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    Interview with Peter Block

    Interview with Peter Block
    ArtBistro Podcast: #99 Interview with Peter Block Peter Block is a man who wears many hats. He is an internationally coveted speaker, a consultant to the biggest corporations in the world, and a best-selling author. Lately he's also been making a name for himself as a citizen by facilitating conversations within communities. In this interview, Peter discusses uncovering and acting ...
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    What is software piracy?

    There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work. h4. Effects of Software Piracy When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increases the risk consumer's computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective ...
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    Top 10 Podcasting Do's and Don'ts

    Consider following these simple podcasting tips to get the most from your podcast and make it stand out from other podcasts in the crowd. h4. DO 1. Make it Professional Regardless of whether you are podcasting from your garage or a corporate boardroom there is no reason that your podcast cannot have a professional sound and feel. Use software to edit ...
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    Create an Aqua Button Using GIMP

    Create an Aqua Button Using GIMP
    *+PART 1: CREATE THE IMAGE+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Select File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. In the Create a New Image dialogue box set: p((. a. Width: 110 pixels p((. b. Height: 55pixels p((. c. Under the Advanced Options p((((. i. 72 ppi p((((. ii. Colorspace: RGB color p((((. iii. Fill with: Transparency 4. Click OK. 5. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) name the ...
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    Create an Animated GIF Using GIMP

    *+PART 1: OPEN A NEW THE GIMP FILE:+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Go to File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. Type p((. • Name: “animated_gif” p((. • Width: 100 pixels p((. • Height: 100 pixels p((. • Resolution: 72 pixels/inch p((. • Mode: RGB color p((. • Select Contents: Transparent 4. Click OK. 5. Save as “animated_gif.xcf” into your Documents>originals folder. *+PART 2: ...
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    GUIDE: How Do I Create an Original Banner?

    *+PART 1: OPEN A NEW THE GIMP FILE:+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Go to File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. Preset: Web banner huge 728x90 4. Under the Advanced Options set: p((. • Resolution: 72 pixels/inch p((. • Mode: RGB color p((. • Select Contents: White 5. Click OK. 6. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) and name the file “banner.xcf” into your Documents>originals folder. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos

    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos
    Problems often arise when you shoot video with a bright light in the background, which is often called a backlight. When in automatic exposure mode, the camcorder assumes that the bright light is too bright, and darkens the entire video to compensate. When your subject is in the foreground, this often results in your subject being too dark. Clearly, the best ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions

    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions
    In conjunction with "Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/240-normalizing-audio-in-premiere-pro-and-audition- h4. To increase low-volume regions in Audition, do the following: *1.* In the Display area, click and drag in the waveform to select the quiet regions. *2.* Choose Effects > Amplitude > Normalize (process). *3.* If the default parameters shown in Figure 74c suit your needs (usually, they will), click OK ...
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    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output

    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output
    Most video acquisition formats like DV and the 1080i HDV codec used by the Sony and Canon HDV cameras are interlaced formats that contain two fields for every frame, usually shot 1/60th of a second apart (1/50th for PAL). In contrast, most streaming formats are frame-based. To produce frame-based video from interlaced sources involves combining the two fields into a single ...
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    iMovie Music Video

    +*PROJECT: Music Video*+ *Steps* p(. 1. Crew Up: All crewmembers choose new jobs. p(. 2. Working as a group, choose an appropriate song for your new video by a local band. You can also create your own song using GarageBand. p(. 3. Get song approved by CEO. p(. 4. Complete preproduction notebook. Get notebook approval. p(. 5. Shoot your video. Remember ...
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    GarageBand: Add Music to Animation

    +*PROJECT: Scoring Original Animation*+ Open your Original Animation in GarageBand and add an original score. Steps: p(. 1. Open your Original Animation in iMovie HD p(. 2. Choose Share > GarageBand. GarageBand will open. p(. 3. In GarageBand choose Control > Show Media Browser. p(. 4. Click the Media Browser button (next to the Track Info button). [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] p(. 5. Click ...
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    Digital Paper Terminology

    Digital Paper Terminology
    The list below, provided by Legion Paper, is a comprehensive index of terminology used in making and referring to Digital Art Paper. You will find this glossary very valuable when shopping for or choosing the right digital art paper for your next project. *Additive Colors* Red, Green, and Blue are referred to as additive colors. Red + Green + Blue = ...
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    How to Shoot a Video & Capture a Still Image

    +*PROJECT: How to Shoot a Video*+ You have been assigned to a Production Company of 3-4 people, with whom you will work throughout the semester. This introductions project is a useful way to get to know each other and to assess how to make best use of the human resources in your group. You will use a camera and lighting techniques. ...
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    iMovie: Podcast Commercial

    +*PROJECT: Podcast Commercial*+ *PART 1: COMMERICAL RE-CREATION* p(. Choose your favorite 15-30 second commercial currently playing on television. Break it down shot by shot, location by location, and recreate with your Production Company. Use one or more scene breakdowns to deconstruct your commercial. A scene breakdown is an analysis of the practical implications of the script, scene by scene. A breakdown ...
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    How to Work with Spray Adhesive

    Working with spray adhesive can be tricky and as we all know, very messy. Here are some helpful tips and techniques from the 3M Corporation that will make using spray adhesive easier, cleaner and enable you to get the most out of the product. 3M Super 77 Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive is one of the most useful and versatile tools for home ...
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    Generosity and Your Design

    Generosity and Your Design
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Generosity Generosity in the creative process is a core ethic of healthy, thriving teams and artists. But how do we cultivate the practice of generosity? Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    3 Free Grid Wordpress Themes + Inspiration & Resources

    A year ago, I wrote a post regarding a new trend in grid based web designs. Well, indeed the trend is getting popular now and is seen on websites like InspiredMag. I really like this design style because it is well organized and professional looking. Here I found three Free unique Wordpress themes that utilizes grid as the main feel. ...
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    Do You Need a Manifesto?

    Do You Need a Manifesto?
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Do You Need a Manifesto? Call it a line in the sand. In this podcast, we discuss the basic principles that will guide the AC community moving forward. What does it look like to be brilliant, prolific and healthy? Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky

    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. John Winsor In this interview, John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky shares his insight on career and creating. John is the author of Spark and Beyond The Brand. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    How To - Decorative Surface Techniques

    The decorative arts have always included techniques for giving interesting surfaces to common materials. Whether mimicking a precious substance, imitating the patina of great age or simply using paints to the best advantage, art materials can give glamour and richness to otherwise ordinary objects and surfaces. h4. Using acrylic paint for wall decoration. Artists’ acrylics offer the broadest range of possibilities ...

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