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Thursday, October 31, 2013

#Musicproduction: Managing Your Loops in Cubase Part 1

Have you ever wondered if you could get all the sounds in your system in a single window? Have you wasted hours looking for a specific loop in a specific tempo? Have you ever needed a heavy kick fo...

#Musicproduction: Managing Your Loops in Cubase Part 1

#Musicproduction: #free download: Saltline updates Brzoza FM Synth to v1.0.1 [Win|VST]

Brzoza is freeware. If you would like to donate towards the further development of saltline’s freeware VSTs it would be greatly appreciated.
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Saltline has updated Brzoza, a free FM Synth for Windows, to version 1.0.1.

#Photography: High-End Product Photography Tutorial and Techniques

Despite the fact that product photography is among the most prolific and inescapable features of modern marketing, people often ask me, “Product photography? What’s that?”. Products and models are ...

#Photography: High-End Product Photography Tutorial and Techniques


#SocialMedia: How to Get the Most Out of Online Networking

After getting his M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary, Chris Perry knew he'd have to venture beyond Williamsburg, Va., to find a good job in marketing and branding. The best jobs in his fie...

#SocialMedia: How to Get the Most Out of Online Networking

#Photoshop: Understanding Smart Objects Via Copy

If you would like to work more efficiently in Photoshop, then it is important to know how to make the most of smart objects. This means understanding the difference between simply duplicating a sma...

#Photoshop: Understanding Smart Objects Via Copy


#SocialMedia: How to get started with a digital and social media marketing strategy

As we all know, the days of sticking a for-sale sign in the front lawn and taking out an ad in the local paper to sell your listing is long over! Real estate marketing isn’t just print anymore, or ...

#SocialMedia: How to get started with a digital and social media marketing strategy

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Create a pencil sketch from a photo, part 1

A tutorial on how to make a stylised coloured pencil sketch from a photo.

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Create a pencil sketch from a photo, part 1

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Hyphens

Here are several questions from DailyWritingTips.com readers about hyphenation, followed by my responses. 1. Please help settle an ongoing debate in my office. We often use the phrase “City of Los ...

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Hyphens

#Photoshop: Photoshop Tutorial: Retro graphics using the Shape tools

For me it looks like hippie because of VW in California. Download of all you need included.
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Set the Pen tool to Paths and carefully isolate the van – remembering to use the Option, Ctrl/Cmd and Shift modifier keys as you work. When you’re done double-click your path thumbnail to name it ‘...

#Photoshop: Photoshop Tutorial: Retro graphics using the Shape tools

#Photography: Stopping Time: How to Create Powerful Photography

In the digital age, anyone with a smartphone or a mediocre DSLR can take a decent picture—even striking images with lovely composition, content, and exposure. It seems that everyone is a photograph...

#Photography: Stopping Time: How to Create Powerful Photography


#Musicproduction: Recording Ambience In Surround

Notes from the Oct 20, 2013 presentation at AES 135 Convention in New York: W28: Practical Techniques for Recording Ambience in Surround What is ambience? Understanding sound in three layers: (1...

#Musicproduction: Recording Ambience In Surround

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Commas #4

Here are several questions about punctuation from DailyWritingTips.com readers, including two about too, and my responses. 1. I was taught to always put a comma before the word too. I realize this ...

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Commas #4

#Photography: Falling for Waterfalls

While the northeastern Unites States isn’t a wealth of dramatic vistas ripe for the landscape photographer’s choosing, one thing we do have plenty of here are waterfalls. The list is endless- fro...

#Photography: Falling for Waterfalls

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rockefeller Junior akustisch auf Bandcamp

Die wiener Rockband Rockefeller Junior hat ihre Myspace Site quasi aufgegeben, da es laut Gitarrist Thomas Gartler "keinen Sinn" mehr macht.
Die Band hat stattdessen eine Bandpage auf der Plattform Bandcamp eröffnet. Auf dieser sind zwei akustische Remakes von bereits im Rockarrangement aufgenommenen Songs (All You Have To Offer sowie I Hate Your Rock'n'Roll) zu hören.

