Before I Die & Candy Chang What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY.
The 18 best photo editors | Software | Creative Bloq Photoshop is the go-to photo editor, of course – so much so that the word has become verbified, like 'Hoover' or 'Google'. This might give the impression that Adobe's photo editing software is the undisputed champion, but that all depends on what you use it for – for your purposes it may be a case of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Hone your Photoshop skills with these brilliant tutorials Promotion There are a wide range of very capable alternatives to Photoshop, as you will discover, but our list of the best photo editors is going to begin with with the ubiquitous Adobe application. 01. Platform: Windows/Mac Price: From $29.99/£17.58 per month The replacement for Photoshop CS6 surprised everyone by not being the expected Photoshop CS7 but 'Photoshop CC'. Time has passed and anger has subsided - although a brief outage was a reminder of one of the concerns regarding the subscription model. 02. Platform: iOS, Android Price: Free 03. Platform: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Price: $99.99/£79.99
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Best free photo editing software: 10 top programs you should try | TechRadar The best free photo editor With phone cameras now ubiquitous, we're taking and sharing more photos than ever. But even the best phone camera is likely to produce a dud or two, and even the best shot could stand to be better. Photo editing, then, shouldn't be the sole reserve of those who can afford to stump up the cash for a subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud. And no, Microsoft Paint or Apple Preview won't cut it: you deserve more than mere cropping or a few sliders to tweak. So we've overhauled our list for 2016, and selected the very best free photo editors you can download, ranging from fully-featured Photoshop clones to simple, easy to use ways to add filters and effects to your favourite snaps. Silly name, exceptional photo-editing software The elder statesperson of free photo editing, GIMP is the most full-featured cross-platform Photoshop competitor going, and gets our vote as the best free photo editor. 2. Basic photo editing with layers, filters and plug-ins 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf How to tie a half-bow scarf To tie the half-bow scarf, you should first loop the scarf around your neck and tie once– like the first step of tying your shoelaces. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, as if you were only tying one side of the bow on your shoes. How to tie a scarf bow Wrap the scarf around your neck and make sure both ends are even. How to braid a scarf Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is easy to tie. How to tie the scarf rosette belt Wrap a longer scarf around your waist and then twist it until the scarf starts to curl around itself. How to tie a layered knot Start by putting the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang in back. How to tie a simple slip knot Double up your scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. How to tie the half-bow cinch With the center of the scarf on the front of your neck, wrap the ends around your neck and back to the front. How to tie the knotted loop Take both ends of the scarf and tie them together.
best-photo-editing-software,review-1972-2 Best Photo Editing Apps (iOS and Android) We all want our photos to be liked. That's why we spend that extra time tweaking them before sharing them with the world (or just with friends and family). Today's photo-editing apps make it easier than ever to enhance, crop, remove blemishes, add effects and filters, and more. Our top pick overall for photo-editing apps is PicsArt (free for Android, iOS) for its comprehensive photo-editing tools, great filters and good sharing options. The interface is easy to navigate, and context-sensitive tips make it the app to download for editing your photos on the go. Other photo apps are great for specific use cases, whether you're really keen on social sharing and discovery or you crave powerful adjustment tools. How We Tested We downloaded each of the apps onto both a Samsung Galaxy S6 Android smartphone and an iPhone 5S. The interface: How well organized and accessible is it, and how easy or difficult it is to use and master? PicsArt Photo Studio
How to see the best meteor showers of 2012: Tools, tips and save the dates (PhysOrg.com) -- Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars. Those streaks of light are really caused by tiny specks of comet-stuff hitting Earth's atmosphere at very high speed and disintegrating in flashes of light. First a word about the moon - it is not the meteor watcher's friend. Light reflecting off a bright moon can be just as detrimental to good meteor viewing as those bright lights of the big city. The best thing you can do to maximize the number of meteors you'll see is to get as far away from urban light pollution as possible and find a location with a clear, unclouded view of the night sky. The meteors will always travel in a path away from the constellation for which the shower is named. Whether viewing from your front porch or a mountaintop, be sure to dress for success. Next, bring something comfortable on which to sit or lie down. Major Meteor Showers (2012) Lyrids
Best Free Photo Editing Software There’s no argument about it — Adobe Photoshop remains, hands down, the best photo-editing software on the market. But unless you’ve undergone formal training, Photoshop proves a difficult program to master, and is expensive to use. For the home user, Photoshop isn’t necessary for basic and semi-advanced tasks, such as resizing, cropping, and exposure correction. Downloadable photo editing tools have advanced way past MS Paint, and you really can do almost anything you could do in Photoshop–and sometimes more. The best part? Many of them are completely free. Often heralded as the best free alternative to Photoshop, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source application that relies on a community of volunteer developers who maintain and improve the product. Download it now for: Windows Mac OS X Linux PhotoScape Besides image editing, PhotoScape also lets you create slideshows and animated GIFs, capture screenshots, and combine and split images. Free comes with a price, however.