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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Use Your Press Release as a Means of Targeting Customers

Most business use a business plan as a means of targeting customers and developing a strategic system of making contact with customers and presenting their business. Business plans also offer a means of reaching customers and showcasing your product. Although they are frequently used by businesses, press releases can be just as effectively used as a means of targeting customers by businesses who want to make a significant impact within their target markets. Businesses very often first establish a relationship with the customer through emailing, mass postal mailings, direct contact and phone marketing. Then, after a first response relationship has been established, they will continue to deluge them with their product and service offerings and pitch to them through these means.

Although there are various tools that can be used to contact customers, a very powerful and effective tool used for targeting customers is by using the press release. The press release offers succinct company information, news on the company, the latest developments and changes within the company's leadership. Although most businesses do not think of press releases as being a targeted marketing strategy tool, if properly used, it can be quite effective as a means of targeting customers.

Once you have determined for your business what and who it is that you want to reach in any marketing campaign, you must then decide what the message is that you want to convey to that particular niche market. Again, here is the time to customize your message and make it fit the target customers that you are trying to reach. A generic pitch will not suffice since press releases are specifically about a particular topic, event, person or development. In addition, since press releases are usually customized campaign tools, your company should take great care to be sure to also customize any appeals and/or contacts that you have with target customer's while offering them your services. In other words, change things around so they do not all look the same. Customers do not want to read the same press release numerous times on different sites. Strategically change the wording or the flow of the press release to give a feeling of fresh, custom content. If your target customers are of a certain genre or have a particular lifestyle or personality, you can amend or personalize your press release to appeal to that sect of customers. Within the press release, it is essential to target the niche market's particular appeals. Determining your niche audience and your customer base are essential in planning how to target customers for your business.

Where do your press releases appear? Are they strategically planted in locales and places where they will receive the maximum exposure or are they selectively chosen to appear in certain places at certain times to a certain sect of individuals? Whatever the means of targeting customers is used by a business, the use of a press release in any instance is sure to garner the customers that fit your business mold and synchronize with your niche market.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today'S Top Links 20121030

#Music:
Horror Movies That Inspired Songs

#Guitar:
How to Play Blues Guitar
#Guitar:
Learning the Notes: Free & Easy Guitar Lesson
#Guitar:
Recording Electric Guitar Amp - pureMix Online Tutorials: Mixing, Recording, Producing & Mastering Music

#Music production:
The Zombie Apocalypse: Behind The Screams

#Photography:
Sports Car Cityscape Photography Setup
#Photography:
Cover Shoot for Fashion Magazine
#Photography:
Professional Tennis Photography Tips
#Photography:
What I Learned from Meeting Bruce Gilden

#Photoshop:
30 Photo Effect Photoshop Tutorials Every Designer Will Love
#Photoshop:
Cross-processing: a simple but effective way to get this classic effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tricks Tutorials and C-Walk Tutorial (watch tv and learn)
#Photoshop:
RedGage Free Foto Fix Faerie
#Photoshop:
Sketching the Human Form in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
If I Were a Video Game Character – Silent Sunday
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Geometry options in Ps and pse
#Photoshop:
40 Handy and Free UI Kit PSDs for SmartPhones
#Photoshop:
Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator - ColorZilla.com
#Photoshop:
Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Create a Glass Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
DOWNLOAD An Idiot’s Guide To Photoshop, Part 3: Pro Tips (also for non-idiots)
#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Translucent Interface in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
8 Tips on how to Increase Retweets on Twitter
#SocialMedia:
5 Link Building Tactics That No Longer Work
#SocialMedia:
How to Create a Successful Visual Social Media Marketing Campaign: Case Study

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
If Donald, the trumpet, will give me 5mio I would photoshop any certificate he wants.

Don't say to a girl "let stay friends". Surprise her with "your trial period has expired".

Trusting in action is better than trusting in words.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121029

#AfterEffects: Python installation
#AfterEffects: Python Tutorial
#AfterEffects: An Introduction To The RED Scarlet And Epic
#AfterEffects: Video Production Pack Element 3D Version
#AfterEffects: Create and integrate complex 3D animations into live footage without leaving After Effects
#AfterEffects: Quick Sketch – Free After Effects Template CS4 / CS5
#AfterEffects: How To Use The Amazing Free New Preset “Cover Flow”
#AfterEffects:
Tutorial: After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker

#Guitar: Top 10 Basslines Of All Time
#Guitar: Mixing Guitar Scales - Part 1 | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Guitar: Guitar Gym - Guitar Lessons - Chris Buono - TrueFire
#Guitar: shredding the G #guitar #music #ibanez #girl
#Guitar: Pentatonic Lesson | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Guitar: Greatly Improve Your Technique With String Skipping
#Guitar: For Beginners: How To Begin Soloing And Write Your Own Stuff
#Guitar:
The 10 Most Gruesome Legends in Classic Rock (And if They’re Really True)
#Guitar:
Rocktober: The Science Behind Modern Rock

