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“Create a Flash website ...”

That ship has sailed, people.

06/24/15 • 11:13 AM • AdobeInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe Blogs: Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Lightroom CC.

Remember, the point is to just tastefully enhance reality, not to turn your images into technicolor soup.

04/23/15 • 09:59 AM • AdobePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom 6/CC update ... continued.

I just sent out five finals after post-processing, and a selection of ‘potential portrait backgrounds’ converted to B/W ... in about a quarter of the time it usually takes. I haven’t used any of the new features, just doing what I always do, faster.

Note that this update maintained access to all my third-party plugins, effects and presets.  The previous updates required manually adding them back.  A significant time-saver.

Some tricks from Adobe for the new LR, and some free presets (I have way more than enough; don’t need these. I’m finding less is more.).

04/22/15 • 10:46 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Just upgraded to Lightroom 6/CC ... fast.

Noticeably faster. GPU action there. So far, nice. The only glitch I hit was, I’d been using a purchased version of LR5.  When I installed LR/CC, it didn’t recognize my old catalog, so I had to ‘open’ and upgrade it manually. FYI. I’ll have more comments in coming days, once I use the new features.

04/21/15 • 09:28 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe – Creative Cloud Photography and Lightroom 6.

Big additions. I’ve been converting to DNG for a while now, only because I’ve seen a speed improvement in the Develop module versus native Canon files. I’ve been retaining the old RAWs on an external, ultimately only archiving the ‘printable’ items ... you know, ‘just in case.’

My CC widget is still only showing LR5. I suppose I’ll have to restart to see the new CC version.

04/21/15 • 12:11 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LR Killer Tips: Making Sure All Your Lightroom Photos Have Your Copyright Info Embedded.

Timely.

04/06/15 • 11:01 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AE Scripts/Plugins: Tickler.

Could be very handy when you don’t have time/budget to do a full-on animation.

03/30/15 • 12:38 PM • AdobeArtsMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SLYT: Lightroom Workflow - A Super Easy Way to Keyword.

Nice tip. Spray your keywords.

03/27/15 • 12:36 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Photoshop’s new camera support suggests Lightroom update.

There may be some big changes coming. Read it, and keep your eyes and ears open.

03/19/15 • 06:32 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe: An Update - Creative Cloud and Support for Mac OS X.

For full function after the next update, you must have 10.9 or better.

03/18/15 • 10:17 AM • AdobeAppleSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

500px ISO: Watch Eight Photoshop Masters Try to Use Photoshop 1.0.

What they miss ... besides skilled work with channels ... is that PS 1.0’s “Save as ...” allowed us to move art from better creative programs to other creative programs, on other platforms. The market wasn’t a one-stop-shop as it is today. PixelPaint 8, for instance. Rio (on Targa/Vista/NuVista systems). Macromedia Director. My beloved TVL. And more.  We’d use the early macro programs [Quickeys or earlier software] on top of the early PSs to do the channel work to create nice drop shadows quickly.

03/12/15 • 02:04 PM • AdobeArtsDesignMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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
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