Happy Tuesday, y’all. This is just a quickie, but it’s really handy if you shoot really wide angle lens for anything from landscapes to group shots. Don’t take points off because its so darn easy to do (in fact, it’s more about what not to do, instead of what you need to do). Here ya go:
Hope you found that helpful.
Here’s wishing you a packed-with-awesomeness kinda Tuesday!
Let’s wrap up my first week back with a short, sweet, tutorial that is kind of a Trojan Horse, because it seems like it’s a Photoshop tutorial on How to turn a single Panoramic image into a Triptych (three separate images that have the basic look of a single image — perfect for printing) but hidden inside is a surprisingly handy, little known, little used Photoshop feature that is so incredibly handy.
Let that marinate for a minute.
OK, ready for the first Trojan Horse tutorial of the year? Let’s do it (it’s short, easy, and partially automated which is the fun part).
See, that was better than it sounded, right?
OK, how ’bout some more cool stuff? Great! For my first episode of “The Grid” for the year, I was lucky enough to have my super awesome wifey Kalebra on as my guest, and it was a really great show (some folks literally called it our best episode ever), but it starts with some REALLY BIG NEWS for KelbyOne members. It really got a lot of folks excited (and we are over-the-moon about it here at KelbyOne HQ), and we get right to the news at the beginning of the show, so I embedded it below.
Check it out (below), and let me know what you think about the big news in the comments below!
My 9-top Instagram Photos for 2016 As chosen by the awesome folks who follow me there (based on the total number of likes). :)
OK, that wraps it up for me, ya’ll.
I have some handy stuff coming on Monday (and some other news), so I hope I’ll see you then. :)
Have a great NFL Wild Card Weekend! (I’m not shooting any NFL this weekend, but…#rolltide!)
Hi Gang: First, there’s a BIG very cool announcement for KelbyOne members today on “The Grid” (my weekly talk show about photography), and you don’t want to miss it. Plus, my very, very special guest is none other than Kalebra Kelby herself.
Lots to share today on “The Grid” – our topic is “How to become a better photographer in 2017”. That’s at 4pm ET (http://kelbytv.com/thegrid).
OK, on to our Photoshop Down & Dirty Trick (it’s quick, easy and pretty fun, too! Plus, it doesn’t use the ol’ Drop Shadow Layer Style, which would make it look like it’s just floating in space).
Hope you found that helpful (and down. and dirty). ;-)
Don’t forget “The Grid” today at 4pm – we’ll be announcing one of the coolest things we’ve ever done for our members.
Hi Gang: So glad to see you here in 2017 – and I’ve got a really slick little tutorial for you, based on a text the awesome Brad Moore sent me last night — it’s something you can do with expensive lighting, but you can get really close to that look using just Photoshop, and it’s super quick and easy (and a variation of a technique I showed here last year).
Take a look for the whole story:
Hope you found that helpful (and maybe it even saved you a few bucks. Maybe enough to come to the Photoshop World Conference this April, eh?). ;-)
Today’s my first day back from an unbelievably relaxing Christmas and New Years break — so I’d better get back at it. Glad to see you here again, and best wishes for an awesome 2017!
P.S.We had planned to do Photoshop World on both coasts this year, but we’re not doing a Vegas show this year as Adobe is holding their conference, Adobe Max, at the same time in Vegas, so we’re going to just be East Coast this year.
I had to call a few friends on this one, and make sure that what I thought I came across was right (and I wasn’t just doing the wrong way all this time, and I just finally figured out the “right way”). Everybody I called was doing it the same way I was, and they all dug the tip (and none of them knew of it), so I’m sharing it with you here today. Watch the quick video below:
(1) I hope you found that helpful (2) I hope I haven’t been doing it wrong all along, and there’s some other way to automatically select the whole image for cropping.
Here’s the trailer I didn’t have two weeks ago It’s for my “Just One Flash” class – can you give it a quick look?
Hey, did you notice that the image I used in the tutorial at the top, is the same person as you see here in the one flash class? Both shots are from that “Just One Flash” class, and you can watch it right now (if you’re not a KelbyOne member, take the 10-day free trial and start watching it immediately).
It’s been two years since the last major update to my bestselling Photoshop book, and since then, lots has changed — and not just new features in Photoshop CC (and there are plenty of them), but with how I do my Photoshop workflow today, so I went back and reworked the structure and design of the book to reflect how photographers are working today.
I take an update to this book very seriously, as it’s used in colleges and universities all over the world (it’s translated into many different languages) as their classroom text and curriculum. While it took longer than anticipated, it has to be right, and that’s why I am so excited about this new edition – I think it’s the best, most useful version of the book yet.
Here’s the trailer where I explain the book:
Amazon says it will be in stock on Dec. 22nd, but my sources are telling me it will actually be shipping by the end of next week (if not sooner), so if you want to get your copy first, now’s the time to order it.