Tuesday, January 31, 2017

#Musicproduction: BeatMaker updates RVK-808 to v1.1 #freedownload

Available as a VST & AU (Universal) instrument for Mac & PCs (32 bit/64 bit).
Compatible with the most popular DAWs on the market: Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase, FL Studio, Traktion, Mixcraft, Sony Acid, Presonus Studio One, Cakewalk Sonar & Apple Logic Pro.

Description:
RVK-808 is a VST/AU drum machine ROMpler inspired by the classic Roland TR-808.

Features:

Carbohydrates - Kohlehydrate #punchline #satire #pointe

Carbohydrates after 6 pm do not fatten because carbohydrates do not know how late it is.
Kohlehydrate nach 18 Uhr machen nicht dick, denn Kohlehydrate wissen nicht, wie späte es ist.

#Photography: Winter Photography Tips

Drifts of snow and freezing wonderlands are coaxing out photographers to record the beautiful countryside in all its winter glory, but as many of you will find it’s not without its problems. We are…

#Photography: Winter Photography Tips

Monday, January 30, 2017

#Photoshop: 5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Taking photographs and editing them can often be two different stories. When starting out with photography, the important aspect is taking photos that you admire from the get-go. That way, you can …

#Photoshop: 5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop


Fake News #punchline #satire

Fake news like on Facebook always have existed. Decades ago the phrase was "scientists have found out ..."
Falschnachrichten, Fakenews wie heute auf Facebook, gab es immer schon. Früher hieß es "Wissenschaftler haben herausgefunden…"

#Photoshop: How to Use Photoshop to Edit Your Landscape Images

During my trip through Utah, I did some heavy walking through the many amazingly beautiful national parks there. This one, called Zion, was indeed the hardest as the paths I walked were real. As in real hard. Nevertheless, it has been one of the most stunning walks I have done – ever! Just awesome for landscape photography and photoshop tutorials later haha. Never heard of Zion? Read more about this amazing Park here. The best part was that there are different hiking trails in that park, one leading up to the most famous spot called the Angels Landing.....

#Photoshop: How to Use Photoshop to Edit Your Landscape Images


Sunday, January 29, 2017

#Photography: How to Photograph Night Life

Photographing strangers while out in public is one of the biggest challenges that any photographer has to face, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a professional. It can be really scary to walk up to someone you don’t know and ask for a photo—and it can be even scarier to get that photo without that person’s permission.
Now, photographing people (or anything, really) at night is a different kind of challenge. Put those two things together and that you got a pretty big hurdle to overcome. Today, we’re going to talk about how to get over that hurdle.
Besides the hurdles...

#Photography: How to Photograph Night Life

Schauspielerei und Wirklichkeit #pointe #satire

Schauspielerei hat mit dem wirklichen Leben nicht viel zu tun. Wenn jemand sagt "Klappe", dann soll ich den Text aufsagen.

#Photoshop: Build the Perfect Set with These Matte Painting Tutorials

Two videos in the article
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Matte paintings are the oldest and best technique for creating massive complex set extensions or backgrounds. (Read here for a deep dive into the history of matte paintings.) Here are some awesome …

Song of the day: No Evening Without You

Song of the day: No Evening Without You
Click here for lyrics

Click here for preview

Saturday, January 28, 2017

#Photography: 8 Photography Tricks & Hacks Using Common Household Items

Are you looking to spice up your photography? You might want to hold off on buying the pricey camera accessory you’ve had your eye on. Objects that are found in virtually every household can be giv…

#Photography: 8 Photography Tricks & Hacks Using Common Household Items


The Simplest Way - Der einfachste Weg #punchline #satire

A few nice words from man to man are the easiest way to misunderstanding.
Ein paar nette Worte von Mensch zu Mensch sind der einfachste Weg zum Mißverständnis.

#Illustrator: A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator Brushes #freedownload

Adobe Illustrator has many powerful tools and unique features. And one among them is Illustrator's Paintbrush Tool (B). The brushes can be applied to paths and strokes, they are great for creating stunning stroked designs in seconds. And, the best part about Illustrator's brushes is that they are vectors and can be completely modified to suit your needs by changing their colors, stroke width, weight, and more.

