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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120630

#AfterEffects:
A Focused Look Motion Blur In After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Broadcast Background In Cinema 4D & After Effects (video tutorial)

#Guitar:
Welcome To The Essential Guitar Guide (choose from the table of content)
#Guitar:
Unlocking The Fretboard – Mastering The Pentatonic And Soloing
#Guitar: Bohemian lifestyle in music - free preview
#Guitar:
Sus4 chords in songs – Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production:
How To Create A Kontakt Multi-Channel Preset In Ableton Live
#Music production:
The Runners Drum Kit + Download (40MB free download via uploader.com)
#Music production:
How To Do The Lil Wayne Vocal Stutter Effect
#Music production:
Tips On EQ, Compression, & Mixing Rap Vocals in Pro Tools
#Music production:
How To Use Cool Edit To Get Studio Quality Sound Like Pro Tools
#Music production:
What is pulse width modulation (PWM) ?
#Music production:
Using NI Massive With FL Studio | Native Instruments Massive tutorials (fruity loops is great, i use it and like it)
#Music production: Baby Give Me One More Chance having an outstanding sologuitar preview here

#Photography:
Imagine Trying to Organize 116 Celebrities for a Group Photo –
#Photography:
Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Incredibly Simple 2-Step Program for Better Photos
#Photography:
5 Tips to Shake Up Your Travel Photography

#Photoshop:
How To Make an Eerie Eye in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Phoniness: Hall of Shame (Miriah Carrey and others defaced by graphic designers)
#Photoshop:
A Detailed Look at Adaptive Wide Angle (video)
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Rockin’ Website Layout In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
3 Wooden Frameworks for Gallery or Carousel – Grafpedia (login needed for download)
#Photoshop:
Stunning Photoshop Effects to Puff Your Creativity
#Photoshop:
15 Breath-taking Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials (all you need is photoshop and time)
#Photoshop:
Multiple image printing in Photoshop CS4 & CS5
#Photoshop:
Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Understanding Curves
#Photoshop:
Free Three Layered PSD Web Templates
#Photoshop:
Cool 3D art: Daniel Bystedt's Cute and Furry Creature
#Photoshop:
How to create a colorful funky header for your blog
#Photoshop:
how to reduce noise in your close-up photos (using photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Learn to Correct Skewed and Distorted Images in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Use Smart Objects in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a #Medieval Landscape in Photoshop (a cover for your #gothic cd?)
#Photoshop:
Dark Angel Photomanipulation Tutorial

#SocialMedia:
3 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
#SocialMedia:
Klout | The Standard for Influence (i don't know how, but they measure influence on social media)

#Writing:
How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

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

Life can be either full of problems or full of miracles. If I could choose I would take the miracle life.
#WordsOfWisdom: If aliens from Mars produce a film, can they use a green screen?
#WordsOfWisdom: If you tell her "I'll be home in 5 minutes" and she is upset then remind her on her words "I'll be ready in 5 minutes"
#WordsOfWisdom: Deal with 3Cs: Chance, Choise, Change. If there is a chance, make your choice to change something.
#WordsOfWisdom: Believe it or not: Even an inner man can smile out.
#WordsOfWisdom: Want to paint something on the ground to confuse GoogleEarth: blue square (swimming pool), metal box+tube (tank), chalkdrawing of goldmine
#WordsOfWisdom: The only time you lose is when you quit

The tryp - Austrian rock band

"The Tryp", 2 guys and 1 lady, are a indie band from Salzburg / Austria, the city where Mozart was born.
  • Reeva (this is the she) is singing
  • Tom Pi obviously programming music and playing guitar
  • Flo on the drums
The sound is dominated by Reeva's voice, no chorus or back vocals; what is only a remark, not criticism. The arrangements are minimalistic and so is the homepage. Only a video and "BUY BUY BUY". Not a word to the lyrics or about the musicians, no photos.

Sorry, I would like to know a little more about these people who are making an attractive music. Isn't it worth a story of the bandcontests they had behind them? Isn't it worth to say that Reeva received an offer by a major label?

Back to the music. I am not sure if this sterile and partly carelessly thrown soundflashes are their style or something a good producer would improve when working with the band.

Take the song "Love". It sounds like a lost love is rejected with a shrug just to continue with the next song. Mainly Reeva's vocal part is empowered with emotion and full interesting vibes - that's why I write about this band. But the background band should be more animalistic -

"Animalistic" is the workname of their album "Superhero Powers". "Far Away" is better, the vocals are more emotional.

"Repeat It" has an interesting guitar. A good recording with expressive vocals over a monotone rhythm with a guitar soloing in the background and sometimes a mumbling male voice in the back.

Nevertheless an individual sound&style.

Austrian Soundpark Page

Friday, June 29, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120629

#AfterEffects:
Creating the Expendables 2 Title Sequence Using ShapeShifter & After Effects CS6
#AfterEffects:
After Effetcs: Green Screen / Chroma Screen – Videoanleitung – Webthings
#AfterEffects:
Projection (Projection makes light work of camera mapping onto 3D planes in AE)
#AfterEffects:
Magnum – The Edit Detector
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - LOGO BULLET (kis, kiss, bang, bang)

