Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

Aliasing and Anti-aliasing Examples

If there’s one thing that digital photography has no shortage of, it’s confusing vocabulary words. Aliasing, which is a common word in the world of digital everything (video games, CGI, photography), is one of those words that everyone has heard, but may not quite understand. And the anti-aliasing feature found on many digital cameras doesn’t do much to explain why you should use it. Not to worry though, for anti-aliasing is no where near as complicated as it may sound.

The Basics About Pixels

Most digital images are made up of square units known as pixels. If you take any of your digital photographs and zoom in a few times, you will notice that the closer you get, the more blocky the image appears. This blocky appearance is the result of the individual pixels becoming more pronounced as the digital image is increased in size. [read]


One of the most egregious errors for an artist using Twitter is overlooking the use of hashtags (the “#” symbol before a keyword).

Using a hashtag is like including a keyword in your tweet. It’s an unofficial feature of Twitter but now widely accepted and supported, and is an easy way for people to search for and find a particular topic.

Here’s how it works, using some of my own tweets from the last couple of days.

“The Secret To The Merch Table. Want to sell more merch at gigs? Here’s how. #merch #gig #bands”

This is a simple tweet regarding my Music 3.0 blog post from yesterday, complete with a shortened url link. At the end are the hashtags #merch, #gig, and #bands. How did I select them? First of all both “merch” and “gig” appear in the tweet, but I researched them first to see what kind of searches there were by going to (You can also do the same search on Twitter at…..

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Who doesn’t love the iPod silhouette ads? If you don’t like them then you won’t like this tutorial either because I’m going to teach you how to make your own. And better yet, we’re going to do it in PSE for those of us who haven’t yet taken the dive into full blown PS.

1. Choose a photo with a background that’s easy to remove and make it easy on yourself – make sure their hand is visible or you could slip the iPod into their pocket when it comes time for that step.

K’Nex Lightbox Tutorial

Posted: October 15, 2009 in Photography
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After months of photographing my work with so-so results, I decided it was time to invest in a lightbox. And what better way to do it than to Do It Yourself? In search of the perfect supplies, I raided my parents basement and came across my favorite childhood toy: a box of K’nex!If you’re wondering what a lightbox can do for you, look no further than my dingy-yellow digital ‘graphs in the K’nex building portion of this tutorial, then compare those to these images taken inside of the completed K’nex lightbox. Lightboxes keep your colors looking bright, reduce shadows, and make sure your images look clean and professional. Follow the tutorial below to create your own… [read –]

 Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4 with: Paul Trani

Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4 with: Paul Trani

Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4 shows the basics of doing just that—building a first web site. Adobe Certified Instructor Paul Trani walks through the important steps of creating a web site from concept to publishing, using Dreamweaver CS4. He teaches how to create basic web pages, add text and image content, use Cascading Style Sheets for design and layout, create a photo gallery, and even check the final site for browser compatibility. He also demonstrates how to create a contact form to encourage viewer feedback on the site. Exercise files accompany the course. [view] — Sibelius is the music notation software of choice among professionals and educators to write beautiful scores, inspire spellbinding performances and print pieces that look as professional as published sheet music. Join Roger Cole, musician and composer, as he shows you how intuitive Sibelius is to learn and use.