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A Video to Animation Workflow for Adobe Character Animator
By: Michael Hurwicz on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:52:48 pm

I've been playing with the preview version of Adobe Character Animator for a month or so. Animator is designed to create animation from your live movements in front of a webcam and lip sync from your live voice into a microphone. But it can be hard to get everything just right when you have to do it live. I found out on the Adobe forum ( https://forums.adobe.com/message/8400368#8400368 ) that you can also create animation and lip sync in Character Animator from a video clip. Then you can either make a video of the animation directly, for example using Adobe Media...

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Get Consistent Color with Conditional Mode Automation
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

The Conditional Mode Change command in Photoshop allows you to set a color mode among your images in a consistent way. In this tutorial, set up an action to specify which color mode you'd like the Conditional Mode Change command to convert your images to. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1....

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Generating a Web Gallery with Adobe Bridge
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

In this tutorial, find out how to create a customized web gallery in Adobe Bridge. Watch more here . Bridge is a huge timesaver and one of the mot overlooked apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite. This a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1. Understanding Actions 2. Automate Commands 3. Using Scripts 4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge...

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Chromakeying in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:46:57 pm

Learn how to key footage with Adobe After Effects and Keylight Chromakeying in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Subscription Based Software - it's not going anywhere
By: walter biscardi on May 29, 2013 at 5:36:28 am

This editorial was originally printed in Issue 3 of the WalterBiscardi.com newsletter. It's been a few weeks since the announcement from Adobe that henceforth all new software will only be available via the Creative Cloud subscription service. No doubt you've seen and heard the outcry from folks who want to continue to "own the software." As my good buddy Aharon Rabinowitz said so eloquently in his blog , "YOU DO NOT, NOR EVER HAVE, OWNED YOUR ADOBE SOFTWARE. You have licensed it." Yes it's all semantics since you DID have a box with software in it, or you downloaded software...

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Videoguys Insider Update May 2013
By: Gary Bettan on May 21, 2013 at 6:03:34 am

It's been a very busy spring for all of us at Videoguys.com We had a great NAB show, and we picked up some really exciting new products. We'll go into that in more detail in this newsletter. First, I'd like to thank you all for your patronage and support over the years. We know we would not be where we are today without you, our loyal customers. In the past, I've run a special coupon INSIDER5 that extended a 5% instant rebate on your next order. Not only have I reactivated this coupon, I've made it even stronger. I've added...

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Fixing Soft Focus in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:19:00 pm

Cameras are much more likely to generate a soft focus under low light. The Smart Sharpen filter has the most options of any sharpening filter built into Photoshop. It allows you to choose the sharpening algorithm as well as control the amount of sharpening in shadow and highlight areas. This filter can produce dramatically better quality, but do not expect results like you see in a TV police drama. 1. Open the Sharpen1.tif file, available with other sample images in this downloadable ZIP archive , and zoom the document window to 100%. This will give you the most accurate view...

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New Photoshop Features Coming December 11
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:21:00 am

I told you that Creative Cloud customers would be getting new features sooner. Be sure to watch the video to see what's coming in the next Photoshop update. Make sure you sign up for the event on December 11 Details here New Photoshop Features Coming December 11 Republished by Richard Harrington...

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I'm Live on The Photoshop Show
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:00:12 pm

Don't miss me this week where I'll be live on The Photoshop Show 17 With Guest Richard Harrington Tue, October 2, 9:00 PM On Air Hangout on Google Plus Signup https://plus.google.com/events/chp7c48a8v40vnna04iu4s22800 Join + Jan Kabili and + Ron Clifford we bring back Photoshop and Digital Video expert + Richard Harrington as he helps you learn the hottest new feature of Photoshop CS6 video! If you have a ton of footage just sitting on your hard drive, it's time to do something with it. Learn how to use the new tools in Photoshop CS6 to edit, color correct, and publish video....

