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In-depth: Cubase 9 adds integrated Sampler Tracks, lots more

25 minutes agoArts : Create Digital Music

Cubase 9 is here, and Steinberg are touting improved stability and performance, and lots of user-requested features. That includes new goodies like a built-in Sample Track for manipulating audio, plus history in the mixer. At last, all the Cubase releases are synced – Elements, Artist, and Pro all hit Cubase 9 at once. Show More Summary

Optical Box (1750-1790)

This optical box from the Museum of Cinema in Catalonia dates from the late 18th century. (Link to YouTube video). It had multiple functions: You could use it as a camera obscura for drawing. Besides this, it could be folded up into the shape of a book and easily transported. Show More Summary

GPU Animation: Doing It Right

Most people now know that modern web browsers use the GPU to render parts of web pages, especially ones with animation. For example, a CSS animation using the transform property looks much smoother than one using the left and top properties. Show More Summary

How to Create a Festive Christmas Fireplace in Affinity Designer

28 minutes agoGraphic Design / Photoshop : PSDTUTS

What You'll Be Creating Are you ready for one of the most magical holidays of the year? Let’s feel this warm atmosphere of Christmas by creating a cozy scene depicting a flat fireplace decorated with Christmas stockings, candles, and a holly wreath. Show More Summary

10 Xmas Posters and Invitations With Hand Illustrations

Hand illustrations creatively represent the elegance and beauty of the holiday season. That’s why they are a classical choice for both posters and invitations.  This collection of hand illustrated Christmas designs shows 10 of the best festive poster and invitation designs themed for the Christmas eve. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Art Handlers Wear Art Face

31 minutes agoArts : Art Fag City

Several publications have written articles blaming a large cedar sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard for a series of illnesses suffered by agents working out of the Miami field office of the FBI. However, according to reporter Benjamin...Show More Summary

Is It Our Inconsistencies And Contradictions That Inspire Our Creativity?

33 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Perhaps contradictions are a necessary ingredient for triggering intellectual creativity. While most humans struggle to maintain a sense of psychological unity, contradictions produce destabilising breaches in the self. Whether conscious...Show More Summary

classic-art: In the Garden at Villers-le-Bel Frederick Childe...

33 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

classic-art: In the Garden at Villers-le-Bel Frederick Childe Hassam, 1889

catonhottinroof: Carl Vilhelm Holsøe Interior with the lady...

33 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

catonhottinroof: Carl Vilhelm Holsøe Interior with the lady at the piano

Oh, This Will Be Juicy: Martin Amis Is Writing A Novel About Christopher Hitchens, Saul Bellow, And Philip Larkin

33 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"It's hard going but the one benefit is that I have the freedom to invent things," he says. "I don't have them looking over my shoulder any more." Because, of course, they're all dead now.

Get ready for 2017 with these minimally designed calendars

33 minutes agoArts : The Fox Is Black

2017 is nearly upon us (honestly, it can’t come soon enough) and now it’s time to start thinking of the year ahead. Planning is essential to your business and a trusty calendar hanging on the wall (or sitting on your desk) ensures your projects are organized and completed on time. Business aside, it’s critical to... Continue reading ?

VSCO iPhone app now supports RAW files

VSCO is an app of choice of many smartphone photographers. It is basically a more artistic and more sophisticated version of Instagram, which allows you to edit your smartphone photos and make them look more appealing. This month, the...Show More Summary

triglifos-y-metopas: Ladies in blue, fresco. Palace ok...

34 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

riglifos-y-metopas: Ladies in blue, fresco. Palace ok Knossos. Crete, Greece. 1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

artchiculture: Edward Hopper, Sketches and preliminaries for...

34 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

artchiculture: Edward Hopper, Sketches and preliminaries for Nighthawks, 1942

Feel the Beat

34 minutes agoArts : Yanko Design

Feel the Beat The TAP watch is the result of an exploration into sound that helps the hearing-impaired create their own music and easily share it with one another....

Not your average lava lamp!

34 minutes agoArts : Yanko Design

Not your average lava lamp! Not that I mean to trivialize Global Warming or anything, but the Cascadia Candles sure do look fun! Shaped to look like high terrain, these candles...

Are DC's Big Theaters Hoarding Their Audience Pools Instead Of Sharing Them?

34 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The good news from a decade-long study of the area's seven major pro companies is that audiences there aren't tapped out, they're growing (even subscriptions increased!). But there was one startling finding: "A whopping 85 percent of audiences patronize a single troupe."

How to photograph LED Christmas lights

At this time of year, having Christmas lights in the background of your shots is not only common, it’s desired. Especially for those bokeh fanatics. The last few years, though, there’s been a trend away from the more traditional Christmas lights toward low energy LEDs. Show More Summary

How Rufus Wainright and Benjamin Millipied came to collaborate on L.A. Dance Project program

34 minutes agoArts : Culture Monster

When Rufus Wainwright released his spare, piano-and-voice album "All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu" in 2010, Benjamin Millepied's choreography muscles began tingling. "The songs are almost like lieders," said Millepied, co-founder of L.A. Dance Project. "They're more classical in a way. They're...

catonhottinroof: George Houston (1869–1947) Winter Morning

34 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

catonhottinroof: George Houston (1869–1947) Winter Morning

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