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Saturday, January 31, 2015

#Photography: How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of photographing people, it’s that the response to candid photos versus posed is distinctively noticeable in my clients. That “aww” or “ohhh” I see…

#Photography: How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

Song of the day: Not a word to hear

Song of the day: Not a word to hear, My baby's gone http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_nothing_but_a_song_to%20_you.htm

#Photoshop: Creative blending in just 4 steps

Harness blend modes to create standout visuals

#Photoshop: Creative blending in just 4 steps

#Streetphotography: 50s look automobile / Hollywood Bvd.



#Streetphotography: 50s look automobile / Hollywood Bvd.

About news websites

News sites are like scandal apps. Engage and invite friends or like it. (btw where is the unlike button)

#Photoshop: 10 creative light effects

Try out these ideas and make your next project stand out in glowing fashion

#Photoshop: 10 creative light effects

Friday, January 30, 2015

#Musicproduction: CL-Projects releases Ambientia for the Pad Factory Series of Kontakt 5 libraries (#free download)

CL-Projects has released Ambientia for the Pad Factory Series of Kontakt 5 libraries.

This free pack is an add-on for the Pad Factory Bundle or the Golden, Silver and Bronze Pad Factory Kontakt libraries. It contains 50 Ambient Multi patches which were made with the Ambient and New Age music genres in mind but can also be used for other genres of music.

#Musicproduction: CL-Projects releases Ambientia for the Pad Factory Series of Kontakt 5 libraries (#free download)

Song of the day: I google up for tunes I really need...

Song of the day: I google up for tunes I really need, I look up http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

Strange SciFi

I saw a movie about London in jelly. Must be a science fiction.

#Photoshop: Create an amazing faded photo in 5 steps!

#Musicproduction: How to Increase Your Creativity for Songwriting – 10 Tips

Do you dream of writing incredible, moving songs that reach the hearts of millions of listeners? Songwriters are not born overnight; it takes years of practice and persistence to perfect your songw…

#Musicproduction: How to Increase Your Creativity for Songwriting – 10 Tips

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#Musicproduction: Critical Vibrations Releases #Free "Home PlaneT" Electric Piano for #Ableton Live

Critical Vibrations has released Home PlaneT, a free sampled electric piano for Ableton Live.
Based on samples from a Hohner Pianet T, this sampled instrument adds not only the warm and mellow stock sound of the Pianet to your arsenal, but also an entire palette of spacey vintage sounds, via native Ableton effects, easily controlled with the included Macro mappings.

#Musicproduction: Critical Vibrations Releases #Free "Home PlaneT" Electric Piano for #Ableton Live

Song of the day: Money cannot buy me...

Song of the day: Money cannot buy me, Not a smallest piece http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

About gift value

Women value gifts not in Euros. You think, that is good news? Well, they value it in carat.

#Photography: The Passion, Process, and Reward of Shooting Street Photography on Film

Brooklyn-based photographer Andre D. Wagner looks at his work as a way of understanding people and the world better. Every time the documentary style street photographer goes out, he asks, “What do…

#Photography: The Passion, Process, and Reward of Shooting Street Photography on Film 

#Streetphotography: Marilyn Monroe advert for Madam Tussaud's



#Streetphotography: Marilyn Monroe advert for Madam Tussaud's

#Photoshop: Make creative collages in Elements in just four steps!

Design your own portrait photo strips with this four-way gem

#Photoshop: Make creative collages in Elements in just four steps!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#Musicproduction: Trance Techno Soundbanks releases "Dune Be/Cm Trance Leads Recreations #free" Soundpack

Trance Techno Soundbanks has released Dune Be/Cm Trance Leads Recreations free, a freeware soundpack for the Dune CM/BE synthesizer.
Features:
  • 10 demo trance construction kits, -presets for Dune CM/BE, Tal Dub2, TDR VOS Slick Eq, Tal Reverb II.
  • 10 ready demos templates which can be opened in 6 various DAWS:FL STUDIO, Ableton Live, Traction, Reaper, Sonar X3 and X3 LE formats.
  • Free tutorial how to use pack in every DAW (YouTube).


