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Friday, January 31, 2014

#Lightroom: New: The Landscape Legend Lightroom Presets Bundle

This is a comprehensive suite of presets for Lightroom users designed to drastically improve workflows for processing and editing landscape photos. While there are other systems of workflow presets...

#Lightroom: New: The Landscape Legend Lightroom Presets Bundle

#Photoshop: Free Download: 3 Clean & Contemporary Paper Mockups

Free Download: 3 Clean & Contemporary Paper Mockups

#Photoshop: Free Download: 3 Clean & Contemporary Paper Mockups

#Guitar: The Major Blues Scale

The Major Blues scale is basically the Minor Blues scale with a different root note.
The “blue note” that we add now functions as the b3 and it gives the scale a bit of attitude to an overall major sound.

#Guitar: The Major Blues Scale

#Musicproduction: 5 Pro Tips On Ambient Sound Design for NI #Massive tutorial

One thing NI Massive truly excels at is designing ambient synths, whether they be complex or subtle in nature. This quick round-up of 5 great tutorials will help you elevate your ambient sound desi...

#Musicproduction: 5 Pro Tips On Ambient Sound Design for NI Massive - NI Massive tutorials

#Photoshop: Our Complete Walkthrough of What's New in Photoshop CC

The new version of Photoshop is finally here! Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) is now available for download for Creative Cloud Subscribers. The new version includes several new features including Camera Shake Reduction, Camera RAW improvements, Image Upsampling, Properties Panel Improvements, Behance Integration, Sync Settings, and many more useful features. In this article, Martin Perhiniak will explain these new features in a series of video tutorials.

#Photoshop: Our Complete Walkthrough of What's New in Photoshop CC

#Photography: The Future of Light Field Cameras and How They Work

Sam Tellman of the Lytro camera company thinks light field camera technology will be pervasive in a manner of five to eight years. Just what is light field photography? He explains in this presenta...

#Photography: The Future of Light Field Cameras and How They Work

#Photoshop: Create Lathed 3D Objects in Photoshop CS6 Extended – Design & Illustration

Steve Caplin is a freelance digital artist, author and journalist. His satirical photomontage illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, from London to New York to Ro...

#Photoshop: Create Lathed 3D Objects in Photoshop CS6 Extended – Design & Illustration

#SocialMedia: Expert Tips To Boost Your Social Presence

Finding success in social media isn't easy. Preparing a campaign that achieves lasting impact requires strategy, planning and timeliness. But the key ingredient to any social effort is creativity.

#SocialMedia: Expert Tips To Boost Your Social Presence

#Photography: History of the Infamous Pirelli Photography Calendar

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Pirelli Calendar, a publication so high in status that most photographers only dream about being a part of it.

#Photography: History of the Infamous Pirelli Photography Calendar

#Photoshop: Free Flags Icons

You pay with a tweet
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.zip archive contains 5 folders of 249 files each in .png format + country names/ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code

#Photoshop: Free Flags Icons

#Photography: Glass Photography Tips

Photographing glass objects can be a challenge that frustrates the most experienced photographers. It reflects everything. It will give the most undesirable catch lights. And it can at times be alm...

#Photography: Glass Photography Tips

#Musicproduction: Nu School Style NI Massive Deep House Bass - Native Instruments #Massive tutorials

How to design a nice NI Massive deep house bass synth in the Nu School style. This is a quick and easy to follow tutorial, perfect for users of all experience levels.

#Musicproduction: Nu School Style NI Massive Deep House Bass - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

Thursday, January 30, 2014

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Creative “Love Sick” Couples Photoshoot

One of the greatest things about photography is the freedom to express yourself through your art. To show your take on an emotion, feeling or concept, to be different. But this is also a great chal...

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Creative “Love Sick” Couples Photoshoot

#Guitar: How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

Conventional wisdom says that even if you’re just moderately accomplished on guitar, you can still pass on bass. But in reality it’s not hard to spot a bass player who’s really a guitar player in d...

