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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

#SocialMedia: The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to ...
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#SocialMedia: The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

#Photography: 10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the market can be simulated with items you already own...

#Photography: 10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money


#Photoshop does not fix blurry photos. Here's why..

Please enjoy the excerpt Photoshop does not fix blurry photos: That confirmed it! (Only CSI can do this :-) She knows nothing about her camera. Professional photographers don’t use the red-eye reduction facility. They know ...

#Photoshop does not fix blurry photos. Here's why..

#MusicProduction: Hear The #Beatles' Isolated Vocal Tracks from the 'Abbey Road' Medley

Isolated instrumental tracks from classic rock songs seems to be all the rage these days. (We actually posted two new "isolated tracks" stories just last week: Check them out HERE and HERE.) Anothe...

#MusicProduction: Hear The #Beatles' Isolated Vocal Tracks from the 'Abbey Road' Medley

#Photoshop Tutorial-Recovering blown highlights

This Photoshop technique allows you to add highlight information to your image. It is useful for images such as landscapes where portions of the sky have blown. Note you need an image which was sho...

#Photoshop Tutorial-Recovering blown highlights

#Photography:Mesmerising Light Trail Photos

Light trails are one of those things that you can capture pretty much anywhere there is a road or traffic. It’s a great way to practice long exposure and night time photography, and the results can be spectacular. Below are a few superb examples of what can be achieved.

#Photography:Mesmerising Light Trail Photos

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Export Stems out of your Final Cut Pro X Timeline Using Roles

When Final Cut Pro X was released, some pro users bemoaned the magnetic timeline for its inability to export out specific stems from FCP projects (in the past users could arrange similar audio/vide...

#Filmproduction #FCPX: Export Stems out of your Final Cut Pro X Timeline Using Roles

#Photoshop: Create Instagram's X-Pro Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you are going to show you “how to create Instagram’s X-Pro effect using Photoshop”. Last time I discussed about Instagram Valencia Effect which is a rec...

#Photoshop: Create Instagram's X-Pro Effect in Photoshop

#SocialMedia #Photography: How to find free and cheap images for your blog

However, it can be very hard to continuously find great images for each of your blog posts, for two very different reasons: it can get very expensive and/or very boring. Regular stock images are a ...

#SocialMedia #Photography: How to find free and cheap images for your blog 

#Photoshop: Photo Editing in Simple 3 Steps

Photo editing is in fashion, be it for your social media profile or for a little serious reason. However, the basic rule for good photo editing is to keep things simple. Though you can actually do ...

#Photoshop: Photo Editing in Simple 3 Steps

#Guitar: Guy Buttery stretches acoustic-guitar boundaries

When the Straight contacts Buttery in London, England—where he’s just done two sold-out shows and is preparing to head to Canada to promote a new live album—he says that his desire to break new gro...

#Guitar: Guy Buttery stretches acoustic-guitar boundaries


#Photoshop: Remove Black and White Backgrounds in Photoshop

In this tutorial, exclusively for TipSquirrel.com, I show you how to remove black and white backgrounds from your photos using the Blend If controls within your Layer Styles dialogue box. For about...

#Photoshop: Remove Black and White Backgrounds in Photoshop


#Writing: How to Edit for a Friend

Many writers seek assistance from friends or family members for various projects, but this aid must be given and received with care. Here are some tips about asking for informal editing assistance ...

#Writing: How to Edit for a Friend

#Photoshop: Copy a Channel to a Layer in Photoshop

Sometimes you want to get a high contrast version of your image as a new layer in the image and sometimes the channels palette has just the layer you want. Luckily it is easy to make a channel into...

#Photoshop: Copy a Channel to a Layer in Photoshop

#Photography:15 causes of poor images and how to fix them

1. Poor Focusing Blur
2. Camera Shake Blur
3. Subject motion blur
4. Too much Contrast
5. Vignetting
6. Crooked Horizon
7. Lens Distortion
8. Lens Flare

#Filmproduction: Discovering the art of animated logos with Adobe #AfterEffects CC

Depending on the logo design you're starting with, you'll need to first determine why you want to animate it and what story you want it to tell. Where will this animation be used? Will it be an ani...
(4 videos + tutorial)

#Filmproduction: Discovering the art of animated logos with Adobe #AfterEffects CC

Creating a Soft Vintage Look in #Lightroom & #Photoshop

One post-processing question that pops up from time-to-time is how to get a “soft” look when post-processing your images. To create this look there are just two settings and adjustments you’ll want...

Creating a Soft Vintage Look in #Lightroom & #Photoshop