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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130330


#Photoshop:
Learn How to Fix Colors with Levels in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Joe McNally Deconstructs his Cowboy Portrait (demystifying cowboys)
#Photoshop:
Top 10 Photo Fixing and Image Editing Tricks (good ideas)
#Photoshop:
Free printable thank you card, wedding thank you card or birthday thank you card (thank you for download)
#Photoshop:
Photomerge, Auto Align & Content Aware Scale
#Photoshop:
10 Fantastic Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube (are you a visual type, prefer wathcing before reading?)
#Photoshop:
#tutorial: Create A Gore Zombie Effect
(so pretty!)
#Photoshop:
40 Photoshop Tutorials (simple tuts for children - or rookies)
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Create a Vintage Notepad From Scratch
#Photoshop:
Free Graduation Photoshop Template (for high schooler)
#Photoshop:
Digital Art of Andrew Kavanagh (it's all about humans and blast)
#Photoshop:
#Tutorials - Free Source of 2D Tutorials
#Photoshop:
A Free Decorative Grunge Font (graunge can be so decorative)
#Photoshop:
Create a Stylized, Artful Photo Effect (sitting at a wall, thinking, doing nothing at all - sounds like songslyrics)
#Photoshop:
Imitation Evening Eye Make Up in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free And Professional Photoshop Patterns Collection
#Photoshop:
Hand Drawn Design
#Photoshop:
Create A Portrait Studio Background - Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Improving your work, training with the best
#Photoshop:
A Collection of Wonderful Sunburst Brushes for #Free
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Photo-Realistic Metal Apple (don't bite into it)
#Photoshop:
Make a Polaroid Effect for Your Photos (paradox: shoot with a 2k$ cam & then photoshop it to a polaroid)
#Photoshop:
ViennaCC In Dreams - Photoshop Work

#SocialMedia:
Template to Create a Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Collage

#Writing: Margaret Atwood's 10 Rules of Writing
#Writing:
The Quest for the Best Word Ever

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

Doc, note. I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod. (by Penelope Gilliatt)

Being over the hump can mean that you're going down

True happiness you cannot buy, you can only discover inside of you.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130329

#AfterEffects: Animating Morphing Pictograms in After Effects Using Shape Layers
#AfterEffects:
Troubleshooting After Effects and other Hosts and Plug-ins
#AfterEffects: Using Adobe After Effects for Print Work
#AfterEffects:
Creating Epic Scenes From Outer Space – Part 1 (there is more than 1 part)
#AfterEffects:
AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
Animate a character in After (i like the puppet)
#AfterEffects:
Animating Morphing Pictograms in After Effects Using Shape Layers
#AfterEffects:
Camera Matching in Premiere Pro and After Effects

#Guitar:
Shred Again: Old Skateboards Become Electric Guitars (must be a street sound)
#Guitar:
7 Deliberate Practice Tips That All Guitarists Should Know
#Guitar:
Essential Listening: 10 Great Slide Guitar Songs
#Guitar:
Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 3) (just to fuddle on)

#Musicproduction: 3 reasons to mix at lower levels
#Musicproduction:
A Cleaner Way to Sidechain in FL Studio
#Musicproduction:
Levels Demystified – Gain Staging (Part 2)

#Photography:
Using Framing in Photography Compositions to Draw Interest – (frames like in a museum?)
#Photography:
How I Got The Shot: Desert Road (i simply made click on my cam)
#Photography:
New York City in One Day via Timelapse Photography –
#Photography:
Portrait Cropping Guide (cut ugly parts of the portrait. what if nothing is left?)
#Photography:
Night Landscape Photography
#Photography:
Innovative Infrared Photography Timelapse –
#Photography:
How to Determine Exposure with the Histogram –
#Photography:
Impossible Photography

#Photoshop:
How to add snow to your photo using PS CS6
#Photoshop:
Design a Postcard in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Retouch a Flat Photo within 1 minute using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorial: Create A Elegant Music Player Interface. -
#Photoshop:
How To Make Someone Older In Photoshop – Young To Old #Tutorial (usually people want the opposite effect)
#Photoshop:
Speed Retouching in Photoshop (under time pressure, poor man?)
#Photoshop:
Free Cross Process Photoshop Filter Actions
#Photoshop:
Professional Knife Photography Techniques (do it for Jason Voorhees)
#Photoshop:
How To Not Suck at Retouching (but that job sucks)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130328

#AfterEffects:
Different Techniques to Create a Bouncing Effect
#AfterEffects:
10 pro After Effects tips

#Filmproduction:
Roundup of Filmmaking and Video Production Apps for Android

#Guitar:
7 Ways To Become A Better Guitarist And Musician
#Guitar:
Some Tricks To Get Closer To Hendrix Sound (if yuo wanna go retro and not try something new)
#Guitar:
The Amaj7 Arpeggio (9 Positions)! (arpeggio is so hectic)

#Musicproduction: The worst audio in the world, courtesy of Avid and Abbey Road - with audio!
#Musicproduction: Can a $1599 microphone match up to an undisputed classic? Hear it for yourself...
#Musicproduction: An interesting phase problem in drum overheads
#Musicproduction: Does microphone preamplifier gain increase the proximity effect?
#Musicproduction: How to edit out pops in speech or singing
#Musicproduction:
How to Run Your Home Studio Like a Startup Business
#Musicproduction:
3 Hip Hop Bass Sound Kit Downloads
#Musicproduction:
Mixing With Headphones (i always use headphones)

