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Photoshop tips and Photoshop tutorials by Jennifer AppleThe Photoshop Blog offers the latest Photoshop news and software updates, Photoshop tips and tutorials, and random thoughts from graphic artist and Photoshop expert Jennifer Apple.

Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials - Jennifer Apple - I Cover The Waterfront - Special Batgirl Edition
Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials - Jennifer Apple - I Cover The Waterfront - Special Batgirl EditionPhotoshop TV
Photoshop TV Episode 54 (November 6, 2006)
John Paul Caponigro provides a guest tutorial on converting a color photo to black & white using channels, Matt gives us Camera RAW 101, special guest Felix Nelson shows you how to draw an iPod Shuffle from scratch, and Corey whips up a tasty beverage using the Plastic Wrap filter.

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101 Snowflake Shapes by Shelby Kate Schmitz
Shelby Kate Schmitz has several hundred free Photoshop shapes you can download, including a set of 101 snow flake designs. These shapes are for Mac and PC, Photoshop 7 and up. They should also work in Photoshop Elements.

PixelPerfect With Bert Monroy
Episode 5 - Making Bling-Bling with Filter Tricks
Make effects by getting creative with filters and combining filters -- the results may even be a girl's best friend.

Adobe Creative Suite Podcast
Photoshop Smart Objects
With Smart Objects in Photoshop you can be confident that you can resize your images down without throwing away any data. This way you can change your mind at a later date and resize your images back up to retain the original quality. You can also group multiple layers into Smart Objects to control various design aspects of your project.

Photoshop QuickTips
Episode 16: Correction Secrets
In this episode I take you through an interesting way of quickly and accurately color correcting your digital photographs.

Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials - Jennifer Apple - I Cover The Waterfront - Special Batgirl EditionBeebo: Gulfstream
Photographs of postcards and miniature souvenirs held in place of actual landmarks and tourist attractions
Photographs of iconic scenes, with street-vendor postcards and trinkets substituted for the real thing. (Makes more sense when you see it.)

Photoshop Killer Tips
Auto Adding Points to a Camera Raw Curve
Find out the trick to automatically adding points to your Camera Raw curves.
Layer Styles Don’t Look Right?
Here’s a great tip for getting your layer styles to look the way you think they should look.
Undoing the Easy Way
If you’ve ever wondered why pressing Control/Command + Z to undo multiple times doesn’t work then watch this tip.
Upsizing in Camera Raw
If you need to upsize a photo then try this tip out if you shot it in Raw.
Rule of Thirds
Check out a cool technique for using the rule of thirds when working with your photos.

As always, a special Batgirl thank you to James Jean
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Flickr’s Mr. Fabulous
Stunning Flickr photo sets from Peter Bowers - plus tips & tricks

If you're in the middle of a big project you might want to finish it before checking out Peter Bowers’ nature photos. They’re so powerful and so convincing, that you’re going to want to trade your computer in for a canoe when you see them.

His water-reed series is pure sophisticated minimalism; like Brancusi’s Bird in Space, but finer. Have you ever really looked at water? How about snow? In the words of one of his many fans: "The world is much more beautiful than I thought."

Peter also uses interesting blending tricks, and stitches some of his photos to achieve truly remarkable results. Here are some steps he used for the photo above:

2 Blended TIFF images from a single RAW exposure, Gradient Tool used to bring up detail in the foreground. "levels" adjustment. Taken at 5:10 am, 5 sec at f20. A couple of people have asked for more detail in blending images, so I'll do it here. This assumes that you shoot in RAW and have a RAW converter. I also recommend that you use a tripod (get the best one that you can afford).

I start with a RAW image... typically there is a lot of exposure difference between the bright (usually the sky) part of the image and the dark (usually the foreground) part of the image. So if you were to simply convert one image, you would either have blown highlights or completely dark areas. (Some photographers use Graduated ND filters on their lenses to compensate for this, but the Photoshop method is much more versatile.)

In your RAW converter you make and save multiple .PSD or .TIFF copies of your image. 1 copy for the bright area, 1 for the dark, maybe also 1 for the mid-tones. There are a bunch of ways to blend the images.

One technique that I use involves the Grad filter tool. I open all the .PSD copies that I have made, select the one that is exposed for the dark areas. Set the Grad tool to "dark to transparent", blend mode to "multiply", opacity to 25-50%. The image that is exposed for the dark area should have blown highlights... the idea here is to use the grad tool (repeatedly) to black out the blown highlights while leaving the foreground detail.

Once you're happy with it, copy it and paste it on top of the image that is exposed for highlights. Set blend mode to "screen". You might also adjust the opacity. These layers will need to be flattened when you save the JPEG. Another Blending method is to make multiple images and just use the erase tool to remove the blown highlights.

There's no point in going on and on about Peter's beautiful work — just go and get lost in his Flickr sets. Ok, here's one more to inspire you. Clean and simple. Not to be missed.

Visit Peter Bowers Flickr Set.

