Thursday
Oct
2007
11

Thursday News Quickies

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

Happy Thursday everybody. Here’s what goin’ on:

  • RadarOnline has a story on how a recent cover of Star magazine featuring Jennifer Aniston was “digitally enhanced” to make it looks like she was carrying a manuscript for a tell-all book, when the unretouched photo shows it was clearly a catalog. They have large before/after photos, and it’s just interesting to take a quick look (here’s the link). Ethics in journalism aside; it was refreshing to see a celebrity retouch that wasn’t trying to make her looking younger/thinner/better, etc.
  • I saw our buddy and landscape legend Stephen Johnson featured in a full page ad for Canon’s new EOS 1Ds Mark III on the inside back cover of September’s PDN. Go on ya, Steve. :)
  • You’ve gotta check out the site of photography/retouching firm “Royal Post Club” based in Hamburg, Germany, for two reasons: (1) their work is just stunning, but also (2) the layout of their Website is just so darn clever. Trust me—you’ll get a kick out of it. Click here to go there.
  • Corey “The Photoshop Lad” Barker and “RC” just posted their latest episode of Layers TV (the how-to video show for everything Adobe), and their new show just keeps getting better and better. Here’s the link so you can watch it online. Also, if you haven’t seen this week’s episode of Photoshop User TV, it’s worth watching it just to see how non hip-hop Deke McClelland (our guest guru) can be. We just cracked up.
  • Just a quick reminder; we’re bringing my Lightroom Live Tour to Tampa, FL on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, and then I’m up in NYC for the Photoshop CS3 Power Tour on Tuesday, Nov. 6th at the Javits Center. Hope to see you there.
  • Jeff Revell’s photography blog is starting to get a lot of buzz as of late, and this week he’s got an interesting rant (his words; not mine) on Epson’s choice of paper sizes, that’s worth a quick read by clicking here. Also, just drop by for the inspiration, ’cause he’s got some great stuff up there. (While you’re there, be sure to read his post about HDR software).

Have a fantastic Thursday every body!

Wednesday
Oct
2007
10

Epson’s New Exhibition Fiber Paper is “The Real Deal”

by Scott Kelby  |  6 Comments

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On Monday, Epson announced their Signature Worthy Exhibition Fiber paper, and last week before their announcement, Epson sent me some printed samples, and a stack of sheets that I could test for myself. I have to tell you—this new paper is absolutely ‘the real deal.’

The black and white reproduction on this paper is just off the charts for anything I’ve seen coming out of an inkjet, and I’m now spoiled to the point that I’m not sure I’ll be able to print on anything else. I really think the texture, look and feel of this new fiber-based paper is going to finally win over that last bastion of the photographer who was clinging on to the notion that lab prints were still king. This is that big a deal.

Also, I found this interesting; while this new Exhibition Fiber paper is now clearly THE paper for black and white, I was stunned by the quality and richness of the color reproduction as well. This paper is just sick!!! (in a really, really good way).

Here’s a link to Epson’s Pro Imaging site, and here’s Epson’s press release on this new paper, and while you should definitely read it to catch all the technical blah-blah that I skipped, you’re going to have to see it and feel it for yourself to fall in love with it (and believe me, you will).

Wednesday
Oct
2007
10

Pixel Genius announces color profiles for new Epson paper

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

The boys over at PixelGenius LLC are set to release a host of free custom paper profiles for Epson’s just announced Signature Worthy Exhibition Fiber Paper (the paper I talked about in the previous post), and you’ll be able to download them direct from Epson’s new Pro Imaging Site starting on October 15th. Here’s the link to the profiles download page from Pixel Genius.

Monday
Oct
2007
08

Coupla Quick News Bits

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

Here’s a coupla Monday quickies:

I found this over on PDN’s Pulse; it’s a list of “The 15 Best Magazine Covers Since 1960″ (as chosen by YourCover.com), and it includes a category called “Best Use of Photoshop.” It’s a fun, quick little article, and will start your Monday off right. Here’s the link.

Rod Harlan, over at the new site DV Confidential, posted a different perspective on my new “Photoshop 7-Point-System” book (I wasn’t going to unveil this brand new book until tomorrow, when I hope to post a short video about it, but apparently, the word is already out), and you can read it here. Also, if you’re in the Tampa Bay area, Rod is speaking tomorrow night at the Media Professionals of Florida meeting. Here’s the link for info on when and where, in case you can go.

If you’re not sure which version of Photoshop you should be using, Adobe has posted a page that will help. Click here to go there.

That’s it for now. I’ve got three other posts today, so scroll on down to check ‘em out. Have a great Monday!

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