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Sunday, December 8, 2013

#Musicproduction: Tips for Mixing Sample-Based Hip-Hop

One of the most controversial and quintessential roots of Hip-Hop production is sampling. The art of taking a record that existed in one cont...

#Musicproduction: Tips for Mixing Sample-Based Hip-Hop


#Photoshop: Create a Snowy Landscape From Desert Photography in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great tool because it allows us to be creative and produce imagery that would be impossible to create otherwise. In this tutorial, we will create a snowy landscape from desert photog...

#Photoshop: Create a Snowy Landscape From Desert Photography in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Create Epic "Man Of Steel" Fan Art

Your initial sketch is one of the most important elements of a digital illustration or painting. Your initial sketch will set the tone of the rest of your artwork so it is important to get it right...

#Photoshop: Create Epic "Man Of Steel" Fan Art

#Guitar: Become great at improvisation Pt 1

I get lots of guitar students asking me questions like
  1. how long will it take me to become a good lead player
  2. I want to get better at improvising but don’t know how to make up solos/riffs
  3. How do I know what scales to use over what chords?


#Guitar: Become great at improvisation Pt 1

#Musicproduction: Designing a Wicked NI Massive Bass Music Synth with Tunecraft Sounds

That screechy-style kind of sound has been commonly used in dubstep, glitch hop or electro house productions lately by artists like Pegboard Nerds, Knife Party and tons of others.
To create this patch, we’ll proceed with several steps…

#Musicproduction: Designing a Wicked NI Massive Bass Music Synth with Tunecraft Sounds

#Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tablature

Tablature or Tab is a way of notating music for stringed instruments that dates back to the 13th century. A group of horizontal lines create a staff which represent each of the instruments strings....

#Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tablature

#Photoshop: The Stunning 3D Character Art of Carlos Ortega Elizalde

3D artists often use several applications to create their art. These applications often include 3D applications such as Maya or Mudbox, as well as 2D apps such as Photoshop. In this article we will...

#Photoshop: The Stunning 3D Character Art of Carlos Ortega Elizalde

#Photoshop: The Remarkable Concept Art and Environments of Jonas De Ro

Learn from others. Could be good scenes for a music video.
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Jonas De Ro is a Belgian concept artist, currently residing in the United Kingdom. In this article, we will take a look at some of our favorite work from his portfolio.


#Photoshop: The Remarkable Concept Art and Environments of Jonas De Ro

#Photography: Reporter Rants About Boring Snow Pictures, Offers Some Tips

Winter weather has arrived just in time for the holidays, and with it comes the annual slew of snow pictures. You’d think that the blankets of white, the pastoral countryside, the creative snowmen,...


#Photography: Reporter Rants About Boring Snow Pictures, Offers Some Tips

#Photography: Using Street Photography to See Beyond the Ordinary

There is an important idea within street photography to ‘go beyond the ordinary,’ or to capture images that are different from the normal. But what is the process of photographing this way? And why...

#Photography: Using Street Photography to See Beyond the Ordinary

#Guitar: The Quest for Better Guitar Tone: Part 1

In this series we will check out a few different guitar/pedal/amp setups to help you in the quest for better tone! In this video we are going to sit down with Evan Thorpe to talk about his setup and what he uses to create different sounds and textures. We will look at some examples of how to combine pedals and pickups to create really nice pop/rock tones.

#Guitar: The Quest for Better Guitar Tone: Part 1


#Photography: Five photography business mistakes to avoid

I’ve been toying with an idea of writing an article, in which I share some ideas on how to start a successful photography business. Every time I think about writing it, I realize that I wouldn’t kn...

#Photography: Five photography business mistakes to avoid