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Saturday, August 10, 2013

#Musicproduction: Why You Should Write 1000 Terrible Songs

There is nothing in this world scarier than a blank piece of white paper. It stares back at you from the abyss, daring you to mar its porcelain sameness with your unworthy smatterings. It messes wi...

#Musicproduction: Why You Should Write 1000 Terrible Songs

#Musicproduction: NI #Massive Hard Electro Bass Synth Tutorial - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

Combining characteristics from different style bass synths, this NI Massive hard electro bass can be used successfully in several music genres! We are producing sounds in a time when the oh-so popu...

#Musicproduction: NI #Massive Hard Electro Bass Synth Tutorial - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in #Photoshop

5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in Photoshop 14:33| Categories : Feature, Photoshop | Ads In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates 5 ways to use Layer Groups to create special ...

5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in #Photoshop


#Filmproduction: Intro to Secondary Animation in #AfterEffects : School Of Motion

You’ll learn how to quickly apply secondary animation to your work, giving you an awesome tool to spice up even the simplest animations. This trick is one every motion graphics artist should have up their sleeve.

#Filmproduction: Intro to Secondary Animation in #AfterEffects : School Of Motion


#Musicproduction: How to Run 32-Bit Plug-Ins in Logic Pro X

So, you have Logic pro X? You love the new features and would rather use it than Logic 9? But, you’ve still got some 32-bit synths, like Sylenth, which can’t run in Apple’s 64-bit flagship DAW? Un...

#Musicproduction: How to Run 32-Bit Plug-Ins in Logic Pro X

#Photography: Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

As I’ve begun teaching others how to edit their photos I’ve begun to realize that a lot of new photographers lack the confidence in their own work. I get questions like “Why don’t my photos look li...

#Photography: Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

Create a Long Shadow in #Photoshop

If you’ve spent less than 5 minutes on Dribbble, you’ve probably seen ‘long shadow’ icons. Playing off the ‘flat UI’ trend, these shadows are meant to give slight depth to your icons. In today’s tu...

Create a Long Shadow in #Photoshop


The Midas Touch: Beyond the Basics of the Levels Adjustment in #Photoshop Elements

When we talk about the Levels dialog in Elements, we generally stick to the default mode of adjusting the shadows, midtones and highlights of the overall image in order to correct and boost the exi...

The Midas Touch: Beyond the Basics of the Levels Adjustment in #Photoshop Elements

#Musicproduction: How to Make a Flexible Moog Style Analog Bass in NI #Massive

Making this analog bass in NI Massive is a testament to how simple it is to program truly customized synths! We should probably start this one out by pointing out that Moog is not a style or a soun...


#Musicproduction: How to Make a Flexible Moog Style Analog Bass in NI #Massive

#Writing: Combining Sentences

One cure for flabby prose is greater attention to more lean, muscular writing by, whenever possible, creating a subordinate clause for one sentence by combining another sentence with it. Here are f...

#Writing: Combining Sentences

#Photoshop: Blur Gallery and Liquify Smart Objects

This tutorial provides a quick overview of how the features in Blur Gallery and Liquify can be combined for an interesting creative effect. Sure, it’s fall colors but I bet some of you are already tired of the barren winter trees!

#Photoshop: Blur Gallery and Liquify Smart Objects

#Musicproduction: How to Avoid Working With Clients You Want to Avoid Working With

If you are currently a freelancer or plan on freelancing in the future, then this is a topic that should interest you. I’m going to be writing about client selection and the process I go through wh...

#Musicproduction: How to Avoid Working With Clients You Want to Avoid Working With

#Photography: Skateboard Photographer’s Goal to Take Photos All Over the World

Bringing your other interests to your photography can create a niche that makes your work stand out from the masses. Jonathan Mehring of Skateboarder Magazine has combined his love of photography w...

#Photography: Skateboard Photographer’s Goal to Take Photos All Over the World

#Photoshop Tutorial: Turning Grayscale to Color in Photoshop

When it comes to creating multitone images, it's common to think of using the Duotone mode. But just because you want a multitone doesn't mean that you need to use the Duotone mode to get it. I...

#Photoshop Tutorial: Turning Grayscale to Color in Photoshop

#Filmproduction: Tweaking Animation Paths in #Cinema4D & #AfterEffects

Some workflow tips on a few ways to alter animation paths in Cinema 4D and After Effects, along with a few things to watch out for.

#Filmproduction: Tweaking Animation Paths in #Cinema4D & #AfterEffects


#Guitar: The Major Seventh Arpeggio

Arpeggios can be thought of as broken chords, meaning the notes of a chord are played separately one after the other rather than strummed all at once. The Major Seventh arpeggio includes the root n...

#Guitar: The Major Seventh Arpeggio

#SocialMedia Portraits Of 11 Cities, Mapped As Digital Sunflowers

In mathematics, there is a particularly beautiful equation called the Vogel Spiral. To a nonmathematical mind, the formula seems arcane and impenetrable, but give it to a programmer and they can un...

#SocialMedia Portraits Of 11 Cities, Mapped As Digital Sunflowers