#Illustrator: A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator Brushes #freedownload

Friday, January 27, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Typography Dispersion Action

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing typography dispersion effect. First we are going to create and define a few patterns and brushes. Then we are going to create a typography effect from our subject, and then disperse the letters in the direction we choose. After that we are going to make some final adjustments.
I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Typography Dispersion Action

Chauffeur #punchline #satire

I went home yesterday with a chauffeur. Not with the police but with the bus.
Bin gestern mit Chauffeur nach Hause gefahren. Nicht mit der Polizei, sondern mit dem Autobus.

#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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

#Photography: Rule of Thirds in Photography

The Rule of Thirds is perhaps the most well-known ‘rule’ of photographic composition. The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photo...

#Photography: Rule of Thirds in Photography

GHB #punchline #satire

I have one said, with GHB make every woman. I then took that and could make nothing.
Mir hat einer gesagt, mit GHB schafft man es bei jeder Frau. Ich habe das dann genommen und konnte gar nichts.

#Photography: Make Your Photos More Colorful with Complementary Colors

What makes an image colorful? Is it the mere presence of bright colors, or is it something more than that? Color isn’t always about having bright reds and striking blues. It results from creating c…

#Photography: Make Your Photos More Colorful with Complementary Colors

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.3 #freedownload

free version has single delay mode(simple delay)
Limitations of Demo Mode
output signal will be fade in/out every few minutes
saving preset function is not available
effect parameters will not stored in your project file
ViennaCC

Windows: Windows XP or higher (32 / 64 bit)
OSX: OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit).

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.3 #freedownload

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Winter Rural Photo Manipulation Scene

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a winter rural scene. First we'll build the base scene using a sky image and two landscape images. After that we'll add the trees, fence and wagon and …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Winter Rural Photo Manipulation Scene

Buying Shoes - Schuhkauf #punchline #satire

Why do people buy shoes online and don't go to a shoe store instead? Because they do not want to leave the house? If they do not want to leave the house, why do they buy shoes?
Warum kaufen Leute Schuhe online und lassen sich diese zuschicken anstatt in ein Schuhgeschäft zu gehen? Weil sie nicht das Haus verlassen wollen? Wenn sie nicht aus dem Haus gehen wollen, warum kaufen sie dann Schuhe?

#Photography: How To Take Photos That All Your Friends Want To See

I have a reputation as a photographer. It seems that whenever I take a photo and share it with my friends, it instantly becomes their Facebook profile photo. I don’t mean to brag, it’s just what happens. All of this got me thinking. What is it about a photo that makes it the talk of the town, and can we somehow reverse engineer that? How can we create photos that everyone will want to see?

#Photography: How To Take Photos That All Your Friends Want To See

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Watercolor Inspired Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use a bunch of filters, brushes, and adjustment layers to create a simple, colorful, watercolor inspired text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was insp…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Watercolor Inspired Text Effect

No Actor - Kein Schauspieler #punchline #satire

I am no actor. I cannot learn text. At school we had to learn all the classic stuff. For me Tom Sawyer meets Oliver Twist to tell some Canterbury Tales.
Ich bin als Schauspieler unfähig. Ich merke mir keine Texte. In der Schule mußten wir Balladen lernen. Bei mir sind die Kraniche des Ibykus zum Taucher geflogen und hinabgetaucht in den Schlund. Und dort unten war Schillers Glocke.

#Photography: Long Exposure Photography | The Right Exposure for Sky, Water and Foreground

When shooting long exposure images you will notice that within one exposure shot, your brightest area in the frame will be your sky. The darkest will be your (still) foreground and the water will be somewhere in between, assuming you have all three of these components in your frame.
The principle of overcoming this issue is to:
  • Underexpose for the sky
  • Overexpose for the foreground


#Photography: Long Exposure Photography | The Right Exposure for Sky, Water and Foreground

Monday, January 23, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create an Easy Ice Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, with simple shapes and textures, to create an easy ice text effect. This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on Graphic…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Easy Ice Text Effect

Sex And Nintendo - Sex und Nintendo #punchline #satire

Sex with a lone mother is like finish the saved Nintendo game of another.
Sex mit einer Alleinerzieherin ist wie das gespeicherte Nintendo-Spiel eines anderen weiterspielen.