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Using Auto-Levels
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:56:00 am

When working with the Levels adjustment layer, you may have noticed the Auto button. This command button triggers an analysis of the histogram data by Photoshop that is then used to modify the individual controls of the Levels adjustment. In many cases this results in an image that is properly adjusted for color balance and exposure issues. In others it will get you closer to a corrected image. 1. Add a Levels adjustment layer by clicking the Levels icon in the Adjustments panel. 2. Click the Auto button to perform an automated adjustment for the image. The image s levels...

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New Features Added to Adobe Creative Cloud
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 28, 2012 at 7:41:46 am

Adobe just released new features to Creative Cloud members. This is the start of a new trend that brings new features first to Creative Cloud members. While I'm looking to some more video and photo features, this first release targets web and illustration. New features were released today for Illustrator, Adobe Muse, and Edge preview. Adobe Illustrator has three new features available only to Creative Cloud members that give you the ability to package files, un-embed images, and do more with the Links panel. To access these features, update Illustrator from its main menu by choosing Help > Updates. Adobe...

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15 Videos You May Have Missed
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 18, 2012 at 5:16:00 pm

I regularly contribute to a great site called TipSquirrel.com which is all about Photoshop. Over the years I've written several tutorials, but I've also recorded a bunch. These are typically never released anywhere else and often take a really close look at my workflow from start to finish. Well, here they are gathered on one page. Go enjoy some free learning! http://www.tipsquirrel.com/videos-by-rich-harrington/ 15 Videos You May Have Missed Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Calculations Command for Transparency
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 6, 2012 at 7:01:00 am

Instructor Richard Harrington revisits Photoshop's calculations command, and shows you how to generate an alpha channel or selection matte based on the color values of an image. Calculations Command for Transparency Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Become a Certified Instructor for Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:40:00 am

Are you an existing Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects instructor? Are you looking to get certified to teach the official courses offered at training centers around the globe? Don't miss the chance to take the official Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Certification Course to be held in Los Angeles. Premiere Pro CS5 instructors must be re-certified in order to teach Premiere Pro CS6 so don t miss this opportunity. Register Now > EVENT DETAILS Date Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16 9:00am - 5:00pm daily Location: Los Angeles, CA USA The venue will be determined based on class size....

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Videoguys' Top 10 Reasons to Switch (or Upgrade) to Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Today!
By: Gary Bettan on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:56:46 pm

Top 10 Reasons to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro http://www.videoguys.com/Blog/E/Videoguys+Top+10+Reasons+to+Switch+or+Upgra de+to+Adobe+CS+6+Today/0xa67b476c2f6043ba7a4075ee7c4c4167.aspx '> http://www.videoguys.com/Blog/E/Videoguys+Top+10+Reasons+to+Switch+or+Upgra de+to+Adobe+CS+6+Today/0xa67b476c2f6043ba7a4075ee7c4c4167.aspx 1. Boosted efficiency with unparalleled Adobe integration Adobe Premiere Pro is deeply integrated with other Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium components, so you can effortlessly move assets between it and Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop Extended, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Audition®, Adobe Prelude™, and Adobe SpeedGrade™ software. Adobe Dynamic Link saves you valuable time by eliminating the need for intermediate renders, enabling you to exchange assets and open sequences in Encore and After Effects, where changes made in Adobe Premiere Pro are automatically reflected in the other program...

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Videoguys' Reflections on the NAB Show 2012
By: Gary Bettan on May 18, 2012 at 9:55:43 am

NAB is a professional show - again. Over the past few years the NAB show started to feel more and more like CES. We were starting to become dominated by the Apple distortion field and the thousands of FCP fans that attended. While FCP had made enormous inroads into professional post, the NAB floor seemed to be teaming with FCP kiddies. This crowd was full of young, aspiring editors who went more for the fun and give-aways than to conduct business. Last year’s FCPX fiasco at the Supermeet put an end to that, and I don't think it’s a bad...

