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Saturday, September 14, 2013

#Photography: Watch Our Earth “Breath” Through the Seasons: Stunning Satellite Image Compilation

It’s easy to take earth for granted at times, and we often forget that it is made up of living things. However, the pair of GIF images below are breathtaking examples of just how alive our planet i...

#Photography: Watch Our Earth “Breath” Through the Seasons: Stunning Satellite Image Compilation 

#Photography: #Photoshop King Erik Johansson Uses Photography to Capture Ideas, Not Moments

Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retouch artist, spends countless hours editing his images in Photoshop, adding layer upon layer mask, endlessly blending and adjusting until each of his s...

#Photography: #Photoshop King Erik Johansson Uses Photography to Capture Ideas, Not Moments 


#Guitar: How to Play E String Based Guitar Chords

All of these chords use the notes of the top “E” string as their root. For example, if you wanted to play a C major chord simply line up the top finger of the major chord shape to the C on the eigh...

How to Play E String Based #Guitar Chords

#Photography: 7 Tips for Photographing Kids

Notice something about the title of the article? It doesn’t say how to take “portraits” of kids! Kids, especially those five and under, pretty much dictate how the photography session is going to u...

#Photography: 7 Tips for Photographing Kids

#Illustrator Text Effects Tutorial

In this Illustrator text tutorial, you will learn how to create cool neon text. Text effects in Illustrator are easy once you learn the basics. Here is a bullet list of the steps you will take:
* Download the cool font we will use to create the Illustrator text.:
Download NeonFont
* Learn to use the following illustrator effects:
- Outline Stroke, the Direct Selection Tool, and Rounded Corners.
- The Pathfinder tool, the Blur effect, and Outer Glow.

#Illustrator Text Effects Tutorial


#Photoshop: Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

When a star like our own reaches the end of its life, it begins to run out of hydrogen fuel in its core. Like a car running out of gas, it will begin to sputter, swelling to a size that could encom...

#Photoshop: Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

#Photography: 3 Simple Things To Improve Your Photography

While teaching photography over the years, I’ve seen people make the same mistakes over and over. Surprisingly, many of the mistakes are easily corrected. Today we’re going to talk about three common mistakes and how to fix them.

#Photography: 3 Simple Things To Improve Your Photography

#Photoshop: Advanced Black and White in Photoshop

This tutorial is going to be an in-depth look at a black & white photograph that was used in one of my tutorials on black & white conversion earlier this year. I recently showed this image ...

#Photoshop: Advanced Black and White in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Seamless Wood and Corrugated Metal Photoshop Patterns (PAT) - #free download

Here are two photoshop patterns that I had made about a year ago, taken a picture of some wood and corrugated metal from my back garden and after a lot of tinkering, here are the results! turned ou...
(free download)

#Photoshop: Seamless Wood and Corrugated Metal Photoshop Patterns (PAT) - #free download

#Photography: How to Change a Camera Lens Quickly

How fast can you change a camera lens? In this short demonstration, Jasmine Star, an international wedding photographer, shows how she swaps out lenses on her Canon 5D in about six seconds: A bag t...

#Photography: How to Change a Camera Lens Quickly


#SocialMedia: How To Convert Social Media Fans Into Foot Traffic

Social ads (Facebook in particular) are amplifiers, not replacements. If your content sucks, your ROI will suck. Your social content across the board should be treated as a type of ad. Witty conten...

#SocialMedia: How To Convert Social Media Fans Into Foot Traffic

#SocialMedia: 9 Ways To Be More Productive On Social Media - Forbes

Social media is an important part of doing business today. But this fact does not provide business owners and their employees carte blanche to spend hours interacting with high school buddies and neighbors. It’s important that businesses are using social media productively, using posts to build business rather than simply chat and interact.

9 Ways To Be More Productive On Social Media - Forbes

#Musicproduction: How To Use Reverb In Indie - Pop & Rock Productions

Reverb is an old effect. Decades ago there were reverb rooms in use, later plate and spring reverbs.

#Photoshop: Working Faster with Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush Tool

The Spot Healing Brush tool was added to Photoshop as a way to harness powerful blending technology with less work (although the Healing Brush is pretty labor-free to begin with). It can quickly re...

#Photoshop: Working Faster with Photoshop's Spot Healing Brush Tool

#Photography: Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows appear on one side of a model’s face, many photo...

#Photography: Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography 


#MusicProduction: Top 8 Mixing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Most recording musicians, engineers and producers are well aware what a difference mastering can make to our mixes. And as we’ve discussed in previous columns (such as Audio Mastering Basics: Takin...

#MusicProduction: Top 8 Mixing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Create Awesome Sunset Effect Using #Lightroom

I am going to talk about Creating Awesome Sunset Effect using Lightroom. Last time I talked about Retouching a Portrait using Lightroom for Beginners which is really...

Create Awesome Sunset Effect Using #Lightroom

#Photography: Garden Bird Photography Tips

The great thing about photographing garden birds is that it’s much easier than going out to a reserve or park, and therefore much simpler for beginners. When starting out with bird photography, you...

#Photography: Garden Bird Photography Tips 

#MusicProduction: 10 weird and creative music release formats

In a world full of not-so-special special editions, over-priced, elaborate reissues and endless 'bonus' content, it's always exciting to see musicians find off-the-wall ways to make their releases ...

#MusicProduction: 10 weird and creative music release formats 

#Lightroom 4 Beta Quick Tip - Geotags

You no doubt have heard the good news, that Adobe launched its public beta of Lightroom 4, and there’s plenty to be excited about! For this tutorial we’ll take a quick look at the brand new Map mod...

#Lightroom 4 Beta Quick Tip - Geotags

#Writing: 5 Tips on How to Work with an Editor

You’ve retained an editor’s services and have received the edited version of your manuscript or article, or you are reviewing the work of a staff or freelance editor working for a publication you h...

#Writing: 5 Tips on How to Work with an Editor

#Photoshop: Nail it with 50 Excellent Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials

Editing photos is an art in itself but some take it seriously and when they do, they need to photoshop it. Following are 50 excellent photoshop photo effect tutorials that would easily set you apar...

#Photoshop: Nail it with 50 Excellent Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials

#Photography: Umbrella Lighting 101 in Photography (Video)

When most people hear the word umbrella, they think rain. When photographers hear the word umbrella, they think 72-inch shoot-through parabolic bounce for key and a 45-inch white bounce for fill. U...

#Photography: Umbrella Lighting 101 in Photography (Video)