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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

#Musicproduction: Wejaam releases Wejaam Designer for Mac OS X and Windows (#free download)

is also a plugin and Application (VSTI compatible Ableton, Cubase) its architecture combines a sequencer, a sampler, a synthesizer and the randomization tool of Groove Drums that allows you to create easily and intuitively grooves and drums loops. The standalone version allows you to use the plugin without the need for a host sequencer and so be able to export Wejaam program independently.

#Musicproduction: Wejaam releases Wejaam Designer for Mac OS X and Windows (#free download)

Pleasure Ground - a #poetry

Pleasure Ground


You walk out the door like a winner
Proud, multicolored, chic and vain
Stars in the sky may glimmer
You shine like a queen in reign

#Photoshop: Blurry dust particles (#free download)

Beautiful blurry dust particles. Blue background with a lot of tiny defocused particles

#Photoshop: Blurry dust particles (#free download)

#Photoshop: Burning flames illustration (#free download)

Burning flames illustration made of orange and yellow flames shapes and red background

#Photoshop: Burning flames illustration (#free download)

#Lightroom: Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin

Easy Peazy HDR in Adobe Lightroom to make realistic HDR images! HDR photography used to be time consuming, difficult to learn, and required expensive software. Recent new technology now allows anyb...

#Lightroom: Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin

#Photography: Tips to Protect your Gear in Harsh Weather Conditions

Do you live in a cold and snowy climate? Are you planning a trip to a desert or a tropical island? Although adverse weather or harsh environments can yield some of the best images, those situations...

#Photography: Tips to Protect your Gear in Harsh Weather Conditions

#Photoshop: How to Composite a Ruins Landscape

Incl. downlaod of used resources
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Learn how to create this beautiful ruins landscape with magical shafts of light. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to add ruined buildings to the peaks of a snowy mountain landscape, add mystical light shafts, and a marching army.

#Photoshop: How to Composite a Ruins Landscape

#SocialMedia: 5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

One of my favorite things to do this time of year -- in addition to spending the holidays with friends and family -- is to look back on the year that was and also look ahead to what the New Year holds in store.

#SocialMedia: 5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

#Photography: How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot

If you are the type of photographer, that like me, prefers to work outdoor rather then in a studio, the effort in choosing the right locations is quite challenging. Needless to say, the choice of l...

#Photography: How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot

#Photography: Winter Photography: 12 Examples of How to Photograph the Cold Season

Winter is here! I am not talking about the motto of House Stark from Game of Thrones, but a reality. Days are shorter, nights are longer. Temperatures are going down and it’s hard take your camera ...


#Photography: Winter Photography: 12 Examples of How to Photograph the Cold Season

#Musicproduction: Steinberg releases #free Nanologue synth for iPad

Boasting a wide scope of inspiring sounds and professional sound effects, the Nanologue is your first-choice monophonic synthesizer for all things music on iOS.

#Musicproduction: Steinberg releases #free Nanologue synth for iPad

#Photoshop: Free download: Vector Ecology icons

We’re delighted to be able to bring you this sensational set of icons designed exclusively for WebdesignerDepot by Webalys.
The unique, icons focus on environmental issues, from solar power to wind turbines, recycled clothes to cycling.
Delivered as EPS files, you can edit the icons in vector editing applications, like Adobe Illustrator, to scale the icon and tweak the stroke width — fantastic for using the icons over-sized, when an extra thick stroke would be too much.

#Photoshop: Free download: Vector Ecology icons

#SocialMedia: 5 Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013

It was a big year for social media. Twitter made its successful debut on the stock market while Facebook recovered from its troubled IPO a year earlier. We also saw the launch of Vine, the rise of ...

#SocialMedia: 5 Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013

#Photoshop: 10 Free and Amazing (Christmas and) Winter-Inspired Tutorials

The holidays are almost here! While many of you are making plans to spend the next few days with family and friends, we also know that many of you are also hard at work creating designs for the winter season. In this article, we will present a list of 10 of some of our favorite Christmas and winter-inspired tutorials.

