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Friday, August 30, 2013

#MusicProduction: Ambient Effects in FM8

Key Scaling is an important part of FM Synthesis, and it is one that has a great impact on the timbre of the sound. Since you can control the output of any operator relative to the pitch of a MIDI ...

#MusicProduction: Ambient Effects in FM8

#Photoshop: 6 Methods to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add “speech bubbles”. Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” Remember the cute and expressive bubbles appear in com...

#Photoshop: 6 Methods to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

Boosting Contrast And Color With The Luminosity Mask In #Photoshop

In this photo retouching tutorial, we’ll learn how to boost the contrast and color saturation of an image in Photoshop using what’s called a luminosity mask, a little-kn...

Boosting Contrast And Color With The Luminosity Mask In #Photoshop

Seeing and Street #Photography

The next time you are out shooting street photography, try this. Put your camera down at your side and just look around for awhile. Watch things happen and let moments develop in front of your ey...

Seeing and Street #Photography

#MusicProduction: Working With Internal Audio Routing – Part 2

Welcome back for another round of internal audio routing. Last time we took a look at the core essentials of routing audio between programs inside our computers. To do so we utilized a first-party ...

#MusicProduction: Working With Internal Audio Routing – Part 2

Step Into You Image with #Photoshop and #AfterEffects

In this video I take a flat, 2D image and transform it into a 3D image that a camera can pass into. If you’ve not worked with Vanishing Point before then you may wish to take a quick look at Multip...
(Wow! That’s hot)

Step Into You Image with #Photoshop and #AfterEffects


How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic Winter Horse Illustration in #Photoshop

In this step I will show how to create custom brush. For this I used scan of splashes made with ink. Use the Crop Tool (C) (by pressing shift key you will select square) Add a Black & White Adjustm...
Be prepared for winter :-)

How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic Winter Horse Illustration in #Photoshop

#Guitar: This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of ...

#Guitar: This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

#Photography: Composition and Negative Space

In portraiture, negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. The portrait above has negative space – it is the dark area around the model. I’ve highlighted it below in gre...

#Photography: Composition and Negative Space

Brightening Gray Skies in #Photoshop CS6

It’s really hot in Arizona right now. So hot that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Valley of the Sun. I would think that the heat advisory would be implied, since it’...

Brightening Gray Skies in #Photoshop CS6

#Writing: 7 Proofreading Steps

Proofreading is the last line of defense for quality control in print and online publishing. Be sure to conduct a thorough proofread of all documents before they are printed for distribution and of all Web pages before they go live, using these guidelines.

#Writing: 7 Proofreading Steps

Create a Realistic Underwater Scene in #Photoshop

Underwater scenes can be quite challenging to create in a realistic way. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an Underwater scene in Photoshop using several stock photographs. Let’s get ...

Create a Realistic Underwater Scene in #Photoshop


#Guitar #MusicProduction: The Blues Progression

The 12-bar blues may be the most popular chord progression there is. It is named after the number of bars in the progression and not the number of local bars it has been played in which far exceeds...

#Guitar #MusicProduction: The Blues Progression

#Photoshop: Hidden Features of the Pen Tool

In this episode we will explain a Pen Tool feature that has the potential to completely change the way that you draw with paths in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

#Photoshop: Hidden Features of the Pen Tool


#Filmproduction: 3 Tips for Leading A Successful Video Edit Session

When a client employs you for video editing they are paying for your creativity, technical skill and your ability to deliver a quality product. They know enough about you, or have seen examples of...

#Filmproduction: 3 Tips for Leading A Successful Video Edit Session

#Photoshop: Dramatic Skies with Camera Raw's Graduated Filter

On a recent Saturday morning, I was privileged to join some fellow NAPP members for a friendly “Canon vs. Nikon” shootout, at Fort Desoto Park in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The original intent was…

#Photoshop: Dramatic Skies with Camera Raw's Graduated Filter

#MusicProduction: What Good Memoir Can Teach You About Good Copywriting

What does David Sedaris know about writing that most of us don’t? What can Anne Lamott do that your traditional copywriter can’t? How about entertain and engage an audience, then lead them to actio...

#MusicProduction: What Good Memoir Can Teach You About Good Copywriting

#Writing: Quantify References to Elapsed Time

A writer’s book-jacket bio mentions that she’s been a reporter for fifteen years. An online product review refers to a device having been launched last fall. Your blog relates that you attended a c...

#Writing: Quantify References to Elapsed Time

Diet's Not Working? How to #Photoshop your Swimsuit Photos

It’s summer again – the most dreaded season of all. Time to store those black turtlenecks and huge fisherman sweaters and slip into a tiny summer swimsuit. But Uh-oh. You knew you shouldn’t have o...

Diet's Not Working? How to #Photoshop your Swimsuit Photos

Resort #Photography Tips as a Commercial Photographer: Tell a Story

What’s your dream job? How does travel photography for a luxury island resort sound? Joe McNally was hired to do just that on Saint Lucia, one of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Learn mo...

Resort #Photography Tips as a Commercial Photographer: Tell a Story