#MusicProduction: Free Clown Horn Sound Effect
#MusicProduction: Free Crazy Telephone Dial Sound Effect
#MusicProduction: Quick Tip: 5 Ways To Stay Organized In The Studio
#MusicProduction: Native instruments massive synth presets
#MusicProduction:
Free Evil Laugh Sound Effect (get ready for Halloween)
#MusicProduction:
Halloween | Free Sound Effects

#Photography: A Humble Wall as a Portrait Photography Studio
#Photography: How to Photograph a Drummer: Behind the Scenes –
#Photography: Alfred Stieglitz: Photography as Art
#Photography: Portrait Studio Lighting
#Photography: Choosing Lenses: When to Use Which Lens and Why
#Photography: Capturing Birds in Flight
#Photography: How did the photographer get that shot? Rock Climbing –
#Photography: What You Need to Know About JPEG Files
#Photography:
Using Gels to Change Portrait Background Colors
#Photography:
Surreal Portrait Photography
#Photography:
How to Photograph Markets

#Photoshop: The Work of Staudinger-Franke

#Writing: Informational Interviews
#Writing: 20 Synonyms for “Shortage”
#Writing: Connotations of 35 Words for Funny People
#Writing:
50 Slang Terms for Money (i prefer the bucks before the terms)

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Love is the only thing that doubles when you share it.

I try to speak in good language and avoid bad words. Except something does not work on my sh.. f... computer grrrrr hmpf aaargh

Sweets are good, specially when they are female.

Like sex more than music? No, it's the same level. (and I hear music every day)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121028

#AfterEffects:
Paste Multiple Keyframes
#AfterEffects:
True Comp Duplicator
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Tutorials
#AfterEffects:
Learn the Essentials of Trapcode Particular (from snowstorm to explosion)

#Music:
Tips And Tricks: Composing | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
#Music:
Excerpt: The Beatles on the Road to 'Magical Mystery Tour'

#Guitar:
How To Practice Away From The Guitar
#Guitar:
Brush Up on The Beatles' Gear and Learn Their Most Popular Songs
#Guitar:
Progressive Rock Guitar Bible Guitar Sheet Music Tab
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Amazing Rare Footage: Jimi #Hendrix Jamming Acoustic Version Of “Hound Dog” Backstage 1969 (oh, Jimi played so much)
#Guitar:
Learning the Notes: Free & Easy Guitar Lesson
#Guitar:
Guitar Tricks and Tips
#Guitar:
50 gorgeous guitar chord shapes
#Guitar:
How to Play Blues Guitar
#Guitar:
How to Play Guitar Barre Chords for Beginners - Yahoo! Voices -
#Guitar:
Beginner Guitar: How to Play Basic Minor Chords - Yahoo! Voices -
#Guitar:
A Lesson on How to Play Guitar Scales - Yahoo! Voices -
#Guitar:
Beginner Guitar: Learning Basic Major Chords - Yahoo! Voices -

#Music production: Hammer sound - download sounds and soundfonts for free (i have purchased the 10 cd collection - and feel good)
#Music production: Download 36 guitar soundfonts for free (i downloaded right now, will test the sound in a few days)
#Music production:
Designing a Modern NI Massive Trance Lead - Native Instruments (tutorial)
#Music production:
4 Unusual Recording Techniques for a Smoother Session

#Photography:
New: The Long Exposure Guide
#Photography:
Beauty Lighting for Soft Portrait Photography
#Photography:
Using Composite Photography to Capture Fierce Animal Ads –
#Photography:
Preparing your Model and Background for a Successful Composite

#Photoshop:
Underwater Photo Action For Photoshop (Photo-Effects)
#Photoshop:
A Collection of Retro and Vintage Patterns for Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Minimal WordPress Theme in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Faking It: A Visual History of 150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Apply a "Pinch Curve" to Tighten a Layer Mask
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Lightning Brushes
#Photoshop:
Creating a Lensbaby Effect with Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Photoshop’s Free Transform–one stop ‘Shopping!
#Photoshop:
Get the cross-processed look in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to create image inside text effect in Photoshop?
#Photoshop:
Free PSD Websites Navigation Menus For Download
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: How to Invert Vector Mask in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Cartoon Yourself – Easy Steps to Transform Your Photos into Cartoons
#Photoshop:
Download 20 Awesome Textured Photoshop Brushes (yet another brushes… for bokeh and ribbon)
#Photoshop:
Crop Until You Drop

#SocialMedia:
6 Free Mobile Apps to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing

#Writing: Who Is in Charge of Language?
#Writing:
How to Write a Summary (very important if you write your own press release. Also see "press releases" )

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Big mistake thinking "I don't need to write that down, I will remember that"

New day now. Starting a new episode…

My new video to the song "Why" is finished and online. It is a video made of photos.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Musicvideo "Why" by ViennaCC published

Why is a very Beatles-soundalike song, but with modern sounds. The story is simple: "Why didn't you reply to me". I remember in DOVUM Studio, when I was working on the arrangement. I wanted something close to 60s, but not too close. There must be a strong bass like a excavator. I like it that way. A bass is something you feel in your hiny.

When I made the percussion section I added a filter effect on it. It should not sound too natural like in the 60s. I think the drums and bass together with that percussions work well. The bridge before guitar solo sounds great.

