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Saturday, January 4, 2014

#Writing: Agnostic

I thought I knew the meaning of the word agnostic until I read this in an article about the Common Core State Standards: Some teachers were angered, not by his pedagogical vision per se but by the ...

#Writing: Agnostic

#Photoshop: How to oil paint in Photoshop, part 1

Open your chosen image for the effect into Photoshop, and Ctrl/right-click the Background Layer and choose Duplicate Layer. Click on the original Background Layer and go to Edit>Fill, choosing Whit...

#Photoshop: How to oil paint in Photoshop, part 1

#Guitar: 5 Tips to Help You Improvise

Jack Gration’s 5 tips to help you improvise. (Forward by Neil Santos) My favorite thing to do on the guitar is improvise. Coming up with a guitar solo in the moment is an exciting and rewarding experience and it’s one of the great passions of my life. I’ve heard Eddie Van Halen describe his improvisational style...

#Guitar: 5 Tips to Help You Improvise

The Only One For Me - a #poetry

The Only One For Me


Night crawls up from the East
Sun god is released
Good job he done today
On his tour in the Milky Way

#Guitar: Famous Guitarists And Their Guitars, Part 1

The act of creating something from nothing — pulling music from your imagination and performing it for a world in which that combination of sounds has never been heard before — is a special kind of...

#Guitar: Famous Guitarists And Their Guitars, Part 1

#Guitar: Layla - tutorial - see how others do

Good old Eric's song. First recorded as poprock, later played unplugged.
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Layla is one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time in my mind. It was the first song I remember noticing that started with one lone guitar. I had probably heard others before that time but Layla’s signature riff had such a bold decoration of swagger it grabbed me from the very first flutter...

#Guitar: Layla

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Choosing Ambient Lighting for Your Workspaces

Lighting is important for actual image making itself, but what about the rest of the process? For the final images to look right, all the pieces of the process must be tailored to match what the ca...

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Choosing Ambient Lighting for Your Workspaces

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: How to Create an Indoor Panorama

Video tutorial. Near panorama of a children room, not really 360deg.
ViennaCC

In this quick tip tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop's automated features to combine several photos to create a seamless panoramic photo of a room. In the process, we will show you how to use several Photoshop tools including Auto-Align, Auto-Blend Layers, Geometric Distortion Correction, as well as Adaptive Wide Angle.

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: How to Create an Indoor Panorama

#Photography: Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will describe the two main areas of still life photography...

#Photography: Still Life Photography

#Photoshop: 10 Type Tools You Probably Aren’t Using in Photoshop

Although Photoshop is mainly considered an image editing application, it also includes a lot of features to help you work with text. In this tutorial, we are going to focus on some of the lesser kn...

#Photoshop: 10 Type Tools You Probably Aren’t Using in Photoshop

#Guitar: Carol of the Bells Guitar Lesson

“Carol of the Bells” captures the exhilarating spirit of the winter holidays with its driving rhythms and its soaring melodies. Composed by Mykola Leontovych, the song is based on a folk chant known in Ukrainian as “Shchedryk”. It has been arranged many times for different genres, styles of singing and settings and has been covered...

#Guitar: Carol of the Bells Guitar Lesson

#Photography: The Perfect, All-purpose Brush Tip for Texture

Photoshop's versatile brush features allow you to create your own brush tips using any shapes you like. In this tutorial, learn how to create a custom brush tip that's perfect for applying texture ...

#Photography: The Perfect, All-purpose Brush Tip for Texture


#Guitar: The Little Drummer Boy in Drop D Tuning

I put together a very easy instrumental for beginning to intermediate students. This chord melody requires you to use “Drop D Tuning”. All that you need to do is: Lower Strin...

#Guitar: The Little Drummer Boy in Drop D Tuning