Sunday, April 30, 2017

#Photoshop: Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

and listen to Richard Wagner while working on the file ;-)
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Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. To create it you will start from making background. Next, you will add model with all props of goddess. Finally, you will finish it up with nice particles effect and coloring. You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

#Photoshop: Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

Song of the day: Peace

Truth - Wahrheit #punchline #satire #pointe

The truth can be a source of pain, especially those who were unwilling to admit it.
Die Wahrheit kann schmerzen, besonders jene, die man sich nicht eingestehen wollte.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Camo Fabric Text Effect

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a camouflage or "camo" fabric text effect in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to use some Photoshop filters and create patterns with them. Then you…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Camo Fabric Text Effect

Saturday, April 29, 2017

#Photography: 5 free tools for editing photos online

The longer you live, the more you realise that nothing in life is really free. But sometimes it can come pretty darned close. And right now, there are a number of powerful online photo editors you …

#Photography: 5 free tools for editing photos online

Learn to Speak and more - Sprechen lernen und mehr #punchline #satire #pointe

You learn speaking in two years, but to shut up you learn not even in twenty years. You learn decades later after some experiences.
In nur zwei Jahren lernt man sprechen, aber das Maul zu halten lernt man in zwanzig Jahren nicht. Das lernt man zwangsläufig nach einigen Erfahrungen erst nach Jahrzehnten.

#Photography: Timelapse Photo Music Project Shows A Year's Worth of Hair Growth

When UK based musical duo Colonel Dax went bald for a fundraiser campaigning for an increase in cancer research for men, women, and children, the artists quickly realized that they had stumbled onto a unique creative opportunity

#Photography: Timelapse Photo Music Project Shows A Year's Worth of Hair Growth


Friday, April 28, 2017

Ups - ViennaCC photo

Ups, where the hell is the data save?

#Photography: Night Photography: Try It

Why do so many casual and amateur photographers shy away from taking pictures once the sun goes down? Haven’t they seen the great pictures taken at night by other photographers? Maybe they think th...

#Photography: Night Photography: Try It


Old and Funny - Alt und lustig #punchline #satire #pointe

If you are as old as you feel, everyone is as funny as he mkaes a fool out of him.
Wenn man so alt ist wie man sich fühlt ist jeder so lustig wie er sich macht.

#Photography: Improve Your Photography Composition by Studying Art Books

Good idea. Have you ever been in Hermitage / St.Peterburg ? So many impressions, I think you need a year to discover everything.
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When discovering the basics of photography,your first instinct might not be to turn to classical painting. Instead, many of us turn to technical blogs and research top of the line editing gear. How…

#Photography: Improve Your Photography Composition by Studying Art Books


Thursday, April 27, 2017

#Musicproduction: 123creative releases free "Hardstyle Elements - Construction Kit" (Loops, MIDI) #freedownload

123creative has released Hardstyle Elements Construction Kit in cooperation with Freak music.
This Construction Kit is suitable for all genres like Hardstyle, Electro House, Techno, EDM and more... The Kit contains 22 Loops and 11 MIDIs including basses, claps, kicks, hats, leads, risers, synths, vocals.

#Musicproduction: 123creative releases free "Hardstyle Elements - Construction Kit" (Loops, MIDI) #freedownload

Weather Innovation - Wetter Innovation #punchline #satire #pointe

The next innovation is sustainable weather: a hurricane also brings oranges and strawberries from Spain.
Die nächste Innovation ist nachhaltiges Wetter: Ein Wirbelsturm bringt gleich Orangen und Erdbeeren von Spanien.

#Photoshop: How to Create This Stunningly Surreal Artwork of a Secret Temple Above the Sky

Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of a climber who finds the secret temple above the sky with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own mountain cliff landscape using several photos of stones, place a climber in the landscape with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a warm color tone effect. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations.
See a behind the scenes video:

#Photoshop: How to Create This Stunningly Surreal Artwork of a Secret Temple Above the Sky


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create an Ashes & Embers Dispersion Action

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create an ashes and embers dispersion effect on any photo.At the end of the tutorial, you'll have an action which will automate the entire process with a sing…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Ashes & Embers Dispersion Action

Devil Alcohol - Teufel Alkohol #punchline #satire #pointe

Scientists say that alcohol destroys brain cells. It is funny that the cells that are responsible for drinking alcohol are never destroyed. These cells appear to be species protected.
Wissenschaftler sagen, dass Alkohol Gehirnzellen zerstört. Komisch, dass niemals jene Zellen zerstört werden, die für das Trinken von Alkohol zuständig sind. Diese Zellen scheinen unter Artenschutz zu stehen.

