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Sunday, August 11, 2013

#Photoshop Tutorial: Simple Magic Photo for Disappearing a Head

Using photo manipulation, disappearance of a head will become a easy task. To add some mysterious element, you can turn your image’s head into smoke. You can also apply this idea to other objects a...

#Photoshop Tutorial: Simple Magic Photo for Disappearing a Head

How to Setup an Electric #Guitar

A guitar setup is an essential prerequisite when it comes to getting the most out of your instrument. A factory setup guitar is likely to have general playability issues and intonation problems, wh...

How to Setup an Electric #Guitar

Four Steps to Keep Your #Guitar Looking Amazing

OK, I admit I'm a bit compulsive when it comes to keeping my guitars clean. And I don't mean that in the "Look, but don’t touch" way, since many of my guitars have dings and small cracks. I mean it...

Four Steps to Keep Your #Guitar Looking Amazing

#AfterEffects: Creating a realistic human iris

I’ve always wanted to attempt a realistic human iris in After Effects and last week I got my chance. In this walkthrough video I discuss how I created an iris using Turbulent Noise and other defaul...

#AfterEffects: Creating a realistic human iris


#Photography: 5 Reasons Why Prime Lenses Are Better Than Zoom Lenses

The debate always rages between photographers – which is better: zoom lenses, or primes? In this video from, photographer Kai W, with the help of his buddy Lok, makes his argument for the benefits ...

#Photography: 5 Reasons Why Prime Lenses Are Better Than Zoom Lenses


Bar Chords – #Guitar Chords World

Playing a bar chord requires that one finger holds down more than one string at the same time. This is not an easy thing to do at first and usually needs a certain amount of practice. Once you are...

Bar Chords – #Guitar Chords World

#Guitar: Do You Use These Chromatic Approach Notes?

You are at the point where you know your scales and arpeggios across the guitar neck well enough to play the right notes over each chord, but something about your improvisation still doesn’t sound ...

#Guitar: Do You Use These Chromatic Approach Notes?


Auto Correct in #Photoshop and ACR

In this video I take a quick look at where you can find some pretty handy Auto Correct buttons to get your image started. They’re not meant to be a one click solution, although sometimes they are, but a starting point to enhance your images.

Auto Correct in #Photoshop and ACR


#Musicproduction: bserrano releases aXYs - Free XY VST Controller for Windows [Win|VST]

The user can assign X and Y axis to multiple parameters by simply using Control Change. A digital matrix lets the user assign up to 8 destinations for each axis. Price: Free.

I have that and use it in Fruity Loops. Quite handy for live.

#Musicproduction: bserrano releases aXYs - Free XY VST Controller for Windows [Win|VST]

#Filmproduction: Free Lower Thirds #AfterEffects Templates

The red cross symbol has been synonymous with medical help for many years after first being worn as armbands by doctors during wars. And “Medical Emergency” makes good use of it — placing it promin...

Your ring - a poetry

Your ring

I carry your name engraved in my ring
Big name on a little thing
It shimmers at night when lights are out
You know what I'm talking about

#Musicproduction: Community Project: Process a Vocal Track

Many people learn best not just by reading, listening or watching, but by doing. And that’s what community projects are all about. In this project you’ll be processing a vocal - either a rock vocal o...

#Musicproduction: Community Project: Process a Vocal Track

Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in #Lightroom

In just a few short years, Adobe Lightroom has gone from being a new addition to the world of RAW image file converters to a powerhouse that has become the preferred catalog management and post-pro...

Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in #Lightroom


#Musicproduction: line and music-society.net release CBW01 - Free VST Drum Machine for Windows [Win|VST]

The CBW01 drum machine was created for music-society.net .
CBW01 features 4 drum hit editors and 1 effects section. Each editor and the effect section has independent midi controls including, Midi Channel, Midi note Hi and Lo (key range) and 16 modulation slots (sources, pitch wheel, mod wheel, velocity and key follow). This allows for greater dynamics whilst playing. See the feature list below for each drum hit's modulation destiantion possibilities.

Quick Sketch-up in #Photoshop

Scott Kelby promises that you won’t learn any Photoshop at Midnight Madness, but this isn’t always the case, as with this tip for creating a sketch – a very fast and easy sketch – from any image

Quick Sketch-up in #Photoshop

#Photography: How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but also its low angle as the sun goes down gives g...

#Photography: How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Add Catch Light to Eyes using #Photoshop

In this article I am going to show you how to create catch light using Photoshop. Last time I discussed about Adding Instagram X-Pro effect in Photoshop which is really ...

Add Catch Light to Eyes using #Photoshop

#Musicproduction: Expand Your Sonic Palette with High School Drumcorps

In this tutorial we will walk through a Kontakt drum library from SOUNDIRON called High School Drumcorps. We will demo a bunch of patches to figure out how you might use these in different project...

#Musicproduction: Expand Your Sonic Palette with High School Drumcorps


How to Add Transparency to a Gradient in #Photoshop CS6

By default in Photoshop CS6, a gradient has 100-percent opacity in the start color and progresses to 100-percent opacity in the end color. If you like, you can have the gradient fade out to transpa...

How to Add Transparency to a Gradient in #Photoshop CS6

#Guitar: Diatonic Chords on the Bottom Strings

Diatonic chords are a family of chords all created from the same scale. The scale is organized into groups of three (triads) or four (seventh chords) using the technique of skipping every other not...

#Guitar: Diatonic Chords on the Bottom Strings


Introduction To #Photoshop Scripting

Automation is useful in the work of every designer. It saves precious time on repetitive tasks and helps us solve certain problems more quickly and easily. You can automate your workflow in Photosh...

Introduction To #Photoshop Scripting

#Writing: Practical vs. Practicable

What’s the difference between practical and practicable? There’s a practical distinction, and I hope you will find my explanation practicable. The words both stem ultimately from the Greek term pra...

#Writing: Practical vs. Practicable

#Guitar: Rhythmic Ties

This indicates that the duration of the two notes should be added together to create one longer note. This is used when a note extends from one bar into the next or when connecting the end of a not...

#Guitar: Rhythmic Ties

Changing The Shade of Lips in #Photoshop

Today I am going to show you how to change the shade of lip color using Photoshop. Last time I discussed about Creating Glossy Lips in Photoshop which is a recommended tu...

Changing The Shade of Lips in #Photoshop

#Photography: 5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes my dating life quite hard. And sometimes my ...

#Photography: 5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

How to Play the Locrian Mode for #Guitar

The Locrian Mode is the seventh 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 you...

How to Play the Locrian Mode for #Guitar

#Photoshop: Layer Styles on a Group

Did you know that you can add Layer Styles to a group of layers? As of Photoshop CS6, you can! In this video I take a look at just some of the benefits, For about five years, Howard has been creati...

#Photoshop: Layer Styles on a Group