Chris McVeighContributor, TechHive

Chris McVeigh is an author, illustrator and toy photographer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Craft your own animated GIFs with these tools

Animated GIFs are exploding like a house on fire. We look at some of the apps that help you create your own from both stills and video.

Dolling up display text with a halftone gradient

Create punchy, stylized text in Photoshop.

How to create your own animated GIFs the easy way

The infamous GIF89a emerges from purgatory to splash as the Web's new cool thing, again.

How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photoshop

If you took your close-up or macro photo under less than ideal conditions, you may need some cleanup later. Here's how to do it in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.