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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Terry’s Photoshop Show #5 – More Non-Destructive Editing Methods

In this week’s show, we are going to discuss many more techniques for non-destructive editing, with a quick review of using layers and masks, but then diving into using the Image duplicate techniques, more mode-combining tricks, painting into layers with the brush, layer blending tricks and an awesome sharpening approach – all without ever damaging… Continue Reading

Aspiration: Choosing to be Happy
The Abundance Project, Week 4

The Abundance Project – Aspiration vs. Goal Setting With John Harris (do yourself a favor and add him to your circles) https://plus.google.com/+JohnHarrisOnGoogle/posts http://empower-yourself.com This show was inspired by a discussion I had with my students when I taught college and led to me writing an article on aspiration vs. goal setting which they read and… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #4 – Photoshop LAB Channel Tricks & A/B Channel Masks

In this week’s show, we are delving further into a very powerful tool in Photoshop’s arsenal – the L*A*B color space and how to use the channels, masks and the Applied Color tool with it. Much thanks to color master Dan Margulis for alerting the world to the techniques possible using this mode. Recommended reading:… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #3 – Photoshop LAB Channel Tricks – Color Contrast vs Luminosity Contrast

In this week’s show, we are delving into a very powerful tool in Photoshop’s arsenal – the L*A*B color space and how to use the Curves adjustment layers with it. Much thanks to color master Dan Margulis for alerting the world to the techniques possible using this mode. Recommended reading: http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-LAB-Color-Adventures-Colorspace/dp/0321356780 This is the third… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #4 – Dissonance Without Being Ugly

*Terry’s Live Music Show #4 – Dissonance Without Being Ugly* *Please view/listen in 720p HD mode for the 192kbps audio quality.* This week the challenge is to produce as much “Pretty” music with dissonance as possible, composed live from the two Korg Wavestations and the Kawai K5000s. Dissonance is usually associated with painful, annoying or… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #3 – Space Music Deluxe!

First try! Revisited! *Terry’s Live Music Show #3b – Space Music Deluxe – Revisited!* Please watch at 720p to hear the Live Streaming audio at 192kbps! This week the challenge is to produce as much “Space Music” as possible, composed live from the two Korg Wavestations and the Kawai K5000s. See the first show for… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #2 – Melody Challenge

This is the second “Live Composition” conceptual music program, where the challenge this week is on melodies. I am taking chord patterns and working them against individual notes to see how many melodies I can churn out. Some of these may have already been discovered, but as this is a live experiment, fair use applies… Continue Reading

Terry’s (Live) Music Show #1 – How I Roll – Live Composition and High Risk Conceptual Art

Terry’s (Live) Music Show *How I Roll – “Conceptual Music” – Live Composition and High Risk Conceptual Art* This program of Live Composition on various synthesizers, the first of 12 weeks of daily shows I’m doing in seven subject areas, is fitting as the launching program for the series, as all of these shows will… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #2 –
Non-Destructive Editing, Selections and Masks

Photoshop – Making and Using Masks – part II   This week, first we’ll cover some basics of non-destructive editing, and then we will focus on doing some masks (ways of removing parts of an image), and if I find some images I can use with a curly haired person in them, I’m showing a… Continue Reading