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Monday, December 31, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121231

#AfterEffects:
Make a Colorful Flowering Logo Repeater Using Expressions
#AfterEffects:
My Photography Gift (#Free AE Template) Photo Portfolio

#Guitar:
Fingerstyle Part 2 : Malaguena
#Guitar:
Guitar Tricks | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Guitar:
5 Ways To Ruin Your Blues Guitar Solo (5 ways out of hundreds…)
#Guitar:
Online Guitar Lessons
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
Guitar Riff: The Sound Of James Bond
#Guitar:
Guitar drop rings in New Years » Night & Day » Niagara Gazette

#Music production:
10 Tips and Tricks for Starting and Finishing Tracks

#Photography:
Outdoor Corporate Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques –
#Photography:
A step-by-step plan for becoming a better photographer in 2013

#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Sci-Fi Scene Using 3D Models
#Photoshop:
3D Photoshop Action Stitch Leather Effect (3D-Effects)
#Photoshop:
41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Photoshop Tutorials]
#Photoshop:
How to Cheat with Visualization in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Introduction To Sharpening - Part One: The Basics
#Photoshop:
Abstract Fireworks • IceflowStudios Design Training
#Photoshop:
Make a Soft Grunge Product Ad Design in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
25 Awesome Photoshop Feather Brushes for Inspiration
#Photoshop:
#Free Download: 40 Exclusive Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
Turn your Photo into a Cool Photorealistic Caricature (looks like Jekyll & Hyde)
#Photoshop:
Complexia – the most complex illustrations in the world – Neil Duerden
#Photoshop:
Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in PS
#Photoshop:
Rusted Steel – Background Textures
#Photoshop:
9 smart ways for designers to save money (and your limited band budget)
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Styles for Cool Text Effects (ASL + PSD)
#Photoshop:
100 #Free Photoshop Brushes For Designers
#Photoshop:
100 #Free Photoshop Brushes For Designers
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Party Text Effect (if you don't have a plugin)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a 3D Button on Photoshop? (pah, for beginners)
#Photoshop:
Design a Silhouette Style Flyer in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to make a magical Tolkien world
#Photoshop:
15 Useful Photoshop Photo Effects
#Photoshop:
How to Paint a Furry Cartoon Character in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create an Portrait Artwork with Autumn Colors
#Photoshop:
Recreating Magnifying Glass in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Effect of Rapid Movement on Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create this “Into the Wild” Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create Instagram's Mayfair Effect using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Mental Sphere
#Photoshop:
100 #Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)
#Photoshop:
Create an Awesome Floating Face Manipulation with Fiery Hair in PS
#Photoshop:
Darken Overexposed Photos With The Multiply Blend Mode In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Beautiful Lines of Different Shapes

#SocialMedia:
Your Social Media Marketing Blueprint | Social Media Marketing Tips and Wordpress Website Design
#SocialMedia:
Shy of the Social Media Spotlight? Get Over It. - Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review

#Writing:
5 Parallelism Problems in Sentence Structure
#Writing:
The Word of the Year for 2012

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Sit back a moment and be thankful that spiders don't fly

OMG! Only 360 days to Christmas and I do not have one gift!

Feelings may change with the time, memories don't change.

If you want to read my mind I ask you: are you prepared for the awful truth?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121228

#AfterEffects:
Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, & CS6) « After Effects region of interest

#Music production:
The Most Exciting Audio Advancements of the Year
#Music production:
3 Questions I Always Ask When Using EQ
#Music production:
20 Tips On Using Effects In The Mix

#Photography:
Tip #6: Making Your Subjects Look Better
#Photography:
Tip #49: Improving Macro Photography By Using a Flash
#Photography:
Tip #27: Specialize to Succeed
#Photography:
Tip #29: Seeking a Critique
#Photography:
Tip #46: Boost Your Creativity — Use a Different Lens Today
#Photography:
Familiar Places – Photo Tip
#Photography:
Tutorials TV: 1000s of Free Photoshop Video Tutorials -
#Photography:
Quick Tip 113 – Dramatic City Photography
#Photography:
15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2012

#Photoshop:
How to Work With Slices in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
15 Amazing Photoshop Poster Tutorials | CollegeGFX - Education 2.0 for designers !
#Photoshop:
te Painting Tutorial - Produce an Elaborate Matte Painting
#Photoshop:
Mind-Blowing Colored Pencil Drawings by Mário Freire (mind blowing? blast it with a pencil?)
#Photoshop:
Creating Long Exposure Sky Effects in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photo Editing - Remove Distracting Objects or Blemishes in 60 seconds!
#Photoshop:
How to Create This Freezing Cold Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Winter Wonderland in Photoshop • IceflowStudios
#Photoshop:
Creating Northern Sky in Photoshop (George Harrison would sing "but it's only a northern sky")
#Photoshop:
Optimizing images for websites on Photoshop CS5 (for your band website)

#SocialMedia:
Top 75 Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page

#Writing:
The Meanings of “Like”

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Cocktail parties are nothing but taking small portions of food and having small talk about small things.

