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Friday, November 15, 2013

#Photoshop: Creating your own backgrounds with Adobe Photoshop Scripting

Some Photoshop versions ago (actually I can’t tell which Photoshop version featured scripting first) Adobe developed the capability of executing scripts inside Photoshop.
A script is a series of commands that tells Photoshop to perform a set of specified actions, such as applying different filters to selections in an open document.

#Photoshop: Creating your own backgrounds with Adobe Photoshop Scripting

#Photography: People tip toeing on top of buildings over cities will always be scary

There's not to much say. I'm a wimp when it comes to these photos. Tom Ryaboi, an awesome photographer who has mastered the art of taking knee-shaking shots of people looking down on cities from im...

#Photography: People tip toeing on top of buildings over cities will always be scary
Not every guitarist is able to play over chord changes, but it’s a key skill, whether you play jazz or improvise in your bedroom. In this video series on playing guitar arpeggios, we start at the b...

#Guitar: Guitar Arpeggios: Playing Over Chord Changes


#SocialMedia: 5 Painfully Obvious But Extremely Effective Facebook Tactics Nobody Told You About

On any given day, an average Facebook user’s news feed filters around 1,500 possible stories. But after Facebook’s news feed algorithm comes into play, only 20% of these stories actually land in yo...

#SocialMedia: 5 Painfully Obvious But Extremely Effective Facebook Tactics Nobody Told You About

#SocialMedia: 10 things you should never share on social media

Well, there are some things you should probably keep to yourself. There are creepy, disturbed people on the Internet with ill intentions and bad manners. They are called telemarketers. Don't feed t...

#SocialMedia: 10 things you should never share on social media

#Photoshop: 45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency. If you do much work with photo editing you can certainly benefit from the time saved by having a good library of Photoshop actions. There are so many different types of actions that you can use from vintage effects, to black and white, to HDR and much more....

#Photoshop: 45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions

The Steam Roller Makes It All Flat - a #poetry

The Steam Roller Makes It All Flat


In the busy, hustling town
Decades ago where I was grown
Musclemen with big hovel

#Photoshop: Create a Delicious Print Ad Using Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Print designers often work with digital illustrators and CG artists to help produce their work. In this tutorial, we will continue to develop a character concept from a Cgtuts+ tutorial by Nacho Ri...

#Photoshop: Create a Delicious Print Ad Using Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop


#Writing: Google N-gram Viewer

I’ve just discovered an online time suck that is not only addictive to the language lover, but a source of writerly ideas. It’s the Google N-gram Viewer. N-grams are drawn from a text or speech cor...

#Writing: Google N-gram Viewer

#Filmproduction: Do you really need to buy Compressor when you can export from Final Cut Pro X?

A bit later in the week due to a few technical problems, this episode answers a question we hear often: Do I need to buy Compressor if I can export directly out of FCPX? The export destinations and...

#Filmproduction: Do you really need to buy Compressor when you can export from Final Cut Pro X?


#Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an environment where light is low. But to be able to a...

Photography Lighting Accessories

#Photoshop: How to Approach an Athlete Portrait Session in a Studio

In this episode of his tutorial series, Rich shows us his portrait making process as he photographs golfer Andia Winslow

#Photoshop: How to Approach an Athlete Portrait Session in a Studio


#Musicproduction: Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!

In this post, we’ll take a look at a technique for adjusting the end point of a music track, allowing you to seamlessly change the length of any song.

#Musicproduction: Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!

#Photoshop: Breathtaking Sci-fi and Fantasy Illustrations by Reid Southern

Reid Southern is a professional illustrator and concept artist with experience in both traditional and digital mediums. Southern's focus tends to be on sci-fi or fantasy art. What sets Southern's a...

#Photoshop: Breathtaking Sci-fi and Fantasy Illustrations by Reid Southern

#Photoshop: 20 Free Photoshop Styles to Create Stunning Text Effects

Just like Actions, Styles are little Photoshop files that contain preset configurations to instantly replicate a ready made effect with the click of a button. Styles are essentially preconfigured combinations of Photoshop Layer Styles, which makes them extremely popular for creating cool text effects. I’ve scoured the web and personally tested the best Styles I could find to bring you a collection of 20 free Photoshop styles to create stunning text effects.

#Photoshop: 20 Free Photoshop Styles to Create Stunning Text Effects