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By Scott Fegette | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Songwriters: Make Royalties from Your Shows with ASCAP Plus

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It’s hard to make a living as an independent songwriter in today’s music industry—and even more so if you’re not already established in the field.

When budgets are already tight, it’s tempting not to register with a PRO (performance rights organization) if you aren’t anticipating enough (or any!) radio play that could net you a royalty check.

But here’s a reality check for you: If you’re a serious songwriter, you really do need to register with a PRO if you ever expect to see a dime for your work.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 13

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw a visual narrative—to tell a story with our drawing, without using speech bubbles.

By Mark Niemann-Ross | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Code Clinic: The Second Challenge

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What is programming really like?

Code Clinic is a series of courses from lynda.com designed to help you understand the process of programming—something called “computational thinking.”

By Jethro Jones | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey, Teachers: 8 Smart Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

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You just got an iPad for your classroom, but—er—you’re not sure what to do with it yet.

Here are eight clever ways to use your iPad with your students right away.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Know Your Phone Etiquette

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You’re using your phone incorrectly.

No, I’m not talking about the way you allow it to distract you in your meetings.  I’m not even talking about your text addiction.

I’m talking about how to hold a conversation over the phone: You’re doing it wrong. You’re not communicating at your optimum level.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 12

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw representations for Anguish, Curiosity, Hope, and Mystery.

It would have been easy to take the cliché route, but I tried to stay off that path and really think about each of these words and what they meant to me.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Integrating 3D Art into a 2D Scene in Photoshop

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When you composite 3D models into regular 2D photography, the results can look a little … improbable.

But with some careful shading and masking in Photoshop, Deke shows how you can make 3D models—like this shark created by fellow lynda.com author Ryan Kittleson—look right at home in their new environments.

By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 11

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw a monster.

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