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The time has come for me to post my very first something that should resemble a masterpost ever. After more than half a year. Go me. Anyways, I am one of those people who like to study with sound, but not always with music. So here’s a little list of my favorite ambient study sounds on YouTube that I listen to while studying. Enjoy!

Most relaxing rain on tent ever (X)

Rain on tent (X)

Rain on tent 2 (X)

Waterfall and birds singing (X)

Busy cafe with lots of inaudible talking (X)

Mildly busy cafe (chatting, coffee machine, music) Really good 360 sound (X)

Thunder and heavy rain (X)

Hogwarts train (X)

Hogwarts train 2 (chatting, quill scratching) (X)

Disclaimer: none of these videos are mine :)

How big should you make your art?

I’ve noticed some digital artists out there who just kind of guess when choosing the dimensions of their artwork. Trying to understand ppi, dpi, print dimensions, and resolution can send you down a rabbit hole of complexity likely to break your brain.  

If you are creating an image only for the web, it is really up to you how big you want to make it. The only relevant dimensions are the pixels. Print size and pixels per inch are of no consequence. A 1920x1080 300ppi image will be the same as a 1920x1080 600ppi image. Your screen only cares about pixel dimensions.

If you plan to print your image, that is where things can get complicated.

Here is the simple version…

First you need to determine the maximum size that your work may be printed. Here are the most commonly used sizes for poster prints. 

Now you need to know the brand of printer that will be used. Typically it will be Epson, HP, or Canon.

For Epson printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 360 pixels per inch.

For Canon, HP, and most other printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.

So let’s say you are in photoshop and you want your art to be printed at 11" x 17" on an Epson printer. This is how you should create your document. 

If you do not know how your work will be printed, I recommend erring on the side of “too big.” If you end up having to enlarge your work, it could result in some quality loss. 

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underrated groups and why you should check them out

I think it’s easier to find songs you like if you have a word or two that decribes them. Feel free to add groups that I don’t know well enough and I hope you decide to check the ones already on the list. 

Male groups:

Bigstar: fun songs (x) (x) sad/calm songs (x) (x) they’re funny (x)
Madtown: OMGT for them (x) going hard (x) (x) soft and cute (x) funny (x)
JJCC: fun (x) sad (x) (x) jams (x) (x) 360 VR (x) actually Jackie Chan’s kids (x)
24k: badass (x) (x) cute/funny (x) memes (x)
Beatwin: these jams (x) (x) (x)
Bigflo: jams (x) (x) wizards (x) vietnamese (x) japanese (x) (x) rap (x) vocal (x)
B.I.G: iconic intoduction (x) upbeat (x) (x) this jam (x) dance (x) funny (x)
N.Flying: (rock band) hype (x) (x) sad (x) amazing covers (x) AOA’s sons (x)
Cross Gene: Death note? (x) updeat (x) (x) (x) english (x) japanese (x) sad (x)
Lu:kus: dark concept (x) upbeat (x) soft and nice (x)
M.I.B: great rappers (x) (x) (x) (x) Kangnam solo, he’s singing (x)
Alphabat: badass (x) upbeat (x) (x) calm (x)
Halo: jams (x) (x) cute (x) slow jam (x)
MyName: these jams (x) (x) very sad mv (x) slow song (x)
Up10tion: jam (x) jam + fun concept (x) this cute collab (x) cute slow jam (x)
History: jams (x) (x) slow jams (x) (x) the dance that killed everyone (x)
The Legend: jams (x) (x) ballad (x) (x) slow sad jam (x)
A.Cian: badass (x) cute slow-ish jam (x) cute upbeat jam (x)
BTL: jams (x) (x) they went on a hiatus after those 2 songs, not disbanded
N.Sonic: jams (x) (x) (x) hard jam (x) cute song (x) this jam and dance! (x)
Topp Dogg: these jams (x) (x) iconic tbh (x) really good jam (x)
Romeo: this jam (x) cute and upbeat (x) amazing dancers (x)
Uniq: jams (x) (x) (x) nice slow jams (x) (x) (x) chinese (x) amazing dancers (x)
Speedamazing dancers (x) (x) these jams (x) (x) slow-ish song (x) (x)
Hotshot: great songs (x) (x) best dance practice (x) this jam (x)
High4: dark concept (x) sad and nice (x) cute concept (x)
Mr.Mr: slow jam (x) (x) (x) jam (x)
Snuper: 80s style jam (x) catchy jam (x) slow jam (x)
K-Much: jam (x) ballad (x) slow jam (x)
Big Brain: ballads (x) (x)
Voisper: (2016 debut) amazing vocals (x) just debuted with a single
Apl: (2016 debut) very nice slow song (x) they just debuted with a single
Ze:a: nice slow jams (x) (x) cute slow jam (x)
A6p: jam (x) they only have this debut single
M.a.p.6: slow jam (x) they only have this debut single
Road Boyz: jam (x) slow jam (x) slow song (x) 
Offroad: jam (x) this jam tho (x) slow jam-subunit (x)
HeartB: ballads (x) (x) (x) slow, cute (x) 
VAV: jam with a great dance (x) slow song (x) jam (x)
Target: slow, uniqe jam (x)  they only have this predebut single
Boys Republic: jams (x) (x) (x) this jam (x) addicting chorus (x) slow song (x)
A-Jax: jams (x) (x) (x) slow song (x) bubbly song (x)
100%: jams (x) (x) (x) (x) slow jam (x) ballad (x) sub-unit: slow sad song (x)
Royal Pirates: (rock band) jams (x) (x) (x) slow jam (x) going hard (x)
Imfact: (2016 debut) jam (x) this jam too (x) slow jam (x) slow, warm (x)
KNK: (2016 debut) slower, unique jam (x) ballad (x)

