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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130328

#AfterEffects:
Different Techniques to Create a Bouncing Effect
#AfterEffects:
10 pro After Effects tips

#Filmproduction:
Roundup of Filmmaking and Video Production Apps for Android

#Guitar:
7 Ways To Become A Better Guitarist And Musician
#Guitar:
Some Tricks To Get Closer To Hendrix Sound (if yuo wanna go retro and not try something new)
#Guitar:
The Amaj7 Arpeggio (9 Positions)! (arpeggio is so hectic)

#Musicproduction: The worst audio in the world, courtesy of Avid and Abbey Road - with audio!
#Musicproduction: Can a $1599 microphone match up to an undisputed classic? Hear it for yourself...
#Musicproduction: An interesting phase problem in drum overheads
#Musicproduction: Does microphone preamplifier gain increase the proximity effect?
#Musicproduction: How to edit out pops in speech or singing
#Musicproduction:
How to Run Your Home Studio Like a Startup Business
#Musicproduction:
3 Hip Hop Bass Sound Kit Downloads
#Musicproduction:
Mixing With Headphones (i always use headphones)

#Photography:
Engagement Photographer Captures Marriage Proposal Interrupted by Gigantic Wave (proposal - how romantic)
#Photography:
Tip #29: Seeking a Critique
#Photography:
Raphye Alexius’s Solution to Poor Ambient Light (a tip)
#Photography:
Tip: 8 Reflectors You Already Have in Your Home (look under your bed…)
#Photography:
Tip: Creating Artificial Bokeh in Your Own Home (the home is full of bokehs)
#Photography:
Tip -Taking Photos of People You Don't Know
#Photography:
Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Motifs

#Photoshop: Working with depth of field (quick example for working with depth of field)
#Photoshop:
Image Editing Basics in Photoshop Elements (for rookies)
#Photoshop:
4 essential rules of effective logo design (do you have a band logo?)
#Photoshop:
30 Inspiring Hand Drawn Lettering Poster Designs
#Photoshop:
How to Use Image-Based Lighting in Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
How to create a velvet & sun glow edit using photoshop actions
#Photoshop:
Create Split Toning Effect using Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Text on Fire Effect
#Photoshop:
How to add lens flare effect using Photoshop without disturbing the the other area (keep it simple)
#Photoshop:
Remove unused layer styles
#Photoshop:
Digital ,Fantasy Paintings ,by Juan Carlos Barquet, (enjoy the vulcano)
#Photoshop:
How to Edit and Compile Action Sequence Photography
#Photoshop:
How to Get The Look of a Studio Car Shot (turn a street photo to a prof studio photo)
#Photoshop:
The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop Brushes For Download (never get enough brushes)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop versus Fireworks: A Guide for Web Designers
#Photoshop:
Abstract Photo Manipulation In Photoshop tutorials CS 6
#Photoshop:
Using curves in photoshop for retouching. Very useful trick
#Photoshop:
Glamour Photography Experiences: Photoshop experiments. (i like to explore new ways)
#Photoshop:
Create Lomo Effect Using Photoshop CS6 (red hair lady on a red sofa)
#Photoshop:
How Easy To Edit An Image With Pen Tool

#Writing:
One Word Can Mar Your Meaning

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

B,M and P are three letters that are impossible to say without closing the lips.

Today I feel so much pressure on me, I wish it would be tomorrow. And tomorrow? I'll worry, coz I did not do it today.

To find something google it. To find someone facebook it. You still find nothing? Oh, my oh my, gotta use the brain.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130326

#Photoshop:
Create a colourful 3D text explosion (blast the logo!)
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: How to Draw Realistic Eyes in Photoshop (put an eye on a tree or on a sponge)
#Photoshop:
How to Edit and Compile Action Sequence Photography
#Photoshop:
Make Advanced Hair Selections with Masks - Photoshop Video Tutorial -
#Photoshop:
15 causes of poor images and how to fix them (ui,ui dropouts produced?)
#Photoshop:
Wroclaw Street with Tilt Shift (yet another tilt shift)
#Photoshop:
Create a Lone Ranger Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop:
A New Way To Using Photoshop Grids
#Photoshop:
How To Use Curves (not how to use Lady's curves)
#Photoshop:
Free Lines Brushes For Photoshop Users
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Cold Snowy Winter Scene in Photoshop (it's all about the colour cyan)
#Photoshop:
Creating Fashion Contrast Photo Effect (looks like grunge fashion)
#Photoshop:
Simple Zipper Text Effect - Part 1 (zip it up like your jeans)
#Photoshop:
Finally, Do Magic With Content Aware
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Creating Depth of Field Using the Lens Blur Filter
#Photoshop:
Photoshop add-ons you should be using
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Forming an Extreme Environment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Solving Common Photoshop Problems–Greyed out Filters
#Photoshop:
30 Awesome Free Wood Textures
#Photoshop:
How to Make Instagram Filters in Photoshop: Earlybird (the early bird gets the worm)
#Photoshop:
How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Separate a Logo from Coloured Background Using Gradient Maps
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Remove Halos in HDR Photographs (usually you add halos with a filter)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Painting a Beautiful Portrait for a Lady
#Photoshop:
Removing a white background to create a transparent PNG
#Photoshop:
Painting with Fire Using Photoshop’s Liquify Filter

#SocialMedia:
Facebook Cover Photo Dimensions
#SocialMedia:
Template to Create a Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Collage (with #photoshop)
#SocialMedia:
Shining light of social media

#Writing:
7 Types of Narrative Conflict

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Whatever you reached in your life, whatever pressure is on your shoulder, there is always space for a glass of wine

A deed is more than 1000 words. A deed? Yeah, a picture.