#Photography: Night or Low Light Photography Tips

Twilight is a magical time. Just because the sun is down doesn’t mean you should put away your camera. When the sun sets, a different looking world exists for photographers. Colors don’t appear the…

#Photography: Night or Low Light Photography Tips

#Photography: How to Use Low Camera Angles for Depth and Dimension

Photography is essentially a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional scene. That presents photographers with a lot of challenges. How doyou show depth and dimension in two dimensions?...

#Photography: How to Use Low Camera Angles for Depth and Dimension


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#Musicproduction: This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

Success is hard to come by, but when it does come you probably don't want to have a third of your money taken away from you This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

So you're in a band and you're the writer. Great, you'll get all those lovely songwriting royalties on top of your money for being a member of the band. Your band mates will eventually hate you for it, but for now it's best to be 'all in it together', even if you're the one who is going to come out on top later on in the band's career.

#Musicproduction: This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

Secret of Successful Relationship - Geheimnis einer erfolgreichen Beziehung #punchline #satire #pointe

The secret of a successful relationship: love, loyalty and two TVs.
Das Geheimnis einer erfolgreichen Beziehung: Liebe, Treue und zwei Fernseher.

#Photoshop: Create Ocean Monster Attack Surreal Digital Art - Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you the process used to create ocean monster attack surreal digital art in Photoshop.We will combine a number of objects such as city buildings, ocean and rocks to for…

#Photoshop: Create Ocean Monster Attack Surreal Digital Art - Tutorial

Monday, April 24, 2017

#Photography: Lifestyle and Culture Photography Techniques

When carrying a conversation with photographerErinn Springer, it immediately becomes evident that she’s an impulsive and inspired artist. As she scans her surroundings, she sees no need to create s…

#Photography: Lifestyle and Culture Photography Techniques


Our Ancestors - Unsere Vorfahren #punchline #satire #pointe

The building blocks of life are ammonia, methane and hydrogen. With electricity a slimy soup arose after one week. So this are our ancestors.
Die Bausteine des Lebens entstanden aus Amoniak, Methan und Wasserstoff. Mittels Strom entstand dann nach einer Woche eine schleimige Suppe. Das sind also unsere Vorfahren.

#Photoshop: Create a Neon Nightclub Music Poster

Why not an album cover?
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If you create graphics for print or the web, you’ll find lots of useful techniques for graphic design in this tutorial. We will cover everything from building a background and blending images toget…

#Photoshop: Create a Neon Nightclub Music Poster


#Photography: Tripods for Photography: Everything You Need to Know

Tripods may seem like one of the simpler items in the photographer’s toolkit, but there are actually a lot of things to know about them. Even the more knowledgeable among us might be surprised to f…

#Photography: Tripods for Photography: Everything You Need to Know


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Song of the day: History Will Repeat

Song of the day: History Will Repeat
Click here for lyrics

Click here for preview

#Photoshop: Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques

In the motion picture industry, filmmakers often depend on artists to create fantasy environments that could not exist in real life. Modern artists often turn to Photoshop, as well as 3D applications, to create these fantastic environments.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a mountain fortress from beginning to end. I will start by showing you a bit about the creative process. Then I will show you how to sketch out your ideas using thumbnail sketches. Once you've chosen a design, I will then show you how to build up your artwork with the help of a 3D render, as well as a collection of photographs.

#Photoshop: Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques


So Creative - So kreativ #punchline #satire #pointe

I have a lot of ideas - but I am never the first.
Ich habe sehr viele Ideen - aber nie als erster.

