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Video Spotlight on HotelFoxtrot69

27.05.2015

Video Spotlight on HotelFoxtrot69

Hotelfoxtrot69 is a relatively new addition to Fotolia however the portfolio, under the direction of Helen Fields, is full of amazing high-quality and enhanced content video. We spoke to UK based Helen to learn more about Hotelfoxtrot69’s stock video library. 1. Can you explain how you first came across the stock image industry and what spurred you […]

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Colour Match Layers for Better Composites

26.05.2015

Colour Match Layers for Better Composites

This week our on-hand Photoshop expert Eric Renno, aka Tip Squirrel explains how to use ‘Colour Match Layers’ to get better Photoshop composites. Over to you Eric…. When you’re combining images to make a composite image you’ll often find that the layer colours don’t match. There’s several ways to correct this but this is my […]

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Free Images of the Week: Summer

25.05.2015

Free Images of the Week: Summer

Summer weekend Summer’s officially on her way and what better way to welcome her sunny presence than with this week’s three free images depicting her seasonal delights (available until May 31st, 2o15 at 11.59pm). Beautiful Blonde Woman on the Beach Sunbeams Rectangle Design For more summery themed images you can find them in this dedicated gallery […]

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How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

20.05.2015

How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

Photoshop gurus Phlearn have shared their guide to creating a cinemagraph in Photoshop. Using a video taken from Fotolia, their step-by-step tutorial firstly explains what a cinemagraph actually is and then progresses into the editing and compositing steps needed to be undertaken to end up with the sequential looping that concludes in a cinemagraph. Perfect for […]

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Free Images of the Week: Jewellery

18.05.2015

Free Images of the Week: Jewellery

Silver Ring and flower petals This weeks free images are perfect for all magpies looking for some sparkle and glitz to add to their designs. Female feet above the water with bracelet on ankle   Turtle For more jewellery related images you can find them in this dedicated gallery here.

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Story Behind the Image: Castaway in Bureaucracy

18.05.2015

Story Behind the Image: Castaway in Bureaucracy

This week’s ‘Story Behind the Image’ is from Fotolia Contributor Luis Louro, the conceptually created and aptly entitled ‘Castaway in Bureaucracy‘ featuring Luis himself. We asked him to tell us the story behind this intrinsically built image: “This image is part of a series that represent office life and it’s bureaucracy. I’m always searching for different ways […]

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Food Photographer of the Year

13.05.2015

Food Photographer of the Year

For those looking to improve their food photography or simply just want a little bit of dinner time inspiration, look no further than the finalists from the ‘Food Photographer of the Year’ competition.  Selected by an expert judging panel including the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner, the selected photos are a delicious mix portraying local […]

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Real or Photoshop?

13.05.2015

Real or Photoshop?

In celebration of 25 years of Photoshop, Adobe have launched a fascinating and at times mind-boggling quiz to test your photography/photoshop knowledge. The quiz is testament to both the art and technical superiority of design and photography showing how interlaced the two can be at creating a snapshot of beautiful moments, whether in reality, or imagination. We’ve […]

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Uploading Images to Instant

13.05.2015

Uploading Images to Instant

The Fotolia Instant App revolutionised uploading and selling smartphone images. The simplicity and convenience of its software functionality ensures that anyone who owns an iOS or Android smartphone has the capability to contribute to Fotolia’s Instant Collection. We’ve put together a short and simple guide for those of you who don’t know how simple contributing your smartphone imagery […]

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Story Behind the Image: Good Morning Big Ben

12.05.2015

Story Behind the Image: Good Morning Big Ben

This week’s ‘Story Behind the Image’ is from Slovakian Fotolia Contributor Tomas Sereda. We spoke to him about he managed to capture the beauty, vibrancy and essence of one of London’s most famous iconic landmarks: “I’m glad you took my photograph of London. I don’t have to introduce the place, The Houses of Parliament, it […]

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Blurring the Domestic & Professional- Why Working From Home is an Ever-Expanding Business.

11.05.2015

Blurring the Domestic & Professional- Why Working From Home is an Ever-Expanding Business.

In 2014, a record of 4.2 million people were reported as working from home in the UK, with 30 million registered as working from home in the US. New technology, benefits for both the employer (increased productivity, reduced facility costs, lowered absenteeism) and for the employee (less travel time and commuting costs) have made working […]

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Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

11.05.2015

Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

This week, on-hand Photoshop Guru Eric Renno, aka Tip Squirrel guides us through how to use ‘Upright’ in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.  Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s […]

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