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Sunday, February 2, 2014

#Musicproduction: EDM Pro Tip for Making a Percussive Pluck in #Massive

Using an LFO to modulate the pitch of an Oscillator can add a percussive element to your sound. A pluck is one of those sounds you hear and go, “That sounds easy to make!” Unfortunately that is rar...

#Musicproduction: EDM Pro Tip for Making a Percussive Pluck in #Massive

#Photoshop: Create the Exploration Wallpaper [Free Download]

I'm releasing a freebie entitled Exploration Wallpaper, and I'm also going to show you how to create it in Photoshop CC. This is an advanced tutorial that focuses on using the Brush Tool, Pen...

#Photoshop: Create the Exploration Wallpaper [Free Download]

#Musicproduction: How to Control Maschine Instruments with #Reaktor

In this video, I show how to use an external, standalone instance of Reaktor to control instruments in Maschine. Due to limitations in the Maschine software, this is not possible in Maschine alone....

#Musicproduction: How to Control Maschine Instruments with #Reaktor

#SocialMedia: 6 Truths About Using Twitter that Traditionalists Might not Want to Hear

If you are a blogger or if you have an online business, then you must be on social media. While search engine optimization and organic traffic are not a thing of the past and never will be, social ...

#SocialMedia: 6 Truths About Using Twitter that Traditionalists Might not Want to Hear

#Guitar: How to Play D String Based Guitar Chords

All of these chords use the notes on the “D” 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 tenth fr...

#Guitar: How to Play D String Based Guitar Chords

#Photoshop: How to use Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop CC has just released a major update with some new killer features. Perspective Warp Tool is one of them, let me show you what you can do with it.

#Photoshop: How to use Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC

#Photography: How a Calendar Photographer Creates Portraits of Great Chefs

How do you come up with distinct, creative sets for several different chefs? For many of us, it’s hard to get past the idea of a typical environmental portrait of a cook standing in a kitchen. But ...

#Photography: How a Calendar Photographer Creates Portraits of Great Chefs

#Guitar: Chord Progressions in a Minor Key

The chord progression map for minor keys is almost the same as the one for major keys except for the fact that we add an extra tonic chord, the VII major. Both dominant chords are “borrowed” from t...

#Guitar: Chord Progressions in a Minor Key

#Photoshop: How to create a water droplet using Photoshop layer styles

First thing is to simulate the magnification effect of the water. So begin by drawing a drop shaped selection. Copy that selection of the leaf to a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl+J) and scale it up (Cmd/Ctrl+...

#Photoshop: How to create a water droplet using Photoshop layer styles

#Musicproduction: What Key Should My Song Be In?

Ever wondered what the best key for your song might be? From a practical point of view, the vocal range of your singer will obviously need bearing in mind. But what's the best key for your guitarist or bass player? What other considerations are there? In this tutorial we help choose the perfect key.

#Musicproduction: What Key Should My Song Be In?

#Photoshop: Interview With the Awarding Winning Zombie Studio

Zombie Studio is an advertising and illustration studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that specializes in character design. In this interview, owner and creative director Paulo Garcia discusses what it took for a young design studio to make a big name for itself in the advertising industry.

#Photoshop: Interview With the Awarding Winning Zombie Studio

#Photography: Commercial Car Photography Shoot For Fiat

Many commercial projects can take a while to complete, such is the case with an ad campaign for the automobile manufacturer, Fiat. Over the course of six months, photographer Dave Hill worked on a ...

#Photography: Commercial Car Photography Shoot For Fiat