#Guitar:
5 Free Apps That Help You Learn & Play Guitar [Android] (learn mobile in the bus, in the lift, on wc, under shower,…)
#Guitar:
Is guitar music on the way out? | Music
#Guitar:
Factory Tour: Inside Martin Guitars
#Guitar:
Download-Soft.Info. Download Guitar strum patterns (between a lot of ad frames there is a link for free download)
#Guitar:
A Crash Course in Guitar theory
#Guitar:
Learning How to Play Guitar – Discover Why Acoustic Guitars Are Great For Beginners
#Guitar:
Technical development: The CAGED system Pt. 2 « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production: Softrave releases "Lel UDS Drums" Free VSTi for Windows (Youtube video for demonstration)
#Music production: Photo of the Week: Depressing Pop Music Comparisons (unbelievable?)
#Music production:
Making Wide Arpeggiator Patches Using The Korg PolySix Rack Extension
#Music production:
Superwave P8 – Dubstep VST (free download)
#Music production:
50 Worst Movie Soundtracks
#Music production:
Using Envelopes to manipulate sound in NI Massive
#Music production:
A History of Reverb
#Music production:
The Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment

#Photography:
Hip Hop Pictures – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Simplicity in Photography
#Photography:
3 Tips That Will Work in Most Forms of Photography (interesting tips)

#Photoshop: Trashy 60s style picture with polaroid flair (challenge: can you do something out of a totally wrong gone photo?)
#Photoshop: See what Roland Schneider made out of my photowork (reaction to my trashy 60s style picture http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/trashy-60s-style-picture-with-polaroid.html )
#Photoshop:
Cool Dots Text Effect (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop to Create a Line Drawing from a Digital Image
#Photoshop:
How to create Colorful Abstract Fantasy Background in Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop:
6 traditional darkroom techniques you can recreate with Photoshop toning (no stinking liquids in a dark room)
#Photoshop:
Jaw-Dropping Pictures of Iceland
#Photoshop:
Masking with The Photoshop Pen Tool
#Photoshop:
How To Make a Colorful and Artistic Sunset
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Liquid Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop: A Cure For Writer's Block? (no comment, have a writer's block)
#Photoshop:
A collection of 25 clever ads (some are really inventive)
#Photoshop:
Straighten A Crooked Photograph

#SocialMedia:
3 Ways to Adapt Your Social Media Strategy for Europe « Ignite Social Media (yes, it's true, we are so different)
#SocialMedia:
Common Sense Media Report Shines Positive Light on Kids and Social Media

#Writing:
The Anglo-Saxon Angle

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Ideas are like clouds. It's here and then the wind blows it away. Only a few out of many thousands are captured by photo. And they all are unique.

Some ladies I want to tag with my lips. Let me tag your face!

Oh, chocolate: one minute in your mouth, one life long around your hips.

If a loving leaves you tell her RIP (Return If Possible)

Google is female. Google knows everything.

Unsure about the future? Remember that no decision also is a decision.

I loathe stress. Always a waltz in mind, but a rockguitar in hands. Life can be so beautiful.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120627

#AfterEffects:
Customize Text in After Effects : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
CoreMeltFREE! - 34 Free plugins for FCP, FCP X, Premiere Pro and AE (offering transitions)
#AfterEffects:
Moving After Effects CS5.5 Plugins to CS6
#AfterEffects:
Importing and interpreting footage items
#AfterEffects:
Video tutorial: Make colour adjustments using the After Effects’ Channel Mixer | Tutorial (roses are red, lilac is …. what?)

#Guitar:
What are Guitar Scales and how do I Use Them?
#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
Top 10 acoustic guitarists you've probably never heard of : Guitar
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
The Comprehensive Guide to Acoustic Guitars

#Music production:
3 Good Massive FL Studio Dubstep Tutorials
#Music production:
Three EQ Fake-Outs | Home Studio Corner
#Music production:
Knowledge Bank Series: Recreating a WEEP Synth
#Music production:
Sounds of Iraq - natural environment - Social Sound Design (bird sounds from iraq - is there anybody who needs this?)

#Photography:
Mountain Landscape Photography Tips
#Photography:
Using the Weather to Capture Great Landscape Photography –
#Photography:
How to Direct Light on a Model During a Fashion Photography Session
#Photography:
The Art of the Musician Portrait (the right picture of a band!)
#Photography:
Tip - How to Intensify The Colors In Your Portrait Photography!
#Photography:
Tip: Create an “IronHero” Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photography:
Tip: Playing It Safe with Wildlife Photography
#Photography:
Understanding DSLR Image Sensors

#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Useful Info Panel Options in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photo Editing and Photoshop Clipping Path Services » How Reflections are made in Photoshop for Various Media
#Photoshop:
Cinematic Exposure Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Inspiration: New Era (the good meets the evil)
#Photoshop:
How to make a GIF in less than five minutes
#Photoshop:
Create Beautiful Abstract Coloured Falling Lines in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
A Compilation Of Free Photoshop Feather Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
ensure print-friendly colors with the photoshop gamut warning (the same like broadcast colours on tv)
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Mystical Warrior Scene (create an Amazon woman - you don't have one at home?)
#Photoshop:
Resourceful Collection of Photo Manipulation [Tutorials]
#Photoshop:
25 Really Useful Photoshop Drawing Tutorials (make your photoshop a drawshop)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Text Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Extract Objects With Quick Selection Tool.
#Photoshop:
Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers (many (but not only) keyboard shortcuts)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Violin Player in a Grassy Landscape (and next will be a guitarplayer in a hole with snakes)
#Photoshop:
Learn how to add Painted Edges effect. (not genius, but nice)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial - Creating A Retro Grunge Poster
#Photoshop:
PHOTOGRAM BRINGS THE 70’S INTO PHOTOSHOP (plastic, jimmy carter, disco and punk)
#Photoshop:
Photo Of The Day
#Photoshop:
Street Art Reminds Us What True Beauty Is: Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Successful Infographic (my tip is simple: keep it simple)

#SocialMedia:
Is Social Media More Reliable Than Traditional Media? «

#Writing:
What’s Missing from Your Editorial Process?