#Photography:
Engagement Photographer Captures Marriage Proposal Interrupted by Gigantic Wave (proposal - how romantic)
#Photography:
Tip #29: Seeking a Critique
#Photography:
Raphye Alexius’s Solution to Poor Ambient Light (a tip)
#Photography:
Tip: 8 Reflectors You Already Have in Your Home (look under your bed…)
#Photography:
Tip: Creating Artificial Bokeh in Your Own Home (the home is full of bokehs)
#Photography:
Tip -Taking Photos of People You Don't Know
#Photography:
Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Motifs

#Photoshop: Working with depth of field (quick example for working with depth of field)
#Photoshop:
Image Editing Basics in Photoshop Elements (for rookies)
#Photoshop:
4 essential rules of effective logo design (do you have a band logo?)
#Photoshop:
30 Inspiring Hand Drawn Lettering Poster Designs
#Photoshop:
How to Use Image-Based Lighting in Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
How to create a velvet & sun glow edit using photoshop actions
#Photoshop:
Create Split Toning Effect using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Text on Fire Effect
#Photoshop:
How to add lens flare effect using Photoshop without disturbing the the other area (keep it simple)
#Photoshop:
Remove unused layer styles
#Photoshop:
Digital ,Fantasy Paintings ,by Juan Carlos Barquet, (enjoy the vulcano)
#Photoshop:
How to Edit and Compile Action Sequence Photography
#Photoshop:
How to Get The Look of a Studio Car Shot (turn a street photo to a prof studio photo)
#Photoshop:
The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Brushes For Download (never get enough brushes)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop versus Fireworks: A Guide for Web Designers
#Photoshop:
Abstract Photo Manipulation In Photoshop tutorials CS 6
#Photoshop:
Using curves in photoshop for retouching. Very useful trick
#Photoshop:
Glamour Photography Experiences: Photoshop experiments. (i like to explore new ways)
#Photoshop:
Create Lomo Effect Using Photoshop CS6 (red hair lady on a red sofa)
#Photoshop:
How Easy To Edit An Image With Pen Tool

#Writing:
One Word Can Mar Your Meaning

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

B,M and P are three letters that are impossible to say without closing the lips.

Today I feel so much pressure on me, I wish it would be tomorrow. And tomorrow? I'll worry, coz I did not do it today.

To find something google it. To find someone facebook it. You still find nothing? Oh, my oh my, gotta use the brain.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130326

#Photoshop:
Create a colourful 3D text explosion (blast the logo!)
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How to Draw Realistic Eyes in Photoshop (put an eye on a tree or on a sponge)
#Photoshop:
How to Edit and Compile Action Sequence Photography
#Photoshop:
Make Advanced Hair Selections with Masks - Photoshop Video Tutorial -
#Photoshop:
15 causes of poor images and how to fix them (ui,ui dropouts produced?)
#Photoshop:
Wroclaw Street with Tilt Shift (yet another tilt shift)
#Photoshop:
Create a Lone Ranger Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
A New Way To Using Photoshop Grids
#Photoshop:
How To Use Curves (not how to use Lady's curves)
#Photoshop:
Free Lines Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Cold Snowy Winter Scene in Photoshop (it's all about the colour cyan)
#Photoshop:
Creating Fashion Contrast Photo Effect (looks like grunge fashion)
#Photoshop:
Simple Zipper Text Effect - Part 1 (zip it up like your jeans)
#Photoshop:
Finally, Do Magic With Content Aware
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Creating Depth of Field Using the Lens Blur Filter
#Photoshop:
Photoshop add-ons you should be using
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Forming an Extreme Environment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Solving Common Photoshop Problems–Greyed out Filters
#Photoshop:
30 Awesome Free Wood Textures
#Photoshop:
How to Make Instagram Filters in Photoshop: Earlybird (the early bird gets the worm)
#Photoshop:
How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Separate a Logo from Coloured Background Using Gradient Maps
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Remove Halos in HDR Photographs (usually you add halos with a filter)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Painting a Beautiful Portrait for a Lady
#Photoshop:
Removing a white background to create a transparent PNG
#Photoshop:
Painting with Fire Using Photoshop’s Liquify Filter

#SocialMedia:
Facebook Cover Photo Dimensions
#SocialMedia:
Template to Create a Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Collage (with #photoshop)
#SocialMedia:
Shining light of social media

#Writing:
7 Types of Narrative Conflict

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

Whatever you reached in your life, whatever pressure is on your shoulder, there is always space for a glass of wine

A deed is more than 1000 words. A deed? Yeah, a picture.

It's fun to throw icecubes at someone who wants to chill

The mother of all sentences: I want your love!

