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Monday, March 10, 2014

#Writing: New Meaning for Ingest

A reader has alerted me to a new use of the verb ingest: Feed is a suite of tools to assist in preparing content for ingest into HathiTrust. I found additional examples of this incomprehensible use...

#Writing: New Meaning for Ingest

#SocialMedia: How to Respond to a Social Media Crisis

Does your brand have a crisis response plain in place? Do you know what tactics to use to defend your reputation online?
Why reputation matters
Managing your reputation online is very important when it comes to social media. Most reputation management programs do not support their business strategy well. It is important to understand the way online conversations roll out. Here are some factors to consider: (read article)

#SocialMedia: How to Respond to a Social Media Crisis

#Illustrator: Tutorial – Sparkling Gold Text Effect

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to apply a gold lining around some black text as well as learn how to make some sparkling light effects.

#Illustrator: Tutorial – Sparkling Gold Text Effect

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Script: Center Layer in Active Camera’s View

In After Effects, when you promote a layer from 2D to 3D, it will seem to jump, possibly out of frame, unless your camera is in the default position. This is because Ae is keeping the numeric value...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Script: Center Layer in Active Camera’s View

#Photography: A Bikini Photo Shoot in Zero Gravity? Yes, This Actually Happened

For part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Edition, Kate Upton and a crew of photographers boarded a specially modified Boeing 727 which flew in parabolic arcs to create a weightl...

#Photography: A Bikini Photo Shoot in Zero Gravity? Yes, This Actually Happened

#Photography: Top 10 Pet Photography Tips and Techniques

The pros make it look easy, but anyone who has ever tried to photograph an unpredictable creature like a cat or a dog knows it is anything but. Here are some pet photography tips that the pros use ...

#Photography: Top 10 Pet Photography Tips and Techniques

#Guitar: Guitar Exercises - Permutations 4

In lessons one and two in this series we looked at finger exercises which used four note groupings and all of the permutations that they offered.
In lesson three we started to take a look at exercise that use three note groupings.
In this final lesson in the series we’ll look at three note permutations and an interesting way to practice them.

#Guitar: Guitar Exercises - Permutations 4

#Photography: How to Find Your Unique Voice As a Photographer

Final Reminder: Only 1 day left! in the deal on: Topaz Simplify at 50% Off It’s not just enough to be good – you’ve got to find your own unique voice. The question is – how? This article will take ...

#Photography: How to Find Your Unique Voice As a Photographer

#Photoshop: How to Make a Signature Brush in Photoshop

The decision of whether to watermark images posted online is a frequent topic of debate. Proponents say it’s an added measure of security–a notice to would-be image thieves that the photographer ta...

#Photoshop: How to Make a Signature Brush in Photoshop

#Photography: How to Choose the Right Focus Mode On Your Camera

With any DSLR, it takes time to get to grips with everything your camera can do. Often, the manual gets looked at initially, then only referred to when you get stuck. At times, whole features of your camera can get overlooked, and you might resign yourself to taking images that don’t look like you wanted them to. Needle sharp focusing, for example, is at the heart of excellent photos. If you know the difference between the focus modes on your camera, you can use them to help you get brilliantly sharp photos every time.

#Photography: How to Choose the Right Focus Mode On Your Camera

#Photoshop: Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Photoshop

Photography is a skill that I believe most designers should have at least a fundamental understanding of. You never know when you might need to run out and shoot a photo of your own for a project. ...

#Photoshop: Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Photoshop