are trying organize something. Unfortunately, if you’re busy and the other members decide to have a long, detailed conversation about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, your phone is going to beep and flash constantly.

How to Start a Group Chat in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a great way to stay in contact with people, regardless of what smartphone they use. And, like SMS, WhatsApp supports Group Chats so you can talk with a group of friends, your sports team, clubs, or any other group of people. Here’s how to start a group chat in WhatsApp.

How to Take Good Sunset Photos

Everyone, at some point, tries to take a photo of a spectacular sunset. But if your camera isn’t quite capturing the magic the way you see it in real life, here are a few tricks to keep in mind.

How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

Portraits are one of the most powerful kinds of photographs. A great portrait can last for decades, memorializing a person’s entire life, or just a single instant. The difference between a snapshot and a good portrait is more narrow than you’d think. It just requires a little bit of thought.

How to Make a Double Exposure Image in Photoshop

Double exposure images are popular at the moment. Taylor Swift’s Style music video and the True Detective opening theme both used the effect. It’s a technique where two separate photos—typically a portrait and a landscape—are blended together into one unusual image. Originally photographers took two photos (“exposures”) on the same piece of film to combine them, but now it’s usually done with software like Photoshop or GIMP.

How to Develop a Better Eye for Taking Good Photos

Digital cameras have gotten really good. Most of the time, you can put them in Auto, press the shutter button, and, click, you’ve a perfectly adequate photo of what’s in front of you. It won’t be anything special (and it’ll be the exact same photo that everyone who was standing nearby took), but you’ll have something to share with your friends on social media.

What Are Curves in Photoshop?

The Curves adjustment layer is one of the most important tools in Photoshop. It’s the best way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your images. If you want to get good with Photoshop, you’ll need to master Curves.

How to Use the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 Controller on a Mac

Mac gamers are real. If you work in one of the creative industries, there’s a good chance you have a beast of a Mac that’s more than capable of playing modern games—although not at maxed out settings. The real barrier is trying to play anything not in the Civilization series with a trackpad. To play other games, you’ll need to set up a controller. Got a DualShock 4 controller for your PlayStation? Good news: It’ll work on your Mac, too.

What Are Adjustment Layers in Photoshop?

Adjustment Layers are a special kind of Photoshop layer. Rather than having content of their own, they adjust the information on the layers below them. For example, you can use an adjustment layer to increase the brightness or contrast of a photograph without altering the original photo. They’re one of the most important tools to master in Photoshop.

What Are Layers and Masks in Photoshop?

Photoshop can be confusing. It’s a massive program with countless tools and techniques. However, it’s not the advanced stuff that throws most people, but the very basics. As soon as you start using Photoshop, you’ll probably need to use Layers and Layer Masks. If you don’t wrap your head around them, you’ll never be able to get much further.

How to Change Someone’s Eye Color in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered what you’d look like if your eyes were a different color? Mine are gray, but I’ve always thought brown would suit me. Sure, you could go and buy colored contacts, but it’s far simpler to just use Photoshop—or your favorite free image editor like GIMP—to change your eye color.

How to Fix Red Eye in Photoshop

If you’ve ever used the flash on your camera to take a picture of someone in a dark room, you’ve probably seen the red eye effect. It’s where the person’s pupils appear a bright red rather than their natural black.