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

Everybody has mistakes you can learn from. Nobody is perfect.

The only constant in life is: change. As the waters flow down the river, as the stars move on the sky, as the wind plays with the leaves,…

Be no twitterer, just tweet when you have time: ANY TIME.

I hate it to write a tweet of my thought and it is 141 characters long. What words 2 clip, what meaning destroy - and not read like rapper?

Ignoring someone who loves you is like overseeing the sun by counting clouds.

Make the most out of this night - and worry about tomorrow. Or better not? I mean not worry - what did you think?

Polishing your guitar is not enough to make you a good guitar player.

Lost and forgotten? Tune in some old songs you heard years ago. This will bring back memories. Good or bad memos - it's up to you (and your dark past, hehe)

The Black Shampoo

The Black Shampoo, a trio from Vienna / Austria, play 21st century rock'n'roll (self definition), a reduced, energetic rock.
The colour black is the band's colour. Dressed in black, homepage is black&white, colour photos have so much black and white, even two videos in black&white.
These young people are:
  • Jakob Brem, Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Lukas Friesenbichler, Drums & Back Vocals
  • Saskia Kasper, Bass Guitar

The press kit:

Black Shampoo is going to the desert to turn up the heat. They need no DC, they need no AC, they generate their own energy. Yes, it is burning in your eyes and pulling on your hair – and that is exactly what they want. The brute and hammering sound of this trio is screaming like a swollen finger in a tiny, overly tight golden ring.
Where to find a desert in Austria? Is it a desert of city with smoke, dirt and noise? That's what I suppose when hearing the sound of the band. It got to heard loud, damned loud. Plug in, tune in. I, the listener, need AC.

The band plays a strong sound, strong enough. It's pure. It's dirty. Like crawling up from the rehearsal room deep down in the basement. The band's sound is dominated by lead singer's vocals and his guitar. The singer sings expressive like the Hives, from melodious to screaming.

Songs:
  • My Ghost - underground rock with monotone verse, reminds me on bands like stooges, doors or cream. The musicvideo shows a blue ghost hopping through the sleeping, artificial city in a dark night, even enters rooms and hops on zeppelin and starship.
  • Let Me Go - rocksong with melodious bridge
  • Blind Fool - heavy rock. In the musicvideo, cool cuts by the way, the band is shown in something like a dream world with time stretch and optical effects. Somebody wants to hold somebody back.
  • Mountain - starts smooth or better let's say cool rising to a chaotic guitarsolo
  • Faces - soft verse, rocky refrain
  • Russle Hussle - fast song with guitar playing breaks with the drums
  • Remarkable video to the song "Sick Shit" in cartoon style; looking simple made, what it isn't.
Noise can be beautiful... rock on...

Here short impressions from Donauinselfest 2012 / 2012-06-21 / FM4 PLANET:TT

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120626

#AfterEffects:
Removing FishEye Distortion in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Export an After Effects animation to CSS3 / HTML5 using a script.

#Guitar:
What Do I Need to Know About Bass Guitar? (bass guitar is more than vibrating the seat)
#Guitar:
How to Choose a Guitar Amplifier

#Music:
Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Music-Listening Experience

#Music production:
The Producers give their production tips - Telegraph (with Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson)

#Photography:
The Bastards Book of Photography by Dan Nguyen (interesting chapters and photos)
#Photography:
The First Model Photo Shoot (well, well, well, the first time - i remember that desaster…)
#Photography:
Using Technology To Take Better Photos

#Photoshop:
Construct a Color Wheel in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
20 New Collection of Cool Photoshop Tutorials - Boost Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Conceptual Artwork Photoshop Tutorial « Manipulations (how to work with perspectives)
#Photoshop:
14 Tutorials for Creating Photoshop Brushes (effective use of brushes - a basic skill in PS)
#Photoshop:
Paint Hair, Cloth and Jewelry in Photoshop (no new sensation, but interesting)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop CS6 Quick Tip: Set Layer Opacity to 100% Using Your Keyboard
#Photoshop:
Music & Band Photographer Russ Robinson – Amazing Before & After Photos of Bands & Musicians (a must see for bands & musicians. See the source with mouse over)
#Photoshop:
Create Sci-Fi Style Laser Light Special Effect in Photoshop (a tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Beauty Retouch for Beginners (ladies will love you for this)
#Photoshop:
Creative Sticker Printing (get inspired before you create a sticker)
#Photoshop:
Amazing Field Wallpaper for Desktop ~ Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Free Ribbon Brushes (you are no hero? never mind with photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop ~ Photoshop Tutorials

#SocialMedia:
7 Deadly Social Media Posting Sins You Need To Avoid
#SocialMedia:
Technology: New Study: Who Controls Social Networks?...

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Today I broke my personel record in days without dying. And every birthday is a victory ceremony.

From time to time I wan to lean back putting my brain into idle-mode. Relaxxxxxxx

For some relationships I need a ACTIVATE button, for some a CANCEL.

During songwriting I look up for inspiration, down for desperation and anywhere with transpiration (sweat, hard work)

Another trip, another flop? Scream to the mirror: Never give up!

Trashy 60s style picture with polaroid flair

Example of making something out of a blurred photo what others usually would trash.
It was a personal challenge for me when playing with photoshop. Can I do something interesting out of a totally gone wrong picture you usually would trash? Here my result:

What I did

I cut out the figure from the original and paste it into a new layer "figure". Underneath I opened a new layer "background" to do a 60s pattern.

