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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Create a Chained Arm with Blood Stain Effect in #Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Chained Arm with Blood Stain Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky, but why not have a try :)

 We will be combining several images together and use custom brushes to render the blood effect. We will be using some image adjustments as well as tools such as the background eraser tool and the quick selection tool.

Create a Chained Arm with Blood Stain Effect in Photoshop

#MusicProduction: Making a Melodic Arpeggiated Synth in NI Massive - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

NI Massive is an ideal synth environment to inspire these amazing sequences! Jorgalad recently released a nice collection of 50 arpeggiated synths, soundscapes and more that is very popular and ful...



Making a Melodic Arpeggiated Synth in NI Massive - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Photoshop: Dramatic Skies with Camera Raw's Graduated Filter

On a recent Saturday morning, I was privileged to join some fellow NAPP members for a friendly “Canon vs. Nikon” shootout, at Fort Desoto Park in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The original intent was to compare the new 5DMIII against the new D800. Out on the beach, things got a little crazy, and a few of us took the term “shootout” literally! I was on hand to capture some of the hilarity.

Dramatic Skies with Camera Raw's Graduated Filter

#SocialMedia: 5 Tips To Turn Your Band Into Twitter Rock Stars

Twitter is a great tool to reach your audience and connect with new fans. With just a few easy guidelines your band will have a powerful broadcast medium to get the word out. 

You’ve tried to fight it. You said you don’t get it and will never join. 

“Why would anyone want to read about what you had for lunch?” you are heard to occasionally utter to your bandmates.

Portrait #Photography: Environment Setup and Lighting

Skulls, flowers, elaborate makeup, tombstones, and candles. These are just a few of the things you will see in Jay P Morgan’s setup for his Day of the Dead shoot. With smoke machines and a beautiful model you can do a great shot.


How to Add Reflections To Sunglasses With #Photoshop

In this tutorial we will add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop. The techniques used here are pretty simple so the beginners shouldn’t have any problems. Open image “Girl”. This image is too ...

How to Add Reflections To Sunglasses With Photoshop

#MusicProduction: Enhance Your MIDI Workflow with Keyboard Mapping

Keyboard players often need to play different voices or samples simultaneously during a performance. You might have to play a drum loop at one time, a mixture of strings and piano at another, and p...

Enhance Your MIDI Workflow with Keyboard Mapping

#Writing: True Phrasal Adjectives and Imposters

Phrasal adjectives, the sets of words that combine to modify a noun, can be tricky. Usually, words in phrasal adjectives are hyphenated to signal their interrelationship, but there are exceptions, ...

 True Phrasal Adjectives and Imposters

Creating a Soft Vintage Look in #Lightroom & #Photoshop

One post-processing question that pops up from time-to-time is how to get a “soft” look when post-processing your images. To create this look there are just two settings and adjustments you’ll want to really focus on: Curves and Split Toning. Here’s how to create the look in both Lightroom and Photoshop:

Creating a Soft Vintage Look in Lightroom & Photoshop

When You Are Near - a poetry

When You Are Near

When I hear your voice
I turn my head on you
I have to, have no choice
What can a poor fool do