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Friday, September 6, 2013

#Photoshop: Extracting colours with alpha

Before we begin, let’s discuss tools. Many designers will be familiar with the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop, but may not be familiar with the Color Sampler tool. In this scenario, the Color Sampler...

#Photoshop: Extracting colours with alpha

#Photoshop: Add Copyright Information in Photoshop - Automatically

It’s always a good idea to copyright your work, and that includes embedding the appropriate information into your image metadata. Learn the three step process to create a template to add copyright metadata, to create an action to apply your template, and to use Photoshop’s Script Events Manager to run your action every time you work on a file….

#Photoshop: Add Copyright Information in Photoshop - Automatically


#MusicProduction: Making More Flexible and Responsive FM8 Electro Bass Synths - FM8 Tuts

Try using a blend of modulation from operators and LFOs alongside custom programmed envelope curves for original FM8 electro bass sounds! As with just about any kind of sound, there are ways in whi...

#MusicProduction: Making More Flexible and Responsive FM8 Electro Bass Synths - FM8 Tuts

#Photography: Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Perfect exposure settings: Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increases in aperture is equivalent to the shutter duration doubling....

#Photography: Understanding Reciprocity in Photography 

#Photography: Samurai Girl Composite: Behind the Scenes Post Production Walk Through

In this article I’ll show you how the “Samurai Girl” picture was done step by step. In addition there is a speed art video at the end of the article that shows the whole process from start to end i...

#Photography: Samurai Girl Composite: Behind the Scenes Post Production Walk Through


#Musicproduction: Pitch Correction


The use of a pitch tool depends on the genre. A dirty blues or a Tom Waits performance can be killed with pitch correction. If you want to be played on pop radio pitch correction is a must.
Vocals have three characteristics:

#Photoshop: How to Create a Panorama Using Photoshop and Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a great tool for helping photographers to manage their photo libraries. In this tutorial, we will show you a seamless workflow for creating a panoramic photo using both Photoshop...

#Photoshop: How to Create a Panorama Using Photoshop and Lightroom


#Photography: Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography is a photographic style that has grown to be extremely popular during the last years. This style uses a longer s...

#Photography: Long Exposure Photography

#MusicProduction: Funk Clav Synth Tutorial for NI #Massive

One of our new favorites, producer James Marcus is back to deliver another spot on tutorial for the NI Massive community. This time he shows how to make a funky clav! The clav has been a go-to inst...

#MusicProduction: Funk Clav Synth Tutorial for NI #Massive


#Photoshop: How to Photoshop People Into Pictures

That photo from dinner last night could have been this year's perfect Christmas card, but your little brother was at baseball practice and isn't in the picture. Your mom looks at you, the tech guru...
(Usually you want to remove people. But ok, maybe you want to put yourself besides Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake or Madonna)

#Photoshop: How to Photoshop People Into Pictures

#Photoshop: Shortcuts in Photoshop for front-end developers

Time goes by and Adobe Photoshop remains one of the most important tools in the web design world. Some argue that Fireworks should take care of the job; others say it cannot be done without some pa...

#Photoshop: Shortcuts in Photoshop for front-end developers

#Photography: Why Analog Photography (Still) Rocks!

We are two professional music and wedding photographers and we shoot digital when necessary. However, we clearly see the point of going ...

#Photography: Why Analog Photography (Still) Rocks!

#Filmproduction: Importing Premiere Pro Projects Into #AfterEffects

There are several ways to manage your Premiere Pro to After Effects workflow. One way is to take advantage of Adobe’s Dynamic Link, with the ability to jump btween the two applications for video e...

Importing Premiere Pro Projects Into #AfterEffects

#Photography: The Magic of Soft Light

Soft light is beautiful. It is a gift from nature that helps you create interesting images using high quality light. You’ll find soft light in the shade on a sunny day, during twilight after the su...

#Photography: The Magic of Soft Light

#Photoshop: Copy, Paste, Move and share paths between Photoshop and Illustrator

In Photoshop you can Copy, Paste and Move path into existing or another document. First option is to copy selected path and then paste it where you want. To copy path first select it using Path Sel...

#Photoshop: Copy, Paste, Move and share paths between Photoshop and Illustrator

#Photography: What You Need To Get Started In Macro Photography

Whether you capturing images of beautiful butterflies or taking shots of your stamp collection, macro photography is a lot of fun and it’s relatively easy to do. In this article we’re going to discuss the three things you’ll need to get started….

#Photography: What You Need To Get Started In Macro Photography


#MusicProduction: Getting Started with Sound Design - Roland U.S. Blog

Do you experiment with sound design? One common misconception about programming synthesizers is that it’...

#MusicProduction: Getting Started with Sound Design - Roland U.S. Blog

#Photoshop tutorial: Glowing Lines

In this digital photography and Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to capture a photo using grids and gels on flashes to get the proper lighting. We will then go into Adobe Photoshop software to create the glowing lines and smokey cloud in front of the luminous face. Push the play button on the video player …

#Photoshop tutorial: Glowing Lines


#MusicProduction: Expand Your Sonic Palette with Olympus Elements

In this tutorial, we will take a look at SOUNDIRON’s Olympus Elements Choir Kontakt Library. We will check out the main patches in the library and look at some tips to make it easy to use. We will ...

#MusicProduction: Expand Your Sonic Palette with Olympus Elements


#Photoshop: High Quality Absolutely Free Photoshop Plugins

Although Adobe has constantly been enhancing Photoshop with some magical new tools and commands, there are a lot of pretty awesome third party plugins that can perform some serious stuff that you s...

#Photoshop: High Quality Absolutely Free Photoshop Plugins

#Photoshop: Guide to Working With Video in Photoshop - Animating Text

While Photoshop is well-known as a photo editor, most people probably don’t realize that it also includes some powerful video editing features, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you how to us...

#Photoshop: Guide to Working With Video in Photoshop - Animating Text


#Writing: 50 Plain-Language Substitutions for Wordy Phrases

The following phrases need not be summarily replaced by more concise alternatives, but consider making the switch, especially when you find yourself using various wordy phrases frequently in the sa...

#Writing: 50 Plain-Language Substitutions for Wordy Phrases

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create a Steel Text Effect in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial we will explain how to create a steel text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started! The following assets were used during the production of this tutoria...

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create a Steel Text Effect in Photoshop

#Photography: 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Focus With The Shutter Button

Just about every modern camera today, out of the box, will focus when the shutter button is depressed half way. As you get furth...

#Photography: 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Focus With The Shutter Button

Extract Effect #AfterEffects tutorial

The power of the Extract Effect inside Adobe After Effects. This effect creates transparency by keying out a specified brightness range, based on a histogram of a specified channel. It’s best used ...

Extract Effect After Effects tutorial 


Quick Tip: Create Seamless Textures for Your 3D App with #Photoshop

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to use Illustrator and smart objects in Photoshop to create seamless geometric textures, which can then be used in Modo or virtually any other 3D software packag...

Quick Tip: Create Seamless Textures for Your 3D App with #Photoshop