Everybody wants the perfect partner. But that does not exist. The game is compromise solution.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130325

#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Showreel Slideshow Project Download
#AfterEffects:
Tip- fixing under exposed footage
#AfterEffects:
How to Backup After Effects Project Files (i always copy the whole subdir)

#Filmproduction:
Quick Tip: Clean House by Clearing Your Render Files in Final Cut Pro X!
#Filmproduction:
Inspiration! 13 Stunning Macro Video Projects
#Filmproduction:
10 Best Podcasts for Video Production
#Filmproduction:
Prepping Video Files for Social Media

#Guitar:
Six Tips for Warmer Fingers (put it in your pockets or sit on it)
#Guitar:
Phaser Flanger Chorus: What's the Difference? (it's the sound, issn't it. Ok, technically it's more differnce)
#Guitar:
Drop 2 Chords
#Guitar:
Quick Tip: The Minor Pentatonic Using 3 Notes Per String
#Guitar:
Dissonant Intervals: 2nds, 7ths, & The TriTone
#Guitar:
Slow-Blues Shuffle Guitar Licks
#Guitar:
Sculptures of Guitars by Armand Pierre Fernandez (if you have a guitar and can't play it, do a sculpture)
#Guitar:
Guitar Basics for Beginners : How to Play Major Scales on Guitar
#Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar Lesson EZ Blues Scale In E

#Musicproduction:
10 Questions Artists Should Ask Themselves at the Beginning of Their Careers (To Increase their Chances of Success) - MTT - Music Think Tank (10 quests are not enough)
#Musicproduction:
Learn the Loudness War’s dirty little secret
#Musicproduction:
How to Repair Problem Live Recordings
#Musicproduction:
Review of Zynaptiq’s Reverb Reduction Processor (holy grail of sound engineering)
#Musicproduction:
Sound Design Live Podcast interviews Mark Mosher
#Musicproduction:
What is amp modelling? (i use Revalve Mk II)
#Musicproduction:
Voice Leading

#Photography:
Professional Beverage Photography Tips
#Photography:
How to Fix Timestamp Issues on Multi-Camera Shoots
#Photography:
Creative Light Painting Photography Examples (video by Brady Bigalike)
#Photography:
F-Stops and Shutter Speeds – Camera Lessons – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography (tip #6: take a good model)
#Photography:
“Take My Picture” How Fashion Photography Has Changed

#Photoshop:
Applying Design Engineering Skills in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Better Black and White Photos with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Fantasy Art: Supernova
#Photoshop:
How to Create Retro Print Effects [Photoshop]
#Photoshop:
(Works) Drawing beautiful girl’s eyes
#Photoshop:
19 Photoshop Disasters That Will Make The News Next (ha ha ha, so funny)
#Photoshop:
Add Dramatic Color to Photographs: Photoshop Tutorial!
#Photoshop:
Simulating Double Exposure with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Killer Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Beauty Retouching by Retoucher Manfred Werner (go with the beauty expert)
#Photoshop:
Stunning neon light 3d typography
#Photoshop:
Boost Color Contrast With A Black And White Adjustment In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
46 Top Creative Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
20 Secret Photoshop Tips for Levels and Curves
#Photoshop:
Image Restoration With Photoshop - Getting Rid Of Red Spots (if you have old real polaroids, not instagrammed photos)
#Photoshop:
Photo Borders: How To Create Them In Photoshop (quite sophisticated)
#Photoshop:
How to create Medieval Age text in Photoshop CS6 »

Sunday, March 24, 2013

How to produce a metallic guitar sound

How to produce a metallic sounding guitar (not a metal guitar). A pure guitar sound is not enough, we heard that in so many songs.

I used Fruity Loops and plugins for synthesizer (Sytrus) and guitar amp (Revalve Mk II) and a stratocaster guitar.
I use this metallic guitar sound in my song "Green Light" from the album "Going Out For Summer"

Webpage of song: http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_green_light.htm
Preview of song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/going-out-for-summer/id524447833

See video on YouTube click here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130323

#AfterEffects:
Free Color Presets Pack Just For You!
#AfterEffects:
A Mind-Bending Remix of 1960s Americana by the Internet's Favorite Animator - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

#Guitar:
How To Increase Your Motivation To Practice Guitar (i never needed motivation)
#Guitar:
Beginners guitar lesson. How to read guitar chord and scale maps, charts or patterns (thank god, i am no beginner anymore)
#Guitar:
Free Blues guitar backing tracks (great to jam and practice)
#Guitar:
Constructing Chords from Scales
#Guitar:
Measures & Time Signatures
#Guitar:
Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson Song Chord progression

#Musicproduction:
How to Repair Problem Live Recordings (shit happens. what to do if it happens?)
#Musicproduction:
Writing Snare Drum Music (?????)

#Photography:
Landscape Photography at Night: The Essential Guide
#Photography:
Interior Composition in Architecture Photography
#Photography:
How to Determine Exposure with the Histogram
#Photography:
Light Painting Photography Technique: Wall of Fire
#Photography:
The Basics of a One Light Setup: A Lighting Tutorial
#Photography:
15 Moody Portraits That Will Make You Think (… or dream)
#Photography:
Under Water Beautiful Photos

#Photoshop:
Photography Prodigy Blurs Reality and Imagination
#Photoshop:
Photo Within A Photo Effect With Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Use Image-Based Lighting in Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
140 Fantastic Photo Manipulation Tutorials For Adobe Photoshop (too much, too heavy stuff)
#Photoshop:
9 #Free Photoshop Plugins (download, download, download)
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Forming an Extreme Environment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Fixing White Balance in ACR
#Photoshop:
50 #free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects
#Photoshop:
How to Create Scotch Tape in Photoshop (oh, so sticky)
#Photoshop:
Fruit That Defy Gravity
#Photoshop:
Playing with Displace Filter
#Photoshop:
How To Add Misfortune To A Photograph (what i would wish greedy wall street bosses)
#Photoshop:
50 Free Photoshop PSD Files of 2013 You Must Download (… if this is a must …)

#SocialMedia:
Prepping Video Files for Social Media
#SocialMedia:
Twitter To Launch New Music Service? (will they call it iTweet?)
#SocialMedia:
How to advertise on social media: Step-by-step on 4 networks (the great know how)

#Writing:
12 Types of Language (what is the worst?)

