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Thursday, January 23, 2014

#Lightroom: How to Add an Opacity Slider to Lightroom Develop Presets with The Fader Plug-In

For me, one of the biggest advantages of Lightroom over Photoshop is the ability to use Develop Presets on your images. Here are some of the benefits: Lightroom comes with some built-in presets, an...

#Lightroom: How to Add an Opacity Slider to Lightroom Develop Presets with The Fader Plug-In

#Photoshop: How to Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop

Selections are an essential part of any photo editing workflow, but often, selections aren’t as straight-forward as they might seem. In this tutorial we will explain how to make a selection of a gl...

#Photoshop: How to Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop

#Writing: Oblivious to or of?

A reader wonders why, “In modern usage, we hear…‘oblivious to’ more than we hear the correct usage.” Writing about oblivious in 1926, H. W. Fowler felt that the word was “badly misused”: 1. Its rig...

#Writing: Oblivious to or of?

#Photoshop: Use Photoshop CS6 to Create a Micro Machines Inspired Scene

Photoshop CS6 is packed with new features and effects that you can use in your work. In this tutorial we will utilize Photoshop’s new 3D capabilities as well as its new content aware features to cr...

#Photoshop: Use Photoshop CS6 to Create a Micro Machines Inspired Scene

#Guitar: The Modes of the Major Scale

The natural major scale (Ionian) is sometimes referred to as “The Mother of all Scales”. The reason for this being that we relate all other scales to the major scale. We could say the Dorian mode i...

#Guitar: The Modes of the Major Scale

#Photography: The 3Pod P5CFH Fold-Flat Tripod – A Review

In a recent review of another tripod, I pointed out that writing a tripod review is actually more difficult than it sounds. The primary reason is that not much seems to change. The concept is simpl...

#Photography: The 3Pod P5CFH Fold-Flat Tripod – A Review

#Musicproduction: What Indie Musicians Can Learn From Efforts To Rescue Radio

Doc Searls is known for his insights into business and the web dating back even further than "The Cluetrain Manifesto." His recent post, "How to rescue radio," includes a detailed series of suggestions for radio stations, networks and chains, for app developers, for equipment makers and for "everybody." The suggestions range from technical specifics to nuggets of business strategy and they reveal certain themes that indie musicians will find worth applying in their own business activities.


#Musicproduction: What Indie Musicians Can Learn From Efforts To Rescue Radio

#SocialMedia: Social Media Marketing Tool Box: 62 Tips

Social media marketing is moving from its exciting adolescent phase to a more mature grownup status. Online social media obsession driven by social web hormones and testosterone that drove social n...

#SocialMedia: Social Media Marketing Tool Box: 62 Tips

#SocialMedia: The future of Social Media and the need for trust

I’m an advocate for social media and in particular enterprise social. However, it seems to me that although social media and enterprise social offer a huge number of benefits, there is an inherent ...

#SocialMedia: The future of Social Media and the need for trust

#Photography: Lighting a Cross-Street Portrait

There’s a lot you can do with a fairly simple lighting setup. In this video, Joe McNally shows how he used a single flash and a bed sheet to light up a shop from across the street: The setting for ...

#Photography: Lighting a Cross-Street Portrait

#Photography: 6 Tips for Getting Great Pictures With a Basic Camera

Great pictures don’t necessarily come from high-end cameras and expensive lenses. Here are tips that you can apply even when using cameras like the one on the iPhone. If you can use these principle...

#Photography: 6 Tips for Getting Great Pictures With a Basic Camera

#SocialMedia: 8 Ways to Keep Your Social Media Updates Fresh

Small business owners managing their own social media often ask the same question: How can I keep my updates fresh and engaging?
It's no easy task. If one were to poll marketers and business owners alike, he or she would find that creativity and the challenge of keeping updates from becoming stale is a top concern in social media. Luckily, at Omnicore Agency, our team of social media experts never run out of good ideas.

#SocialMedia: 8 Ways to Keep Your Social Media Updates Fresh