#Musicproduction: Trance Techno Soundbanks releases "Dune Be/Cm Trance Leads Recreations #free" Soundpack

Song of the day: ... Aaaaaaaaah Ah ... (woz dat?)

Song of the day: It sounds easy, Aaaaaaaaah Ah Aaaaaaaaah http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_love_you.htm

If cats...

If cats would be horses you could ride up the trees.

#Musicproduction: Where do I put the lead vocal in a mix?

I had a great question to come to me from a new subscriber. It’s a question that we all have at some point.

#Musicproduction: Where do I put the lead vocal in a mix?

#Photoshop: Designer Passport: Creating a Distressed Comic-Book Illustration

Textures are the key to giving an aged feel to the work. I sourced a paper texture from Shutterstock, choosing a really simple one for this tutorial. You want the paper texture to sit subtly in the…

#Photoshop: Designer Passport: Creating a Distressed Comic-Book Illustration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#Musicproduction: VST Zone releases Eclipsis Hybrid Wavetable Synth for Windows VST (#Free)

VST Zone has released Eclipsis, a hybrid wavetable synthesizer for Windows designed to create creepy never-heard-before sounds with ease. Meet the newest addition to our family! Eclipsis (VSTi) is full featured hybrid wavetable synthesizer with 3 oscillators, 6 LFOs, 118 waveshapes, 39 modulation targets, 2 effects racks and unique preset randomization! And all of that in new attractive design!

#Musicproduction: VST Zone releases Eclipsis Hybrid Wavetable Synth for Windows VST (#Free)

Song of the day: All my shyness falls off me

Song of the day: All my shyness falls off me, Can it ever happen you love me? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

Tall men at the army

At the army I was no hero. War is something for short people, not for 2m men like me. Tall men are a easier target than short men. So 8 months were enough.

#Photography: How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography

More light is not always better light. You need to take control of it in order to make wonderful shots. In this video, photographer Cliff Mautner shows how controlling and directing light is way be…

#Photography: How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography

#Streetphotography: Fire Department / Washington D.C.



#Streetphotography: Fire Department / Washington D.C.

#Musicproduction: FatLoops releases #Free Sample Packs

FatLoops has released several free sample packs on free.fatloops.com.
Urban Keys Loops Vol.02: A collection of 11 loops suitable for Hip Hop, RnB or any other Urban related genre:
  • 11 urban keys loops
  • BPM range: 75-90
  • All loops are key & tempo labelled for ease of use


#Musicproduction: FatLoops releases #Free Sample Packs

Monday, January 26, 2015

#Photography: How to Shoot Dramatic Portraits in Dark Locations

Senior portraits are a big thing, and there are a million different things that can go wrong, especially if you’re asked to take photos in a dark location. Photographer Matt Hernandez faced the tas…

#Photography: How to Shoot Dramatic Portraits in Dark Locations

Song of the day: There is one thing that I want you to know:

Song of the day: There is one thing that I want you to know: I don't want to let you go http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_dont_want_to_let_you_go.htm

Job success

Unhappy with your salary? Too much monkey business for too less money? Don't mind. Squirrels only find 30% of their nuts they digged in.

#Photoshop: 5 Tips to Cut Your Portrait Editing Time in Half

Tip 5 is specially valid for musicians
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Editing is the bottleneck part of the workflow for many portrait photographers. We can shoot a great picture in mere seconds, but when it comes to editing dozens of images, it often feels like it takes forever. The biggest editing time saver is of course to get it right when shooting. There are countless things that can’t be “fixed” in Photoshop, but editing images isn’t meant to be the main part of a photographer’s job anyway.

