Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Weight Loss - Glücklich nach Gewichtsverlust #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Inverted Room Photography Trick Setup

How would you go about flipping a room onto its side? Photographer Daniel DeArco had that question, and through days of conceptualization and construction, he was able to accomplish the feat in a sma…

#Photography: Inverted Room Photography Trick Setup

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#Musicproduction: SampleScience releases 8 bit FX #freedownload

SampleScience has released 8 bit FX, a free collection of 60 retro-style sound FXs. The samples are royalty-free and can be used in 8 bit infused tracks. Bombs, gunshots, laser beams and bleeps are included.

#Musicproduction: SampleScience releases 8 bit FX #freedownload

Showbiz Analysis: Paul Anka Talks #Songwriting, Vegas and Working With Drake

Music legend Paul Anka was just a teenager when his song “Diana” became a #1 hit in 1957. Since then, the singer/songwriter has penned over 500 songs including iconic hits like “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “My Way”, and the famous theme song from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Anka’s musical contributions have been performed over 100 million times and have made him the only artist in history to have a song in the Billboard Top 100 during seven consecutive decades. I caught up with Anka to discuss his non-stop career, upcoming Las Vegas shows and his advice for making creative dreams come true.

Alexis Corner - Mr.Blues #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Monocasual Laboratories releases Giada 0.14.6 "Backward invention" for Linux, Windows and Mac #freedownload

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac and Windows for production use and live sets.

#Musicproduction: Monocasual Laboratories releases Giada 0.14.6 "Backward invention" for Linux, Windows and Mac #freedownload

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

#Photoshop: Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork - Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn to create a beautiful composition stock images and custom build shapes in Illustrator. It demonstrates effective usage of Photoshop’s shape layers, Smart Objects, and …

#Photoshop: Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork - Tutorial

Secret Of Igloo Door - Geheimnis der Iglo-Tür #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Client Photo Sessions - What it's NOT All About

There are a host of things which are important when doing photo sessions for clients. But if you’re not careful you could end up falling into the trap of assuming that photo sessions are about someth…

#Photography: Tips for Client Photo Sessions - What it's NOT All About

Monday, April 16, 2018

#Photoshop: Design Your Own Graffiti Text Effect – Tutorial

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the r…

#Photoshop: Design Your Own Graffiti Text Effect – Tutorial

Study of Smalltalk

by ViennaCC

Abstract

Semantic technology and congestion control have garnered great interest from both computational biologists and hackers worldwide in the last several years. In this work, we demonstrate the synthesis of congestion control, which embodies the practical principles of theory. Here, we use compact modalities to disprove that write-ahead logging can be made multimodal, ambimorphic, and virtual.

No Compromise With Haircut - Haarschnitt ohne Kompromisse #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork - Tutorial

Learn how to create this creepy gothic artwork in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create create a symmetrical background, add reflections, and warp a face so that it looks like a c…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork - Tutorial

Sunday, April 15, 2018

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKAutoSwell 2.0.0 for Mac & Win #freedownload

Matthieu Brucher has released version 2.0.0 of ATKAutoSwell, a free and Open Source swell plug-in (compresses the full signal, not just above threshold), for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.9 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats.
The plugin now use the JUCE framework and is optimized for SSE4.2 processors on MacOS and AVX processors on Windows.
This plugin requires universal runtime libraries on Windows as per Microsoft recommendation (see the blog post for more details).

