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Friday, May 31, 2013

Top Links 20130531

How to use masking in Photoshop


In this tutorial I am going to show you how masking works in Photoshop. I will also cover many additional tricks regarding masking that many Photoshop users don’t know. Now those who are new to...


 

How to create mist: Photoshop tricks for atmospheric landscapes


Find out how to transform your sunny scenes into atmospheric landscapes by using simple tonal tweaks and other Photoshop effects to create mist in any scene. There’s always something to complain ab...

3D arch-viz: The Way of Sound

Artist Jorge Adrian Fernandez shows how he created this lovely arch-viz render of a Pioneer mixer using 3ds Max, V-Ray, Photoshop and Fusion Jorge Adrian Fernandez has been working as a 3D modeller...

 


#AfterEffects:
Faking Physics in Newton and Element 3D (show your phys teacher!)
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects CC: Warp Stabilizer VFX | Creative Cloud for Video

#Guitar:
Smule Guitar app plays nicely with Sing (video)

#Musicproduction:
Free Music from Architect of Sound
#Musicproduction:
The Top 10 causes of Writer's Block & How to break the cycle
#Musicproduction:
Advanced Parallel Drum Processing (Compression, EQs)

#Photography:
Muscle Car Photography Lighting Techniques
#Photography: New Article Highlights Beach Photography Tips
#Photography:
3 Tips for Taking Portraits that Reflect the Character and Spirit of your Subject (try to pic a guru)
#Photography: Five Lenses for The Discerning Landscape Photographer

#Photoshop:
Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs
#Photoshop: Free Peeled Paper Corner Psd File
#Photoshop:
Creating Dashed and Dotted Lines in Photoshop
#Photoshop: How to Create Text-Free Assembly Instructions in Adobe Illustrator
#Photoshop:
How to use masking in Photoshop (create a Elepard)
#Photoshop:
13 Common Photoshop Mistakes and Malpractices with Remedies
#Photoshop:
How to create mist: Photoshop tricks for atmospheric landscapes (make fog in the highlands)
#Photoshop:
40+ Beautifully Fresh 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
3D arch-viz: The Way of Sound (PS, 3ds, max, V-ray, Fusion)
#Photoshop:
Download 10 Beautiful Fabric Textures
#Photoshop:
Unmasking PS (before - after. what a difference)
#Photoshop:
Brushes tutorial
#Photoshop:
Mega Collection of 115 Free Photoshop Actions (mega ultra super power)
#Photoshop:
Create a Photo-Realistic Fried Egg Using Digital Painting Techniques
#Photoshop:
Adding Texture and Transparency to 3D Objects in Photoshop CS6 (painting in transparent can be a data protection concept :-)
#Photoshop:
High-Resolution Set Of Stone & Pebble Textures
#Photoshop:
High-Resolution Set Of Animal Fur Textures
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Switch Over to Photoshop Swatches
#Photoshop:
Retouching Inspiration: 30 Incredible Before and After Photos
#Photoshop:
How to Make Translucent 3D Text
#Photoshop:
Use Context Free Art a free download to draw trees (any help is welcome)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Digital Painting for a Great Lady Portrait (paint the lady of your dreams)
#Photoshop:
The Basics of Photo Illustration & Image Creation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Transform Movie Style Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
30 Must Have Floral Brushes for Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Chrome Metal Text Effect (do you like metal - not only from cd?)

#SocialMedia:
Social Media - When Did Social Media Lose Its Way? [Infographic] : MarketingProfs Article

#Writing:
10 Points About Possessives

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

I don't say nothing against hunter. But I don't like people paying for shots and killing animals for fun. I shoot too, but only with camera

 Skiing is a big sport in our country. But I gave it up after being 3 times in hospital with broken legs. I don't have that skiing-gene.

 A nearly empty ketchup tube produces funny noises.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Top Links 20130530

How to Capture the Transition of Day to Night with Timelapse Photography: Bulb Ramping



How to Boost Your Band on YouTube

Of course, you've got to start out with great content, but if you've got a great video and don't follow these tips, your hard work could go unnoticed.



#AfterEffects: Video Tutorials: Charts and Graphs in Adobe After Effects

#Filmproduction: 8 Reasons Movie Reboots Fail

#Guitar: Online Guitar Game For Real Guitars (Guitarsite)
#Guitar: Transpose Chord Charts for Free (no prob if you play barre)
#Guitar: 10 mistakes rookie guitarists make
#Guitar: Quartal Harmony & the Guitar

#Musicproduction: “You learn a lot about the city by asking about its sound”: Peter Cusack Interview (a city shines, smells - and sounds)
#Musicproduction: How to make better tracks - part 1 - structure - YouTube (there is no wonder formula)
#Musicproduction: The Problem With Your Mixes
#Musicproduction: Recreating Beyonce's Back to Black Bass using NI Massive
#Musicproduction: #Free Massive Presets by Rankin Audio
#Musicproduction: An In-Depth Look at the Scenario Reaktor Ensemble

