Author: Maggie King

Maggie King is a regular contributor to online magazines and publications, as well as a behind-the-scenes wordsmith to business owners across the web.

Not quite ready to shell out for a macro lens but want to try shooting extra close-up objects? An extension tube can increase the magnification ratio of your lens to offer a closer minimum focus distance. The result is you get the macro effect without the macro price tag. While even the best extension tubes are no real match for a high-end, dedicated macro, you can get surprisingly good results when you pair the right tube with the right lens. “The right lens”, by the way, doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive one. Different focal lengths and manufacturers react in…

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Clip Studio Paint Pro started as a little-known favorite program of manga enthusiasts called Manga Studio. Now, it’s grown into a beast of a digital art software, combining aspects of Adobe Photoshop with those of popular sketching apps like Procreate. This program combines raster and vector features, blends colors in real-time, and creates animation, all while syncing between desktop and mobile versions. Though it may look a little complex at first open, the features, once used, generally elicit the same response: “Why haven’t I heard about this before now?” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Clip Studio Paint Pro…

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