Photoshop

Fine Art Photography: Imaging for output, Three Part Discussion

April 27, 2013

The end result of photography is not as it used to be. In the days of film photography the only way the photographer could view the image was as an actual printed photograph or sit in a darkened room and view a slide show. If the processed photo was excellent the photographer might consider an [...]

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Plug-ins for Photoshop

April 3, 2013

Photoshop Plug-ins… What are they? Why do I need them? Plug-ins are typically third party software that works in conjunction with a specific software or software products. Adobe, makers of Photoshop, is company that encourages developers to create plug-ins for its products. There are several plug-in products that work with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom that [...]

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Focus Stacking, Trends in Photography

March 29, 2013

A few years ago HDR (high dynamic range) be came the rage. It seemed that every online photo site was discussing how to do it. HDR photography was showing up every where. How-to instructions are easily found. With over 200,000 hits on Youtube for HDR tutorials, it is easy to see how popular this technique [...]

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Creating Panorama Photographs

September 9, 2011

A panoramic photo captures an image that is at least twice as long as high.  Usually a photograph with an aspect ratio* of 2:1 or higher would be considered a panorama. For example, 10×20 or 8×16 inch prints would be considered panoramic, with a view that is twice as wide as high.  An image that [...]

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To Photoshop or not…..

April 12, 2011

Among photographers there seems to be a perpetual question about the editing process. “Is it Photoshopped or not?” seems to be the issue. The quality and clarity of the image is secondary to how the image was processed. I was recently denied admission to a juried show because the requirement that no digital photo should [...]

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HDR with Photoshop CS5

July 1, 2010

High Dynamic Range or HDR HDR, or High Dynamic Range is fast becoming a popular photo presentation. Although not new to Photoshop, in CS5 the HDR feature is new and improved.  For a excellent overview of the new HDR feature in CS5 go to  Adobe TV HDR photos are created by taking muliple exposures.  For the [...]

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Minimizing risk when posting to the internet

June 2, 2010

When putting artwork or photographs on the internet, it can become “fair game” to the whole world, despite copyright laws. There are complicated codes that can prevent images from being copied, but these codes are not used on all sites. Social media sites like Facebook or Flickr do not protect your images and what you [...]

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Painting in Photoshop CS5

May 9, 2010

Photoshop CS5: New Feature, Paintmixer Brush This is just plain fun! I have not painted in years. Since starting in the digital arts and begining this business, I have not had time to paint and had forgotten how much fun it was to push paint around on a canvas. Painting in PSCS5 almost feels like [...]

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Photoshop CS5 Review

May 8, 2010

Brief Review of Photoshop CS5 Having just opened the box late last night, I can not give a very thorough review yet. But I had to try out some of the new features that have been so well publicized.  I will start with the feature I was most looking forward to, Content Aware Fill. It [...]

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Photoshop CS5

April 20, 2010

Adobe CS5 I know that each new version of a software has a few new tricks or features that are nice but do you really need them?  Photoshop has had 12 versions since its inception in early 1990′s.  Each version has had great new features, but can you live without them? That, of course, depends [...]

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