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The Real Inventor Of The Daguerreotype Can Stop Rolling In Their Grave Now

I'd like to thank reader Eric Welch for sending in this interesting fact that clears up who really invented the daguerreotype:

Adobe Photoshop Blog | PhotoshopSupport.comIn your tutorial on daguerreotypes, you state that it was the first photographic process. That's not strictly correct. The invention of heliography (photography) was actually accomplished by Nicephore Niépce in 1824. Check for more info.

I did a research paper in graduate school on the history of the technology of photojournalism, which is why I am making a bigger deal out of this than warranted. :-D 

Niépce had a contract with Daguerre to continue research, but it wasn't until after he died that Daguerre invented the daguerreotype in 1838. Niépce's first photo was taken long before that.

Thanks for the info, Eric (check his portfolio). Now the case is closed!

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Tutorials And Tips Now Online For Digital Photographers Using Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Blog | PhotoshopSupport.comThe National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has announced a new video podcast for digital photographers using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Lightroom Killer Tips features author Matt Kloskowski, and provides visitors the latest tips and tricks for getting the most out of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Though still in beta, Lightroom is fast becoming overwhelmingly popular with digital photographers of every skill level. NAPP has made the commitment to provide the tutorials, insider tips and handy tricks that help users get the most out of Adobe’s workhorse.

Kloskowski plans to offer visitors a new twist on learning. "Not only will we have a new, in-depth tutorial each week," he states, "I’ll be posting quick tips and links to other useful resources that will encourage digital photographers to really dive into their art and get the most out of their workflow."

Kloskowski has authored several books on Photoshop, digital photography and design and is recognized throughout the creative industry as a top instructor of creative professionals.

Check Lightroom Killer Tips.

For more on Lightroom, see our Lightroom Resource Center.
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New Aperture Site - Inside Aperture

Adobe Photoshop Blog | PhotoshopSupport.comScott Bourne alerted us that a new site focused exclusively on Apple's Aperture photo application has launched, and will carry a lot of Scott's excellent resources. The site is called Inside Aperture and is operated by computer book publishing giant O'Reilly and is sponsored by Apple.

Here's a little bit more from the site: "O'Reilly Media's Inside Aperture site draws upon community expertise to provide you with tips and real-life experiences from professional shooters who use Apple's premier photo management application to organize, edit, and output their images. This site features weblogs, articles, podcasts, and tutorials — all focused to help you improve your digital photography workflow."

Check Inside Aperture.

For more on Aperture, see our Aperture Resource Center.
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Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials - Jennifer Apple - I Cover The Waterfront - Special Batgirl Edition
Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials - Jennifer Apple - I Cover The Waterfront - Special Batgirl EditionFrom John Nack
Adobe Color Management Module now on Labs
The Adobe Color Management Module (CMM) is now available on Adobe Labs for community review and testing. So, what is this thing? In a nutshell, it's the color converter part of the Adobe Color Engine (ACE), transformed into a library that can be used by non-Adobe apps. The upshot is that you can use a single color management engine across your workflow, enabling more consistent display and output of colors.

From Photoshop TV
Photoshop TV Episode 53 (October 30, 2006)
Corey has the ins and outs of using nested Smart Objects to place an Illustrator graphic into a Photoshop document. Scott Kelby brings a report from his shoot in Vermont. Matt shows you how to tint a group of your photos with Layers styles, and Terry White of Adobe Systems has a guest tutorial on using Photoshop native files in InDesign.

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Photoshop Elements 5 is a Treat
Yes, Adobe pulled a few tricks that existing Photoshop Elements users might not like, but overall, I think Photoshop Elements 5 is a real treat. I've spent the last week working with Photoshop Elements 5 and now I have posted my updated summary review, along with an illustrated tour of new the features with screen shots and commentary.

Photoshop How-To: Better Black and White
Imagine a future where you capture only color images and transform them into tonally rich black-and-white works of art. Then go one step further and imagine morphing that grayscale masterpiece into a stunning infrared image. Good news: The future has arrived.

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Photoshop Fundamentals: Add Perspective With Vanishing Point
This brief tutorial, complete with two downloadable files, shows you how to apply perspective.

From Photoshop Killer Tips
Refreshing Bridge
If you’re not seeing an updated image or file in Bridge then check this tip out.
Toggling Bridge Views
Use this tip to quickly toggle your views in Bridge.
Global Light Setting
If you’re using multiple layer styles then you’ll need to know about the Global Light setting.

Adobe Announces Call for Entries to 2007 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Adobe has announced its call for entries to the seventh annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). The program honors and recognizes the most talented and promising student designers, photographers, illustrators, animators and digital filmmakers from the world's top design, film, interactive and Web higher education programs. This year, the competition will accept entries from 30 participating countries.

As always, a special Batgirl thank you to James Jean
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Apple releases Aperture 1.5.1 - Featuring 100 Improvements - Plus Free Demo

Apple releases Aperture 1.5.1 - Featuring 100 Improvements - Plus Free DemoApple has released Aperture 1.5.1, an update to its post production photography tool designed for industry professionals.

