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Monday, September 16, 2013

#Photoshop: Amazingly Realistic Transparent Alien Egg - Photoshop Tutorial

I have another great sci-fi themed tutorial for you today (the first being the Photoshop zombie tutorial). In this video tutorial we’ll create an amazingly realistic transparent alien egg using jus...
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#Photoshop: Amazingly Realistic Transparent Alien Egg - Photoshop Tutorial

#Photography:Don’t Be an HDR Hater — Exploring The Aesthetic Benefits

I’m a big fan of HDR photography (so is Scott). HDR unlocks shots that we just can’t get otherwise (especially with challenging lighting situations). But many photographers are wary… and justifia...

#Photography:Don’t Be an HDR Hater — Exploring The Aesthetic Benefits

#Filmproduction: Try out three keying effects | Learn #Premiere Pro CC

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#Filmproduction: Try out three keying effects | Learn #Premiere Pro CC


#MusicProduction: Getting into hardware modulars

When you first see a modular synth, you may be reminded of an old telephone center, where operators made connections manually with cables. If you haven’t heard of these large instruments before, it...

#MusicProduction: Getting into hardware modulars

#Writing: 10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques

Whether you are conducting a journalistic Q&A session or preparing an oral history, it’s important to prepare carefully for an interview. Here are some guidelines to help you succeed with the interview session.

#Writing: 10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques

#Photoshop: Symmetry with Photoshop

As a photographer symmetry is one of the hardest types of composition you can find. Nature has a habit of avoiding symmetry most of the time. You’ll never walk through a forest and find two identical trees and you’ll never see the left side of the sky perfectly matching the right.
However it is dead easy to create symmetrical images using Photoshop, the knack is disguising the fact that you used Photoshop at all.
In this video I’ll show you how to mirror an image and then apply a few tweaks to complete the perfect symmetric photo.

#Photoshop: Symmetry with Photoshop


On The Ship - a poetry

On The Ship


For the ship will not sink
As long the captain does not wear pink

#Photography:Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking photos in hard light. In the earlier piece I wr...

#Photography:Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

#Filmproduction: Saving an effect or multiple effects as a preset in #Premiere Pro

Are you an effects junkie? I am. One thing I often do is create preset effects to help speed up my workflow. You create an effects preset with an effect or group of effects to create a specific vis...

#Filmproduction: Saving an effect or multiple effects as a preset in #Premiere Pro

Drag and Drop from #Lightroom

I was asked recently whether you could drag and drop files from Lightroom onto a memory stick and this raised a few points that I thought were worthy of mentioning here. To understand the question ...

Drag and Drop from #Lightroom

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Five great new free Final Cut Pro X effects

The free plugin writers have been busy over the last couple of weeks and have come up with some cracking new free FCPX effects. All new, all free. Plus some free generators that have just sneaked i...

#Photoshop: Character Painting - Part 1 by Markus Lovadina

Markus Lovadina shows us how he turns a pencil sketch into a cool character painting in part 1 of his video tutorial! If you are interested in taking a look at some of these pencil sketches head ov...

#Photoshop: Character Painting - Part 1 by Markus Lovadina



#Filmproduction #FCPX: Complete Multicam Workflow in Final Cut Pro X

Although Final Cut Pro X continues to catch flack from some video pros as a more “amateur” version of it’s predecessor, there is one function who’s improvement cannot be debated – multicamera editi...

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Complete Multicam Workflow in Final Cut Pro X


#Photography:Available Light Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we are celebrating the launch of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook so I thought it might be fun to have a portraiture themed weekly challenge. Your challenge is to take and share a po...

#Photography:Available Light Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Export Final Cut Pro X timeline or event data to an Excel spreadsheet with Producer's Best Friend

One of the advantages of FCPX being built using databases is the fact that other apps can easily get access to the data. That's exactly what the new application Producer's Best Friend from Assisted...

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Export Final Cut Pro X timeline or event data to an Excel spreadsheet with Producer's Best Friend 

#Photoshop: Lightening Up A Dark Image with Photoshop

In a perfect world your old photographs will always be out of a frame, or can be easily removed, in great shape and you’ll always have the most perfect equipment. Unfortunately, for most of us anyw...

#Photoshop: Lightening Up A Dark Image with Photoshop

#Musicproduction: 2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival: Plug-ins and Snapshots

One of the awesome and powerful features of the Avid live consoles is the ability to use plug-ins, and there are countless plug-ins available to use on the Mix Rack system. It’s a great way to recr...

2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival: Plug-ins and Snapshots

#Photography:How a Car Camera Rig Works in Automotive Photography

Car camera rigs are created for the purpose of photographing moving cars. Oftentimes, these exposure will last several seconds so that the background is blurred while the car is nice and sharp. The...

#Photography:How a Car Camera Rig Works in Automotive Photography