What the new year will bring? The same like last year except the things that are new.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121227

 #AfterEffects:
Creating a Total Recall in Cinema 4D and After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Basics on how to Color Correct/Grade Your Footage in After Effects

#Guitar:
Hole Notes: Examining Paul McCartney’s “Two-Finger” Magic in “Blackbird” (demystifying #Beatles?)
#Guitar:
20 Tips On Recording Guitars

#Music production:
Creating a Pop Song Part 2: Tempo

#Photography:
Ski Photography Portrait Session from Start to Finish
#Photography:
Meet The Photographers Who Write For Digital Photography School
#Photography:
I’m a ‘Typical Photographer’ and This Is How Much I Post Process (not me, that's the article's title)

#Photoshop:
Supercolortuts | Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Freebies
#Photoshop:
Video Tutorial: 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Smart Objects
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Layer Styles – Fruits Text Styles
#Photoshop:
5 Places where to look out for Photoshop Actions
#Photoshop:
New Brush Features in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Creating the Zooming Effect using “Radial Blur” In Photoshop | (good effect. I once tried this with zooming on my camera)
#Photoshop:
30 Free Photoshop Fireworks Brushes (paint with fireworks? Crazy)
#Photoshop:
Retro Speedart by MartijnGFX (good old 60s)
#Photoshop:
25 Awesome Photoshop Feather Brushes for Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Convert type to shape in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to add Polaroid Style Photo Frame in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to create Instagram “RISE” effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Retouch a Flat Photo within 1 minute using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Changing Specific Color Using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Fun With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
The Effect of Music Notes on Flowers
#Photoshop:
What is Channels in Photoshop and how to use it
#Photoshop:
How to add Smoke Effect » TrickyPhotoshop (they have interesting artivles)
#Photoshop:
Crop Photo with Round Edges

#SocialMedia:
Is Social Media Making Us Less Social? (maybe it makes me less social but more media)

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):
A tottoo that really hurts? If someone spells it "t a t o u"

Yesterday there was a flashing. But there was no thunder, it was simply a damn good idea. If I could only remember...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121226

 #AfterEffects:
3D Building Fragmentation and Compositing – Part 2
#AfterEffects:
5 Handy Adobe After Effects Filters You Should Know
#AfterEffects:
3D Building Fragmentation and Compositing – Part 1

#Guitar:
An Easier Bass Multiple Chord Technique
#Guitar:
Fretboard: Introduction
#Guitar:
Easier To Learn Guitar Left Handed Due to The Mirror Effect? LeftyFretz (Sir Paul McCartney learned guitar that way)
#Guitar:
10 tips for better recorded acoustic guitar sound
#Guitar:
Let’s Make These Chords Work
#Guitar:
Guide To Different Electric Guitars And Their Tones
#Guitar:
Soundslice Will Revolutionize How Guitarists Learn From YouTube

#Music production: Lost in 70's updates #FREE Devil's Tube Spring (V1.2) for Windows [Win|VST]
#Music production: ifoundasound updates LiveProfessor and LiveProfessor #Free to v1.0.3 [Win|VST]
#Music production: SoundOutTheBox releases XTrack EQ32 v1.0.0 for Windows VST2 / VST3 (#Free) [Win|VST
#Music production:
Sample Magic #Free #Christmas Pack

#Photography:
Making Photo Slideshow for #Christmas Easily
#Photography:
Best Free #Christmas Vectors for Holiday Design
#Photography:
Making Of 'Hidden Passage' by Eva Kedves
#Photography:
How to Create a Hyper-Lapse Photography Sequence Around a Building –
#Photography:
10 Awesome Photo Editing Online Services

#Photoshop:
Making Of 'Victorian Street Concept' by Andy Walsh
#Photoshop:
Making Of 'Victorian Voodoo' by Jenny Healy
#Photoshop:
Making Of 'The Lightning Mage' by Arno Schmitz
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Photo Composite From a Sketch
#Photoshop:
Create Your Own Snowflakes
#Photoshop:
Created a Dynamic Inverted Color Effect
#Photoshop:
35 Flashing Photoshop Fish Brushes (paint with fishes?)
#Photoshop:
40 #Free Beautiful Photoshop Bokeh Brushes
#Photoshop:
30 Brilliant Photoshop Fireworks Brushes
#Photoshop:
Create a Wooden Social Media Icon Quickly with Photoshop (a wooden what?)
#Photoshop:
An Easy Eye Enhancing Tip - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 digital classroom - #Free PDF eBook download
#Photoshop:
Fascinating Watercolor Effect In Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
40 Photoshop Mistakes (yet another catastrophy)
#Photoshop:
Realistic Letterpress Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Collage Tutorial multiple images in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Achieve Miniature Effect via Photoshop (another article about tilt-effect)
#Photoshop:
Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect
#Photoshop:
50+ Awesome 2013 Calendar Designs
#Photoshop:
99 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration (do you have a logo for your band?)
#Photoshop:
100 Fresh & #Free Packs of Photoshop Brushes You Should Have in 2012 (fresh&free soudns like a young shark)
#Photoshop:
Photo To Colored Dot Pattern With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshopping Reality

#SocialMedia:
Why Do You Use Social Media?

