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Friday, November 30, 2012

How to create a shatter picture

Create a portrait picture with blocks made of skin.











Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121129

#AfterEffects:
Creating Ink Reveals In After Effects

#Guitar:
Interview and Tips from Nils Lofgren
#Guitar:
12 Awesome Gifts for Guitarists (something for your Christmas wishlist)

#Music production:
Editing And Using .REX Files
#Music production:
Promoting Teenage Rock Bands (tips)

#Photography:
Photography Tips for Snow Scenes and Storms (winter is coming up)
#Photography:
Lighting Flowers on Fire for a Photography Experiment –
#Photography:
The Night Sky In Landscape Photography
#Photography:
5 Quick Tips for Coastal Photography (if you move to a warmer destination in winter)
#Photography:
Useful Photography Tip #47: 7 Reasons Not to Be an Early Camera Adopter
#Photography:
DSLR Photography Quick Reference Tip Cards & Cheat Sheets…
#Photography:
Create a Mech-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles
#Photography:
Amanda Cotton - Pro Photo Gallery
#Photography:
Tip: Enhancing Light Rays in Your Clicks
#Photography:
Tip For Beginners: Crop Your Photo
#Photography:
16 Digital Photography Tips for Christmas (in about 4 weeks there will be Christmas)
#Photography:
10 More Food Photography Tips
#Photography:
10 Tips for Mouth Watering Food Photography
#Photography:
5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes.
#Photography:
It’s raining! Tip on how to protect your camera!

#Photoshop:
Photo Stacking Technique Makes Clouds Look Like Brush Strokes in the Sky
#Photoshop:
How to Create Mosaic Effect on the Wall in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
20 Unbelievable Photoshop Disasters (learn from others)
#Photoshop:
Fake HDR effects in Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Enhancing Light Rays in Your Clicks
#Photoshop:
10 Free Fun Holiday Fonts
#Photoshop:
60 Free UI Kits (UI = User Interface)
#Photoshop:
40 Christmas Inspired Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Photoshop web design: 10 tips to make you more efficient
#Photoshop:
Create a Face Shattering Effect
#Photoshop:
How to Create Bubble in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
25 Fabulous #Free Photoshop Icon Sets
#Photoshop:
Breathtaking Split Toning Effect
#Photoshop:
Use photo as its own background using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to do contrast masking using Photoshop CS6

#SocialMedia:
What Is A Social Media Strategy?
#SocialMedia:
How to Get People to Listen to You on Social Media

#Writing:
3 Problems of Parallel Syntax

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Report Local Heroes Europe Contest @ Szene Wien / Vienna 2012-11-24: http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2012/11/local-heroes-europe-contest-szene-wien.html

"If you're happy and you know it , write a tweet. If you're happy and you know it , write a tweet. If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it, if you're happy and you know it , write a tweet." Dum dah dah dah

I sometimes have the feeling for a cigar, sometimes for a glass of wine. Sometimes I make these things happen.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121127

#AfterEffects:
Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects Scripting
#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Showreel Slideshow Project Download
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Rim Light In After Effects

#Guitar:
Lost Jimi Hendrix Album Will Be Released In 2013
#Guitar:
How to Play Jazz Guitar Chord Melody
#Guitar:
You-Tab Teaches You Chords

#Photography:
Driving the Photographic American Dream
#Photography:
Portraits of Indigenous People in a Modern World: Native, Interesting Project
#Photography:
Professional Sports Photography Tips
#Photography:
Timelapse Photography of the Earth & Sky: Within Two Worlds –
#Photography:
Food photography – 5 simple ways to get stronger shot
#Photography:
How to Use Flash Zones to Simplify Lighting Setups
#Photography:
P Mode on Digital SLR Cameras

#Photoshop:
Take control sharpening in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
A Beginner's Tutorial on Using Photoshop Layers, Sesame Street-style
#Photoshop:
Photoshop's Five Essential Layer Blend Modes For Photo Editing
#Photoshop:
CS6: Compositing
#Photoshop:
All Kinds of Flips
#Photoshop:
Tutorials Free and Awesome Eyes in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
21 Raw and Stunningly Realistic 3D Character Models
#Photoshop:
Understanding Light, Shading, and Shadow in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
10 Burned Paper Edge Photoshop Brushes
#Photoshop:
Light and glow effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Free Hand Drawn Bird Brushes
#Photoshop:
The Planet Effect – Using Polar Coordinates in Photoshop «
#Photoshop:
Create a Nature-Inspired Portrait in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Retouch a Portrait Completely
#Photoshop:
What is RGB and CMYK mode in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to add Polaroid Style Photo Frame in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create Ultra Clean Billiard’s Ball in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How To Get The Most Out Of Photoshop’s Photomerge Command « Photofocus
#Photoshop:
Insert clever headline: A case of blue boxes - PSD : Photoshop Disasters
#Photoshop:
1Dphotos (1directonphotos)

#SocialMedia:
5 PR Tips for Maintaining Brand Consistency Across Social Media

#Writing:
30 Words for Small Amounts

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

put a photo into boxes. one effect is done with a plugin #free to download: Photo in boxes

A lady in sleep looks so good, so damn good.