#Photography: How to Capture the Transition of Day to Night with Timelapse Photography: Bulb Ramping
#Photography: Quick Ways To Create Better Backgrounds For Flower Photography (make a background only to blur it?)
#Photography: Snapshot: A Few Tips to Taking Great iPhone Photos
#Photography: Clever Photographs of Meteors Made From Paper (yes, i also was wondering)
#Photography: 30 Inspiring Examples of Bicycle Photography
#Photography: Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated
#Photography: 10 Powerful Documentary Photo Essays from the Masters

#Photoshop: Make an Andy Warhol-style Pop Art portrait (look in 70s style)
#Photoshop: The Visual Storytelling Tour
#Photoshop: tutorial: Fantasy light effects in PS
#Photoshop: Techniques for Drawing a Dark Forest Scene
#Photoshop: Do’s and don’ts of typography
#Photoshop: Lily Princess Fantasy Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop: Amazing Creativity in Pictures by Christoph Hyuet (cow on massage, hourglass with bodies,…)
#Photoshop: How to add clouds and drama to a boring photo Photoshop CS 6 tutorial (drama, baby, drama)
#Photoshop: Create Action-Packed Zombie Apocalypse Concept Art in PS
#Photoshop: A Photo Agency Managed by the Crowd (it grabs a lot of data)
#Photoshop: Tutorial: Create A Dark Photo Manipulation of A Devil Woman
#Photoshop: How to Create a Realistic 3D “Stone” Text Effect
#Photoshop: Creating Northern Sky in PS (specially for people living in the south)
#Photoshop: How to add clouds and drama to a boring photo (no hammer needed)
#Photoshop: The Creation of "Stone Eagle" Photo Manipulation (eagle made of rocks. PSD download only for members)

#SocialMedia: How to Boost Your Band on YouTube
#SocialMedia: What to Do When Social Media Drives You Crazy (look for logout button)
#SocialMedia: 7 Ways You Can Effectively Lose Social Media Followers

#Writing: Shift Syntax to Strengthen Sentences

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

Can you google with bing? With bing bing will bring a thing, but it's not googled.

I once ate ostrich goulash. Tastes like beef. Deep dark flesh. Alternative for non-beefeater.

In the morning I look like droven down by a shopping cart. In the evening like after hurrying to cashier.

Tomorrow today will be yesterday like today was tomorrow yesterday. Got it?
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Wonder How This Day Will End - a poetry

I Wonder How This Day Will End

I wonder how this day will end
To be or not to be is just a bunch of blather.
and yet i have the bends
I don't know why I bother...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Links 20130528


Can you print a vinyl record on a 3D printer?

Amazingly, the answer to this question is - almost - yes!

exercises for guitar practice

Video tutorial: Exercises for warmup and practice.. For the arpeggio part i use the following patterns:(open strings) pa-ia-ma-pa……….. ia- pa-ia-ma…… ma-pa-ia-ma…..


 

Photoshop Tutorial: Apply a Great Water Effect to a Horse

This task we’ll learn how to correct the photos’ colors, change the eyes color, work with the layers, applying ready brushes and designs, create your own design and to picture the stars. Add the sa...

 
#AfterEffects: Time Remapping in Premiere & After Effects (i only did it once in AE)
#AfterEffects: Story Boarding - aescripts + aeplugins
#AfterEffects: Quick Tip: Jump Between Keyframes
#AfterEffects: Warp Stabilizer VFX | Creative Cloud for Video
#AfterEffects:
5 After Effects Tips & Tricks for Video Editors (simple&tricky)
#AfterEffects:
5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners
#AfterEffects:
Speed Ramps & Freeze Frames in After Effects

#Filmproduction: Time Remapping in Premiere & After Effects (i did it a few times)
#Filmproduction: 6 Filmmaking Tips From Shane Black
#Filmproduction: Film Directing Tips: Publishing Daily Filmmaking Articles for Indie Filmmakers Since 2007
#Filmproduction: 5 Tips for Adding a Light Source With Light Reflectors
#Filmproduction: What did David Fincher say is the main question a director should ask?
#Filmproduction: Frames Per Second: Pitching Video Storytelling
#Filmproduction:
Andys Free Region Tool Plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, Motion and AE

#Guitar: Can guitarists be trusted with their own equipment?
#Guitar: Real Guitar Free for iPad app review: master the guitar
(guitar simulator app)
#Guitar: Small Wonders: Five Essential 15-Watt Guitar Amps (small but beautiful)
#Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tabs
#Guitar: The Other “Hendrix Chord” (how the master of strings played)
#Guitar:
Blues Genealogy: "Statesboro Blues" - Blues Guitar Lessons - David Hamburger
#Guitar:
Tips & Tricks
#Guitar:
Harmonics - Beginner Guitar Lesson
#Guitar:
Guitar Exercises - Permutations 3 (practice to next level)
#Guitar:
exercises for guitar practice
#Guitar:
Paul Gilbert - Arpeggios Minor Triad Guitar Lesson
#Guitar:
GUITAR LESSON - TAPPING No2 /guitar exercise with notation and TAB)
#Guitar:
Guitar Lessons - An Essential Strumming Pattern
#Guitar:
Guitar Lesson: Summertime Blues (Who Live at Leeds)
#Guitar:
Southern Blues Guitar Backing Track in C

