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7 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Album Covers. Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now If you’re looking to stretch your skills as a web designer, you may be interested in learning more about different types of design.

7 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Album Covers

Many web designers find inspiration from album art, and there are some helpful tutorials for learning more about creating your own album covers in Photoshop. Photoshop Tutorials for Album Covers: Electrifying Glow Album Art Designing a Cover Using Spectrograms Linkin Park Album Cover CD Cover Design From Dull Digital Photo to Sweet Old School Album Cover Lara Croft Album Cover How I Designed 3 CD Jackets Just by Listening to Music This post doesn’t get into the Photoshop details, but rather it looks at the artistic process involved in desiging album art.

Visual Mindscape: A Query Letter to Incite. Before I get into the Query Letter I have something that I want to share with you.

Visual Mindscape: A Query Letter to Incite

Those of you who know me and my work are aware that I have been fortunate enough to have every screenplay I have written either produced or optioned (and I don’t mean the Danny Manus type of option). I have just completed my newest screenplay, SCARS, and am about to start pitching it. I thought I would, with each new column I write in, create a journal of sorts that discusses my step-by-step approach and the successes and failures it leads to. I will begin in the next column on the logline and then an overview of my initial approach to getting SCARS produced.

It is my hope that it will be both insightful and confidence building for other writers. Alright, now on to the Query Letter. The objective of the query letter is not to tell the reader what your screenplay is about. The only purpose of the query letter is to entice agents and producers to read your script. The Hook. Why Spec Scripts Fail: Script Formatting - Details vs. ‘Detailitus’ Part 1. We discussed, in our previous two articles Backstory Thru Subtext, Part1 & Part 2, how just a few words can make a big difference in a scene.

Why Spec Scripts Fail: Script Formatting - Details vs. ‘Detailitus’ Part 1

This time we will explore how a very few words can create a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. Over the years I have been fortunate to be the final reader of some great scripts of films that have gone on to become Oscar winners, (Babel) and (Michael Clayton). Unfortunately there are many, many more I have read that are so verbose and novelesque that all they earn is the Dickensian ‘word repetition award.’ It is a challenge to read them with a positive attitude. No matter how hard I try it is almost impossible to find the joy in such scripts. One of the worst format and style information sources for fledgling spec scriptwriters is the plethora of script sites on the internet.

Many times I can tell if the scribe of my current analysis project can write just by what is on (or not on) the title page. Man, “THAT’S COLD.” FADE IN: 1 EXT. TV Tropes. Agents for Screenwriters. Filmmaker IQ. Big Lottery Fund. We’re in the process of updating our systems and are experiencing some delays in the assessment of new applications.

Big Lottery Fund

Turnaround times are likely to be longer than stated. If this impacts on the delivery of your project please contact us Awards for All gives groups a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. We want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. We will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. You can apply to Awards for All England if you are a community group, not for profit group, parish or town council, health body, or school. You must have a bank account that requires at least two people to sign each cheque or withdrawal. You must use the grant within one year. See the Q&A document for more information, and read the guidance notes before applying. The Key Fund. 50 Free Photoshop Actions.

Adobe's flagship image-editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built-in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and replay the steps to complete the task automatically.

50 Free Photoshop Actions

Not only can you record your own but you can also import actions, opening up a whole range of effects and time-saving options – whether you're using an older CS or have signed up to the very latest Creative Cloud version. So to add to our collections of Photoshop plugins and Photoshop resources, here are some great Photoshop actions that are free to download and install, for photographers, graphic designers, game artists and more.

You can jump to the section you want from the dropdown menu above, but you should definitely check out the entire list – who knows where inspiration will strike! Photo filters 01. If your photos just aren't sinister enough for your liking, this free action should make things a little more unsettling. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.