Think big! Good advice. I always think of it when I am at a chocolatier.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121126

#AfterEffects:
Better Bouncing

#Guitar: Guitar News Week: Sweep Picking Secrets, Petrucci Signature Jazz III Pick, & more…
#Guitar:
Play Your Scales, Modes And Virtually Everything Using Intervals
#Guitar:
Major 9 and Minor 9 chord voicings « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Steve Morse

#Music production: Plugin Boutique release 70 Free Massive Patches from the Loopmasters Patchworx range [Win|Mac] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: cytoSonic Space360 - Room Simulator and Reverb Effect [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: Musical Entropy Inspiration (Creativity Stimulator) [Win|Mac] (Influenced by Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, and techniques described in several books about songwriting, #free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: GaryG Tapatiki - Multitap Delay [Win|VST] (8 tap delay effect, designed with simplicity of operation in mind. #free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: rsmus7 SIXPACK - Preset Collection for Zebralette, Tyrell N6, Synth1, TAL Noisemaker, Elek7ro & U-NO 62 [Win|Mac|Lin] (#free download. I have zebralette, great sounds)
#Music production: KVRDC12: Cupwise FX Radio Junk - Lo-Fi Radio Effects [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: Extent of the Jam releases Digits v1.3 for Windows and Linux (Free Phase Distortion Synth VSTi) [Win|Lin|VST] (#free download)
#Music production:
Watch this: creating the sounds of 'Lincoln' from a silent era
#Music production:
5 Ways to Fix Noisy Field Recordings

#Photography:
How to Shoot and Create a Composite Image for a Product Advertisement
#Photography:
Add Interest to your Background with Colored Gels
#Photography:
Digital Photo Manipulations

#Photoshop:
Create a Portrayal of a Human Transitioning Into a Statue
#Photoshop:
Turn photos into simple caricatures
#Photoshop:
30 Mind Blowing Poster Designs Examples (no download, but get ideas)
#Photoshop:
Creating Fog with Topaz Labs Lens Effects
#Photoshop:
Engraving Text with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to add sun rays or any other rays using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Sharpen Photo without Increasing Noise Visibility
#Photoshop:
Luxury Golden Text Effect
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Correct colors in Photoshop using key color (SBS VISUAL TUTORIALS)
#Photoshop:
Learning | Making a photo book
#Photoshop:
Making a Rainbow Effect on a Photo
#Photoshop:
How to create bullets in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to create Medieval Age text in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Create a Magical Four Piece Stardust Composition

#SocialMedia: 50 SEO & website tips (free eBook to reveal 50 international SEO techniques you can use to optimize your website for maximum traffic generation)

#Writing:
How to Write a Report

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
I like to switch the phone on silent. Whereelse can I find such an easy Sut-Up-Button.

A word can make a difference. Try it.

Did you download for free my songs and tracks? Remix if you want. -> http://www.soundcloud.com/viennacc

Most people are looking for Christmas gifts. Pessimists purchase Christmas gifts after December 21, 2012.

I like radioactivity. I like listening to radio. The other thing with neutrons and atoms that's not my thing.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121125

#AfterEffects:
Improve Your AE Script Development Workflow With Sublime Text 2
#AfterEffects:
Free Winter Background loop - After Effects Teacher
#AfterEffects:
Quick Sketch – Free After Effects Template CS4 / CS5

#Music production: Extent of the Jam releases Digits v1.3 - #Free Phase Distortion Synth VSTi for Mac [Mac|VST]
#Music production: Solcito Musica releases BabyTron VSTi for Windows (#Free) [Win|VST]
#Music production: KVRDC12: Total Composure - The Total Composure Orchestra - Full orchestral sample library for Kontakt [Win|Mac] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: Lively Audio Maxwell Smart - Maximizer / Brickwall Limiter [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: Reusenoise KlingKlang - Random Percussion/Hit Machine [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: ToneCarver Boids - Algorithmic Granular Delay [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: Sleepy-Time Records Transient - Signal-Dependent Envelope Shaper [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production: KVRDC12: g200kg Kamioooka - Polyphonic Full-Modular synthesizer with patch cable system [Win|VST] (#free download)
#Music production:
Layer Based vs Destructive Audio Editing
#Music production:
Scoring #007: The Sound Of Skyfall — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency (i love #JamesBond)
#Music production:
Loops & Samples: Jeremy Goldstein

#Photography:
Interesting Time-lapse Angle of Approaching Airliners –
#Photography:
Bringing the Ocean into the Studio: a Nautical Photoshoot –
#Photography:
Interesting Photo of the Day: Break on the Night Shift –
#Photography:
Photographing Crowds at Concerts
#Photography:
Getting Started in Panoramic Photography