When recording the guitarsolo it was about 2am in the morning. The gag is a conversation between two guitars. And that refers to the singing where also is a conversation between solo singing and chorus.

The melody is quite simple and - hopefully - easy to remember and sing along with. To make it more interesting I made one refrain with echoed keyboard, a variation.

I also work as photographer. So I got the idea to take a few photos of the last months (and years) and to compile it to a photoshow in film-format.

The interesting thing is, that YouTube-analytics show the strongest response from Germany (I thought, this is a hiphop land), Israel (!) and USA.

Click here to read lyrics of song "Why"



See musicvideo "Why" on YouTube

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121026

#AfterEffects:
How To Use The Amazing Free New Preset “Cover Flow”
#AfterEffects:
Creating 3D in After Effects: Element 3D
#AfterEffects:
Quick Sketch – Free Template CS4 / CS5

#Music: Epic Frequency Turns Sound Into Art (turn your wave into a picture and post it on the wall in the living room)
#Music:
Free MP3: JAN's 'How To Beast'

#Guitar:
Putting The Lie To Claims About Tube Amps
#Guitar:
Most efficient way to learn scales? : Guitar
#Guitar:
Video: Don Felder "Hotel California" Lesson

#Music production:
Recording Vocals in a booth – Strategy from the front line

#Photography:
Cityscape Rooftop Timelapse Captured in Toronto, Canada –
#Photography:
20 Helpful Items for Landscape Photography
#Photography:
Getting to Know Your Lenses
#Photography:
Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals - (uh, sounds like big brother)
#Photography:
Hidden Camera Mirror Photo Trick (Photoshop) » Expert Photography

#Photoshop:
5 Photoshop Setup Tips
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
An Easy Eye Enhancing Tip - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Masking & Compositing with Natasha Calzatti -
#Photoshop:
Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Dynamic Composition in Photoshop?
#Photoshop:
30 Best Photoshop Tutorials And Brushes For Water Effect
#Photoshop:
Photoshop tutorial: Give a portrait a cosmic makeover - Digital Arts
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Quick measure and change object sizes in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
10 Ways to Grow Your Facebook Following

#Writing:

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
moment flies like arrow, fruit flies like banana

Did you ever laugh about jokes in the internet. Me not. Smiling yes. But not more. Why laugh? Nobody's watching me.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121025

#AfterEffects:
20 Best After Effects News Templates

#Guitar: How to Tune Your Guitar Perfectly by Ear Using the A-Harmonic Tuning Method
#Guitar:
Making Modal Scales Make Sense Pt. 1 (Aeolian)

#Music production: Embertone releases The Kitchen (Free) and Jug Drums Complete ($25) for Kontakt [Win|Mac]
#Music production:
Top 10 Reverb Tips and Tricks

#Photography:
How to Use Lens Aperture to Demonstrate Importance and Tell Stories
#Photography:
Space Shuttle Endeavour Timelapse: Journey Through LA –
#Photography:
Architecture Photographers On Holiday (Part 1)
#Photography:
How to Achieve Blurred Backgrounds in Portraits (many cams have a program for that, here are the basics)
#Photography:
#Autumn photography tips
#Photography:
5 Tips to Create Great Actor Headshots: by Joseph Cristina ::
#Photography:
Fashion Photography 101 with Lara Jade
#Photography:
Tip—Why You Should Be Shooting Raw Files (i always shoot raw)
#Photography:
Top 5 Tips on How to Photograph Food
#Photography:
A Touch of Fall - Phogropathy

#Photoshop:
Create a Spooky Halloween Illustration in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Quick Tip Video, How To Change The Color of Clothes in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How to Reset Photoshop's Preferences -
#Photoshop:
Sci-fi & Fantasy Art Featuring the Multi Talented Artist Liu Yang
#Photoshop:
Wonderful Photoshop Stamp Brushes for Free (for collectors only?)
#Photoshop:
Round-up Of 20 Useful 3D Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Create Super Glossy 3D Type
#Photoshop:
A Step by Step Guide to Realistically Enhancing a Portrait in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Black and white image turns color in real life - 22 Words
#Photoshop:
Download 40 free textures: high resolution and ready to use now

#SocialMedia:
How to Get Started with Social Media Marketing
#SocialMedia:
How to develop social media strategy

#Writing:
Barbaric vs. Barbarous

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

i have lyrics, i have half the melody. but i am still unable to do the rest of the melody. i should turn off the news channel, coz that does not genereate a romantic mood.
Time for reading a good book. A cook book…
If I don't want to say it in Your face I say it through my status. Hope You will understand.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Use Press Releases as a Way of Building Brand into Your Business

Companies want to be known for what they do, who they are, what they offer and all of the lasting effects that come with it. In other words, they want to become a household name and to be the first thing that an individual thinks of when deciding with whom to do business. Consumers want to be a part of a business in the sense that they are helping to establish the brand identity through their following. In order to establish this type of thinking in a business, it is suggested that the business formulate a plan or an idea in which they can build brand and brand identity into their core marketing plan. Building brand into any business takes time, a concerted effort and making strategic steps towards deciphering what customers want and what they will buy. Knowing the difference between the two is essential. Keeping customers abreast of the company's changes and developments is also crucial in the companies place in its niche market. This can be established by preparing effective, timely, precise and well-written press releases that address exactly what the customer is looking for.

