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Monday, September 23, 2013

#Photography: How I Shot It: Food Photography

A post by freelance commercial and editorial photographer, food stylist & writer -Andrew Scrivani – one of the course presenters at next weeks Creative Live Photo Week. In food photography, most of...

#Photography: How I Shot It: Food Photography

Photography: Using Off-Camera Flash with Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for a great off-camera flash tutorial, look no further. Whether you use a mirrorless camera or not, photographer Joe Brady will give you a run down on everything strobe related: s…

#Photography: Using Off-Camera Flash with Mirrorless Cameras


#Photoshop: Paint Outliner Inspired Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a basic paint outliner effect, using mainly Photoshop Filters. It is a very simple effect, but it looks realistic and has good detailing without the use of...

#Photoshop: Paint Outliner Inspired Text Effect

#AfterEffects: Tutorial: Animating a 'Paper-Folding' Effect

The simple yet effective process of animating a paper-foldout effect can be extremely useful. It works for a logo reveal, slide or scene transition, opening or closing scene, or any number of addit...

#AfterEffects: Tutorial: Animating a 'Paper-Folding' Effect

#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


#Photoshop: Off The Wall Engagement Shoot Ideas

There’s been a trend over the last couple of years to invent unique and qwerky themes for engagement shoots. These are often very memorable and look like a lot of fun to shoot. Below are a few ideas if you fancy this sort of shoot prior to your wedding.

#Photoshop: Off The Wall Engagement Shoot Ideas

#Writing: How to Treat Postpositive Adjectives

Nearly a thousand years ago, the Norman Conquest had a profound effect not only on the English nation but also on the English language. One of the manifestations of this event is the survival of th...

#Writing: How to Treat Postpositive Adjectives

#Photoshop: Image Restoration With Photoshop - Getting Rid Of Red Spots

You see it often in photo restoration, that hot mess of brownish red spots that stick out like a sore thumb. What are they? What’s the best way to get rid of them? Just like us, photographs get age...

#Photoshop: Image Restoration With Photoshop - Getting Rid Of Red Spots

#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: An Introduction to Transient Design

In this quick tip, we continue looking at essential workhorse effects and processors. Today we cover a processor you really should have: a transient designer/shaper. These allow you to manipulate t...

#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: An Introduction to Transient Design


#SocialMedia: 5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Are you thinking about adding videos to your social media mix? Do you want to boost your awareness and increase engagement? Social media networks provide a lot of video options. From Google+ Hangou...

#SocialMedia: 5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Green Light Musicvideo - Work Preview

Actually I work on a musicvideo for the song "Green Light" from album "Going Out For Summer". I seek a woman with blonde hair for the videoshot (sorry for others, but that's in the lyrics). In the song I use a metallic guitar sound. In my blog I explained how I produced this sound. Read the article here: http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/how-to-produce-metallic-guitar-sound.html

I want to show the story of the song in the musicvideo. A blonde woman in a green Mini should be shown in a side-street, where I stand puffing my cigar. Read the lyrics here: http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_green_light.htm
I construct a 3D city where I place the car, a green Mini (that's in the lyrics). The camera will move around, I will place myself at a house watching the woman in the car.

Here is a very rough preview. Note that there are no people, no traffic and no woman placed. I just made up the scene, there's gonna be a lot of work to do.

#Photoshop: A Look at Various Sharpening Techniques in Photoshop

In this episode, Martin Perhiniak will take a look at various sharpening techniques in Photoshop. While Photoshop includes some great tools for local and global sharpening, it is also important to ...

#Photoshop: A Look at Various Sharpening Techniques in Photoshop


#Lightroom: How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the first time, it’s tempting to get started with en...

#Lightroom: How to Use Lightroom 5


#Photoshop: Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a design with beautiful and dramatic shadows using the 3D in Photoshop CC. The process is very straightforward and it will take you less than 1 hou...

#Photoshop: Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

#Photoshop: Fill Text With a Picture

This tutorial will guide you through making a custom font “coloration” using any image or pattern of your choosing. Instead of Photoshop’s default fill and gradient options, now you can fill text w...

#Photoshop: Fill Text With a Picture

#Photography: 3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide you to choose the right aperture and shutter speed…
(i always thought there is no guarantee)

#Photography: 3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

#Photoshop: Freebie: 5 Grungy Paint Overlay Textures (#free #download)

Looking for a quick and easy way to add grungy overlays? Try out these paint overlay textures. Simply place them over your image, change the blending mode, and you’re done. These textures are great...

#Photoshop: Freebie: 5 Grungy Paint Overlay Textures (#free #download)

#Writing: How to Punctuate with “However”

However are you going to keep this information straight? The usage of punctuation with however may seem confusing; however, the distinctions are straightforward. However has several distinct uses. ...

#Writing: How to Punctuate with “However”