It's fun to throw icecubes at someone who wants to chill

The mother of all sentences: I want your love!

Everybody wants the perfect partner. But that does not exist. The game is compromise solution.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130325

#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Showreel Slideshow Project Download
#AfterEffects:
Tip- fixing under exposed footage
#AfterEffects:
How to Backup After Effects Project Files (i always copy the whole subdir)

#Filmproduction:
Quick Tip: Clean House by Clearing Your Render Files in Final Cut Pro X!
#Filmproduction:
Inspiration! 13 Stunning Macro Video Projects
#Filmproduction:
10 Best Podcasts for Video Production
#Filmproduction:
Prepping Video Files for Social Media

#Guitar:
Six Tips for Warmer Fingers (put it in your pockets or sit on it)
#Guitar:
Phaser Flanger Chorus: What's the Difference? (it's the sound, issn't it. Ok, technically it's more differnce)
#Guitar:
Drop 2 Chords
#Guitar:
Quick Tip: The Minor Pentatonic Using 3 Notes Per String
#Guitar:
Dissonant Intervals: 2nds, 7ths, & The TriTone
#Guitar:
Slow-Blues Shuffle Guitar Licks
#Guitar:
Sculptures of Guitars by Armand Pierre Fernandez (if you have a guitar and can't play it, do a sculpture)
#Guitar:
Guitar Basics for Beginners : How to Play Major Scales on Guitar
#Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar Lesson EZ Blues Scale In E

#Musicproduction:
10 Questions Artists Should Ask Themselves at the Beginning of Their Careers (To Increase their Chances of Success) - MTT - Music Think Tank (10 quests are not enough)
#Musicproduction:
Learn the Loudness War’s dirty little secret
#Musicproduction:
How to Repair Problem Live Recordings
#Musicproduction:
Review of Zynaptiq’s Reverb Reduction Processor (holy grail of sound engineering)
#Musicproduction:
Sound Design Live Podcast interviews Mark Mosher
#Musicproduction:
What is amp modelling? (i use Revalve Mk II)
#Musicproduction:
Voice Leading

#Photography:
Professional Beverage Photography Tips
#Photography:
How to Fix Timestamp Issues on Multi-Camera Shoots
#Photography:
Creative Light Painting Photography Examples (video by Brady Bigalike)
#Photography:
F-Stops and Shutter Speeds – Camera Lessons – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography (tip #6: take a good model)
#Photography:
“Take My Picture” How Fashion Photography Has Changed

#Photoshop:
Applying Design Engineering Skills in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Better Black and White Photos with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Fantasy Art: Supernova
#Photoshop:
How to Create Retro Print Effects [Photoshop]
#Photoshop:
(Works) Drawing beautiful girl’s eyes
#Photoshop:
19 Photoshop Disasters That Will Make The News Next (ha ha ha, so funny)
#Photoshop:
Add Dramatic Color to Photographs: Photoshop Tutorial!
#Photoshop:
Simulating Double Exposure with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Killer Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Beauty Retouching by Retoucher Manfred Werner (go with the beauty expert)
#Photoshop:
Stunning neon light 3d typography
#Photoshop:
Boost Color Contrast With A Black And White Adjustment In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
46 Top Creative Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
20 Secret Photoshop Tips for Levels and Curves
#Photoshop:
Image Restoration With Photoshop - Getting Rid Of Red Spots (if you have old real polaroids, not instagrammed photos)
#Photoshop:
Photo Borders: How To Create Them In Photoshop (quite sophisticated)
#Photoshop:
How to create Medieval Age text in Photoshop CS6 »

Sunday, March 24, 2013

How to produce a metallic guitar sound

How to produce a metallic sounding guitar (not a metal guitar). A pure guitar sound is not enough, we heard that in so many songs.

I used Fruity Loops and plugins for synthesizer (Sytrus) and guitar amp (Revalve Mk II) and a stratocaster guitar.
I use this metallic guitar sound in my song "Green Light" from the album "Going Out For Summer"

Webpage of song: http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_green_light.htm
Preview of song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/going-out-for-summer/id524447833

See video on YouTube click here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130323

#AfterEffects:
Free Color Presets Pack Just For You!
#AfterEffects:
A Mind-Bending Remix of 1960s Americana by the Internet's Favorite Animator - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

#Guitar:
How To Increase Your Motivation To Practice Guitar (i never needed motivation)
#Guitar:
Beginners guitar lesson. How to read guitar chord and scale maps, charts or patterns (thank god, i am no beginner anymore)
#Guitar:
Free Blues guitar backing tracks (great to jam and practice)
#Guitar:
Constructing Chords from Scales
#Guitar:
Measures & Time Signatures
#Guitar:
Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson Song Chord progression

#Musicproduction:
How to Repair Problem Live Recordings (shit happens. what to do if it happens?)
#Musicproduction:
Writing Snare Drum Music (?????)

