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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

#MusicProduction: Beginner’s Introduction to Composing on the Computer – Hardware

I’ve been involved in audio production for well over 12 years, but just like everybody else I had to start somewhere. However, I didn’t have the benefit of having somebody show me everything there ...

#MusicProduction: Beginner’s Introduction to Composing on the Computer – Hardware

#MusicProduction: 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...

#MusicProduction: Diatonic Chords on the Bottom Strings


#Lightroom 5 And the new Radial Filter

One of the best new features introduced with Lightroom 5 was Radial Filters. Radial Filters combine the controls of the adjustment brush (exposure, contrast, sharpness etc.) with circle based cont...

#Lightroom 5 And the new Radial Filter

#Photography: Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors

If you think that professional-grade portrait lighting can only be achieved with multiple light sources, think again. Photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates the many looks that one can get from us...

#Photography: Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors


#MusicProduction: Tone2 Audiosoftware releases Firebird 2.0 as #freeware for Windows [Win|VST] (#free download)

After seven years of faithful service, the time has come to set the bird free. Firebird itself has become vintage and even though it's no longer profitable to remain a commercial product, we feel that more people should deserve an opportunity to enjoy this sometimes heavily underestimated synthesizer.
Which is why we decided to release one last update and turn the product into freeware (previuosly $79)….

#MusicProduction: Tone2 Audiosoftware releases Firebird 2.0 as freeware for Windows [Win|VST]

17 Outstanding Mixed Media Illustrations by Andreas Preis

Andreas Preis is a German-based illustrator, and Psdtuts+ author, that has worked for a variety of clients, including Adidas, DC Comics, ESPN Classic, NIKE, and more. In this article, we will take ...

17 Outstanding Mixed Media Illustrations by Andreas Preis

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your #Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough light is essential, but there is a lot more to the story.
First we have direct light. This is from the sun or a strong, bright source. Then we have reflected light. This is from a surface where the light bounces from one place to another. Both look entirely different….

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your #Photography

#MusicProduction: n-Track Studio for Android (beta) now available [Android]

n-Track Studio for Android has just been released and we're looking for users willing to test the app on their devices and help us iron out bugs and problems before the final release of version 1.0. If you find a problem please write us selecting the Report…
(Beta tester needed)

#MusicProduction: n-Track Studio for Android (beta) now available [Android]

#Photoshop Tutorial-A simple Color Correction

This tutorial is done in PS CS2 but can probably be performed in many versions. It works best with images with a full dynamic range, that is with some portion of the image close to absolute white a...

#Photoshop Tutorial-A simple Color Correction
(short and interesting)

#Photography: The Inspirational Life of an Iconic Street Photographer

William Klein, who is known as a pioneer of street photography, is not satisfied with the ordinary. His images evoke a sense of the photographer being a part of the world he’s documenting, rather t...

#Photography: The Inspirational Life of an Iconic Street Photographer


#Photoshop tutorial: Advanced compositing techniques

This photomontage by Serbian illustrator Becha was created for an haute couture fashion editorial called Silent Spring that appeared in her home country’s Faar magazine. It showcases the brightly c...

#Photoshop tutorial: Advanced compositing techniques

#SocialMedia: 15 things you absolutely must know about social media or your face will melt off and get eaten by goats

Whenever I’m on pintrest I find myself interrupted by pins that tell me about the 5 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST KNOW ABOUT BLOGGING or 18 WAYS SEO WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE and I occassionally break down and click on them and then I read a bunch of bullshit I don’t even understand. I’ve been blogging for years and objectively speaking I’m somewhat successful at it, however the one thing I’ve learned about blogging is…

#SocialMedia: 15 things you absolutely must know about social media or your face will melt off and get eaten by goats

#MusicProduction: Weirding Module releases Casio MT-68 sample library for Kontakt and SFZ [Win|Mac|Lin]

The Casio MT-68 was a very affordable analog synthesizer sold in the 80’s that had minature keys, 20 preset sounds and a rhythm section with auto accompaniment. It can be heard on various recordings and has an interesting 80’s or ‘retro’ sound. If you grew up with this synthesizer and wished you could hear it again, here is a chance to play it once more in Kontakt 5 and SFZ format…..

#MusicProduction: Weirding Module releases Casio MT-68 sample library for Kontakt and SFZ [Win|Mac|Lin]

#Writing: 3 Justifications for Altering Quotations

Generally, writers should not change the wording in quotations, but quotations that lack context or that include a gratuitous word or phrase should be repaired, as shown in the following examples. ...

#Writing: 3 Justifications for Altering Quotations

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in #Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary photos in just a few seconds and clicks. In this arti...

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in #Lightroom 4 and 5

#Photography From The Couch

Have you ever felt like taking pictures but you were too lazy to get your butt off of the couch? Well, I have the answer for you! You can shoot some really interesting abstract shots of your televi...

#Photography From The Couch

Video effects | How to add effects, motion graphics in #AfterEffects CC

In this tutorial, we’ll use motion graphics and video compositing techniques to add some pizzazz to a Hawaii adventure video. We’ll use the latest version of After Effects to animate some text, app...
(incl. download of files)
3 videos

Video effects | How to add effects, motion graphics in #AfterEffects CC