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How to create a twirl effect from a photo in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Quickly convert an ordinary image into a spectacular series of colorful swirls and twirls

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Backups for the creative pro

What to think about when you need to back up vast amounts of data.

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Hands on: Paper by FiftyThree comes to your pocket with iPhone support

FiftyThree's popular sketching app comes to the iPhone at long last—and learns a few new tricks along the way.

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RealTimes review: Converts cloud media to shareable stories

Automatically create visual Stories from the photo and video moments in your iOS Camera Roll that can be viewed across a wide range of devices.

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Apple releases major updates to Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3

Alchemy gets incorporated into Apple's pro audio production apps.

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Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X

If you're still manually organizing your photos into albums, it's time to check out smart albums.

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5 surprising tips for Apple’s new Photos app

From mastering the new adjustment sliders to editing slow-mo video, we uncover some powerful tips for the new Photos for OS X.

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7 reasons to love QuickTime Player

Apple's free, light video player has some capabilities Photos and iPhoto lack: recording videos, making simple edits, even recording your iPhone or iPad's screen.

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Podcast: Everything we love, hate, and love to hate about Photos for OS X

Glenn and Susie are joined by special guests Joe Kissell and Jeff Carlson to talk about Photos, iCloud Photo Library, and how it fits into our post-iPhoto-and-Aperture lives.

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More help for Photos: Metadata, the Places map, and syncing without iCloud

The introduction of Photos OS X brought a flurry of problems and questions, some more of which we answer this week.

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How to Photoshop the color of absolutely anything

Give your car, cabinets, or hair a fresh coat of paint with the magic of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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Creaticity: Place photos inside text using Photoshop

Pushing your photos through text is an easy way to create a personalized gift.

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FiftyThree’s Paper drops drawing tool prices to zero

Paper's extra art tools used to cost $1 a piece through in-app purchases, but now they all come with the app.