#Photoshop: 5 Tips to Cut Your Portrait Editing Time in Half

Mary Broadcast Album Release Party 2015-01-23

Blick in den wiener Abgrund,
alter Brunnen im Chaya Fuera
Am 23.1.2015 fand die Album Release Party von Mary Broadcast im Chaya Fuera, Kandlgasse 19-21, 1070 Wien statt. Das neue Album ist betitelt "Dizzy Venus" und enthält abgesehen von einem klurzen Intro 11 Lieder.


Album Dizzy Venus
Frage: "Warum heißt das Album "Dizzy Venus", was bedeutet das?

Mary Broadcast: "Das Album heißt so, weil ich irgendwann im Aufnahmeprozess bemerkt habe, daß jedes Lied auf dem Album als Geschichtenausgangspunkt die Liebe hat. Aber die Gefühle, die daraus entstehen, oder die Veränderungen im Leben, die gewisse Dinge verursachen, verwirren uns Menschen oder vernebeln das reale Leben. Die Venus ist das Symbol für die Frau, oder aber auch für die Liebe und passte somit als Titelträgerin, das Wort "dizzy" bezieht sich mehr auf den Kampf der Menschen auf diesem Planeten, mit den 1000 Gefühlen, verursacht durch Liebe, umzugehen."

Frage: "Wo wurde das Album aufgenommen und wer hat produziert?"

#Photography: 15 Tips for Protecting Your Images While Traveling

You have saved and saved and spent a large investment to go on a trip, on your photography gear, to photograph what matters to you, and to create lasting memories and images. Losing your images is not an option. Have you thought about the precautions to help make sure your images are safe after the shutter is pressed?

#Photography: 15 Tips for Protecting Your Images While Traveling

Sunday, January 25, 2015

#Photography: Camera Tripod Tips: When Do You Need One?

With very rare exceptions, the main subject of your photograph must be sharp—not necessarily the whole picture, but certainly the subject. Even if you want the subject blurred, to give a sense of m…

#Photography: Camera Tripod Tips: When Do You Need One?

Song of the day: Never stop the music...

Song of the day: Never stop the music, Never stop the music http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_never_stop_the_music.htm

Protest

Sometimes protest is ineffectual. Anyway you will die when you get shot down.

#Musicproduction: #Free bell instruments

Enter a fascinating world of sounds with these 5 bell instruments taken from BELL EMPIRE, the ultimate collection of cinematic bells.
You get one acoustic bell, two FX bells, one object (Lamp bell), one OP-1 bell, and five multi-patches.
Free download

#Musicproduction: #Free bell instruments

#Streetphotography: Copy painting / Washington D.C.



#Streetphotography: Copy painting / Washington D.C.

#Musicproduction: Alan ViSTa releases Cymbalistic - #Free Cymbals Set Plug-in for Mac and Windows

Alan ViSTa has released Cymbalistic, a free Audio Unit / VST plug-in featuring a sampled Cymbals Set. It contains 68 stereo 24-bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#Musicproduction: Ueberschall updates Elastik to v2.6 - Includes New Time-Engine (#free soundbank)

Ueberschall has updated the free Elastik Player to v2.6 (actually 2.6.3), which *presents a new way of thinking about time*.
The new time-engine offers fast and easy access to all important tempo parameters. From the Time panel you can edit the groove of a sample with just a few clicks. Additionally Elastik 2.6 provides a number of different processing algorithms. For example, the...

#Musicproduction: Ueberschall updates Elastik to v2.6 - Includes New Time-Engine (#free soundbank)

Song of the day: Nightly when paper-pushers sleep...

Song of the day: Nightly when paper-pushers sleep, And the nightline bus jolts down http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

Strange grandma

My grandma was strange. Was it dementia or hydrophobia?

#Musicproduction: How do record labels work?

Recently I had a friend of mine ask how do record labels work and I though it would be a good idea to write this information in a new post on the site so he can have it and other people can use it,…

#Musicproduction: How do record labels work?