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKAutoSwell 2.0.0 for Mac & Win #freedownload

Song of the day: Why Don't We Make It

Song of the day: Why Don't We Make It
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Whom You Must Trust - Wem man vertrauen muss #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Posing People in Outdoor Portraits

Whether you’re photographing an individual or group, having sessions on location can add a lot of variety to your images. Most locations offer natural or built-in elements that are great for posing p…

#Photography: Tips for Posing People in Outdoor Portraits

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

#Photography: Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Shutter speed works two ways on your camera: it can be used to freeze motion so everything in the frame is nice and sharp; or it can be used to blur motion so some things in the frame are blurred, gi…

#Photography: Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Think Positive If You Fail - Aufmunterung beim Scheitern #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: 6 Tips for Aiming Low and Going Unnoticed in Street Photography

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in street photography is inhibition. Taking candid photos of strangers is not for everyone. Your demeanor should be cool, calm, and confident, even if that’s no…

#Photography: 6 Tips for Aiming Low and Going Unnoticed in Street Photography

Thursday, April 12, 2018

#Photography: Should you upgrade from your smartphone camera? Here’s the difference…

Darren Waters takes a trip with his photographer father to find out how smartphone cameras stack up against the type of kit the pros use.

The best camera, the saying goes, is the one you have with you. And it’s probably a safe bet that camera is your mobile phone.

The introduction of the smartphone 10 years ago kickstarted a revolution in digital photography, and re-awakened our love affair with the camera.

Funny Moment With Your Boss - Interessante Momente mit deinem Chef #punchline #satire #pointe

#Songwriting: How the 'Blurred Lines' case could have chilling effect on creativity

The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

Combine stock images and use a combination of blending/lighting techniques to create this surreal flying brain in Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how to create your own background using multip…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

A PERFECT CIRCLE's MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Talks 'Misery' Of #Songwriting

According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan printed how he communicated with A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel creatively whilst making their new album, "Eat The Elephant". Keenan defined to Kerrang!: "We have not carried out an album in 14 years. He used to be probable wondering things were going to go the way they used to, and I used to be going to respond to sounds the way I used to. We definitely had to come up with a new language for each other."

#Photoshop: 5 Important Post Processing Tips - Tutorial

Today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 unique post processing tips that you should know. You’ll learn helpful tips to improve your post processing skills and also tips about ethics and protecting people’s…

#Photoshop: 5 Important Post Processing Tips - Tutorial

Modern Way Splitting Up - Moderne Art Schluss zu machen #punchline #satire #pointe

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#Photography: Wide-Angle Versus Telephoto Lenses for Landscape Photography

When you arrive at a beautiful scene, open your camera bag, and reach in to pick out a lens for landscape photography, which one do you usually choose and why? A mid-range focal length lens, say betw…

#Photography: Wide-Angle Versus Telephoto Lenses for Landscape Photography

#Photography: How to Know if Your Photo is Good or Not - The Art of Self Image Critique

One of the common issues that amateur or newbie photographers often have is deciding which photos to include in their portfolio or website. The great thing about photography is that it is subjective,…

#Photography: How to Know if Your Photo is Good or Not - The Art of Self Image Critique

Ultimative X-Word #punchline #satire #pointe

Monday, April 9, 2018

#Musicproduction: Elias Software updates Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler to v3.1.1 #freedownload

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Elias Software has announced that Elias 3.1.1 is now available. This is a maintenance release of the Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler. This release brings some new features as well as performance and stability improvements. With this release they also update the Tiny Band and release the brand new Elias Keys 1.

#Musicproduction: Elias Software updates Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler to v3.1.1 #freedownload

Kip Moore’s Exotic Travels Are an Important Part on His #Songwriting Process

In 2017, consequent the launch on his 2016 EP Underground, USA singer Kip Moore took a day out in conformity with Iceland. An avid traveler, Moore embarked regarding a range about don't-try-this-at-home extreme makeup adventures at some point of to that amount trip.

"There was once it one canyon we bought to, yet such was 'No Trespassing,' and we went through anyway," the singer recalled during a 2017 interview along the syndicated morning exhibit Ty, Kelly & Chuck. "It was once a excellent incomplete hike down, or even extra making an attempt in imitation of appear back up."

#DowJones - Chart Analysis Of Actual Situation

The US indices were (again) extremely volatile this week, with no new signals. It is evident the likelihood of volatile sideways phases out.