Rockefeller Junior auf Facebook

#Photography: Advanced Action Sequence Photography Techniques in Low Light

It’s one of the paradoxes of photography that the shots that most convey a sense of movement—the ones that seem to freeze a split second in time while still creating an aura of motion—are some of t...

#Photography: Advanced Action Sequence Photography Techniques in Low Light


#Photography: How to Introduce Motion into Flash Photography

Joe McNally is widely regarded as an expert photographer, so when he offers to share some of the knowledge he possess you may want to tune in and listen. In the video clip below, he discussed and d...

#Photography: How to Introduce Motion into Flash Photography


#Photography: 5 Photography Tips for Engagement Shoots

Do you ever go to an engagement shoot location, but feel unprepared once you arrive? Have you spent several agonizing minutes looking around at your surroundings, trying to compose a creative shot in your mind, while your clients looked on uncomfortably? Photographer Jasmine Star says you’re not alone. She fields the what should I do before I go out on a shoot question from other photographers quite often. To help you out, Star put together these five tips to help you prepare for your next engagement photo shoot before you go out in the field.

#Photography: 5 Photography Tips for Engagement Shoots


#Photoshop: The Secrets of Photoshop's Retouching Tools (Part 5)

In the fifth part of Martin Perhiniak's mini series on Photoshop's retouching tools, we will talk about the content aware features of Photoshop.

#Photoshop: The Secrets of Photoshop's Retouching Tools (Part 5)


#Photoshop: Actions: Efficient Editing or Cheating?

I use a few actions, mostly to make a border or to give a polaroid (or instagram) touch to the photo.
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Learning to use Photoshop can be overwhelming to some people. There are so many functions and so many tools that it can seem like you will never really understand how to use it. You search online f...

#Photoshop: Actions: Efficient Editing or Cheating?

#Photoshop: Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs

Starting with Mont Saint-Michel
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Because matte painting often involves combining several photos to achieve an end-result, matte paintings can be great practice for anyone who wants to learn how to create photo manipulations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a fantasy city that is built on a rock structure, similar to Minas Tirith from "The Lord of the Rings." In the process, you will learn several techniques to help you incorporate architectural photos into your artwork.

#Photoshop: Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs


Mornings - a #poetry

Mornings


Streets are full of tourists
Hurry-scurry like on a columns of ants
City tour from dome to dome
And the churchbells chime exalted chants

#Photography: 3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography. We’ve been discussing adding a “star” to your sunset photography. This will give your ...

#Photography: 3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

#Photoshop: How to Restore a Heavily Damaged Photo With Photoshop

How to repair a heavily damaged love after you restored the photo?
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While Photoshop is a great tool to enhance or modify digital images, it is also a fantastic application to repair or restore photographs damaged by the effects of age, neglect, or acts of nature. I...

#Photoshop: How to Restore a Heavily Damaged Photo With Photoshop


#Musicproduction: GVST Suite of #Free Plug-ins for Windows updated (incl. 64-bit) [Win|VST]

It is
  • Effects
  • Instruments
  • Packages

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#Writing: Based On vs. Based Around

In a previous post, I wrote about the strange but trendy expression “to be based out of,” a phrase inexplicably used to mean “based in,” or “lives in.” Now I’ve noticed another expression that uses...

#Writing: Based On vs. Based Around

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 10 FREE After Effects Templates | 1080p HD

We’re now giving away 10 FREE 1080p After Effects Templates. All you have to do is sign up free to become a site member, and on the FREE Template pages, click the facebook Like Button for our page.
By doing this you’re also gaining access to our FREE HD After Effects/ Photoshop and Final Cut Pro Tutorials, as well as getting access to any future Free After Effects Templates we create.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 10 FREE After Effects Templates | 1080p HD

#Photoshop: How to Apply Pattern Overlays Using Photoshop Layer Styles

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to …

#Photoshop: How to Apply Pattern Overlays Using Photoshop Layer Styles

#Photoshop: Create a Surreal “Game of Thrones” Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create a photo manipulation based on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. This Photoshop tutorial will give you in-depth instructions on compositing, adding snow, and lighting/blending techniques.