#Photography: Is Your Tripod Sturdy Enough? Let's Test it

One of the most important pieces of equipment for a photographer to have access to is a sturdy tripod. You might be tempted to purchase just any tripod without regard to whether or not it is up to …

#Photography: Is Your Tripod Sturdy Enough? Let's Test it

Friday, January 23, 2015

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun...

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, For relaxing in the shade http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Family tree position

I am on a descending branch in my family tree. I can live with it. As long it is not sawed down.

#Photoshop: Nice Painting Tutorial for a Beautiful Lady Portrait

Human portrait is never an easy task and is time consuming process. In this tutorial, it will show you some tactics for drawing a pretty lady portrait. It will go through the details for brushes setting and painting skills, so you can apply them for your own portrait.

#Photoshop: Nice Painting Tutorial for a Beautiful Lady Portrait

#Musicproduction: How to Run a Free PR and Press Campaign

A PR Plan or Free PR and Press campaign is an easy thing to accomplish if you are making sure your techniques and strategies are effective.
When making your PR Plan you need to consider the message that you are transmitting and where you are transmitting it to. Especially when looking for Free PR you have to realise that everything is optional – so content needs to be as interesting as possible.

#Musicproduction: How to Run a Free PR and Press Campaign

#Streetphotography: Copy painting / Washington D.C.



#Streetphotography: Copy painting / Washington D.C.

#Photography: Candlelight Photography Tips and Techniques

Candles are a unique light source that can result in breathtaking photos. Candlelight temperature is different than flash, daylight, or regular bulb light. Using candlelight is hard and requires ex…

#Photography: Candlelight Photography Tips and Techniques

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#Musicproduction: ADSR - Compression Masterclass - The Essential 'How To' Compression Course

In this course you will learn how to approach compression both in general and in relation to specific sounds. Featuring 8 comprehensive videos, ADSR’s Masterclass in Compression for Electronic Musi…

#Musicproduction: ADSR - Compression Masterclass - The Essential 'How To' Compression Course

Song of the day: It's all behind me...

Song of the day: It's all behind me, It's all behind http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

Love letter problem

Once I wrote a love letter. And she returned it. Corrected spelling errors. So I started to write songs.

#Photoshop: Best Photoshop Actions for Winter Photos + FREEBIES (#free download)

Free downloads available
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My post about the Best Photoshop Actions is still one of my most popular posts over a year later. So, I thought I would expand on that and share the best Photoshop actions for Winter photos. If we have to deal with this cold weather, we might as well be able to edit our photos nicely. Each of the companies below have a few actions you can try for free. I am also sharing a FREE black and white action I created just for my winter photos.

#Photoshop: Best Photoshop Actions for Winter Photos + FREEBIES (#free download)

#Photography: 7 Tips for a More Anonymous Approach to Street Photography

Can you imagine a world without street photography? Think of the legacy that Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, and lesser known pioneers of the genre left for us to enjoy for generations to come. We can a…

#Photography: 7 Tips for a More Anonymous Approach to Street Photography

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#Photography: Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup

Can be interesting for band photos
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Have you ever looked at some of the amazing portraiture on the cover of Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair and wondered how it was done? You may not have heard of Mark Seliger, but you’ve certainly seen …

#Photography: Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup

Song of the day: Taking pictures that nobody ever has done, Shooting...

Song of the day: Taking pictures that nobody ever has done, Shooting ev'ryone and on and on http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Silly question

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for:

Silly question:

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: At the end of a break usually I get asked if I am excited to go back. Why? Isn't it enough that I move back?

#Photoshop: Playing with Textures in Adobe Photoshop

Textures are images used to blend with different photos in order to achieve unique results. They are applied on top of the chosen photo and adjusted through Blend Modes and Opacity changes to becom…

#Photoshop: Playing with Textures in Adobe Photoshop

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.1.32 (#free download)

Download MuLab and MUX for free!
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MuLab is an inspiring music production studio for Mac OSX and Windows featuring an integrated top quality modular synth and effect engine.
MuLab is an easy, effective and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music!