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

I like contrast like dirty sex on a clean bed

Sometimes I want to be at impossible places like in a citadel on Mars or on starship NCC-1701. How does that feel?

Lottery win! Lottery win! YIPPIEH! - and then I awoke. What a stragne dream...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130322

#Guitar:
Perfect Intervals: 4th, 5th & the Octave
#Guitar:
Substitute Dominants (puh, music theory)
#Guitar:
Drop 2 Chords

#Musicproduction:
Make Your Own Vocal Gobo Easily and Cheaply
#Musicproduction:
Loudness War Research
#Musicproduction:
NI #Massive Sound Design Tips - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Musicproduction:
10 Things I’ve Learned In My Writing Career: by Travis Rink

#Photography:
New York City in One Day via Timelapse Photography (yeah, NYC is great)
#Photography:
Learning to See, Part VIII

#Photoshop: Polaroized - Can Creative Work Rescue Dropout Photo ? (give a polaroid touch to a photo)
#Photoshop:
How to Align Images to Create the Perfect Group Photo
#Photoshop:
Create a Surreal "Parting of the Sea" Photo Manipulation (feel like Moses)
#Photoshop:
Design a Grunge Vintage Poster
#Photoshop:
Digital ,Fantasy Paintings ,by Juan Carlos Barquet,
#Photoshop:
Awesome Adobe Photoshop effects Tutorials (learn, learn, learn)
#Photoshop:
Cartoon Art: Deception is the key
#Photoshop:
Digital Art of Andrew Kavanagh
#Photoshop:
20 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials (a burning card?)
#Photoshop:
How To Blur The Background In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Bizzarre Series of Portraits Shows Adults 'Shopped to Look Like Toddlers
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Apply Water Color Effect for your Image
#Photoshop:
28 Free To Download PSD Toggle Switches (switch everything with so many switches)
#Photoshop:
How To: Simulate Infrared Photography Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Create A 3D Bump Map in Photoshop (3D effect in PS)
#Photoshop:
35 Breathtaking Creative Photo Manipulation (i need air, i need breath!)
#Photoshop:
How to Create This Freezing Cold Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop (winter outside, photoshooting in a warm room, making it freeze with PS)
#Photoshop:
Having Fun with Vectors, Custom Brushes and Stock Images for a Nature-Themed Girl Composition in Photoshop (having fun is always good)
#Photoshop:
Tutorials - Age Progression (most people want the reverse of this)
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Epic Portal Scene in Photoshop (set yourself in godmode)
#Photoshop:
10 Important Nondestructive Editing Techniques for Photo Manipulators
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch Using Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
The Hidden Benefits of Social Media Marketing: Why Your Strategy May Be Working Better Than You Think - Forbes

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

Sleep is maintenance mode for the brain.

Talking about love is great. Singing about is better. Practice is uncomparable.

Today I do not wear brown. No brown shoes, no brown in the tie, no brown fleck on my shirt.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130321

#AfterEffects:
Fire Ball Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
Make a Magnificent Magnifying Glass That Really Works
#AfterEffects:
free 3D material options project and tutorials for After Effects CS6
#AfterEffects:
Keyboard shortcuts reference (helpful, by Adobe)
#AfterEffects:
Accessing the Layer Panel
#AfterEffects:
AE Background Rendering with Adobe Media Encoder

#Guitar:
Strong & Weak Beats (if it hits me hard it's strong)
#Guitar:
What are Chord Inversions?
#Guitar:
Country Guitar Lessons – Advanced Country Telecaster Lick – Country Doublestops
#Guitar:
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Guitar Tab Book
#Guitar:
The Major Seventh Arpeggio
#Guitar:
Suspended Chords (susoended, do they mean retired?)

#Music production:
Loudness has no impact on sales
#Music production:
An Ottawa musician has invented a ‘revolutionary’ way of lighting music stands
#Music production:
What NI Was Teasing: Monark Minimoog-Modeling Synth, Remade Battery, in New Komplete
#Music production:
Channel Strip QC 05 - Free NI Reaktor Channel Strip By WNP Sounds -

#Photography:
Making a Photo: Infuse Yourself into your Photos

#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Create A Surreal Photo Manipulation Effect. - (lonely tree)
#Photoshop:
tutorial: Create A Gore Zombie Effect (for zombie night)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial : How to draw a pen with simple steps to follow.
#Photoshop:
How to Retouch and Airbrush Skin in Photoshop (the beauty making)
#Photoshop:
Create a colorful abstract cosmic photo manipulation
#Photoshop:
Creating a Kaleidoscope (get crazy eyes)
#Photoshop:
20+ Useful and Free Actions For Photographers (download, let the line glow)
#Photoshop:
Symmetry with Photoshop (symmetry is beauty)
#Photoshop:
TrickyPhotoshop #17 How to add amazing golden sunset effect to your photo
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Making a Strawberry Style of Text Effect
#Photoshop:
50+ Brand New Free Photoshop PSD Files
#Photoshop:
Create an Amazing Mechanical Horse (get horsepower in your pc)
#Photoshop:
20 Popular Photo Effects And How to Recreate Them In Photoshop (simulate with PS)
#Photoshop:
Video Tutorial: How to Create See-Through Ghost Photos
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Beautiful Lines of Different Shapes
#Photoshop:
The World’s Most Famous Photoshop Fakes (the 911 plane at twin tower)

#SocialMedia:
Facebook 'likes' can reveal your secrets, study finds (don't like too much. think on spinage - i don't like it)

#Writing:
Ten Ways to Avoid Gender Bias

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

Searching tweets with a random word. Funny what people write about this.

