Just yesterday, the team at Adobe made their latest updates for Camera Raw and DNG Converter available for Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud. For CS6, Camera Raw 8.4 consists of updates in camera support, bug fixes, and lens profile support. For CC, however, there’s a few new features we can look forward to.
Photoshop alterations of women have been somewhat of a hot topic lately (or maybe more accurately – it now sells products to bash “Photoshopping”), so I thought I’d share my perspective as a photographer.
I absolutely love using Photoshop to manipulate the bodies of people to look more physically appealing. Why? Because, its my job to create images that look better than reality…and people that look better than reality sell photographs.
And here’s the dirty little secret – my clients and the people in those photos love it too.
Hit the break and let me explain.
Love it or hate it, one of the great things about being an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber is having access to the latest photo editing technology right away. (How much would we all love a camera and lens subscription service!?)
I first heard about Photoshop CC’s new camera shake reduction filter back in the summer and I finally had a change to shoot a series of photos specifically designed to test it out.
In this article, I will show you how to use the Adobe Photoshop CC Camera Shake Reduction Filter along with a few example photos.
Ya, I know computer backup isn’t sexy – but if you don’t read any further – read this:
Sooner or later, the hard drive in the computer you are using right now will fail. When it fails, all the pictures, videos, documents and other data you have stored on it will be gone forever.
Capture One by PhaseOne is one of the most glorified RAW processor software in the market. On just about every day, you can buy Capture One Pro for $299 or its little brother, Capture One Express for $99.
Redditor zeta3232 reports that buying Capture One Express 6 from this page and then using coupon code DCM2013 on checkout takes $99 off the purchase making it practically a free download. [Read more...]
So, you probably read the news, two new sensor technologies were revealed this month, promising everything from flashless cameras (flash as in light popping device, not as in memory banks) to organic sensors that can one day overcome mankind.
While these are both revolutionary, I doubt we’ll be seeing one of these in our cameras soon, the other one? not sure, may be a tad quicker.
Here is what I think about the new kids in town. Those, of course are my own thoughts, and if you think I am wrong, feel free to hit me in the comments. [Read more...]
Adobe is bringing Lightroom to the iPad as an app. Over at The Grid yesterday Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s group product manager for Lightroom showed an early stage iPad app designed to allow editing RAW images from your computer on a mobile device.
Hogarty explains that Adobe is trying to revamp the workflow between the desktop, laptop and other mobile devices. Here is the gap that Adobe’s trying to bridge. [Read more...]
You know that to get the most of your DSLR you should be shooting in RAW, right? But these days Nikon cameras gives you even more options: 12-bit or 14-bit, and compressed or uncompressed RAW (NEF) files. Which should you choose?
Short question: Does it matter? Will you see any difference between compressed (lossy) and uncompressed (lossless) RAW? And between 12 and 14 bits?
Short answer: No it does not matter. Choose 12-bit compressed (because they take up less space) and forget about this topic. Or choose 14-bit uncompressed because theoretically you’re getting the “most” from your camera – you just have to live with the file sizes.
| Approximate RAW file
size on a Nikon D7000
|12 bit||14 bit|
|compressed||12.6 MB||15.7 MB|
|uncompressed||14.9 MB||18.8 MB|
Not happy with the short answer? Then read on… [Read more...]
So, you can spend hours and hours on Halo, but wrist gets tired after 20 minutes of culling photos? It could be related to fun vs. work, but it could also be related to wrist fatigue.
Hitting the forward/backward arrows and assigning numbers/colors hundreds of time can be hard on your wrist. Compared to say hitting hundreds of buttons while playing Call of Duty. There is a reason for this. The gaming industry wants you at your game controller so they heavily invest in ergonomics R&D. That investment pays off in terms of being able to play for prolonged period of time (yes, I would definitely not play prolonged periods of time if it wasn’t for the comfy controller. HA!).
This concept of ergonomic controller cane be taken to the editing process. Here are three ways to use a game controller with Lightroom. [Read more...]
Here is a useful idea, using Photoshop’s adjustment layers for quickening and improving retouching.
While usually adjustment layers are used for… how should I put it… adjusting, Calvin Hollywood shows a different way of using them. Rather than use adjustments layers to tweak the photo, he uses them as temporary ‘check layers’. Those layers are actually your ordinary adjustment layers, but taken to extreme to reveal otherwise hard to find flaws in retouching. [Read more...]