I added a light effect and blurred it. The blur is important for me because the figure is blurred too, it was a bad photoshot.

To make photo more authentical I worked over the figure layer with colour correction (more green an yellow), reduced the saturation and made more contrast with curves.
Trashy, but interesting in a specific way.

Here my photoshop layers - nothing spectacular
Conclusion: Be creative in whatever you do!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120625

#AfterEffects:
Removing FishEye Distortion in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - Energy Intro

#Guitar:
Hi Twitter friends, download this eBook free… (the essential secrets of playing guitar faster)
#Guitar:
Electric Guitar Made From a Metal Ammo Box
#Guitar:
How to Tune a Guitar
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Guide To Alternate Tuning
#Guitar:
Which chords to learn first
#Guitar:
Top 10 Songs for Six-String Beginners

#Music production:
Sound Design of Star Wars
#Music production:
Slide, Metallic, Neuro Bass | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
Drums with NI Massive | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
Procedural Audio (in Game Sound Design)? - General Discussion

#Photography:
Soft Boxes – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Behind the Scenes of a Huge Light Painting Project
#Photography:
5 Pieces of Equipment You Should Carry for any Photo Excursion

#Photoshop:
The Photo Manipulations of LSD Photography
#Photoshop:
Free Video Tutorial – Setting Up Your Preferences In The New Adobe Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Pencil Sketch Action (Special-Effects-And-Textures)
#Photoshop:
How To Design A Detailed Printer Icon in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Create Your Own Crumpled And Torn Wrapping Paper
#Photoshop:
Create a post apocalyptic scene in Photoshop « Manipulations « Tutorials « PSD Box – Original Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Cartoon Art: The monster in my closet
#Photoshop:
How To Design A Soccer Club Layout (watch European championship, and then make a soccer design)
#Photoshop:
photoshop tips for great tropical photos (in case you have holidays at Caribbean beach)
#Photoshop:
The Surreal Photography of Oleg Oprisco (real but unreal photos)

#SocialMedia:
White Paper: The Future of DIgital and Social Media
#SocialMedia:
The Changing Colors of Social Media

#Writing:
5 Adjective Stacks, and How to Level Them

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

What is better: Loose a lover or to love a loser?

To know grammar is important to know the difference between your shit and you're shit.

An overdose of you is better than the hottest drug - it is the hottest drug

The world is so funny when you try to be serious.

Hey, if she is jealous it means that she loves you. Are you jealous?

If life is the best school I always get bad marks, but I can live with it quite well.

Unfortunately time has no remote control to rewind and live great moments again and to fast forward the awkward moments in life.

Songwriting is more than putting words together. I like playing with words. The challenge is not doing stupid lyrics only for the rhyme.

Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed. Wise words, but hard to do. I couldn't…

Some pictures are only taken for later show it to the grandchildren.

Sometimes I think I need much more time. But then I think I only need more discipline in using time.

"Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120624

#AfterEffects:
Let’s Give CC Page Turn Another… Turn
#AfterEffects:
First Look at AtomKraft 3D Environment for After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Content Aware Fill Script (finally working in #photoshop on videos, free script)
#AfterEffects:
Creating a 3D Phone in After Effects (what simple technique)
#AfterEffects:
Scripting Changes in After Effects CS6 & New Scripting Guide
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - Game titles

#Guitar:
What's On 4 Me - Listing for My Guitar Lessons with Steve Weyman Activities for Music and Performing Arts
#Guitar:
Learn to Play F Major Scale on 6 Different Positions on Guitar – Part 3

#Music production:
Getting to Know Altered Chords Part 7: Altered I
#Music production:
Trap Beat Secrets Video Tutorial Series + Free Drum Kit
#Music production:
TRAM50 or something else? Lav mics on ABC's Duets - Social Sound Design

#Photography:
What Makes a Photographer?
#Photography:
See Chicago from a Boat with Time-lapse Photography (video with nice soundeffect under bridge)

#Photoshop: #Photography: Making love - Photoshop work (how I did this collage)
#Photoshop:
Create a "Parry Hotter" Text Effect in Photoshop (i would love to see a harry potter effect in my wallet)
#Photoshop:
How to Create Fireworks in Photoshop - Gurus Unleashed
#Photoshop:
How to Quickly Master Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop:
how to add smoke with photoshop blend modes (boring ad when loading the page)
#Photoshop:
101 Photoshop tips, tricks and fixes to try today (101 tips for today? They're kidding)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Makeovers: How Can You Tell If Beauty's Only Pixels Deep? - Forbes
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Watercolor Painting Effect Tutorial (be VanGogh - but don't cut your ear)
#Photoshop:
Mass Effect 3 Free PSD Template (it looks so futuristic)
#Photoshop:
Learn to Make a Delicious Cupcake in Photoshop (real cooking would be better)
#Photoshop:
Create a Dark Melancholic Photo Manipulation Scene (umbrella on water)
#Photoshop:
30 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials And Walkthroughs
#Photoshop:
How to Make Digital Art: Gary Tonge & Photoshop Art

#SocialMedia:
Social Media Marketing - Hidden Treasures That Can Boost Your Profile (Things You Might Have Missed On…)
#SocialMedia:
Why Social Networks Won't Kill the Blog
#SocialMedia:
Six essential shifts in social media strategy

#Writing:
Forgo vs. Forego

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

Falling in love is simple, keeping it up is a hard job to do.

