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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121211

#AfterEffects:
Amortype 2.0 - Automatically create damped animation letter by letter
#AfterEffects:
3D Channel effects
#AfterEffects:
Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects Scripting
#AfterEffects:
Introduction to Hand-Drawn and Organic Looks Tutorials «
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Rim Light In After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Screenwriting Tips... You Hack, Screenwriting Tip #1167 (for your next music video)
#AfterEffects:
88 Ways To Make A Stranger Smile

#Guitar:
Tips and Tricks for Caring For Your Guitar | The Current
#Guitar:
A Lesson For Both Guitarists And Bass Players: Chords And Their Use

#MusicProduction:
Creative Uses of Reverb
#MusicProduction:
14 heavy metal drumming tips and techniques
#MusicProduction:
Psychedelic 60s - 13 construction kits infused with the power and soul of the pyschadelic 60s (yeah, 60s are great)
#MusicProduction:
Condenser vs Dynamic Microphones
#MusicProduction:
How to Use Side-Chain Compression to Make Rock Guitars Stay out of the Vocal’s Way
#MusicProduction:
13 Tips To Improve Your Mixing

#Photography:
Sunset Portraits: Using Strobes for Balance
#Photography:
Amazingly Complex Timelapse of Central Park Showing Seasonal Changes
#Photography:
5 Ways to Get Creative with a Fisheye Lens
#Photography:
Become a Better Photographer By Asking One Simple Question
#Photography:
Remarkable Macro Photographs of Ice Structures and Snowflakes
#Photography:
Glamour Photography on Location in Rio de Janeiro: Behind the Scenes – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Interior Photography Tips & Post-Processing Techniques –
#Photography:
Intermediate Lighting for Portraiture Photography
#Photography:
Models of Creativity & Photography
#Photography:
How to Create Portraits that Captivate and Intrigue

#Photoshop:
20 Beautiful Free Christmas Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
105+ Cool Backgrounds and Tutorials for Designers (a weekend is not enough to go through that all)
#Photoshop:
Creating a Duotone Image in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Arrows and a Tutorial on How to Use Them!
#Photoshop:
Easy Image Borders with Photoshop Smart Filters
#Photoshop:
How to Extend the Canvas of a Photo (generate things you did not picture)
#Photoshop:
Create this “Heaven & Hell” Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
Free Steampunk Brushes
#Photoshop:
#Free Hand Drawn Town Brush Set for Photoshop (free for non-commercial use)
#Photoshop:
#Free Hand Drawn Monster Brushes (free for non-commercial use)
#Photoshop:
#Free Photoshop Sunlight Actions
#Photoshop:
A Great #Free Festive Seamless Christmas Pattern
#Photoshop:
Get the toy camera look with PS
#Photoshop:
33 Fantastically Free Brick Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
How Photoshop Would Work in Real Life (makes me think, but it's only fun - but I like it)
#Photoshop:
75 Excellent Photoshop Abstract and Light Effect Tutorials |
#Photoshop:
One Night Of Elegance Party Flyer (#free download of 2 versions)
#Photoshop:
The Breathtaking Landscapes of Daniel Kvasznicza

#SocialMedia:
How to Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

#Writing:
How to Write a Book Review
#Writing:
3 Cases of Distracting Usage
#Writing:
Figurative and Alternate Meanings for 20 Medical Terms

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
It's bad to fail, but it's worse not having tried.

I prefer recording tv on harddisk. Then I can look when I want and can fast forward at the ads.

Hey, Led Zeppelin are a British band! I don't know why I thought they were US.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121209

#Music production:
Rule of Three Part 2 – Orchestrating The Nutcracker
#Music production:
10 Top Tips for Voiceover Recording Success
#Music production:
#Free Samples - Hy2rogen - Attack Magazine
#Music production:
How to Use Your Ears to Influence People: Scientific American (what does that mean for my music productions?)
#Music production:
Massive Techno Presets 1 - free presets for Massive VSTi | flstudiomusic.com - free downloads, news, reviews, music production tips and more
#Music production:
Glitch Secrets | Ableton Video Tutorials
#Music production:
Kick Drum with Sylenth1 | Ableton Video Tutorials

#Photography:
How to shoot Black Objects on Black Backgrounds (is it how to picture a spy in the dark?)

