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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#Photoshop: Create a "Middle-Earth" Inspired Landscape in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a lush and vibrant "Middle-Earth" inspired landscape in Photoshop. Let’s get started! The following assets were used during the production of this t...

#Photoshop: Create a "Middle-Earth" Inspired Landscape in Photoshop


#Writing: Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. To the detriment of the worlds of publishing and journalism, this system has broken down, and it will never be...

#Writing: Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

#Photography: Breaking Photography Rules: by Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Photography rules exist to follow, and then break. There is no reason to stick with them 100% of the time but they make for a great guideline. Rule of thirds, Horizons, Diagonals, Leading are just ...

#Photography: Breaking Photography Rules: by Scott Wyden Kivowitz

#Photoshop: Working Faster with Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush Tool

The Spot Healing Brush tool was added to Photoshop as a way to harness powerful blending technology with less work (although the Healing Brush is pretty labor-free to begin with). It can quickly re...

#Photoshop: Working Faster with Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush Tool

#Photography: 12 Stunning Examples of Digital Monochrome Photography

Black-and-white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, is a term referring to a number of monochrome forms in visual arts. Black-and-white as a description may be considered a misnomer in that the images ...

#Photography: 12 Stunning Examples of Digital Monochrome Photography

#Photoshop: Image Clean-up with Photoshop’s Dust and Scratches Filter

The Dust & Scratches filter provides a more powerful way to remove noise from an image. Dissimilar pixels are modified to achieve a balance between sharpening and hiding defects. You’ll want to try...

#Photoshop: Image Clean-up with Photoshop’s Dust and Scratches Filter

#Filmproduction: How to Automate Media Management in Avid with Dynamic Media Folders

Although Media Composer’s AMA plug-in architecture allows virtually any file-based source media to be played in real time without first transcoding to Avid’s native DNxHD codec, many times editors will want to transcode anyway to take advantage of the maximum playback performance DNxHD offers. New in Media Composer 7 is the ability to process both transcoding and consolidation operations in the background, freeing you to continue editing both AMA and native Avid media without interruption.

#Filmproduction: FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 2: Using Final Cut Pro X’s Audio and Music Fading Tools

Final Cut Pro X has made significant improvements for working with audio, including more automated audio keyframing and advanced fading interpolation choices. Whether your working with dialogue,…

#Filmproduction: FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 2: Using Final Cut Pro X’s Audio and Music Fading Tools

#Musicproduction: Third Harmonic Studios releases EXD-80 - Free Drum Synth for Windows

Third Harmonic Studios has released EXD-80, a free 32-bit VSTi plugin for Windows. The plugin is a subtractive synthesis drum and percussion synthesizer.

Features:
  • 8 Modules - kick, snare, open and closed hi-hats, 5 x percussion synths
  • 8 Outputs (4 Stereo output pairs).
  • Each output pair has its own stereo effects section featuring a Granulator and Waveshaper.
  • Supports VST host automation and MIDI continuous controllers.
  • User definable MIDI note mappings.
  • 128 User drum kit patches (comes with 16 preset drum kits).

#Photoshop CS6: Importing 3D Models (Onto Mars!)

In this video tutorial we’ll look at how you can import 3D models and composite them on your photographs in Photoshop CS6 Extended! Howard takes a 3D pyramid and composites it onto the surface of M...

#Photoshop CS6: Importing 3D Models (Onto Mars!)


#Photoshop: Take Control of your Photoshop Brushes!

Are you tired of the hunt and peck method of finding your favorite Photoshop brushes? Learn to organize and save your favorite brushes with Preset Manager. With you could save an entire palette of brushes with color and opacity preset? You can, and today we’ll see how using Tool Presets.

#Photoshop: Take Control of your Photoshop Brushes!


#Photoshop: Photoshop's Forgotten Clone Source Panel - AJ Wood

If you’re already using the Clone Source panel in Photoshop, kudos to you, join us again next week. *grin* If you’re not taking advantage of this useful panel, it doesn’t surprise me. I consistentl...

#Photoshop: Photoshop's Forgotten Clone Source Panel - AJ Wood

#Writing: How to Punctuate Descriptions of Colors

Use of hyphens and commas in phrases that include names of colors is the cause of some confusion among writers. Here’s a discussion of when to insert or omit these punctuation marks when referring ...

#Writing: How to Punctuate Descriptions of Colors

#Photography: How to Overcome Bad Lighting and Bad Backgrounds as a Wedding Photographer

Bad light and a poor location can quickly derail a shoot. But it doesn’t have to be that way. These obstacles can be overcome through smart placement of your subjects and by framing your shot creat...

#Photography: How to Overcome Bad Lighting and Bad Backgrounds as a Wedding Photographer 


Your Email Got Lost - a poetry

Your Email Got Lost

Awoke with heads like thunder
So I dove headlong, through the posts,
Howling from the heavens with lightning and thunder
Because your email got lost

Adobe #Premiere Pro: Applying Audio Effects to Multiple Tracks

If you’re looking to speed up your workflow, improve consistency in the sound of your clips and better organize your audio, consider applying audio effects to submixes in Premiere Pro. Submixes pr...

Adobe #Premiere Pro: Applying Audio Effects to Multiple Tracks

#Filmproduction: 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You'll Want to Use Right Now

With the launch of Media Composer 7 comes a whole bunch of exciting new features and enhancements that will improve your editing workflow. And while Avid always encourages you to read the What’s Ne...

#Filmproduction: 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You'll Want to Use Right Now