CS3 is officially announced!!!

Yeah, I know it’s a Lightroom site, but you know you use Photoshop too. If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe has officially announced CS3. Not just Photoshop but the entire creative suite as well. Plus, for the first time ever, there are now 2 versions of Photoshop – standard and extended. If you want to get a first look at the CS3 features, make sure you check out NAPP’s Photoshop CS3 Learning Center. It’s...

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Come join me in Banff National Park

I wanted to invite you to join me for a killer, 4-day photo/Photoshop workshop in Banff. I’ll be teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and the whole digital workflow process alongside two world-class photographers, Neil and Susan Silverman. Here’s how it works: Morning: Wake up for an early morning sunrise shoot. Then head back to the hotel for breakfast and a break. Mid Morning: Head into the classroom to learn how to process...

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My Two Absolute Most Favoritest Shortcuts in Lightroom

Today’s tip is all about me. You may not care in any way what my two favorite (yes, I know favoritest isn’t a word) shortcuts are but my guess is that if I like ‘em – then you’ll like ‘em too. So here it is. I’m often jumping back and forth between the Library module and the Develop module. Well once I get a photo that I want to process selected in Library I just press D to work in Develop for...

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Scott Kelby and Dave Cross Talk Lightroom

OK, so I really feel bad about being away last week and not posting (hey, I was on vacation) but I’m trying to make it up with a few more posts this week. I just took a look at Dave Cross’s exclusive interview with Scott Kelby on Photoshop Lightroom. It’s got some great insights into how Lightroom is being perceived by photographers out there. Scott has been one of the pioneers. He’s been out there teaching...

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Teaching in Santa Fe This Week

Hey everyone! I’ll be teaching a week-long class on Advanced Photoshop at the famous Santa Fe Workshops this week. Today was the first day and my class and I had a blast. We started the day off with some general Photoshop techniques for improving photos. Then we set out on a photo shoot. After lunch we came back and went through the whole digital workflow with the photos we just took. To top the day off, I just got back from the...

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Highlight and Shadow Clipping

Here’s a tip that I used in Adobe Camera Raw all the time and it is now in Lightroom too. You may be like me: I’m not a huge fan of turning on the shadow and highlight clipping warnings. Why you ask? Well, I don’t care for the red and blue colors it puts all over my photo, so I usually wind up turning them off. Check this out. If you hold down the Alt key (Option on Mac) and start dragging the Exposure slider (or the...

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