Press releases are an excellent marketing tool for company's that want more exposure and more "face time' with their potential clients. Building brand is important to businesses because it is essential that their names become synonymous with the product or service that they are selling. Just as gaining exposure for the business is key, it is also essential to retain that same level of interest for the business if the goal is to keep the customer coming back for more. When a company establishes its brand identity, it is thereby starting to establish itself also as a viable market force. Building brand identity can be achieved by distributing and disseminating frequent and pertinent company information through press releases that re targeted towards niche audiences.

Finding what appeals to the customer is also a component of building brand into your business and retaining customers. This area of marketing is essential to the success of any company, any size. Market research surveys can help business owners better understand what it takes to target customers and find out what they want and what they will buy. This information can then be used in the company's press release to act as a motivational sales tool and entice the customers to buy. 

Often, the reason that companies fail to build brand into their companies using press releases is because they fear that it will not work. They think that the press release should only be used as an announcement tool and not as a marketing tool, which is what a press release is. Quite the contrary is true. Using your company's press releases to build brand will work and will work well if it is implemented correctly. 

To be effective at building brand into your company using press releases, you only need to ensure that your press release adequately mentions your company's products, objectives and customer service mission while also making the announcement that it was generated for. 

Shop 3, 1000-1008 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, NSW 2097, AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121023

#AfterEffects: Freeze Your Logo With A Snowy Transition
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects CS6 Keyboard Shortcuts
#AfterEffects:
How to Create a Handheld Camera Look in After Effects
#AfterEffects: Empty America Timelapse Looks Eerily Disturbing

#Guitar: Palm Muting Power Chords With Accented Rhythms
#Guitar:
Fretboard knowledge « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production: NI Massive Harp Pluck Tutorial - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
Commodore 64 Bass Guitar Hack (video) (strange)

#Photography:
When to Use a Light Meter in Photography
#Photography:
Lacrosse Photography Session: Behind the Scenes
#Photography:
6 Techniques to Use an Off Camera Flash
#Photography:
Tips on How to work with Models (and bands?)
#Photography: Street Photography Documentary
#Photography: Celebrity Photographs and the Stories Behind Them –
#Photography: Fighting Through the Beginner Phase of Creative Work
#Photography: 14 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Photography Today
#Photography: Halloween Photography Tips (blood and horror)

#Photoshop: How to Create a Sleek Portfolio Layout in Photoshop -
#Photoshop: The Artwork and Tutorials of Mark Mayers
#Photoshop:
Gold Lettering on Leather Effect Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Halftone Dots and Linear Light Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Easy Retro and Light Leak Effect for Photoshop and Elements -
#Photoshop:
80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites - noupe
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Beautiful Lines of Different Shapes
#Photoshop:
Introduction to the New 3D Capabilities of Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
Top Photoshop Tips and Barbie Transformation Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Create an Explosive 3D Text Effect in Photoshop - DesignFestival
#Photoshop:
How To Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo (do people look younger then?)
#Photoshop:
50 Photoshop And Illustrator Tutorials For Creating Text Effect
#Photoshop:
TUTORIAL MANUAL: Dreamy Photo Effect
#Photoshop:
I Can't Believe These Photos Are Not Fakes
#Photoshop:
Photo to Illustration Effect
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Cool Photoshop Selection Tip

#SocialMedia:
Three Business Factors that Prevent You from Social Media Success

#Writing: 5 Terrible Tattoo Typos

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

Weather fine, music good. What else to expect?
Every person discovers a song in a different way, in a very personel way. I wonder what people discover in my songs. Did I really mean that?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121022

#AfterEffects:
Ray-Traced 3D in After Effects | Creative Week - How Tos

#Guitar:
How To Practice Away From The Guitar
#Guitar:
Basic Scale Formulas
#Guitar:
Cure Your Rhythm Ills In 3 Simple Steps
#Guitar:
Which Learning Method is Best for Me? | How to Play Guitar With 5 Simple Lessons - Frustration Free Guide
#Guitar:
How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making | Technology (when will i be able to print a guitarrist?)
#Guitar:
50 Melodic Rock Licks - Neil Zaza - Guitar Lessons

#Music production:
The Publisher Connection
#Music production:
Tips And Tricks: Composing
#Music production:
Introduction to the School of Video Game Audio

#Photography:
Night Photography in the City
#Photography:
Photographing Cars with High End Equipment

#Photoshop:
Photoshop Content-Aware Fill [Video Tutorial]
#Photoshop:
Soft Red Color Photoshop Action (Photo-Effects)
#Photoshop:
40 Photoshop Illustration Tutorials
#Photoshop:
How to make smoke in photoshop in 5 simple steps (also for non-smokers)
#Photoshop:
What Famous Paintings Look Like Without the People (removing saints and angels?)
#Photoshop:
{Before & After} How to Create a Ghostly Portrait in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
HDR With Photoshop and HDR Efex Pro - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Motion graphics are back… and HOT!
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorials - Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
22+ Spooky Photoshop & Illustrator Tutorials for Halloween - (turn out the werewolf in you)
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Fine tune adjustments with Advanced Blending Options
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Easy Dispersion Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Watch a 4K Video Amazingly Get Photoshopped Like a Regular Picture
#Photoshop:
Create Mythical Scenery in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Greeting Card for Christmas and New Year

#SocialMedia:
The One Thing Most Experts Don't Tell You About Social Media Marketing
#SocialMedia:
3 Tips for improving social media
#SocialMedia:
MP3 Twit - Twitter music, mp3s, tweet songs

#Writing:
How Long Should a Paragraph Be?