#Photoshop: Create a Surreal “Game of Thrones” Photo Manipulation

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create Liquid Filled Glass Text in Photoshop

Layer styles are a powerful tool in Photoshop that allow you to quickly create effects that you can then apply to additional objects. Today, we will demonstrate how to use layer styles to create a ...

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create Liquid Filled Glass Text in Photoshop

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Hollywood Movie Titles Series: Cloud Atlas

Developing lines to letters. Clouds or dust or something else, background does not matter.
Download of source included
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In this tutorial, we’re going to be looking at the animation style from the movie Cloud Atlas. We will make this title style using Illustrator to prepare of all mask lines and the logo. Then in Aft...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Hollywood Movie Titles Series: Cloud Atlas


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#Musicproduction: Make Analogue Drums Like Moonbeam and Glimpse

Incl. download source
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In this tutorial, I will show you how to produce a simple analogue style drum kit used in modern techno, progressive and house styles similar to artists like Glimpse and Moonbeam. The kit will cont...

#Musicproduction: Make Analogue Drums Like Moonbeam and Glimpse

#SocialMedia: Celebrity Experts

I was speaking with a Social Media friend about so-called celebrity experts in the SoMe world. We quickly distinguished between the real knowledgeable person who actually did their own tweets and o...

#SocialMedia: Celebrity Experts

#Photoshop: 3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

There is a common misconception that if your image isn’t tack sharp and free of motion blur then it isn’t a good image. I’d like to show you three ways you can use motion blur to add drama and inte...

#Photoshop: 3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

#Writing: 75 Idioms and Expressions That Include “Break”

Break and its various forms are found in a number of idioms and expressions. Here is an extensive but likely incomplete list of such usages. 1. All hell break(s) loose: chaos ensues 2. Break bad: d...

#Writing: 75 Idioms and Expressions That Include “Break”

#Photoshop: Draw an Electric Guitar in Photoshop

You start with grabbing a photo (here a strat) from a stock website.
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In this tutorial, we will draw an electric guitar in Photoshop. We will start by tracing its shape in Adobe Illustrator and then export those paths to Photoshop to add the final touches.

#Photoshop: Draw an Electric Guitar in Photoshop

#Photography: 25 Shadow Images to Inspire You

Today as I was pulling together some images for this weekend’s photo challenge (on the them of *Shadows* – I'll officially launch it later today) I found so many cool images that touched on the theme that I thought I’d pull them together into an image collection. I hope they give a little inspiration and a few ideas on how to tackle the challenge this weekend.

#Photography: 25 Shadow Images to Inspire You

#Photography: How I Shot My 'Mini World' Image

Detailed explanation of the steps, with photos. It shoud be easy for you to produce such a picture.
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Over on our Facebook page this week we shared our recent ‘Small World‘ post featuring some of our readers shots of miniature figurines shot in larger scenes. On Facebook one of our readers – Dave F...

#Photography: How I Shot My 'Mini World' Image

#Musicproduction: How Mixing Your Vocals With Garageband

Now that you’ve recorded the vocals for your song, are you a little surprised at how poor they sound? Most music production with voices relies on a good deal of processing to achieve the sound ...

#Musicproduction: How Mixing Your Vocals With Garageband

#Photoshop: 20 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

If you want to learn how to become a better illustrator, you will have to learn more than just how to use Photoshop and Illustrator's basic tools. Knowing how to draw is important but you will also...

#Photoshop: 20 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

#Photoshop: Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. T...

#Photoshop: Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Create Glassy Red Orb in Photoshop

Open Photoshop and set up a new document. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 800×600 px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode RGB color, Black Background. Create a new layer set, and name it Red Orb ...

#Photoshop: Create Glassy Red Orb in Photoshop

#Musicproduction: How To Master Your Beats & Songs in Pro Tools/FL Studio

I use FL Studio. But I master with Wavelab and izotope ozone
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The techniques he uses can be used with any software and plugins. Even though I master wit...

#Musicproduction: How To Master Your Beats & Songs in Pro Tools/FL Studio





Monday, October 28, 2013

#Photoshop: How to Align Images to Create the Perfect Group Photo

Getting the perfect group photo is often an impossible task. Subjects are often looking in the wrong direction, out of focus, or covered up by something in the shot. In this tutorial, we will show ...