#Photoshop:
6 Differences Why Fireworks is Better than Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Frozen Text Effect with Ice Particles in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Creating Dashed and Dotted Lines in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Awe-Inspiring Digitally Manipulated Photography
#Photoshop:
How to add a mirror reflection effect to an image.
#Photoshop:
How Much Does Photoshop Cost and Horse giving birth
#Photoshop:
How to Separate Green Plant from Background in One Minute (dig over your garden without spade)
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Motion Blur Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Party Text Effect (work with ps - in an hour where you dont party)
#Photoshop:
Creating the Sin City Effect with Photoshop Elements - David Asch
#Photoshop:
50+ High Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
#Photoshop:
Black and White Photography: finessing with Levels, Curves and Dodge and Burn
#Photoshop:
High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop (i sometimes use this trick)
#Photoshop:
500 Christmas Photoshop Brushes and other Resources for Holiday Designs - inBlogs Ad-Free Aggregator
#Photoshop:
30 Free-Flowing Background Design Photoshop Tutorials -
#Photoshop:
Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
Puppet Warp That Thing
#Photoshop:
Watch Ridiculously Talented Photoshop Artist Video
#Photoshop:
Creating Cardiac Rate Effect with Photoshop (heartbeat, heartbeat)
#Photoshop:
Free fire effect tutorial in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
Why You Need a New Media Relations Strategy (my pr strategy is 2 sentences)

#Writing:
5 Cases of Confusion Between Things and Their Names

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

I always wondered why ladies need two visa for travelling to a foreign country. The answer: a visa (travel document) and a visa card for shopping.
Alcohol is no solution. So don't drink for problems, drink for fun.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121124

#AfterEffects: Creating 3D in After Effects: Element 3D
#AfterEffects: 40 Amazing After Effects Tutorials And Techniques
#AfterEffects: Tutorials: 40 Top Notch Visual Effects Tips
#AfterEffects: Create a Realistic Camera Move with Parallax
#AfterEffects: Auto Layer Flip - After Effects 6 | Camera
#AfterEffects:
Alignment Tools in After Effects CS5 « Layers Magazine
#AfterEffects:
Extended Vignette Techniques
#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Template CS4 / CS5
#AfterEffects:
Interview With Christopher Kenworthy About His Work In Cinematograhy
#AfterEffects:
Create a Morph Between Faces Using Liquify in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Create and integrate complex 3D animations into live footage without leaving After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Using Screen Blending Mode in After Effects & Premiere
#AfterEffects:
Dynamic Link : Adobe After Effects basics Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Tutorials - Motion Graphics Tutorials

#Guitar: Guitar Tip: Symmetrical Arpeggios
#Guitar:
Profiling Amplifier Review | Kemper | Guitar Amplifiers
#Guitar:
Soundslice Syncs Guitar Tabs with Video to Help You Learn to Play by Example
#Guitar:
Learn lead guitar Free lesson the Dorian Mode (part 1)

#MusicProduction: Dubstep Pitch Drop or “Slow Down” Effect Tutorial
#MusicProduction: Free 308Beatz Dubstep Drum Kit
#MusicProduction: Meth for Your Ears: Behind The Signature Sounds of “Breaking Bad”
#MusicProduction: Sound effects collections
#MusicProduction: Noise: Creating a Synthesizer for Retro Sound Effects –
#MusicProduction:
Quick Tip: Apply Gain to Your Output Separate to Your Compressor
#MusicProduction:
How often do you record?
#MusicProduction:
Grains as Instrument: Free and Open Source Hadron Synth, Now VST, AU Plug-in [Videos]
#MusicProduction:
Free Sound Effects | Creating Sound
#MusicProduction:
How to Recreate the Synths from Firepower by Datsik with NI Massive
#MusicProduction:
Room Tone = Emotional Tone: The Importance of Hearing Ambience

#Photography: Lighting for Liquid Composite Photography
#Photography: Aspect Ratios in Landscape Photography
#Photography:
Tips for Taking Great Winter Photos
#Photography:
Environmental Portraiture with a Telephoto Lens
#Photography:
The Trend Towards Authenticity
#Photography:
The Importance of Researching Subjects for Portrait Sessions
#Photography:
Nature Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer
#Photography:
Exotic Animal Photography in a Studio Setting –
#Photography:
Cityscape Time-lapse Photography of Chicago –
#Photography:
Real & Fake Timelapses of an Empty New York City
#Photography:
Composite Photography Lighting Tips –
#Photography:
Photographing in Dark Indoor Settings –
#Photography:
Miniature Worlds: Using Tilt-Shift Together with Time-Lapse Photography
#Photography:
Photographing Sharks with Underwater Studio Lighting –
#Photography:
12 Ways to Inspire the Creative Photographer Inside You: Part II
#Photography:
Flower Photography Tip
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Creating Artificial Bokeh in Your Own Home
#Photography:
Is Photography Dead? A History From Early Cameras to Instagram
#Photography:
10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits
#Photography:
Inclement Weather Photography