#Musicproduction: Daily Beats releases Daily Beats VST instrument for Windows #freedownload

* 14 INSTRUMENTS
* OVER 1.6 GB OF SOUNDS
* COMPREHENSIVE ADSR ENVELOPE
* SKIN SELECTOR FOR EXTRA INSPIRATION
ViennaCC

Daily Beats has released Daily Beats VST, a VST instrument with 14 instruments, an ADSR envelope and a skin selector. Daily Beats VST was designed to give both standalone and DAW users a simple interface experience to a library of carefully sampled instruments. The instrument incorporates a ADSR interface that enables control of the shape of each sound and a skin selector that allows the user to change the instrument's appearance from 6 diferent skins.
Daily Beats is offering this instrument for free in their online store. In addition, Daily Beats also provide a video tutorial explaining how to install this product and a video tutorial on how one of the demo tracks where created.

#Musicproduction: Daily Beats releases Daily Beats VST instrument for Windows #freedownload


US Band "Meadow Lake" Needs Singer

The band "Meadow Lake" from Albuquerque, United States, published good songs on Soundcloud . Actually they seek a singer. In their words:
*WE NEED A SINGER*
email me at meadowlake187[at]gmail.com or maximoquesadilla1080[at]gmail.com)
We're a band out of Central New Mexico USA, and right now all that's uploaded is the demo of our first album called [3] Square Meals. We're working on more as we find a singer. If you can't sing, then please help us out and maybe show our stuff to someone who can. Distance might not be as big of a factor as you think!

One last tip: Take another band Name. You will be hardly found in internet because Meadow Lake is not unique

Sunday, January 22, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos

Good idea and so easy
ViennaCC

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of pesky bystanders. Sometimes, it’s possible to simp…

#Photoshop: How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos


Russians And Sex - Russinnen und Sex #punchline #satire

Russians are good in bed. After sex, even the neighbors need a cigarette after.
Russinnen sind gut im Bett. Nach dem Sex brauchen sogar die Nachbarn eine Zigarette danach.

#Musicproduction: Thomas Mundt updates LoudMax for Mac, Win & Winamp to v1.16 #freedownload

LoudMax is a Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean transparent sound. It is designed to retain the original character of the music as much as possible even at high compression levels.

#Musicproduction: Thomas Mundt updates LoudMax for Mac, Win & Winamp to v1.16 #freedownload

Song of the day: Peace

Song of the day: Peace
Click here for lyrics

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

#Photography: Different Perspectives To Spice Up Your Photos

Perspective refers to the relationship of imaged objects in a photograph. Sounds exciting, right? Believe it or not it actually is! You probably do not give it much thought but every time you take …

#Photography: Different Perspectives To Spice Up Your Photos

Learnt Profession - Gelernter Beruf #punchline #satire

Most of the professions are taught. Only in the housewife are women thrown pregnant into it.
Die meinsten Berufe erlernt man. Nur in die Hausfrau werden Frauen einfach so hineingeschwängert.

#Photography: What is ISO and Why Should I Care?

Most of us know that one of the keys to great photography is getting the right exposure and that ISO is a vital piece of the equation. But what is ISO, exactly? In the video below, Sareesh Sudhakar…

#Photography: What is ISO and Why Should I Care?


Friday, January 20, 2017

#Photoshop: Chrome Effect - Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a chrome effect in Photoshop using just layer styles. The whole process is very simple but it might require some weaking and a little bit of time.

#Photoshop: Chrome Effect - Tutorial

Listen to album "Boheme" via Spotify - #new #indie #rock

New Music Video "Girl To Meet" by ViennaCC in the Style of #MannequinChallenge

Music video in the Style of Mannequin Challenge. I invert reality as all figures and objects (like autobus) do not move, only the usually static picture in a newspaper is an animation.
A story happened in Vienna. I was sitting in a coffee house on a thonet chair. Through the window I saw an interesting woman. Unfortunately she took the bus and she was gone. But the story had a happy end. Fate?
Song page Girl To Meet
Listen for free on Spotify

Girl To Meet


I'm sitting back in old cafe
And give a cake a try
Window seat, the bus outside
Watching people walking by
But suddenly I see what I have never seen before
Something leaps into my mind



Girl, she is the only one I need
Oh, oh, oh
And she's a kind of girl I'd like to meet



I'm getting up, my cup in hands,
From my wooden Thonet chair
I try to make my presence felt
With hands right in the air
But suddenly the city bus is stopping nearby her
And there goes hope and dream



