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General knowledge- The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Whether you’re starting music production as a hobby or planning to become the next superstar DJ, it’s best to begin with free music production software. Later on, when you evolve into an advanced user, you can switch …

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General knowledge- Instagram Adds New Boomerang Effects

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Instagram has added a trio of new Boomerang effects. The company has also added a new trimming tool which lets you edit your Boomerangs. So there’s no longer any excuse for posting boring Boomerangs that start and …

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General knowledge- 5 Apps to Find the Best Color Schemes, Matches, and Palettes

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Color is all around us, but not everyone is born with a sense of how to match different hues. But don’t worry, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several to suggest color schemes, matches, …

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General knowledge- Photoshop for iPad Adds the Select Subject Tool

Adobe has updated Photoshop for iPad, adding the Select Subject tool. This works exactly the same way on iPad as it does on desktop, and produces the same results. Adobe has also improved the way cloud documents are handled, and tweaked the user interface. Photoshop for iPad Launched to Bad Reviews In November 2019, Adobe …

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General knowledge- Photoshop for iPad Adds the Select Subject Tool

Adobe has updated Photoshop for iPad, adding the Select Subject tool. This works exactly the same way on iPad as it does on desktop, and produces the same results. Adobe has also improved the way cloud documents are handled, and tweaked the user interface. Photoshop for iPad Launched to Bad Reviews In November 2019, Adobe …

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General knowledge- The 14 Best Sites to Find Free Creative Commons Music

There are lots of times you might need to get hold of royalty-free, Creative Commons music. You could be putting together a short film, designing a video game, or recording a podcast; with the right license, you can use CC music for all of that. You can find plenty of free music across the sites …

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General knowledge- What Is an AI File and How to Open It Without Adobe Illustrator

Graphic designers commonly work with vector images. The files are small, yet the images themselves are infinitely resizable. They’re perfect for drawings, and especially for things like logos and icons. The AI file is the most common type of vector image. It’s a proprietary Adobe Illustrator format, so it can be tricky to open AI …

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General knowledge- 8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos

Google has become synonymous with searching for things online. We’ve always exalted the company for its brilliant search tools, including some you’ve probably overlooked. Such as the Google Photos search tools. One of the lesser known facts about Google Photos is that its search parameters have powerful algorithms that are on a par with Google’s …

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General knowledge- The 5 Best Apps to Convert Audio and Video Files on Linux

There are many media formats out there. This is good news for those who value choice but can be a significant downside when attempting to play your media. Some software won’t accept specific file formats. It can also be a real pain trying to move file formats between devices. To get around this problem, you’ll …

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General knowledge- The 8 Best Shotgun Mics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

If you have invested in a good digital SLR or more modern mirrorless camera for video purposes, the built-in microphone is likely to leave you disappointed. Internal microphones are often tinny, too quiet, and offer little in the way of level adjustment. To capture proper directional audio, you’ll want to invest in a shotgun microphone. …

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