Everyone wants to have perfect profile picture, but we've all seen examples of Photoshopping gone wrong. If you've ever wanted to clear those blemishes or trim those 10 pounds the camera adds, but end up looking more like a distorted member of the Jersey Shore cast than a runway model, you're not alone. Don't worry — we'll show you the most common Photoshop tips and tricks to ensure that you're always looking your most photogenic. Check out the video tutorial above to learn how to do the "eye pop" technique, remove shiny skin and more. See also: 10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Stylish Women But use all these tricks in moderation. We think you look great just the way you are. What are your favorite Photoshop tricks? Let us know in the comments section. Happy Photoshopping, everybody. Image: Flickr, liketakingphoto 1. Arrow by John Homer This slice of urban art was captured in Swindon, UK. The muted colors come courtesy of the FXCamera app, but … [Read more...] about 6 Tricks for Instantly Looking Better in Photoshop
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1. Changing Skin Color Not all creepy creatures share the same scales or skin, so here's a quick tutorial on how to add different shades to your epidermis or change it to a completely different color. After all, if you're going to be a convincing swamp monster, you have to look like you're from the black lagoon. Video: YouTube, PhlearnLLC 2. Changing Eye Color Nothing screams terror like a pair of red glowing eyes peering out in the darkness. It's possible to achieve that effect and a number of other haunting eyes in your photos. Just make sure no one mistakes you for a real demon. Video: YouTube, PhlearnLLC 3. Changing Hair Color Hair dye is a gamble for a number of reasons. It's expensive, it takes forever to wash out and if you choose a cheap brand it can severely damage your locks. Avoid fumbling in your bathroom with a bottle of Seaweed Green and use this tutorial to get the color you've been dying for. Video: YouTube, GCOstudios 4. … [Read more...] about 10 Photoshop Tutorials for a Ghoulish Halloween Makeover
The team at Swedish game studio Hazelight has spent nearly a decade making cooperative adventure games—and doubling down on the "co-op" tag by requiring two players for their games to work . But where 2013's Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons offered a refreshing morsel of co-op adventuring, 2018's A Way Out buried its most clever moments in an overwrought story and slow mechanics. Trailers for the company's next game, March 26's It Takes Two (published by EA; coming to Steam , Origin , PS4 , and XB1 ), got my hopes up in both of those critical categories. The footage seemed to turn a new Hazelight storytelling page in terms of a "rom-com" plot, while its always-cooperative gameplay looked bouncier and more action-packed. I optimistically attended an online preview event last week to see what the fuss might be about, which allowed me to install and test the game's first two hours on my PC (and link up with Ars Technica's Kyle Orland as an online co-op partner). … [Read more...] about hands-on: Impeccable co-op platforming—on mute, at least
Security experts have long suspected that iMessage is not as safe and impenetrable as Apple claims. But a group of researchers says it has proof that Apple can indeed eavesdrop on your iMessages — and the NSA can, too. The researchers, through a careful and thorough study of the iMessage protocol, conclude that Apple has the ability to intercept and decrypt iMessages. Even though the messages are encrypted end-to-end, Apple manages the keys needed to encrypt and exchange the messages, the researchers found. "Yes, there is end-to-end encryption as Apple claims, but the weakness is in the key infrastructure as it is controlled by Apple: They can change a key anytime they want, thus read the content of our iMessages," reads a blog post published on Thursday by Cyril Cattiaux, an iOS jailbreak hacker known as "pod2g," and "gg" (who doesn't want to reveal his full name), two security researchers who exclusively shared the post in advance with Mashable . UPDATE — Oct. 18, … [Read more...] about Experts: Yes, Apple and the NSA Can Read Your iMessages
We might live in an age of persistent and pervasive surveillance. The recent revelations about the secret National Security Agency programs aimed at collecting vast amounts of data on Americans and foreigners seemingly confirm what tinfoil-wearing netizens have feared for years: They're watching us; technology has turned against its users. Amidst prying eyes, a small but growing group of hackers and programmers is working on applications that use cryptography — the science of creating techniques to hide data and render it readable only to intended recipients — to fight surveillance and give regular citizens access to what was once only reserved to computer experts. It's a battle of geek-made encryption apps against their uniformed snooping foes. SEE ALSO: 10 Better Alternatives to Your iPhone’s Native Apps And the spying agencies of the world are getting more adversaries every day. In fact, there are so many apps it's almost impossible to list them all: Silent Circle … [Read more...] about Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App?