#Photography: 10 Landscape Photography Tips: Beginner and Advanced

Saturday, April 22, 2017

#Musicproduction: Shattered Glass Audio updates Code Red and Code Red Free plug-ins to v1.1.5 #freedownload

Code Red Free is inspired by a classic, all tube, British console form the late 60s. The original console was known for its EQ, bold and punchy character, and the warmth it imparted. The Beatles recorded most of their material using this, and other versions of this console. Easily recognized overdriven sound of the Beatles' Revolution was created by chaining two preamps from this console.
Shattered Glass Audio has gone to considerable lengths to find accurate information and reproduce the original EQ curves and accurately model the preamp.

#Musicproduction: Shattered Glass Audio updates Code Red and Code Red Free plug-ins to v1.1.5 #freedownload

What is Loneliness - Was ist Einsamkeit #punchline #satire #pointe

Loneliness is harassment by oneself.
Einsamkeit ist die Belästigung durch einen selbst.

#Photoshop: How to Create Dramatic Light in Your Fantasy Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add interesting light to your photo manipulations. Different ways of blending challenges objects such as semi transparent fabric will be explained.

#Photoshop: How to Create Dramatic Light in Your Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Friday, April 21, 2017

#Musicproduction: Sonic Visualiser v3.0 for Mac, Win & Lin released #freedownload

Version 3.0 of Sonic Visualiser, a free application for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files, is now available.
As of the release of version 3.0 in March 2017, Sonic Visualiser has been continuously developed and maintained in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London for about a decade.
This release is one of the most substantial updates the application has ever had. In addition to several new features, it includes a number of technical changes to core functions that should enable them to maintain a modern and useful application in the years to come.

#Musicproduction: Sonic Visualiser v3.0 for Mac, Win & Lin released #freedownload

Change in Relationship - Wandel in der Beziehung #punchline #satire #pointe

At the beginning of a relationship you say: "Do this, do not ..., if I were you I would ...". Later, "Why did you, you should have ... I told you before ...". So first future-oriented, then coping with the past.
Am Anfang einer Beziehung sagt man zueinander: "Tu das, mach nicht …, an deiner Stelle würde ich…". Später wird daraus "Warum hast du, du hättest sollen… Ich hab dir lgeich gesagt…". Also erst zukunftsorientiert, danach kommt die Vergangenheitsbewältigung.

#Photoshop: How to Enhance Skin Texture and Tones

In this Photoshop retouch tutorial, we’ll learn how to Improve & enhance skin tones and also create action to use the same effect for other photos.
Sometimes, when photographing people the skin tones can appear a little flat, especially if you are using a digital camera.
This method is particularly useful for portrait photography and to improve skin tones, but I have used it on many other projects including interiors, and it is in fact one of the most used methods in my regular workflow. Use it where you can and see how it, very subtly, alters your images to breathe a little life into your shots.

#Photoshop: How to Enhance Skin Texture and Tones


#Photoshop: How to Create an Electrifyingly Patriotic Manipulation

Learn how to create this intense photo manipulation of a guy shooting lightning from his hands. In this tutorial you will learn various blending and lightning techniques. You will create an intense…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Electrifyingly Patriotic Manipulation

Thursday, April 20, 2017

#Photoshop: Clipping Path Service Tutorial to Remove Background

Last time we explained basic clipping path service technique. Today we are going to describe a more advanced technique on Photoshop clipping path service. Here we will try to show you more details …

#Photoshop: Clipping Path Service Tutorial to Remove Background

Which Half of Information - Welche Hälfte der Information #punchline #satire #pointe

People tell me the half of the stories, but I do not know what half.
Von den Leuten erfahre ich immer nur die Hälfte, ohne jedoch zu erfahren, welche Hälfte.

#Photography: A Photographer’s Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet as a Handy Reference

To take your photography to the next level and achieve perfectly exposed photos, it’s important to understand and master shutter speed and its relationship to Exposure. However, what’s even more ex...

#Photography: A Photographer’s Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet as a Handy Reference

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#Creative: Digital Painting Tutorial - Digital Painting Techniques

Now a day’s digital paintings are getting very popular. We all have our spirit of imagination from our childhood — we give a shape to our thoughts by drawing image on school yard, on a piece of pap…

#Creative: Digital Painting Tutorial - Digital Painting Techniques

Even so - Aber trotzdem #punchline #satire #pointe

Humor is when you laugh anyway. Philosophy is, if you think anyway. And religion is when you die anyway.
Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht. Philosophie ist, wenn man trotzdem denkt. Und Religion ist, wenn man trotzdem stirbt.