Waving HI to security cameras and acting like I know the guy who is watching me is funny. Until security guides me to a dark room.

are you bored? turn on the music and start to dream. dreams are free!

I gave up trying to understand everything. Some things I simply have to accept with shrug.

My doctor has forbidden to eat fruits and vegitables. He wants to continue having good business with me.

In horror movis it's great fun to say "Knock, knock, who's there" when the killer enters the scene.

Not everything with value has a price

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120623

#AfterEffects:
Projection (Projection-app makes light work of camera mapping onto 3D planes in AE)
#AfterEffects:
Layer Bounding Boxes and Selection Indicators - Lesson

#Music production:
Zulu Dj Mixing Software Free Download
#Music production:
PCDJ Mixing Program Free Download
#Music production:
Pioneer Dj Mixing Software Free Download
#Music production:
Gemini Dj Mixing Software Free Download
#Music production:
Pro Dj 5 Mixing Software Free Download
#Music production:
3 VST Lex Luger Uses + Download Links
#Music production:
Using Stepper creatively in Massive | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
How to deal with a reverby room... - Social Sound Design

#Photography:
Photography: What Are You Trying To Say Here?
#Photography:
Amazing Star Trail Photos Captured from the Space Station
#Photography:
Water Sphere Portrait: Behind the Scenes
#Photography:
The Perfect Comeback to a Camera Snob
#Photography:
Creative Tango Dance Photography Tips
#Photography:
9 Mysterious Photos From The Set Of ‘Iron Man 3′

#Photoshop:
Create a Cinemagraph (or Cinegraph) Using Photoshop CS6 (videotutorial - Cinemagraphs or Cinegraphs are photos that also include movement)
#Photoshop:
Design an Elegant Calendar Using Adobe Photoshop in 15 Minutes (do you want to design a Maya-calendar?)
#Photoshop:
Hand Tool Before and After Post-Production
#Photoshop:
Whopping Collection of 600+ Light Effect Photoshop Brushes
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Movie Style Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Digital Painting: Blue Moon (great song in the 50s. here is the picture to the song)
#Photoshop:
In the Studio: Painting a Picture - Katie Pertiet : Documenting + Designing (create a watery wash painting from a photo)
#Photoshop:
The Photographic Tricks That Make McDonald's Burgers Look Good (now they only need a trick to make burgers taste good)
#Photoshop:
quick tip: learn how to create a vintage photo effect in photoshop
#Photoshop:
17 Beautiful and Highly Creative Artworks Featuring Planets ("highly creative"? What does that mean?)
#Photoshop:
How To Use Pen Tool on Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator
#Photoshop:
use split frequency healing to retouch a photo in photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Add Smoke with Photoshop Blend Modes tutorial
#Photoshop:
Stunning Space Age Digital Art (Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw…)
#Photoshop:
Learn how to create Foil Effect Text.
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Vector Scene in Photoshop - Tutorials - Illustration - Vectorboom
#Photoshop:
Shattered, Geometric Portraits Of People Forming And Fragmenting
#Photoshop:
Create a Cutout Photograph in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Must-Learn Photo Manipulation Tutorials You’ll Enjoy Checking Out - You The Designer
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Design a Mylo Xyloto Album Cover « Samuel Thompson Corporate Limited (simple, but why not get an idea for your next album?)
#Photoshop:
Behind The Scenes At A McDonald's Photo Shoot - Business Insider

#SocialMedia:
7 social media lies the gurus want you to swallow
#SocialMedia:
White Paper: 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions
#SocialMedia:
The Influence of Social Media on the Sales Process

#Writing:
Intrusive vs. Obtrusive

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

#Social media: Social media is great. You don't face your problems, you just facebook them.

A food channel on tv is a torture for your stomach.

Who invented the handy? Not Nokia. It was Gene Roddenberry. "Scotty, beam me up", you remember?

It is said everything happens for a reason. I think so. Often the simplest reason is: I screwed up.

Some ladies must have 20 feet - the many shoes she buys

Everybody has a dark side - like the moon

Sometimes I think that sleep is like death without commitment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120622

#AfterEffects:
Customize Text in After Effects : Adobe After Effects Tutorial (videotutorial & source download)
#AfterEffects:
Using Fast Previews - Lesson (video tutorial)
#AfterEffects:
Moving After Effects CS5.5 Plugins to CS6

#Guitar:
Learning your notes on the fretboard « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production:
13 Tech Sounds You Don’t Hear Anymore (listen and download)
#Music production:
30 tutorials for Native Instruments Massive
#Music production:
Controlling Multiple LFOs with Stepper in NI Massive
#Music production:
Making a Sequenced Space Synth in NI Massive with OhmLab – Part 9 (of 10)
#Music production:
Matching Levels to Produce Better Audio
#Music production:
All Mothman Synths – Free Download

#Photography:
Instagram Tips for Social Media Marketers (short article)
#Photography:
35 Stunning Bridge Photographs
#Photography:
How to Take Pictures of Fireworks – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
50 Photography Tips in Fifteen Minutes
#Photography:
Seven Continents in Six Years: A Timelapse Journey
#Photography:
8 Tips For Photographing Birds