#Guitar: How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

#Writing: Abstract Nouns from Adjectives

Abstract nouns may be formed from adjectives by adding the suffix -ness: happy/ happiness, sad/sadness, kind/kindness, cheerful/cheerfulness. However, a large group of adjectives have distinct noun...

#Writing: Abstract Nouns from Adjectives

#Photography: The Art of Timelapse Photography

Timelapse photographer Michael Shainblum has really taken the art to the next level. His videos, which contrast the fast pace of city life and the slow calm of nature, are beautiful depictions of l...

#Photography: The Art of Timelapse Photography

Say That You Love Me - a #poetry

Say That You Love Me


Sadness in the evening
My email was not replied
And my heart is bleeding
Looks like communication denied
Say that you love me

#Photography: Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

Reverse Lens Macro: How to Use It as a Great Learning Tool Yesterday one of my friends called me late and told me that he was going to buy a DSLR and asked me which one he should choose. As a frien...

#Photography: Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

#Photography: iPhone Street Photography Techniques

Street photography is an art that requires a photographer to anticipate and capture spontaneity. Many street photographers use DSLRs and film cameras, but smartphones have taken the place of some a...

#Photography: iPhone Street Photography Techniques

#Musicproduction: How to Create the Theme of "Faxing Berlin" by Deadmau5

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create the theme block of "Faxing Berlin" by Deadmau5. We'll program the kick, snare, hat, cowbell in MIDI using one shot samples, and create the pumping pad b...

#Musicproduction: How to Create the Theme of "Faxing Berlin" by Deadmau5

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Color Correction

Video tutorial. Download of source included in the article
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This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we’ll take a look at color correction. We will explore blending modes and how to br...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Color Correction

#SocialMedia: The Top 4 Most Effective Calls to Action on Twitter

It seems that for brands, Twitter followers are growing faster than Facebook likes when compared on a percentage basis. Some recent numbers from an advertising and analytics start up Optimal show t...

#SocialMedia: The Top 4 Most Effective Calls to Action on Twitter

#Photography: How to Use Remote Camera Triggers for Sports Photography

If you’ve ever done sports photography, you know that it can be difficult to get close enough to the action to get a really great shot. You don’t want to endanger the safety of the players, yoursel...

#Photography: How to Use Remote Camera Triggers for Sports Photography

#Photography: Athlete Portrait Photography Techniques

When it comes to photographing athletes, the sport itself provides much of the excitement in the final image. But, what about when not taking action shots? In this behind the scenes photoshoot with...

#Photography: Athlete Portrait Photography Techniques

#Writing: For Free and Other Pleonastic Expressions

pleonasm: The use of more words in a sentence or clause than are necessary to express the meaning Pleonastic expressions are common in conversation. We all use turns of phrase in which we repeat ou...

#Writing: For Free and Other Pleonastic Expressions

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#Photoshop: 2 Ways to Create a Slow Motion Video Effect With Photoshop

Most people might not know that Photoshop also includes some powerful, but limited, video editing capabilities. In this tutorial, we will show you 2 ways that you can create a slow motion video eff...

#Photoshop: 2 Ways to Create a Slow Motion Video Effect With Photoshop

#Photography: 7 Tips for Better iPhone Photography

With the dawning of the iPhone, a whole new age of photography arrived: the iPhoneography era. Having a camera built into your phone makes it easy to take pictures on the fly. The sheer size of a D...

#Photography: 7 Tips for Better iPhone Photography

#Photography: 9 Sources of Inspiration for Photography & Painting

Lately, I have had several people ask me what inspires me to paint and take photographs. This really got me to thinking about what makes me do what I do when it comes to my artwork. It led me to si...

#Photography: 9 Sources of Inspiration for Photography & Painting

#Photography: Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects that will blow your mind. A normal housefly may se...

#Photography: Quick Macro Photography Tricks

#Guitar: How to Comp Walking Bass Guitar Lines like Joe Pass

Walking bass guitar is an important comping style for any jazz guitarist to study when learning how to play jazz guitar chords. If you are new to playing walking bass guitar lines and want to learn...