Deep in thought I think a lot
My life just goes to pot
And after pay I trot away
Today is not my day
But suddenly I hear a voice from someone in the door
For asking me the way



Girl, you are the only one I need
Oh, oh, oh
And you're the kind of girl I'd like to meet

A Man Says - Ein Mann sagt… #punchline #satire

Typical man's sentence: That was offside! Not me. I have no idea of football. So this assumption is typically offside.
Typischer Männersatz: Das war abseits! Nicht bei mir. Ich hab keine Ahnung von Fußball. Also ist diese Unterstellung typisch abseits.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Mysterious Matte Painting Landscape

Learn how to create this beautiful mountain landscape in Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to develop a amazing and meditative landscape of the mysterious East theme out of a plain background usin…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Mysterious Matte Painting Landscape

Thursday, January 19, 2017

#Photography: How To Take Photos With Motion Blur To Give The Illusion of Movement

A motion blur effect works really well in sports photography, giving your viewer a sense of speed and action. It is also a great standalone photographic technique for dramatizing certain kinds of s…

#Photography: How To Take Photos With Motion Blur To Give The Illusion of Movement

Strange Fatherhood - Seltsame Vaterschaft #punchline #satire

Some children have a rabbit as their father. Or a horse. These are the ones that are born nine months after carnival.
Manche Kinder haben einen Hasen als Vater. Oder ein Pferd. Das sind die, die neun Monate nach Karneval zur Welt kommen.

#Musicproduction: Musical Entropy updates free Spaceship Delay to v1.0.5 with AAX format #freedownload

So, you might already know, but the KVR DC 16 is finished, and I ended at rank #3 ! I would like to thank a lot all the people who have been supporting Spaceship Delay during the contest and who are still planning to use it, particularly the ones who helped me to make the Pro Tools version on Mac OS X in the forums or with Skype, or the amazing guy who worked during the KVR DC on a custom skin !

#Musicproduction: Musical Entropy updates free Spaceship Delay to v1.0.5 with AAX format #freedownload

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Climate Change - Klimawandel #punchline #satire

Everyone is talking about climate change. I do somehting for it.
Alle reden vom Klimawandel. Ich tu was dafür…

#Photography: On the Job with Paparazzi Photographers

Very rarely do the independent photographers that make up the paparazzi get portrayed in a positive light. In fact, legendary Italian film director Frederico Fellini once claimed that the word itse…

#Photography: On the Job with Paparazzi Photographers


#Photography: How to Take Control with Depth of Field

Every photographer dreams up their own way of tackling issues revolving around their medium of choice. One of the most common issues that amateurs and professionals alike face behind the camera is determining what aspects of an image to cast in focus or out of focus.

#Photography: How to Take Control with Depth of Field


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Unmistrusting - Ahnungslosikeit #punchline #satire

Constantly the talk is about the unmistrusting consumer. But I know none. I asked some people if they were unmistrusting consumers.
Andauernd ist die Rede vom ahnungslosen Verbraucher. Ich allerdings kenne keinen. Ich hab einige Leute gefragt, ob sie ahnungslose Verbraucher sind.

#Photoshop: Tutorial: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text

Insignias and retro logos are popular and many of them have some sort of text along a curved path. Most people use the Text Warp tool but it ends up deforming the text. In this tutorial, you’ll lea…

#Photoshop: Tutorial: The Correct Way to Create Curved Text

#Photography: 4 Tips For Doing Eye-Catching Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is everywhere today and for good reason – the world is beautiful! However, because landscape photography is so popular, it can be difficult for your photographs to grab the ey…

#Photography: 4 Tips For Doing Eye-Catching Landscape Photography

Monday, January 16, 2017

Himalaya #punchline #satire

There were times when at Himalayas people were born, today they are dying there.
Es gab Zeiten, da wurde am Himalaya geboren, heute wird dort gestorben.

#Photography: Photography Tips That Can Have You Shooting Like A Pro

Do you have an interest in being a better photographer but no clear idea of how to go about it? Do you know how to get the perfect lighting and angles? Even experienced photographers can benefit fr…

#Photography: Photography Tips That Can Have You Shooting Like A Pro

#Photography: Colored Gel Tips for Studio Portrait Photography

Color gels are some of the most inexpensive and commonly used tools by editorial and fashion photographers. By simply attaching a translucent tinted film over a light source, it’s possible to compl…

#Photography: Colored Gel Tips for Studio Portrait Photography


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Is He Right? - Hat er recht? #punchline #satire

If a man walks alone, so no woman is present, is he wrong anyway?
Wenn ein Mann alleine spaziert, also keine Frau anwesend ist, hat er dann trotzdem unrecht?

