Design Tips Articles

  • The Secret to Success for this Top Music Producer – Fun

    August 4, 2016

    Fun is a skill you don't find on most LinkedIn profiles but for music producer/engineer/author/artist Sylvia Massy, fun is an integral part of her job. It's a requirement for herself and her clients, woven seamlessly into her work and radiates through her smile. Massy's a tried, true and skilled fun-maker who requires musicians and technicians to bring their ear...

  • How to Create Your Own Click Track in GarageBand

    July 21, 2016

    As a musician, I’ve long been a fan of Apple’s GarageBand software for its ease of use and powerful recording and editing tools. It’s often my go-to software for demoing songs with my band, due to how quickly you can set up a new project and start recording. But one gripe I’ve had about GarageBand for years, throughout all of its iterations, is its lack of a...

  • The Ultimate Facebook Cover Photo Guide — and Template!

    June 18, 2016

    Over the past few weeks on Deke’s Techniques, I’ve been focusing on how to create an impeccable, integrated, and (dare I say) slightly ingenious Facebook cover photo — in which the cover image at the top of your Facebook page is in perfect alignment with your profile picture. I’ve measured every angle, considered every interface element, and ultimately crafted a...

  • 5 Key Design Steps in a Web Design Workflow

    June 18, 2016

    If you’ve ever searched Google for “web design workflow” you’ll find that most results focus on the entire “web design and development...

  • Export Your Song: How to Share GarageBand Files

    June 17, 2016

    So, you've recorded and mixed a song in GarageBand. Now it’s time to share your song with the world. In its current state, your tune...

  • 5 Reasons to Use Photoshop Curves Instead of Levels

    May 2, 2016

    You may have heard that in Photoshop, Curves are better than Levels for adjusting the brightness and contrast, and for performing...