Need a innovative guitar solo, but my head is empty. Maybe playing synthie helps to get an opened mind.

It's incredible that there are only 12 tones in the scale, but so many melodies can made out of this.

Girls, let your hair down, let it flow like a silk curtain…

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ViennaCC In Dreams - Photoshop Work

How to express dreaming in a photo? Here is my approach.
 
I put grunge pictures in, made strikes at the hait and changed the colours to blue. Blue like the sky, the wide open space. And there is also a picture looking like from a telescope spots like stars in the universe, a more wide open space. The grid over the brain expresses structure, structure of thought, structure of ideas, structure of the brain.
 
To see the gallery @ pinterest click here
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130319

#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Templates, AE Templates

#Filmproduction:
10 Great Color Correction Tutorials for Final Cut Pro X
#Filmproduction:
Part 2 - Animation Technique and Keyframe Interpolation (Adobe tv)

#Guitar:
How to Restring an Electric Guitar
#Guitar:
Guitar Lesson – How to play “Hotel California”
#Guitar:
12 Bar Blues Video Tips For The Acoustic
#Guitar:
The Modes of the Major Scale

#Music production:
How to Connect and Configure a MIDI Controller (youtube video)

#Photography:
Tips for Objective Evaluation of Composition
#Photography:
Why Making Mistakes is Good for your Photography (better: mistakes others make)
#Photography:
Quick Tip: What is a Full Frame Camera?
#Photography:
Travel photography tip: Exposure locking + metering modes

#Photoshop:
Turning an image into miniature image with tilt shift technique (yet another tilt shift)
#Photoshop:
20+ Useful and #Free Actions For Photographers
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Tutorials : Mosaic Effect
#Photoshop:
Brushes: Get creative by creating your own Photoshop brush
#Photoshop:
Portrait Art: Morning
#Photoshop:
#Free Rising Smoke Photoshop Brush Set Vol2
#Photoshop:
#Free Watercolor Brushes
#Photoshop:
Making a Rainbow Effect on a Photo (i have a plugin for that)
#Photoshop:
Vintage Style Photoshop Brushes For Download
#Photoshop:
Photo Enhancement Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Free Lines Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop:
Quick tip – Use of Stroke path Command. -
#Photoshop:
15 Stunning Examples of Digital Art by Allexius
#Photoshop:
10 Websites Where You Can Get #Free Stock Photos
#Photoshop:
Unusual Photo Stylizing Effect by Fragments (machine woman…)
#Photoshop:
36 Clever Illustration Graphics for Design Inspiration
#Photoshop:
How To Lighten And Brighten Eyes In Photoshop (give her shiny eyes)
#Photoshop:
Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
#Photoshop:
Partial Black & White Effect using Photoshop CS6

#SocialMedia:
7 Ways To Value Yourself Beyond Social Media

#Writing:
There’s a Word for That

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

Some people laugh about others, but copy them later. I laugh about some politicians. …..ups

The things we get impressed by and we focus on with will influence what we become.

I have a mobile, but mostly it is turned off. I am no slave to technology.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Working with depth of field in photoshop

Here a quick example for working with depth of field, an integrated effect in photoshop. I just wanted to have one (of two) sign and the two women sharp, the rest unsharp. Then I added a little cyan to make the scenery more cold and enhanced the colours.

The shot was taken from a window on 20130117 in Vienna with a simple camera (shoot and forget camera) in format jpeg, not in raw.
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130317

#Photoshop:
Finally, Do Magic With Content Aware
#Photoshop:
Boost Color Contrast With A Black And White Adjustment In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Twitter Header Image Photoshop Template (Free Download) (colourize your twitter)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Plastic Text and Objects
#Photoshop:
Old Style Photo Retouching (for retro fans)
#Photoshop:
Create Animal Textured Typography (Roooaaaarrrrr!)
#Photoshop:
Tips For Using Adobe Photoshop For Digital Collages
#Photoshop:
Digital Paintings Tutorial for Beginner in Photoshop « We Love To Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Remove Halos in HDR Photographs
#Photoshop:
Tutorial- Creating a Background Blur
#Photoshop:
Strokes in Photoshop CS6

#SocialMedia:
A guide to campaign scripting tutorial -
#SocialMedia:
Why are You in Social Media ? (good question. what is your answer?)
#SocialMedia:
Social Media Dashboards: What to Look For

#Writing:
10 Humorous, Derisive, or Slang Synonyms for “Leader” or “Official”
#Writing:
College-Essay Websites Get a Failing Grade

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

If trees could speak, what would they tell us? "I saw so much in my life" - old oak

And after a recording i asked myself "if i would start anew, would i change anything?" - and deleted my work from pc :-(

