How To’s

How to protect your children online

Most children and adolescents use computers on a daily basis to do their homework, search for information, play computer games, socialize with friends, watch videos, and engage in various other activities. However, surfing the Internet comes with a number of dangers and it is their parents’ responsibility to protect their children from these dangers and teach them how to stay safe online. Quite often, this is easier said than done since many parents are not computer savvy and know far less about the cyber world than their kids. What are some of the steps that you need to take in order to make sure that your children are protected from harm when surfing the Internet?

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Need a New Camera? Check Out Our Digital Camera Buyers Guide

Digital cameras are amongst the most sought after gadgets. Right now, there are hundreds of digital camera manufacturers, offering thousands of models and with the vast array of digital cameras, it is often difficult for the consumer to pick the best model that he or she can afford. Most of us need cameras, which are easy to use, take excellent quality photos, shoot decent movies, and are small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Of course, there are photographers, who take shooting pictures far more seriously and are after high-end models that offer better performance and have more features than the average point-and-shoot camera. Before buying a digital camera, you need to determine your own needs and decide if you are going to use the camera only on your next vacation, if you are more likely to take indoor pictures, or if you need a top of the range camera, which you can use with different lenses to take pictures in different shooting conditions. Once you have decided on the camera type, your budget, and your own needs, it is time to take a closer look at the different models’ specifications and pick the right one.

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Make your own 1950s Pin-up Girl

You’ve seen them—painted posters of models and actresses pinned up on the walls of military barracks to give the boys something to fight for. With this tutorial, you can turn a normal photograph of a woman into one of those vintage pin-up girl posters.

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Media PCs – What does it take to build the ultimate entertainment device?

Setting up a home theater, which enables you to enjoy watching high definition movies, listen to music, and surf the Internet at the same time is possible with the use of a media center PC. The media center PC is a computer, which serves as a video and audio source all in one, supports the highest definition PC and TV picture formats and the most widely used audio codecs and formats at the same time. Instead of linking a separate DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and a set-top box to an HDMI switch and then to your plasma TV, you can have a single media center PC, which would allow you to enjoy watching high definition movies, listen to music, display and preview photos, as well as use it as a regular computer. In addition, the unit could be used to record movies, download content, tune in to live Internet radio stations, play games, and more.

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Visit a Galaxy Far, Far Away In This New Photoshop Tutorial

Take a trip through the cosmos. Using a few nifty tricks in Photoshop, you can get as close as possible to a spiral galaxy without having to travel several light years.

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17 Awesome Tips to Make You a Better Writer

While writing is not for everyone, if you love it and you are good at it, you can easily attract thousands of visitors to your website or blog and keep them coming back for more. Choosing your topics wisely, writing with the user in mind, and adding top quality content regularly is likely to earn you a good spot on the search engines too and help you market your products or services. Regardless of your reasons, writing for the web has its own specifics, which you should always consider before pouring out your thoughts.

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Time to Sweat a Little in this Water Droplet Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to add water droplets on your photo. While this can be used on other images like soda cans, bottles, leaves and whatnot, in today’s tutorial, we will be using this image of a woman’s face.

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The Power of Photoshop’s Refine Edge Tool

One of the most difficult and frustrating tasks in Photoshop is making a clean and decent selection on photos that involve super fine hair, fur, leaves, and any fiber like elements. When using the standard selection tool or the masking process, you may able to accurately select smooth edges. We may use the color range tool and the tweaking of levels and channels to select much difficult areas but that would also take too much time on manipulation and very complicated to follow.

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