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The 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.
Lots of Lightroom tutorials at the Adobe site, get some brushes from the easy to use Brusheezy, and get ready to cackle some more while learning the ropes with another episode of You Suck At Photoshop. Plus all the regular freebies. The deep deep winter here keeps me wrapped in blankets and listening to the ethereal music and lyrcs of Mary Gauthier. She makes the truth sound so beautiful.
Ultra-Sharpen Pro is fast, easy and now thanks to new Dual Single Pass Multi-Sector Adaptable Sharpening technology Ultra-Sharpen Pro is even more powerful and flexible.
Ultra-Sharpen Pro now allows you to create two different sharpening matrices and apply sharpening separately to each one. What does this mean for you? It means you can setup two different matrices to sharpen completely different areas of the same image with each matrix having its own sharpening amount.
PixeZoom by Pixela Corporation: plugin for Adobe Photoshop
PixeZoom enables Adobe Photoshop users to enlarge images with higher quality and smoother edges than other leading third party products. Its unique scaling algorithm automatically enlarges images without quality deterioration. PixeZoom key features include:
Image Enlargement with smoother edge and line interpolation
Image scaling up to 300,000 pixels per side
Edge accent adjustment
Save images in BMP, TIFF, and JPEG formats
Retina by XtraSens Ltd.: plugin for Adobe Photoshop
The Retina Plug-In helps you maximize the perceived contrast, brightness, sharpness, depth and resolution of your pictures. The latest neuronal technology combined in 22 smart filters, 5 automatic, advanced and user defined modes. The product supports 8/16 bit grey or color images and batch mode processing. Retina utilizes proprietary functions based on biological models of human vision and helps to enhance images and maximize the perceived contrast, brightness, sharpness, depth and resolution.
XDepth HDR by XDepth: plugin for Adobe Photoshop
XDepth HDR allows you to compress and save High Dynamic Range (HDR) images in a jpeg-compatible manner. Once saved XDepth images can be viewed in any application supporting Jpeg, while remaining true HDR images.
You Suck at Photoshop #6 posted
Enjoy. (Meanwhile I'll work on forgetting connections made between Liquify & the human digestive system. ;-))
A wealth of Lightroom tutorials
Digital photography experts Rob Sheppard and Tim Grey have created a wide range of Lightroom tutorials for the Adobe Design Center.
Helmut Newton, the death of Polaroid, and more
James Danziger has posted a short, funny, and salty interview with the late Helmut Newton:
Q: Your about to be published autobiography stops in 1982. What have the readers missed?
A: Nothing! People who reach their goals are very uninteresting. What could I have written about the last 20 years? I met a lot of awfully boring Hollywood bimbos. I earned a lot of money. I fly only first class.
Storm chaser Jim Reed risks life, limb, and gear to get some amazing shots, cataloged in his book.
Episode 68: Creative Comics
In this week's episode of Quicktips we take a look at how to create a comic book effect on your digital photographs. This is a very quick and easy technique that creates a very cool effect in the end. Many people have emailed me saying I am being too CS3 specific on this podcast, so this week I show you how to achieve this effect using CS3 and non-CS3 versions of Photoshop. the best part is, all of the techniques are completely non-destructive!
Drunken Monkey Photoshop Tutorial
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial is a guest article written by Sergio Ordóñez, 29 years old Spanish designer and illustrator who is working as a freelancer in SOSFactory since 2004. The article focuses on creating a visually appealing mascot and a logo and provides insights in the designer’s workflow and the design process itself.
Official Google Blog
What if... you could have your doodle on the Google homepage for a day?
Doodle 4 Google gives U.S. students in grades K-12 the opportunity to design a doodle for the Google homepage. Students will be asked to draw a doodle that best represents the theme "What if...?" A panel of expert judges and Googlers will select 40 regional winners, who will be invited to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in May. Four national finalists will be announced as the result of a public vote. From there, Dennis will select one lucky student whose doodle will be on the Google homepage for a day in the U.S. This winner will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship and a technology grant for his or her school.
Create amazing psychedelic art in Photoshop
Rob Carissimo reveals how to layer and blend images in Photoshop to create a hazy, dreamlike effect that’s straight from 60s California.
Flickr Find: Mixed Media with Photography
Anyone in need of a little inspiration? I recently came across a great Flickr group called Mixed Media with Photography. It’s an invite-only group, but there are tons of awesome images to look at. Some truly amazing stuff. Have a peek, and get inspired.
Handy Web 2.0 Icons In Photoshop
When we are working on a web design project, we quite often need icons to show commands like add, delete, or edit. With the Web 2.0 trend, the use of badges and subtle 3D has become very popular. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a really easy and very nice 3D effect to be used in either buttons and icons or elements that need some depth.
Beyond The Healing Brush Removing Objects From Photos
The healing brush and clone tool are fine for fixing blemishes or removing certain things in an open area, but get near a hard edge and these tools become less useful. To realistically remove a large object, it takes careful attention to detail, its just something Photoshop can’t quite automate.
Valentines Day - Photoshop Style
A few days ago I decided to make a special present for my girlfriend. I also thought this technique could be used by others that have the same plan so here it goes. I will teach you some nice techniques that could improve your experience and also help you make a great gift.
The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial
Sure you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.
Create A Textured Tag For Your Website
In this tutorial we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element.
Leaves Brushes - MEGA PACK by hawksmont
This is my secret ultimate weapon: 50 big leaves! I often use them in floral designs but I’m sure your creativity and ideas have no limits. My all brushes are free for commercial and non-commercial designs so just use them. Let the leaves fall down :D
In this week's episode of PixelPerfect, Bert delves into the world of glass. Many useful techniques are used in creating a detailed bottle of nail polish.
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Color Efex Pro
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Did You Know You Could Create An Entire Website In Photoshop?
SiteGrinder Photoshop Plugin - Create Websites Instantly
There often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.
Essentially, Photoshop is a no-holds-barred design studio, offering the artist a seemingly endless array of creative options. On the other hand, HTML, CSS, Java and the like follow strict rules of engagement, requiring the developer to take any number of esoteric concerns into consideration in order to ensure that designs are properly displayed on the web.
Turn Photoshop Into A Complete Web Design Tool
SiteGrinder seeks to bridge this gap between design and development. Basically, SiteGrinder turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. With SiteGrinder, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web. Bringing esthetic concerns together with more practical considerations, SiteGrinder is an amazingly powerful tool that would make a fantastic addition to any web designer's bag of tricks. Mac OS X and Windows versions of the SiteGrinder unlockable demo are available now via download.
Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills - By Mark Galer And Philip Andrews
Brimming with beautiful pictures, Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills guides you through a project-based, progressive curriculum so that you can build all the essential skills to enhance photographs creatively and professionally with Photoshop CS4. If you are an aspiring professional or a student learning photography, digital imaging, or design graphics, you'll be amazed at the stunning results you can achieve. A DVD is included free.
The Essential Skills Photography Series from Focal Press uniquely offers a structured learning experience for photographers of all ages, with both the underlying theory and loads of invaluable 'how to' and real-life practice projects - all from the most talented photography practitioners/educators in the world.
Read 2 free sample chapters:
Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4
Transforming Smart Objects In Photoshop CS4
Find more Photoshop CS4 tutorials on our Photoshop CS4 Tutorials Page.
Read 2 free sample chapters from the Adobe Photoshop CS3 version:
Adjusting Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw CS3
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial High Dynamic Range
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