MUX Modular is a high-quality and flexible modular synth and effect plug-in.
MUX Modular can be a vintage synthesizer or a hi-tec sample player, it can be a multi-band compressor or a stereo reverb, and it can be so much more... You can do almost anything with it!
MUX Modular is integrated into MuLab and is also available as a VST plug-in for Windows. (Mac version planned)

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.1.32 (#free download)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#Photography: 365 Day Photography Project Ideas

We all want to improve our photography and create those great images seen the travel and natural history books and magazines. Yet, one of the things we lack in getting there is discipline. No hobby…

#Photography: 365 Day Photography Project Ideas

Song of the day: Ev'rything is blossom, ev'rything, And...

Song of the day: Ev'rything is blossom, ev'rything, And ev'ry word is music, ev'ry word http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Remember: Marx was a German, born in Trier (Niederrhein)

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for:

Remember: Marx was a German, born in Trier (Niederrhein)

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Times have changed in Germany: Karl Marx is history, Deutschmarks too.

#Photography: What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

Art is so subjective that there is no correct answer to this question. But there are some things that can help you analyze a photograph. I find it interesting that the majority of people can tell t…

#Photography: What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

#Musicproduction: ADSR - Music Theory For Electronic Music Producers

Standing out in music production and song writing is tough! With this tutorial we cover everything you could possibly need to know about music theory in order to write great music including, but no…

#Musicproduction: ADSR - Music Theory For Electronic Music Producers

Monday, January 19, 2015

#Musicproduction: Virharmonic releases "Violin Freebie" for UVI Workstation (#free download)

During this festive season, Virharmonic is giving out a Violin Freebie for UVI Workstation as a taster of their upcoming "Soul Capture Series". Look out for more information regarding this series in the coming months.

#Musicproduction: Virharmonic releases "Violin Freebie" for UVI Workstation (#free download)

Song of the day: How can you know that I love you, How would you...

Song of the day: How can you know that I love you, How would you ever know http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_love_you.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: At the harbour

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for:

At the harbour:

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Christening of a ship with a bottle of Champagne. Christening of a training ship with an inkwell.

#Musicproduction: Goodhertz releases #free "Faraday Limiter" AU Plug-in for Mac

Goodhertz has released Faraday Limiter, a free Audio Unit peak limiter with a big transformer sound.
Designed for more than just loudness, Faraday Limiter is not a digital brickwall limiter: its colorful input/output transformers are capable of beefy, harmonically-rich saturations, and the detector circuit stays smooth and punchy no matter how extreme the gain reduction.

#Musicproduction: Goodhertz releases #free "Faraday Limiter" AU Plug-in for Mac

#Photoshop: Making Your Eyes “Sparkle” – Photoshop Tutorial

Lots of people wonder, how can I make my subject’s eye “pop” in my images. Maybe you feel they are missing a little sparkle or dimension. Here is a quick tutorial showing a simple way to make the…

#Photoshop: Making Your Eyes “Sparkle” – Photoshop Tutorial

Sunday, January 18, 2015

#Photoshop: Make HDR Landscapes in 4 steps...

Improve the lighting and colour of a landscape!

#Photoshop: Make HDR Landscapes in 4 steps...

Song of the day: Listen up, my thousand ears in the walls...

Song of the day: Listen up, my thousand ears in the walls, Why should I contest a race? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: About Winnetou

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for:

About Winnetou:

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Pierre Brice was a noble, if not the noblest, indian in the wild west of Yugoslavia.