#Photography: How to Use the Inverse Square Law in Photography

If you need a one line explanation ofthe inverse square, here it is: “It’s basically light fall off.” That’s really all there is to know. But that’s probably not why you’re here. You’re here becaus…

#Photography: How to Use the Inverse Square Law in Photography


#Photography: 5 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Photography

Having run photo workshops for several years now, I have noticed some familiar traits that many people share with their photography. So I’ve put together some tips that I feel will help you improve your photography – straight away. These little ideas have the potential to make a huge impact on your image creation.

#Photography: 5 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Photography

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#Photoshop: How to blend text into a photo realistically in Adobe Photoshop tutorial

This video tutorial shows you how to add type so that it loooks like it’s part of the photo. You will learn several things here including:
  • How to add type to a photo
  • How to sample color
  • How to distress type
  • How to warp text to fit a shape
  • How to use blending modes to add realism
  • How to add depth with layer styles


#Photoshop: How to blend text into a photo realistically in Adobe Photoshop tutorial


Indian Wisdom? - Indianische Weisheit? #punchline #satire #pointe

Only when the last cent is drunk, the last goose is slaughtered and the last diamond is given away, you will realize that you can not make girls with trees.

Erst wenn der letzte Cent versoffen, die letzte Gans geschlachtet und der letzte Diamant verschenkt ist werdet ihr merken, dass man mit Bäumen keine Frauen rumkriegt.

#Photoshop: How to restore a bad scan

Demonstration videos in the article
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I recently started experimenting with watercolours, and I love it! I love it so much that I am planning to make money with my art. I am currently applying to some art print stores because I want to…

#Photoshop: How to restore a bad scan

#Photoshop: How to Apply Urban Style Photo Effect

Photoshop Color Grading Tutorial : in this tutorial, i will show you how to turn or transform your photographs into urban cosmopolitan style color grade look in photoshop.

#Photoshop: How to Apply Urban Style Photo Effect


Monday, April 17, 2017

#Musicproduction: Wavosaur updated to v1.3 for Windows - Introduces Widgets #freedownload

Wavosaur is a cool free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
The program has no installer and doesn't write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

#Musicproduction: Wavosaur updated to v1.3 for Windows - Introduces Widgets #freedownload

Payment For Needed Jobs - Bezahlung notwedniger Berufe #punchline #satire #pointe

Those professions that are important to society are recognized by the fact that they are the least paid: booksellers, nurses, …
Jene Berufe, die wichtig sind für die Gesellschaft, erkennt man daran, dass sie am schlechtesten bezahlt sind: Buchhändler, Krankenpfleger,…

#Photoshop: How to resize images in Photoshop and keep quality

In this tutorial, I’m going to address some things that a lot of people don’t know.How to resize an image and keep the best quality. Here is what I’m going to cover. I am using Photoshop CC, howev…

#Photoshop: How to resize images in Photoshop and keep quality


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Song of the day: Best Day of My Life

Song of the day: Best Day of My Life
Click here for lyrics

Click here for preview

#Musicproduction: Voxengo updates SPAN FFT Spectrum Analyzer to v3.1 #freedownload

SPAN is a free real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer AU, AAX and VST plugin for professional music and audio production applications. For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality.
SPAN provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum's visual slope. Beside that you can choose to display secondary spectrum of a desired type (e.g. real-time maximum, all-time maximum). Spectrum can be smoothed out visually for an easier examination.
SPAN supports multi-channel analysis and can be set to display spectrums from two different channels or channel groups at the same time. Spectrum's color can be chosen to taste.
SPAN also features output level metering with adjustable ballistics and integration time, K-system metering (including calibration K-system metering). SPAN displays level metering statistics, headroom estimation and clipping detection. Correlation metering is available as well.

#Musicproduction: Voxengo updates SPAN FFT Spectrum Analyzer to v3.1 #freedownload

Whata Compliment Is - Was ein Kompliment ist #punchline #satire #pointe

A compliment is exaggeration with true core.
Ein Kompliment ist Übertreiung mit wahrem Kern.

