Posts By Scott Kelby

Happy Friday everybody! Here's a few quickies to take you into the weekend: If Only This Software Actually Existed I shared this wild video on social media yesterday, and was asking the question, "Is this software real?" Apparently, it's not -- it's a music video with a message, but man do I love the on-screen interface, and what it does (well, theoretically) is amazing. Either way, the video had to be really challenging to make. Give it a quick look -- it'll totally blow your mind. Dissolve: changing the playing field for stock video clips I predict this is gonna blow up big time: it's called "Dissolve" and it's a very clever, super-low cost stock video footage service. They're licensing HD video clips starting at an average of around $5 a clip, which is a game-changer price. It's from one of the… A few days ago, just for fun, I started doing these short little Photoshop tips, between 20 and 30-something seconds long (well, that's the goal anyway), and I've gotten a lot of great feedback on them. I just cover one little thing; so far it's been some little-known shortcuts, and I'm not sure exactly what'll I'll be covering from day to day, but here's the first three I created. I don't talk on these (a big bonus for some) --- I do it all using text (that way I can just bang these out right when I think of them, without having to go to the studio). You should hear the "click" sound from my computer, but for some reason the 2nd one didn't include the click audio. Anyway, here they are -- hope you find 'em helpful. NOTE: If you don't… I've had so many people asking about this, and its more than I can put in a short Tweet or Facebook post (and it would make for one really long blog post), so I'm posting this video clip instead --- that way when somebody asks I can just point them to this video. Cheers everybody and happy Monday. :) Adobe released a bunch of new features yesterday for Creative Cloud subscribers, and I'm sharing some of the videos they created to showcase the new features here on the blog, like the one above which introduces Perspective Warp (really handy for people who are bad at shooting images for compositing. OK, sorry, I couldn't' resist). Above: That's an overview of the new Photoshop CC features Above: This is one a lot of folks are psyched about — linked Smart Objects. Above: 3D printing from Photoshop. Sounds like something Corey Barker would do, right? Above: This one's from Adobe's own Julieanne Kost, and she's revealing some of the little tweaks, enhancements and little improvements added to Photoshop CC There's a list of these little enhancements over at Jeff Tranberry's blog (here's the link). There's some fun stuff to work on…

First, A 90-Second Recap: I shot four fewer games this year than last year, even with my season credentials for shooting the Buc's home games for Zuma Press. I picked up a few other games when the Buc's were on the road, including two Falcons games (one against the Bucs); a Titans game in Jacksonville, plus the Broncos/Chiefs out in Denver and the Eagles/Cowboys in Texas. Here are the teams I got to shoot this season: Tampa Bay Bucs Tennessee Titans Miami Dolphins Arizona Cardinals Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons Denver Broncos New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs Jacksonville Jaguars Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles There's only ONE single NFL team left I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot yet: The Baltimore Ravens. As we’re kicking off this New Year, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favorite shots from… "The Grid" our weekly photography talk show which airs live each Wednesday at 4:00 pm ET, was back after our holiday break this week, and we did our 2nd annual "How to become a better photographer in…." show, where we give our viewers ideas on how to move forward in their photography in the coming year. Last year's episode was one of our best of the year, and this year we had the advantage of having a wonderful in-studio guest, landscape photographer Karen Hutton, and she was just fantastic. Lots of great insights and totally worth watch just for her tips and perspective. Best of all, it's free and you can watch it right above (how about that awesome thumbnail up there, eh? Geesh!). Here's wishing you a kick-butt weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday. :)