#Photography: Using an Egg to Understand Portrait Photography Lighting

And at the end of the session you may want some action. Smash the egg - just for fun.
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So, how exactly does an egg teach you about lighting? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. As Joe Edelman outlines in the following video, by standing an egg upright and moving a light in a 360-degre…

#Photography: Using an Egg to Understand Portrait Photography Lighting

#Photoshop: #Lightroom: Post-Processing Tips of the Year 2014 on dPS

A collection of useful tips for Lightroom and PS and other software.
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What to do with all those photos after you’ve taken them is the question. Do you do any post-processing? Are you a minimalist? Or maybe you like do to HDR?

#Photoshop: #Lightroom: Post-Processing Tips of the Year 2014 on dPS

Saturday, January 17, 2015

#Photoshop: Photoshop Texture Coloring Psd #Free Download

Song of the day: I have genius ideas when I am deep in thought...

Song of the day: I have genius ideas when I am deep in thought, But never finished up what I began http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Perspectives:

Perspectives:

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: In a few million years we all will be oil. And then they will be driving with oldtimers. Not really a short term concept.

#Photoshop: 13 Free Photoshop #Fire Brushes

Digital artist Niño Batitis, popular with his photo manipulated surreal scenes, have shared to us one of his awesome tools in Photoshop – a cool set of brushes! This pack consists of 13 high quality Photoshop fire brushes perfect for your design projects. If you are just starting out to explore the creative possibilities of using Photoshop, then these brushes are worth a shot!

#Photoshop: 13 Free Photoshop #Fire Brushes

#Musicproduction: Cubase Mixing And Mastering Tutorial (Highly Anticipated)

Friday, January 16, 2015

#Photography: The Photographer’s Starter Kit

I get a lot of questions from photographers new to the profession asking how to best begin their work or how to hit the ground running. Usually my answer is pretty vague (arguably unhelpful) and re…

#Photography: The Photographer’s Starter Kit

Song of the day: Only a word, You never...

Song of the day: Only a word, You never heard from me http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_love_you.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Funny airport action

Funny airport action:

Opening gate causessomething like a flashmob. As if they would fight for best seats. But all have boarding cards.

#Photoshop: 4 #Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

Free download!
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This collection of Photoshop Actions contains 4 ready made recordings to apply cool artistic effects to your photos. Choose from a painted effect, sketched effect, watercolour effect and inked effect to mimic authentic art styles. As is always the case with Actions, the final outcome may vary depending on the nature of the original image, but all these Actions are non-destructive, meaning the effect can be modified or removed.

#Photoshop: 4 #Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

#Photography: How to Use the Magic Hour to Improve Your Photography

I like photographing in these few minutes. In German it is called "the blue hour"
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For those who don’t know, the “magic hour” is that part of the day when the sun is rising or setting. Most landscape photographers wait for this time of the day in order to get better results in th…

#Photography: How to Use the Magic Hour to Improve Your Photography

Thursday, January 15, 2015

#Photography: How to Modify a One Light Portrait Setup to Get the Look You Want

There are millions of ways to light a portrait, ranging from Rembrandt style to incredibly complex setups that involve multiple lights, reflectors, and gels. Joel Grimes shows a pretty simple one l…

#Photography: How to Modify a One Light Portrait Setup to Get the Look You Want

Song of the day: I reply politely but quite firmly...

Song of the day: I reply politely but quite firmly, There's only one thing I can say http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_never_stop_the_music.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Splinters of inspiration

Splinters of inspiration:

Screws are nails with wrinkles. Falling down is leaning, but later. A parlor Boshevik with Bono mask sounds like old Hollywood flicker book. Or can this be real?

#Photography: Best Photography Tutorials for Beginners in 2014

Just getting started in photography? Or maybe you get a brand new camera or some photography toys for Christmas and want to get up to speed on how to use them? Over the past 12 months we’ve had som…

#Photography: Best Photography Tutorials for Beginners in 2014

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates CCStepper to v1.10 for Windows (#free download / #freeware)

CodeFN42 has updated CCStepper, a MIDI CC data sequencer, to version 1.10.
CCStepper is a VST MIDI CC data sequencer plugin, suitable for controlling MIDI capable software (softsynths or effects) or external hardware devices. CCStepper lets you create up to 8 independent sequences with up to 64 steps each, and can either be synced to your host or triggered by MIDI notes. The step rate can be set from 1/128 notes and up to 32 bars, and various randomization features allows you to create unpredictable sequences.