#Photoshop: How to Align Images to Create the Perfect Group Photo


#Photoshop: The Stunning Character Concepts and Matte Paintings of Marvin P. Sola

Bryan Marvin P. Sola is a character artist and matte painter from the Philippines. His work includes character concepts, stunning environments, and interior and exterior concepts. In this article we will take a look at some of our favorite works from his portfolio.

#Photoshop: The Stunning Character Concepts and Matte Paintings of Marvin P. Sola

#Photoshop: Photo Effects Week: Create a Cutout Photograph in Photoshop

This week we are celebrating the launch of PhotoDune, Envato's new stock photography website with a series of photo effect and photo manipulation tutorials that showcase the images from our new mar...

#Photoshop: Photo Effects Week: Create a Cutout Photograph in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Stylish Blue Navigation Interface Design Photoshop Tutorial

A simple PS tutorial about making a blue bar
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Step 1: New File
Open Photoshop and set up a new document. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 800×600 px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode RGB color. Then, fill your background canvas to #1D1D1D color shade using the Bucket Tool.

#Photoshop: Stylish Blue Navigation Interface Design Photoshop Tutorial

#Photography: How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was light, and this is still true today. Use of light in photography needs …

#Photography: How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Let's Do Party - a #poetry

Let's Do Party


Let's do party, let's go crazy
Let's do party, what a wonderful night
Let's do party, let's go crazy
Troubles out of sight

#Photography: Autumn Photography - Capturing the Essence and Colors of Fall

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are falling. It’s that time of year when we gather around the fireplace and pull out the warm blankets. Wishing the w...

#Photography: Autumn Photography - Capturing the Essence and Colors of Fall

#Photography: Using Soft or Hard Light Modifiers for Outdoor Beauty Photography

The sun is great and all, what with it being the primary source of life on this planet, but it can often get in the way of a good photo shoot. There are only a couple of hours each day that the sun...

#Photography: Using Soft or Hard Light Modifiers for Outdoor Beauty Photography


#Photoshop: Create a Gold Cartoon Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

In this quick tip tutorial we will show you how to create a cartoon, gold, text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. The following assets were used during the production of th...

#Photoshop: Create a Gold Cartoon Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Timelapse Photography Project in Bangkok, Thailand

Timelapses are pretty straightforward. It’s not rocket science shooting pictures at set intervals and combining them on the computer afterwards, but it’s a whole new ball game making them unique and visually appealing. In some cases, the view isn’t enough to make the sequences; you need ...

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Timelapse Photography Project in Bangkok, Thailand


#Photoshop: Create 3D Objects by Inflating 2D Photographs in Photoshop CS6 Extended

In this tutorial, Steve Caplin will explain how to use Photoshop CS6 Extended's 3D capabilities to create 3D objects by inflating 2-dimensional photographs.

#Photoshop: Create 3D Objects by Inflating 2D Photographs in Photoshop CS6 Extended


#SocialMedia: 5 Ways Designers Can Get the Most From Social Media

When I talk to artists, designers, and photographers about social media, most confess that they feel there just isn’t enough time in the day to spend on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, I...

#SocialMedia: 5 Ways Designers Can Get the Most From Social Media

#Photoshop: Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations of Asile

The first picture reminds me on Sgt.Pepper cover photo.
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Asile is a photo retouching and 3D/CGI studio based in Paris, France founded by Photoshop Artist, Christophe Huet. Their CGI and creative photo retouching work is some of the best that you will ever see. In this article, we will feature some of our favorite pieces from their portfolio. Let's take a look!

#Photoshop: Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations of Asile

#Writing: Reciprocation vs. Reciprocity

What’s the difference between reciprocation and reciprocity? The distinction is fine but useful. Both reciprocation and reciprocity mean “an act of return or requiting”; when one reciprocates, one ...

#Writing: Reciprocation vs. Reciprocity

Sunday, October 27, 2013

#Photoshop: Use Split Frequency Healing to Retouch a Photo in Photoshop

Split Frequency Healing is a technique that you can use in Photoshop that will allow you retouch photos without affecting the photo’s respective tone or texture. In this tutorial, commercial retouc...

