Double Exposure Effect - PicsArt (Photo Editing Tutorial)

Learn how to create the popular photo effect called "Double Exposure" in PicsArt in this mobile photo editing tutorial! This effect is usually created on Photoshop CC 2019 but I thought I would make an easy to follow tutorial for beginners to follow this video!

Download PicsArt: https://bit.ly/2EiwboH
Double Exposure Photoshop Tutorial: https://youtu.be/CeaguId_8Wg

This video is sponsored by PicsArt.

Editing Photos from the Travis Scott Astroworld Tour (Lightroom CC Tutorial)

Learn how to edit concert photos using Adobe Lightroom CC 2019! In this video, I show you how I edited the photos I took at the Travis Scott Astroworld/Wish You Were Here Tour! I snuck my camera in this time around and didn't have a photo/media pass so the photos turned out much better because there were no restrictions.

My Presets: https://www.steven-van.com/store/presets
Get Adobe Lightroom CC: http://bit.ly/2klMkCZ

How to Get 100,000 Subscribers on YouTube!

Learn how to grow your YouTube channel (get more subscribers & views) and how I got 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and a silver play button! This video isn't to show you "hacks" or fast ways to grow because that's usually not how it goes. I talk about creating evergreen content and not just viral/trendy content.

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One of the main ways I get views on my YouTube channel is through the YouTube search. Some people may find that their views come through video recommendations or from their subscription box, but if your content is searchable it is important to learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

YouTube SEO Tutorial: https://youtu.be/LHX8VxZQWsE

Creating playlists also fall into this category. When people watch your videos, you want them to be aware of your other content and commit/subscribe to your channel. If you have playlists with other relevant content you make, the viewer is more intrigued to check out your other videos. This also ties into call-to-actions at the beginning/end of your videos. You don't want people to just view your video once and never see your videos again. If you, for example, ask for a subscription or even for the viewer to drop a comment to improve the interaction on your videos, it'll increase the chances they get more involved with your channel and subscribe.

The three C's as I mentioned in the video are consistency, collaboration, and communication.

Consistency: Uploading regularly about the same niche/topic

Collaboration: Working with other similar YouTube channels to introduce yourself to new audiences. Also good for a change in content and may make the process of making a video faster.

Communication: Reply to comments & DM's and use the feedback you get towards your content. Run polls, ask questions, answer questions, etc.

I also talked about finding an "excuse" to post as much as you can. This isn't just for YouTube but every other social platform. This ties back to making videos on what's viral/trendy. If it's someone's birthday, something new released, or it's a particular holiday, for example, use that to your advantage.

Branding is also a very important factor in growing your YouTube channel. Learn how to create visually attractive thumbnails and what attracts your demographics eye. Also make sure your style is consistent throughout your thumbnails, your logo, your banner, your website, and your social media. You want to have a style that is recognizable and clearly attached to your channel name.

BEST Video Editor for YouTubers! (Filmora Beginner Guide & Tutorial)

Learn about Wondershare's new video editing software, "Filmora9" (for Mac & Windows) which I think is the best video editor for YouTubers and beginners! I can make a comparison to other programs like Adobe Rush and iMovie, where the simplicity & functionality is there and they're targeted towards online content creators. There is a great number of filters/LUTs, overlays (light leaks, lens flares, film, tv static), motion graphics (titles, intros, outros, lower-thirds), and stock audio (music and sound effects).

Download Filmora9: https://bit.ly/2GTxdew
Download Cool Filmora Effect Packs: https://bit.ly/2NAbF72

In addition to all the features, Filmora9 has, the editor is also very-easy-to-use. Filmora has added to the ability to create proxies & lower the playback quality of your videos for smoother playback. They've also added better color grading capabilities, video stabilization, and audio editing (noise removal & equalization).

VSDC FREE Video Editor: Beginner Editing Guide & Tutorial!

Learn how about this free video editing software called "VSDC Free Video Editor" for Windows that has no time, feature, and format limitations, no watermarks (unlike the likes of Filmora), no trial periods, and has low system requirements (for any beginners) who are just in need of a basic video editor. VSDC also has screen capture and video capture tools built-in (similar to Camtasia Studio and Movavi).

Download: https://bit.ly/2SssP7E

I've teamed up with VSDC to give away 5 Pro versions of the software! Leave a comment about your favourite feature of the program below.

I will be announcing the winners on my Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevenvan_

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In addition to having basic video editing features, the VSDC editor has some popular video effects that you can use like split screen, text mask, picture-in-picture, and Chroma Key. All of these effects are very easy to accomplish because of the very user-friendly interface and take less than 2 minutes to apply.

As for the Pro version of VSDC, the main advantage in comparison to the free version is the hardware acceleration. The hardware acceleration makes for faster rendering/exporting of videos after editing. Adding on this, the Pro version has other advanced features such as video masking, audio waveform, video stabilization, and motion paths. The free version already includes everything you would need to make YouTube videos and other stuff that requires basic editing, however, you can do a little bit more with the Pro version. The price of the Pro version is $19.99/year which is very competitive when comparing it to other low-priced editors like Filmora ($89.99/year).