#Guitar: How to Comp Walking Bass Guitar Lines like Joe Pass

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Create an Exposed Beating Heart Effect

This is a walkthrough of the beating heart effect used on the short film Skifte, directed by Daniel Burman. Using a clip from the film, we will use Rotobrush and motion tracking to prepare the shot...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Create an Exposed Beating Heart Effect

#Guitar: The Modes of the Melodic Minor Pentatonic

The Melodic Minor Pentatonic is considered a modal pentatonic scale. A modal pentatonic scale is created when two notes are removed from a seven note scale. The five notes left over are usually cho...

#Guitar: The Modes of the Melodic Minor Pentatonic

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases 1Basic Kit - 14 #free effects for Windows

1Basic Kit runs on Windows Xp/Vista/Win7 32-bit and Win7 64-bit bridged.
Install brings 1Basic Kit (14 plugin effects).

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases 1Basic Kit - 14 #free effects for Windows

#Photography: 50 Things I Try to Avoid in Street Photography

I am a huge proponent of negative learning, that you can learn more by taking on the opposite approach. Philosopher Nassim Taleb calls this “via negativa”. It is the idea that the best way to gain ...

#Photography: 50 Things I Try to Avoid in Street Photography

#Photoshop: White Glossy Eyes - Photoshop Video Tutorial

In macabre and horror, there’s nothing quite like those white, vacant dead eyes. I love this look, and would argue it’s my most frequently used horror effect in Photoshop. With this revised walkthr...

#Photoshop: White Glossy Eyes - Photoshop Video Tutorial

#SocialMedia: 10 Tips on How to Use Google Plus Hangouts

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Google hangouts and the SEO advantages of hosting a Google hangout and using this as a source of engagement with your followers and customers. Let’s just ana...

#SocialMedia: 10 Tips on How to Use Google Plus Hangouts

#Musicproduction: Brain Control releases Tunefish v4.0 beta - #Free Synth VSTi/AU for Windows and Mac

Tunefish is a tiny virtual analogue synth that was originally developed for the demo scene or, to be more precise, for 64k intros of the demo group Brain Control. The synth itself is developed to fit into less than 10kb of compressed machine code, but they have decided to release the larger VSTi version of it for free to the public. The synth is an ongoing project under active development and feedback is very welcome.

#Musicproduction: Brain Control releases Tunefish v4.0 beta - #Free Synth VSTi/AU for Windows and Mac

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#Writing: Idioms with Compare

The verb compare comes from Latin comparare, “to pair together, couple, match, bring together.” It occurs in four common English idioms. to compare someone or something to someone or something to c...

#Writing: Idioms with Compare

#Guitar: What are Barre Chords?

If open chords were all we had to compose with life would get pretty boring. Even with the use of a capo we would be extremely limited in our options. Luckily someone came up with Barre Chords to b...

#Guitar: What are Barre Chords?

#SocialMedia: 21 Power Tips To Get Your Blog Content Shared On Facebook and Twitter

There is a recurring nightmare that I have and it started on the day that I posted my first article on my blog. It goes something like this…I wake up in the morning and check my blog traffic and no...

#SocialMedia: 21 Power Tips To Get Your Blog Content Shared On Facebook and Twitter

#Photography: Attaching a Camera to a Remote Control Car for Dangerous Shots

When you’re serious about getting totally unique photos, sometimes you need to think outside of the box and try some techniques or equipment that no one else has thought of. Finding new uses for di...

#Photography: Attaching a Camera to a Remote Control Car for Dangerous Shots

Who Said - a #poetry

Who Said


Who said that we don't fit together
You are so pretty looking good
I want to ask you if you could
Fall in love with me

#Photography: Balancing Color for Flash and Ambient Light using Gels

Before you go into the process of correcting color imbalance you will need to understand color temperature. A basic description of color temperature is based on the color characteristics of visible light from warm (yellows) to cool (blues) and the ability to measure this in degrees Kelvin (°K)...

#Photography: Balancing Color for Flash and Ambient Light using Gels

#Guitar: Building Scales on the Guitar

If the only scale that we had to compose and improvise with were the chromatic scale then music would quickly become very boring and would sound generally chaotic. At some point in history it was r...

