Friday, December 28, 2012

Making Fancy Paper With Photoshop CSS

Have you ever received (or sent) an end of the year recap to friends and relatives?  We get several each year.  Some from folks we like to keep up with and others from people who we'd just as soon not keep up with, but we get it anyway.  You probably know the type.  You casually know the adults, but they detail the goings on of each child (who you've never met) and every time they've stepped out the door to either go on vacation or to the grocery store.  Many come snail mail and a few are now arriving in our inboxes.  In most cases they look pretty drab, setting the mood for what's to come.  The other evening I watched the +NAPP NAPP NAPP-A-Thon and saw +Scott Kelby  (the head Photoshop Guy) do a neat trick using Adobe Photoshop CS6's new Iris Blur filter.  He used it to produce some Bokeh that could be used as a background in a composited image.  It got me to thinking about where else someone could use the technique and today's image is one of the things I came up with.  To find out where the the background comes from and my take on Mr. Kelby's method of producing it, hit the "Read More".

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday Q & A: How to get Lightroom 4 Effects In CS6

Comparison of Lightroom 4 Develop Module  and Adobe Camera Raw Basic panel.

I saw today's search query come through bringing someone to The Gallery.  At first I just passed right over it.  By the time I finished checking out the list, that one search item stuck in my mind.  My initial thought was "what could this person mean?"  I seems to be sort of a crisscross type of question.  I'm sure the intent wasn't the database functions, where Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (and before) far outstrips the speed of Adobe Bridge (that comes with Adobe Photoshop CS Number) .  So, I believe the questioner was talking about getting the type of adjustments you can get in LR4 Development Panel while using CS6 (or 5).  Before Lightroom was introduced, I (and everyone else) did everything in Photoshop.  There wasn't another Adobe choice.  Since Lightroom was introduced the pendulum has swung the other way.  Now, I do everything I can in LR4 and only go to CS6 to do what can't be done in LR4.  So, to get the answer to today's question, hit the "Read More".

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Do's And Don'ts For Shooting Pemaquid Light


I did a post last week (or so) saying when you're shooting Pemaquid Lighthouse in New Harbor Maine to make sure you turn around and shoot the crashing waves.  It seems like a good idea, but, at the same time it might be a bad idea, but one that can be easily corrected.  Not in Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or "in the camera".  This "fix" is in the camera bag.  To find out what the "fix" is, hit the "Read More".
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