Mornin’ everybody, and greetings from the Tampa Convention Center. Sorry for the late blog post this morning — I got in kinda late last night (shot the Bucs game yesterday), and I basically walked in and hit and sack, so I’m writing this before I go on stage in 40 minutes here in Tampa.
We just added two more dates in January for my “Shoot Like a Pro: Part 2 (Reloaded!)” full-day seminar, if you’d like to come out for the day. The dates and cities are:
Richmond on Wednesday, January, 27, 2016
Atlanta on Friday January, 29, 2016
Hope you can come on out. It’s normally just $99, but if you sign up early (like now), you can go for just $89 (plus, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever attended, period!) .
Here’s a quick trailer that explains what I cover in the day:
That’s it from here in Tampa. Hope you all have a rockin’ Monday (I’m not really sure what that means), and we’ll catch ya back here tomorrow where I hope to have a post all ready fer ya before you even wake up. :)
Last night Adobe released a ton of new updates for users in the Adobe Creative Cloud and Photoshop was among the apps that got a good amount of changes to it. These features were things that we got to see a sneak peek at Adobe Max – but it is so nice to see that they are out as fast as they could.
We are excited about the new features – so much so that we have them all set up in our Photoshop CC 2015.1 Learning Center! Our own Corey Barker takes you through all of the features and gets you up to speed on all of the new additions in no time at all! We also have all of the updates in one spot there.
Hey everyone! RC here. Are you in Los Angeles on Tuesday Nov 17 from 6PM to 8PM. If you are, I would love to spend some time with you at the Canon Experience Center.
The folks at Canon are holding an open house/shoot to showcase this center and host the imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer. They will have a studio setup with a 5DS and a suite of lenses, and you can shoot and print right on the spot! If you want me to help you with some post processing, Photoshop, or Lightroom stuff I’m all yours. You can even bring your own images to the event too.
This is going to be my first time going out to the Canon Experience Center – and from what I hear the place is HUGE! I intend on doing a post from there when I get there on Tuesday. But if you’re in the area, I’d sure love to see you. Click on the link for more information:
Hey everyone, RC here reporting from Adobe MAX in Los Angeles California. Over 7000 people are in attendance here to check out what’s new from the world of Adobe – and they are not disappointing over here.
For those who were not able to make it to Los Angeles, Adobe streamed the keynote live for all to see – a full 2+ hours. There were a slew of updates that were posted so let me share with you a couple of the ones that really stood out to me.
ADOBE CAPTURE CC IS HERE
In the Photoshop space for Mobile – Adobe has merged the powers of their current apps Adobe Brush, Adobe Shape, Adobe Color and Adobe Hue into one app called Adobe Capture CC. Using the camera, you can create shapes and color themes and use them as jump points into your creative projects. I could totally see this being useful in one app.
SAY HELLO TO ADOBE FIX
Following the grouping of powerful components together into apps, we see now Photoshop Fix – a new program that brings together great features like Liquify, smoothing, and content aware healing into one application.
LIGHTROOM FOR PHONES AND TABLETS
I think Fix will go over very well in a roundtrip scenario with Lightroom for the tablet and phone. Both of these apps got a new release as well. In addition to including Dehaze, you can now use the Targeted Adjustment Tool to make selective changes in color or make changes in black and white. Adobe has even included a camera inside of the app which i thought was another solid add.
THESE APPS ARE ALSO FREE
I think this is a great move by Adobe here. There are a lot of people using phones and tablets – individuals that could totally benefit from powerful apps on their computers. By offering their apps on mobile devices for free- you can get a bunch of people interested in the Adobe ecosystem, and make them more willing to become members of the Creative Cloud. Big props to them here for that.
SEND PICTURES TO ADOBE CLIP
The photos that you have on the mobile app can be sorted by date, and can be sent over to Adobe Premiere Clip – a program designed to make videos. Now, you have a picture to slideshow workflow right from within your phone.
NEW IMPORT SCREENS FOR LIGHTROOM
The Lightroom Desktop did get two updates as well. First – the import process has been improved, giving you a multi screen view helping you select pictures from your devices and place them into the areas that you need them. You’ll also get access to Dehaze on an adjustment brush – a welcome addition since Dehaze was just a global adjustment previously. Very helpful. Make sure you check out the Lightroom Killer Tips website soon as we start playing around with these new additions.
VIDEO NOW IN ADOBE STOCK
The Adobe Stock service will now add videos to the list of assets that you can use in your projects. You’ll also have the option to browse for the collateral you’ll need right from inside of the Creative Cloud Libraries of Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, and Flash CC (though they were already available in places like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign)
The other big thing for me was the introduction of Adobe Portfolio. This tool appears to have some underpinnings in Bechance and aims to let creatives set up their portfolios with little ease. I could see this trying to go toe to toe with the likes of Squarespace but time will tell. As soon as I get into the program i’ll go ahead and kick the tires on it.
There are plenty of things to see here in Los Angeles. With Corey Barker and Pete Collins also out here, We’ll keep our eyes peeled for things that we can share with all of you. If you want to check out a full list of all of the things that were released, you can see the full press release here!
Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest
Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here.
Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby
If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your Canon 7D Mark II. From getting oriented to all of the buttons and dials, to making the right choices for image quality, white balance, playback, and focus modes, Scott methodically steps through each feature and function explaining its purpose and showing you how it's done.
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!
Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
Jul 14 – London, UK
Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 28 – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – Washington, DC
Oct 28 – South San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 – Livonia, MI (Detroit area)
Nov 16 – Philadephia, PA
Dec 4 – Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)
Dec 7 – Tampa, FL
The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
Apr 21 - Phoenix, AZ
Apr 27 - Portland, OR
May 4 - Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN