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Sunday, September 22, 2013

#AfterEffects CC: Detail-preserving Upscale | Adobe at IBC 2013

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#AfterEffects CC: Detail-preserving Upscale | Adobe at IBC 2013


#Photoshop: Simple 3D Acrylic Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

This tutorial will explain how to use Photoshop CS6′s new Shape and 3D capabilities to create a polished sleek acrylic/plastic/glass text effect. Then, the coloring will be modified using two adjus...

#Photoshop: Simple 3D Acrylic Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

#Photoshop: Replacing a view through a window with Photoshop

In this month’s Photoshop Elements tutorial I’m going to demonstrate a neat trick for changing the view through a window. There are many ways to approach this, of course, this is a particularly ver...

#Photoshop: Replacing a view through a window with Photoshop

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Writing Fiction

Here are three questions from DailyWritingTips.com readers about aspects of fiction writing, each followed by my response. 1. When it comes to fiction dialogue, do any grammatical rules apply? Gene...

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Writing Fiction

#Musicproduction: 11 Ways to Find Immediate Inspiration for Your Next Composition

In a recent tutorial I outlined a method for breaking out of writer’s block from the outside in. In this tutorial we’ll discover eleven techniques that you can use to consistently generate new idea...

#Musicproduction: 11 Ways to Find Immediate Inspiration for Your Next Composition

#Filmproduction: To cut or not to cut, that is the question - a direct comparison of two editors with the same film

I don’t always follow everything everyone says to me on twitter, but this one caught my eye from my friend Jem Schofield: That tweet lead me to watch the short and to do some investigation because ...

#Filmproduction: To cut or not to cut, that is the question - a direct comparison of two editors with the same film


#Photoshop: Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop to create rubber and glass 3D text. In the process, we will show you how to create the materials, mo...

#Photoshop: Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6

#Photoshop: Action – Curling Page

Create an action that will add a curled edge to any image. With this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a curled effect to an image in just a few easy steps. This tutori...

#Photoshop: Action – Curling Page

#Musicproduction: Before You Start Your Homestudio


1. What are the goals of your home studio?

Do you record new stuff to demo to your band or yourself as producer?

#Photography: A Commercial Fine Art Photographer Shares His Story

The road to a career in photography seems to be different for everyone. Some photographers see their endpoint from the beginning, while others seem to fall into their work without any preconceived …

#Photography: A Commercial Fine Art Photographer Shares His Story


#SocialMedia: How to Draw Meaningful Conclusions from Social Media Metrics

The wealth of information available to social media marketing practitioners is staggering. Companies typically track “likes” and retweets, but they can also track things they rarely focus on: the q...

#SocialMedia: How to Draw Meaningful Conclusions from Social Media Metrics

#Photoshop: How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

Nature photographer Charlie Bulla, who’s here with us on our Photo Expedition in Istanbul, got caught in a dust storm a few weeks ago. Luckily, he managed to grab this photo before it overtook his car…

#Photoshop: How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

#Filmproduction: Try out three keying effects | Learn #Premiere Pro CC

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#Filmproduction: Try out three keying effects | Learn #Premiere Pro CC


#Photography: Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the higher end cameras that you probably aren’t using....

#Photography: Photography Histogram Explained

#AfterEffects: 5 After Effects Tips & Tricks for Video Editors

At first glance Adobe After Effects seems similiar to FCP, Premiere Pro, or Media Composer. In reality, it is more like Photoshop in motion. Bearing that in mind, here are 5 After Effects tips t...

#AfterEffects: 5 After Effects Tips & Tricks for Video Editors

#Photoshop: Floral acrylic painting blended with floral

Acrylic painting, photography, and digital painting merge to form this floral art print. The process began by hand painting two scrapbook covers. I photographed these and took the best of both and ...

#Photoshop: Floral acrylic painting blended with floral

#AfterEffects: Simulate Intertactive Pouring Liquid with Newton for After Effects

In this tutorial I will explain how to use Newton to simulate liquid that interacts with the container it’s being poured in to. I will also mention how something similar can be done using Particula…
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#AfterEffects: Simulate Intertactive Pouring Liquid with Newton for After Effects


#Musicproduction: Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!

Being able to effectively use music in your edits can dramatically improve the pace and flow of your project (as one example, see our earlier post on a trick to cutting to the music beat). A novic...

#Musicproduction: Cap Your Music Tracks for a Smooth Ending!

#Filmproduction: How to Determine Rates for Video Projects

This video production tutorial shows how to determine your freelance rates for the services you are providing during a video project. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... This spe...

#Filmproduction: How to Determine Rates for Video Projects