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You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it’s going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you’re prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.
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.
I’m always a sucker for DIY survival gear and this paracord belt really fits the bill. It even includes a full survival kit turned into the belt’s buckle.
Windows 10’s interface is pretty slick, but if you’re not a fan of bright colours on your screen, it might be a little hard on the eyes. You can switch to a darker theme for many system apps with a little tweak.
Shooting long exposure photos in daylight can create beautiful images that capture movement in a scene, but the filters required can be prohibitively expensive for casual photographers. As this video shows, though, all you really need is a cheap piece of welder’s glass.
If you have to shoot in bright, harsh, overhead light, your best bet is to either just move to the shade (in which case you have more to think about, more on that in a moment), or turn your subject 180 degrees. These tips may seem obvious, but the utility is in the nuance.
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.