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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sky Writing in #Photoshop with Brushes and Layer Styles

In this video I answer a reader question. Dan wanted to know how he could make sky writing in Photoshop.
Here I use the Brush Pallet and add a few Layer Styles.

Sky Writing in #Photoshop with Brushes and Layer Styles


#Photography: How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the expense, many events won’t even allow you to br...

#Photography: How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How to Create a Simple Animated Speedometer

This tutorial is about how to create an animated speedometer using audio controls in After Effects. We’ll also look at how to tie the digital number growth to the speed of the analog dial.
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#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How to Create a Simple Animated Speedometer


#MusicProduction: Basics of Compression

Here's a quick overview of an often ambiguous piece of gear (or plug-in). Because its use is often misunderstood, it can sometimes be overlooked or misused. Compression can take many forms and be u...

#MusicProduction: Basics of Compression

#Photoshop: How to Create an Animated GIF With Fading Effects in Photoshop

You may be thinking that animated GIFs are SO 2003. Think again — in the Buzzfeed era, animated GIFs are all the rage again. And if done well, they can be a classy way to show off a product if you ...

#Photoshop: How to Create an Animated GIF With Fading Effects in Photoshop

#Photoshop Coloured Lighting into a Scene

In this video Photoshop tutorial aimed and beginners and intermediate users of Photoshop I add some colour to a reflection of a window.
The work a long files nostainedglass.jpg and colouredwindow.jpg can be downloaded.

#Photoshop Coloured Lighting into a Scene


#Writing: “Expedient” vs. “Expeditious”

What’s the difference between expedient and expeditious? The words were originally synonymous, but their meanings diverged long ago, and the distinction is small but significant. Both words derive ...

#Writing: “Expedient” vs. “Expeditious”

#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

#Guitar #MusicProduction: Stand By Me [Improv Lesson] Pt.2

This lesson is the second in a series and comes from a reader’s request that I received. Find the first part here.
They were having a bit of trouble improvising over a I, vi, IV, V (1, 6, 4, 5) progression which can be found in hundreds of popular tunes.
The Guided Jam Track that we’re going to use…
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#Guitar #MusicProduction: Stand By Me [Improv Lesson] Pt.2

#Musicproduction: Why Your Band Needs a Socalled One Sheet

Tourbus of a successful band?
Tourbus of a successful band?
Record Industry as bawled itself to sleep the first couple of years after the turn of Millennium in renunciation that the infrastructure it had so abided by for nearly 50 years was not working anymore for their business. We all know that except you are Robby Williams or Gwen Stefani you can no longer make a living off of your album sales and airplay solely, their labels tell them to tour months over months.

The Art of Portrait #Photography: Expression and Exploration

Humans have been creating portraits of one another since the beginning of time, when rocks served as canvas and paints were made from charcoal and animal fat. Throughout history, portraits have bee...,

The Art of Portrait #Photography: Expression and Exploration


#Filmproduction: Create a Powerful Groundbreaking Logo Reveal – #AfterEffects Part

This is Part Two of the tutorial. If you haven’t already, watch Part One on Cgtuts+. We’ll now jump into After Effects to composite the 3D image sequences rendered from Cinema 4D. Here we’ll add co...

#Filmproduction: Create a Powerful Groundbreaking Logo Reveal – #AfterEffects Part


#Guitar: Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 1)

Fingerstyle guitar is a technique where the strings are plucked using fingers, fingernails, or finger picks. Many different styles of music make use of fingerstyle including: classical, flamenco, a...
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#Guitar: Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 1)

Creating a Rubber Stamp Brush Preset in #Photoshop Elements

In this tutorial we’ll firstly be creating the effect of a slightly worn out rubber stamp. Once we’ve created our stamp, we’ll be converting it to a brush preset that can be used over and over agai...

Creating a Rubber Stamp Brush Preset in #Photoshop Elements

#SocialMedia: 10 Tips for Social Video Success

As social video continues its exponential growth, it will become more and more important for brands to hone in on what makes their online videos successful. These videos are very different from a commercials and should be approached as such. With that in mind, here are 10 tips brands should follow while creating social video.

#SocialMedia: 10 Tips for Social Video Success

Real Guitar #Free for iPad app review: master the #guitar - Apppicker

Real Guitar Free by Rubel Co gives provides you with a realistic guitar simulator making you feel as though you're truly a musician. If you're learning how to play guitar, know how to play guitar, ...

Real Guitar #Free for iPad app review: master the #guitar - Apppicker

Round-trip ACR Edits with #Photoshop CS6

One of the best ways to maintain a non-destructive workflow in Photoshop CS6, is to use the power of Smart Object layers with your Adobe Camera Raw (or ACR) output. For this quick tutorial, we’ll t...

Round-trip ACR Edits with #Photoshop CS6

#SocialMedia: 16 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

Are you looking for the latest social media marketing tactics?
Do you want to know what the social media marketing pros are doing today?
Keeping up with the latest social media changes is not always easy, and our social media marketing tactics may need to be refreshed.
We asked 16 social media pros to share the best marketing tactics worth doing today.

#SocialMedia: 16 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

#MusicProduction: Intro to Musical Intervals

The distance between two notes is called an Interval. There are twelve notes in the chromatic scale which creates twelve possible inter...

#MusicProduction: Intro to Musical Intervals