#Photoshop: Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Basic 3D Models in Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
Create a Syfy Inspired Logo Animation in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Working with Alpha Channels in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip-How to Use the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Making a Silk Fabric Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Shade and Apply Texture to Line Art in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Cartoonish Poster in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Draw Trains in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
25 Fantastic Free Photoshop Brushes - Creative Beacon
#Photoshop:
Introduction to Photoshop Layer Styles
#Photoshop:
60+ Free PSD Poster and Flyer Templates – Designzzz
#Photoshop:
#Free Multipurpose Close-Up Mock-Up
#Photoshop:
Photoshop tutorials - Light Effect On A Model
#Photoshop:
Cleverly Photoshopped Print Ads
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
80+ Merry Christmas Photoshop Tutorials » Design You Trust –
#Photoshop:
Create Animal Textured Typography
#Photoshop:
Graffiti Art Effects
#Photoshop:
What is RGB and CMYK mode in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Create Bursting Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Download 30+ Vector Shopping Icons for Free
#Photoshop:
40 Photoshop Illustration Tutorials
#Photoshop:
How to Create Easy Reflections in Photoshop (or Any Image Editor)

#SocialMedia: WordPress Beginner's Guide
#SocialMedia:
Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

#Writing: 15 Idioms for Periods of Time
#Writing:
4 Logical Fallacies

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
A day, a riff, a song - musician's still lifes

The early bird gets the worm, but the guitarplayer late at night gets the great solo.

A bus is a vehicle with four wheels running fast if you are in it and running twice as fast if you are running behind.

Why is a lemon soda made of chemistry, but in dishwashing liquid there is real lemon juice?

Local Heroes Europe Contest - Szene Wien - Vienna

On November 24, 2012 in Vienna / Szene Wien the contest Local Heroes Europe took place. 5 bands were nominated, the national winners of Local Heroes Contests in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland. The opening support act was "Dynasty", a band from Austria. The young Austrian band Dynasty opened with metal. Youngster power on stage. They burnt a few CDs with two songs teasing the upcoming album that will be released on March 16, 2013. For real fans the CD was given for free (I declared myself as real fan).

Szene Wien has a big room and a powerful light show and sound equipment. And there was the sign backstage saying: "Don't play rockstar. Here are hard working people working for the success of the show". So, kid or not, be professional. Bye bye rockstar still life.

Local Heroes is a non-profit contest. All income is used for covering costs and planning upcoming events.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Photo in boxes

I was fooling around with a photo. I put it in boxes. First I did it with big boxes lookig like screens. I must admit, I have an action for that.


Next I posted on twitter (and later in my blog) a link to an interesting site with great free(!) photoshop plugins: http://www.richardrosenman.com/software/downloads/
I downloaded some plugins. Here I used "Box Fitting". Looks like a mosaic in Ancient Pompej.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121120

#AfterEffects:
After Effects CS5 video tutorial series for beginners «
#AfterEffects:
Extrude a logo in 3D space | Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency
#AfterEffects:
A free guide to After Effects expressions basics | Emanuele Colombo – Motion Designer // Video Editor

#Guitar:
Common Scales for the 7-String Guitar (but i only have 5 fingers!)
#Guitar:
10 Awesome Kirk Hammett Guitar Solos
#Guitar:
Pizza Guitar (add a bottle of valpolicella)
#Guitar:
Bumblefoot Guitar Solo Medley - All Axess
#Guitar:
Learn Guitar Chords - Free Guitar Chords Chart
#Guitar:
FourChords - The Ultimate Guitar Karaoke with easy chords and lyrics
#Guitar:
50 Funk Guitar Licks - 50 Funk Guitar Licks - Video Guitar Lessons -
#Guitar:
Soundslice Will Revolutionize How Guitarists Learn From YouTube
#Guitar:
Recording: Recording Guitarists: How To Recreate The Setups Of Classic Guitar Gods - Pro Sound Web

#Music production:
Ableton 9 Live: More Tools For Starting – and Finishing – Music
#Music production:
A Look at Loopport - 100's of Free Sample and Loop Packs to Download
#Music production:
KVR: HiT! Free - NEW FREE IRs Library by MoReVoX
#Music production:
Take This Test To See If You're a Winner or Loser in Audio Production - Audio Issues (if you are a looser, never mind. DECCA to Brian Epstein: This boygroups are out of date. We don't sign this Beatles. And to Rolling Stones: That band could come out, but they urgently need another singer.)
#Music production:
Endless Delay Effect | Videos

#Photography:
Are You Making these 5 Common Mistakes with Your Photography (ouch, i found mistakes i make. wow, i can learn from this)
#Photography:
Six Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography
#Photography:
Expression Over Perfection – Living With Limits

#Photoshop:
Correcting Perspective in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
The Concept Art of Jamga (In this article, we will take a look at the work of French concept artist, Jamga on Deviant Art)
#Photoshop:
Illustrator Tutorial: Vector Flowers
#Photoshop:
Freestyle Human Portrait Manipulation in Photoshop with Brush Painting and Layer Masking
#Photoshop:
45 Free Abstract Light Effects Photoshop Brushes for Your Design
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
‘Sparkling Light Effect from Coffee Mug’ in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Horror Effect Typography in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip – Red Eye tool in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Color Correction in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
50+ Fresh and Really High Quality Free PSD Files for Designers
#Photoshop:
30 free Photoshop brushes every creative must have! (hmm, some of them , but not all)

#SocialMedia:
7 Bold Ways to Build Brand Personality

#Writing:
10 Words for Bodily Functions and Actions
#Writing:
10 Varieties of Linguistic Siamese Twins

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

ViennaCC on Pinterest
Do you know my Pinterest Page? http://pinterest.com/viennacc/

Life is fully multimedia. Some people smell like the colour brown, other orange. Some songs sound like Chanel No5, others like motoroil.