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates CCStepper to v1.10 for Windows (#free download / #freeware)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#Musicproduction: ZenSound releases "Timbral Explorations" - #Free Soundset for Zebralette

I use Zebralette, a very fine neatful thing. Btw there are more free soundsets on the website.
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This soundset is formed by relaxing and wide atmospheres, warm basses, lush calmly pads, wonderful keys and bells, dynamic and percussive sequences and haunting SFX.
Formed by 64 patches of uncompromising quality Timbral Explorations is as useful as any paid soundset from ZenSound.

#Musicproduction: ZenSound releases "Timbral Explorations" - #Free Soundset for Zebralette

Song of the day: Listen to me for a moment, Now I...

Song of the day: Listen to me for a moment, Now I take heart for a question http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Globlization protest not logic

Globlization protest not logic:

I don't understand globalization protest. If food prices (coffee, wheat,…) are low, the bad capitalists do speculation and farmers in third world cannot not make a living from their products. I food prices are high, the bad capitalists do speculation and people in the third world cannot buy food from their income. Now is this only western bashing?

#Photoshop: Tutorial- The Making of Fancy Pants Text Effect

In this tutorial I will show you the process of creating awesome colorful text effect by means of layer styles use. All steps are short and easy to perform. I have added my photo of graffiti to make the background unique.
The Text Effect is named Fancy Pants after the font I have used, which is downloaded from www.fontsquirrel.com.

#Photoshop: Tutorial- The Making of Fancy Pants Text Effect

#Photoshop: Create Animated Falling Snow in Photoshop

(Silent / no audio) tutorial video in the article
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Digitally created snow can often be quite difficult to generate in Photoshop, in a realistic-looking way. We recently published a tutorial showing how to add snow to a still image, so in this tutor…

#Photoshop: Create Animated Falling Snow in Photoshop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#Photoshop: How to Make a Polaroid Style Photo in Photoshop

I have some actions to do the job
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We all know that certain photography techniques die out when better and newer technology replaces them. That’s what’s going on with the film at the moment. There are fewer and fewer manufacturers p…

#Photoshop: How to Make a Polaroid Style Photo in Photoshop

Song of the day: With his cam in his hand, Always ready...

Song of the day: With his cam in his hand, Always ready for a shot http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: About Commmunism:

About Commmunism:

Imagine communism in the desert: First nothing happens and then there will be a lack of sand.

#Photoshop: Free Stamp PSD Template - Download #Free Psd Files

Here is our newest freebie psd for free download added in our FREE PSD Files Collection is Free Stamp PSD Template. This freebie is free to use in commercial or personal projects. We hope that you …

#Photoshop: Free Stamp PSD Template - Download #Free Psd Files

#Musicproduction: Orange #Free Sounds releases Happy Holidays Collection

Orange Free Sounds has released Happy Holidays Collection, free 324 MB collection in WAV 41,000 Hertz, 16-bit samples format.
Content:
  • 27 Sound Effects (various Sound Effects).
  • 42 Funky Drum Loops.
  • 12 Synth Pad Sounds.
  • Total: 81 files.
License: Free for commercial use.

#Musicproduction: Orange #Free Sounds releases Happy Holidays Collection

Monday, January 12, 2015

#Musicproduction: Tokyo Dawn Labs update SlickEQ and SlickEQ GE to v1.1.0 (#free download)

There are more free downloads on the webpage
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This minor update fixes several little bugs, greatly reduces general CPU consumption and adds a new low latency and low-CPU "ECO" processing mode.

