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Saturday, December 14, 2013

#Photography: Peter Hurley Shares His 'Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic': Squinching

Squinching is a term Hurley made up (although it’s actually in the dictionary…), and for him it describes the action of squinting your eyes in such a way as to portray confidence and self-assurance as opposed to the fear and uncertainty that you project when you stare wide-eyed at the camera.

#Photography: Peter Hurley Shares His 'Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic': Squinching

#Photography: Dramatic City Photography

City or town photography can be a tricky thing, there are people, cars, and trash (in some cities) everywhere. Isolating what you’d like to photograph can prove to be more of a challenge than dial...

#Photography: Dramatic City Photography

#Photoshop: When Smart Objects Are Not So Smart

Smart Objects offer some wonderful flexibility in Photoshop; they allow endless transformations without a cumulative loss of data, because each transformation is a fresh start from the original data, whether that data is raster or vector. Why, you can even open ...

#Photoshop: When Smart Objects Are Not So Smart

#Writing: Which “literally” Do You Mean?

You may have missed all the fuss when the media discovered that the Oxford English Dictionary has added an entry for the figurative use of literally. Among the wails of outrage and dismay was this ...

#Writing: Which “literally” Do You Mean?

#Musicproduction: Create A Vintage Juno Style Evolving Pad in FM8

Here is an example of the sound we will be making. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have J...

#Musicproduction: Create A Vintage Juno Style Evolving Pad in FM8

#Photography: How To Photograph Through Fences

Shooting through fences and bars is never the ideal way to take photos but there’s plenty of times when it’s the only choice if you want to keep taking photos. It’s a problem that’s going to be familiar to anyone who’s been to a motor sport shoot or ever tried taking photos at a zoo.

#Photography: How To Photograph Through Fences


#Photoshop: 10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about masking in Photoshop to help you apply interestin...

#Photoshop: 10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Text on a Circular Path with Photoshop Elements

There is also a link to the photoshop version of this tutorial.
ViennaCC

A little while ago I demonstrated how to put text on a circular path using Photoshop. I’ve been asked a few times since if the same result can be achieved in Photoshop Elements. The answer is bit yes and no, by its nature Photoshop Elements has some restrictions but in this video I demonstrate some...

#Photoshop: Text on a Circular Path with Photoshop Elements


#Photography: 4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

A guest article by Tony Northrup, author of Stunning Digital Photography, on sale 20% off – now at SnapnDeals. A bright, white background creates a high energy, happy, and distraction free scene, p...

#Photography: 4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography


#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Quick Tip: Easily Fracture a Jet Strike Model for Element 3D

How to blast a plane. Btw, I use Element 3D. It's a great piece of software.
ViennaCC

In this Quick Tip, we are going import a jet .OBJ into 3ds Max, fracture it using the Fracture Voronoi script, and then bring it into Element 3D. We will then animate the jet to appear as if it exp...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Quick Tip: Easily Fracture a Jet Strike Model for Element 3D


#Photography: Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

A sun flare or starburst is an incredibly cool photographic technique and one that is easy to achieve without any special post-processing or editing tricks. You will be amazed at the effects you ca...

#Photography: Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

#Photoshop: Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect

In this tutorial, we will show you how to manipulate a portrait photo to create a splatter paint and drip effect in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover many techniques including overlay painting, blending, and coloring techniques. These techniques can also be re-used for many other projects.

#Photoshop: Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect

#Musicproduction: How to record Motown-influenced soul vocals

In the early days of Motown Records, when the label was striving to define a classic sound for soul music, Berry Gordy’s engineers ran into a problem. They couldn’t get their vocals to stand out in...

#Musicproduction: How to record Motown-influenced soul vocals