#Photography: Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

There are two main categories of long exposure photography: images captured during the day and those that are taken at night. Although the techniques used to take these photos are largely the same, a…

#Photography: Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

At Self-Help Group Anonymous Pessimists - Bei dere Selbsthilfegruppe Anonyme Pessimisten #punchline #satire #pointe

Sunday, April 8, 2018

#Photoshop: 35 Beautiful Retro And Vintage Tutorials

Put on headphones, listen to Beatles and create a retro collage!
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We’ve scoured the Web to find some impressive vintage Photoshop tutorials that can help you achieve an “old-fashioned” look-and-feel in your designs. In this post, we go back to the 1900’s all theway…

#Photoshop: 35 Beautiful Retro And Vintage Tutorials

Song of the day: When Angels Cry

Song of the day: When Angels Cry
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#Photography: 5 Quick Portrait Posing Tips to Flatter Your Subject

Being in front of the camera is daunting, to say the least, not to mention staring at a big black lens in front of you. I understand how my subjects feel because I totally hate being photographed. In…

#Photography: 5 Quick Portrait Posing Tips to Flatter Your Subject

Red Haired Women - Rothaarige Frauen #punchline #satire #pointe

Saturday, April 7, 2018

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

Learn how to create your own custom backgrounds in Photoshop! You’ll learn how to combine and blend multiple landscape photos, mask using channel data, and finish it up with a strong gradient color e…

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

#Photoshop: Only for real fans - Game of Thrones Photoshop tutorial #gameofthrones

The winter is coming! So you need to be prepared. As you all know, the new season of Games of Thrones has just come out. More and more people become interested in this TV-show. As a result, everythin…

#Photoshop: Only for real fans - Game of Thrones Photoshop tutorial #gameofthrones

Where The Best Soldiers Are - Wo die besten Soldaten sind #punchline #satire #pointe

Friday, April 6, 2018

#Photography: Light Painting Photography with a Simple Tube and Flashlight

Just when you thought you’d seen everything that you could do with a camera and a flashlight, photographer Eric Paré shares something new. Here, he shows us how to light paint with a tube light for a…

#Photography: Light Painting Photography with a Simple Tube and Flashlight

#Photography: Black and White Photography for Beginners

Black and white is an old style of photography which you might say is outdated, but it’s now more popular than ever and still used by amateur and professional photographers alike. It has a dramatic e…

#Photography: Black and White Photography for Beginners

Chess And Marriage - Schach und Ehe #punchline #satire #pointe

Thursday, April 5, 2018

#Photography: 7 Ideas for Rainy Day Photographic Activities at Home

I love rainy days. I always feel more productive when I can hear droplets hitting the ground or pinging off my umbrella. But apparently I’m in the minority, so on this rainy day I thought I’d compile…

#Photography: 7 Ideas for Rainy Day Photographic Activities at Home

#Photography KnowHow: ‘Light Painting’ creates surreal photo effects of night sky - #lightpainting

Under the dark sky, a dozen fingers click a dozen shutters. Ten seconds pass; the shutters click open. And the light show begins.

An incandescent beam flickers across the broad side of Jack London’s stallion barn, focusing on the big wooden beams that form the corner, then flashing on the small windows, and then moving to highlight the pitched roof. The light reaches back into the oaks for a moment, then sweeps across the baseline, the ground just beginning to blush with green, new grass. Another beam pulses across the rusting farm equipment in the foreground, and on the stone walls of the neighboring manure barn.

#Musicproduction: AdHd AudioTools releases free "Leveling Tool" for Windows (VST) and Mac (AU/VST) #freedownload

AdHd AudioTools has announced the release of Leveling Tool, a Tube Leveling Amplifier plug-in "inspired by the legends".
AdHd AudioTools say Leveling Tool is the ideal compressor for vocals and is useful to give character and tame the peaks on any track in the mix.
Leveling Tool is free and is available for Windows (VST) and Mac (AU/VST).