#Lightroom: How to Understand and Use the Lightroom Histogram

The histogram in Lightroom is a useful tool that is easily overlooked. Its main purpose is to help you understand the relationship between the sliders in the Basic panel and the tones in your photo…

#Lightroom: How to Understand and Use the Lightroom Histogram

Song of the day: History Will Repeat

Song of the day: History Will Repeat
Click here for lyrics

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#Photoshop: A Technique for Clean Sharpening

I prefer using a highpass filter for sharpening.
ViennaCC

For landscape photographers, sharpening is a touchy subject. It has its benefits as well as its pitfalls. For example, sharpening without introducing black and or white edges around a subject can b…

#Photoshop: A Technique for Clean Sharpening


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Top Drug - Spitzenmedikament #punchline #satire

Great drug: placebo light - if nothing helps.
Tolles Medikament: Plazebo light - wenn nichts mehr hilft.

#Musicproduction: AudioThing releases Filterjam - freeware for Mac and Win, VST, AU & AAX #freedownload

Filterjam is a multi-band resonant filter delivering weird ringmod-like filtered sounds. The input signal is divided into 4 bands that are then summed or multiplied together according to the selected mode. Filterjam can be very harsh or gentle, it can add brightness or depth to synth sounds, but it can also completely mangle acoustic sources.

#Musicproduction: AudioThing releases Filterjam - freeware for Mac and Win, VST, AU & AAX #freedownload


Friday, January 13, 2017

Experiences - Erfahrungen #punchline #satire

When you get into bed with excitement and then realize that you are in a furniture store. When discussing broccoli or ceramics at the first date. If you want to catch a baby but have no hand free. Experiences, experiences ...
Wenn man vor Aufregung ins Bett macht und dann erkennt, dass man in einem Möbelhaus ist. Wenn beim ersten Date über Brokkoli oder Keramik diskutiert wird. Wenn man ein Baby fangen soll, aber keine Hände frei hat. Erfahrungen, Erfahrungen…

#Photography: Using Lines and Light for Better Photo Composition

Believe it or not, the art of photography is firmly planted in mathematics. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been fascinated by quantifying and adding structure to the universe; innately…

#Photography: Using Lines and Light for Better Photo Composition


#Photography: Tip for Using a Reflector for Portraits

When it comes to portrait photography, one of the simplest and easiest things you can do to improve your images coming straight out of the camera, is using a reflector. There are many different siz…

#Photography: Tip for Using a Reflector for Portraits

Thursday, January 12, 2017

No Pollution - Keine Verschmutzung #punchline #satire

In large cities you can not pollute any nature. There is no nature, because everything is concreted over.
In Großstädten kann man keine Natur verschmutzen. Es gibt ja keine Natur, da ist ja alles zubetoniert.

#Photography: Soften Your Light Without Using Modifiers

Light modifiers are great. They can make a small light source appear larger. They can make hard light appear soft. They can even focus light down to a narrow shaft of light. However, when you are shooting outdoors, light modifiers, such as umbrellas, can quickly become cumbersome, as they turn your light stand into a sail when the wind picks up. Unless you have an assistant or two to lend a hand, carrying sandbags to anchor your light(s) is not an easy task. This tutorial will lead you through how to balance a hard light source with the ambient light to soften the appearance of your light. Note that I am not claiming that this is soft light; merely that it appears softer when balanced with the ambient light. If you have the luxury of an assistant to carry or hold all your gear, by all means use your softboxes and umbrellas.

#Photography: Soften Your Light Without Using Modifiers

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free VinylDither and HighGlossDither plug-ins #freedownload

Airwindows has released another two free dither plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windows: VinylDither and HighGlossDither.
VinylDither - Retro 'groove crackle' dither with fuller sound.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free VinylDither and HighGlossDither plug-ins #freedownload


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oh, So Retro #punchline #satire

Steaming with e-cigarette is en vogue. Cigarette burners, type vintage cancer, are totally retro.
Dampfen mit e-Zigarette ist en vogue. Zigarettenraucher, Typ Vintage Krebs, sind voll retro.

