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Friday, August 9, 2013

#Photoshop: Working With A Creative Retoucher On A Concept From Start To Finish

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work with a retoucher on a concept you’ve had in mind, this may be just what you’re looking for. Photographer Justin Bettman wanted to create a conc...

#Photoshop: Working With A Creative Retoucher On A Concept From Start To Finish

How to Play the Aeolian Mode for #Guitar

The Aeolian Mode is the sixth mode of the Major Scale and it contains 7 notes. There are three different fingerings presented for both the one and two octave Mode. These fingerings start with your ...

How to Play the Aeolian Mode for #Guitar

#SocialMedia Strategy: Where to Start & Why

Whether you’re a bricks and mortar mom and pop business or a 100% online digital enterprise, NOT participating in social media is no longer an option. In many ways today’s social networks represent the new discovery engine. Consumers and business decision makers are…

#SocialMedia Strategy: Where to Start & Why

Reset dialog to defaults in #Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

When you mess up in any dialog in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (Image Size, Smart Sharpen are good candidates) there is one quick way to reset dialog settings to defaults and start messing agai...

Reset dialog to defaults in #Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

#Filmproduction: 35 Best #AfterEffects Tutorials 2013 - Flashuser

The After Effects software has similar features to other well-known programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere Pro. It helps the user to create a wide range of visual effects, animated gr...

#Filmproduction: 35 Best #AfterEffects Tutorials 2013 - Flashuser

#Musicproduction: Basic Sound Clean-Up for an Audio Novice

Audio geeks aren’t the only people who need to work with audio. Videographers, app developers, podcasters, and even photographers find themselves needing to fix problem audio files from time to tim...

#MusicProduction – Starting Up - Part 3: Using Virtual Instruments

Music Production – Starting Up

Part 3: Using Virtual Instruments

I think you have an idea of the music and sound you want to produce, but for recording and mixing you need skill and expertise. You can have fun making melodies, sounds and arranging, but getting a good recording you need a lot of knowledge – it’s hard work.

#Photography: Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to brand themselves or simply to introduce themselves t...

#Photography: Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget


#Photography: 3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our brand new Landscape Photography eBook (currently 33% off for 7 more days only). The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizont...

#Photography: 3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Personal Pronouns

Here are three queries from readers about proper use of personal pronouns, followed by my responses. 1. Why does the following sentence use my instead of me?: “My mother hates to spend money, that’...

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Personal Pronouns

4 Quick Tips For Getting The Most Out of #Lightroom Presets

This post was written to coincide with my latest deal over at the DPS sister site – Snapndeals. Over the years I’ve created and stockpiled tons of presets in Lightroom, just for personal use. I fin...

4 Quick Tips For Getting The Most Out of #Lightroom Presets

#Photoshop: Mostrare – A Free Photography Portfolio PSD Template

This PSD web template set features a photography inspired portfolio layout. The download includes 5 different pages. The design is left justified and features 2 free Google fonts.

#Photoshop: Mostrare – A Free Photography Portfolio PSD Template

#Musicproduction: Superior Singing Method – Learn singing in 60 days - #free intro video

I wanted to know how to learn singing. Here is a great vocal coach on your computer. Free intro video.

The Superior Singing Method is an online program / course that, according to its creator Aaron Anastasi, will improve anyone’s voice and ability to sing. Anastasi by the way, is a professional vocal instructor with years of teaching experience.
According to the official website, the course is comprised of eight modules:

#Guitar: Beyond the Fretboard: Knowing "a Ton of Scales" Made Simple, Part 1

We all know the true measure of an accomplished guitarist is not dependent upon how many scales he or she can blaze through. Instead, it's much more enjoyable to hear a player who has great command...

#Guitar: Beyond the Fretboard: Knowing "a Ton of Scales" Made Simple, Part 1

Adding Filters and Adjustments to Video in #Photoshop

While Photoshop is well-known as a photo editor, most people probably don’t realize that it also includes some powerful video editing features, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you how to us...

Adding Filters and Adjustments to Video in #Photoshop


#Photoshop: 100 Free Business Card Templates

Business cards are no longer used just to provide basic information about yourself and your company. Today, more and more companies are using creatively designed business cards to convey the image ...

#Photoshop: 100 Free Business Card Templates

#Photography: What It’s Like to Be a Photojournalist

Photojournalists can’t rely on elaborate lighting equipment or Photoshop to craft award-winning shots. Instead, they must to wait for the crucial moment when all elements of their photographic stor...

#Photography: What It’s Like to Be a Photojournalist


#Musicproduction: 10 tips for better recorded acoustic #guitar sound

Whether you are a seasoned pro or an absolute beginner when it comes to recording acoustic guitars, here are 10 snippets of advice that will help you get a better recorded sound. Whether you choose...

#Musicproduction: 10 tips for better recorded acoustic #guitar sound

#Musicproduction: Ignite Amps releases TPA-1 - Free Tube Power Amp simulation plug-in

The practice of live guitar and bass recording on PC, has spread enormously in recent years, as well as the development of simulation softwares, emulating amplifiers, stomp-boxes of various sorts and rack effects. At Ignite Amps, we decided to keep pace with technology, developing…

#Musicproduction: Ignite Amps releases TPA-1 - Free Tube Power Amp simulation plug-in for Windows and OS X (VST/AU) [Win|Mac|VST|AU]

#Musicproduction: Ignite Amps releases TPA-1 - Free Tube Power Amp simulation plug-in

The practice of live guitar and bass recording on PC, has spread enormously in recent years, as well as the development of simulation softwares, emulating amplifiers, stomp-boxes of various sorts and rack effects. At Ignite Amps, we decided to keep pace with technology, developing…

#Musicproduction: Ignite Amps releases TPA-1 - Free Tube Power Amp simulation plug-in for Windows and OS X (VST/AU) [Win|Mac|VST|AU]

#AfterEffects: Experimentation Assignment 7

Turbulent Noise is one of the most versatile effects in After Effects. Using it again recently to create the human iris reminded me that it’s an important effect to know, so for Experiment 7 we’re ...

 #AfterEffects: Experimentation Assignment 7