"The Life of Pablo" Cover Art Text Effect - Photoshop CC Tutorial

For the 3rd anniversary of Kanye West's studio album, "The Life of Pablo" I decided to make a video on how to re-create the cover art! This album artwork is very easy to replicate as it's just text over a plain background, however, I wanted to show you some techniques that will help speed up your workflow. In this video, I teach you how to create brushes out of text and how you can use it to make your job much easier.

"The Life of Pablo" Cover Art Photoshop Template: https://www.steven-van.com/store/the-life-of-pablo-cover-art-photoshop-template

FONT:
HelvectiaBold: https://www.fonts.com/font/linotype/helvetica/bold

GENERATORS
http://hacheka.com/pablo/pablo.html
http://thepablo.life
http://thelifeofpablol.com

Get Adobe Photoshop CC: http://bit.ly/2y2c8sT
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If You're Reading This It's Too Late Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/6kiLqciunqo
Thank Me Later Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1hukfhkRo3c
So Far Gone Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/6kiLqciunqo
Brockhampton Iridescence Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/0DUNIVsZWLk
WATCH MORE Song/Album Artwork Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS26RPOhAS0-cJDX3JdAb1cnV1IzGF7Bp

"So Far Gone" Text Effect - Photoshop CC Tutorial

For the 10th anniversary of Drake's debut mix tape, "So Far Gone" I decided to make a video on how to re-create the text effect/cover art! This cover art is fairly easy to replicate as there are no special effects applied or anything a beginner can't do. There is no skewing/distortion of the text, it's simply to just the rotating and resizing of it. This album artwork is known for its unique use of text and the placement of it.

"So Far Gone" Cover Art Photoshop Template: (Must reach 250 likes)

FONTS:
Aubrey Graham: https://en.m.fontke.com/font/11614542/download/
Futura Extra Bold: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/futura/t-extra-bold
Reboard: https://fonts2u.com/reboard.font
Get Adobe Photoshop CC: http://bit.ly/2y2c8sT

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Thank Me Later Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1hukfhkRo3c
If You're Reading This It's Too Late Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/6kiLqciunqo
Brockhampton Iridescence Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/0DUNIVsZWLk
WATCH MORE Song/Album Artwork Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS26RPOhAS0-cJDX3JdAb1cnV1IzGF7Bp

If You're Reading This It's Too Late Artwork - Photoshop Tutorial

For the 4th anniversary of Drake's studio album, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" I decided to make a video on how to re-create the cover art! This album artwork is very easy to replicate as it's just text over a white background and that's what I want you guys to get out of this video. When you look at a memorable cover artwork like Blonde by Frank Ocean, you can easily attach yourself to the text/image because it's so simple. You don't have to over complicate your art, most artwork out there is fairly simple and to the point (photography with text).

"If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Cover Art Photoshop Template: (Must reach 150 likes)

FONTS:
With My Woes: https://www.dafont.com/with-my-woes.font
It's Too Late: https://www.fontspace.com/szymon/its-too-late
Late: https://www.deasti.com/late-free-download

GENERATORS
http://www.ifyouretypingthisitstoolate.com
https://fontmeme.com/if-youre-reading-this-font

Get Adobe Photoshop CC: http://bit.ly/2y2c8sT

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Thank Me Later Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1hukfhkRo3c
So Far Gone Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/6kiLqciunqo
Brockhampton Iridescence Cover Art Tutorial: https://youtu.be/0DUNIVsZWLk
WATCH MORE Song/Album Artwork Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS26RPOhAS0-cJDX3JdAb1cnV1IzGF7Bp

How to Shoot Photos in HARSH Sunlight!

Learn how to shoot portrait photos in harsh/direct sunlight! Usually, when you shooting in the morning/mid-day it's hard to get good shots without a reflector or flash because of the shadows that are created. In this video, I'll be showing you 5 of my favourite tips for taking better pictures in situations like this. These tips are not meant for people her like to be very technical but rather more experimental.

1. Overdo the shadows

Instead of trying to remove shadows from the face, try creating more shadows or creating a silhouette.

2. Overdo the highlights

Utilize the light to your advantage and make any sources of light pop (including light flares).

3. Shoot between objects

You'll be able to make your photos look better and remove any additional light that may be creating too many shadows/highlights.

4. Shoot with the light behind the subject

I believe your best bet when shooting with harsh lighting is to have the light behind your subject. It's the best way to experiment with creating silhouettes and light flares.

5. Masking & color grading

If you want to be more technical and less experimental, you should look into learning how to mask in Adobe Lightroom and how to use the shadow/highlight sliders to your advantage.

Get Adobe Lightroom CC: http://bit.ly/2klMkCZ
Portrait Photoshoot in An Alleyway (ft. Kalyn Nicholson): https://youtu.be/PMi2Pr8rP34

WATCH MORE Photoshoots: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS26RPOhAS0-TBkCwCJDzeLoGCr0bZutw