Houston-based hairstylist Taylor Crowley, 36, has built a reputation as a social media influencer and has been using augmented reality (AR) filters for the past few years as a "confidence booster." I don't wear a ton of makeup because less is more," she explains. "I try to choose filters that aren't going to distort my face." Crowley is also "big into photography" and views image filters like a filter on a camera that can be used to change tonal qualities. In one Instagram post of her posing with a large fish, Crowley used Adobe Lightroom to turn everything grayscale "because we live in Houston and fish in Galveston, and honestly, not everything is very pretty," she says. "I thought grayscale made the fish pop out." Similarly, Crowley posted a picture of herself in a bathing suit on Cinco de Mayo and grayed out the background to accentuate the beer can she was drinking from--and her green bathing suit. As someone who views content herself, "I think editing things that show a little more color or pop … grabs my attention a little bit more." Crowley is quick to add that she does not use filters when she posts client-related content. "Because I'm a hair stylist, I feel that it's cheating" to use filters, she says. I also want people to have a reasonable expectation when they come to get their hair done."
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. WWE is ready for 2022. The pro wrestling company released its pay-per-view schedule for the next year with two more shows left on the docket for the year, Survivor Series in November and TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs in December. MIAMI GARDENS, FL - APRIL 1: John Cena looks on before his match against Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Outside of combat, the banter during walking segments itself basically encourages players to navigate these environments slowly. There's so much written and recorded dialogue, the game was always struggling to keep up with my pace, even if I was merely walking through environments. Jokes and background information would often get cut off because I would stumble into the next narrative checkpoint. The game should be praised for the amount of scenarios the developers wrote and planned for, because even mundane tasks like Rocket opening a door might have new, contextual lines based on whatever's happening to the team. The game is linear, but it still makes great effort to accommodate many situations.
Apple TV will expand into a new territory when it launches in South Korea on November 4th. In a case of perfect timing, the streaming service's first series from the country will debut worldwide on the same day (or a day earlier if you're in the US). The brilliantly titled Dr. Brain is a sci-fi drama based on a webtoon of the same name. Lee Sun-kyun of Parasite fame (he played Park Dong-ik, the father of the well-off family) stars as brain scientist Sewon. After Sewon's family suffers a mysterious accident, he hacks the brains of the deceased to access their memories and learn clues about what happened.
For many professional photographers, photo editing software is a key part of the process. There is a huge range of photo editing solutions on the market that go far beyond the filters and tweaks that mobile apps offer. Whether you are a professional, enjoy photography on the weekends, or you want to dip your toe into the field, you're not limited to Adobe Photoshop. Some types of image editing software focus on traditional, typical changes: exposure, contrast, grain levels, bokeh shallow depth blur effects, and color changes. Others now implement basic machine learning (ML) to try and automate editing flows, and some are specifically designed for creatives who want to combine art and photography.
Something new has happened to the Pixel line with the release of the 6 series phones, and it is not just the new custom Tensor chip that powers the devices, there is a genuine hardware difference between the two phones on offer. Are you balking at the prices of the latest Apple and Samsung flagships? Consider one of these affordable alternatives. Previously, besides the obvious bigger screen and bigger battery that came with a larger device, the standard Pixel and its XL variant were fundamentally the same phone, just sized differently. With the 6 series, the new Pro option has a couple of additions -- it can handle millimetre wave 5G, has an additional 48-megapixel telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom, and packs more memory and storage.
The Pixel 6 is the most intriguing phone Google has made in years. Not only is it a return to premium design with eye-catching colors and up to a 120Hz screen, it's also powered by the company's first mobile processor -- Tensor. With it, Google is promising serious improvements in AI performance and photography, including better voice recognition and Assistant features. Google also finally upgraded the Pixel's camera hardware instead of just relying on its processing smarts. That's not to say it's overlooked software this year.