When karma hits me it always hurts

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130316

#AfterEffects:
Fire up! – Free After Effects Template

#Filmproduction:
Quick Tip: Control Rendering and Background Tasks In Final Cut Pro X

#Guitar: How To Chain Your Guitar Effects Pedals (or don't do it and get new sounds)
#Guitar: Recording: Recording Guitarists: How To Recreate The Setups Of Classic Guitar Gods (but if i need my own god sound?)
#Guitar: Billy Duffy on how he discovered his signature sound
#Guitar: The G Diminished 7th Chord (3 Boxes – Fingerings)! (too complicated for me)
#Guitar:
How To Solo – Using The Mixalydian Mode – Guitar Lesson

#Music production: Measures & Time Signatures
#Music production:
On YouTube: What is MIDI? What is a MIDI Controller?
#Music production:
The Most Common Chord Progressions
#Music production:
Voice Leading
#Music production:
Can You Make Sad Songs Sound Happy (And Vice Versa)? (my question is: do i really want that?)
#Music production:
KVR: 50 MB of #free vocal samples from Black Octopus Sound (…and more. download until your line is glowing)

#Photography:
Pro Photographer Shoots Tilt-Shift With a Cheap Camera –
#Photography:
Photography Tips & Insights from Steve McCurry
#Photography:
How to Photograph Busy Tourist Sites
#Photography:
Band Photography in the Misty Mountains – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
How to Freeze Motion in Water Photography –
#Photography:
What to do When there’s Nothing to Shoot (drink a glass of wine?)
#Photography:
How to be Creative with White Balance (i do it in photoshop)
#Photography:
Donna Summer I Feel Love Composite Photography (can you still feel the love?)
#Photography:
No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted

#Photoshop:
Crop Straighten and Open Multiple Scanned Photos With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Add Lens Flare To Your Image The Right Way (photoshop has a plugin)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorial - Double Face Illusion
#Photoshop:
Better Black and White Photos with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Recreating Instagram’s Retro Filter Effects
#Photoshop:
Photo Borders: How To Create Them In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

Friday, March 15, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130315

#AfterEffects:
How to Create a Seamless Infinite White Backdrop
#AfterEffects:
Recreating Magnifying Glass

#Music production: #Free sound bank for kHs ONE released by Solidtrax [Win|Mac]
#Music production: Sound Magic releases StringQ, #free VST effect unit designed for Strings [Win|VST]
#Music production: Voxengo updates free SPAN spectrum analyzer to v2.5 [Win|Mac|VST|AU]
#Music production:
Using MIDI for Inspiration and Foundation
#Music production:
Recording Piano: Mics Near The Hammers
#Music production: #Free Drum Samples with High Impact
#Music production:
8 Creative Ways to Tweak Your Home Studio Environment
#Music production:
Collaborating with the Music Team – An Interview with Randy Thom

#Photography:
Why You Should Potentially Move Instead of Zooming for Portrait Photography
#Photography:
3 Ways To Get Sharper Close-Ups

#Photoshop:
Create a Beautiful River Scenery in Photoshop (let the waters flow…)
#Photoshop:
Vibrance VS Saturation
#Photoshop:
20+ Useful and #Free Actions For Photographers
#Photoshop:
Video #tutorial: Create a vintage toy camera look in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Effects: using Layers to rescue exposure
#Photoshop:
#Free Download: 40 Exclusive Photoshop Patterns (and when i tweet this to all my followers it is not exclusive anymore)
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Cute Flying Pig Scene
#Photoshop:
#Free Lines Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Creation of Brick Effect for Text
#Photoshop:
Dramatic Black And White Effect
#Photoshop:
Creating Cardiac Rate Effect with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Using the Blending Sliders
#Photoshop:
25 awesome photo manipulations & digital artworks
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Waving Flag Effect
#Photoshop:
88 Secrets of Photoshop (i'm sure there are more)
#Photoshop:
Recreating Magnifying Glass

#SocialMedia:
5 Ways You're Annoying Everyone on Social Media (very good ways, they really work!)

#Writing:
How to Revise Bullet Lists for Grammatical Consistency

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

In some tweets I am not sure if some words are a misspellings or a shortcuts

Often it's the small things that make you smile. You don't eed a bunch of roses. But tell that your girl…

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130314

#AfterEffects:
After Effects Apprentice Free Video: Roughing Out a Camera Move

#Design
10 ways to save money on design software (for bands with low budget - approx.99.9% of all bands)

#Filmproduction:
The Pros And Cons Of Pulling Images From Video
#Filmproduction:
Some Sound Advice on Making an Independent Movie
#Filmproduction:
Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!

