Saturday, November 06, 2004

Website - GOOD-TUTORIALS.COM

GOOD TUTORIALS

With almost 5000 assorted Photoshop tutorials this website is growing by the minute. The Photoshop tutorials featured are: Effects, Test Effects, Photo Effects, Photo Retouch, Web Layouts, Web Graphics, Color, Buttons, Textures and Patterns, Drawing, Basics, Animation and designing. Which makes this website a worthwhile place for a Graphic or Website Designer, who wants to learn more or submit their tutorials.

I personally regularly make use of this website for my college work, as well as whenever I need to create a design for a client. They've had over 33 million page views since opening in August 2002 as Photoshop Design. In Feburary 2003 they moved to GOOD-TUTORIALS.COM, and in November of 2003, they underwent a complete redesign.
Since then they are the largest Photoshop Tutorials resource on the web.

Resources:
Good Tutorials

My Top 5 Authors:
Depiction
Pure Photoshop
N-Sane Art
Heathrowe
Al-ex.net

In Profile: Aaliyah (1979 - 2001)

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Aaliyah
rose to fame at the age 14 with the release of the album, Age Ain't Nothing But A Number. The first single, "Back and Forth", was a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a No. 1 R&B song. The follow-up single, a remake of the Isley Brother's "At Your Best (You Are Love)" reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was number 2 on R&B radio. Following the success of her debut album, Aaliyah released her multi platinum second album, One In A Million in 1996. "If Your Girl Only Knew", was the first single from the album which went double platinum and features Timbaland's signature syncopated beats and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot's lyrics. In 1998, Aaliyah scored a massive hit with "Are You That Somebody" from the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. Produced by Timbaland and written by Static, the song is infectious and sonically groundbreaking, known for its clever sampling of a baby crying.


Aaliyah
made her motion picture debut in Romeo Must Die in 2000. Co-starring Jet Li, the film was a box office success. Taken from the movie soundtrack, the Timbaland-produced single "Try Again", propelled the album to double platinum status. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah two MTV Music Awards for both "Best Female Video" and "Best Video in a Film."

The self-titled album, Aaliyah, was released in July 2001, which showcased her maturity and growth as an artist and debuted at number 2 on the US charts, selling 2.4 million albums worldwide. Aaliyah featured the smash singles "We Need a Resolution", "More Than a Woman" and "Rock The Boat."

On December 10, 2002, Blackground Records released I Care 4 U a definitive collection of music from megastar, Aaliyah. Included on the album will be Aaliyah's greatest hits "Try Again," "Back and Forth," "One In a Million," "Are You That Somebody," "At Your Best (You Are Love)," "More Than a Woman," and "I Care 4 U" as well as 6 previously unreleased tracks. The initial shipment of I Care 4 U will also contain a DVD of her biggest music videos like "Try Again" and "One In A Million." A portion of the proceeds from I Care 4 U will be donated to the Aaliyah Memorial Foundation which benefits the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Harlem.

I Care 4 U's first single, an unreleased track entitled "Miss You," which premiered on AOL's First Listen on October 28, is a poignant ballad of love and loss. Aaliyah's pioneering sound, sultry voice and trend-setting style made her one of the most influential and innovative artists in popular music. I Care 4 U is a continuation of Aaliyah's musical legacy and a chronicle of her short but legendary life in music.

Resources:
I Care 4 U Official
Aaliyah Official
Timbaland & Magoo
Missy Elliot Official
Jet Li Official