#Photography: DIY Home Photography Studio Tips & Tricks

What do Sugru, a picture frame, desk lamps, parchment paper, and colored notebook dividers all have in common? According to our friends at the Cooperative of Photography(COOPH), they can all be mag…

#Photography: DIY Home Photography Studio Tips & Tricks


Saturday, April 15, 2017

#Photoshop: Create a Double Exposure Image in Photoshop (Double Exposure Effect Tutorial)

No need to click the article
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In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll start by cutting out our model using Select and Mask to create a complex mask and then we’ll double up our tree texture and use masks and blend mode to set the double exposure effect and then we’ll use a combination of mid-tone sharpening, lens flares, and color effects to pull the double exposure effect together and get a great final result. This is an effect that should work on any object or person! Mask, Overlay, Color Correct, Blend, Sharpen, Flare, Color Grade and finish! That’s the process we’ll use in this tutorial.

#Photoshop: Create a Double Exposure Image in Photoshop (Double Exposure Effect Tutorial)


Freedom to Smoke - Die Freiheit zu rauchen #punchline #satire #pointe

Smokers say they want to have the freedom to smoke. In this case, addiction is an act of unfreedom.
Raucher sagen, sie wollen die Freiheit haben zu rauchen. Dabei ist Sucht gelebte Unfreiheit.

#Photoshop: How to Create a 3D Octopus Text Effect

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial teaches how to apply octopus skin texture and light reflections to the 3d letters. You may get large editable psd file of “octopus text effect” Photoshop tutorial by m…

#Photoshop: How to Create a 3D Octopus Text Effect

Friday, April 14, 2017

#Photography: 5 Ways Patience Makes You a Better Photographer

It’s interesting that on websites like Digital Photography School you will find lots of articles on gear and photographic techniques, but far fewer on the mindset of the successful photographer. I’ve always believed that the key to understanding why people are successful lies in the way they think. For example, if you want to build a business that turns over a million dollars a year, then you would learn a great deal from talking with people who have already achieved that.

#Photography: 5 Ways Patience Makes You a Better Photographer

Favourite Colour - Lieblingsfarbe #punchline #satire #pointe

My favourite colour: simply colourful
Meine Lieblingsfarbe: bunt.

#Photography: How to Find Your Model's Best Side for Portrait Photography

PhotographerJoe Edelman knows a thing or two about how to make a person look good. With a career that has spanned across four decades, he’s taken portraits that have been featured in publications s…

#Photography: How to Find Your Model's Best Side for Portrait Photography


#Photography: How to Improve Your Photography Composition with Any Camera

Camera technology has evolved at a mind-boggling pace over the last few years. So much so that even the simplest of cameras on the market will outmatch a professional model from not so long ago. But the objective of this video is to look beyond your hardware. Lewandowski uses his smartphone to illustrate all of the composition techniques he recommends.

#Photography: How to Improve Your Photography Composition with Any Camera


#Photography: Basic Portrait Post-Processing Workflow Tips to Help You Save Time and Stay Organized

This article will walk you through some tips for how to set up a basic portrait post-processing workflow that can help you save time and stay organized. When you’re new to photography, everything i…

#Photography: Basic Portrait Post-Processing Workflow Tips to Help You Save Time and Stay Organized

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#Musicproduction: Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes releases the "2nd Year free sample pack" #freedownload

Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes has released the 2nd Year free sample pack. It consists of atmos, bass, drums and extra loops. All WAV loops are 24-bit / 44,1 kHz; ~630 MB uncompressed. MIDI for each part is provided too.
No subscription or payment (enter zero as amount) is required in order to download (if you opt-in for email subscription - few important emails per year - Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes plan to make more free loops/instruments in the future exclusive only to subscribers).

#Musicproduction: Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes releases the "2nd Year free sample pack" #freedownload


Improvisation #punchline #satire #pointe

Improvising can only be done if you are well prepared for the unexpected.
Improvisieren kann man nur, wenn man gut vorbereitet ist auf das Unerwartete.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Female quota - Frauenquote #punchline #satire #pointe

Female quota is anti-women. In Parliament, 100% are idiots and now they want to increase the share of women from 30% to 50%. I wonder why women do not protest.
Frauenquoten sind Frauenfeindlich. Im Parlament sitzen 100% Deppen und jetzt will man den Frauenanteil von 30% auf 50% erhöhen. Wundert mich, dass die Frauen nicht dagegen protestieren.