#Photoshop: 10 Free and Amazing Christmas and Winter-Inspired Tutorials

Monday, December 30, 2013

#Guitar: Lesson World - Slash Chords

The purpose of slash chords is to specify when the lowest pitch in a chord is not the root note. Often we call this the bass note even though a bass guitar is not playing it. For example, G/B is a G chord with a B as a bass note. When spoken, we call this G-slash-B or G-over-B.

#Guitar: Lesson World - Slash Chords

#Musicproduction: 12 sound layering tips and tricks

In your quest for richer, more 'pro-sounding' tracks, it's likely you've stumbled across the concept of layering sounds. Fundamentally, this is a basic principle: combine (or stack) two or more of ...

#Musicproduction: 12 sound layering tips and tricks

#Writing: Congratulations on or for?

Several readers have written to ask which preposition should be used with congratulations. Should we say “congratulations on” or “congratulations for”? In the singular, congratulation is the action...

#Writing: Congratulations on or for?

#Photoshop: 7 time saving Photoshop tips for web designers

As a Photoshop user for more than several years, although cannot consider myself as Photoshop experts, but I did had some tips and guides for Photoshop beginners and fresh web designers to do stuff faster and more efficient in Photoshop. With this tips, you can know more about Photoshop and learn some essential time saving skills. Here I have 7 in total.

#Photoshop: 7 time saving Photoshop tips for web designers

#Photoshop: Faded dotted pattern

This tip show cases how the dotted patterns created earlier can be faded, whilst retaining their vector and spot colours.

#Photoshop: Faded dotted pattern

#Photoshop: Creating cool push button in Photoshop

Yeah, baby, push the button!
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Recently I created a push button and I think it is quite cool and decided to create a tutorial here in my blog. There is quite a variety of styles of push button in the real world and the one I did here is more to gaming arcade push button styles.

#Photoshop: Creating cool push button in Photoshop

#Photography: Fashion Shot

Find out how this amazing image was created with Photoshop. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you many techniques that you can use to enhance your photos.

#Photography: Fashion Shot

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases Mantra - #Free FM and Phase Distortion synth VSTi for Windows

Mantra it´s a Synth for Windows 32-bit that fuses Frequency Modulation and Phase Distortion synthesis This VSTi is composed by two oscillator modules having three panels each.
The FM Module has the basic waveforms that are followed by three waveform carriers (Sine/Saw/Triangle).
The Phase Distortion Module has several waveforms divided in two waveform pickers. Mantra also has a short effects table.

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases Mantra - #Free FM and Phase Distortion synth VSTi for Windows

#Musicproduction: Samplephonics 2GB+ Sample Giveaway

Samplephonics are giving away 2GB+ of free loops and samples to new customers signing up for their newsletter.

#Musicproduction: Samplephonics 2GB+ Sample Giveaway

#Musicproduction: WOK releases INSTABACK for Windows VST (#Free)

INSTABACK is a VST effect plugin that produces a "played-backwards" effect on the fly with minimal latency.
It is available as a 32-bit Windows VST plugin and can be downloaded for free from WOK's Facebook page.

#Musicproduction: WOK releases INSTABACK for Windows VST (#Free)

#SocialMedia: 5 Tips for Indie Social Media Etiquette

So I’ve been out of the social media loop for a little while as I tried to figure out where I wanted to go in regards to my writing career. But when I came back to the fold, to my nearly 2,000 facebook friends and Twitter Followers, I noticed that a few things had not changed. Mainly, people not following basic etiquette regarding social media....

#SocialMedia: 5 Tips for Indie Social Media Etiquette

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Welcome to After Effects: Animation, Pre-Compositing, and Nesting

Download of source files included
ViennaCC

This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the various animation tools and how to activate animation for ...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Welcome to After Effects: Animation, Pre-Compositing, and Nesting

Sunday, December 29, 2013

#Photoshop: Create Realistic Frozen Text Effect

In this tutorial, I will show the process I used to create this realistic frozen text effect in Photoshop. We will be using a number of ice textures and custom brush to achieve this effect. We will also be using adjustment layers and filters to perform the touch-ups.
This is an beginner to immediate level tutorial and some steps can be a little tricky, have a try!