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Psycho therapy? I don't need that. I need a good song and a good glass of wine.

Twitter is the right service to text amok. Whatever is texted it scrolls out after a while. I call that fire-and-forget-words.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121021

#Guitar:
Learn to play by ear using chord tones (Part two)
#Guitar:
Electric Guitar Repair - How to lower the action on an Electric Guitar
#Guitar:
Intro to How to Read Guitar Tabs - Video Guitar Lesson

#Music production:
Sound Design Video Tutorial w/ Native Instruments' Massive: Tasty Bass Waves

#Photography:
How to Take Sharper Street Photography, Even at Night –
#Photography:
Is Mobile Photography Ushering in a New Era? – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Cutting Edge Timelapse that Spans the Globe (Must See) –

#Photoshop:
Crop Until You Drop
#Photoshop:
12 Essentaial Photoshop Plugins for Better Designing Experience
#Photoshop:
Best resources for free artistic website background textures
#Photoshop:
Colour Separation Using LAB Colour Space in Photoshop -
#Photoshop:
Download Invaluable Photoshop Actions For Free
#Photoshop:
Become a Master of the Pen Tool in Under 30 Minutes
#Photoshop:
The Secret of Photoshop Tone Unveiled
#Photoshop:
Selective Sepia Effect (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
CS6 Tutorials: 30 Hot New Tips And Tricks
#Photoshop:
Creating a Duotone Image in Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
40 Free Photoshop Actions For Vintage Effect
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Create an Beautiful Abstract Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
45 Insane Game Website Designs for Your Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Create an Portrait Artwork with Autumn Colors
#Photoshop:
Changing Time of the Day on a Photo
#Photoshop:
Creating Roller Shutter in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
downloadable hand drawn photo frames
#Photoshop:
Mini Planets in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Making A Light Dancer With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Mental Sphere
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Beautiful Lines of Different Shapes
#Photoshop:
How To Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo
#Photoshop:
Making a Rainbow Effect on a Photo

#SocialMedia:
YouTube for Photographers: 3 Ways to get Started Using #YouTube to Show and Promote your #Photography
#SocialMedia:
5 Social Media Metrics You Should Be Monitoring

#Writing:
Plurals and Apostrophes (Mostly) Don’t Mix

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Photographing people can be fun. The most serious people can look like emoticons.

Some messages are so simple. Take LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Sitting in a plane I always think back what teachers said: no start is easy

No quest: all answers lie inside you...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121020

#AfterEffects: Modify keyboard shortcuts
#AfterEffects: Keyboard shortcuts reference
#AfterEffects: Adobe After Effects CS6 Basics - Philippine Center for Creative Imaging
#AfterEffects: 5 YouTube Videos to Help Creators Learn Green Screen Basics

#Guitar: Cool Licks Country Bends | Lesson
#Guitar: Wrist Pain: How To Get Rid Of It (oh, yes, i had it too)
#Guitar: Creative Ways To Use Guitar Effect Pedals

#Music production:
Editing Dialog You Recorded
#Music production:
FM8 Glitch Hop Bass Tutorial - FM8 Tutorials
#Music production:
NI Massive Formant Synth Tutorial - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
How to Record Percussion?

#Photography: Sports Photography Techniques for Professional Results –
#Photography: Using LCD Viewfinders with DSLRs for Photography –
#Photography: How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera –
#Photography: Aerial Photography Session Tips – PictureCorrect
#Photography: High Tech Photography Techniques for Aspen Campaign –
#Photography: Corporate Portrait Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography: Pacific Northwest Time-lapse Photography Project
#Photography: Photoshop Series: Chapter 12 – Vanishing Point Filter
#Photography: If Money Was No Object, Would You Focus On Photography More?
#Photography: What Makes A Great Street Photograph and How Do We Create Them

