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Creativity through Photoshop Brushes

Making your own Photoshop brushes can open up lots of creative possibilities. Photoshop can create a brush out of pretty much anything, but the first thing that’s important to know is

Photoshop CC 2017 Important Changes

Adobe has introduced a series of “small” but important changes in the recent new release of Photoshop CC 2017. Here are some of the changes that caught my eye: The New

10 Quotes about Creativity

Here are some of my favorite quotes about creativity – and we can all use a little help being creative, right? “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ―

My Favorite Photoshop Add-on

People often ask me what is my most frequently used Photoshop add-on or plug-in. They are usually surprised to hear that my favorite Photoshop add-on is my camera. When I have my camera

Advice To Photographers From Models

When a photographer works with a model for the first time, what should you do? What expectations does the model have from you as the photographer? What can the photographer do

Adobe Stock Contributor Portal

Submitting photos to Adobe Stock has just become a whole lot easier thanks to the new Contributor Portal. Most stock photo photographers will tell you that keywords are a very important part

5 Ways to Make Your Photoshop Life Easier

As much as Photoshop is an amazingly powerful tool, as photographers our goal should be to spend as little time in Photoshop as possible. My motto is “Edit Faster/Shoot More”

You know you use Photoshop a lot when…

…you make a spill your coffee and immediately think “undo” …you look at a beautiful sky and imagine cloning out the telephone wire …you look in the mirror and wish Liquify

Rethinking how to learn

Over the last few months I’ve had a series on conversations that have made me think that perhaps one of my next tutorials should be on how to watch a

Photoshop is not cheating

Most experienced photographers will tell you to “get it right in the camera”. By that they mean know your camera well enough, and understand the concepts of aperture, shutter speed,

When 50% is Good Enough

Back in my college days, there was at least one class that I would have happy to get 50% on an exam. But let’s not go there… This post is

Drobo 5N setup

In this video I recorded “live” as I attempted to follow the instructions and set up the Drobo 5N to use as a networked backup drive. You won’t believe what

The Photoshop Tools you should NOT use

Needless to say, there are almost always multiple ways to do something in Photoshop, and more than one tool to use to get to the same end. On the surface, it

Lightroom May Not be Enough

More and more photographers have embraced Lightroom as their main post production tool. Although I completely understand that thinking – and it’s valid for many photographers – I worry than Photoshop

My 10 Favorite Photography Quotes

I’ve been “collecting” quotes about photography for some time, so when I decided to put together this post with my 10 favorites quotes, it was a lot harder than I

The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts

It seems that Photoshop Beginners are often told not to worry about learning keyboard shortcuts until “later” – that using shortcuts is more “advanced”. To some degree that’s true, but at the

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