#Photoshop:
Working With Logo Designs in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Creating a Copy to Work on in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Human skin texture tutorial
#Photoshop:
21+ Free Christmas Photoshop Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
Andrew Price's CG Inspiration
#Photoshop:
5 CV/Resume InDesign Templates
#Photoshop:
The Effect of Music Notes on Flowers
#Photoshop:
Nebula Brushing Tutorial by *ladyrapid on deviantART
#Photoshop:
Hand Drawn Tutorial - Creative Sketched Portrait
#Photoshop:
Complex Selections Made Simple with Photoshop CS5 - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
45+ Amazing Animal Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
Awesome Adobe Photoshop effects Tutorials
#Photoshop:
40 Christmas Inspired Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Photo To Colored Dot Pattern With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free Download: 40 Exclusive Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
Design a Shattered Crystal Text with Great Lighting Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Eroded Metal Text with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Free Multipurpose Close-Up Mock-Up
#Photoshop:
Transform Your Photo from Day to Night with Photoshop | (easier than to turn a night pic to daylight)
#Photoshop:
How to create Instagram “RISE” effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Fixing the Most Common HDR Mistake Part 3: Curves « Out of Chicago
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Fog Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Genetic Portraits by Ulric Collette (humans or zombies?)

#SocialMedia:
How Social Networks Are Redefining Journalism
#SocialMedia:
5 Basic Sex Tips to Make You a Better Social Media Marketer (sex and social media?)

#Writing:
5 Misplaced Phrases
#Writing:
How To Write Lyrics That Connect With People

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
I need an idea, an idea, a genius idea…

Intrestings fact: Often the spontanously recorded songs were better than those I was working long time on.

If we humans were meant to fly we would have wings. Hm, we have ears and a voice…

Songwriting is 5% inspiration (ideas) and 95% transpiration (sweat, meaning handicraft).

There are three words a lady can tie a man to her. 3 words only. It starts with "I ….". Not difficult. It is "I am pregnant".

Friday, December 7, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121207

#AfterEffects:
Psychedelic Mermaids - effectstock.com
#AfterEffects:
Learn to create custom snowfall - After Effects Teacher (well, hmm, I have a plugin)
#AfterEffects:
Create automatically damped animations on your texts (with #free preset)
#AfterEffects:
Improving After Effects
#AfterEffects:
After Effects: Curves Quick Reference Guide

#Guitar: Guitar News Week: 5 You Better Know Before You Practice Scales, 10 Greatest 7-String Songs, & more…
#Guitar:
First Songs to Learn on Guitar - Top Ten Easy Songs (I started with Rolling Stones songs, easy to play with)

#Music production: KVRDC12: Polygon Audio Sound Rider - 3D Sound Analyser [Win|VST] (your song as mountain. #free download)
#Music production: TSE Audio releases R47 - Rodent Stompbox Emulation for Win & Mac VST & AU [Win|Mac|VST|AU] (stompbox emulation of a famous rodent-pedal. #free download)
#Music production: Yooz Music releases Yooz Proligy for Reaktor [Win|Mac] (#free download)
#Music production: Slice & Dice ... & Still Sound Nice?
#Music production: Soundeffects for #free
#Music production:
Footsteps – Informal Game Sound Study
#Music production:
30 years of MIDI: a brief history
#Music production:
#Free Pro Tools Plug Ins - Pro Tools Expert Blog
#Music production:
How do you make a scene sound/feel cold? (adding an polar bear growling?)

