Yesterday, Janine Smith posted a Photoshop tutorial over on TipSquirrel entitled Cubism. If you don’t know Janine, she’s an award-winning photo restoration artist, and MUCH MORE creative than myself. Before you watch my video, be sure to read her tutorial. (That’s where you’ll find the PSD file Janine created that I use in the video) It’s a great idea, and I wish I had thought of it. Being the Photoshop technician that I am, I quickly broke down the steps to come up with Cubism 2.0. That’s the great thing about Photoshop–talk to 100 different experts you’ll get 100 different methods to accomplish the same task. Thanks to Janine for being this morning’s Photoshop inspiration. Enjoy!
UPDATE 11/12/2010 – new video shows changes to backend Admin for Facebook business pages.
On Monday, February 15th, Sandy Norton delivered a presentation on using Facebook as a business application for DFWSM. I was unable to attend, but understand there was some valuable information. By popular request, here is a quick video tutorial I created for #DFWSM members on how to set the default landing page for your Facebook business pages.
Good morning everyone. The following Photoshop video tutorial breaks down the advantage of using Curves versus Levels. Choose Levels to make sweeping changes in the shadow, midtone & highlight areas. Choose Curves for more refined control of the overall tonal range. Checkout the video to see a demonstration.
It’s a question that comes up often in my Lightroom & Photoshop classes – what’s the best way to white balance my images?
In the world of post-processing there are a number of answers to that question. Photoshop has Levels & Curves, Layers & Filters, you can click with eyedroppers or use the new On-Image-Adjustment Tool in CS4. Photographers using Lightroom have a more straightforward approach as white balance is the first adjustment in the Basic panel under the Develop module. However, beginners & advanced users alike must acknowledge the time it takes to white balance an image regardless of the steps you choose to take. As a production specialist, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the time spent on tasks. My students know that I preach “Actions, Presets, & Macros” because my time is valuable to me. It’s true, I can make Photoshop sing, and Lightroom seemingly bends to my will (I kid, I kid), but the smartest way to white balance your images is to do it right in camera.