#Writing:
5 Types of Specialized Dictionaries
#Writing:
7 Packaging Label Errors
#Writing:
5 Tips for Writing Prospecting Emails that Get Replies - RainToday

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):
If you sing in the shower keep it for yourself. If you perform under the shower go on stage.

Mosquitos should suck fat, not blood.

Why do people who are phoning in the sub let everybody know their problems while people who hear music don't let me participate?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas in Vienna - fog in suburbs

Morning in Vienna. Fog in the streets. Somewhere Christkind or Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus) is doing her or his job. But noone can see them. Too much fog. Deep hanging clouds are covering Vienna. It's not cold, 6C. The weather forecast said: 7C, fog, no ice, no snow. Bright lights are in the City, but here in the suburban area it's grey in grey.
Walking along. Noone else in the streets. I hear the bus approaching. Then lights appear from the dark. And moves into the grey.
Alone in the streets again.
Daily life in Vienna. But it's Christmas, it's Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121224 (Merry Christmas in Austria)

 #AfterEffects:
3D Building Fragmentation and Compositing – Part 1
#AfterEffects:
Fireworks Effect Stock Video Free Download
#AfterEffects:
Superb After Effects project that can inspire you...

#Arts: Adding retro lines to a photo

#Guitar:
Free Good Karma Blues Guitar Lesson for You!
#Guitar:
Guitar Tricks | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Guitar:
Guitar Chord Chart Posters
#Guitar:
How Resonator Guitars Work and Sound So Cool
#Guitar:
How to clean your guitar frets

#Musicproduction:
How to Read Music For Busy People by Music Instructor Leon Harrell
#Musicproduction:
Reverb: The Science And The State-of-the-Art
#Musicproduction:
Suggestions for FX Libraries for Promos
#Musicproduction:
Using Time Stretching In Sound Design » Audio Recording School Blog
#Musicproduction:
Free Samples Made With Roger Linn Drum Machines, Boxed Ear announces the free Tempest vs MPC60 sample pack (I have an old Linn from the 80s. Oh, tempora, oh, mores)

#Photography:
Why Pre-Production Meetings are Important in Portrait Photography –
#Photography:
Post-Processing & Photo Editing Tips for Travel Photographers –

#Photoshop: Adding retro lines to a photo
#Photoshop:
Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos
#Photoshop:
7 Skillful Drawing to Digital Art Tutorials I Wish I Could Do
#Photoshop:
Create a Shiny Stereo Receiver in Photoshop from Scratch
#Photoshop:
Concept Art: Day Watch Twilight
#Photoshop:
How to Make #Christmas Gift Box in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Pop Art Imagery (it's Warhol style)
#Photoshop:
40 Useful And Free Calendar Designs In PSD Format
#Photoshop:
I Drink Lead Paint: An absurd photography book by Mr Flibble by Dominick Reed
#Photoshop:
Concept Art: The Observatory
#Photoshop:
Design a Dazzling Holiday Card in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Putting Fire in Your Hands with Photoshop (light a fire in your hand - Stan Laurel could that)
#Photoshop:
Using Photoshop to Cut Off a Finger (without Ouch)
#Photoshop:
Remove Unwanted Objects In Photoshop (after breaking up remove him from the photo)
#Photoshop:
Creating a Photo inside a Photo in PS
#Photoshop:
Combine fire, glow and crack effect in photoshop to create a realistic burning image
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation in Photoshop ("Captain, brain approaching!" "Let's shoot with alcohol")
#Photoshop:
Turning Photos into Oil Paintings (before you purchase oil and canvas, have a look at PS filters)
#Photoshop:
Stunning neon light 3d typography
#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper
#Photoshop:
Create a "Two-Faced" Digital Painting in Photoshop

#Writing:
12 Realistic Ways to Make Your Social Media Data Actionable  
#Writing:
Alternative Meanings for Names of the Head and Its Parts

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):
LATER is good, NOW is better.

I don't know why but I think you should never stop asking why.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121222

 #AfterEffects:
Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, & CS6) « After Effects region of interest
#AfterEffects:
Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects Scripting
#AfterEffects:
Fireworks Effect Stock Video #Free Download
#AfterEffects:
RAW and CinemaDNG Wrapper Workflow

#Guitar:
Guitar Tricks | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Guitar:
How to Setup and Adjust the Action on Your Acoustic Guitar
#Guitar:
How to String Mute for Beginner Guitarist
#Guitar:
Easy to Learn Guitar Chords
#Guitar:
How to File Down Your Guitar Frets
#Guitar:
Holiday Gift Tip: The Fender USB-Enabled Squier Stratocaster

#Music production:
What Is It That Makes People Enjoy Your Music (it's the one million dollar question)
#Music production:
Mastering Guitar Is Like Massaging A Dead Octopus (I don't think so)
#Music production:
The Secret Behind The Hobbit's Epic Sound
#Music production:
Concepts and Approaches in Sound Design ep.1 - Sound of Silence

