How to Add Effects to Audio “Tracks” in DaVinci Resolve 12

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I’ve been using the new DaVinci Resolve 12 beta for the past week since its release. Not really for mission critical stuff, but duplicating projects when I have extra time and learning the work flow. I’ve said before that the new Resolve is what Final Cut Pro X should have been and I’m thinking more and more like that today.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much in terms of training or forum conversations regarding the little features that matter to my workflow. I was ready to kick Resolve 12 to the curb because there didn’t appear to be a way to add audio effects to an entire track via the Track Mixer.

It’s a little different than other NLEs but it’s not too hard to do. [Read more…]

 

How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop

In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to select and change colors in Photoshop using Hue/Saturation adjustment layers and layer masks.

As you can see in the video, it’s a pretty simple task. Additionally, you see just how much power there is in using layer masks for you selections so that you can tweak exactly which parts of the imageĀ are affected in the final image.

How to Remove a Tattoo in Photoshop

In this video from Aaron Nace at Phlearn, you’ll see how you can use Photoshop to remove tattoos from your subjects.

He covers three main sections in the process, which are the basic removal, then painting the skin back in to remove the odd, blotchy look from the removal and, finally, he shows us how to add skin texture back to the tattoo removal area.

Lightroom Tip: How to Add Images to a Collection on Import

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Collections are a powerful organizing tool inside of Adobe Lightroom, which lets you group photos together that may or may not be found in the same folder of your overall file organization. You can create Collections for portraits, landscapes, specific individuals and infinite other selection criteria.

One of the newer features in Lightroom is that you now have the ability to add images to a Collection during import. It is a simple and straightforward process that might save you quite a bit of time in organization that you would otherwise do later. [Read more…]

Watch Thomas Heaton Pick His Shots in Iceland with a Midnight Sun

In this video, photographer Thomas Heaton travels around Iceland looking for just the right shot at a variety of locations. One of the unique aspects of Heaton’s video is that you feel like you are walking through the process with him as he tries to find just the right shot in just the right location.

You hear him say throughout the video that it’s worth the time to walk around and see what is there rather than just arrive and start shooting. Of course, the slow fading light in Iceland helps with that process too. As he points out, you might have 10 minutes to set up and get a sunset show in England (or the US) but Iceland gives you three hours of similar sunset light so you can wait for just the right moment.

Clocking in at over 16 minutes, it is longer than most YouTube tutorial videos; however, it is well shot and edited for those interested in the photographic process.

[via Reddit]