#Photoshop:
Alexander Koshelkov's Disturbing Time-Lapse Photoshop Video 'Luftbanza Airlines' Goes Viral (VIDEO) (a timelapse making of)
#Photoshop:
The New Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create an Automobile Illustration From Scratch in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorial: Underwater Turtle
#Photoshop:
create an awesome floating face manipulation with fiery hair in photoshop (woman with crazy hair tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Collection Of Very Useful Free Photoshop Actions For Vintage Effect
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Fail: What's Up, Lindsay? - PSD : Photoshop Disasters
#Photoshop:
Design a Retro Inspired Sci-Fi Film Poster
#Photoshop:
Creative Edges using Photoshop’s Refine Edge Command | Photography Tools Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Levelgraphic: 14 excellent Photoshop tutorials CS6
#Photoshop:
Enhance a reflection in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Analog: A Free Grunge Font From WeGraphics
#Photoshop:
Why brands are leaning towards minimalism (read if you design a logo for your band)
#Photoshop:
How To: Photoshop Magic Lasso (video tutorial with Indiana Jones)
#Photoshop:
Creative Graphic Resume Designs Which Will Amaze You - 53 Examples (some crazy curriculum vitae)
#Photoshop:
Cleverly Photoshopped Print Ads (oh, so creative)
#Photoshop:
HOW TO: Remove Red Eye with Adobe Photoshop [tutorial]
#Photoshop:
Incredible Photo Manipulations by Marcela Bolívar (welcome to dreamland with these pictures)
#Photoshop:
How to Create Action Highlight in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Diablo III Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop (inspired by the videogame)
#Photoshop:
Photoshopping Our Souls Away (S.O.S. - Save Our Souls)
#Photoshop:
Mind Freaking Examples Of Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
how to cheat in photoshop cs5 pdf (dirty tricks for clean designers)
#Photoshop:
Sample images for retouchers to practice. (enjoy beautiful ladies, then improve or destroy them)
#Photoshop:
Saberune Design Tutorials: Photoshop 3D Lightbulb: Sneak Peak

#SocialMedia:
Online Security: What to Do When Your Social Media Site is Hijacked
#SocialMedia:
White Paper: The Essentials of a Social Media Strategy (free, but e-mail registration needed)

#Writing:
Epithets Add Character
#Writing:
Leading: space is just as important as words (yes, empty space can say so much)

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

For some people I am not sure if they live their life or live a reality show.

Some smiles hide a secret, some are simply an emotion. And some inspire to a song. It's only hard to find out what, when, why.

I wonder if the girls on "16 & pregnant" will return in 16 years as "32 & grandma"

On the phone UNAVAILABLE someimes means I DONT WANT IT NOW. And the number displayed is NOT the person's id, it's only a phone id.

In boring meetings I check out my drawing skills. Spontanous artwork, sometimes cynical.

When a woman cries it not always means that she is sad. Maybe she laughs LOL. Or she cuts onions. So have a closer look.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Making love - Photoshop work

Making of LOVE


First I need 4 pictures of poses showing the letters E, L, O and V. I did the shot in he basement in my house. Then I went over it with the puppet tool to improve the letters shown. For example I made the L with a little more hard corner. I put the pictures together in one layer. This will be the front layer.

I copy the front layer four times and delete 3 letters so that I have one letter in each new layer. Why didn't I take the original 4 pictures with seperated letters? Because they I have made changes with the puppet tool.

Now I do the lighteffect on these layers with a plugin called "LUCE".

For the background I take hearts. I set opacity to 39%.

To avoid blank background, what will be shown as white in a jpeg, I get another colourful background. It's only to fill the blank pixels.

That's it.
Here are the layers. Mentaion that all blank pixels are filled with white with the export from photoshop.








Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120620

#AfterEffects:
Creating Star Trails in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Crash Dummy Character Rigging Using Newton

#Guitar:
Learn guitar any way you like… It’s all good! Just don’t forget to practice… « Guitar Gear
#Guitar:
How to Learn Blues Guitar Fast
#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
7th chord construction – Major7, Minor7 and Dominant 7

#Music: Beatle interviews in historic collection donated to Library of Congress (Enough material for the next 50 years Beatles)

#Music production: Tips for mixing vocals read 4 articles
#Music production: 11 Music Production Tips For Newbies
#Music production: Trance Music Production Tips (4 video tutorials)
#Music production:
Secondary Dominants and How to Use Them
#Music production:
Quick & Easy Series: Simple Trance Pad in NI Massive
#Music production:
KVR: Beat magazine releases "Zampler" - Free Plug-in for Win & Mac (VST & AU)
#Music production:
Native Instruments Massive and CPU overload

#Photography:
How To Transfer Prints To Wood: An Awesome Photography DIY Project
#Photography:
How To Photograph People Who Wear Glasses—06/18/12
#Photography:
10 Tips for Creating a Fab Photo Book
#Photography:
p #32: Quick Tips on Dealing With Failure
#Photography:
Tip: RAW Is Bigger Than JPEG?
#Photography:
Tip -The Magic of Water
#Photography:
Tutorials for June 18th 2012 - Mark Raymond Mason Fine Art Photography
#Photography:
Tip: Playing It Safe with Wildlife Photography
#Photography:
Unrealistic Scenes on the Behance Network (collages with planets, sky and landscape on one picture)

#Photoshop:
News & Sports Photography Tips – PictureCorrect
#Photoshop:
Create a Parallax Shift Effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create a Panoramic Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
35 Sets of Free Photoshop Tattoo Brushes
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Movie Style Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Magnificent digital art from all over the globe (get inspired by these fantastic artworks)
#Photoshop:
Create A Realistic Loaf of Bread in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Rescuing Poorly Exposed Photos with Photoshop Levels (rescue the ape)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Scenes
#Photoshop:
Hand colouring effect in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (Chaplin clone coloured)
#Photoshop:
35 Photoshop Tutorials to Create Surreal Artwork
#Photoshop:
Blow Job by photographer TadaoCern (not what you think, little piggy, you. It's about wind & Storm)
#Photoshop:
15 Stunning Photo Manipulation Examples (looks like ghosts and fairy tales)
#Photoshop:
Adjust tones with the Photoshop Dodge and Burn tool
#Photoshop:
Creating a Dramatic Polar Panorama Effect (drama, baby, drama in the ice)
#Photoshop:
Creating Funny Big Head Characters in Photoshop (OMG, for some people I don't want to see this)
#Photoshop:
Giving your Photograph an Antique Look

#SocialMedia:
How 30 Days Without Social Media Changed My Life
#SocialMedia:
Social media's hidden weakness

#Writing:
How to access WikiPedia offline?
#Writing:
Paramount vs. Tantamount

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

I am not really fat, I am simply a 3D figure

The underground is dirty, dark and loud. That's the sound I like.