#Musicproduction: Can you print a vinyl record on a 3D printer? (amazingly the answer is yes)
#Musicproduction: What is your main concern if your interest is voice over?
#Musicproduction: Are certain mic/preamp combinations special?
#Musicproduction: Trancetechnosoundbanks.com releases Rayblaster monsterpack and Synth1 #Free pack [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction: Mildon Studios re-releases HUE-X 2.0 and M4GIQ as #freeware [Win|VST] (HUE-X is a unique graphic equalizer that plays directly with sound characteristics instead of frequencies. M4GIQ is a 4-band multi-fx that can be used as a stereo-widener, EQ, or a chorus effect.)
#Musicproduction: Ample Sound releases Ample Guitar M Lite #free acoustic guitar instrument for Win & Mac [Win|Mac|VST|AU|AAX|RTAS] (free light version of AGM)
#Musicproduction: How to reduce strumming noise on acoustic guitar?
#Musicproduction: The sound design of Star Trek Into Darkness
#Musicproduction: Making a Heavy NI Massive Sub Bass - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Musicproduction:
Sound Design: Using Vocal Parts as Instruments (play a song with only OUCHs)

#Photography: How to Capture Really Sharp Photos – PictureCorrect
#Photography: How to Get a Nice White Background in Portrait or Still Life Photography
#Photography: Photos – The Great Gatsby Costumes on display at Prada SOHO NYC
#Photography: Motorcycle Shoot (behind-the-scenes)
#Photography:
Very Interesting Comparison of Canon DSLR Camera Burst Mode Speeds and Sounds
#Photography: A Few Considerations When Choosing Raw over JPEG
#Photography: Are You Facing Photographer Burnout?
#Photography: How to be a top dog photographer
#Photography: Street Photography Hanoi ~ IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI
#Photography: 10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs
#Photography: What You Like About Black and White Photography
#Photography: Aperture 101 – Get to Know More About Aperture

#Photoshop: Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Create a 3D Bold Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Colorful Textured Plastic Photoshop Text Effect
#Photoshop: Colorful Autumn-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop (now in May!)
#Photoshop: Take Multiple Exposures In Camera to Combine Later in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Constructing a 3D Tall Building Style Text
#Photoshop: Concept of Constructing a Statue of Mechanical Head
#Photoshop: Creating a Triptych as an Action
#Photoshop: How to Add a Realistic Rainbow Effect to a Photo (at the end there is a pot of gold)
#Photoshop:
How to create a reflection in Photoshop in 6 easy steps
#Photoshop: Design a Grungy and Hairy Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Indoor Panorama (sit in the middle and turn around and round and round)
#Photoshop:
35+ Free Bird Themed Photoshop Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
13 Common Photoshop Mistakes and Malpractices with Remedies
#Photoshop:
Create studio-style shots using simple Photoshop tricks (it's all fake)
#Photoshop:
#Free For All: Free Fonts and Photography Goodies
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Apply a Great Water Effect to a Horse (poor horse)
#Photoshop:
Create An Alphabet Soup Text Effect In Photoshop - Eric Renno
#Photoshop:
#Free Graphic Pack with More Than 50 Resources
#Photoshop:
150 #Free Rust Brushes for PS
#Photoshop:
Create a Spring Blossoms Text Effect in Photoshop (let there flowers be)
#Photoshop:
free psd tool for designers
#Photoshop:
Have Fun with Photoshop: 10 Amusing Tutorials to Try
#Photoshop:
Create a Fantastically Textured Flaming Portrait (yeah , i like fun)
#Photoshop:
What you should know before placing images in Photoshop and Illustrator
#Photoshop:
5 Photoshop Tricks That Will Ruin Your Photos

#SocialMedia:
Why You Should Not Ignore Pinterest in Your Social Media Strategy (yeah, look at http://www.pinterest.com/viennacc )

#Writing: 45 Synonyms for “Old” and “Old-Fashioned”
#Writing:
The Rationale for the Serial Comma

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

Bananas taste really good. Bananas on BBQ too.

With global warming in 100 years there will be bananas in Middle Europe too.

I don't know why people get so expensive software. There is a lot of good freeware in the net. Too lazy to google?
Dollars & Euros, ok, good to have. But if you have time - then you are really rich.

I need a BAZONG sound, it can be a ZAWAPP too. But around me there are only WOOFs and KAWUMM. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

To You - a poetry

To You

 
You are always on my mind
Ever since meeting you my feelings are in a whirlwind
Love is our connection
You are like perfection

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Local Heroes Österreich Finale 2013 @ Arena Wien

13 österreichische Bands traten am 25.Mai 2013 zum großen local-heroes-Finale in der Arena Wien an.