#Photography:
#Instagram Photo Sharers Jumping Ship after Policy Change – (so watch out whom you picture - this person has rights. #Facebook is going to be big brother. Do you want to be watched?)
#Photography:
New Zealand Timelapse Photography
#Photography:
Soccer Photography Studio Setup Techniques
#Photography:
25 Wonderful #Christmas Light Painting Images
#Photography:
Photography Tip For Beginners: Crop Your Photo
#Photography:
Finding Inspiration - How to be incognito doing street photography
#Photography:
Tip: White Balance - Two Birders and Binoculars
#Photography:
A Photography Tip for Amazing Photos

#Photoshop:
Adobe Adds Retina Support for Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Visual Design: Using Texture in #Photography by Digital Photo Secrets
#Photoshop:
Quick #Tip: Creating Crisp, Pixel Perfect Circles in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
30 Awesome Photoshop Brushes Useful For Any Design
#Photoshop:
Create a Trendy Retro Photo Effect in 3 Easy Steps
#Photoshop:
35 Tutorials For Mastering All The New Features In Photoshop CS6 (be up-to-date)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Layers tricks and shortcuts
#Photoshop:
#tutorial: Paint with fire
#Photoshop:
List of Free Fonts Sites
#Photoshop:
10 Captivating Christmas Design Tutorials
#Photoshop:
100 Categorized Cool Photoshop Effects (and who's gonna look through?)
#Photoshop:
How to make a Photoshop collage from a single image
#Photoshop:
2D Art: Touch of Frost (ouch)
#Photoshop:
Why Photography Is Good For The Soul (sounds like therapy)
#Photoshop:
A Collection Of #Free #Christmas Shapes(.csh) For PS
#Photoshop:
50 Mindblowing Pieces of Art Manipulating Reality
#Photoshop:
Clone Photographs In 6 Steps
#Photoshop:
Retouch Your Landscape Photos in 10 Minutes
#Photoshop:
Improving Landscape Photographs
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Increase Your Image Size without Loosing it's Quality Using Photoshop (only CSI (on tv) can increase image for more details!)

#Writing:
Alternative Meanings for Names of the Head and Its Parts
#Writing:
5 Sentences in Need of Commas
#Writing:
How to Edit Your Own Writing

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Calories? Oh, thos tiny goblins sewing your clothes tighter every week.

Don't try to fix a mistake you made. It can end up in another mistake.

TV is called a medium, because it is neither rare nor well done.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121221

#AfterEffects:
How to Create the Spider-Man 2 Title Effect
#AfterEffects:
Wiggle, rubber, bounce, throw, inertia expressions
#AfterEffects:
Create an After Effects Template based on a logo (attached)
#AfterEffects:
5 Color Correction Effects in Adobe After Effects

#Guitar:
Finding Different Sounds for Your Electric Guitar Amp
#Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar Wall Art - Gifts For Musicians (why not do it yourself with #photoshop?)
#Guitar:
6 free VST guitar plugins that'll blow your mind - Blog: Musical Instruments and Equipment
#Guitar: 
10 tips for better recorded acoustic guitar sound
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond

#Music production: Jamie.B Audio releases 'Jamie.B - Parametric Equalizer' (#Free VST effect for Windows)
#Music production: PreSonus releases Studio One 2.5 with nearly 100 enhancements (plus #free Softube Saturation Knob plug-in) [Win|Mac|VST|AU]
#Music production: Noisefirm releases Complete JingleBell - Free Loops & Samples [Win|Mac]
#Music production: KVRDC12: SonicXTC Fusion Delay - Acoustic Dispersion Delay for Windows [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production:
Best #Free Super Producer Drum Kits Ever + Download Links (superlatives? judge yourself)
#Music production:
#Free Club Banger Drum Kit – Club Beat Sounds + Download
#Music production:
Quick Tip: How To Sound Like Minimalist Composer Steve Reich
#Music production:
Creating a Pop Song Part 1: Instrumentation

#Photography:
Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting
#Photography:
Interesting Photo of the Day: Photographer Misses the Shot – (ha ha ha!)
#Photography:
How to Photograph Christmas Lights
#Photography:
Unlock the Secrets of Night Photography: 38% Off Today Only
#Photography:
How To Take The Perfect Mirror Shot
#Photography: 
12 Myths About Photography And Photographers
#Photography: :
For Beginners – Learning to See
#Photography:
29 Stunning Staircase Images
#Photography:
Behind the Scenes Images from Timelapse Photography Project – PictureCorrect

#Photoshop: Variation of tilt effect: special focus
#Photoshop:
How to Draw a Camcorder Icon From Scratch in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments
#Photoshop:
Learn How To Create A Set Of Vintage Tickets
#Photoshop:
Classic film posters reimagined (Starwars 2013 - does it work?)
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Wireframe Kit
#Photoshop:
The 10 most useful Photoshop blending modes
#Photoshop:
Roundup of Free Vintage Ornament & Floral Vectors
#Photoshop:
8 New Features In Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers
#Photoshop:
Free Music Brushes | Design Marketing Advertising Free Tips
#Photoshop:
Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
#Photoshop:
Creating Text Decoration by Mixing Two Styles
#Photoshop:
Turn a Photo to a Pencil Sketch Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to add dynamic light in Photoshop CS6 -
#Photoshop:
Create a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
5 Simple Secrets To Sharper Photos
#Photoshop:
Facts are More Important Than Being First

#Writing:
10 Words That Include the Element “-Cept”
#Writing: 
7 British English Writing Resources

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Don't loose sight of your dreams. Life is too exciting to waste time.

