Thursday News Stuff

Happy Thursday everybody! Here’s what’s up:

  • First, a big thanks to Jeff Revell for this excellent guest post yesterday. It really got a lot of people excited about not only the upcoming World Wide PhotoWalk, but also for photo walks in general.
  • Interesting side note: a mix-up happened with Jeff’s host city (Washington DC), for the WWPW, and he wound up having both Washington DC and Alexandria, VA listed as separate events, when it fact, they were the same walk. But since Jeff is the PhotoWalk “Pro,” he decided to host TWO the same day; one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Too cool. Also, although Jeff’s site ( has become the resource for photo walking, he also covers loads of Photoshop (including lots of HDR tutorials) and photography in general, so make sure you check it out (here’s the link).
  • The folks over at Westcott (Makers of the TD-5 Spiderlites) have launched a community Web site for photographers with a simple theme: Share, Ask, Learn. This new community site includes a forum where pros answer your questions, a community gallery, and if you’re looking for some extra exposure and recognition, check out their they are launching a Top 100 Westcott Edorsed Pros program. Check it all out right here.
  • FrederickVan has a great video interview with Photoshop Senior Product Manager John Nack, and if you’ve got a few minutes, it’s definitely worth checking out (here’s the link).
  • If you are going to Photoshop World in Vegas this September, I want to recommend a class; Photoshop Restoration Rescue, taught by my Photoshop User TV co-host Matt Kloskowski. We had a number of requests for a class like this, and so I asked Matt (who had just finished a book on retouching for Photoshop Elements users) to tackle it, and I’ve gotta tell ya; he put together an amazing class. He’s teaching it Thursday, September 4th, at 10:45 am. It is going to rock!
  • Panos Efstathiadis, over at PanosFX, has come out with some more amazing Photoshop (and Elements) actions (free for you to download), including: (1.) The OoB+ (Out of Bounds plus) is an advanced tool which simplifies the steps needed to create the impressive and popular OoB effects, and (2.) The PanosFX FAN takes one of your images and transforms it into a hand-held fan! Check them out over at!

That’s it for today, folks. Have a really great Thursday, and do your best to really intimates some pixels. See ya tomorra! ;-)

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