Hier eine kurze Vorstellung der Bands:

A-Cross aus T

spielen Rock, den sie selbst als „NEWSCHOOL ENDLASER EMOHARDCORE“ bezeichnen. Der dürre Sänger springt leichtfüssig über die Bühne ohne sich in diversen Stage-Kabeln zu verheddern. 2 CD-Veröffentlichungen liegen vor, eine enthält ein Musikvideo.
http://www.facebook.com/acrossband
http://www.a-cross.at/
http://www.myspace.com/acrossaustria

beda mit palme aus OÖ

Der Mühlviertler hat es aus dem Wohnzimmer mit vielen Pflanzen geschafft auf die local-heroes-Bühnen, erst die Vorausscheidung, dann das Finale. Als eine der Pflanzen mitsingen konnte, war das Bühnen-Accessoir gefunden. Beda tritt mit Palme auf und spielt Akustikrock mit Reggae-Einfluss - und Dialekttexten.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/beda-mit-palme/208099615882801
http://www.mit-palme.at/

Boost Club aus OÖ 

Die Gruppe mit zwei Sängerinnen und einer Brass-Sektion spielen laut Eigendefinition Modern Jazz Pop. Funk, Ska und Salsa Einflüsse sind zu hören. Klingt nach Easy Listening, ist aber voll Musikalität, Virtuosität und Talent.
Übrigens ist eine erste Single schon in Arbeit, die die Band demnächst präsentieren wird.
https://www.facebook.com/BoostClubMusic#!/BoostClubMusic

Coldraise aus K

Frontfrau Celine Tengg singt und spielt bei einigen Songs Gitarre. Die Band orientiert sich nach Greenday und Blink 182. Diese Punk-Einflüsse sind deutlich zu hören. Die Band spielt nicht nur eigene Kompositionen sondern greift auch gerne auf bewährtes Liedgut aus fremder Feder zurück. Eine CD ist eingespielt, eine weitere in Arbeit.
http://www.facebook.com/coldraiseofficial
http//www.coldraise.at

ConClave aus OÖ

Absolut nicht klerikal präsentieren ConClave einen Mix aus Alternative, Punk Rock und Screamofunk. Die Eigenkompositionen werden wohl zurückgezogen im geschlssenen Proberaum erarbeitet.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ConClave/128316433929922?ref=hl
http://www.myspace.com/582280395

Demian aus NÖ

Der Bandname geht zurück auf eine Erzählung von Hermann Hesse, wo es um die Entwicklung von Emil Sinclair in Kindheit und Jugend geht. Ob das eine Metapher auf die Band ist? Diese Band rockt, und das schon recht lange. Die Band existiert bereits seit 2001, eine EP und eine CD wurden eingespielt. Die Liste von Festivals ist zu lang um hier genannt zu werden.

mit Sängerin Eva Gabriel von der Band Demian
http://www.facebook.com/demian.at
http://www.demian.at/

Frency Foundation aus W

sind eine Vier-Mann-Band aus Wien und bestechen durch mehrstimmigen Gesang. Leichtfüssiger Pop mit Schunkel- bzw. Mitsingfaktor. Lieder wie LETS GET STARTED oder FUNK YOU sind in Melodie gefaßte klare Stimulanzen an die Muskeln der Zuhörer. Die Vier sind gut eingespielt in Dur und Moll. Ein Funk, der funkt[u].
http://www.facebook.com/frenzyfoundationBasic Info
http://www.frenzyfoundation.at/


Inigo McCoy aus Stmk

Die Band wurde 2010 in einem Irish Pub gegründet und diese Lokation hat geprägt. Nachdem das dunkle irische Bier ausgetrunken war, hatte die Band durch das dicke Bierglas den etwas schrägen, doch wohl rechten Durchblick. Die Band hat ihre musikalischen Wurzeln im Irish-Folk, mischt diesen mit Klassik- und Pop-Elementen. Die Band nennt dies melancholisch-nostalgischen Folk-Pop-Rock.
http://de-de.facebook.com/inigomccoy.band

Klay aus Stmk

Sängerin Klara, Künstlername Klay, überzeugt im Genre Singer/Songwriter mit Eigenkompositionen. Hat sie doch bereits mit 13 Jahren mit dem Songwriting begonnen. Eine EP ist in Planung.
www.klay.at

Living Targets aus K

Die fünf lebenden Ziele pressen Rock aus den Verstärkern, laut Eigendefinition Alternativ-Post-Punk-Rock. Die Gitarren und Schlagzeug werden durch ein Keyboard ergänzt und so lassen die lebenden Ziele den Rock hoch leben.
http://www.facebook.com/LivingTargets

Jay Bano aus T

Die Band existiert seit 2011 und bietet eine Mixtur aus Rock, Blues und Fusion. Findet sich doch unter den beeinflussenden Musikern unter anderem Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Falco, BB King.
http://www.facebook.com/JayBanomusic