#Photography: Diagonal Lines in Landscape Photography

Today’s landscape photo tip involves diagonal lines. In a landscape photo, portrait photo, still life or any other kind of photo, the first major task of the photographer is to draw the viewer’s ey…

#Photography: Diagonal Lines in Landscape Photography

#Musicproduction: PC Recording Studio Software Ardour updated to v5.6 #freedownload

Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux, OS X and Windows
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Record

Bring it to the computer
Grab yourself a nice audio interface. Plug in a microphone or a keyboard. Add a track. Press record. Got it.
Use what you've got
Import audio or MIDI from your hard drive or the Freesound database.

Edit

The work to be done
Cut, move, stretch, copy, paste, delete, align, trim, crossfade, rename, snapshot, zoom, transpose, quantize, swing, drag, drop.
The tools to do it
All with unlimited undo/redo. All in the same window.

Mix

All the buzzwords
Mute, solo, fader, automate, EQ, dynamics, insert, send, pre-fader, post-fader, sync, monitor, isolate.
Less of the pain
Floating point fidelity, the most flexible mixer architecture in the industry, hundreds of plugins, and external control surfaces.

#Musicproduction: PC Recording Studio Software Ardour updated to v5.6 #freedownload

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Facile Nature - Leichtgläubigkeit #punchline #satire #pointe

I am man of a facile nature. You can talk me into believing anything. Even alcohol-free beer.
Ich bin sehr leichtgläubig. Mir kann man wirklich vieles einreden. Sogar alkoholfreies Bier.

#Photography: Why Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone is Good for Your Photography

Getting outside your comfort zone is good for your photography. The single, biggest factor that has helped me to improve my photography was becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. This has been across all areas of photographic work, from weddings, corporate through to my absolute passion, travel photography.

#Photography: Why Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone is Good for Your Photography

#Photography: 5 Vital Things You Must Consider as a Photographer

Photography is an art that most people have an affinity for. Since the emergence of this art form, people have always been drawn towards it as a hobby. But with the progression of time, photography…

#Photography: 5 Vital Things You Must Consider as a Photographer

Monday, April 10, 2017

Where the Fattest People are - Wo die fettesten Leute sind #punchline #satire #pointe

The fattest people are in those countries, where the most light products are sold.
Die fettesten Leute gibt es in jenen Ländern, wo es die meisten Light-Produkte gibt.

#Musicproduction: How much difference does mastering really make? [with audio]

If your mix is as good as you can get it, can mastering really make all that much difference?
I have two quick examples of mastering, with comparisons of the original mix, the finished master, and the master compared with the mix at the same level.

#Musicproduction: How much difference does mastering really make? [with audio]


#Photoshop: Playing with Glows and Blurs - Fairy in the Woods - Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to make this eerie photo manipulation with fairy and dragonflies flying around her. I’ll show you, how to make amazing depth of field on your manipulation by simple steps. You will see, h…

#Photoshop: Playing with Glows and Blurs - Fairy in the Woods - Photoshop Tutorial

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Song of the day: Girl to Meet

Song of the day: Girl to Meet
Click here for lyrics
Click here for preview

Size Matters? - Kommt es auf die Größe an? #punchline #satire #pointe

The male brain is about 150g heavier than that of a woman. Here also size does not matter?
Das männliche Gehirn ist um rund 150g schwerer als jenes der Frau. Gilt auch hier, dass es auf die Größe nicht ankommt?

#Photoshop: How to Create a Glossy, Puffy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's layer styles to create a super quick and easy glossy, puffy text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Glossy, Puffy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

#Photography: 5 Photographer Mistakes to Avoid

Low light photographer Serge Ramelli shares some elementary beginner photography mistakes that most photographers tend to make at some point: Well, you probably know where this is going. Light. Sho…

#Photography: 5 Photographer Mistakes to Avoid


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Coffee and Sleep - Kaffe und Schlafen #punchline #satire #pointe

The trend is towards non-smoking and vegetarian diets. Smokers can stick a nicotine patch on the arm. But shall I, as Fleichesser, bind a ham on my thigh?
Manche Menschen können nicht schlafen, wenn sie am Abend einen Kaffee getrunken haben. Bei mir ist das umgekehrt: Ich kann nicht Kaffee trinken, wenn ich schlafe.

