The recent Creative Cloud announcement has left some of you feeling hostage.  You worry that you won’t be able to upgrade cameras as they won’t be supported by the version of Adobe Camera Raw that you have. Here are four solutions you should know about if you don’t want to make the move to the […]

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A lot of folks don’t know that Adobe often releases software early as part of its Adobe Labs program. Here you’ll find “prerelease” candidates which simply means software that every thinks is good enough to ship but they want to test a little longer. A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released — version […]

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To our loyal listeners…  I apologize deeply for the delayed post.  I broke my own rule about backing up to 3 locations and had to wait for a lost bag to arrive.  Hope you enjoy this fun interview.  We’ll be back with a bonus podcast from Adobe MAX in a short bit too. NOTE NOTE […]

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  The Adobe Max conference kicks off at full speed on Monday.  Adobe has two keynote addresses you won’t want to miss.  These are free to attend online.  This will get you up to speed on all the big announcements as well as some inspiration.   Day 1: A Creative Evolution Monday, May 6, at […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Levi Sim – Circle Levi on Google+ Join Levi Sim as he walks you through how to set up a catalog in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta. This is an excellent tutorial to get you up and running right away. The Lightroom5 Beta is a great opportunity […]

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While this class focusses a bit on how to use Photoshop for video and DSLR video workflows, there’s tons of tips in it that will help any user.  Hopefully it gives you a few fresh ideas to try out. _____ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Camera Store At Amazon

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We’d like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta Radial Filter Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and […]

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Want a sneak peak at the next version of  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5?  Adobe just announced the availability of a public beta.  A beta is geek speak for when a product is ready for testing, but isn’t shipping yet.  The Lightroom 5 beta offers a free, public preview of new features and tools that will […]

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When Adobe unveiled the robust video editing capabilities with Photoshop CS6, the response from many was a simple “Why?”  In some regards this is a legitimate question as for most, Photoshop is closely linked with digital photography.  It’s the tool used to develop and process images captured by cameras into a more useful state. Of […]

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There’s been a lot of hullabaloo on the Internet about Adobe discontinuing the Creative Suite. Many sites are reporting that Adobe is getting rid of Creative Suite altogether. Here’s the official statement from Adobe’s FAQ about the discontinuation of physical media (aka shiny discs). Why is Adobe discontinuing boxed copies of Creative Suite and Acrobat? […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter Inside of Photoshop you’ll find an extension called Mini Bridge.  This essentially gives you  the most useful tools of Bridge within Photoshop. This useful panel helps you with tasks related to browsing and opening your files. Mini Bridge lets you visually browse your files.  Mini Bridge can  make it easier […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter I hate scanning photos…  it takes so long to suck up an image at high-quality. However the alternative is letting the print fade and die a slow death.  Are you in the same boat?  Here’s a lazy way to scan faster. Step 1 Put as many images on […]

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I’ve been using Photoshop since version 1.2. I’ve used many other Adobe products including their type faces, InDesign and notably (recently) LightRoom. I’ve generally thought that Adobe products, while expensive, were worth the money. But many companies are moving to download-only solutions and it makes sense that Adobe would too. Hence their invention of the […]

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Follow Rich on Twitter Photoshop Touch just made the jump from tablet only to iPhone and Android smartphones.  Many have been anxious for this day (almost a year since the tablet version shipped). Photoshop Touch is now available for $4.99 USD (compared to $9.99 USD for the tablet). Android Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter At the bottom of the Camera Raw window is an often overlooked bit of text.  Look closely and you’ll see some blue hyperlinked text that declares the color space, bit depth, and resolution settings for the image. Click this bit of text to open up the Workflow Options dialog box […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter Adobe has just announced that they are closing down its Photoshop.com storage and sharing service as well as Photoshop Elements membership areas.  They instead are migrating client accounts to their other service called Revel (formerly Carousel). Here are some quotes from the Adobe site/press release (as well as my commentary and […]

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  By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with the Camera Raw dialog, you should always take the time to switch over to the Detail tab.  Here you can take precise control over both sharpening and reducing noise. All raw images need sharpening. By default a value may be applied to the raw file based […]

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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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An Introduction to After Effects and Time-lapse Photography from Richard Harrington Learn how to use Adobe Bridge and After Effects to assemble time-lapse shots. This tutorial is the first in a series, and focusses on getting started (more advanced techniques to come). For more on time-lapse, be sure to visit http://www.3exposure.com. Want to know how Rich put’s […]

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  PART 2: CATALOGs: Sets & Collections Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ The process of cataloging our images is one of the most important (and daunting) parts of our daily life’s as photographers. Pixels are cheap, and we fill our memory cards with hundreds (if not thousands) of images on every […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington - Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use Layers 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 way or even […]

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