#Musicproduction: Tokyo Dawn Labs update SlickEQ and SlickEQ GE to v1.1.0 (#free download)

Song of the day: And break down, And...

Song of the day: And break down, And it makes me round and round http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: About this world

About this world:

The world is a candle and the wick is nearly burnt down.

#Photoshop: How to Turn a Portrait into a Sculpture in Photoshop

Want to be really creative with your portraits? Dutch Photoshop wizard, photographer, designer, and artist Dracorubio, has a unique way of blending art forms in Photoshop to create breathtaking ima…

#Photoshop: How to Turn a Portrait into a Sculpture in Photoshop 

#Photoshop: 6 Tips for Better Portraits on Location

Whew it’s been a while since I actually wrote a tutorial here on dPS so I thought it was time. Some of my most popular articles are about portrait lighting patterns and other aspects of creating gr…

#Photoshop: 6 Tips for Better Portraits on Location

Sunday, January 11, 2015

#Musicproduction: Mixing & Mastering Tutorial: BASS Sounds

Tips For Using EQ, Saturation, Limiting

#Musicproduction: Mixing & Mastering Tutorial: BASS Sounds

Song of the day: I raise my jar to the millionaire, I raise....

Song of the day: I raise my jar to the millionaire, I raise a toast: Now pay your share! (that's fair) http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_days_of_rage.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Drink for vegetarian bitches

Drink for vegetarian bitches:

Here a a cocktail for painters of phantasies: Combine yellow and green - potatoe and kiwi. Sounds awful. It is! What all nature bitch would ever like that?

#Photography: What’s Your Lens’s Sweet Spot?

As you probably know by now, no lens is perfect. The key to making the most out of the lenses you have is to find their sweet spots. Joel Grimes explains what that means in this video:

#Photography: What’s Your Lens’s Sweet Spot?

#Musicproduction: ADSR - How To Make Any Sound In Massive

Press any key and make a any sound, if you find the any-key.
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If you feel like you have the vision but lack the skills to make the sounds you want in Massive; are looking for fresh ideas and a new approach to making sounds from scratch and/or want to learn ho…

#Musicproduction: ADSR - How To Make Any Sound In Massive

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#Photoshop: 10 Tips and Tricks for Retouching in Photoshop

10 easy ways to give your portraits a pro makeover. Learn how to banish spots, smooth skin, add digital make-up and more with my article. Over the next paragraphs I’ll show you how to take your portraits to the next level with 10 tried and tested techniques used daily by pro retouchers. You’ll discover how a few subtle but effective enhancements can make all the difference, whether you want to boost eyes, soften skin, remove spots, tighten waistlines or even add digital make-up.

#Photoshop: 10 Tips and Tricks for Retouching in Photoshop

Song of the day: No looking back, No reason to stay...

Song of the day: No looking back, No reason to stay http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

Words of wisdom the world is waiting for: Minimal information is enough:

Minimal information is enough:

I do not ask women for their age or weight. Only the first two digits, that's enough for a overview. And decision. Decision for further activities. Not if I …, but how should I …

#Photography: Night Sky Timelapse Tutorial

When it comes to shooting a great timelapse at night, you don’t need all kinds of fancy equipment, like sliders or high-end lighting. With just a camera, wide-angle lens, tripod, trigger, a hiker’s…

#Photography: Night Sky Timelapse Tutorial

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates RandARP to v1.10 for Windows (#free,#freeware)

RandARP is a VST plugin arpeggiator with many randomization features, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various rhythmic ways. All standard arpeggiator parameters like number of octaves, note length and note order are included, but the plugin also offers complete randomization of the velocity, gate, shift and swing parameters. In addition, you can specify a note probability and randomize the note order, the octave order, and the number of octaves. All the randomization features allows you to create more interesting and unpredictable arpeggiated sequences.

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates RandARP to v1.10 for Windows (#free,#freeware)