Friday Stuff

Here’s some quick Lightroom news, websites, inspiration, and yes… one of Matt’s blatant plugs (I know, we haven’t seen one of those in a while). Let’s get started. First up, let’s start off with my blatant plug. I’m ecstatic to report that I held a copy of my newly printed Photoshop Layers book yesterday. See, I wrote this book back in June of 2007. Because of some publishing schedules and a...

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It's "Suggest a Preset" Day

Does October 15, 2007 ring a bell? That was the day I started releasing my presets out to all of the visitors to this site each week. That was almost 4 months ago and something occurred to me the other day. I’m only giving away the presets I use. What about you guys? I’m sure there’s lots of presets that you wish you had. So let me know what they are? Is there any effect, technique, template, Identity Plate or...

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Some Links, Inspiration and a Flickr Group

First off, the folks over at Adobe have launched a Lightroom community help site or, as they call it, a “wiki”. Seriously, do they ever sleep there? Anyway, I was extremely honored because at the last Photoshop World in Las Vegas, I met with a few of the Adobe folks and they asked if I was interested in participating by making some quick 30-60 second videos that people could watch quickly (fast being the whole idea behind...

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We have a winner (or two)!

Well folks, we have a winner. In fact, we have two. There was such an overwhelming response that I thought I’d throw in another copy signed by Scott. So here they are. You’ll get an email soon: – Henrik (from Norway) – Mark Segal (from I have no idea where) Thanks for participating (and for buttering me up with all those nice comments). I wish I could have given one to everybody. If you didn’t win you can...

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A New Must-Have Book (and a contest!)

I’m making this one short and sweet because it speaks for itself. Scott Kelby’s “The Digital Photography Book – Volume 2″ has just come out. If it’s not on your must-have list yet, then it should be. Here’s 3 reasons why: 1. The Digital Photography Book Volume 1 was absolutely fantastic. It’s one of the few books I read each year that leave me wanting more. This one did, and Volume 2 is...

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Layers, Photoshop World and Lightroom

It’s that time of the year again. Photoshop World in Orlando is getting closer (April 2, 2008) and I’ll be teaching both Photoshop and Lightroom there. If you’ve never been to a Photoshop World then you’re missing out on a killer learning experience. It’s where the world’s top Photoshop instructors get together and share everything they know about Photoshop. And it’s fun and you’ll meet...

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