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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120626

#AfterEffects:
Removing FishEye Distortion in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Export an After Effects animation to CSS3 / HTML5 using a script.

#Guitar:
What Do I Need to Know About Bass Guitar? (bass guitar is more than vibrating the seat)
#Guitar:
How to Choose a Guitar Amplifier

#Music:
Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Music-Listening Experience

#Music production:
The Producers give their production tips - Telegraph (with Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson)

#Photography:
The Bastards Book of Photography by Dan Nguyen (interesting chapters and photos)
#Photography:
The First Model Photo Shoot (well, well, well, the first time - i remember that desaster…)
#Photography:
Using Technology To Take Better Photos

#Photoshop:
Construct a Color Wheel in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
20 New Collection of Cool Photoshop Tutorials - Boost Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Conceptual Artwork Photoshop Tutorial « Manipulations (how to work with perspectives)
#Photoshop:
14 Tutorials for Creating Photoshop Brushes (effective use of brushes - a basic skill in PS)
#Photoshop:
Paint Hair, Cloth and Jewelry in Photoshop (no new sensation, but interesting)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop CS6 Quick Tip: Set Layer Opacity to 100% Using Your Keyboard
#Photoshop:
Music & Band Photographer Russ Robinson – Amazing Before & After Photos of Bands & Musicians (a must see for bands & musicians. See the source with mouse over)
#Photoshop:
Create Sci-Fi Style Laser Light Special Effect in Photoshop (a tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Beauty Retouch for Beginners (ladies will love you for this)
#Photoshop:
Creative Sticker Printing (get inspired before you create a sticker)
#Photoshop:
Amazing Field Wallpaper for Desktop ~ Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Free Ribbon Brushes (you are no hero? never mind with photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop ~ Photoshop Tutorials

#SocialMedia:
7 Deadly Social Media Posting Sins You Need To Avoid
#SocialMedia:
Technology: New Study: Who Controls Social Networks?...

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Today I broke my personel record in days without dying. And every birthday is a victory ceremony.

From time to time I wan to lean back putting my brain into idle-mode. Relaxxxxxxx

For some relationships I need a ACTIVATE button, for some a CANCEL.

During songwriting I look up for inspiration, down for desperation and anywhere with transpiration (sweat, hard work)

Another trip, another flop? Scream to the mirror: Never give up!

Trashy 60s style picture with polaroid flair

Example of making something out of a blurred photo what others usually would trash.
It was a personal challenge for me when playing with photoshop. Can I do something interesting out of a totally gone wrong picture you usually would trash? Here my result:

What I did

I cut out the figure from the original and paste it into a new layer "figure". Underneath I opened a new layer "background" to do a 60s pattern.

I added a light effect and blurred it. The blur is important for me because the figure is blurred too, it was a bad photoshot.

To make photo more authentical I worked over the figure layer with colour correction (more green an yellow), reduced the saturation and made more contrast with curves.
Trashy, but interesting in a specific way.

Here my photoshop layers - nothing spectacular
Conclusion: Be creative in whatever you do!