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Monday, January 20, 2014

#Photoshop: How to Use Drop Shadows in Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. T...

#Photoshop: How to Use Drop Shadows in Photoshop

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Circles in After Effects by Rich Young

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A beginning point for expressions might be Circular Functions, described by JJ Gifford in the most ancient expression resource. Chris and Trish Meyer go in circles with trig functions in Useful Mat...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Circles in After Effects by Rich Young

#SocialMedia: The Six Biggest Trends In Social That Will Blow Your Mind

Around this time of year, you’ll see plenty of year-end recaps and next-year previews, but I’m about the bigger picture. Not what’s coming up in the next year, but the next five or ten years. These are the six Macro-Trends that will encompass not only social media, but marketing and society in general. These Macro-Trends can then be matrixed across one another to create some Micro-Trends as well.

#SocialMedia: The Six Biggest Trends In Social That Will Blow Your Mind

#Writing: Et cetera, Re, and Sic

When the Latin-loving educated classes finally started taking English seriously enough to write their works in, they brought a lot of Latin terms with them. Some of the terms remain in the language...

#Writing: Et cetera, Re, and Sic

One Day In The Office - a #poetry

One Day In The Office

Checking in and logging on
Try to get the work all done
Control server, control print
Filling paper, changing tint

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Welcome to After Effects: Text

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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 explore the world of text. We’ll look at how to create and manipulate text as...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Welcome to After Effects: Text

#Photography: Some of the Funniest Animal Photobombs Ever

Whether on purpose or accidental, a friend’s or a stranger’s unexpected appearance in a picture is sure to get some laughs. But there’s something about animals doing the photobombing ...

#Photography: Some of the Funniest Animal Photobombs Ever

#Guitar: How to Play A String Based Guitar Chords

All of these chords use the notes on the “A” string as their root. For example, if you wanted to play a C major chord simply line up the top finger of the major chord shape to the C on the third fr...

#Guitar: How to Play A String Based Guitar Chords

#Guitar: Arpeggios in the Pentatonics

Pentatonic scales may be the best scales in the world. At least I feel that they are. They sound great in so many musical settings and it’s really hard to hit a wrong note when improvising with the...

#Guitar: Arpeggios in the Pentatonics

Mockup Blister Packaging in #Photoshop

Designers and clients often have different ideas about how a finished product should be presented. Designers want to show the finished artwork, clients want to know exactly how their design will lo...

#Photoshop: Mockup Blister Packaging in Photoshop

#Photoshop: How to create your own Lomo effect in Photoshop

Lomo effects are a lot of fun to experiment with. They play around with light and colours to distort the natural feel of an image. There are no rules when it comes to creating your own Lomo effect,...

#Photoshop: How to create your own Lomo effect in Photoshop

#Musicproduction: Contemporary Techniques for Ending Your Song

In "How to Write Effective Introductions", we learned about the importance of giving your song a powerful beginning. We also examined various techniques for writing one. In this tutorial I'll discu...

#Musicproduction: Contemporary Techniques for Ending Your Song

#Photography: Landscape and Nature Photography Tips

You have found the perfect location and the view in front of you is breathtaking, you take some photos and then get them developed. What you have taken fails to live up it the view you remember, ev...

#Photography: Landscape and Nature Photography Tips