The bleach bypass process, as it’s used now, is associated with bright, desaturated images with heightened contrast. It works well with distressed or urban subjects, but it can also produce striking portraits too.
It gets its name from the days of color film, where the silver in the film emulsion is washed away (bleached) when the dyes that make up the final color image are formed. If the silver isn’t bleached, you get a color and a black and white image combined. You can simulate this by creating a duplicate, black-and-white version of the image on a new layer and blending it with Multiply mode.
Indie gaming sensation Minecraft lets you build, mine, explore, fight, and adventure your way across a vast blocky 3D unhindered by rigid rules or strict handholding. Without being shoehorned into any particular path or style of play, it’s possible to dabble in many pursuits at your leisure. As such, we’ve assembled a sampling of some of the most interesting and unusual roles players naturally gravitate towards. What kind of Minecraft player are you? Read on to find out.
Now that the new iPad is sporting a Retina Display, it's noticeable when an app isn't optimized for the sceen's high definition resolution. Fortunately, a good chunk of our favorite apps have been updated to work with the iPad, including Apple's apps, Facebook, and even Netflix, despite the fact that it might be a bit of a bandwidth killer for all that video. But, there are still a few slow movers in the App Store, and here's three we desperately wish would hurry up and optimize!
We're just days away from Easter Sunday, and for many that can mean a prevalence of cute bunnies, colorful eggs, and overstuffed baskets in the immediate future. If you need a little help with the weekend plans, whether it's finding the best egg-coloring techniques, keeping the kids entertained for a bit, or simply locating a couple games with some holiday flair, we've got you covered with this assortment of Easter-themed apps. And many of them are free, so you can save the rest of your budget for elaborate basket fillings and absurdly large hams.
Trying to make sense of the stock market can be thankless, daunting work. To the untrained eye, tickers are an undecipherable mix of letters and numbers--and even the best investing minds struggle to keep up with the constant ebbs and flows.
Just because your music and videos are on your Mac or iOS device doesn’t mean it has to be stuck there. Thanks to AirPlay, a feature built into iTunes on the Mac and in many iOS apps, you can use your Apple TV ($99, apple.com) to stream media straight to your TV. The Apple TV connects to your TV with an HDMI cable, and you can optionally connect it to a stereo with an optical audio cable. Or you can use an AirPort Express ($99), which has a 3.5mm audio output, to stream music from your Mac or iOS device to a stereo or powered speakers.
When Apple first launched iWeb, a new wave of beginners were able to quickly and easily design an attractive website on their Mac and upload it to the web via MobileMe. In recent years, however, iWeb has seen little attention in terms of updates when compared to iLife’s big hitters like iPhoto and iMovie, and MobileMe, along with its web hosting features, has been shut down and replaced by iCloud. The end looks close for iWeb.
Have no fear, however, the online service Squarespace (from $12 a month) provides you with a simple interface which you can write posts and upload images.
Playing and composing songs on your own is a blast for some, however there's something special about making music in collaboration with other like-minded folks that just can't be beat. Up until now, GarageBand on iOS has been a solo affair, but update 1.2 includes a new jam session feature that lets up to four people rock out as a group and record their tracks together in real-time. It works surprisingly well, and jam sessions are not hard to setup. Here's how you can get grooving and recording with your own little iOS band.
Everyone's been noticing an uptick in their app updates now that the big new iPad Retina Display is here. While you were busy tapping over and over that yes, you were aware other browsers would let you view adult content, a bunch of other things were going on and we nabbed some of them jsut for you. Aren't we sweet?
Geography lessons aren’t always the easiest subject to sit through in school, but for younger learners seeking a more interactive hands-on way to explore and absorb important knowledge about the world around them, Barefoot World Atlas is a delightful, information-rich resource for the iPad that proves learning can be a lot of fun.