#Musicproduction: ocenaudio Audio Editor updated to v3.2.1 #freedownload

ocenaudio, the free cross-platform (Mac OS X, Windows and Linux), easy-to-use, fast and functional audio editor, has been updated to v3.2.1.

#Musicproduction: ocenaudio Audio Editor updated to v3.2.1 #freedownload

#Photoshop: How to Create an Apocalypse Angel Photo Manipulation Scene

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an apocalypse scene with a dark angel. You'll learn how to create a decay/destruction scene by combining several stock images, make dark wings, create a sublime sword, adjust color, enhance the light/shadow, and more.

#Photoshop: How to Create an Apocalypse Angel Photo Manipulation Scene

#Photoshop: Create Rock Text Surrounded by Fire and Lightning

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I used to Create Rock Text Surrounded by Fire and Lightning in Photoshop. We will form the text by using several rock boulders and apply fire and lightning elements via stock images and brush paintings.
This is an intermediate level tutorial and prior knowledge of Photoshop layers, image adjustments, layer masks are required.
Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6 or above.

#Photoshop: Create Rock Text Surrounded by Fire and Lightning

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#Photography: How to Direct a Photo Shoot

Learning the basics of camera functions and lighting fundamentals is a challenge in itself. Yet, the aspects that separate novice photographers from professionals have nothing to do with technical …

#Photography: How to Direct a Photo Shoot


Top Saying - Spitzenaussage #punchline #satire

Top gag: I go to the bank of my trust
Top-Pointe: Ich gehe in die Bank meines Vertrauens

Mineral Water - Mineralwasser #punchline #satire #pointe

Why do we need active mineral water? ADHD-H2O? In Vienna we have excellent tap water. Did you realize that the mineral water industry has made us to feel better, even though we pay more for a product that does not taste better and we have carry bottles?
Wozu brauchen wir aktives Mineralwasser? ADHS-H2O? In Wien haben wir ausgezeichnetes Leitungswasser. Schon begriffen, dass die Mineralwasserindustrie es geschafft hat, uns besser fühlen zu lassen obwohl wir mehr zahlen für ein Produkt, das nicht besser schmeckt und wir uns mir Flaschen abschleppen müssen?

#Photography: How to See and Photograph Light - 6 Tips to Help you Take Better Photos

I was teaching a class recently and someone asked me how they could have made a particular set of landscape images better. Should they have used a different aperture, shutter speed, etc.? “You coul…

#Photography: How to See and Photograph Light - 6 Tips to Help you Take Better Photos

Monday, January 9, 2017

About times - Über Zeiten #punchline #satire

There must be a reason for the fact that, besides the present form, there are three forms of the past, but only two forms of the future.
Es muß einen Grund haben, dass es neben der Gegenwartsform immerhin drei Formen der Vergangenheit gibt, aber nur zwei Formen der Zukunft.

#Photography: How and When to Use a Tilt-Shift Lens

I do tilt shift with photoshop. Here (above) is an example of my works.
ViennaCC

Using a tilt-shift lens is useful for product photography, because it allows you to keep multiple items in focus in your shot. Tilt-shift lenses can also create a miniature effect by blurring a lar…

#Photography: How and When to Use a Tilt-Shift Lens


#Photoshop: 30+ Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials

Photoshop textures are used to create backgrounds, add grit and texture to designs, and create photo effects. In this post, you’ll find:
  • How to enhance photos using textures
  • Paper textures
  • Wood textures
  • Age/vintage textures
  • Paint splatter textures


#Photoshop: 30+ Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Problem vs. Expert #punchline #satire

There is an expert for every problem. What was there first - the problem or the expert?
Für jedes Problem gibt es einen Experten. Was war wohl früher da - das Problem oder der Experte?

#Photoshop: How to Create a Geometric Collage Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use selection and move tools to divide text into segments and fill them with parts of an image, creating a geometric collage text effect.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Geometric Collage Text Effect

Song of the day: Best Day of My Life

Song of the day: Best Day of My Life
Click here for lyrics
Click here for preview

#Photography: Post Processing - Before / After: Free Photoshop Tutorials & Photography Tips

Free Lightroom & Photoshop tutorials plus before / after post production examples, for beginner to advanced photographers.
Learn landscape and travel photography, photo editing, camera settings, composition and photography tips, from a pro.