#Photography:
Why Professional Photographers Do Not Give Customers All the Files?
#Photography:
A Photo Tour Peek Inside Amazon’s Operations During the Holidays
#Photography:
Fixing Images with Contrast Masks in Photoshop
#Photography:
How to Take Extraordinary Photos by Thinking Creatively
#Photography:
Under Water Beautiful Photos

#Photoshop:
13 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Graphic Designers and Photoshop Professionals
#Photoshop:
Old Decorated Metal Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorials (a few tuts and #free downloads)
#Photoshop:
Learn Photoshop CS6 From These Great Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Fitness and Beauty Secret of celebs: Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Perfect Effects 4 #Free - onOne Software
#Photoshop:
20 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills
#Photoshop:
Fixing Franken-Face
#Photoshop:
Getting Rid of Glare Using Photoshop's Healing Tools (I sometimes add glare, coz I like it)
#Photoshop:
80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos (uh, so many)
#Photoshop:
DeLorean Taxi (let's go back to the future a 4th time)
#Photoshop:
Creating a Smoke Shaped Image in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create Photoshop swatches from your iPhone photos
#Photoshop:
Inspiration Hut - Horror Style Digital Art by StandAlone
#Photoshop:
How Much Post Production is Too Much?
#Photoshop:
How To Blend Textures With Photos In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
100+ #Free PSD Graphic Downloads - Designzzz (good useable for business)
#Photoshop:
Cool Transparent Effect on Clothes (ui)
#Photoshop:
These Genius Photoshops Are Perfect Because They Were Well Planned
#Photoshop:
Batch Processing and Recording Actions in Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop:
What is RGB and CMYK mode in Photoshop CS6

#SocialMedia:
The Can't-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013

#Writing:
10 Colloquial Terms and Their Meanings

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
A guitar stays in tune about 20 minutes. Or someone plays it.

If you forget you have the great chance to do the same mistake again.

Some very unique songs will never be written. Something about whales sewing or inkjet printer in Greenland or acupuncture needles between spaghettis. Sad but probably true.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121206

#AfterEffects:
Quick Tip – How To Automate Simple Track Marker Removal
#AfterEffects:
How to Create Day for Night in After Effects in 5 Minutes

#Arts:
The #Doors To Perform Live On #Facebook
#Arts:
Led Zeppelin meet Barack Obama at the White House | News

#Music production:
FREE Pro Tools Plug-Ins Now At Over 60 - Pro Tools Tips, Tricks & More... - Pro Tools Expert Blog (search function)
#Music production:
Ambiences with Dolby Atmos
#Music production:
Logic Pro: How To Create A Riser Build Up

#Photography:
Roadtrip Across the USA: 5000 Photos, 3 Minutes
#Photography:
Simple Street Photo Capturing Act of Kindness Becomes Viral Nationwide Story
#Photography:
Top Photography Tips for Beginners – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Tip #41: Keep Learning
#Photography:
Tip #48: Autofocus Not Working Perfectly? Clean Your Contacts With Isopropyl Alcohol
#Photography:
Tip #47: 7 Reasons Not to Be an Early Camera Adopter
#Photography:
Tip #23: Quick Reminders For Better Eye Care
#Photography:
Tip #35: How To Use The Rogue Gels To Simulate an Acid Trip
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Errors from the Past are Today’s Creativity
#Photography:
Tip #46: Boost Your Creativity — Use a Different Lens Today
#Photography:
Secrets of Spontaneous Photos
#Photography:
Tip #6: Making Your Subjects Look Better
#Photography:
Closing the Distance in Your Photography

#Photoshop:
Quick tip: Using Quick Mask tool in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How To Use The Black & White Tool In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Compass Illustration in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Cold Silence Horror Movie Photoshop Action (Photo-Effects)
#Photoshop:
How to create Festive Christmas card with Shining Decorative Star in Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Autumn Fairy Photo Manipulation (why not a witner fairy scene?)
#Photoshop:
High dynamic range imaging - Wikipedia (the collective genius explains)
#Photoshop:
How to Make a Retro Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Getting Dramatic Eyes with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Creating Figures from the Clouds (when god is fooling around with the sky)
#Photoshop:
How can I stylize portrait pictures?
#Photoshop:
Crop Photo with Round Edges
#Photoshop:
Stupid Photoshop tricks #1 – hold your own photo «
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Free Downloadable Shapes
#Photoshop:
Making a Rainbow Effect on a Photo
#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper
#Photoshop:
How to create bullets in Photoshop