Turn on the music. That's what I do to turn down my daily drama.

Write down your thoughts and put it into WORD spellcheck. Then see how unstructured and chaotic your brainsalad is.

Tatooed Chinese ideographs look so great, but don't wonder if people in Chinese restaurants whisper and giggle behind your back?

If friends don't make fun out of you they are not real friends. But you have the option to do the same.

I have a crazy app on my mobile that makes me look ugly. Beware of this app: c-a-m-e-r-a

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120619

#AfterEffects:
Render Time - Home
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - Gravity
#AfterEffects:
Creating Animated Wrap Around Chains in After Effects

#Guitar:
Using Guitar Effects and Pedals
#Guitar:
Learn Guitar Chords - Free Guitar Chords Chart

#Music production:
Plucky Synth Blips in NI Massive with OhmLab - Part 5 (of 10)
#Music production:
Lush Dub Techno Synth Bank for Massive

#Photography:
Photographing the Growth of Children – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Travel Photography Inspiration Project: Thailand

#Photoshop:
Make a fake bokeh effect in Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Chrome And Glass Text Effects Photoshop Action (Text-Effects)
#Photoshop:
Latest Photoshop CS6 Text and Photo Effects Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Touch
#Photoshop:
30 Amazing Photo Manipulation of Fire and Flames
#Photoshop:
shaping technique
#Photoshop:
quick tip: learn how to create a vintage photo effect in photoshop
#Photoshop:
Building a Lego Bricks Photoshop Brushes set
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Makeovers: How Can You Tell If Beauty's Only Pixels Deep? - Forbes
#Photoshop:
The New Look (Plus some cool FREE Photoshop Actions)
#Photoshop:
mind-blowing artistic portrait photo effects with photoshop
#Photoshop:
how to reduce noise in your close-up photos (using photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Disasters That Have Made the News
#Photoshop:
Woodstock PSD Flyer Templates Vol-1 - GraphicRiver
#Photoshop:
Create a High-Tech Cyborg Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
photoshop-themed mirror for retouching your face in the mornings
#Photoshop:
Creating a typographic portrait in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
26 Social Media Marketing Hidden Treasures You Never Knew Existed
#SocialMedia:
Why Should I use Social Media?
#SocialMedia:
White Paper: 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions

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

Tell her she is beautiful and she will remember a few minutes. Tell her she is ugly and she will remember a few months.

Women, bands, workforce; You always got to ask yourself: Is this a relationship or relationshit?

If you want a sarcastic answer just ask a stupid question. But isn't it said, there are no stupid questions, only stupid people asking?

For a song you need an idea. If you have no idea just make no-future-song.

People talking is like music, just listen closely. Some are interesting, some produce noise.

Tip of the day: Drop every moment into sunshine!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120618

#AfterEffects:
Free Light Leaks for Video Editors and Motion Designers
#AfterEffects:
Setting the duration in After Effects « askmrkelly
#AfterEffects:
Preset: Words On at Markers
#AfterEffects:
Projection 3D Camera Mapping Script for After Effects

#Guitar:
Beginner Lead Guitar Lessons
#Guitar:
From Zakk to Jimmy Page: A Study in Strap Length
#Guitar:
How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making | Technology
#Guitar:
The Open String Thing: Movable Chords with Open Strings
#Guitar:
Basic Guitar Chords – Major and Minor Chords
#Guitar:
Guitar Link UCG102 Review: Computer or iPad as Amp or Recording Studio
#Guitar:
The Cheater’s Guide to Buying (and Playing) the Acoustic Guitar
#Guitar:
Guide To Alternate Tuning
#Guitar:
Dominant 9 and 13 chords for Blues rhythm playing « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Unlocking The Fretboard – Mastering The Pentatonic And Soloing

#Music production:
Quick Tip: Make a Great Kick in Ableton Using Novation Launchpad
#Music production:
NI Massive 1.3 - how to convert .ksd to .nmsv
#Music production:
How to Make an Agressive Phased Formant Wobble Synth in NI Massive
#Music production:
Bias Tone in Old Film Audio - Social Sound Design

#Photography:
Texturing Image Breakdown: Street by Richard Tilbury
#Photography:
Making Of 'Jester' by Raphael Boyon
#Photography:
Create a Grungy Style Pull-Apart Text Effect in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photography:
The One Light Speed Portrait
#Photography:
Martial Arts Photography Tips – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
How Does a Digital Camera Work? – PictureCorrect