Diet? Oh, I am on a happy diet. I eat things that make me happy. Diets are nothing worth. I once had a coffe and bread diet in the morning. Noodles- and rics-diet with meat with fruits diet and milk diet (pudding) diet at lunch. In the evening a yoghurt-, meat- and cheese-diet combined with a bread diet. And this little chocolate between cannot really matter. Finally I did not loose weight, no, I, let's say, improved my recent good figure.

Batman is great, but I never want to be in Gotham City.

Parents often told me "goch, one day you gonna grow up and be normal". I am still waiting…

Monday, November 19, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121119

#AfterEffects:
Work Smarter (Not Harder) In After Effects

#Guitar:
How to Play the Thumb-Slapped Intro to "An Infinite Regression"

#Music production:
Creating a Realistic Bass With Logic’s Sculpture
#Music production:
A Guide To Surviving Financially As A Musician
#Music production:
Geoff Rickly Offers Free Mixtape
#Music production:
Real-time Sound Effects: The Foley Way

#Photography:
Defining the Word “Photographer”
#Photography:
Photographer Captures Cityscape Fire on 1st Timelapse Attempt –
#Photography:
How To Photograph Reflections In Water (how? simply push the button and click)

#Photoshop:
Create a Robotic Motorcycle God Using Motorcycle Parts
#Photoshop:
Free High Resolution Platinum Textures
#Photoshop:
36 Free & Useful PSDs For Download - DzineBlog.com
#Photoshop:
How to Shade and Apply Texture to Line Art in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Apply a "Pinch Curve" to Tighten a Layer Mask
#Photoshop:
Lifting Shadows from the Background in Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Creating Nighttime Photos
#Photoshop:
How to Make Your Own Tilt-Shift Photo with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Super Realistic Body Art Illusions by Chooo-San
#Photoshop:
Stunning neon light 3d typography
#Photoshop:
3D Text On Fire
#Photoshop:
Free High Res Metal Textures
#Photoshop:
Unleash the Power of Modeling Lights!
#Photoshop:
Photoshop tutorials: 101 inspirational projects to level up your skills

#SocialMedia:
5 Steps to Social Media Strategy for Novices
#SocialMedia:
3 Social Media Tricks to Improving Your Online Reputation

#Writing:
7 Examples of Valid Passive Construction
#Writing:
Margaret Atwood's 10 Rules of Writing

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

I am shopping in a special boutique. I don't need to impress anybody. Like it or not, I wear my own style.

In a foreign country I always try to find out how they cook Wiener Schnitzel. Sometimes I discover funny food named "Original Wiener Schnitzel". I know better: Wiener Schnitzel is calf, flour, breadcrumbs, eggs, oil. Serve it with lemon and potatoe-salad or rice. Simple, isn't it. -> Wiener chnitzel on Wikipedia

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121118

#Guitar:
Guitar Tips: Three Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Read Tablature and Sheet Music - Yahoo! Voices -
#Guitar:
TuxGuitar free open source tablature editor

#Music production:
Quick Tip: How To Sound Like Minimalist Composer Steve Reich
#Music production:
Get A Free Download of Stickup Kid's "The Sincerest Form of Flattery"
#Music production:
Interview With Sound Designer Jeff Moberg | Diy Music Biz

#Photography:
12 Ways to Inspire the Creative Photographer Inside You: Part I

#Photoshop:
Creating Saving and Loading Actions in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Paper Shadow Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Waving Flag Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Create A Polar Panorama Effect In Less Than Five Minutes
#Photoshop:
Long Exposure Night Photography Tips in the Mountains –
#Photoshop:
Innovations in High Speed Photography and Videography –
#Photoshop:
Quick Tips on HDR Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photoshop:
How to Shade and Apply Texture to Line Art in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Free fire effect tutorial in Photoshop (burn, baby, burn)
#Photoshop:
25 Free Photoshop Actions for Photo Enhancement
#Photoshop:
Creating a Soft Focus Vignette in Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Actions for Photography Effects (some are interesting, some boring)
#Photoshop:
40 Excellent Photoshop Photo Manipulation #Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Lens Blur: take precise control over depth of field post-shoot
#Photoshop:
A Not so Legendary Unicorn: Edit the Photo Challenge
#Photoshop:
Quick Way to Apply Your Photos a Retro Comic Book Effect
#Photoshop:
Letterpress Effect Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
How to reduce noise but preserve image quality
#Photoshop:
Shawn Clover's composite photographs of 1906 San Francisco earthquake and present-day (PHOTOS). (interesting work)
#Photoshop:
Tutorials - Digital Arts (firehead, add a 3D building,…)
#Photoshop:
10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are Free

#SocialMedia:
24 Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tools (puh, so many!)
#SocialMedia:
The 7 Biggest Mistakes in Social Media Marketing (and How to Avoid Them)

#Writing:
How to Write a Speech

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
My browser is the window to the world. But sorry, this genius wisdom is not enough for a song idea.

