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Friday, September 20, 2013

#AfterEffects: Nuke in Production Series – Channels & CG Multi-Pass Rendering

In this section, we’ll explore the way channels work in Nuke and how important they are to the compositing workflow. We’ll take a look at how to extract or shuffle various channel information from one asset to another. And finally, we’ll step through the important skill of how to composite a multi-pass render from a 3D package.

#AfterEffects: Nuke in Production Series – Channels & CG Multi-Pass Rendering

#Photoshop: tutorial: Give a portrait a cosmic makeover

Digital artists are often asked to turn a photo of a model into a dynamic illustration, adding depth and meaning. Here Karim Fakhoury transforms a simple fashion shot into an eye-catching work that...

#Photoshop: tutorial: Give a portrait a cosmic makeover

#Lightroom: Lightroom’s Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results in a matter of minutes and by learning how to use...

#Lightroom: Lightroom’s Tone Curve Explained

#Guitar: Chord Charts and the Circle of Fifths

The circle of fifths is a fantastic way to get started in music theory. Take time each day to learn the relationships of the notes in the circle of fifths and you will notice a drastic improvement...

#Guitar: Chord Charts and the Circle of Fifths

#Photoshop: 7 Fundamental Ways to Improve Your Digital Art (Hint: They’re All About Referencing)

Are you looking to level up your digital art, but you feel like you’ve reached a plateau?
Luckily for you, today we’ve put together 7 solid-as-a-rock techniques for quickly improving your work.
Interestingly enough, they’re all based around a single premise: referencing.
Let’s get started by diving into exactly what referencing is, and how it can help you.

#Photoshop: 7 Fundamental Ways to Improve Your Digital Art (Hint: They’re All About Referencing)

#Musicproduction: Speaking from the Stage - Establish Rapport with Audiences

Speaking from the stage can work wonders to enhance audience-performer rapport.
Here are six speaking tips for musicians, from Chapter 9 of The Musician’s Way.

#Musicproduction: Speaking from the Stage - Establish Rapport with Audiences

#AfterEffects: Mask Tracker AE CC

Quickly create a mask and apply an effect such as color correction that travels frame by frame throughout your composite. Mask Tracker eliminates the need to adjust the mask and effect throughout t...

#AfterEffects: Mask Tracker AE CC


#Photoshop: Taking Your Design Work to the Next Level (Free Video Lesson + Our First Video Course Release)

Do you aspire to create work like the design masters you look up to? Do you want to take your work from average to awesome, but don’t know how? These issues are far too common, and the annoying thi...

#Photoshop: Taking Your Design Work to the Next Level (Free Video Lesson + Our First Video Course Release)

Tomorrow Will Be The Day - a poetry

Tomorrow Will Be The Day


Tomorrow will be the day
But until then lies the realms of Hell

#Writing: 16 Substitutes for “Because” or “Because Of”

Many words or phrases can be used to set up an explanation. The most common is because (or “because of”), but others have their uses. Here are alternatives and a discussion of their uses and their ...

#Writing: 16 Substitutes for “Because” or “Because Of”

#Guitar: Using Triads for Melodies, Arpeggios and Rhythm Guitar – Part 3

This will be the third and final part of our series about triads. I’d like to end this journey with some additional voicings you may not be playing every time you pick up your guitar. So pick up yo...

Using Triads for Melodies, Arpeggios and Rhythm Guitar – Part 3

#Photography: 10 ZombieLand Rules Every Photographer Should Follow

As well as being a superb film in it’s own right, Zombieland can also teach us a thing or two about photography and the individual elements that make for a successful shoot and a great photo at the end of it. Below are 10 rules from the film that apply to taking photos.

#Photography: 10 ZombieLand Rules Every Photographer Should Follow

#Photography: DSLR Photo Tip: What The Heck Is Back Button Focus?

Today’s DSLR photo tip continues with our series of tips covering functions on your camera that you are most likely not using. Let’s talk about back button focusing. Normally, to focus on a subject...

#Photography: DSLR Photo Tip: What The Heck Is Back Button Focus?

#Photoshop: 35 Amazing 3D Effect Tutorials in Photoshop

35 Amazing 3D Effect Tutorials in Photoshop. Here is a collection of some really good 3D effect tutorials that we have gathered for Photoshop lovers. These are some of the 3D effect tutorials that ...

#Photoshop: 35 Amazing 3D Effect Tutorials in Photoshop

#Photography: How to Photograph a Silhouette in Front of a Giant Moon

In January of 2013 German photographer, Philipp Schmidli, got it into his mind that he wanted to photograph the full moon with a subject walking in front of it so to give the moon scale. He began s...

#Photography: How to Photograph a Silhouette in Front of a Giant Moon

#Photography: How To Make Money Selling Stock Photography

This video is an overview of stock photography and what you’ll need to know to get started selling your images. In the video I mention some resources that will help you.

#Photography: How To Make Money Selling Stock Photography


#Photography: 6 Tips for Photographing Deserts

Deserts can make for very dramatic and beautiful landscapes but it can also be challenging to avoid your photos appearing flat and uninteresting. Here are 6 tips to help you on your way. It’s no se...

#Photography: 6 Tips for Photographing Deserts

#Photoshop: White Out Restoration

How faded is too faded? How do you know when an image can be brought back? Unless an image is solid white or solid black, you don’t know until you try! How about one as badly faded as this one? Can...

#Photoshop: White Out Restoration

#Musicproduction: Lostin70s releases JAMP MK1 - Free Guitar Amplifier VST for Windows [Win|VST]

#Musicproduction: #Guitar: Beef Up Acoustic Guitars with WavesFactory’s StrumGTR Acoustic

In this tutorial we look at how to beef up a recorded acoustic guitar track by using a VI guitar. In this case we will be using WavesFactory’s StrumGTR Acoustic. We will go over how to program the ...

#Musicproduction: #Guitar: Beef Up Acoustic Guitars with WavesFactory’s StrumGTR Acoustic