#Photography: How to Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography

As we push further into autumn (in some parts of the world) many designers might be thinking about how to create autumn-inspired artwork for the projects they are working on. In this tutorial, we w…

#Photography: How to Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography

#Photography: Street Photography: A License to Observe

Here my street photography works
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Magnum photographer Christopher Andersonis constantly seeking answers. He navigates the world through his camera, and through his viewfinder he makes sense of his surroundings: More so than most th…

#Photography: Street Photography: A License to Observe


Friday, April 7, 2017

Trend #punchline #satire #pointe

There is a trend to non-smoking and vegetarian diets. Smokers can stick a nicotine patch on the arm. But shall I, as meat eater, lash a leg-ham on my thigh?
Der Trend geht in Richtung Nichtrauchen und vegetarische Ernährung. Raucher können sich ein Nikotinpflaster auf den Arm kleben. aber soll ich als Fleichesser mir einen Beinschinken auf den Schenkel schnallen?

#Photography: Timelapse Tilt-Shift Effect Tutorial

Here my article with tutorial to tilt-shift and another of my works
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The miniature tilt-shift effect works fantastically well in timelapse photography. The usual way to create this miniature effect is to use a tilt-shift lens; however, these lenses are expensive.It’…

#Photography: Timelapse Tilt-Shift Effect Tutorial


#Photography: Night Landscape Photography

Many photographers assume that once the sun goes down, so do the opportunities to take spectacular landscape images. Some of my favorite photographs were taken under extremely low light or nearly p…

#Photography: Night Landscape Photography

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Food Fake #punchline #satire #pointe

The photo of a finished menu compared to the ready-made menu is like a date
with Beyonce , but Iggy Pop comes.

Das Foto eines Fertigmenüs im Vergleich zum fertig zubereiteten Menü ist wie eine Verabredung mit Beyonce, zu der dann aber Iggy Pop erscheint.

#Photoshop: How to Replace a Skyline

Watch the video from here. There is nothing more in the article.

#Photoshop: How to Replace a Skyline


#Photography: Photography Cliches

Photography has fashion trends, just like any other creative industry. Some enterprising soul will be playing around and come up with a new look that catches on, and before long, the world is awash…

#Photography: Photography Cliches

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases free VSCO2 Orchestral Rompler #freedownload

bigcat instruments has announced that a new version of the free Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra orchestral ROMpler plug-in for Mac and Windows is available.
VSCO2 includes 25 instruments and 88 articulations covering a wide range of chamber strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. The new interface is easier on the eye thanks to the artwork of Simon Autenrieth.
The Rompler now includes round robins for the short articulations along with a couple of new instruments. This has boosted the sample count to over 2000. Samples come from the VSCO2 community edition by Sam Gossner.

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases free VSCO2 Orchestral Rompler #freedownload

Boring World - Langweilige Welt #punchline #satire #pointe

Do not rail against the idiots on TV. Without them the world would be dull.

Schimpf nicht auf die Idioten im Fernsehen. Ohne die wäre die Welt ziehmlich langweilig.

#Photoshop: How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

We have all taken photos that were close to perfect except for some object in the background. If given the chance it is always better to remove that object in person, it will take much less time than doing it in Photoshop and will look more natural. Sometimes however that is not an option; either you didn’t see it or were not able to move it.
That is where Photoshop comes in! In this episode we show you how to remove objects from your photos to make your subject stand out more.

#Photoshop: How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop


#Photoshop: Create a Neon Nightclub Music Poster in Photoshop CC

If you create graphics for print or the web, you’ll find lots of useful techniques for graphic design in this tutorial. We will cover everything from building a background and blending images toget…

#Photoshop: Create a Neon Nightclub Music Poster in Photoshop CC


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Music Video "Red Devil Woman" Released

She was so amazing, so extraordinary. True story. She had long and red hair. She was slim. She was looking so damned good. And she knew how to make love. Always exciting. To tell more would be X-rated. I wanted to make a song about this woman.