#Photoshop: Secrets: Excellent and Free Filter Forge Filters for Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop: Learn How to Blur Part of an Image in Photoshop CS6 -
#Photoshop: How to Create a Clean Portfolio Layout in Photoshop - Sanjay
#Photoshop: I Wanna Be A Cameraman Parody – PictureCorrect
#Photoshop: Pumpkin Face in Photoshop • IceflowStudios Design Training (heading for Halloween)
#Photoshop: Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop: How To Get Started with Photoshop CS6 - 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How to Do (in german we say: every start is hard)
#Photoshop: Bizarre photos of dogs photoshopped into people
#Photoshop: 45 Creative and Beautiful Logo Design You Should’ve Seen
#Photoshop: Color Balance Correction - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop: A Collection of Free Useful Tree Brushes for Photoshop
#Photoshop: 5 ways to pick lighter color in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Amazing Halloween Pumpkin Carvings
#Photoshop: How to turn your photo into movie-like effect using Photoshop? « (Brighness&Contrast and Depth of field effect)
#Photoshop: 8 Awesome Websites for High Quality Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop: Tutorial - Tilt-Shift Effect (also see my tutorial http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2011/08/how-to-do-tilt-effect-on-photos.html )
#Photoshop: How to Create a Rainy Lake Scene in Photoshop
#Photoshop: How to play Photoshop Actions on Multiple Images with Batch Editing (Arnie already said: we need aaaeeiction)
#Photoshop: Free Music Brushes
#Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop Secrets: What you should know before placing images in Photoshop and Illustrator
#Photoshop: Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop CS 6
#Photoshop: 23 Sets of Free Bird Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop: Create Comic Strip Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop: How to Put Lightning inside the Bottle (tutorial)

#SocialMedia:
How to Maximize Your New Twitter Profile

#Writing: How to Write a Lead Paragraph (also read my blog about press releases http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/search/label/press%20release )

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
In a fashion shop I dont ask the price. And if I buy, no surprise, no surprise, I can't afford it.

Some may say that I am clumsy. But I don't mind, I have a bullhead.

Everybody fails several times in life. But the later You get these experiences the more it costs you.

I admit it. I did it in the bed. I did it under the shower. I did it secretly in my room. Writing lyrics is so fascinating.

to a lady: here i am, sit and wait, drinking tea. fingers running through the hair... january is so far, but approaching every day…

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121018

#AfterEffects:
Sapphire VFX technology - the standard in visual effects software (Sapphire is great, I use it too)
#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Project Files
#AfterEffects:
How to Be Good at Video Editing - LockerGnome

#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
Electric Guitar Repair - How to lower the action on an Electric Guitar
#Guitar:
Guitar Tricks and Tips

#Music production:
WinkSound • How To Layer Vocals: Suggested Channel Strip...
#Music production:
Designing a Ripping Hard-Edged Lead Synth in NI Massive

#Photography:
Double Exposure Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Leading Lines in Landscape Photo Composition – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Nifty Fifties – Why I Love 50mm Prime Lenses
#Photography:
Tip #42: Keep Your Fall Photography Fresh
#Photography:
Learning Wildlife Photography with Squirrels (so funny animals in the park of Schoenbrunn http://www.vienna.cc/english/schlosspark14.htm )
#Photography:
What is the Neutral Density Filter? by Digital Photo Secrets
#Photography:
Tip #40: Develop Your Confidence
#Photography:
Image & Video Keywording Tips - Tip #78 Know Your Search Engine: Variant Spellings
#Photography:
Image & Video Keywording Tips - Tip #36 Seasons of the Year
#Photography:
Image & Video Keywording Tips - Tip #14 Skyline vs Cityscape
#Photography:
Image & Video Keywording Tips - Tip #42 Using the Keyword ONLY
#Photography:
Image & Video Keywording Tips - Tip #43 When to Keyword FEATURED

#Photoshop:
Secrets: Chaotic Doodle Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Producing Flyers in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
The Single Most Important Tip for Street Photography –
#Photoshop:
Create a Post-Apocalyptic Biplane From a 3D Reference
#Photoshop:
30 Minutes Tip – Create a Hyper-Realistic Pen in Photoshop from Scratch
#Photoshop:
Tips on How to Use Instagram Travel Tags | Travel tip
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How to Create Halftone Vintage Effects in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
5 Ideas on How to Localize Your Social Media Strategy
#SocialMedia:
TOP 6 Social Media Measurement Tools #SocialMedia

#Writing:
The Purposes of “Per”

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
After the crash: Life is too short to remove a USB safely.

Molecules dance as a sound arrives. Don't you feel the same?

Funny people's reaction when they see a black line on the floor. Some hesitate to pass over it, some conquer the space behind. What type are you?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121016

#AfterEffects:
Using markers and cue points (Adobe tv)

#Guitar:
Rag-Time: How to Clean Your Guitar for Better Tone (but i prefer a dirty sound)

#Music production:
#VST Party - Fading in Waves #Enigma on high strings (mix...
#Music production:
Sound design demo from Alloy Electric (why not learn from experts)

#Photography:
Creative Commercial Jewelry Photography (no idea, have no diamonds)
#Photography:
Documenting a Vanishing Bike in NYC with Timelapse Photography
#Photography:
Using Tight Framing to Create a Sense of Infinity
#Photography:
The 16 Most Photogenic Everyday Objects
#Photography: Hyperlapse Photography of Berlin,
#Photography: Brenizer Method: Wide Angle Shots with Shallow Depth of Field (at night) – PictureCorrect
#Photography: Choose the Right Background for Your Photo Shoot – PictureCorrect
#Photography: Early Morning #Musician Photo Shoot with Added Lighting – (for #band photos)
#Photography: Elements of Iconic Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
#SocialMedia for Photographers: Facebook