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Selecting color with the Color Range command in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 16, 2012 at 10:09:00 pm

A Photoshop tutorial describing how to use the Color Range command to select a portion of your image based on color. See the whole course on Lynda.com. http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Practical-Photoshop-Selections/966 64-2.html If you aren't a member, sign up for a free 7 day trial and watch the whole thing. www.lynda.com/trial/rharrington Selecting color with the Color Range command in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Free iStockphoto Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite
By: Richard Harrington on May 13, 2012 at 10:46:00 pm

A site that I use frequently is iStockphoto to find illustrations and photos for both client jobs and presentations (they are also a sponsor of my blog, but I am a paying customer too). They just released a very cool plug-in that let's you search for images right within some of the key Adobe apps. It currently works in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (I'm hoping for some of the video apps in near future). The official blurb iStock Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite iStockphoto is the world's leading provider of royalty-free stock media and design elements, featuring millions of inspiring...

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Photoshop: Using the Refine Edge command
By: Richard Harrington on May 9, 2012 at 8:03:00 pm

A Photoshop tutorial exploring how to use the Refine Edge command to select a complex object such as hair. See the whole course on Lynda.com. http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Practical-Photoshop-Selections/966 64-2.html If you aren't a member, sign up for a free 7 day trial and watch the whole thing. www.lynda.com/trial/rharrington Photoshop: Using the Refine Edge command Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Adobe Story is Out of the Creative Suite
By: Richard Harrington on May 4, 2012 at 8:03:00 pm

Adobe Story has been dropped from the standalone versions of Adobe Creative Suite 6. Here are some official details. What change did you make? We have decided to remove Adobe Story CS6 from the perpetual versions of Master Collection, Production Premium, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Why did you pull story from Master Collection, Production Premium, Premiere Pro and After Effects? We were bundling a static AIR version of Adobe Story with these products through the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 cycle, while this gave users access to Adobe Story, we updated the core application four times throughout the year, leaving...

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Using the Healing Brush in Adobe Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 8, 2012 at 8:10:25 am

Learn to fix blemishes in a photo. Using the Healing Brush in Adobe Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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NAB 2012 is coming and it's less than 2 weeks away- so what's going to be there?
By: gary adcock on Apr 2, 2012 at 6:39:10 am

That's right, The show floor opens 2 weeks from today. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to talk about some of the things we are all going to be looking forward to at the big show in the desert. Lets start with what we already know. RED Digital and Canon Cameras both have Major events Sunday evening, and RED once again has a booth at NAB and that event is listed as more of a user group/party, while Canon has teased us with a big"event" at the same time, where the assumption is that Canon will show...

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Because you asked.... More on our Switch to Avid Media Composer 6
By: walter biscardi on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:09:51 pm

Our short and sweet blog post yesterday about switching to Avid MC6 for our broadcast work touched off a flurry of requests for yet more information on our decision. Folks want to know “what specific features did it have that the others didn’t.” “Can you break it down feature by feature, why you made the switch?” ”You seemed so gung-ho about Adobe early on in your switch.” Honestly I can’t break it down like that. For almost 6 months now we’ve had one edit suite running MC6 and one running Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 pretty much full time in each...

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Biscardi Creative switching to Avid Media Composer 6 for Broadcast projects.
By: walter biscardi on Mar 27, 2012 at 3:03:28 pm

After lots of testing and comparing, we've made the decision to move two original series to Avid Media Composer 6. PBS series "This American Land" is starting up Season Two next week and in about a month or so we'll be kicking off a new original reality series. Over the past for months or so, I've had one of my editors working primarily in Adobe CS 5.5 with another working in Avid Media Composer 6 to really see how they operated in all sorts of situations. Short stories, longer form, news features, etc... My editors and I struggled to come...

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Photoshop CS6 First Look with RC Concepcion and Rich Harrington
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 25, 2012 at 7:30:00 pm

RC shows some great features as we take a look at what's in the Photoshop CS6 Public Beta. More to come soon on the video editing features. Photoshop CS6 First Look with RC Concepcion and Rich Harrington Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Meet Bryan O'Neil Hughes
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:30:00 pm

Time for another in our series that captures the real stories, unique personality and uber talent of the Photoshop team... Meet Bryan O'Neil Hughes - Senior Product Manager - whose ability to connect with users and get them excited about Photoshop recently landed him in the NAPP Photoshop Hall of Fame. Meet Bryan O'Neil Hughes Republished by Richard Harrington...