Ophelias Autopsy aus K

Gefährlich laut ging es bei Ophelias Autopsy zur Sache. Beeinflußt von Deathcore und Metalcore dröhnen die vier Musiker ihren Metalhammer durchsetzt mit brachiale Shout- und Squeal Elementen von der Bühne. Zwei Forensiker an der Gitarre traten sogar mit Mundschutz auf.
http://www.facebook.com/opheliasautopsy

Pflichttermin aus W

Der Name ist Programm, ist doch jedes Konzert für echte Fans ein Pflichttermin.
Planeten Heidi und Alienne from Venus singen im wiener Dialekt über Leidenschaft und Jazzpolizei. Über sich selbst schreiben sie: die geilste Festlband, mit den peinlichsten Outfits, mit zu vielen Sängerinnen auf der Bühne und langweiliger Show! Naja, dem Publikum hats aber gefallen.
http://www.facebook.com/Pflichttermin  
http://www.pflichttermin.com/


Danach - und es war schon 1 Uhr früh - kam eine kurze Pause
warten auf die Entscheidung der Jury



Während die Jury die Rezensionen inklusive Publikumsvoting auswertete waren alte Bekannte auf der Bühne: die local heroes Sieger 2012 HOT CAN LUCK.
http://www.hotcanluck.com/





Und Sieger ist...

Dann kam der spannende Moment. Jede Band hatte etwas gewonnen. Steigen wir ein bei Platz drei.
Danach wurde es spannend. Ganz vorne waren: Demian und Frenzy Foundation.

Gewonnen hat schließlich Frenzy Foundation - und das verdient. Gratulation!


mit Kamerafrau Mariam Osman

Video Bericht


Video auf YouTube ansehen

Some words 2 U - a poetry

Some words 2 U

I felt the urge to put my feelings in writing
The thought of not being with you is frightening
Never shall I kiss someone else's lips
After kissing you I have yet to come to grips

Friday, May 24, 2013

Top Links 20130524


Hilarious illustrations using Photoshop

Life is like some long journey in the train, we board, we settle, we meet people, we make friends, we debark, some are with us, some part, but the train goes on, journey continues! I am one such traveller in this journey called Life! I meet people, try to know them, make friends, make relationships, gather love, gather friendship...


Photoshop tutorial: Spice up 3D type

3D suites such as Cinema 4D or Maya are capable of some amazing renders, but adding textures and colour adjustments to achieve believable results can be a complicated process. The same is true for ...

 

 #Filmproduction:
FCPX Trick: Creating A Freeze Frame in Final Cut Pro X Using the Retiming Tool
#Filmproduction: Video Production: A Messy Balance of Art & Science
#Filmproduction:
Cut to the Beat! Tip for Editing to Music in Final Cut Pro X
#Filmproduction:
Premiere Pro Shortcut: Switching Between Panels in the Editing Interface
#Filmproduction:
Resize Images for Final Cut Pro To Decrease Render Times

#Guitar:
The Most Common Chord Progressions (what to avoid unless you want to make standard songs)
#Guitar:
Strong & Weak Beats

#Musicproduction:
Create Big Cinematic Percussion with Drums of War 2 (explore the drums of War 2)
#Musicproduction:
Pro Tools 11: Everything louder than everything else. Perfect.
(involved in loudness war?)
#Musicproduction:
Strong & Weak Beats
#Musicproduction:
NI Massive Wavetables - What they are, how to use them and which one to use when designing a sound

#Photography:
Deal on Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras –
#Photography: Self-Tanning: 10 Things to Avoid (a lot of don'ts)
#Photography:
Lighting Setup for the Time Magazine Person of the Year Cover Photo –
#Photography: All-new Flickr comes with free terabyte - and ads
#Photography:
Don’t Get Bogged Down in Photography Details: Get Out and Shoot –
#Photography: A Photo Agency Managed by the Crowd (new business model?)
#Photography:
5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography
#Photography: 95 Amazing Photography Links (i clicked all - and the night was over)
#Photography:
Props Are Evil: How To Use Them For Good
#Photography: How To Shoot As A Photography Team Without Going Crazy (always a challenge)
#Photography:
How to Create Dramatic Photography in an Unusual Location (video making of)
#Photography: Creating the Photograph: Aaron Nace of Phlearn’s, “Night Flight” (see what others do)
#Photography:
Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know
#Photography: 7 Common Mistakes Photographers Make That Guarantee You’ll Never Make the Preferred Vendor List
#Photography:
Make your Photos Sparkle with GIMP
#Photography: Must Springtime Photography be about Flowers? (No!)
#Photography: Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos
#Photography: Tip – Anticipate the Critical Moment (foresee it)
#Photography:
10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop): Digital Photography Review
#Photography: What Are You Looking At?
#Photography:
This is Why Your Pictures Suck (learn, learn, learn)
#Photography: 26 Best Book Pictures of the Month – April 20th to May 19th, 2013

#Photoshop:
Create a Colorful Grunge Portrait in Seconds
#Photoshop: Tutorial: How to Alter Perspective in Your Photographs (tutorial with wow effect)
#Photoshop:
Wonderful Collection Of Free Chart And Graph PSD Designs | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
#Photoshop: Matte Painting in Easy Steps
#Photoshop:
Hilarious illustrations using PS (see a pic of Keith Richards)
#Photoshop: Tips for Simple Anime Painting in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Grunge Photoshop Tutorials – 51 Creative Ideas to Try Today (how to grunge)
#Photoshop: Create a Fantastically Textured Flaming Portrait (without ouch and flames)
#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create A Toggle Switch In Photoshop
#Photoshop: Exploding Brushes
#Photoshop: Aliens & UFO Brush (creepy?)

