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Friday, August 16, 2013

#Musicproduction: Designing a Ripping Hard-Edged Lead Synth in NI Massive

This sound is a balance of noise, distortion, feedback and harmonics – perfect for today’s edgy modern music! With just the right amounts of noise, distortion, edginess and harmonics this is the id...

#Musicproduction: Designing a Ripping Hard-Edged Lead Synth in NI Massive

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Using “Refine Edge” for Improved Masking

Refine Edge is an invaluable tool which transforms your hard, approximate selection into a soft, crisp, detailed selection! If you can’t key your subject out of the background, as on green screen, ...

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Using “Refine Edge” for Improved Masking

#Photography: Sun and Lighting for Architectural Photography

In photography, as well as in any other visual art form, light plays a key role, and it should be considered a critical compositional element. Lighting for architectural photography, as well as for...

#Photography: Sun and Lighting for Architectural Photography

#Musicproduction: The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps

How do you pack dozens of vintage amps and speaker cabinets in a 130 ft² home studio for less than $500? Just enter the wonderful virtual realm with this article about the best commercial software ...

#Musicproduction: The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps 

How to make the high-key contrast effect in #Photoshop

The highlights need to be pushed as far as possible without them bleaching out and the darks need to be given extra ‘oomph’. The Curves adjustment is one of the best ways to achieve this effect. St...
(easy tip, I use that often)

How to make the high-key contrast effect in #Photoshop

#Photography: The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal)

“Do they still make film?” How many times have you heard this? The medium that once served a giant and powerful industry has been thrown in with the likes of the rotary phone and the beeper. It’s h...

#Photography: The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal) 


#AfterEffects: How to Make an Awesome Electric Shock Effect

Hey, what’s up? This is Adrian C. Jensen for ae.tutsplus.com. This time, I’ll be breaking down an effect that I did for the Portland Superhero Coalitions Trailer. I hope you all enjoy it as much as...

#AfterEffects: How to Make an Awesome Electric Shock Effect


#Photoshop: Create a World War II Era Dogfighter

In design, great concepts can often be created by playing with words. In this tutorial, our friends at INK will show you how to create a furry World War II era aircraft, that we are calling a “dogf...

#Photoshop: Create a World War II Era Dogfighter