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Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. […]

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I hope you enjoyed Howard’s great tutorial on new features and Levi’s look at some hidden gems.  Adobe announced a bunch of new things yesterday that you should check out and of course Photoshop World is just around the corner. I was feeling a bit nostalgic (and wanted to see how far we’ve come).  Here’s the […]

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Clipping can really screw up a photo. As you make adjustments to a developed image, it’s possible to clip data (essentially create a loss of detail in the shadows or higlights).  Crush the whites or blacks in an image and you’ll lose important areas and range.  Sure, the problem shows up most when you print, but it […]

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If you have several raw files that were shot under, similar conditions you can save a lot of time by synchronizing their settings Using Bridge or the Open dialog, select multiple raw files and open them with Camera Raw. Select one image and make any desired adjustments. Select multiple images in the Filmstrip area. You […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon is to grab the kids, the GoPro & monopod and head for water.  If you’ve owned a GoPro Hero camera and have experimented with underwater shooting in creeks and streams, you’re probably well-accustomed to the […]

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Want to take complete control over your depth of field? Check out the Lens Blur effect in Photoshop which let’s you draw depth of field and get a realistic effect with both bokeh and grain.

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We continue our look at editing video from a photographer’s point of view. Be sure to check out these earlier articles (Why edit in Photoshop and The editing process). If you have Adobe Creative Cloud, you have three different choices when it comes to editing video. Additionally, the many suite configurations often put many software packages into […]

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The act of editing a video can often seem a bit overwhelming.  This is because it is a very specialized process and one that differs greatly from many photographic or design tasks.  Understanding the standard workflow can help you complete an edit in less time and with less stress.  Let’s explore the essential steps at […]

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Do you want to ensure that your photos are as accurate as possible?  Then you may want to take the extra step to remove lens distortion.  The technology is built right into Adobe Camera Raw so you can access it when developing RAW files.  It can also be run as a filter in Photoshop (Filter […]

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I know you’ve been busy with the holidays, so you may have missed that a new Adobe Camera Raw plugin was officially released. It is only downloadable as an update through Adobe Photoshop CS6. Launch Adobe Photoshop. Choose Help > Updates. Run any updates that show up in the Adobe Application Manager by clicking the […]

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Would you like some free Photoshop actions?  One of my favorite sites is Panos FX. They regularly push the boundaries of what Photoshop can do. You’ll find cool things from  postcards and filmstrips to paper and sketch effects. These actions are great, they produce powerful results and are flexible enough to create several looks. The website has more […]

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If you’ve listened to us on Photofocus, you’ve heard us talk about how Adobe Creative Cloud customers would get new features before anyone else.  Be sure to watch the video to see what’s coming in the next Photoshop update. Make sure you sign up for the event on December 11 – Details here What can you see in […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use the basic selection tools in Adobe Photoshop CS6 This video comes from the book and DVD – Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t intended to be definitive – we’re not claiming this is the ONLY […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use non-destructive cropping in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Yes that is MY Corvette that Rich photographed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway :)) This video comes from the book and DVD – Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t […]

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