#Photoshop: Create Realistic Frozen Text Effect

#Photography: The Making of a Winter Wonderland Commercial Composite Photograph

Think you need to live somewhere cold and snowy to get pictures of a winter wonderland? See how Erik Almas created an icy urban scene for Trondheim Torg Shopping Center without a single snowflake: ...

#Photography: The Making of a Winter Wonderland Commercial Composite Photograph

#Photoshop: Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect

Colorful gradients, lens flares, and textures are essential elements to any 1980's inspired artwork. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop's 3D tools to create a 1980s inspired te...

#Photoshop: Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect

#Photoshop: 30 Modern Examples of the Cubism Style in Digital Art

As one of the most famous art movements Cubism has been a source of inspiration for both traditional and modern digital artists in recent history. The use of abstract geometric forms is especially popular in digital art with software applications often being based on simple shapes. In today’s post I showcase an inspirational collection of...

#Photoshop: 30 Modern Examples of the Cubism Style in Digital Art

#Photoshop: Create an Amplifier Interface From Scratch

Specially for musicians
ViennaCC

In this tutorial we will explain how to create an amplifier interface using simple shapes and layer styles

#Photoshop: Create an Amplifier Interface From Scratch

#Writing: The Eponymy Family

The suffix -nym means name. The word eponym comes from Greek eponymos, “given as a name; bestowing a name on something.” eponym: noun. The person for whom a country or location is named. For exampl...

#Writing: The Eponymy Family

#Musicproduction: Modulating a Modulator Part 3 Resampling

In part three of this month’s Massive series on modulating modulators, Johnny shows us how to use the concept of resampling to create more unique sounds.

#Musicproduction: Modulating a Modulator Part 3 Resampling


#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

#Photoshop: Change the Time of Day

Only day to night is possible, no reversal
ViennaCC

In this Photoshop tutorial we will change day into night in a photo by using some simple techniques. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner

#Photoshop: Change the Time of Day

#Photoshop: Easy to accomplish VSCO Cam effect

The faded look is the signature feature here. We’ll be exploiting the power of curves to accomplish some of that stuff. The grain can be either generated by Photoshop’s noise functionality, but we’ll probably use a real film grain and/or dust texture for added realism, and the saturation and cross-processing will be done using adjustment layers. The adjustment layer bit is crucial in order to keep a non-destructive workflow. This will allow us to, by turning a few layers off, to always get back to the original image...

#Photoshop: Easy to accomplish VSCO Cam effect

#Photography: Product Photography Tip- Changing the Background

In one of my previous posts, I discussed the different options for editing your photographs. My favorite option for making an item pop is to change your background to black and white. Today I’m goi...

#Photography: Product Photography Tip- Changing the Background

#Photography: The 10 Most Popular Compact Camera Systems among Our Readers

Over the last few weeks we’ve featured lists of the most popular DSLRs, DSLR Lenses and Camera Bags among our readers. Today we’re turning our attention to compact camera systems. This last 3 month...


#Photography: The 10 Most Popular Compact Camera Systems among Our Readers

Saturday, December 28, 2013

#Photoshop: 5 Ways to Perfect Your Digital Paintings

Most artists will tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect painting. There are always parts of a painting that can be tweaked or improved. The best an artist can do is to bring the artwork...

#Photoshop: 5 Ways to Perfect Your Digital Paintings

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Free expressions training

It's a little bit dated, and I do plan on an update. But still, the majority of expressions questions I see on forums are covered in this series.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Free expressions training

#Photoshop: Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshop

While Photoshop allows us to do many things, often, the final outcome we are looking for just can’t be accomplished using Photoshop alone. One of the best things about Photoshop, however, is that i...

#Photoshop: Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshop


#Writing: Can vs. May

Can and may belong to a category of verbs variously referred to as auxiliary, helping, modal, and defective. They are linguistic fossils, deriving from Old English conjugations that have dwindled t...

#Writing: Can vs. May

#Photoshop: Create a Fiery City War Scene

Learn how to create this amazing photo manipulation by Andrea GarcĂ­a! This tutorial starts by compositing the city landscape using several stock photos then moves on to adding fire and flame. After that, you’ll learn how to add a gas mask to a model and finish up with a warm color effect and a few additional details.

