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Often as I work with an image (particularly when making detailed repairs with the Clone and Healing tools) I need to zoom in.  It’s very easy when working at 100% magnification to lose your perspective when working in Photoshop. Enter the very useful Navigator panel. When you zoom in to a pixel level for image touchup, […]

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Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski. When Lightroom 5 released, Adobe made it so the Spot Removal tool was actually a brush. Before LR5, it was simply just a circle. All you could do was remove tiny spots (and maybe some larger spots if you were creative). But in LR5, […]

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In Photoshop its often critical to make an accurate selection.  This let’s you target the precise area of an image for manipulation (and is one of the main reasons to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop). The best selection often comes by selecting the pixels that you want don’t want.  Additionally you can reuse an existing […]

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In the Camera Raw dialog you’ll find clarity.  This is selective contrast, adding it to the areas that need it most.  The same adjustment slider is also in Lightroom. Double-click the Zoom tool to switch to 100% magnification. Slowly drag the Clarity slider to the right.  Stop when you notice halos or blooming along the […]

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An often overlooked feature of the Library Module’s Grid view is the Painter Tool. Do you see that little spray paint icon in the Grid view Toolbar? If you don’t see it make sure you are in Grid view by pressing G, and if you still don’t see it then press T to make sure […]

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People often ask me how I made my signature into my own copyright logo on my photos. Here is a step by step guide on making your own signature or drawing into your own logo or signature file. 1. Practice. Grab a few sharpie of different sizes and practice your signature over and over with different […]

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3D Printing is a relatively new industry that makes it possibly to print physical copies of objects.  Adobe recently announced that Photoshop CC has radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. Need a perfect prop for your shoot… no problem.  Need to make a prototype to show your client… you got it.  With this new release, […]

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You might have noticed that we’ve started holding Google Hangouts each month (in fact we’re about to hold multiple ones).  It’s all a part of our campaign to make Photofocus a more important part of your photography education. In case you missed it (or couldn’t catch the whole thing). Here’s the recording.  A big thanks […]

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One very useful feature inside of Lightroom’s Library Module is the Survey mode. This is a fantastic tool to use when you have a photo-shoot filled with many similar images, and you need to edit them down to just a few keepers. I use this a lot with my food photography images, since I tend […]

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Many users have expressed concerns that their Photoshop files were somehow being held hostage by Adobe.  Of course, we’ve listed a lot of other apps that work with Photoshop.  But here’s a new workflow I just figured out. 1. Open your file in Photoshop. 2. Choose File > Save As. 3. From the format menu choose […]

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One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different folders all into one place to organize projects or ideas. Putting photos into a collection does not move the image; instead, it references the file and groups them however you like, similar to […]

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This Friday we have a great Google+ hangout all about Photoshop and digital imaging. You can sign up here and watch for free. One of our guests is Bryan O’Neil Hughes — Senior Product Manager for Photoshop. Here’s a sample tutorial from Bryan Avoid having Content-Aware Fill introduce unwanted details when it fills in areas […]

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Bryan O’Neil Hughes is the Senior Product Manager for Photoshop and a pinch hitter for the Lightroom team. Since 1999 he has helped test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of Adobe’s professional digital imaging applications.  Not only was he on our latest podcast, but we’re also thrilled to have Bryan on our next Google+ hangout. […]

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It’s getting cold outside, and that’s the perfect time to curl up with the warm glow of a computer and do some post processing.  We’ve put together a fantastic Google Hangout so you can learn from some of the top experts on the planet (absolutely free)! An Insiders’ Look at Photoshop and the Future of […]

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Are you interested in video?  Welcome to our series on how to edit video using Adobe Photoshop. In this fourth episode, you’ll learn how to enhance your project with sound.  You’ll see how to load a music track and adjust the volume of your clips. The Photoshop editing interface is easy to learn and master. Can’t […]

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I just got back from a conference that targeted creative professionals who do work in the government space.  I had previously worked with the folks behind Airman magazine… a very cool digital magazine that’s available for free.  It’s built using Adobe’s Digital Publishing platform. You can get the free magazine here. Be sure to pull it down […]

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Are you interested in video?  Welcome to our series on how to edit video using Adobe Photoshop. In this third episode, you’ll learn how to build your sequence.  You’ll see how to load multiple shots into the timeline and then refine each shot’s duration.  The Photoshop editing interface is easy to learn and master. Can’t […]

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This week’s show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry.  We catch up with noted portrait photographer Brian Smith about his work to capture unique images of some of the most photographed subjects in the world.  Then we speak with Bryan O’Neil Hughes to learn about the next generation of digital imaging tools and workflows from Adobe.

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A few of you told us you were having trouble purchasing the Photoshop Photography Program.  We checked in with Adobe and they decided to extend the program for a few more days through December 8. The Photoshop Photography Program is available to anyone who wants to participate (but only until December 8, 2013). The Photoshop Photography Program includes the following for […]

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The folks at Adobe have three sales going on this Black Friday shopping period.  These deals are  time limited, and may help a lot of you out with your photo software needs. Software Application Name Valid Dates Special Pricing Lightroom 5 Nov. 28 – Dec. 7 (9 p.m. PT on Nov. 27 to 11:59 p.m. […]

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Are you interested in video?  Welcome to our series on how to edit video using Adobe Photoshop. In this first episode, you’ll learn how to set up Adobe Photoshop CC so it’s ready to edit multiple video files together. Over the next two weeks, we’ll walk you through the complete editing process. ______ This Post […]

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