#Guitar: Building Scales on the Guitar

#Photoshop: Wood Carving Effect in Photoshop CS6

Wood Carving in Photoshop CS6: In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Wood Carving effect in Photoshop. I am using Adjustment layer and Layer style. 1. Open whatever image you would lik...

#Photoshop: Wood Carving Effect in Photoshop CS6

#Guitar: Why You Should Play the Guitar

Some funny photos
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Stuck at work without your six-string? You’re still giving your brain a workout: According to a Cambridge University study, musicians continue being creative even when they’re not playing their ins...

#Guitar: Why You Should Play the Guitar

#Musicproduction: How to Give Life to Instrumental Parts

*If it's not moving, it's dead* is a line that applies as much to life as it does to music. Yet all too often composers write background or accompaniment parts that are lifeless and dull. They might have a beautiful melodic line, but then stick a big chord made up of whole notes behind it and call it a day.
The result is music that is lifeless, boring, and feels like slogging through mud.
But music should be alive! It should have rhythm, motion, animation, and energy!

#Musicproduction: How to Give Life to Instrumental Parts

#Photoshop: Meteorites Attack in City – Surreal Manipulation

This tutorial, I will show you on how to create a surreal manipulation of meteorite impact scene in city. I’ll teach you how to create a realistic smoke trail and a meteorite using only Photoshop filters and custom brushes. All stock images used in this tutorial can be downloaded for free

#Photoshop: Meteorites Attack in City – Surreal Manipulation

#Photography: Photography projects that make you feel alive

We live in a new digital world of social media and computer games which makes it all too easy to keep the real world at arms-length. Do you ever find yourself thinking you want to do more, feel mor...

#Photography: Photography projects that make you feel alive

#SocialMedia: Why Precision, Not Volume in Social Media

Sensational social media stats like one billion Facebook profiles or Instagram reaching 150 million users always captures media attention. However, savvy businesses realize the true value of social...

#SocialMedia: Why Precision, Not Volume in Social Media

Monday, January 27, 2014

#Writing: Bigot, The All-Purpose Insult

Bigot, a word usually associated with religion, has expanded its meaning considerably. Its original sense was “a person who shows excessive religious zeal, a religious hypocrite.” Here are some (un...

#Writing: Bigot, The All-Purpose Insult

#Photography: 5 Tips to Take Better Images in a Zoo

People at monkeys - sometimes I wonder who is more intelligent
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Many photographers think that taking a great animal photo requires extreme patience, sitting and waiting for hours in the wild. Yes, this is how a great wildlife shot is captured. However, if you j...

#Photography: 5 Tips to Take Better Images in a Zoo

#Photoshop: Creating Non-Destructive Crops in Photoshop CS6

Non-Destructive Crops: In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to explain to you the use of a certain feature of a common tool; the Crop Tool. In Photoshop CS6, the crop tool allows you to make No...

#Photoshop: Creating Non-Destructive Crops in Photoshop CS6

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Video Tutorial: Swirling Text in After Effects

Adding a cartoon-style swirling text animation is a great way to add life to your text in After Effects. In the video tutorial below we show you how to create this AE animation without the need for...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Video Tutorial: Swirling Text in After Effects

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learning how to Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop to create a emotional photo manipulation is great fun. In today's tutorial, Marcin Mikus, teaches you how to create a Photo Mani...

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

#SocialMedia: Top 10 Ways to Win Friends, Influence People and Amplify Your Klout Score

Decades before the digital age, and long before Facebook “likes” and Google Plus One’s, a man named Dale Carnegie taught 14-week courses on a subject relevant to every business person: influence. A Simon and Schuster executive took the course, and persuaded Carnegie to write a book on the topic. Although written in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People is relevant to the idea of enhancing your influence in cyberspace. In social web-speak, this type of influence is called Klout.

#SocialMedia: Top 10 Ways to Win Friends, Influence People and Amplify Your Klout Score

#Photography: 5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going about their life on ordinary days. He shoots quickl...

#Photography: 5 Street Photography Techniques