Lady, let your hair down and let my fingers run through.

Never underestimate the power of a guitar amp!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121117

#AfterEffects:
Create An Intensely Twisted Action Title Sequence – Tuts+ Premium
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects * Preferences
#AfterEffects:
Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, & CS6) « After Effects region of interest
#AfterEffects:
After Effects inspiration by intuition
#AfterEffects:
Text Bounds Expression
#AfterEffects:
How to Make a Lower Third in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects * Timecode and time display units
#AfterEffects:
And now some Flares Stuff… (an optical weakness became so popular)

#Guitar:
10 Tips For Getting Vintage Guitar Sounds
#Guitar:
Developing Good Fretting Technique
#Guitar:
How To Play Electric Guitar
#Guitar:
Why you have to own an acoustic guitar
#Guitar:
Guitar Strength: The Other “Hendrix Chord”

#Music production:
The Good, Bad & the Ugly About Audio Editing
#Music production:
Free Hybrid Modeled String Orchestral Instrument, Sound Magic releases Orchestral Strings One -Sonicstate.com
#Music production:
Cubase: How To Create a Reverse Reverb Effect

#Photography:
Night & Day in a Single Photograph
#Photography:
Boxing Photography Tips (punch it and knock it out)
#Photography:
Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline
#Photography:
Behind The Scenes Shots: Athlete Portrait Shoot
#Photography:
36 Free & Useful PSDs For Download

#Photoshop:
5 Things to Know About Photoshop Brushes
#Photoshop:
14 Christmas Tree Photoshop Brushes (are you ready for christmas?)
#Photoshop:
Awesome digital art
#Photoshop:
15 Fantastic and Free Cloud Brushes for Photoshop » Design You Trust – Design Blog and Community
#Photoshop:
30 Free-Flowing Background Design Photoshop Tutorials - (30 x know how)
#Photoshop:
Ultimate Grunge Texture Pack
#Photoshop:
A Showcase of Stunning iPad Wallpapers | CollegeGFX - Education 2.0 for designers !
#Photoshop:
HDR With Photoshop and HDR Efex Pro - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Real Indoor Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde
#Photoshop:
Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Portraits Of Owls - DesignTAXI.com
#Photoshop:
15 Best Photoshop Video tutorials - Its time to learn hidden gems
#Photoshop:
Top Non-Destructive Photoshop Techniques
#Photoshop:
Making High Quality High Dynamic Range Photographs
#Photoshop:
Learn to make some great chrome text (if you rmetal band needs a logo)
#Photoshop:
Dodge and Burn Like a Boss: Using Apply Image
#Photoshop:
Will It Blend? Photoshop Blend Modes - Eventbrite
#Photoshop:
Video tutorial: Create a vintage toy camera look in Photoshop |
#Photoshop:
Reducing 5 O'Clock Shadow And Beard Stubble With Photoshop
#Photoshop:
TrickyPhotoshop What is RGB and CMYK mode in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
What is Channels in Photoshop and how to use it
#Photoshop:
100+ Free Hair Brushes For Photoshop Users

#Writing:
3 Common Comma Errors

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

Everyone is the architct of his future. Some try to build a Tower of Babel and wonder why they fail. Even a small villa can be nice.
Don't cry if it ends, just say hello to a new beginning.
If friends are diamonds you collect by and by, well, sometimes there are pebbles among.
7 Jahre Edelbrand - Feier im Cabaret Fledermaus am 9.November 2012. Hier mein Video-Bericht: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRD4z2lIXAc
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121116

#Guitar:
Learn lead guitar Free lesson the Dorian Mode part 1
#Guitar:
Blues Rock Guitar Lessons - Learn How to Play Blues Rock Guitar

#Music production:
Jamn –¶ The Musician–Ęs Multi -Tool
#Music production:
My Impressions of Dolby Atmos

#Photography:
Super Grandmother Photo Collection Goes Viral
#Photography:
Professional Shoe Photography: A Brief Look – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
One Light Portraits: Simple Elegance
#Photography:
Tip—Forget Everything You Think You Know About Photography
#Photography:
Closing the Distance in Your Photography
#Photography:
Focus on Chris Porsz ~ It’s All About The People
#Photography:
Beginning Photography Tip #4: Be Selective
#Photography:
Street Photography | Documentary Photographer (i do streetphotography too)
#Photography:
Divine Composition With Fibonacci’s Ratio (The Rule of Thirds on Steroids)
#Photography:
Photography Tip #12: Use an Old Polaroid Land Camera With Your Modern Speedlite Flash