#Photography: Post Processing - Before / After: Free Photoshop Tutorials & Photography Tips

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Politician's Heart - Politiker mit Herz #punchline #satire

Some politicians have a big heart. In the heart there is a left and a right heart chamber, which is now not meant politically. There are also two chambers for the politician. This is called double moral.
Manche Politiker haben ein großes Herz. Beim Herzen gibt es ja eine linke und eine rechte Herzkammer, was jetzt nicht politisch gemeint ist. Auch beim Politiker gibt es zwei Kammern. Dort heißt das Doppelmoral.

#Musicproduction: HoRNet releases Harmonics - Free Wave Shaping Plug-in #freedownload

HoRNet Harmonics is a wave shaper based on the Chebyshev polynomials. Its non-linear processing lets you adjust the level of harmonics added to the signal, warming it up in different ways.
The plugin provides 10 harmonics generators of which you can set the amplitude and phase, increasing or decreasing the impact of the harmonic on the input signal. The resulting sine wave equivalent shape is displayed on the right side of the GUI.

#Musicproduction: HoRNet releases Harmonics - Free Wave Shaping Plug-in #freedownload

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MUX Modular to v7.2.16 - now also for Mac 64-bit #freedownload

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.

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MUX Modular to v7.2.16 - now also for Mac 64-bit #freedownload

Friday, January 6, 2017

Why RFID #punchline #satire

Why keep diary (or blog)? To remind me of what I do not remember, just read out my RFID chip.
Wozu noch Tagebuch führen (oder Blog)? Um mich an das zu erinnern, an das ich mich nicht mehr erinnere, genügt es, meinen RFID Chip auszulesen.

#Photography: How to do Tilt-Shift Portraits

Photography gives you an awesome opportunity to present to the world your vision of it rather than its absolute reality. At their best, photos can evoke the feel of a moment without being an exact …

#Photography: How to do Tilt-Shift Portraits

#Photography: The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

If you have been using The Rule of Thirds in your photographic compositions, you may have discovered an inherent shortcoming. Composing for the Rule of Thirds involves lining up a subject with one …

#Photography: The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lottery Chances - Lotterie Chancen #punchline #satire

The probability of being hit by lightning is four times higher than winning the lottery. Statistically, I'm hit four times by lightning before I win the lottery. I must be stupid to play lotto.
Die Wahrscheinlichkeit vom Blitz getroffen zu werden ist vier mal höher als im Lotto zu gewinnen. Statistisch gesehen werde ich vier mal vom Blitz getroffen bevor ich einmal im Lotto gewinne. Da muß ich wohl blöd sein Lotto zu spielen.

#Musicproduction: Noisebud updates Chokidar EQ for Windows to 2.0 #freedownload

Chokidar EQ is intended for balancing mixes in mastering. Chokidar is build from an ingenious analogue concept that would have knocked your socks of if it wasn’t for the amount of added noise. When we went through the blue prints for the analogue circuits we realized that it would be fairly easy to make a digital version that would be completely noise free (digital “cabling” is good that way) so we went ahead and created the Hi-Shelf filter at first and got stunned how good it was. The principle seemed to migrate really well into the digital world so we decided to build the whole damn thing. You can almost guess what it does by just listen to it and you might as well do that because we’re going to keep the concept a secret, at least for now.

#Musicproduction: Noisebud updates Chokidar EQ for Windows to 2.0 #freedownload

#Photography: How to Imitate the Golden Hour on a Cloudy Day

Most of us know that the golden hour gives us some of the best light for portraiture, yet what to do when it’s a dreary, cloudy day? In the video below, photographer Vanessa Joy shows us how to get…

#Photography: How to Imitate the Golden Hour on a Cloudy Day


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

#Photography: 8 Advanced Street Photography Tips to Get You to the Next Level

In photography, teaching and learning can only get you so far. At some point, you will get to a skill level where it’s up to you to put in the time and effort to continue improving. However, dedica…

#Photography: 8 Advanced Street Photography Tips to Get You to the Next Level

Sex and Thinking - Sex und Denken

At sex no problem to think of someone else. But it should be a human.
Beim Sex darf man durchaus an jemand anderen denken. Es sollte aber ein Mensch sein.