Lyrics:

Red Devil Woman

Ref:
She is a red devil woman
She treats me like noone did before

She is pretty, she is smart
She has something of art - or even magic
She has fire in her hair
Waving softly in the air - red and long and curly
She is part of all my dreams
Wishful phantasy it seems
24 hours a day

At the first time we met
She was smoking cigarette - like a diva
She asked me for a light
And in the following night - she lit my fire
In the morning she was gone
With the early-rising sun
But she stayed here in my mind

In the evening I returned
To the place I later termed - the pub of love
I had a tasty, flavoured tea
Maybe two or maybe three - I wished it was a tea for two
Many people came along
But she was not among
And I ordered more and more

Ref:
Where is the red devil woman
To treat me like noone did before

After hours waiting still
I received a heavy bill - it was at closing time
When my hand goes in the coat
To get my money out - I found something not from me
Then I felt a quiet bliss
There was a paper with a kiss
And discreet an email-address 

Musician's challenge - Musikalische Herausforderung #punchline #satire #pointe

The challenge for musicians is to make music instead of just playing notes.
Die Herausforderung beim Musizieren ist Musik zu machen anstatt nur Noten zu spielen.

#Photoshop: [Hindi] Newspaper Effect

Watch the video from here. There is nothing more in the article.

#Photoshop: [Hindi] Newspaper Effect


#Musicproduction: SynthIV releases IV Line 2.0 (beta) #freedownload

Patchbanks for free to download offered
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SynthIV has updated their IV Line synthesizer/sequencer to version 2.0 (beta). Brand new MIDI capabilities, stylized graphics, and extra controls are all available in the updated version.

#Musicproduction: SynthIV releases IV Line 2.0 (beta) #freedownload

Monday, April 3, 2017

Always unsatisfied - Immer unzufrieden #punchline #satire #pointe

People are always unsatisfied. One juggles with seven apples, now one says: "Can you do that with eight?". If one does nothing, nobody asks: "Can you do even less?"
Die Leute sind nicht zufrieden. Jongliert einer mit sieben Äpfeln, sagt ein: "Kannst du das auch mit acht?". Macht einer nichts, fragt keiner: "Kannst du noch weniger?"

#Photography: How to Capture Mood and Atmosphere in Your Photos

Why is it so difficult to capture the cozy ambiance of a cafe in a picture? Or the casual atmosphere of a warm bonfire with friends on a summer night?Learning how to capture mood and atmosphere of …

#Photography: How to Capture Mood and Atmosphere in Your Photos

#Photoshop: How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch - Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. You’ll learn some basic rules to form your painting, the tips to paint effectively, how to use brush and take care of the …

#Photoshop: How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch - Photoshop Tutorial

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Song of the day: Dark Wave

Song of the day: Dark Wave
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Fashion Victim #punchline #satire #pointe

If a van that transporting jeans drives me down, then I am a fashion victim?
Wenn ich von einem Lieferwagen mit Jeans überfahren werde, bin ich dann ein Fashion Victim?

#Photography: Shadow and Silhouette Photography Techniques

Shadows are naturally evocative. The result of matter coming between a surface and incoming rays of light, they’re simultaneously symbolic of dependence as well as absence. Artists of all sorts uti…

#Photography: Shadow and Silhouette Photography Techniques


#Musicproduction: The difference between minimum-phase and linear-phase EQ on transient signals such as snare drum

The debate between minimum phase EQ and linear phase EQ rages on the web. Some say that linear phase EQ cures the transient smearing of minimum phase. But might it have a more serious side effect?

#Musicproduction: The difference between minimum-phase and linear-phase EQ on transient signals such as snare drum

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Demo pro Erdogan #punchline #satire #pointe

Demonstration for Erdogan? Like free running chickens, which demonstrate for cage system housing.
Demonstration für Erdogan? Wie Freilandhühner, die für Käfighaltung demonstrieren.

#Photoshop: How to Use Photoshop to Create a Mirror Image

Welcome back to another one of my Photoshop tutorials! Today, I will take you with me to the Zion National Park, an amazing place located in Utah, USA. Here is the thing: I was there in bright dayl…

#Photoshop: How to Use Photoshop to Create a Mirror Image


#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.3.5 #freedownload

HY-Delay2 is a multi mode delay effect.
There are both free and commercial versions.

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.3.5 #freedownload