Monthly Archives September 2009

I'm not talking about "metallic prints" (which are prints made on Kodak metallic-finish paper) I'm talking about images actually printed on metal (well, Aluminum to be exact). I got two different kinds in the past two weeks, from two different sources, so I'm going to cover them both here. First, the print I'm holding above, which is from Image Wizards, and it's one of their "AluminArte" images (which they call, "High Definition Images on Aluminum"). On their site (link) they make a pretty bold statement: "Remember the first time you saw HDTV? Our AluminArte samples will show you a level of imaging never seen before." I have to admit---it's actually right on the money. My buddy Matt Kloskowski had the first AluminArte print I'd ever seen (it was of his amazing landscape shot of a barn in Washington State's Polouse region), and when it…

A friend just sent me word this morning that Southwest Airlines is running a special "Friends Fly Free" 2-for-1 promotion to Las Vegas (using their flight/hotel package), so if you're thinking of coming out to the Photoshop World conference ( Oct. 1-3), this is definitely worth checking out. Here's the link. Hope I get to meet you there! :-) -Scott

I certainly don't think so (I'd rather see airlines regulated as to how they treat their passengers), but according to an article in Yahoo's Shine magazine, a governing body in the UK thinks things have gotten so out-of-hand that maybe photo retouching should be regulated. Here's what the Shine article said: "In what’s poised to be the biggest uproar yet over the ongoing issue of Photoshopping in mass media, members of the British Parliament are calling for a ban on digitally altering ads aimed at children under 16, and disclosure of these modifications in ads aimed at adults, reports Jezebel." Here's the link to their article to read more.

At the end of each Photoshop World Conference, we do a thing called "The Best of Photoshop World" where we look back at the week through video segments, and get special live presentations from some of the key instructors, and it's really a fun and relaxing way to wrap up a wild week (and then we give away tons of prizes). Anyway, my video crew took some of those video clips from our "Best of Photoshop World" presentation from our last Orlando, Florida event, and put them together into one short clip, and it really gives you a great feel for what Photoshop World is really like. Hope you like it.

First, a big thanks to Wes Maggio from Wacom for his great guest post yesterday. You can see from the comments, a lot of people totally dug his post (and it got people thinking big time about using their tablet in ways they hadn't really considered). I'm pretty careful anytime I ask someone to be a guest blogger that's going to be talking about their company's product, because I don't want them to turn the Guest Blog into a sales piece, but I know Wes personally and was certain Wes would provide some real helpful info in his post and that's exactly what he did. Thanks Wes. I picked up some stuff I didn't know, too. Now, onto the news: Have You Heard of a Program Like This? I got a call yesterday from my buddy Paul Abell, and he was asking me if…

Lightroom, Photoshop, and a Tablet = Boom Boom POW!

First off, a big thanks goes out to Scott for letting me submit a little something for Guest Blog Wednesday. It is a pleasure to be included in what I think should be renamed Tough-Act-to-Follow Wednesdays. ;)

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With the increasing popularity of Lightroom, I want to take this opportunity to address a question that I’ve been asked quite a bit over this past year. “Where does a pen tablet fit in a Lightroom-heavy workflow”?

Ok, truth-be-told, that question isn’t always asked of me so eloquently. It usually comes in the form of something like, this: “Are you concerned that Lightroom has taken such a dominant role in the photographic workflow—that it’s led people away from Photoshop, and thus the need for a tablet.” And along the same lines, but more blunt, “Are you worried that people spend more time in Lightroom than in Photoshop”? And finally, in less of a question and more of a statement, “I don’t need a tablet. Most of my retouching is done in Lightroom”.

Before I share my response,