#Photoshop: Create a Fiery City War Scene

#Photoshop: 7 Questions About Soft Light

In the studio there’s two types of light that photographers use to define their subject, hard light and soft light. Both have their place but usually in the studio I use soft light when shooting portraits. Getting the light from your studio flash or speedlite can be done in several ways. You can use one light or multiple lights, a softbox or umbrella and in this video I look at them all...

#Photoshop: 7 Questions About Soft Light

#Photography: Parallax Animation: Bringing Still Photographs to Life

A little technique called “parallax” can add a lot of life to your photographs. Joe Fellows, founder of a London-based animation and short film production company called Make Productions, describes...

#Photography: Parallax Animation: Bringing Still Photographs to Life


#Photography: Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography

There are few things more majestic than a flowing waterfall, whether it’s on the Niagara river or the little stream behind your house. There are many ways to photograph these natural wonders, and I...

#Photography: Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography

#Photoshop: Adding Texture and Transparency to 3D Objects in Photoshop CS6 Extended

3D graphics in the browser have been a hot topic ever since it was first introduced. But if you were to create your apps using plain WebGL, it would take ages. This is exactly why some really usefu...

#Photoshop: Adding Texture and Transparency to 3D Objects in Photoshop CS6 Extended

#Musicproduction: KX77FREE Kx-PolyM-CSE #free synth plugin updated to v1.1

Kx-PolyM-CSE is a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer with CV/GATE sequencer and CS70M emulation.

#Musicproduction: KX77FREE Kx-PolyM-CSE #free synth plugin updated to v1.1

#Photoshop: Create a Fish Bowl Filling with Refractive Water

In this tutorial, we will be creating a fish bowl, refracting water, and an animated fish. We will first start by creating water with the help of CC Mercury and CC Sphere. We’ll then add all the re...

#Photoshop: Create a Fish Bowl Filling with Refractive Water


#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Sparkle Rays Background

After Effects background in HD using a shape layer combined with Turbulent Noise, Optical Flares, Particular and Starglow

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Sparkle Rays Background

Friday, December 27, 2013

Electronic Love - a #poetry

Electronic Love


Electronic love, you have the choice
Pay with credit card or paypal account
Thousands of lovers waiting for you
But only want your money, the huge amount

#Photoshop: How to Reshape 3D Models in Photoshop CS6 Extended

Interesting video tutorial
ViennaCC

In this tutorial, Steve Caplin will explain how to use distortion controls to extrude, twist and bend 3D objects in Photoshop to create a 3-dimensional bolt.

#Photoshop: How to Reshape 3D Models in Photoshop CS6 Extended

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Using Cinema 4D Lite with After Effects

5 videos in this article
  • 1001 Standard Lights: Omni, Spot, Area And Infinite
  • 1002 Animating The C4D Sun-Light
  • 1003 Adding, Adjusting, And Animating C4D Cameras
  • 1004 Using The Target Tag With Cameras And Lights
  • 1005 Exporting AE Cameras And Lights In C4D Files

ViennaCC

With the release of After Effects CC, Adobe has now included a special version of Maxon’s Cinema 4D so that creatives now have a true built-in 3D workflow for AE. With the new Cineware toolset and ...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Using Cinema 4D Lite with After Effects

#Writing: Subvert and Suborn

A reader has asked for a discussion of the words subvert and suborn. Both are verbs and both have been used with meanings no longer common. Deriving ultimately from a Latin word for “to overturn,” ...

#Writing: Subvert and Suborn

#Photography: See the Energy Behind an Ambitious Portrait Photograph

We don’t always get the chance to see and appreciate the passion that goes into a photography project. Artists spend days, weeks, months, or even years planning and executing profound works that, in the end, come down to the presentation of a few still frames.

#Photography: See the Energy Behind an Ambitious Portrait Photograph

#Photography: Quick Tips on Getting Started in the Field of Product Photography

Product photography is a field within commercial photography or, more colloquially, advertising photography. The end goal for advertising photography is to illustrate and eventually sell a product ...

#Photography: Quick Tips on Getting Started in the Field of Product Photography