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Thursday, September 12, 2013

#MusicProduction: Harmonising the Major Scale

When we use the phrase ‘harmonising the major scale’, what we really mean is ‘building chords’. When we harmonise the major scale, we build a chord from each note of the scale. A chord, technically...

#MusicProduction: Harmonising the Major Scale 

#Photoshop Tutorial: Making a Collage for a Beautiful Lady

In this tutorial, you will discover how to make a nice collage for a lady using Photoshop. This will teach you some photoshop features such as the Refine Mask, Puppet Warp etc. You can make one col...

#Photoshop Tutorial: Making a Collage for a Beautiful Lady

#Photoshop Image Extraction with Channels

If you’re creating image composites, and especially if you’re working with stock images, you’ll find yourself needing to extract image elements from a white background. This can be a straightforwar...

#Photoshop Image Extraction with Channels 

#Photography: Portraits Of Funny People

Photographer Matt Hoyle has built an amazing portrait gallery of over 130 of the biggest names in comedy. From Steve Martin to Dame Edna, they are all captured in a series of wonderful, creative portraits.

#Photography: Portraits Of Funny People 


#MusicProduction: Exercises for Practicing Guitar Chords

There are several ways to master the technique of changing chords, so let’s look at a couple of exercises using basic guitar chords. The basic guitar chords are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A, and Am. So...

#MusicProduction: Exercises for Practicing Guitar Chords

Filter Your Photos in #Lightroom

If you’re a regular Lightroom user then you’ll know just how fast your Lightroom Catalogue can grow. It’s not unusual to find photographers with tens of thousands of images in a single catalogue. O...

Filter Your Photos in #Lightroom


#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

#Photoshop: How to make a super simple animated background

So, this 404 page background tile is just an animated GIF. Very old skool tech but you can still have a lot of fun with them. With my background image I tried to create a totally random/crazy chess...

#Photoshop: How to make a super simple animated background 

#Photoshop: The 10 laws of Photoshop etiquette

Designers, freelancers, lend me your ears. Whether you work as the former or the latter, at some point in your career you will have a job where end goal is to to pass your Photoshop files onto some...

#Photoshop: The 10 laws of Photoshop etiquette

Something Forgotten - a poetry

Something Forgotten


Everybody hides a secret
Trying to keep remembrance down

#Filmproduction: Hidden Gems in #AfterEffects CC

In this tutorial I demonstrate some of the less obvious, but still super useful new features in After Effect CC (12.0). MovieType Lite is a collection of presets and tools for creating professional...
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#Filmproduction: Hidden Gems in #AfterEffects CC

#Photoshop: 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free PSD Files

You’ll discover an abundance of free Photoshop PSDs available on the Web; you just have to look at the right places. PSDs can speed up your design process, and are great sources for learning new Ph...

#Photoshop: 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free PSD Files

#MusicProduction: Quick Tip: Drummer Tool in Logic Pro X

The new Drummer Tool in Logic Pro X is really useful for producers wanting to create a simple, or complex drum beat really quickly and without much hard work. In this article, we’ll be covering the...

#MusicProduction: Quick Tip: Drummer Tool in Logic Pro X

#Photoshop: How to Recreate a Blue Sky in Photoshop

This week, Mary Nichols Photography is teaching how to recreate a blue sky in a photo with an overexposed or overcast sky in this before & after photo editing tutorial. Blue skies may be pretty bu...

#Photoshop: How to Recreate a Blue Sky in Photoshop

#Writing: Fight the Good Fight Against Creeping Errors

Editing, the skill set practiced by the other half of my writer/editor dual personality, is a pleasurable pursuit for me. It enables me to practice problem solving, help people express themselves, ...

#Writing: Fight the Good Fight Against Creeping Errors

#Photoshop: The most commonly used Meme Font and a Tutorial how to create a Meme with Photoshop

Have you ever asked how the most commonly used Meme Font is called? I can give you the answer. The Font is called Impact. Impact is included in the Core fonts for the Web and has been distributed w...

#Photoshop: The most commonly used Meme Font and a Tutorial how to create a Meme with Photoshop

#Photography: Setting The Mood By Adjusting Your White Balance

Photographers often deal with a variety of light sources, each of which has it’s own color cast. When compared to daylight in the middle of the day, tungsten lighting, like that which comes from t...

#Photography: Setting The Mood By Adjusting Your White Balance

How to create explosion text effect in #Illustrator

The actions, described above, should be performed with all bitmap shadows. I understand, this work is quite tedious and monotonous. I tried to create Action to automate this process, but my idea wa...
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How to create explosion text effect in #Illustrator

#Filmproduction: 5 Handy Effects in Adobe #AfterEffects You Should Know

Check out these 5 filters and effects to improve the look and style of your video editing and motion design projects. Get better looking video without having to purchase third party plugins! When ...

#Filmproduction: 5 Handy Effects in Adobe #AfterEffects You Should Know

#Photoshop Repeating Patterns Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll learn the basics of making and using simple repeating patterns in Photoshop. We’re just going to cover the essential steps here to get things started, but once you understan...

#Photoshop Repeating Patterns Tutorial