#Photoshop:
Draw a Cartoon Monster Character in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Creating Crisp, Pixel Perfect Circles in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
25 Free Photoshop Actions for Photo Enhancement - Designzzz
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop to Subtly Retouch Eyes - Eric Renno
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Awesome Splashing Sneaker in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
2D Illustration: Cinematic Speedpaint
#Photoshop:
Free Download: 40 Exclusive Photoshop Patterns
#Photoshop:
Creative Retouching | Image Conception
#Photoshop:
Create a Paper Curl Effect in Photoshop (turn the page)
#Photoshop:
Best of the Week: 3D, Illustrations, Obama and more
#Photoshop:
Learn to Create Effect of Rapid Movement on Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to create Instagram “RISE” effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Recreating Bar Code by Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Canvas Texture Imitation
#Photoshop:
How to Create YouTube Thumbnail Using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Creating Focus on the Photo by Using Blur Map
#Photoshop:
Creating a Smoke Shaped Image in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Cool Transparent Effect on Clothes (ui ui ui)
#Photoshop:
Evening Eye Make Up Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create Bubble in Photoshop CS6

#Writing:
10 Rewards and Risks of Self-Publishing

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
The is always a chance to make it better. It's only so hard to find.

Most people are going to search answers to the big questions. The result is a massive invest of time, but no result. I never go out to search, I go go out to find. Simple thought, but a big difference.

Sometimes love is like dominoes. I fall for her, but she falls for another.

Do you know how damn good it feels to walk on sunshine on a cloudy day?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Writing a Great Press Release

With so much information available on press releases, companies can get a little confused on what information they should include when writing their own. When it comes to what makes a press release successful startups can learn a lot by reviewing and implementing the strategies that work so well for large corporations. 
 
1. Audience: 
The press release is all about the content! The longer the press release the less interest it holds to the journalist and the less likely they are to publish it. Though your press release should always look to target your audience, press release writers must understand that the journalist is part of the audience. For example, you would not submit a press release for a cooking company to an industry magazine focused on tires and you would not contact the food editor for a press release about fuel. 
 
2. Released too late for effectiveness: 
When it comes to writing your press release, the news most be timely. Information should be written and distributed as soon as possible to make sure it still is relevant to current conditions. For example, distributing a press release two months after winning an industry reward would be ineffective; at this point, the information no longer has any value. 
 
3. Released too late for a response: 
The same standard applies when releasing information about an upcoming event sponsored by your business; writing the press release and attempting to distributed the day before an event is too occur doesn't provide enough time for a journalist to contact your PR person, verify the information, or write an article about it.
 
4. Contact information: 
The contact person on the press release has an important role to play; if a key representative of your business is listed, he or she should be available for contact if additional information is needed. If a primary contact is unavailable and the deadline is near, you could miss free publicity and miss the chance of having your press release published. 
 
5. Focus: 
Great press releases say everything important in 300 to 500 words, companies that typically write longer press releases than this, can benefit from better focusing their press releases on one specific subject or topic about their business. For example when writing a press release to promote your new product, the focus should not be diverted by discussing other products or services offered by your business. 
 
6. Quotes: 
Often press releases contain quotes from key members of a business or even satisfied customers, anyone featured in a press release should be named and information should be given on how they represent your business. 
 
7. Invert information: 
The standard rule of writing a press release is opening with the most important details and ending with the least important. This style of writing is called an inverted pyramid. Some companies have misunderstood the purpose of an inverted pyramid. An inverted pyramid does not mean the information in the last paragraph or sentence is uninteresting. Keep in mind that the ending should include the lease relevant information but written in a way to engage.  
 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121114

#AfterEffects:
“Screen Fillers” Graphic User Interface Elements – Part 20
#AfterEffects:
“Screen Fillers” Graphic User Interface Elements – Part 21
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Workflow Tips for Editors
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Expression: Snapping objects to whole pixels
#AfterEffects:
After Effects expressions: The Definitive Collection
#AfterEffects:
Create Fire with After Effects • IceflowStudios Design Training (burn it, baby, burn it)
#AfterEffects:
10 FREE After Effects Templates
#AfterEffects:
free after effects transitions
#AfterEffects:
Create and integrate complex 3D animations into live footage without leaving After Effects

#Guitar:
Free Guitar Lesson: What is a Pentatonic Scale?

#Music production:
Looking Back at the Music of James Bond (I love James Bond)
#Music production:
Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing
#Music production:
Live field recordings or recreate by foley?
#Music production:
5 Best Quality Pieces of Recording Equipment for the Least Amount of Money - #Audio Issues
#Music production:
My Impressions of Dolby Atmos
#Music production:
KVR: All plugins are free! Added DL link & N-BUS BETA

#Photography:
Combining Speedlights & Studio Strobes for Portrait Lighting –
#Photography:
Perspectives from a Photo Retoucher: Parasites of the Photography Industry?
#Photography:
Deleting is Good for You!
#Photography:
Why You Might Want To Consider A Full Frame Fisheye Lens Even If You Have A Crop Sensor Camera
#Photography:
Leading Lines: From Roads & Borders to Infinity –
#Photography:
Photography in Space: Challenges & Techniques by Astronaut Don Pettit