#Guitar:
Measures & Time Signatures
#Guitar:
Triad Use In Blues Progressions
#Guitar:
Intervallic Licks And Riffs
#Guitar:
10 tips for better recorded acoustic guitar sound
#Guitar:
Perfect Intervals: 4th, 5th & the Octave
#Guitar:
Lesson 5: Bending Like The King
#Guitar:
G7 to D7- How One Note Can Make All the Difference
#Guitar:
Intro to Musical Intervals

#Music production: Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!
#Music production:
Bring Your MIDI Drums to Life
#Music production:
Free Reaktor Samplemaps
#Music production:
What is the Loudness War ? (it's a radio concept)

#Photography:
Making Sharper Wildlife Photographs – [Part 2 of 2]

#Photoshop:
OPINION: Why Photoshop is Ruining Landscape Photography
#Photoshop:
Create a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in Photoshop (life is a battlefield…)
#Photoshop:
The Importance of quick keys
#Photoshop:
Photoshop tutorial: Combine real and digital brushes
#Photoshop:
Modeling a 3D Bracelet with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tattoo-Artworks by Xoïl aka Loïc
#Photoshop:
Create a Trendy Retro Landscape Design in Photoshop (retro is good)
#Photoshop:
The 10 laws of Photoshop etiquette (be gentle and polite…)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tips: How to straighten a horizon line?
#Photoshop:
Creating Cardiac Rate Effect with Photoshop (what the hell is that?)
#Photoshop:
How To Make A Lomo Effect (lomo will never die)
#Photoshop:
A Web Developer’s Guide to Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo
#Photoshop:
How to Resize an Image in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Give Your Photos a Vintage Polaroid Effect
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Create a Funny Band Poster in Photoshop (roundabout)
#Photoshop:
Cool Transparent Effect on Clothes (transparent clothes on beauty?)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Understanding Curves (i understand curves of a woman)
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Paper Shadow Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick measure and change object sizes in Photoshop (do a quick one…)
#Photoshop:
Create a Mysterious and Eerie Surreal Image in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
How to Decide if Social Media is Right for your Business (can't be wrong for bands)

#Writing:
Why One Suffix Is More Common Than Another

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

Confidence is the key. If you don’t believe in yourself, then nobody will.

If I think of all the unwritten songs I want to get 500 years old.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Polaroized!

I took a dropout photo from photosession last weekend. What to do with it?
The picture is underexposed. No problem if you are creative.
Here the jpeg of the original:


With Photoshop work I made a Polaroid styled picture - and I think it doesn't look bad. The colours I added on the right side give the picture a kick.
ViennaCC polaroized
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130312

#AfterEffects:
Ray-tracing with Typography in After Effects Tutorial

#Filmproduction:
1 Minute Videos That Will Make You Hungry (mjam mjam)
#Filmproduction:
Clip Exporter 1.2 for Final Cut Pro X is now free and open source

#Guitar:
Tested: Best guitar practice amps reviewed (Wired UK)
#Guitar:
Avoiding Guitar-Related Injury
#Guitar:
POWER CHORDS!!! (yeah, gimmie power)
#Guitar:
Top Wood And High Tension Strings. Action Adjustment. Guitar Body Frame
#Guitar:
10 Female Guitarists You Should Know, Part 6
#Guitar:
Download free Guitar Suite app for iOS devices
#Guitar:
Borrowed Chords (… lend me a chord and sing me a song …)
#Guitar:
Strong & Weak Beats (is the difference how much it hurts?)

#Music production:
The Basics of Equalization (and that are only basics….)
#Music production:
#Free Trance Soundsets for Vanguard, V-Station and Synth1

#Photography:
Telling the Stories of People’s Lives Through a Wet Plate Photography Project
#Photography:
10 Techniques for Amazing Portraits

#Photoshop:
How to Match 3D Ground Planes Using Vanishing Point Filter
#Photoshop:
Create a Cute Bunny House in Photoshop (great! Am i huge hefner?)
#Photoshop:
Enhancing your Disney favorite character photos
#Photoshop:
Design Tips: Using Gaussian blur to focus (blur to focus - isn't that a contradiction?)
#Photoshop:
6 Simple Steps for Applying Makeup with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Surreal Apple Habitat Scene
#Photoshop:
Free Leaves and Lines Brush Set For Photoshop
#Photoshop:
10 Secrets to Designing a Magazine (for your fanzine)
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop Shapes to Create a Crown of Light
#Photoshop:
Make Your Photos More Intense in 12 Easy Steps (like putting spices into soup)
#Photoshop:
Top Free Photoshop Brushes Collection

#SocialMedia:
25 Clever Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

#SocialMedia:
5 Different Ways to Approach Social Media Branding -

#Writing:
10 Classes of Careless Usage

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

The world is a canvas, it's up to us to paint it.

Give me a lolly and i will give you a lol!

There is no horse meat in European lasagne. If then nutrient would be shown in hp (horsepower), not in kcal.

Eat chocolate, there is no horse meat in it!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Offering fake Camembert

Offering a fake Camembert from Confiserie PACI in 28 rue Hoche,
06400 Cannes to artist Jordana. Skeptic look if this mold growth can be eaten.

Looks like a Camembert, is packed like a Camembert in a round wodden box. But it is white chocolate. Constency inside is very cheeeeeezy.
 

Today's Top Links 20130311

#AfterEffects:
An Introduction to Uses of Depth Propagation
#AfterEffects:
33 #Free After Effects Templates (simple, but very useful)

#Filmproduction:
Export Stems out of your Final Cut Pro X Timeline Using Roles
#Filmproduction:
Inspiration! 16 Impactful Slow Motion Video Projects

#Guitar:
Fretting about Jimi - Songs To Play On Guitar (unreachable Jimi Hendrix…)
#Guitar:
Modal Writing
#Guitar:
Diatonic Chord Functions

#Music production:
A Guide to Ghost Snares in MIDI (creeeeepy)
#Music production:
How To Write Songs Like The Pros Using Unity And Variety
#Music production:
How loud is too loud ? When DR values just aren’t enough (it can't be loud enough)