#Photoshop: The Intense and Action-Packed Artwork of Marek Okon
#Photoshop:
Photo Rescue | Beyond Megapixels
#Photoshop:
Photographing a photo (silly playing around with photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Mixed Masking in Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
BeFunky is the New Instagram Competitor with Photoshop effects
#Photoshop:
Exporting multiple files with Image Processor - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Blur Part of an Image in Photoshop CS6 (important for a tilt effcet)
#Photoshop:
30 handy Photoshop shortcuts to speed up your workflow!
#Photoshop:
tutorial: New tricks for vector portraits - Digital Arts
#Photoshop:
Understanding Light, Shading, and Shadow in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Vintage Postcard in Photoshop (Don't forget the stamp)
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Apply (and remove) style when drawing shape in Ps and pse
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial Extruded type (after a bottle of wine I feel so extruded)
#Photoshop:
How to create Surreal Howling Wolf with Moon in Photoshop CS6 (Howlin Wolf? Wasn't this a blues singer in the 50s?)
#Photoshop:
7 Composition Rules as Free Photoshop Shapes and Vector Elements

#SocialMedia:
Building a Social Media Strategy - Social Media Marketing
#SocialMedia:
The Decline of Machines – Why Social Media is not Technology and Vice Versa

#Writing: Hawk vs. Hock
#Writing: 30 Nautical Expressions

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Holding a guitar on the fret is like holding a light sabre by the blade. It hurts.

Here a tip for all songwriters cooking now: Don't forget to put sugar on the apple strudel!

i dont have diamonds. The real juwel is health and talent

Monday, October 15, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121015

#AfterEffects:
#tutorial: Create generative textures for print - Digital Arts
#AfterEffects:
Bringing Inanimate Objects to Life in After Effects with Simple 2D Tracking
#AfterEffects:
Quick Tip – Footage Stabilization and Motion Tracking
#AfterEffects:
Using Scripts in Premiere Pro

#Guitar:
Guitar Modes – Making Modal Scales Make Sense Pt. 2 (Dorian)
#Guitar:
Suspended chords (sus 2 and sus 4) « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
Designing an NI Massive Vocal Growl Bass for Dubstep and Dn'B - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Music production: Mildon Studios releases free 30-Band Graphic Equalizer for Windows VST
#Music production: xoxos releases Element VSTi for Windows (Free) (a wav-player aka "sampler")
#Music production:
Essential Listening – Getting Critical
#Music production:
The Naysayers Are Wrong Part 6: A Brief Guide To Songwriting
#Music production:
How to Mix Guitar and Vocals Together Without Using ANY EQ

#Photography:
Portrait Photography Lighting at Sunset – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
How to Photograph Zombies (for upcoming Halloween)

#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Remove Banding Of Gradients Photoshop Action (Special-Effects-And-Textures)
#Photoshop:
Create a Detailed Illustration of an Acoustic #Guitar in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Color Balance Correction - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
A Step by Step Guide to Realistically Enhancing a Portrait in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Smoothing Texture in Photoshop - Janine smith
#Photoshop:
How To Create A Vintage Photo Effect Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Out of Place: Bizarre Manipulations Around Town (crazy. Parking meter on graveyard?)
#Photoshop:
Awesome Photoshop Eye Treatment Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Make this Mysterious Dark Scene - Photoshop Tutorial - Pxleyes.com
#Photoshop:
Gradient Map - Coloring tutorial by *Aurvandil on deviantART
#Photoshop:
Fixing Franken-Face - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
A Collection Of High Quality Free Fur Textures
#Photoshop:
Outstanding Surreal Manipulations by Peter Cakovsky
#Photoshop:
Collection of Free Awesome Lava Texture
#Photoshop:
#Secrets: What you should know before placing images in Photoshop and Illustrator
#Photoshop:
9 Ways to Add Magic to Your Designs with Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
How do you budget for social media marketing? (bands usually don't have big budget)

#Writing:
Cat Connotations
#Writing:
Basics Of The Press Release

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Be yourself and the right people will love you. And if not then You are unique and outstanding.

Had a power nap, now back to real life. Or is life only a dream and dreams are the real world?

There is always light in the fridge. That has to mean something. Maybe it says: Eat if you want to.

Musicvideo - band Facelift - Kiss You Awake

Had a video shot in Chelsea / Vienna / Austria, a location with stage and bands playing every day, on October 4, 2012. Facelift, a band from Graz / Austria, had a gig there.
With this video material I made a musicvideo to the song "Kiss You Awake".

But only showing a band playing on stage is not really exciting. So I added gags.
  • When the song stops for a break the video also stops and the camera moves on the freezed picture.
  • And in verse three there is a wah effect on guitar and I made the guitar glow and move away from the guitar player.
Click here to see the musicvideo on You Tube

And as usual I did not charge the band. I do it for interest. So I can select bands I like. Being free to select a band, who makes interesting music, is one keyfactor for a good result. How could I produce a good video if I don't like the sound?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121014

#AfterEffects:
Setting Up and Creating Stereo Pair 3D in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
CS6: Part 3 Warp Stabilizer
#AfterEffects:
Blending modes and layer styles
#AfterEffects:
Quick-Tip: Export different formats at the same time

