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Saturday, August 17, 2013

#Musicproduction: Making Your Own 8-Bit Nintendo Sounds in NI #Massive - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

There are plenty of sound packs out there you can buy that feature 8-bit sounds, but as you will see in this helpful tutorial making your own 8-bit Nintendo sounds in NI Massive is incredibly easy!...

#Musicproduction: Making Your Own 8-Bit Nintendo Sounds in NI #Massive - Native Instruments Massive tutorials


Make a Mesh with Liquify to Speed Your #Photoshop Workflow

If you’re like me, you’ve been working on larger and larger files, and sometimes the Liquify command in Photoshop just can’t keep up with all those pixels. Fear not! Here’s a tip that allows you to Liquify smaller files, and transfer the changes you’ve made to a much larger resolution original.

Make a Mesh with Liquify to Speed Your #Photoshop Workflow


#Musicproduction: How to prep your kit for a recording session | Drum recording setup

Like any instrument, drum kits aren't always set-up for the perfect recording. An experienced drummer will have evolved their kit: found a favourite snare or two, collected a few good cymbals and w...

#Musicproduction: How to prep your kit for a recording session | Drum recording setup

From Bach to Rock: Are You Learning to Play Songs or Learning to Play #Guitar?

There's a constant battle in the pedagogy of guitar — technique versus music (songs). Specifically, there are many who play guitar for the sole purpose of learning songs by other artists, and then ...

From Bach to Rock: Are You Learning to Play Songs or Learning to Play #Guitar?

5 Must Know Major ii-V-I Outlines for #Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most important skills to get under your fingers and in your ears is the ability to correctly and musically outline short, major ii-V-I chord progre...

5 Must Know Major ii-V-I Outlines for #Guitar

Create TV Scan Lines using #Photoshop

I am going to talk about Creating TV Scan Lines using Photoshop. For this tutorial basically what I am going to do is to create a new document where I will create a new design. After that I will define that design as a pattern.

Create TV Scan Lines using #Photoshop

Learn Open Major #Guitar Chords and Strumming Patterns to Improve Your Playing

Learning open guitar chords and strumming patterns are a great way for a beginning guitarist to start playing something musical. This lesson is intended to get you comfortable fretting the chords, making smooth chord changes, and developing your sense of rhythm.

Learn Open Major #Guitar Chords and Strumming Patterns to Improve Your Playing

#Filmproduction: Build a 3D Room to Display Recommended Videos in Youtube

We will be creating a 3D Room which you can design any way you want, and then use that room for your Recommended Videos section at the end of all your videos on Youtube. Well also show you how to set things up in Youtube once we’re done in AE.
(incl. download of source files and tutorial)

#Filmproduction: Build a 3D Room to Display Recommended Videos in Youtube


#Photography: Replicating a Prominent Portrait Photograph

If you’ve never challenged yourself to recreate another photographer’s photo, you’re missing out on a priceless learning opportunity. The exercise forces you to dissect all elements of a photograph...

#Photography: Replicating a Prominent Portrait Photograph


10 Tips For Promoting Music On Twitter – Part 1/2 (#MusicProduction, #SocialMedia)

Music business is unforgiving, but there is hope for those musicians who are eager to go social. With internet age providing endless free opportunities to throw your productions out to the world, there are now a variety of social channels - Facebook, Google+, YouTube, blogs and Twitter - that enable you to get in contact with the fans who like your songs.

#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: How to Fit Vocals Into Your Mixes Using Delay

Reverb is the go-to effect for many people to make vocals fit into the mix. But sometimes it is not the desired effect, as it can muddy things up. In this tutorial I’ll show you a simple, yet effec...

#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: How to Fit Vocals Into Your Mixes Using Delay

#Photography: 10 Things I Learnt from Daily Shooting

Here are a few lessons I have learnt from daily shooting… I hope you enjoy. A lot of people shoot daily as they are lucky enough to have a career in photography. Others embark on a 365 project whil...

#Photography: 10 Things I Learnt from Daily Shooting

#Writing: “All Are Not” Should Usually Be “Not All”

Sentences that refer to exceptions to a rule are frequently flawed by faulty construction. Here are five such statements and their fixes. 1. “Just as all habits aren’t bad, all infinite loops aren’...

#Writing: “All Are Not” Should Usually Be “Not All”

#Photography: Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square format. Today I think it will be interesting to ex...

#Photography: Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

One of My Favorite #Photoshop Tricks (blending mode)

Think of Photoshop Layers like the Police Sketch Kit: only, instead of moustaches and noses and bad hairdos, each transparency, or “Layer” has a different edit or effect on it. The original, SOOC (straight out of camera) shot is at the bottom of the stack, and you “layer” on as many different edits as you like. And in the coming weeks, we’ll examine how you can….

One of My Favorite #Photoshop Tricks (blending mode)

#Photoshop tutorial: Create a beautiful bird artwork

This swan illustration by Andrew Lyons is one of a series of birds he created for a client packaging project. The aesthetic style the client sought was one of reduced, elegant forms – an approach f...

#Photoshop tutorial: Create a beautiful bird artwork

#Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Human Face in Universe Background

In this tutorial, it will show you the process of creating this Create a Human Face in Universe Background by Electrified Orbs in Photoshop. It will show some interesting methods to rendering the e...

#Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Human Face in Universe Background

#Photography: 3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

During the writing of Digital Photography School’s latest eBook, Living Landscapes, I was forced to do some heavy thinking about how I approach creative landscape composition in the field. At this juncture, it is important to note that I avoid heavy thinking at all costs. Thinking truly is the hardest work, especially when….

#Photography: 3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

Quick #Photoshop Tip: Seperate Layer Effects Onto Their Own Layer for Editing

Simple tips are often the most useful. In Photoshop, I’ve found this one to be very handy for editing Layer Effects in the Layers palette. Finding it is not the most accessible or intuitive – so ho...

Quick #Photoshop Tip: Seperate Layer Effects Onto Their Own Layer for Editing

#Photoshop: Real Beauty Isn't Retouched

Dove Canada is getting serious about promoting Real Beauty by going after art directors, graphic designers and photo retouchers — basically anyone who distorts body image in print. In order to figh...

#Photoshop: Real Beauty Isn't Retouched

#Photography: 5 Things To Keep in Mind When Dealing with Clients

Continuing my “Sit Down Chat” videos, today I share five things to keep in mind when dealing with clients. We often address working with bad clients, but what about the good clients you work with? How can you make those relationships better? Let’s chat about that.

#Photography: 5 Things To Keep in Mind When Dealing with Clients