You have to take people as they are, not as you want them to be. Open your eyes and see, no interpretation.

There are times when music is my only friend…

I don't like photosessions. Hours of preparation for a shot in milliseconds.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Adding retro lines to a photo


Adding lines to a photo can give a dynamic moment to the picture. Lines are identified with movement, although in a static picture. In my example I want to show the wind blowing from the background over the square.
It is TownTown in Vienna. The skyscraper in the background is the Wiener Stadtwerke Tower. The photo was taken in November 2012 in the morning.

What I need

1) Photo
2) Lines

3) Colours

I combined the Lines and Colours with method "multiply" to get coloured lines.
Then I moved the coloured lines, Rotated, Perspectived and Distorted it to put it into the right position. I also wanted a wave in the lines. The endpoint near the middle is made lighter, because the background is light from the rising morning sun.

I repeated this procedure for the second lines.

The layers I created (named in German language):
  • Hintergrund: the photo, processed with Curves and Contrast.
  • Ebene2, Ebene1: only saved for more lines. These layers are invisible.
  • Gruppe3: Group with the lines on the right side and a Gradient map to make the starting of the lines lighter
  • Gruppe2: Group with the lines on the left side and a Gradient map to make the starting of the lines lighter
  • Selektive Farkorrektur: Selective Colourcorrection for the final picture
  • Kurven: Curves for the final picture
  • Ebene5: only the sky cut out of the Hintergrund layer.
  • Farbton/Sättigung: Hue/Saturation to make the blue colour of the sky deeper blue

The result picture
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121218

#AfterEffects:
How to Use the New iExpression: Evolution (it's a tool for AE)
#AfterEffects:
How to Remove Banding Artifacts in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Christmas greeting card ideas

#Guitar:
10 Albums That Changed Rock Guitar
#Guitar:
10 Tips That Will Change The Way You Practice Guitar

#MusicProduction:
Creating a Pop Song Part 1: Instrumentation

#Photography:
Concepts of Photography Composition
#Photography:
Does A Point & Shoot Camera Still Make Sense For You? (i take it everywhere to make quick shots)

#Photoshop:
The Landscape and Sci-fi Paintings of Bobby Myers
#Photoshop:
How to create a colorful typography poster in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
A Collection of Wonderful Sunburst Brushes for #Free
#Photoshop:
Photo retouching
#Photoshop:
Create a Dark, Conceptual Photo Manipulation With Stock Photography
#Photoshop:
40 Useful Free PSD #Files For Your Next Design
#Photoshop:
Show Off Your Image Manipulation Skills in the Photoshop ‘Faking It’ Contest (see what others do)
#Photoshop:
10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are #Free
#Photoshop:
How to Create Your Own Fractal-Style Design Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial, Create a Motion Text with Sparkles
#Photoshop:
3 #Free PSD Website Templates
#Photoshop:
How to create Medieval Age text in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop BRUSHES ***....
#Photoshop:
25 PSD Badges for #Free
#Photoshop:
Retouch A Girl with Lighting Focus (#tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Reducing 5 O'Clock Shadow And Beard Stubble With Photoshop (does it mean no more shaving?)
#Photoshop:
How to create shadow using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Swap the Sky Using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Realistic 3D “Stone” Text Effect
#Photoshop:
#Free Textures
#Photoshop:
2000 #Free Photoshop Patterns

#SocialMedia:
5 Creative Ways to Promote Your Brand With LinkedIn Marketing
#SocialMedia:
Surprise? Study reveals that people don't like social media marketing

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
The more we understand the more mysterious this world looks like.

Sometimes I lock away a good idea for not to waste it at a routine project.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121217

