What is your Pain Point? Tell me what about something that is confusing you about Photoshop or retouching. If you have something you want to know about, respond to this email and I would love to create a tutorial video solving your problem.
This past week I did a photo shoot at the Javits Center in New York for IBM. While it paid quite well, this is certainly the type of work I avoid. Way too many people, in an uncontrolled environment. I definitely prefer the one model type of shoot. I also had one of those this past weekend, but was unable to attend both, so I just picked up the files and I am retouching those now.
Imagenomic Portraiture 4 Minute Tutorial
I had created a very quick, and direct, video about how to properly use Portraiture for portraits. More interestingly though, was that I spent 2 hours on the phone with their consultant. We talked about all kinds of interesting things, including dispelling my own myths about how to use the software. I learned a lot.
The link includes a training video, discount code, link to a longer version if your interested, and special offer only through me. Check it out.
Time Lapse from Shoot, to Final Ad
Only a minute or two, but the amount of retouching they did on this poor girl is amazing. I would never have done most of what they show. I thought she was pretty to start with. Geez.
12 Things That Make My Photography and Retouching Better
Julia has become a force to be reckoned with these past few months. It was if she bottled up 3 years worth of writing and creating, then published it all at once. You can find her everywhere these days. I am left scratching my head how she finds this much time in the day to get all this done. Perhaps she has a time traveling device. Yeah, that would be cool.
Photoshop 14.2 is Released
The big news this week is that another Creative Cloud Photoshop was released. For the Retouchers, we have Perspective Warp. I do not know what truely makes it different from other tools we already have like Transform or Adaptive Wide Angle, but I look forward to trying it. (Isn't it time to group these and Lens Correction filter together Adobe? Huh?)
This time, we focus mostly on 3D Modeling and 3D Printing. Not for me though. Not my thing.
Smart Objects were improved in a big, and bothering way. Basically, you can have a Photoshop Layer point to a separate document. You update the 1st document, and all other documents that link to it are updated. Sounds useful, and easy to really break work already completed. No thank you.
Lastly, Adobe realized they want more of our money, so they extended the $9.99 Photography Price Point through February 28th for CS3-CS6 owners. As always, just be careful if you have bootlegs of other Adobe Products, as they will break. I mean, Duh.
Improve Your Matte Painting
I am less interested in Matte Painting, and way more interested in the links on the page. Some of these images and artists are just mind blowing. Makes what I do look like child's play.
10 Ways to Optimize an Animated Gif
While not my usual sort of link, I am including it it because I just did one for Yale University. It is way harder than it looks. Basically, when going from a large size to a small one, you begin splitting pixels in half. As you can imagine, you cant do that. In my example, I never could get it to align properly.
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