#SocialMedia:
3 Strategies to Measure Your Social Media
#SocialMedia:
Simple Steps to Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy

#Writing:
What Is a Clause?
#Writing:
45 Synonyms for “Old” and “Old-Fashioned”

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

jetlag is uncomfortable except the faces of the people around

difference in communication: women focus on talking, men focus on solution. So, don't wonder if you have the solution and she says "you don't understand me"

Vegans? I eat everything. Humans are made to exploit everything - just like pigs.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nikita - a poetry

Nikita

I wrote this letter especially for you
To prove that my love for you is true
Never shall I kiss someone else's lips
Never will we make any boring trips

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Top Links 20130522

Expressing Color with High Speed Photos: Commercial Photography


Imagine having a vivid dream where you’re floating in a sea of vibrant colors. Now imagine the Herculean task of capturing that dream within the frame of a real-world photograph. When Samsung asked...

Wonderful old photos show behind-the-scenes magic at the American Museum of Natural History

Ever wonder who attached the giant Blue Whale to the ceiling of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City? Well, the museum has put a fantastic photo archive online so you can see all the behind-the-scenes magic from its early days.

Moving Backgrounds to Fix Backgrounds in Photoshop - Janine Smith
What you see, below, is an aberration, a crime committed against a helpless photograph. Yes, a real photograph was harmed in the making of this mess. Why it was done is beside the point; it was don...

 

Creating Figures from the Clouds


On this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create one figure from the clouds. To start our Photoshop tutorial we need to create a new document with 500×500 pixels where we will create two bru...

 


#AfterEffects:
Bend 2D Layers Along Paths Using AE & Cinema 4D (can't wait to install the AE new version)
#AfterEffects:
Animating an Infographic in After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
33 Abstract After Effects Templates
#AfterEffects:
Tracking and Stabilizing Footage (fix a shaky handy cam - but you can do more)
#AfterEffects:
The Joy of Color Correction in After Effects (the joy? Why not the fun?)
#AfterEffects:
How To Create a Fun and Dynamic Animation – Shapes Part
#AfterEffects:
Layer Groups Brings Photoshop Style Layer Grouping to the After Effects Timeline
#AfterEffects:
4 Things You May Not Know About the After Effects Render Queue (i know, ha ha)

#Filmproduction: The quest for knowledge
#Filmproduction: How Easy Is It To Steal a Story?

#Guitar:
Guitar Pedal Reviews: Mooer Micro Pedals Vol. 1
#Guitar:
This Cool Little Guitar Amp Wants to Live on Your Desk
#Guitar:
Collection Of Riffs That I Use in Lessons Vids & Guitar TAB Forum
#Guitar:
Exotic Techniques: Techno Arpeggios for Dance Music and Beyond

#Musicproduction:
Is a New Pre-Amp Really Worth It? - Audio Issues
#Musicproduction:
How to Record Drums with Only One Microphone (no money for big studio equipment?)
#Musicproduction:
The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 1: Set Up Your Home Studio
#Musicproduction:
Song Facts: The Beatles — "Nowhere Man"

#Photography:
Expressing Color with High Speed Photos: Commercial Photography –
#Photography: Wonderful old photos show behind-the-scenes magic at the American Museum of Natural History
#Photography:
Street Photography: The Endless Pursuit of a Perfect Moment –
#Photography: Google automates image selection, enhancement (i use Multi Image Downloader to bulk download images from google)
#Photography:
Composing with Curves
#Photography: Reviewing Work At The New York Portfolio Review
#Photography: Photographing Birds Of Prey
#Photography:
Beautiful Lighthouse Photography (20 photos)