#Photography:
Landscape Photography at Night: The Essential Guide
#Photography:
Interior Composition in Architecture Photography
#Photography:
How to Determine Exposure with the Histogram
#Photography:
Light Painting Photography Technique: Wall of Fire
#Photography:
The Basics of a One Light Setup: A Lighting Tutorial
#Photography:
15 Moody Portraits That Will Make You Think (… or dream)
#Photography:
Under Water Beautiful Photos

#Photoshop:
Photography Prodigy Blurs Reality and Imagination
#Photoshop:
Photo Within A Photo Effect With Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Use Image-Based Lighting in Photoshop CS6 Extended
#Photoshop:
140 Fantastic Photo Manipulation Tutorials For Adobe Photoshop (too much, too heavy stuff)
#Photoshop:
9 #Free Photoshop Plugins (download, download, download)
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Forming an Extreme Environment in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Fixing White Balance in ACR
#Photoshop:
50 #free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects
#Photoshop:
How to Create Scotch Tape in Photoshop (oh, so sticky)
#Photoshop:
Fruit That Defy Gravity
#Photoshop:
Playing with Displace Filter
#Photoshop:
How To Add Misfortune To A Photograph (what i would wish greedy wall street bosses)
#Photoshop:
50 Free Photoshop PSD Files of 2013 You Must Download (… if this is a must …)

#SocialMedia:
Prepping Video Files for Social Media
#SocialMedia:
Twitter To Launch New Music Service? (will they call it iTweet?)
#SocialMedia:
How to advertise on social media: Step-by-step on 4 networks (the great know how)

#Writing:
12 Types of Language (what is the worst?)

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

I like contrast like dirty sex on a clean bed

Sometimes I want to be at impossible places like in a citadel on Mars or on starship NCC-1701. How does that feel?

Lottery win! Lottery win! YIPPIEH! - and then I awoke. What a stragne dream...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Today's Top Links 20130322

#Guitar:
Perfect Intervals: 4th, 5th & the Octave
#Guitar:
Substitute Dominants (puh, music theory)
#Guitar:
Drop 2 Chords

#Musicproduction:
Make Your Own Vocal Gobo Easily and Cheaply
#Musicproduction:
Loudness War Research
#Musicproduction:
NI #Massive Sound Design Tips - Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Musicproduction:
10 Things I’ve Learned In My Writing Career: by Travis Rink

#Photography:
New York City in One Day via Timelapse Photography (yeah, NYC is great)
#Photography:
Learning to See, Part VIII

#Photoshop: Polaroized - Can Creative Work Rescue Dropout Photo ? (give a polaroid touch to a photo)
#Photoshop:
How to Align Images to Create the Perfect Group Photo
#Photoshop:
Create a Surreal "Parting of the Sea" Photo Manipulation (feel like Moses)
#Photoshop:
Design a Grunge Vintage Poster
#Photoshop:
Digital ,Fantasy Paintings ,by Juan Carlos Barquet,
#Photoshop:
Awesome Adobe Photoshop effects Tutorials (learn, learn, learn)
#Photoshop:
Cartoon Art: Deception is the key
#Photoshop:
Digital Art of Andrew Kavanagh
#Photoshop:
20 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials (a burning card?)
#Photoshop:
How To Blur The Background In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Bizzarre Series of Portraits Shows Adults 'Shopped to Look Like Toddlers
#Photoshop:
Tutorial: Apply Water Color Effect for your Image
#Photoshop:
28 Free To Download PSD Toggle Switches (switch everything with so many switches)
#Photoshop:
How To: Simulate Infrared Photography Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Create A 3D Bump Map in Photoshop (3D effect in PS)
#Photoshop:
35 Breathtaking Creative Photo Manipulation (i need air, i need breath!)
#Photoshop:
How to Create This Freezing Cold Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop (winter outside, photoshooting in a warm room, making it freeze with PS)
#Photoshop:
Having Fun with Vectors, Custom Brushes and Stock Images for a Nature-Themed Girl Composition in Photoshop (having fun is always good)
#Photoshop:
Tutorials - Age Progression (most people want the reverse of this)
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Epic Portal Scene in Photoshop (set yourself in godmode)
#Photoshop:
10 Important Nondestructive Editing Techniques for Photo Manipulators
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch Using Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
The Hidden Benefits of Social Media Marketing: Why Your Strategy May Be Working Better Than You Think - Forbes

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Sleep is maintenance mode for the brain.

Talking about love is great. Singing about is better. Practice is uncomparable.

Today I do not wear brown. No brown shoes, no brown in the tie, no brown fleck on my shirt.