#Writing:
Missing Hyphens

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Talking much about oneself can mean concealing oneself.
Writing a song about crime scene. Questions over questions. Everybody talking about, but nobody knows helpful facts.
The worst thing you can hear from your love is: … but let's stay friends
Now working on the press release for my Christmas video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdSWTdJdn2Y

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121205

#AfterEffects:
12 Tutorials and Instructions For After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Rim Light In After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Free Snowy Winter Logo Reveler - After Effects Teacher
#AfterEffects:
How to Create Day for Night in After Effects in 5 Minutes
#AfterEffects:
Stunning Slow-Motion Shots Created Using Only Still Photographs

#Arts:
Pictures of 100 fab #Beatles facts - Photos - NME.COM

#Guitar:
Guitar Tips from Bruce Kulick of KISS
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Secondhand Serenade – Fall For You – Easy Beginner Acoustic Guitar Songs Lesson

#Music production: Developing Your Creative Practice: Tips from Brian Eno
#Music production:
Demystifying Timecode for Film & Video Part 1
#Music production:
Essential Listening: The Sounds of Rock
#Music production:
An Introduction to Gathering Sound Effects

#Photography:
The Process of Publishing a Photo Book as a Photographer –
#Photography:
Time-lapse Photography Music Video in the French Countryside –
#Photography:
From Snapshots to Photography – PictureCorrect

#Photoshop: How to create a shatter picture
#Photoshop:
How to Create YouTube Thumbnail Using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create a Light Bulb Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip – Reduce the Size of a Nose with the Liquify Filter of Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Using 3D Objects in Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
18 Essential Free Photoshop Tutorials for Black and White Photography Lovers
#Photoshop:
Was That Photoshopped? It Doesn’t Matter! (the best effect is an invisible effect)
#Photoshop:
Folds And Creases Effect In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Easy Plastic Text with Layer Styles In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Free Christmas Ornament Template for Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to fix an underexposed photo in Photoshop CS6 without disturbing the other area
#Photoshop:
How to add dynamic light in Photoshop CS6 -
#Photoshop:
How to add Instagram Amaro Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Extraordinary Space Scene in Photoshop CS6 - Photoshop Tricks
#Photoshop:
Shaping Hard Light with Reflectors
#Photoshop:
Hysterical Minds Releases Their Latest Expression
#Photoshop:
Dramatic Portrait Photography
#Photoshop:
Tips for Photography Sessions in Remote Locations –
#Photoshop:
The Thief: Camera Snatched in the Middle of a Timelapse Sequence!
#Photoshop:
5 Big Tips to add Impact and Variety to your Wildlife Images

#SocialMedia:
Free Twitter Header Photos and the Twitter Header #Photoshop Template
#SocialMedia:
5 Ways to Clone Great Social Media Content

#Writing:
50 Idioms About Fruits and Vegetables
#Writing:
7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

I created a shatter picture in PS. Looks like a figure being constructed out of blocks.

Living like merried to amazement, that's it

Singing tralalalalalala. Looking around who's watching me. Ignoring. Continueing listening to my MP3 player.

A smile a day blows black smoke away.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Leise rieselt der Schnee - Merry Christmas!

As every year I publish a Christmas message for fans. This year I choosed a child song more than 100 years old. Enjoy it!

Leise rieselt der Schnee (english: Softly Falls Each Snow Flake) by Eduard Ebel, published 1895, was a child song. I recorded the song in a rock version. The videoshots are from the Christmas market in Vienna. Read "Merry Christmas" in more than 20 languages. And that simply is my message: MERRY CHRISTMAS To The World!

-> watch video on YouTube