#Musicproduction: AdHd AudioTools releases free "Leveling Tool" for Windows (VST) and Mac (AU/VST) #freedownload

Pessimist & Optimist #punchline #satire #pointe

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Grunge Text Effect Using a Displacement Map

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using displacement mapping in Adobe Photoshop. I created a Text Destroyer with unlimited text effects using the same method for my Graphic…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Grunge Text Effect Using a Displacement Map

#Photoshop: How to Add a Lens Flare Effect

Do you put a hood on your lens to avoid lens flare? Are you always moving and reframing so that the light source is behind you? Then you have missed out on some great creative opportunities. But not …

#Photoshop: How to Add a Lens Flare Effect

Why Laziness Is Good - Warum Faulheit gut ist #punchline #satire #pointe

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#Photography: Long Exposure Photography 201 - How to Edit a Long Exposure Seascape

In case you missed it, in an earlier article I introduced you to the 101’s of Long Exposure Photography, provided a checklist of the essential equipment, and detailed the exact steps to follow so you…

#Photography: Long Exposure Photography 201 - How to Edit a Long Exposure Seascape

#Songwriting - How Others Write

Andrew Wegman Bird (born July 11, 1973) is an American violinist, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of the bands Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire before pursuing a solo career. His main instrument is violin, but he also plays guitar and glockenspiel and is an expert whistler. He wrote and performed "The Whistling Caruso" for The Muppets movie and composed the score for the television series Baskets. Andrew Bird currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Katherine and their son Sam. 

#Photography: Photographing Models: Dos and Don’ts

Working with models is tough. As the photographer, you’re responsible not only for your own work but also for the outcome of the model. So what will make or break the shoot?

#Photography: Photographing Models: Dos and Don’ts

What People Will Not Think About Us In Hundred Years - Was Leute in hundert Jahren nicht über uns denken werden #punchline #satire #pointe

Monday, April 2, 2018

#Photography: Improving Your Photography Quickly Breaks Down to Deliberate Time Management

It's no secret that we all have to start somewhere. Usually, that place is not very good. At the very least we all start out in the “room for improvement” category. Assuming that progressing with our…

#Photography: Improving Your Photography Quickly Breaks Down to Deliberate Time Management

#Rockguitar - #Blues Licks

It’s this type of knowledge that allows us to understand how our favourite players have used influences to inform their own playing. There are very few truly original voices in modern music - only a tiny minority of which are guitarists. In blues and rock, the harmonies and rhythms are often quite simple, but what is amazing is how great players down the decades have manipulated this relatively simple musical language and articulated it in their own way.

Example of Rockblues with typical blues licks, European sound:

#Musicproduction: BeatMaker releases "Retrox Drums" for Mac & Win #freedownload

Retrox Drums (Free) is a new free VST/AU instrument ROMpler for Win & Mac systems. Retrox Drums features the sound of the classic drum machines of the 80s, with this initial version you get one for free, the drum machine: BOSS DR-110 Dr. Rhythm.
Retrox Drums will be expandable with other classics machines through expansions for a "very fair and reasonable price".

#Musicproduction: BeatMaker releases "Retrox Drums" for Mac & Win #freedownload

The World In Formulas - Die Welt in Formeln #punchline #satire #pointe

Sunday, April 1, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Fireball Brush From Scratch

Crafting home-made fire effects is a fun way to add visual energy and excitement to your digital artwork. I'll show you how to safely create, capture, and use custom-made fireball brushes in Photosho…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Fireball Brush From Scratch

Song of the day: Our Love Will Never Die

Song of the day: Our Love Will Never Die
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#SocialMedia: How to use #MailChimp – A Complete Tutorial for Setting it Up & Sending Emails

When it comes to starting your blog and online business, one of the most confusing first steps is usually how to create and send a newsletter. I can completely understand the confusion because there …

#SocialMedia: How to use #MailChimp – A Complete Tutorial for Setting it Up & Sending Emails

Why Sports ? - Warum Sport ? #punchline #satire #pointe

Saturday, March 31, 2018

#Photoshop: Adjustment Layers in Photoshop - Complete Guide

The Adjustment Layers in Photoshop are a group of some useful, non-destructive image editing tools that add color and tonal adjustments to your image. Did you read the word “non-destructive”? Yeah, all of the changes will be done without harming the original image. Means that you can go back to any point of time without any loss. It’s like a Time Machine in macOS and Win7 backup in Windows.