#AfterEffects:
Clip Exporter 1.2 for Final Cut Pro X is now free and open source - fcp.co
#AfterEffects:
Superb After Effects project that can inspire you...
#Music production:
Home Recording Academy: Glossary of Home Studio Terms N-Z (hope you already have A-M)
#Music production:
Why Cheap Condenser Microphones Are Your Best Bet to Get Started (because of the price!)
#Music production:
LoopShaper, the sound design tool (the best of all: it's #free)
#Photography:
Boudoir Photography: One-light Setup for Capturing Low Key Body Details
#Photography:
Photographer Tragically Struck by Train
#Photography:
Spot Metering Technique with HDR Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Capturing the Quintessential Travel Portrait
#Photoshop:
Create a Flying Sailboat Illustration With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
80s Christmas Artwork in Photoshop (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Video tutorial: Frequency separation sharpening in Photoshop | Tutorial
#Photoshop:
500+ Free Professional Photoshop Actions (if you have enough time to go through 500…)
#Photoshop:
How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop (I prefer playing before drawing a guitar)
#Photoshop:
6 traditional darkroom techniques you can recreate with photoshop toning
#Photoshop:
20 Cool Web Designs Featuring Retro Photo Effects (retro is good)
#Photoshop:
Learn To Draw Walking Santa Using Photoshop (don't let him walk away without leaving a gift)
#Photoshop:
More Beyond HDR in Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop:
Should Photoshopped Pictures Be Labeled?
#Photoshop:
How To Create An Original & Unique #Facebook Cover Photo Without Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Animated Titles with Photoshop and Premier
#Photoshop:
Create a colourful 3D text explosion - #Tutorial
#Photoshop:
#tip: Save a Path with your JPEG
#Photoshop:
15 Useful Sets of Design Element PSD for #Free Download
#Photoshop:
Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs (mmmh, I like ladies curves)
#Photoshop:
25 Fantastic #Free Photoshop Brushes - Creative Beacon
#Photoshop:
Awesome digital art (get inspired for your album cover)
#Photoshop:
13 Easy & Free Ways To Watermark Photos
#Photoshop:
How to Put Lightning inside the Bottle
#Photoshop:
1000 Grunge Photoshop Brushes (40 Sets) (OMG, too much grunge!)
#SocialMedia:
The 8 best social media campaigns of 2012
Writing:
7 British English Writing Resources
Writing:
5 Cases of Extraneous Hyphenation with Numbers

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Today is a great day, because there is no reason for a bad day!

Mixing a song "I Love You". After the 20th mix I don't feel no love anymore, so I move to tv watching Dracula movie.

Music production is so easy nowadays. Every pc can be a recording studio. It does not necessarily mean artistic qualities. But it can be.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121216

#AfterEffects:
Illustrator to After Effects Relation-tips
#AfterEffects:
Christmas greeting card ideas - After Effects Teacher
#AfterEffects:
Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3 : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2 : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
How to Remove Banding Artifacts in After Effects

#Guitar:
Day To Jam To Guitar Legend’s 12 String Guitar Playing
#Guitar:
How to String Mute for Beginner Guitarist - Yahoo! Voices -

#Music production:
Quick Tip: Refining the Details in Your Audio Production
#Music production:
2013 Oscar Predictions: First Look at Sound Mixing and Sound Editing
#Music production:
Creating the Sounds of a Brutal Beat-Down in ‘Killing Them Softly’ -

#Photography:
HDR Photo Software
#Photography:
Celebrity Portrait Photography
#Photography:
Exposing to the Right
#Photography:
5 Impressionist Photo Techniques

#Photoshop:
Swap Faces With Photoshop (good trick to put your face on a dream body)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Stars and Planets Time Lapse in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Cool Candy Lollipop Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Swap Faces With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Layers tricks and shortcuts
#Photoshop:
How to create a colorful typography poster in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Which is better - Photoshop or #Illustrator? | #Adobe
#Photoshop:
Photoshop and #Illustrator #Christmas Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Exporting From Photoshop
#Photoshop:
50 #Free High Quality PSDs
#Photoshop:
Gallery: Photoshop Art From Nathan Spotts
#Photoshop:
101 Photoshop tricks you have to know (too many to learn on 1 day)
#Photoshop:
2013 calendar templates online – Photoshop Elements User
#Photoshop:
10 Secrets to Designing a Magazine (interesting insights)
#Photoshop:
10 Great Photoshop Texture Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Make an Animated Christmas Card in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Cinematic Aerial Scene in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
10 #Tutorials: How to Make Cinemagraph
#Photoshop:
Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
15 Steps for Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest

#Writing:
Alternative Meanings for Names of Sense Organs

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Sometimes sideeffects are more interesting than the medication.

Last night I slept like a old fat beer stinking woodcutter. I heard that it sounded like sawing the furniture. So, this performance was a total work of art.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121215

#AfterEffects:
AFTER EFFECTS CS4 - AE_Project_0030 - motionVFX Store (webpage does not support IE, only other browsers)
#AfterEffects:
Organic Liquid Filling Logo Reveal (#tutorial)
#AfterEffects:
How to Remove Banding Artifacts in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
What is the most effective way of slowing down footage? - Audio-Video Production Beta - Stack Exchange

#Arts: Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

#Guitar: Beg, Borrow & Steal: the Art of Learning Tons of Songs for Gigs (puh, what great wisdom)
#Guitar:
The Beginner / Slightly-Better-Than-A-Beginner Transition. Lesson 9
#Guitar:
Using Guitar Effects and Pedals
#Guitar:
The Comprehensive Guide to Acoustic Guitars
#Guitar:
Michael Schenker picks 10 essential guitar albums
#Guitar:
Summing Triads - Audio Guitar Lessons