#Photoshop:
How to Create Decorated Cookie in Photoshop (mjam mjam. How to Create Decorated Cookie in PS)
#Photoshop:
Moving Backgrounds to Fix Backgrounds in PS
#Photoshop:
Add Light Streaks To A Photo With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free PS Red Background Patterns
#Photoshop:
Exceptional Collection of Photoshop Poster Tutorials - Design Dazzling
#Photoshop:
Sky Writing in Photoshop with Brushes and Layer Styles - Eric Renno (write I LUV U in the sky and watch reactions)
#Photoshop:
Creating a marble texture effect in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements -
#Photoshop:
Make Gloomy Split Toning Effect - Gurus Unleashed
#Photoshop:
Tutorial- Using a Luminosity Mask
#Photoshop:
450+ Free Acrylic And Paint Photoshop Brushes - DesignM.ag (puh, so many)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: How to Draw a Realistic Lip in Photoshop (Arafat or Jagger lips?)
#Photoshop:
A Handy Guide to Image Resolutions in Print Design
#Photoshop:
2000 Free Photoshop Brushes - DesignM.ag (OMG!)
#Photoshop:
Download this free book on digital design today! | Graphic design
#Photoshop:
Best Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Learn How to Make a Collage in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Creating Figures from the Clouds (good effect)
#Photoshop:
Leather and Paper Seamless Tiling Patterns - Photoshop Plus
#Photoshop:
Put Photo-realistic Short Hair On A Bald Guy? - Adobe Photoshop

#Writing:
Answers to Questions About Tense

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

Mostly the simplest ideas are the best, something spontaneous before planned.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Top Links 20130520

The Yellow Hour

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15 Fantastic Freckle Photos

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Creating Your Own Reaktor Stutter Glitch Effect - NI Reaktor Tutorials

Building an effect like this Reaktor stutter glitch unit is much easier than you’d probably expect! This effect is based upon a simple design of a Crossfade module receiving audio which is then rou...

 

Create a Fantasy Storybook Illustration

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Awesome and Free Photoshop Brush Sets

There are heaps of great free brush sets on the web. I've gathered up my favorites. This is not an exhaustive list but everyone of them is on my computer and I've tested them. More than that, I've ...



 



 #Guitar:
The 3 Chords You Need to Write a Hit Song (aha, how to write a hit)
#Guitar:
How to set up a bass amp

#Musicproduction:
How to Find the Key of Any Song by Ear
#Musicproduction:
Creating Your Own Reaktor Stutter Glitch Effect - NI Reaktor Tutorials
#Musicproduction:
How to Get Your Music Listened To (via Email)
#Musicproduction:
Designing Professional Dub Tech Bass Synths with NI Massive
#Musicproduction:
The Top #Free Software Compressors

#Photography: Behind-The-Scenes Video of my Audi-R8 Shoot Using the New Priolite Strobes
#Photography: The Ultimate Photography FAQ [Podcast]
#Photography: Stockeon – a Royalty Free Stock Footage, Motion and After Effects Templates, 3D and Music marketplace
#Photography: How To Photograph Dragonflies (i always wanted to know)
#Photography: High Resolution Front Camera: Trend or Gimmick?
#Photography: Cutting Through the Cloud
#Photography: Food For Thought
#Photography: Life of Taiwan
#Photography: The Yellow Hour (nice photos)
#Photography: Sky and Sea (nice photos)
#Photography: Creativity (yes, that's what you need)
#Photography: NYC Street Photography
#Photography: Photography Is Now Antifragile
#Photography: Photo Tip – Anticipate the Critical Moment
#Photography: Camera Color Profiles
#Photography: 10 reasons why your photos aren’t sharp (and how to fix them)
#Photography: 30 Best Architecture Pictures of the Month April 15th to May 14th, 2013
#Photography:
15 Fantastic Freckle Photos
#Photography:
25 Paintings every photographer must study

#Photoshop: Colorists have more fun—Photoshop’s missing color tools
#Photoshop: Basic 3D Animation Setup Steps in Photoshop CS6 (a video tutorial)
#Photoshop: How to Create a Pale Golden Switch Button (everybody needs a pale golden switch button once in a lifetime)
#Photoshop: Creating Killer Faux Infrared Images
#Photoshop: Polarising filter effect
#Photoshop:
Create a Fantasy Storybook Illustration
#Photoshop:
The top 8 alternatives to PS (my favoutire: GIMP - it's #free!)
#Photoshop:
Create an Earth Shattering Disaster Scene in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: 10 Seconds for a Perfectly Level Horizon (but the horion is so far…)
#Photoshop:
Hidden Gem: Improved Auto Corrections - YouTube
#Photoshop:
Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by "Infamous 2" Game in PS
#Photoshop:
6 #Free Wall Textures for Your Designs
#Photoshop:
Wrapping Realistic Light Around a Composited Subject
#Photoshop:
101 Photoshop tips you have to know
#Photoshop:
Not Happy With Your Depth of Field? You Can Adjust It In Post
#Photoshop:
Creative Styling for Your Car

#SocialMedia: The Best Way To Tweet on Twitter (is this tweet perfectly optimized?)
#SocialMedia:
10 fun facts about Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg - CNN.com

#Writing:
10 Functions of the Comma

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

I never run for a tramway or woman. Next will come soon. Tramway.

Must future be fate only because it starts with F too ?

This morning I awoke too soon with a dream and wondered how the story will end. Maybe I should write a poem out of this.

Listen closely: Take a break from mixing and mastering. For a good job you need a fresh ear. Give it a rest.