#Photoshop: Use Split Frequency Healing to Retouch a Photo in Photoshop

#SocialMedia Statistics for 2013

There has been a lot of growth in social media websites lately. Many observers are following this growth quite keenly for various reasons. Some of them are looking to invest in companies. Others ar...

Social Media Statistics for 2013

#Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers

Gradient Map might be one of the least used Photoshop Adjustments. In this tutorial, we will take a close look at the Gradient Map Adjustment and will explain everything you need to know about it. ...

#Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers


#Photography: Tips on Photographing Celebrities in the Studio

Taking portraits of any person can make you nervous, but taking photos of a celebrity? Now that’s nerve wracking. Celebrities often have little time to spare, so when you’re asked to photograph the...

#Photography: Tips on Photographing Celebrities in the Studio


#Photoshop: Create a Powerful Human Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

I did this following the tutorial. Interesting work.
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In this tutorial we will create a powerful, and emotional human disintegration effect in Photoshop. Let's get started! The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Let's s...

#Photoshop: Create a Powerful Human Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

#SocialMedia: The Myth Of Social ROI - Business Insider

Companies Are Starting To Drop The Idea That They Can Track Social Media's Dollar Value
Many brands are moving away from metrics that purport to measure ROI on social media.
They've realized that social media isn't a transactional engine or sales machine, so they're dropping half-baked indicators that gauge secondary effects, such as financial return.

#SocialMedia: The Myth Of Social ROI - Business Insider

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Prepositions

Here are several questions from DailyWritingTips.com readers about use of prepositions, and my responses. 1. I was always taught, “Never use a preposition to end a sentence.” For example, “I want t...

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Prepositions

#Photography: Bond Trader Turned Top Street Portrait Photographer

Meaning bond trader got fired and doing street photography now.Quite excellent shots. 2 videos included.
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We often talk about portrait techniques in terms of the technical: how to achieve a masterfully-crafted composition of someone’s facial features. But when it comes down to it, a great portrait is n...

#Photography: Bond Trader Turned Top Street Portrait Photographer

#Writing: Reduce the Use of “Of”

How long can you go on writing without using of? You’ll quickly find that it’s an invaluable word, but writers often take it for granted, and its repeated use is a sure sign of prolixity. Of is a p...

#Writing: Reduce the Use of “Of”

#Musicproduction: echo | collective releases The #Free Collection for Kontakt 5 [Win|Mac]

  • Camera sounds of a Canon 7D
  • Shrieking dulcimer (an instrument based on the bows, scratches and dissonant impacts of an old dulcimer)
  • Malfunktion (a series of recordings from various software synths that we use to create fun glitches)
  • Micro magnetic (comes from a pair of magnets that are shaped like eggs and sound like rattlesnakes as the magnetic pull causes them to collide faster and faster)
Also contains the wav files, so you can use it without Kontakt

#Photography: Intentional Camera Movement and the Landscape

An interesting thing about digital photography is that it has led to the rise in use of techniques that are more difficult to carry out with film cameras. It’s all down to the ability to view your ...

#Photography: Intentional Camera Movement and the Landscape

#SocialMedia: What Every Young Professional Should Know About Social Media

No matter what industry you’re in or what stage in your career you are; social media plays a role in your profession. It doesn’t matter if you’re a consultant, designer, architect or studying to be...

#SocialMedia: What Every Young Professional Should Know About Social Media

#Musicproduction: How Do You Know When Your Mix Is Done?

I do mixing until I like it. Then listen to it one day later. If it sounds still ok, I have finished. No more changes, no more mixes, no more opinions.
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If there’s ever an elusive mixing question it’s this one: when is my mix done, and how can I know that for sure? If mixing were truly a technical endeavor (as many audio pundits want to make it out...

#Musicproduction: How Do You Know When Your Mix Is Done?

#SocialMedia: 4 Tools That Improve Your Social Media Analytics

Do you want more insight about your social media activities? Are you looking for a tool to bring important analytics to one place? In this article, you’ll discover four social media analytics tools...

#SocialMedia: 4 Tools That Improve Your Social Media Analytics