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Book Review : The Digital Renaissance

If you’re an artist and a reader of this blog then the chances are you use Photoshop to create new pieces of art, if so then read on. If you rely more on the photographic image to start your image then sorry, this book might not be for you. There’s 12 tutorials in total each covering a different artist, their style and a tutorial in either Photoshop or Painter. The biography is small and succinct and the development of the style is enough to understand the original process. Then it’s into the tutorial. [More]

Adobe Camera Raw Preset and Snapshots

Editing can be a lot of fun but sometimes its nice to be able to automate a process or to be able to repeat settings at the touch of a button. In this video for Fotolia I take a look at a couple of ways to do this using Adobe Camera Raw preset and snapshots, two great ways to help your workflow. [More]

Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets

The introduction of the Local Adjustment Brush back in Lightroom 2 was the first step in transforming Lightroom from a global editor to a fully parametric, flexible content enhancement editor. The adjustment brush capabilities have improved with every release of Lightroom since then, but you may not have been aware of the existence of Adjustment Brush Presets. [More]

Get 25% Off Entry to Photoshop Live 2014

Photoshop Live is a brand new event dedicated to all things Photoshop. Taking place at The Brighton Dome (18-19 July), you'll be able to meet and hear from some incredible Photoshop artists. Dedicated to artists, designers and photographers of all levels, the programme has two tracks with Friday 18 July being tailored to artists and designers and Saturday 19 focusing on photography. There will also be the opportunity to get creative with the artists on Sunday 20 July with a Photowalk around Brighton. [More]

Photoshop Retouching Tips – Nondestructive Healing

The cloning and healing tools in Photoshop continue to improve all the time, and now most of the retouching tools offer Adobe’s amazing “content-aware” technology. However, in order to get the most from the Healing Brush, Patch Tool, Clone Stamp, and all the others, you’ll want to explore ways to accomplish nondestructive healing during your retouching sessions. [More]

Photoshop Crop Tool – Its Not Just For Cropping

CoverPhotoshop Crop Tool has, you may thing one simple basic function, but it has a whole host of other great features beside just resizing your image. It'll straighten, add canvas and even has different overlays to help with composition. [More]

Make the Most of Text with the Photoshop Character Panel

Photoshop has a great capability for manipulating text and there's a real powerhouse in the Character Panel. In this video for Fotolia I take a look at all the features in the panel to make a simple poster layout. I look at kerning, glyphs and font sizing among other great features. [More]

How to post to Facebook with Lightroom

Did you know you can post to Facebook from Lightroom, directly and automatically? Back in version 3, Adobe introduced Publish Services to Lightroom, and this continues to be the best way to manage your photos when you’re posting to social media. [More]
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