#Music production:
HG Fortune sets free Scapes Wizard

#Photography:
Photographing & Constructing Sports Photo Action Sequences –
#Photography:
Lucky Photographer Captures Rainbown During Timelapse Photography Sequence
#Photography:
Top 10 Photos of the Year 2012

#Photoshop:
Too Lazy to Put Up Christmas Lights This Year? Photoshop Can Help
#Photoshop:
Train Simple - Adobe Online Training
#Photoshop:
30+ Girls Photoshop Silhouette Brushes
#Photoshop:
How to Make Patterns in Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Photobooth Template for Photoshop - Eric Renno
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop for a Seamless Action Sequence
#Photoshop:
Create Unique Glossy Text in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
“The Controller” – Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Editing JPG images in Camera Raw from Photoshop Elements «
#Photoshop:
#Tip: Change Your Perspective with the crop tool

#SocialMedia:
Twitter's Photo Filters Are Here
#SocialMedia:
How to display Instagram photos directly on Twitter
#SocialMedia:
5 Proven Social Media Call-to-Action Tips [Research]

#Writing:
7 Types of Misspellings (and hundred types of misunderstandings)

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
In former times people made crazy things for money, today they do it for facebook likes.

New day, new game, but same old crap

Love can have an expiration date, but that's not mandatory

Friday, December 14, 2012

Variation of tilt effect: special focus

The tilt effect is a effect you get when photographing into a miniature world like toy train. I made up a photo of a station, shot in a December morning. You see people standing, some station objects like clock, display and trash can and a train coming.

My first approach was to blur all objects outside a range in the middle. People and ground in the middle are sharp. I also left the train sharp although it is not in this range, because I think that is the main object in a station when a train is approaching.


The variation
Then I tried another approach. I asked myself: What are the most interesting objects for the story? Where would I look first when I enter the station?

My answer: I would look at the train, the clock and the display saying where the train is going to.

So I took these three objects (clock, displa, train) and blurred the rest of the picture. Then I darkened the rest to make the three objects stand out more.

In real this focus is impossible. I think, this variation of tilt effect an interesting concept.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121213

#AfterEffects:
Design the Build Up of a High Tech 3D Car – Part 1
#AfterEffects:
Design the Build Up of a High Tech 3D Car – Part 2
#AfterEffects:
Quick Sketch – Free After Effects Template CS4 / CS5 (very beautiful pencil drawing effect)
#AfterEffects:
Creating Pseudo Effects for After Effects : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
Character Animation in After Effects with Daniel...

#Guitar:
How To Avoid Bad Guitar Advice: Interview And Review With Tom Hess
#Guitar:
#Free Sample Acoustic Guitar Lessons

#Music production:
Make a Crazy Drum and Bass Breakbeat by Slicing and Dicing in FL Studio (yeah, I'm a FruityLooper too)
#Music production:
Cinematic Synthetic Drums - #free Kontakt library by Impact Soundworks
#Music production:
Retro SFX Reloaded - Old-School Sound Effects

#Photography:
Using Pegboard to Create a Starry Effect Background –
#Photography:
Photography Terminology A-Z (to know what you are talking about…)
#Photography:
How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]
#Photography:
Pro tip guide to social media profile pictures / #SocialMedia
#Photography:
Tip#36: 5 Ways to Take Advantage of a Rainy Day
#Photography:
How Simulating a Film Camera Can Help Improve your Photography Technique

#Photoshop:
Create Biologically Viable Alien Concept Art in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a "Scary" Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
An Introduction to Photoshop Actions: Create a Simple Lomo Photo Effect (Even Arnold knew: we need action!)
#Photoshop:
These Photoshopped Instagrams of Dead Rock Stars Are Damn Good
#Photoshop:
20 Fantastically Festive Christmas Photoshop Tutorials (Are you prepared for Christmas?)
#Photoshop:
Create a New Year Greeting Card in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Believable Relationship Scenes Constructed in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Christmas Mistletoe Shapes (Florals-And-Ornaments)
#Photoshop:
Create a Water Lily in a Cup Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#tutorial: Linework and shading for manga artworks -

#Writing:
Alternative Meanings for “Hand” and Names of Its Parts

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
oh, so big problems today? … and after some time you find out what things really matter.

A lady's mind is like a coin. Two faces, one with friendly eyes, one with a price (or value - but watch out value is not price)

Wasn't that a saying(?): The harder you rock, the better the result will be.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121212

#Guitar:
Download Best(?) Pocket Guitar Application - Solo Lite APP

#Music production: Audio Mind Project releases Moonshine - 65 #free sounds for u-he TyrellN6 [Win|Mac]
#Music production: Whitebox releases SPOTFIELD - #Free Max for Live instrument [Win|Mac]
#Music production: VSL releases #Free Remote App for Vienna Instruments PRO and Free AAX updates for all of their software products [Win|Mac|iOS|Android|VST|AU|AAX|RTAS]
#Music production: Native Instruments updates Reaktor to v5.8.0 and Guitar Rig to v5.1.1 (incl. AAX) [Win|Mac|VST|AU|AAX|RTAS]
#Music production: Variety Of Sound releases TesslaPRO mkII - Transient Aware Signal Saturator (VST Win #Free) [Win|VST]
#Music production: Yuroun Sound Design releases YSD-pHATNER and YSD-pHATNER #Free for Windows VST [Win|VST]