#Music:
Metallica Offering Free Download of Orion Music + More Fest Soundcheck

#Guitar:
Video: Hooting, Drumming, Hollering – Bob Brozman Demonstrates Dynamic Calypso Guitar Playing
#Guitar:
You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar : NPR (wow! 3D printing)
#Guitar:
The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary
#Guitar:
Riff of the Day

#Music production:
Simple way to correct phase alignment on Overhead mics
#Music production:
Using Your iPad with Absynth - Absynth Tutorials (Absynth is a great synthie)
#Music production:
How To Make a Torro Torro Style Bass In NI Massive - Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Photography:
The Essentials of Street Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Lighting Techniques for Large Scale Architectural Images – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Maternity Photography Ideas – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
12 Ways To Capture The Colors Of Fall (if you really think a pic of a autumn leaf is something exciting…)
#Photography:
Jean-François Rauzier’s Hyperphotos: Mindbending Panoramic Images
#Photography:
Professional photography in Torfaen, Newport and Cwmbran

#Photoshop:
The Photoshop CS6 Oil Paint Filter | Dan Moughamian (play Van Gogh, but please don't cut your ear)
#Photoshop:
50 Phenomenal Free Photoshop Brush Sets Every Designer Should Have
#Photoshop:
Halloween Photoshop - Evil Eyes Tutorial (prepare yourself)
#Photoshop:
ColoRotate offers 3D color exploration, Photoshop integation -
#Photoshop:
CS6: 10 Time Saving Layer Tips
#Photoshop:
SecondaryCurriculum: Photoshop: Brush Strokes
#Photoshop:
SecondaryCurriculum: Photoshop: The Artistic Filters
#Photoshop:
Scriballistic – A Free Scribbled Font Face
#Photoshop:
9 Free Adobe Photoshop Actions - You The Designer
#Photoshop:
Create a "Two-Faced" Digital Painting in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Avoid Stupid Screw-Ups With Adobe Template Files
#Photoshop:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Faking It
#Photoshop:
Free Eye Brushes For Photoshop (gen manipulated free and animal testing free cosmetics)
#Photoshop:
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect
#Photoshop:
11 Most Useful Free Photoshop Texture Pack

#Writing:
8 Eroding Inflectional Endings

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
I once want to write a song lyrics where autocorrect is confused.

Sorry for being sometimes a rhetorical unguided missile. Next time I will make a song of it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Photographing a photo

Having fun with Photoshop. Showing a photo that is showing my face before my face. It's simple made.

  • Cut out the "photo"
  • Make it up to a cartoon and combine it with a pencil drawing. Both are Photoshop-filters.
  • Make a white frame around it
  • Combine it with the original by cutting out the fingers of the hand which are in front.



Friday, October 12, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121012

#AfterEffects:
Setting Up and Creating Stereo Pair 3D in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Hollywood Movie Titles (This tutorial explains how to make a Flying logo with “Tron Legacy” style, using Cinema 4D and After Effects)
#AfterEffects:
30 New After Effects Openers Templates

#Guitar:
How To Develop Your Picking Technique For Beginner Guitar Players
#Guitar:
Jazz Guitar Lessons - Learn How to Play Jazz Guitar

#Music production:
#Recording: In The Studio: Tips For #Mixing #Vocals To An Instrumental
#Music production:
Quick Tip: How to Create a Natural Reverberation Sound by Bussing Correctly

#Photography:
Sports Photography Techniques for Professional Results –
#Photography:
How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera –
#Photography:
7 Steps to Get Over Your Fear of Street Photography (i do streetph. And it's great fun)
#Photography:
Spiritual Visions Photography

#Photoshop:
Working with Textures – 8 Ideas to Get You Started
#Photoshop:
Create a "Two-Faced" Digital Painting in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Adjustment Layer Blend Modes in Photoshop (always good to know)
#Photoshop:
How To Use Blend Modes With Color Channels In Photoshop (downloadable tutorial as pdf)
#Photoshop:
Incredibly Realistic Burnt Parchment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 * Manage photos
#Photoshop:
Lightening Up A Dark Image with Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
How to Do Dotted Border and Dashed Border
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Mystical Father and Son Scene in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Create A Facebook Cover Photo in Photoshop CS6 (for your bandpage in #facebook)
#Photoshop:
How To Give Your Photos a Vintage Polaroid Effect
#Photoshop:
How to Cross Process Photos in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Learn All About Photoshop Actions and Automation Techniques
#Photoshop:
Design a Freestyle Text Effect with Pen Tool and Liquify Filter in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
Beautiful photography to get inspired by
#Photoshop:
Making Corners Lift From The Page in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Define Paragraph container size before you start typing in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

#SocialMedia:
5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have (your band is on twitter & facebook & co?)
#SocialMedia:
5 Tips for Successful Writing in Social Media

#Writing:
Apostrophe Placement in Proper Names

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
There is a record of you? Let your past make you better not bitter.

Vegetables, fish, chicken - a man can eat everything (like a pig). But Wiener Schnitzel is a must on Sunday.

Two women at once is every man's dream. One for cooking and one for cleaning up.

Loosing specs is bad, because you need it on to look for.

The changes of smell in the sub: coffee in the morning, spices at noon, sweat in the evening.