#Photoshop:
Learn How to Remove a Person from a Photo
#Photoshop:
Timelapse with Stunning Day to Night Lighting Transitions –
#Photoshop:
Erik Johansson’s Behind the Scenes Look at "Cut & Fold"
#Photoshop:
30 Sets of Free Lines Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop:
Andrew Price's CG Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Website Template (Free!)
#Photoshop:
25 High Quality Free Website Templates in PSD
#Photoshop:
Pranks, Ghosts, And Gore: Amazing Photo Manipulations Before Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Use Layer Blending Modes in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to create a colorful funky header for your blog
#Photoshop:
What is Channels in Photoshop and how to use it
#Photoshop:
Create Ghostly Blurred Text with Photoshop CS6 (seen on MTV)
#Photoshop:
Switching Between Several Selection Tools while Selecting
#Photoshop:
Without Face: Photoshop Cheating
#Photoshop:
How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect
#Photoshop:
How to Create Mental Sphere
#Photoshop:
How to Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Changing Time of the Day on a Photo
#Photoshop:
Learn How to Create Liquid Plastic Effectffect (mouse melt down)
#Photoshop:
Ellie, #eye #surreal #experiment #photoshop #photography... (someone in the eye)
#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper (and if you do it now, is it futuristic?)
#Photoshop:
What is Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tool in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create your Own Lens Flare Brush

#Writing:
15 Types of Documents
#Writing:
The Mixed Blessing of Online Research

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

Sometimes I think that women should come with instructions. On the other hand, would I really read this?

Sometimes I wish to have an undo button for somebody's mouth (or my mouth)

Did you realize that humans are the only creatures that can take a warm meal while he is flying?

What is the difference between a dirty mind and a sexy imagination?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today's Top Links 20121112

#AfterEffects:
Animated Typefaces (videohive)
#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Transitions

#Guitar:
Introduction To Playing Electric Guitar
#Guitar:
Do You Suffer From Cold Hands

#Music production: Does microphone preamplifier gain increase the proximity effect?
#Music production: As a producer, what should you really worry about in your work?
#Music production: How to edit out pops in speech or singing
#Music production: What to Do After Your First Show: A 10-Point Checklist for Success
#Music production: 5 Ways to Broaden Your Band’s Web Presence Beyond Simply “Having a Website”
#Music production: ToneBytes release The Bleep Drums sample pack [Win|Mac]
#Music production:
How to Simulate a W/D/W Guitar Rig in Logic Pro
#Music production:
One Musician To Another: Mike Morasky Interview
#Music production:
Using the NI Massive Performer with a Sidechain - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
How to EQ Like the Grammy Winning Engineers at AES - Audio Issues

#Photography:
Lighting for Liquid Composite Photography
#Photography:
The Calling of a Photographer
#Photography:
Bright Color Fashion Portraits on a White Background –
#Photography:
Wild West Themed Composite Photography
#Photography:
Timelapse Photography of an Eerily Empty San Francisco –
#Photography:
Beauty Lighting for Soft Portrait Photography
#Photography:
Using Composite Photography to Capture Fierce Animal Ads –
#Photography:
Real & Fake Timelapses of an Empty New York City
#Photography:
Photographer Assigned to Motorcade: JFK Assassination –

#Photoshop:
How To Make Money With Photoshop (learn in this tutorial how to recreate the look of engraving found in any dollar bills)
#Photoshop:
How To Resize An Image (The resize image dialogue box with a drop downs open. At first glance resizing an image with Photoshop seems simple enough, and I guess in reality it is a very simple task, but there are a couple of…)
#Photoshop:
Understanding Layer Masks
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Beetle Collection - Free PSD File (I love it, yeah, yeah, yeah!)
#Photoshop:
Create a Futuristic Combat Robot in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Image Noise Reduction | Image Editing Tutorials
#Photoshop:
40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers - noupe
#Photoshop:
Andrew Price's CG Inspiration
#Photoshop:
Easy Image Borders with Photoshop Smart Filters
#Photoshop:
Free UI Web Banners
#Photoshop:
A Helpful Guide to Scanning Artwork on a Desktop Scanner «
#Photoshop:
Draw a Rally Car Using Simple Brush Techniques in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Simple Ways on How You Can Edit Pictures
#Photoshop:
Lens Blur: take precise control over depth of field post-shoot
#Photoshop:
15 Creative Die-Cut Postcards Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Create a Dissolved Ancient Ink Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create an Portrait Artwork with Autumn Colors
#Photoshop:
How to Create Instagram’s Hudson Effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Difference between Raster Image and Vector Image (basic knowledge)
#Photoshop:
Create Space Style Text Effect
#Photoshop:
How to Create Bursting Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
30 Absolutely Free UI Kits for Pixel-Perfect Designs

#SocialMedia:
Social Media is a lot like Sex

#Writing:
How to Write a Cover Letter

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Live everyday as if it was your last day - and look forward tomorrow

If the lieutenant orders you to iron his shirts, ask him a simple question with simple eyes: "Do you need these shirts anymore, Si?"

Looking in the mirror in the morning reminds me on Shadow Demon