#Photography:
Using a Merry-go-Round for a Blurred Background Effect –
#Photography:
5 Photography Tips for Beginners

#Photoshop:
Creating a Photo inside a Photo in PS
#Photoshop:
The Story of Two Identical Twin Photojournalists
#Photoshop:
Coloured Lighting into a Scene
#Photoshop:
2D Art: Bestial Rage
#Photoshop:
How to Work With Perspective in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Photoshop Tutorials]
#Photoshop:
Design Templates, Photoshop Brushes, and Stock Vectors
#Photoshop:
Create High Key Portrait Using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
20 Surreal Photo Manipulations by Sarolta Ban
#Photoshop:
Winter Sounds (not really sounds, just graphix)
#Photoshop:
Create a Mini Planet Using Photoshop's 3D Capabilities
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Abstract Wireframe Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Create a colourful 3D text explosion (#tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Color look with an adjustment layer with Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Enhance Eye using Photoshop CS6 »
#Photoshop:
How to Make Patterns in Photoshop #Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Fun with Photoshop Filters: The Sketch Effect

#SocialMedia:
If You Use Social Networks, Watch This Video

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
In music production sometimes less is more. Sometimes you don't need a bombastic arrangement. A pop band setup does it too.

Working on vocals. More wine means better vocals, but less energy after an hour.

If you are what you eat, I'd rather be a chocolate cake than a mashed potatoe.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121211

#AfterEffects:
Amortype 2.0 - Automatically create damped animation letter by letter
#AfterEffects:
3D Channel effects
#AfterEffects:
Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects Scripting
#AfterEffects:
Introduction to Hand-Drawn and Organic Looks Tutorials «
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Rim Light In After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Screenwriting Tips... You Hack, Screenwriting Tip #1167 (for your next music video)
#AfterEffects:
88 Ways To Make A Stranger Smile

#Guitar:
Tips and Tricks for Caring For Your Guitar | The Current
#Guitar:
A Lesson For Both Guitarists And Bass Players: Chords And Their Use

#MusicProduction:
Creative Uses of Reverb
#MusicProduction:
14 heavy metal drumming tips and techniques
#MusicProduction:
Psychedelic 60s - 13 construction kits infused with the power and soul of the pyschadelic 60s (yeah, 60s are great)
#MusicProduction:
Condenser vs Dynamic Microphones
#MusicProduction:
How to Use Side-Chain Compression to Make Rock Guitars Stay out of the Vocal’s Way
#MusicProduction:
13 Tips To Improve Your Mixing

#Photography:
Sunset Portraits: Using Strobes for Balance
#Photography:
Amazingly Complex Timelapse of Central Park Showing Seasonal Changes
#Photography:
5 Ways to Get Creative with a Fisheye Lens
#Photography:
Become a Better Photographer By Asking One Simple Question
#Photography:
Remarkable Macro Photographs of Ice Structures and Snowflakes
#Photography:
Glamour Photography on Location in Rio de Janeiro: Behind the Scenes – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Interior Photography Tips & Post-Processing Techniques –
#Photography:
Intermediate Lighting for Portraiture Photography
#Photography:
Models of Creativity & Photography
#Photography:
How to Create Portraits that Captivate and Intrigue

#Photoshop:
20 Beautiful Free Christmas Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
105+ Cool Backgrounds and Tutorials for Designers (a weekend is not enough to go through that all)
#Photoshop:
Creating a Duotone Image in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Arrows and a Tutorial on How to Use Them!
#Photoshop:
Easy Image Borders with Photoshop Smart Filters
#Photoshop:
How to Extend the Canvas of a Photo (generate things you did not picture)
#Photoshop:
Create this “Heaven & Hell” Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
Free Steampunk Brushes
#Photoshop:
#Free Hand Drawn Town Brush Set for Photoshop (free for non-commercial use)
#Photoshop:
#Free Hand Drawn Monster Brushes (free for non-commercial use)
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Sunlight Actions
#Photoshop:
A Great #Free Festive Seamless Christmas Pattern
#Photoshop:
Get the toy camera look with PS
#Photoshop:
33 Fantastically Free Brick Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
How Photoshop Would Work in Real Life (makes me think, but it's only fun - but I like it)
#Photoshop:
75 Excellent Photoshop Abstract and Light Effect Tutorials |
#Photoshop:
One Night Of Elegance Party Flyer (#free download of 2 versions)
#Photoshop:
The Breathtaking Landscapes of Daniel Kvasznicza

#SocialMedia:
How to Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

#Writing:
How to Write a Book Review
#Writing:
3 Cases of Distracting Usage
#Writing:
Figurative and Alternate Meanings for 20 Medical Terms

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
It's bad to fail, but it's worse not having tried.

I prefer recording tv on harddisk. Then I can look when I want and can fast forward at the ads.

Hey, Led Zeppelin are a British band! I don't know why I thought they were US.