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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Basic Skin Smoothing in #Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my belief is that imaging software is a tool, not a ...

Basic Skin Smoothing in #Photoshop

#Musicproduction: Creating A Multiple Plug-In Bypass In #Logic

Here is a helpful little switch I made in Logic’s Environment that I thought I would share with you. It is a simple on/off switch that will bypass all of the plug-ins of the channel strips that it ...

#Musicproduction: Creating A Multiple Plug-In Bypass In #Logic

#Musicproduction: What’s It Like Playing Guitar Synth?

The GR-55 guitar synth combines two of my favorite Roland guitar technologies in a pedal format specifically designed not to intimidate the musician, and I had plenty of time to play with one when I reviewed it for Sound On Sound. One is the fast-tracking, sample-based ….

#Musicproduction: What’s It Like Playing Guitar Synth?


Create an Earth Shattering Disaster Scene in #Photoshop

If you saw the movie “2012″ you may remember that scene where the California coast begins to break apart and fall into the sea. In this tutorial, we will show you how to re-create that scene using ...

Create an Earth Shattering Disaster Scene in #Photoshop


How to Draw a Realistic Aircraft in #Photoshop

Aviation art has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early days of human flight. Although it has encompassed many styles and mediums throughout its development, historical and techn...

How to Draw a Realistic Aircraft in #Photoshop

Valuable Tips for Autumn #Photography

Autumn is a season that provides a golden opportunity to take beautiful shots in varied colors (related eBook released this week: Art of Color Processing). And what else could be the perfect subjec...

Valuable Tips for Autumn #Photography

#Photography: Interesting Album of Once in a Lifetime Photographs

So much of photography is waiting for just the right time. The split second when lightning strikes, a bubble bursts, or a predator leaps for its prey. Catching these dramatic moments on camera depe...

#Photography: Interesting Album of Once in a Lifetime Photographs

#Musicproduction: 5 Reasons Why Using Synth Presets is a Good Thing! – NI #Massive

No sound is trash! Save your synth presets so you can improve them and learn from them! I do a lot of sound design, across a lot of different synths. Every single day. And there is a common theme t...

#Musicproduction: 5 Reasons Why Using Synth Presets is a Good Thing! – NI #Massive

#Filmproduction: 45 amazing #AfterEffects tutorials

Want to know how to do something in After Effects? The web is brimming with tutorials for people wanting to learn about Adobe's 3D, motion graphics and animation software. But sometimes it can be a...

#Filmproduction: 45 amazing #AfterEffects tutorials

Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in #Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. T...

Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in #Photoshop

#Photography: Shooting With Intent

A good friend of mine is passionate about photography, and she recently acquired a reminder of the way she approaches photography. A tattoo that wraps around her bicep that states simply “Shoot With Intent”. This is one of the biggest lessons a beginning photographer can learn. It’s very easy to go out with a camera, set it on AUTO, and come back with some nice, perhaps even great images. Today’s cameras make that fairly easy, even without shooting on full auto. If you’re using aperture priority or shutter priority, just allowing the camera to come up with an correct exposure, you can still great images without considering all aspects of the exposure. However, without considering all aspects of the exposure and allowing the camera to make decisions for you, you’re not really shooting with intent….

#Photography: Shooting With Intent

#SocialMedia: This Video Will Have You Completely Rethink How You Conduct Yourself Online And In Person (Video)

We, as human beings, think that through social networks, we’ve somehow become more social creatures. The problem with this theory is, the more we “connect” online, the less actual human interaction...

#SocialMedia: This Video Will Have You Completely Rethink How You Conduct Yourself Online And In Person (Video)


#Photoshop: The Camera Raw "Do-Over" Button

Lightroom fans love the Previous button. It does one simple thing - do-over. It basically reapplies whatever you just did to a photo, to the next photo. Camera Raw actually has a similar feature. I...

#Photoshop: The Camera Raw "Do-Over" Button

#Photography: Tips to Overcome Fear & Tension as a Street Photographer

Are you comfortable photographing strangers in the street? What holds you back from getting the shots you want? In an impassioned monologue, documentary photographer John Free gives tips on how to ...

#Photography: Tips to Overcome Fear & Tension as a Street Photographer


#Musicproduction: #ProTools Compare Function

See how Ben Lindell uses the Protools built in ‘compare’ function to efficiently and quickly fine tune settings for a compressor and eq on a full track.
It’s a great way to hear subtle differences and beat the short audio memory human nature has plagued us with. It’s free and will save you hours of useless tinkering. Boom.

#Musicproduction: #ProTools Compare Function

Use #Photoshop to Subtly Retouch Eyes

In this video I’ll demonstrate a very easy, yet highly effective way of bringing your subjects eyes ‘to life’ using nothing more than a couple of brushes and a mask in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Use #Photoshop to Subtly Retouch Eyes


#Writing: How to Rename or Define

When constructing a sentence in which a term or concept is described in other words or a meaning is given, use these guidelines for punctuating the parenthesis. When using namely, which establishes...

#Writing: How to Rename or Define

Reflection #Photoshop Free Action (Resize-And-Reshape)

Try our free reflection Photoshop action and use it for any text, shape, raster, photos and so on. It works ok for multiple layers gathered in a smart object. Create realistic reflection in Photosh...

Reflection #Photoshop Free Action (Resize-And-Reshape)

Tricky Low Light Engagement #Photography Situations

To be a successful photographer, you have to be resourceful, adaptable, and quick. In this video, SLR Lounge shows you an example of how to embrace limited time and resources. This specific situati...

Tricky Low Light Engagement #Photography Situations


#Filmproduction #AfterEffects: Use the Linear Function Expression to Connect Parameters with Different Ranges

Today you’ll learn the details of the Linear Function, an expression that could change how you approach animation within After Effects. Don’t run away just because we’re talking about expressions! ...
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#Filmproduction: Use the Linear Function Expression to Connect Parameters with Different Ranges