#Photoshop:
Is Photoshop CS6 Worth the Upgrade?
#Photoshop:
Introduction to the Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Rockin’ Website Layout In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Enhance & Retouch an Image – Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
how to reduce noise in your close-up photos (using photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial | Add lighting effects to hand-drawn art
#Photoshop:
Shark Tank Collapse Photo Is Too Fishy to Be Real [PIC]
#Photoshop:
25 Really Useful Photoshop Drawing Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Massive Collection of Photo Editing Tutorials and Photoshop Actions
#Photoshop:
How to Shoot and Photoshop Stunning Black & White Images
#Photoshop:
Artist Breakdown #2. Am I Collective: Verstikland (Source File Available)
#Photoshop:
Creating a Disaster Struck Scenario in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop CS6 Oil Paint Filter
#Photoshop:
10 Ways Photoshop Could Fix Your Life
#Photoshop:
Text In Stitches | Text Effects
#Photoshop:
What is a Clipping Mask?
#Photoshop:
City Destruction Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
40 Absolutely Brilliant & Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Learn how to create Foil Effect Text.
#Photoshop:
Why I shoot RAW - colour correction and post-procession of photographs
#Photoshop:
Free Download: 40 Exclusive Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
Fantasy Lighting Brush Kit by ~KeepWaiting on deviantART
#Photoshop:
The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”
#Photoshop:
photoshop tips for great tropical photos
#Photoshop:
15 Incredible Long Exposures Made Even Longer
#Photoshop:
Changing a Scene in Photoshop using HDR Toning

#SocialMedia:
Is Social Media Destroying Real World Relationships?
#SocialMedia:
How to use Twitter hashtags in social-media marketing - The Business Review
#SocialMedia:
White Paper: 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions

#Writing:
5 “Re-” Words That Aren’t Repeats
#Writing:
15 Stock Characters — and How to Restock Them

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

Whatever you do in public imagine your webcam is on broadcasting it to nyc / times square. In private you can let it go.

I don't need no pharma aide to feel good. I need a good sound, a good wine, a fine lady.

You feel you have a long way to success? Think of Odysseus - 10 years fighting in Troya and 10 years on the way home. Never give up!

A mirror is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)
When you fall into the hands of a big boy, just enjoy. And that's not only for the rhyme.

Every has a friend thinking he is a professional photographer, but making grunge pictures. And noone tells him.

You want a relationship without being bound? But what if this holds you together?

If management puts heads together you expect them to come with a great idea. And then you realize a crazy idea far from reality.

If I have 3 chocolates and a friend asks me for one, what is left? 3 chocolates and a bad mooded friend.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120617

#AfterEffects: Clean Up Your After Effects Projects for Archiving
#AfterEffects: CS6 Geometry Options for Solid/Footage Layers allow 3D warps :
#AfterEffects: Using the After Effects CS6 Camera Tracker for Quick Clean Up tasks
#AfterEffects: After Effects Project Files - Clean Screens

#Guitar: Stretching Workout

#Music production: Learn How To Mix In 3D: Steve Hillier Tips on Mastering Reverb
#Music production: Easy Guide: Synth programming & Preset tweaking
#Music production: Music Production and Mixing Tips & Tricks
#Music production: 80 years of Abbey Road | From the Observer
#Music production: 15 Free Patches For NI Massive | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production: A Basic Guide to Proper Piano Technique
#Music production: How to Make Nasty Filtered Glitch Hop Bass in NI Massive
#Music production: 6 Music Row Misconceptions

#Photography: Lion Picture - Animal Wallpaper - National Geographic Photo of the Day
#Photography: Where is the best graffiti and street art in Los Angeles
#Photography: 10 Comfort and Productivity Tips For Female Wedding Photographers – PictureCorrect
#Photography: Why My Camera Is My Best Friend
#Photography: How To Create An Artistic Time Offset Effect
#Photography: Photomatix HDR Workflow « ChrisdMRF

#Photoshop: Change Background Tutorial (Video Included)
#Photoshop: Quick Tip: New techniques on how to create pixel-perfect edges
#Photoshop: In-depth HDR Pro | Learn Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop: Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements Black and White Photography Tip For Prints that “Sing”
#Photoshop: Secrets: Accessing the Move tool from any other tool
#Photoshop: 45 Creative and Beautiful Logo Design You Should’ve Seen
#Photoshop: Ultimate Collection Of Photoshop Video Tutorials
#Photoshop: reviving afternoon skies with photoshop multiply mode
#Photoshop: 60+ free psd templates (spring edition)
#Photoshop: 40 Creative Concept Art Examples - DesignM.ag
#Photoshop: 50 Free High Quality PSDs
#Photoshop: Creating Cartoon Characters
#Photoshop: Tell A Story Visually: Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials
#Photoshop: Tips On Playing With Photoshop Tone »
#Photoshop: Magical Pictures That Capture Tiny Gems Of Scientific Discovery
#Photoshop: Tutorial- Creating a Background Blur
#Photoshop: Create a Festive Cocktail Using Photoshop's 3D Capabilities
#Photoshop: Impressive artwork by Gabz « Tutorialstorage
#Photoshop: 45 Strange and Funny Photoshop Manipulations – A weird combination
#Photoshop: Tutorial - Manually Set Black and White Points
#Photoshop: Juxtapoz Magazine - When the World Ends: Works by Vladimir Manyuhin
#Photoshop: Photoshop’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide
#Photoshop: how to add non-destructive vignetting to your photos in photoshop

#SocialMedia: 10 Social Media Tips From a Top Media Agency

#Writing: 40 Irregular Verbs That Can End in “-t”

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

Listen, if you talk behind my back you are in the right position to kiss my ass!

Enjoy every day, you only live once. Only James Bond lives twice.

Dear Euros, I need you. Come to me, I promise not to close you up.

Hey, lady, sex burns calories. What are we waiting for?