#Photoshop: Adjustment Layers in Photoshop - Complete Guide

#Photography: 6 Creative Composition Techniques to Boost Your Images

I am a huge fan of the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. They were very popular in the 2000s and their songs were creative, fun and edgy. They also came up with a children’s album called Snacktime…

#Photography: 6 Creative Composition Techniques to Boost Your Images

If The World Is a Stage - Wenn die Welt eine Bühne wäre #punchline #satire #pointe

Friday, March 30, 2018

#Photography: Tips for How to Enhance the Mood in Your Foggy Photos

I love photographs of foggy scenes. It can be a view of a busy street, a sprawling city skyline or a secluded mountain valley. Mist and fog are transformative and can give a well-known location a completely different feeling, filled with mystery and depth.

#Photography: Tips for How to Enhance the Mood in Your Foggy Photos

Rockguitar Phrasing From Rhythmic Or Melodic Motive

I call it the musical equivalent of a stomach virus: The notes just keep on running out with no end in sight. The same thing occurs when they advance and learn the extensions of the minor pentatonic and the modes. They know the notes and the connections very well, but it sounds like one big run-on sentence. Sometimes I'll see cover bands in which more experienced guitarists will do the same. In short, there is no phrasing.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Dark-Themed Fashion Image

Today we will be exploring the darker side of fashion by creating a latex-clad spider woman! We will create our own spider-web brush using simple shapes, create our own bead detailing from scratch, a…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Dark-Themed Fashion Image

Question For Vegitarians - Frage über Vegetarier #punchline #satire #pointe

Thursday, March 29, 2018

#Photography: Headshot Photography Workflow

Headshot photography doesn’t need to have a very complicated approach. All it takes is the right setup and honest collaboration between the photographer and the client. It also requires great knowled…

#Photography: Headshot Photography Workflow

#Blues Music And Slang - Explanation, History, Examples

Back when I was in junior high school in South Carolina, a transfer student from California joined our homeroom class. On his first day there, he announced -- for no apparent reason -- "Man, I'm jonesin' for something to eat!" Almost in unison, we turned to face him and shine the appraising light of our seventh-grade hive mind upon him. "Jonesin'? What the heck's he talking about?" So he explained it to us, we all acted like it was the craziest thing we'd ever heard, and promptly started using it as our own by lunchtime.
Example for Bluesrock, that sounds oh so European:


#Photography: How to Take Portraits in the Rain

Do you love the idea of taking dramatic portraits in the pouring rain, but cringe at the thought of getting your camera and gear wet? With some care and common sense, you can protect your camera and …

#Photography: How to Take Portraits in the Rain

Unknown Impact of People Getting Older - Unbekannter Effekt der Überalterung #punchline #satire #pointe

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#Photoshop: New Amazing Tutorials to Enhance Your Skills

In these new Photoshop tutorials you will learn how to create an exciting photo manipulation effects. Today we are gathered twenty three new Adobe Photoshop Tutorials to learn how to edit photos, cre…

#Photoshop: New Amazing Tutorials to Enhance Your Skills

About #Popmusic And Rhythm - History, Examples, Technics

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many different styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other. Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately.

Beware of Second Opinion - Vorsicht vor zweiter Meinung #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Pros an Cons of Shooting Alone Versus Being a Group Photographer?

An age-old question in life, not just photography, is are you a pack animal or a lone ranger? Everyone reading this will have their own answer to this question, it’s not even a black and white answer…

#Photography: Pros an Cons of Shooting Alone Versus Being a Group Photographer?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Use Layer Masks to Create a Bold Typography Poster

For this tutorial we will design a poster using Layer Masks to create text that engages with the image in a captivating way. You will also need to download and install the following font file and ima…

#Photoshop: How to Use Layer Masks to Create a Bold Typography Poster