First, here’s a really cool Photoshop drop shadow trick, but beyond that, there’s a technique in here that I promise you will help you in your everyday Photoshop work. This is good stuff!
Nashville and Indianapolis, Here I Come (well, in a coupla weeks anyway) That’s right — I’m back with my all new “Part 2” seminar in Nashville on Monday, August 15th, and in Indy on Thursday, August 25th. I hope you can come out and join me. Here’s the link with details.
Lightroom for Apple TV is here… …and I’ve got the whole scoop (how to install it, what it will and won’t do, and a quick Q&A all about it), over at LightroomKillerTips.com. If you’ve got a sec, check it out (it’s pretty cool, and the app is free!).
Hope you guys have a super great Friday, and an awesome weekend! We’ll see ya back here next week. :)
Happy Tuesday everybody. I know you probably already know about the Oil Paint filter, but while I use it in this tutorial, this tutorial is really about the 2nd and 3rd things — things that take the effect up a notch, by adding more depth to the paint strokes (using a different filter), and then adding a Canvas texture to the entire image (using yet another filter). Luckily, it’s all easy and quick to do.
I made a quick tutorial for you (below) that shows how easy it is. :)
Hi Gang: Ready for some serious learning this weekend? Here’s my pick for five classes (including a coupla my own) to make the most of these next few days. Check these out:
(1)Master Post-Processing: 10 Mistakes Every New Photographer Makes and How to Fix Them” with Kristi Sherk People are absolutely raving about her class. Start with it. You’ll love it, too!
(2) Going From Flat to Fabulous in Photoshop (with me) Come with me as I take a bunch of flat images straight out of the camera, and show you exactly step-by-step how to make them fabulous. Plus, I give you the practice files to download and follow right along.
(3) Post Processing Landscape Photos in Camera Rawwith Moose Peterson Moose truly gives you a different perspective on post processing landscapes, and really talks about the “Whys” in a really significant way, and of course, you’ll learn all the “hows” too. You’ll learn a lot.
(4) Inexpensive and DIY Photo Gear Tricks with Larry Becker Larry is the master of saving money on gear, and his class is a hit. Very clever stuff (and he’s really entertaining just to listen to).
(5) Photo Recipes: Dramatic Lighting with…me! In one of the installments from my new series of lighting, I cover Dramatic Lighting, and we do some fun, creative things, and I even include the retouching, so you see the entire process from start to finish.
There ya have it. If you’re not a KelbyOne member yet, you can still watch all these classes for free this weekend – just take the 10-day free trial and you can start watching them immediately.
Hi Gang: Yesterday it was “How to Shoot Awesome Fireworks shots!” and today it’s how to Edit them in Photoshop, including a really simple trick for creating your own custom “Fireworks Show Finale!”
Check out the short video I made for you below:
Pretty fun stuff. Hope you got some awesome shots last night (feel free to share yours below).
Tomorrow: Another KelbyOne Member’s-only Webinar We are psyched to have Adobe’s own Terry White (Adobe’s Worldwide Evangelist, and soon to be Photoshop Hall of Famer), as our guest and he’ll be taking your questions live about the just-released Photoshop CC 2015.5. It’s at 1pm tomorrow ET (if you’re a KelbyOne member – keep an eye on your email inbox for your invite).
Don’t Miss The Grid tomorrow at 4pm EDT Should be a fun one – Terry will be there too (but we’re not doing a Photoshop Q&A – that’s for members). Here’s the link to The Grid: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid
Have a great Tuesday and don’t forget to drop back for tomorrow’s guest blogger, wedding photographer Justin Wojtczak (last week, my guest blogger was concert photographer Alan Hess who had a rockin’ post [no pun intended, but what the heck, right?) about releases, and the business side of shooting bands and concerts. If you missed it, here’s the link.
P.S. Speaking of Alan – he’ll be teaching at Photoshop World later this month (the 19th-21st). So will Justin. And Terry. So will I. Hope you’ll be there, too (it’s not too late – http://photoshopworld.com)
(1) I need your help with a new course I’m working on. It’s called “Seven Photoshop Techniques Every Lightroom User Needs to Know.” The details are at this link (the how’s and whys of the class), but I need you to leave a comment with what you want learn in Photoshop (as a Lightroom user). Thanks in advance for your input. :) BTW: you can skip the rest of the page over there, because I share this same news over there – just read the top part about the class.
(2) As you saw from yesterday’s post, I released a new class called “Masking Hair and Compositing Made Easy” – and I saw some comments from folks who are totally digging the class, but would love to have the images from the class to practice with. Never fear, I’m posting a bunch of them (most of them), this morning (I couldn’t post every single one because a few were stock backgrounds), but you’ve got the important shots for sure. Here’s the link.
(3) The amazing Corey Barker has just recorded a class for us on “Advanced Compositing” as a follow-up to my “compositing made easy” class and it’ll be out in a few weeks (we release at least one new class every Thursday), so after watching my class, you’ll be ready for Corey’s. I’ll let you know when it goes live.
(4) The next stop for my “Shoot Like a Pro: Part 2 [reloaded]” full-day seminar is in Nashville, and if you’re in that area, I hope you’ll come out and spend the day with me. There’s an entire session on my Lightroom Seven Point System, and people are super diggin’ it.
(5)Did you notice that spiffy “7” Logo up top. Did you get the subtle Las Vegas vibe from it? You shoulda, cause we’re just 19 days from Photoshop World Las Vegas! Come out and join us. It’s a Lightroom / Photoshop / Photography love-fest. Get the details right here.
Thanks for stopping by, and here’s wishing you an epic weekend!
Hi Gang: Lots of folks hitting me up on social asking about how to move their plug-ins from the old Photoshop CC to the new version (Photoshop CC 2015.5) so I thought I’d do a quick video for you on the process.
I went to Adobe directly to find out the best way to do this, because there are a couple of different ways (and I’m going to show you both), but there’s also a new and smarter third way that Adobe has created so you never have to go through this process again. If you do this step, the next time that you update Photoshop, your plug-ins will move automatically. Anyway, I hope you find it helpful (I’ve embedded the short video below).
That’s a pretty lame thumbnail for that video, but believe it or not, it was the best of the three YouTube presented me. :)
Feel The Lightroom Mobile Love… Hey, if you’re into the Lightroom Mobile App (and I hope you are, because it’s awesome), I posted a timesaving tip today on how to import your images directly into a particular collection (saving you a step). I also posted Wednesday’s episode of The Grid with my guest, Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile Product Manager, Josh Haftel. Josh was awesome on the show and shared lots of insights, answers, and was a terrific guest all the way around. Here’s the link to both.
OK, gotta run. Busy day today (but a good one!). Hope yours is, too! :)