Girl groups:
Wanna.B: badass concepts (x), catchy songs (x), amazing dancers (x)
Rainbow: fun (x) jams (x) (x) cute (x)
Laboum: 80s style (x) cute (x) upbeat (x) jam (x) cute, bubbly jam (x)
Crayon Popreally unique concepts (x) (x) (x) (x) catchy songs (x) (x) (x)
Dal Shabet: girl power (x) composed by the maknae (x) jams (x) (x) (x)
Wa$$up: this jam (x) jams (x) (x) (x) (x) 
Tahiti: fun jam (x) jams (x) (x) (x) slow song (x)
MyB: fun/upbeat (x) (x) slower, catchy (x)
4ten: upbeat (x) (x) (x) (x)
2eyes: jam (x) slower jam (x) hip hop jam (x)
Unicorn: slow jam (x) slow song (x) upbeat (x)
Sonamoo: badass hip hop (x) cute jam (x)
Playback: slow jam (x) collab with Eric Nam (x)
Dia: upbeat (x) jam (x) cute, slower jam (x)
Year 7 Class 1: slow jams/cute (x) (x) (x) upbeat, cheerful (x)
Nine Muses: jams (x) (x) (x) slowish jams (x) (x) in sync dancers (x)
D.Holic: jams (x) (x) ballad (x) slow jam (x)
Lovelyz: cute jams (x) (x) (x)
Oh My Girl: amazing vocals, uniqe concept (x) cute jam (x) catchy jam (x)
Rania: jams (x) (x) (x) (x)
Purfles: slow jams (x) (x) jam (x) vocals/acapella (x)
The Ark: nice slow song with a nice rap (x) awesome dancers (x)
April: cute songs (x) (x) (x)
Cosmic Girls: slow electronic jam (x) cute song (x) chinese (x)
Brave Girls: slow jams (x) (x) (x) this jam (x) jam (x)
ChoColat: slow jams (x) (x) jam (x)
Wings: slow jams, great vocals (x) (x)
Davichi: ballads (x) slow jam (x) (x) (x)
Spica: jam (x) (x) (x) (x) upbeat (x) slow song (x) (x)
Minx: this jam (x) cute jam (x) amazing dancers (x) (x)
Melody Day: upbeat (x) slower jam (x) ballad (x)
Ladies’ Code: slower song, unique (x) (x) very sad (x) upbeat (x) (x) (x) (x)
Fiestar: slower song (x) slower, catchy (x) (x) upbeat (x) (x)
Hello Venus: upbeat, cute (x) (x) techno (x) slower jam (x) (x)
CoCoSoRi: (2016 debut) jam + fun, unique mv (x) it was a wild trip

*ps: keep in mind that some of these groups may not have enough money for a mv or just recently debuted so I included other videos too, I tried to link official channels when I could

**message me if you want to recommend any changes/upgrades to the list. I left out the disbanded groups even tho I love them. *EDIT: I’m most likely just going to make a part 2 with your recommendations