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c|net: Fantastic Adobe video spotlights 25 years of Photoshop artistry.

Photoshop was my saviour, as I’ve expressed many times. Not many of us can still claim that we learned to do drop shadows in channels, because layers didn’t exist.

Tangent, slight: There were many graphics software packages before PS. I see a bundle of news articles today missing this fact. I used to use Rio on Vista and NU-Vista graphics boards in PCs. Rio was *very* powerful, more powerful than the first Photoshops. PS didn’t do true 32 bit graphics for many years. But it was a tres handy Swiss Army knife for converting TGAs to other formats. I could quickly get Mac and PC formats into TGAs for my video system in less than fourteen steps ... and for that, I’ll be eternally grateful.

02/19/15 • 03:53 PM • AdobeHistoryMotion GraphicsSoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CreativeMarket: The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size.

A solid color layer on top of all other layers? “Photoshop’s high quality file previews are surprisingly weighty, so simplifying them as much as possible saves you tons of space on huge files.”  Learn something new every day.

02/11/15 • 11:16 AM • AdobeDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: A Quick (but very powerful) Adjustment Brush Tip.

Another “goodie.”

01/20/15 • 05:00 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: 7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts.

And they are. Really useful.

01/19/15 • 10:58 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bittbox/Photoshop 101: True Black (CMYK).

75. 68. 67. 90.

Later, important: Read the comments here, and on the article.

12/21/14 • 11:52 AM • AdobeArtsBooksDesignSoftware • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BittBox: Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop.

Omigod. Why didn’t I think of that?

12/12/14 • 02:03 PM • AdobeDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: Getting Better Results From Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool.

Didn’t know this one. If it doesn’t choose right the first time, I usually move the sample spot manually. Trying this soon.

12/10/14 • 10:55 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Verge: Adobe’s got Photoshop running in Chrome.

Yeah, but don’t get all excited: “The application is downloaded via the Chrome Web Store, and when you open it up you’re actually connecting to a server which is running the desktop version of Photoshop CC 2014. The UI of the desktop version is captured as a video and sent to your browser, where javascript relays your actions back to the server, completing the interactive loop.” Better have a fast hookup; delays in UI get up my nose.

11/23/14 • 11:30 AM • AdobeDesignMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: Adobe announces Lightroom 5.7 with new Aperture and iPhoto importer tool.

That, and a slew of other CC updates.

11/19/14 • 10:52 AM • AdobeSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe Blogs: Photoshop & Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).

To date, no issues reported. Good to know.

10/17/14 • 09:57 AM • AdobeAppleDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Digital Reader: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries.

“Adobe isn’t just tracking what users are doing in DE4; this app was also scanning my computer, gathering the metadata from all of the ebooks sitting on my hard disk, and uploading that data to Adobe’s servers. In. Plain. Text.

Later: It seems Ars Technica has confirmed most of this.

10/07/14 • 10:04 AM • AdobeArtsBooksHuman RightsInternetLawMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Behance Blog: Adobe Sketch - Natural drawing tools, seamlessly integrated with Behance.

Don’t know if I’d necessarily want to insta-post drawings.  Nice to have the feature, though, I’m sure.

08/07/14 • 10:19 AM • AdobeArtsInternetMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Updates to Creative Cloud this morning.

Between Apple and Adobe, I’m wondering when we hit the point where they’re applying so many updates that we cannot be social anymore, for eating up all the bandwidth. We need bigger ‘pipes’.

07/31/14 • 09:24 AM • AdobeAppleInternetPersonalSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe: Creative Cloud desktop applications and Mac OS X “Yosemite”.

... currently, running Creative Cloud desktop applications on the pre-release versions of Yosemite is not supported.

07/23/14 • 04:35 PM • AdobeAppleSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photoshop Insider/Kelby: My First Studio Shoot Using Lightroom Mobile.

Of interest to fellow Lightroom users.

07/18/14 • 10:54 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe Help: CC Cleaner Tools.

Bookmarked, Evernoted, in case I ever need them. You too, perhaps.

07/02/14 • 11:06 AM • AdobeSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Apple Insider: Apple’s ‘Photos’ for OS X to come with pro-level image search, editing, plugins, more

As for current Aperture users, Apple said it will roll out a final update to bring compatibility with OS X Yosemite, but there are no plans to continue software development beyond that point. [snip] Interestingly, Apple also mentioned it is concurrently working on a transitionary workflow from Aperture to Adobe’s Lightroom, suggesting Photos may not fit the needs of photography professionals.” My italic emphasis.

07/02/14 • 10:03 AM • AdobeAppleInternetPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: 10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom.

For those of you still on Aperture.

06/30/14 • 02:41 PM • AdobeApplePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Julieanne Kost’s Blog: Lightroom Mobile Presets.

Some of the presets are different than those in the Desktop app; this article has a link for download of those presets.

06/25/14 • 11:12 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Terry White’s Tech Blog: Why do I have 2 copies of my CC Apps?

Uninstall info also.  Mine did not ‘automatically transfer’ my presets and settings.  I had to transfer those manually. So don’t uninstall too quickly.  Dig through your Plugins/Presets/etc. folders to be sure you’ve gotten everything.  I just option-drag copies over to the new install folders.

06/23/14 • 10:45 AM • AdobeAppleDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Prolost: Lightroom for Your Camera.

Apparently, with a flaw: it strips GPS metadata. Read on. I wouldn’t call it ‘fatal’, per se. Workflow is still pretty shiny.

06/19/14 • 09:43 AM • AdobeInternetMobile • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PetaPixel: Creative Cloud Update Allows You to Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software.

This was the first version of Creative Cloud’s menu bar widget to update in one fell swoop, cleanly and flawlessly. Better late than never! [Previous versions have taken up to four reinstalls on my 10.7.4 machine. I have since the last update, gone to 10.7.5 in anticipation of moving to Mavericks shortly.]

05/29/14 • 12:14 PM • AdobeSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Register: Adobe blames ‘maintenance failure’ for 27-hour outage.

The failure happened during database maintenance activity and affected services that require users to log in with an Adobe ID.” Perhaps, but this indicates there’s something terribly wrong with their procedures.

05/16/14 • 10:50 AM • AdobeInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Twitter: Adobe Creative Cloud update [back online].

We have restored Adobe login services and all services are now online. We will be sharing a complete update on the outage soon.

05/15/14 • 09:14 PM • AdobeInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: Adobe ID failure takes Creative Cloud down for nearly 24 hours.

Because Creative Cloud applications require users to be online to verify their subscription, subscribers who already have the software installed may be able to work around the authentication problems by taking their computer offline before opening the applications.” Um … I’m having *zero* problems opening my CC apps, sans verification. I think AI needs to amend that statement.  Some are having problems.  Adobe’s put up a marginally helpful page for workarounds.

05/15/14 • 01:43 PM • AdobeAppleDesignInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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