Learn All About Photoshop and Digital Photography With This 20-Course Bundle for $40

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Photography was once a skill reserved for those who could spend big money on the proper equipment, but with the convenience of a digital camera in everyone’s pocket, it's a much more accessible hobby for the general public today. Now you can learn how to improve your skills with the Pro Photography and Photoshop Bundle, which includes 20 courses that cover the top programs you need to know to capture and edit killer photos.

For anyone with absolutely no knowledge of Photoshop, you’ll want to start with the Photoshop Made Easy course, where you’ll go through all the essentials from layers and filters to levels and curves. From there, you’ll have access to six Photoshop-specific courses to take your knowledge to an expert level. You’ll learn how to use Photoshop with light effects, in cinematic settings, for outdoor portraits and landscapes, and through the eyes of an aspiring graphic designer. There’s even a course focused on how to apply Photoshop tools as a busy entrepreneur.

If that deep dive into Photoshop felt like a fast-track past the initial camera skills, go with the Photography Master Class to learn the basics like the exposure triangle, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and manual mode shooting.

When you’re comfortable behind the camera, you’ll find the eight included courses for Lightroom immensely helpful. You’ll learn how to edit and retouch photos to remove blemishes, modify colors, adjust wrinkles, and all the other techniques the pros use. Learn about free presets to make your workflow speedy across all four versions of the Lightroom software.

This massive course collection is available for just $40 for a limited time.

The Pro Photography & Photoshop 20 Course Bundle - $39.99

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Transport Your Living Room to a Galaxy Far, Far Away With These Star Wars Area Rugs From Ruggable

Add some villainy to your living space with this Star Wars area rug.
Add some villainy to your living space with this Star Wars area rug.
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There may be no film property more exhaustively licensed than Star Wars. And it's more than just the typical toys, games, and LEGO sets. Since the original movie's release in 1977, it’s been possible to fill your entire home with goods ranging from coffee machines and waffle makers to blankets and costumes for your dog.

Thanks to Ruggable, you can now add area rugs to the list. Ranging in price from $109 to $399, these fully washable Star Wars rugs can display your love of the Skywalker saga right under your feet.

Star Wars rugs work in any kind of room.Ruggable

The designs encompass everything from Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon to Darth Vader’s visage to a toile (French fabric) rug depicting iconic scenes from the films.

If you prefer subtlety, you can also opt for graphic design rugs that reveal themselves as Star Wars-inspired only on close inspection, like this TIE Fighter rug.

TIE Fighters can streak through your dining room.Ruggable

Prices range from $109 for a 3-foot-by-5-foot rug to $399 for an 8-foot-by-10-foot version. The rugs also come in 6-foot ($229) or 8-foot ($329) round varieties. You can find them on Ruggable.

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