by Annie Crawford, Adobe Spark Here at Adobe Spark we spend a lot of time (like a lot) thinking about how to create the best images for the ‘gram. But what about the caption? That often-overlooked space is hugely important for converting scrollers into followers. And more and more, we see savvy communicators putting that real estate to good […]Read more "100+ Instagram Caption Ideas to Try"
by Mark Galer The Tilt Shift effect is a popular technique that originated from the use of ‘Tilt Shift’ lenses and creates an interesting ‘toy-town’ look. Architectural photographers use these specialized lenses to correct the converging verticals of the buildings they are photographing, but they can also be used creatively to shift the plane of […]Read more "FREE Photoshop Action: Toy Town Miniature Effect (Tilt-Shift)"
by Larry Jordan Tilt-shift blurs create the illusion of depth of field, along with other interesting visual effects, by emulating in software a special kind of camera lens called a “tilt/shift lens.” What’s interesting to me is that we can emulate the effect of these lenses in Final Cut. When applied to high-wide shots, this creates […]Read more "Tutorial: Create a Tilt-Shift Blur in FCPX without Plug-Ins"
by Kim Sternish, Toolfarm Audacity is a FREE easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Whether you’re editing a podcast, external audio for a video, or a voiceover, Audacity can handle it. If you really want to step up your videos, first you need to step […]Read more "Audacity – A Free Audio Recording & Editing App"
BY CALEB WARD, Premiumbeat Need to convert your video to GIF? Check out 3 of our favorite FREE video to GIF applications. Whether it’s motion graphic loops or simply small video clips, GIFs are a great way to display your work online. This file type has had a resurgence in popularity over the last few years […]Read more "Free Video to GIF Apps"
by Shot by Myles Double Exposure for video on FCPX! The GOATs such as Ryan Nangle have blazed the trail for this type of stuff but I felt I could add a small twist here and there and make it more comprehensive than most.Read more "Cool Double Exposure Tricks for Final Cut Pro"
by Larry Jordan’s The Inside Tips Effects presets save time when you’re reusing your effects. Saving effects presets can save a lot of time, if you find yourself using the same effects settings over and over. But creating them isn’t obvious. Here’s what you need to know. First, select a clip and make the effects […]Read more "How to Create Effects Presets in Premiere"