#Photography:
Natural Smile Techniques for Directing Portrait Subjects (say CHEEEEEEEEESE)
#Photography:
How To Setup Remote DSLR Cameras with Wireless Triggers
#Photography:
Useful Tips for Spring Photography
#Photography:
Understanding Colour on Your Digital Camera
#Photography:
5 Tips to for Getting Sharper Images
#Photography:
Quick Tip: How Does Shutter Speed Affect Video?
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Create an Animated 3D GIF in Photoshop CS6 (everything's moving)
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Animate a News Ticker GIF With Photoshop (Latest News…)

#Photoshop:
Create a Vibrant Conceptual Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
Create A Futuristic Photo Illustration
#Photoshop:
Digital Art of Andrew Kavanagh
#Photoshop:
10 #Free Sans Serif Fonts to Download
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Techniques of Making a Panda Artwork (oh, that soft little bear from China)
#Photoshop:
10 Photoshop Tips: Extend Your Basic Knowledge of Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Creepy GIFs From The Movie Stoker (13 Photos) (Is there Freddy Krueger waiting?)
#Photoshop:
10 Best #free psd Template Download
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How to Draw Realistic Eyes
#Photoshop:
#Free Premium Photoshop Transport Custom Shapes Pack
#Photoshop:
15 Free Cool and Useful Snowy Fonts for Web Designers

#SocialMedia:
How to Do a Social Media Competitive Analysis (OMG, at pop there are so many competitive bands)

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

Sometimes in a project it is a good idea to say: keep it simple. Through away all complex solutions and keep it simple. Can be one of the greatest solutions.

Planet have a habitable zone just like love. To long distance will drive love down, too short distance is uncomfortable too.

I wonder if elephants are afraid of mouse traps…

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130310

#Filmproduction:
Automating Clips to Sequence Markers in Adobe Premiere Pro
#Filmproduction:
Managing Events in Final Cut Pro X with Event Manager - fcp.co

#Guitar:
Guitar playing 1 - Songs To Play On Guitar
#Guitar:
The Difference Between Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars (i think it's the weight)
#Guitar:
Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 1)
#Guitar:
Key Modulation
#Guitar:
How to Play Double-Stops on the Guitar (Dummies - books are very good)

#Music production: WOK releases FLAN-W #free flanger for Windows VST [Win|VST]
#Music production: Jamie.B Audio releases #Free Multi-Filter for Windows [VST]
#Music production: Cableguys releases #Free PanCake 2 [Win|Mac|VST|AU|RTAS] (nothing to put jam on it, It's a precise display of channel left/right volume for helpful visual control)
#Music production: HASound updates #free MSLR and Sample Delay plug-ins [Win|Mac|VST]
#Music production:
Mixing With Headphones (i only use headphones for mix)
#Music production:
Best mic pre (preamp) for under $1000
#Music production:
Free Reaktor Samplemaps (no Tchernobyl stones)

#Photography:
Aerial Photography By Paraglider (from high up above)
#Photography:
Creating Visual Narratives Through Your Photography
#Photography:
Discovering the Work of a Mysterious Unknown Master of Street Photographer –
#Photography:
Largest Panoramic Photo in the World: How it Was Made –
#Photography:
Infrared Photography Tutorial – (like militaries)
#Photography:
Beginner Tips for Shooting Action Photography

#Photoshop:
How to Convert an Image to a Duotone
#Photoshop:
Create a Photo-Realistic Fried Egg Using Digital Painting Techniques
#Photoshop:
How to do Professional Facial Retouching in Photoshop (turn a dog face into a donkey face)
#Photoshop:
How to Use the Patch Tool in PhotoShop
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Create a Robotic Warrior in Photoshop (action and adventure)
#Photoshop:
Create a "Minion" Character From the Despicable Me Movie
#Photoshop:
Pixel Disintegration Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Create an Intense “Wings of Fire” Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
Colorful SNL Style Poster
#Photoshop:
#Free download: Graphic resources from FanExtra
#Photoshop:
Folder Cruising in Adobe Bridge
#Photoshop:
Donna Summer I Feel Love Composite Photography (80s disco)
#Photoshop:
10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo (and what about turning an old into a new one?)
#Photoshop:
11 Creative Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Turn Day into Night in Photoshop (good night to you)
#Photoshop:
#Free Music Brushes
#Photoshop:
How to add wooden frame to a photo using Photoshop » TrickyPhotoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free Alphabet Rubber Stamp Photoshop Brush
#Photoshop:
Merge Layers Non-destructively
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Marble Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Create a Trendy Retro Photo Effect in 3 Easy Steps
#Photoshop:
How to Create Bubble in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create a Custom Shape Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Extract a Person in Photoshop CS6 (remove unwanted persons)
#Photoshop:
Kids Photoshopped to Look Like Creepy Little Adults (poor kids)

#SocialMedia:
Is Twitter Killing The Resume? - Careers Articles (no, only shrink it to 140 chars)
#SocialMedia:
5 Things You Can't Do On Social Media (And One You Can)

#Writing:
Synonyms for “Car” (sheet metal?)

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

I'd like to know if you smile at my texts like I smile at yours.

The wisest man, if he falls in love he acts like the biggest fool.

If somebody's biting my head off i say: "I don't need to know, I'm blonde"

Don't hide your head in the sand, it's dark down there. Take it and run - the idea, the inspiration, the picture of moment.