The Photoshop CS3 Public Beta is Here!
Dec14

The Photoshop CS3 Public Beta is Here!

Okay, I know this is a Lightroom website and podcast but I just can’t resist. At 4:30 EST on December 14 Adobe has announced the public beta preview of Photoshop CS3. This is huge! They’ve never publicly released a beta of Photoshop before so as you can imagine I’m very excited (which is why I felt the need to make this post on a Lightroom website). Anyway, the beta is being released primarily because of...

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Bill Fortney's Landscape Photography
Dec13

Bill Fortney's Landscape Photography

This week I’m not just going to point you to one of the best photographers you’ll find out there but also one of the flat-out nicest people you’ll ever meet – Bill Fortney. Bill works for Nikon Professional Services and I’ve had the opportunity to go shooting with him a few times. Let me tell ya… this guy sees the world in an entirely different (and beautiful) way then anyone I’ve met. Bill...

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Rule Of Thirds
Dec11

Rule Of Thirds

While it’s great to crop the photo when you compose the shot, sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. Many times, after the fact, we realize that we should have framed the photo differently when we took it. Well, as you’d expect, Lightroom has a cropping feature that works great. One of my favorite things about it though is that it automatically puts a “Rule of Thirds” grid over your photo so you can...

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Tinting Black and White
Dec08

Tinting Black and White

If you find yourself working with the Split Toning panel often you’ll love this one. When moving either Hue slider under Highlights or Shadows try holding down the Alt key (Option on Mac) when dragging the slider. This will cause Lightroom to show you a preview at 100% saturation of whatever color you’re dragging over. That way you can get a quick preview of the tinting color without adjusting two sliders instead of one....

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Randy Van Duinen Photography
Dec06

Randy Van Duinen Photography

Here’s a great inspirational link. Randy Van Duinen is a commercial, art, and stock photographer based out of St. Petersburg, FL. Randy is actually a buddy of mine and he helps us out at the Photoshop World conference & expo. Apart from being an all-around nice guy he’s got some beautiful work to look at. People will often ask if I’m going out on any photo shoots when I’m at the conference and I respond by...

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