Aperture 1.5.1 improves overall reliability and performance in many areas of the application, including keywords, the Loupe, cropping, previews, metadata presets, file renaming, iPhoto library import, and watermarks.

Aperture 1.5.1 is available at a discount price of 269.99 at Aperture requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later. Apple has also released a fully functional free trial of the software.

For more on Aperture, see our Aperture Resource Center.
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The Art of RAW Conversion: How To Produce Art-Quality Photos With Adobe Photoshop CS2 And Leading RAW Converters

Art of RAW Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW ConvertersAnsel Adams never would have surrendered his negatives, but countless digital photographers surrender their images to their cameras built-in image converters. The Art of RAW Conversion, written by RAW photography experts Uwe Steinmueller and Jürgen Gulbins, will show you how to regain creative control of your photos by working directly with the RAW file format.

This practical and beautifully illustrated guide explains the advantages of working with RAW files, which are the digital equivalent of film negatives, and then how to use RAW converters to create the best digital image from each shot.

Mixing clear explanations with striking photographic examples, The Art of RAW Conversion covers today’s most popular and innovative RAW converters (such as Camera RAW, RawShooter, Lightroom, and Aperture) and how to get the best results from each. Highlights include:

  • Techniques for calibrating a digital camera to work with RAW files
  • How to get the best results from the leading RAW converters and when to use each
  • Tips for color to black-and-white conversion
  • Coverage of basic color management and batch processing
  • Sections on Apple’s Aperture and Adobe’s Lightroom

Art of RAW Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW ConvertersWhether you’re an amateur or a professional, The Art of RAW Conversion takes you beyond mere point-and-shoot photography, and shows you how to achieve art-quality results with your digital camera.

About the authors
Uwe Steinmueller has been a photographer since 1973 and has been exhibiting his work worldwide since 1978. In 1999, he launched the web magazine Digital Outback Photo, which attracts about 4 million visitors per year, and currently focuses on digital workflow, RAW file processing, and the printing process.

Jürgen Gulbins is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography.

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Using Photoshop Lightroom, Part 3 - By Ben Long

Now that you've selected and edited your images to a fare-thee-well, it's time to show them off. Here's how to print them, post them to the Internet, and produce slideshows. From the intro of Using Photoshop Lightroom, Part 3:

So far in this series, you've seen how to use Adobe Lightroom to manage and edit your images. However, creating a perfectly crafted collection of well-edited images is of dubious value when no one else sees it. That's why Lightroom has output options that make it easy to get your images into print or electronic form.

Adobe Photoshop Blog | PhotoshopSupport.comLightroom is designed to handle your entire post-production workflow. While there are no hard-and-fast rules to workflow, these general guidelines are usually fitting for just about anyone:

• Begin by collecting all of the images from a shoot. In Lightroom, this process happens when you import your images into the Lightroom library. As you saw in part 1, Lightroom automatically groups your images into Shoots.

• Work your way through your shoot, applying ratings to your images. Lightroom allows star ratings of one to five. Depending on how organized you are, you can rate your images with varying degrees of granularity. I typically give my choice images five stars and leave the rest unrated. At this point, you could also assign keywords to your images. However, because Lightroom is still beta and its library structure is in flux, keywording now is probably not wise, as your keyword metadata may not be carried through to future releases.

• Once you've made your selects, edit them to taste.

• Output your edited results in whatever media you need.

These days, most jobs require output in not just one but several media; for example, you may need to post a Web page to get art director approval before generating final electronic files or prints. Lightroom can handle all of these.

Read tips and strategies for Photoshop Lightroom — part 3 by Ben Long.
Read tips and strategies for Photoshop Lightroom — part 2 by Ben Long.
Read tips and strategies for Photoshop Lightroom — part 1 by Ben Long.

For more on Lightroom, see our Lightroom Resource Center.
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Camera Raw 3.6 Adds Raw Support For 13 More Cameras

From John Nack's blog: We've released the final, shipping version of Camera Raw 3.6 (previously available in beta form) along with DNG Converter 3.6. You can grab it for Mac (the converter is Universal, by the way) or Windows. This release adds support for the following cameras:

  • Adobe Photoshop Blog | PhotoshopSupport.comCanon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
  • Fuji FinePix S6000fd
  • Fuji FinePix S9100/9600
  • Leica D-LUX3
  • Leica Digilux 3
  • Leica V-LUX 1
  • Nikon D80
  • Olympus E400
  • Olympus SP-510 UZ
  • Panasonic DMC-LX2
  • Pentax K100D
  • Pentax K110D
  • Samsung GX 1L

As always, please take a second to ensure that you install the plug-in into the correct spot:
Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-ins/CS2/File Formats/...
Win: \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CS2\File Formats\...

The full list of 140+ supported cameras is on the Camera Raw product page.

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Did You Know You Could Create An Entire Website In Photoshop?
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Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills - By Mark Galer And Philip Andrews

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