These days are so poetic. I feel the smell in the air in the park. But how to put a smell into my text software?

Action is what counts. I saw saw so many projects where big words were spread, but at the end of the day nothing happened.

There is a word for having aten enough: sated. But there is no word having drunk enough. What does this tell us?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Top Links 20130518

Adobe After Effects CC Overview | Creative Cloud for Video

tv.adobe.com - Adobe Creative Cloud provides all the tools you need to go from script to screen and beyond to create your greatest work. It gives you the very latest versions of the tools and services you love, c...

How to Produce Guitars and Bass With Metal in Mind

audio.tutsplus.com - When it comes to producing, recording and mixing insanely fast metal music, timing is everything. It sounds like an oxymoron, but metal needs to be clean. Not in tone, but in production. It needs p...

#AfterEffects:
CC Overview | Creative Cloud for Video
#AfterEffects:
10 Time Saving Tips in Adobe After Effects
#AfterEffects:
layers questions (basics)

#Filmproduction:
Quick Tip! Get Audio or Video Only in a Premiere Pro Timeline
#Filmproduction:
Premiere Pro tutorial: Merging and syncing clips with audio sync
#Filmproduction:
Video Tutorial: Exporting File Bundles in Final Cut Pro X

#Guitar:
Silent Guitar Guide (Guitarsite)
(don't be silent with your guitar)
#Guitar:
Three Note Per String Pentatonics 3
#Guitar:
The 10 Greatest Seven-String Guitar Songs of All Time
#Guitar:
How to play guitar like George Harrison part 1 - YouTube
#Guitar:
6 Things Most Guitar Player Don't Understand About Music Theory

#Musicproduction: To mic or not to mic the backline? That is an interesting question raising fascinating further possibilities
#Musicproduction:
Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies – the Ultimate Music Production Tool (i have this tool. It may help - sometimes)
#Musicproduction:
Hand-held "sound camera" shows you the source of noises

#Photography: Four things Apple could do to improve iPhoto right now
#Photography: The Most Useful Button in #Lightroom?
#Photography: Wrapping Realistic Light Around a Composited Subject
#Photography: Restoring Old Photos
#Photography: Sugar and salt (sweet and spicy)
#Photography: Tools or Toys? Micro-Four Thirds Cameras vs. DSLRs
#Photography: The Best Lighting Patterns for Portrait Photo Shoots
#Photography: Pop-Up Photos for Abstract Magazine
#Photography: Latest Digital Camera Reviews
#Photography: 7 Ways To Find Your Photography Niche
#Photography: How to Photograph Electricity without a Camera
#Photography: Can Dogs Wink?
#Photography:
Don't Let Images Become Orphan Works -
#Photography:
Tip For Beginners: Crop Your Photo
#Photography:
Tips for Using Shadows in Photography
#Photography:
How to Take Great Product Photos (isn't your cd a product?)

#Photoshop: New 3D features coming to Photoshop
#Photoshop: Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop: Ann Taylor: Thigh High (yet another PS desaster)
#Photoshop: Round-Up: Links We Love
#Photoshop: Creating black-and-white HDR images (i like HDR)
#Photoshop: Dramatic portrait manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Download 5 Premium High Resolution Japanese Paper Backgrounds for #Free
#Photoshop: Download 5 Premium High Resolution Wood Textures for #Free
#Photoshop: Download 8 Stunning Painterly Backgrounds from FlyPaper Textures
#Photoshop: Making a Special Human Portrait under a Tree Background (a face combined with a tree)
#Photoshop: The perfect summer photo adventure: Join me in Iceland!
#Photoshop: The Importance of the Histogram
#Photoshop: 12 Super Fresh Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials 2013
#Photoshop: How to Draw Attention in Lightroom Using the Graduated Filter Tool
#Photoshop: Photo Manipulate A Mysterious Steampunk Man in a Victorian Setting
#Photoshop: Using Photoshop As A Planning Tool
#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create a Set of Neon Art and Scatter Brushes in Illustrator
#Photoshop: Creating Dreamy Images
#Photoshop:
Professional Actions to Enhance your Photography.
#Photoshop:
6 Free High Res Spray Paint Brushes
#Photoshop:
Tip for change colour using Hue/Saturation adjustment
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Create a Fantastic Sun Phenomenon (don't want to wait until next solar eclipse?)
#Photoshop:
Free High Resolution Textures - Lost and Taken - 30 Free Seamless Background Textures
#Photoshop:
Create a Candy Flavored Text Effect in Photoshop (mampf)

#SocialMedia:
6 Myths About Social Media Marketing
#SocialMedia:
How to Rock your Social Media in 30 minutes a day – infographic

#Writing:
What Is a Determiner?

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

When I was a teen I did some funny things, now I laugh about it. When will I laugh about the funny things I do today?

Once I want to make a video out of random pictures, photos randomly displayed from flickr or picasa. Mus be something funny.

Oh, this Latin. I don't understand how Ancient Romans could communicate. Maybe they were all silent. Who knows.