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Articles by Michael Hoffman

About Michael Hoffman (224 Articles)
Mike has been a photographer, artist, educator, and technophile for most of his life. Early in his career, he created technical illustrations and photographs for electronic equipment manufacturers, and taught classes in computer aided drafting and 3D modeling software. When digital cameras became widely available in the late 1990s, the move was a natural one, and has led to a happy combination of technology, software, photography and art. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Acrobat, and is well versed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Illustrator and InDesign. He has also contributed his time and efforts to the excellent work being done by Operation Photo Rescue, in restoring photographs damaged by natural disasters. As an active member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he continues his quest for excellence in art, excellence in design, and excellence in education.

Web Contact Sheets in Photoshop CS5

July 20, 2010

As I’ve noted, Photoshop version CS4 semi-retired the Contact Sheet, Picture Package and Web Contact Sheet plug-ins. Last week we looked at the modern method of creating contact sheets with [More]

Contact Sheets in Photoshop CS5

July 14, 2010

Back when Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 was launched, many people bemoaned the fact that an old favorite plug-in, Picture Package (Contact Sheet II) and its associated Web Gallery counterpart, had been [More]

Creative Stacking Diversions

July 6, 2010

Last week, I mentioned that I’d be covering my use of Stack Modes as an “automatic tourist remover.” However, this week, I endeavored to get out in the field and take some new photos [More]

Noise Reduction with Smart Object Stack Modes

June 29, 2010

Last week we took a look at Stack Modes in Photoshop, and found that all we needed was a layered Smart Object, and we could use the Stack Modes to great effect. This week we will continue to look at [More]

Max Stacks with Photoshop

June 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored the world of Smart Objects, and we’ll continue that exploration here today. However, one special note for today’s lesson – the Smart Object features [More]

Nested Smart Objects Part 2

June 15, 2010

In last week’s post on creating nested Smart Objects, we had created the image below, which was to serve as a celestial orb in our twilight desert scene. We built up this object from a basic [More]

Nested Smart Objects – Part 1

June 7, 2010

We’ve been exploring the power of Smart Objects, and starting today we will test the limits of just how far you can go – by nesting Smart Objects, one inside the other. By building Smart Objects [More]

Smart Objects, Smarter Filters

June 1, 2010

Smart Objects have given us a tremendous amount of power in Photoshop since version CS3, and it just keeps getting better. Today, we’re going to look at a non-destructive workflow that begins with [More]

Exposure Blending with Smart Objects

May 25, 2010

Last week, we looked at creating copies of Smart Objects in Photoshop, and we saw that regular copies are linked together in a special way such that when you update one Smart Object, you update ALL [More]

Picture Package with Smart Objects

May 18, 2010

When is a copy not a copy? When it is a copy of a Smart Object! In Photoshop, there are two very different ways to create copies of Smart Objects, and each of these has unique and special qualities [More]

Smart Objects, Raw Flexibility

May 11, 2010

Last week, we saw that Smart Object Layers are a special kind of layer within Photoshop, that actually encapsulate data so that you have a “document within a document,” and allow you access to [More]

Smarter Editing with Smart Objects

May 4, 2010

In my early Photoshop days, I created a fair number of disasters in which I edited my files, saved over the originals, and lost the ability to get back to an earlier, untarnished version of my files. [More]

Single Image HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5

April 27, 2010

OK, I promised we’d be back to our normal pre CS5 stuff today, but Mike’s just too excited about the new HDR Toning in CS5 to let it pass un noticed TS It’s top tip Tuesday, and here is [More]

Adobe Bridge CS5 New Features Overview

April 13, 2010

Well, now the cat is out of the bag – Adobe has announced CS5, and the excitement has reached a fever pitch! Here at TipSquirrel, we have a packed schedule over the next fortnight bringing you the [More]
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