#Musicproduction: Bedroom Producer Blog releases free BPB Cassette Drums for Mac & Win VST & AU #freedownload

Bedroom Producers Blog has released BPB Cassette Drums, a freeware VST and AU plugin bundle consisting of three individual plugins:
  • Cassette 606 VST.
  • Cassette 808 VST.
  • Cassette 909 VST.
The included virtual instruments are compatible with any PC and Mac based digital audio workstation capable of hosting VST or AU plugins. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
The instruments are based on Bedroom Producers Blog's free Cassette 606, Cassette 808 and Cassette 909 sample packs, featuring the raw drum machine sounds provided by Edgar Maguyon, Gregor Zemljic and Reddit user Anderson303.
Each plugin comes with a set of three drum kits: Clean, Warm and Hot. The Clean kits are based on the raw, unprocessed recordings of Roland TR series drum machines, whereas the Warm and Hot kits feature the saturated drum hits that were re-sampled from an audio cassette deck.

#Musicproduction: Bedroom Producer Blog releases free BPB Cassette Drums for Mac & Win VST & AU #freedownload


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Add a Vintage Grunge Effect in 5 Easy Steps

Grunge textures are one of the most popular search terms in our GraphicStock library–and for good reason! Textures are an invaluable resource to graphic designers and photographers alike. Grunge te…

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Add a Vintage Grunge Effect in 5 Easy Steps

Arab Wisdom - Arabische Weisheit

Supposedly an Arab wisdom: You can not have both - a fat woman and space in bed.
Angeblich eine arabische Weisheit: Du kannst nicht beides haben - eine dicke Frau und Platz im Bett.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free TapeDither and SpatializeDither plug-ins #freedownload

Continuing the focus on free dither plug-ins, Airwindows has released TapeDither and SpatializeDither for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats.
TapeDither is a TPDF variant with noise like reel-to-reel tape.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free TapeDither and SpatializeDither plug-ins #freedownload


#Photography: Understanding Color in Photography

The appropriate use of color in photography adds a dynamic element to your images that is very pleasing to the eye. The correct use of it will allow you to create photographs to be proud of. Bold c…

#Photography: Understanding Color in Photography

Monday, January 2, 2017

#Photoshop: 7 Must-Know Photoshop Tips for Beginners

When I first started using Photoshop some 20 years ago, I was in awe of what I could accomplish with just a few key strokes and a mouse. Gone were the days waiting on airbrush artists to alter a photo in some way or another. We were able to make it happen instantly (well, after a handful of undos) and the results were remarkable. Changes that ...

#Photoshop: 7 Must-Know Photoshop Tips for Beginners

How to pass away - Wie dahinscheiden

When time has come I would like to go in peace like my neighbor. And not panicking like his passenger.
Wenn es einmal so weit sein wird möchte ich ruhig dahinscheiden wie mein Nachbar. Und nicht so panisch schreiend wie sein Beifahrer.

#Photography: How to Photograph a Simple Silhouette

Silhouettes have been in vogue since before the advent of photography. Before the 1830s and the appearance of the first cameras, cutting out the likeness of person on a dark card was one of the eas…

#Photography: How to Photograph a Simple Silhouette


Sunday, January 1, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Replicate Worn Film with Photoshop

Despite countless digital innovations and breakthroughs over the past few decades, film photography continues to hold a very special place in the hearts of photographers around the world. If you’ve…

#Photoshop: How to Replicate Worn Film with Photoshop


Song of the day: Girl to Meet

Song of the day: Girl to Meet
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Don't drink and drive! - Niemals Alkohol beim Autofahren

Never alcohol when steering a car. You could drive someone down and spill the drink.
Niemals Alkohol am Steuer. Man könnte jemanden anfahren und was verschütten.

#Photoshop: Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

Happy New Year 2017

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a fisherman in a scenic lake dreamscape with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own dreamy landscape of a lake using water t…

#Photoshop: Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

Happy New Year 2017


#Photography: 4 Ways to Use Tungsten Lights in Your Photography

Photographers have been slowly transitioning to LED daylight balanced lights, and there’s nothing wrong with that. They help you balance artificial light with the natural light coming through a win…

#Photography: 4 Ways to Use Tungsten Lights in Your Photography