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This is Photoshop CS Next and Video
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 9, 2012 at 3:22:14 pm

This is quite cool made with the next version of Photoshop. This post sponsored by iStockphoto Save 10% Get a Free Audio Track This is Photoshop CS Next and Video Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Filtering a Video Clip with Photoshop Extended
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 16, 2012 at 2:08:00 pm

I've posted an article over at Tip Squirrel about using video inside Adobe Photoshop Extended http://www.tipsquirrel.com/index.php/2012/02/filtering-a-video-clip-with-ph otoshop-extended/ Photoshop s filters are pretty powerful (and certainly diverse). Knowing this, you may find yourself wanting to apply a filter to a video clip. This is very possible, but there s a specific workflow you must follow.First, you must use Photoshop Extended to open a video clip. Other versions of Photoshop can t do this task. If you run a filter on a video clip on its own, the filter will only apply to the current frame. This is why you must convert the...

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Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Bug Fix
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 15, 2012 at 5:01:00 pm

I've seen this problem pop up a few times. I think it's tied to a bad audio plugin that conflicts between Apple and Adobe software. It seems to happen on only a few machines. It seems to be with CS 5.5 where an Apple audio PLIST file becomes corrupt. The symptoms are that Premiere Pro will play for a few seconds and stop. Here's the fix: Open Finder and navigate to /YOUR_HD/Library/Preferences Move to the Trash the file: com.apple.audio.AggregateDevices.plist Relaunch The Program Hope it helps Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Bug Fix Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Photoshop Background Save and Liquefy Sneak Peek
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:58:00 am

Get an early look at a popular request - background save and the most powerful liquify tool ever, from Photoshop Product Manager, Zorana Gee. Photoshop Background Save and Liquefy Sneak Peek Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Adobe Camera Raw 7 Sneak Peek
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2012 at 12:57:00 am

In this video taken straight from the laptop of our Senior Product Manager, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, get an early look at some of the things the Photoshop team is working on for Camera Raw. Adobe Camera Raw 7 Sneak Peek Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Selective Resizing with Content-Aware Scaling
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 2, 2012 at 1:45:00 pm

The Content-Aware scale command is a useful way to force your still photos to fit a specific shape (for example that of a video screen or particular print size). When used correctly, the Content-Aware Scale command can automatically adapt to preserve vital areas during the scale. You may often need to combine a skin tones option or an alpha channel to better define the areas that will be protected from distortion. 1. Open a still image. 2. Double-click the locked Background layer and give it a new name. The layer cannot be locked if you want to scale it. 3....

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Sizing a Picture for Video
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:30:14 pm

Photos that are intended for use in a video project have much lower resolution requirements than those for print projects. Additionally, video has very specific pixel dimensions that need to be followed. Otherwise unwanted black bars can show up around the image on the video screen. Let s learn an easy workflow. 1. Create a video-sized documentChoose File > New... and choose a preset that matches your video editing timeline. 2. Add your source photoChoose File > Place then navigate to your desired image file and click Place and then click OK. Your source photo may have a different pixel...

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Working with Shadows and Highlights in Raw Images
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 28, 2011 at 6:36:03 am

I've posted a new tutorial over at the great Tip Squirrel site. This one is a quick look at how to use Shadow and Highlights with Adobe Camera Raw. The tutorial will work with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Ideally you'll use a raw photo, but the Adobe Camera Raw module can also open TIFF or JPEG files. "In this follow-up to last week s video , Rich Harrington teaches us how to fix clipped shadows, overblown highlights, and soft detail when working with photos shot under low lift conditions." I hope you enjoy it. Working with Shadows and Highlights in...

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Working Faster with Photoshop’s Spot Healing Brush Tool
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 23, 2011 at 8:29:00 pm

Do you read Tip Squirrel? If not you should tons of great Photoshop experts post tips over there (including me). Here's a recent post on the Spot Healing Brush _________________________________________________ The Spot Healing Brush tool was added to Photoshop as a way to harness powerful blending technology with less work (although the Healing Brush is pretty labor-free to begin with). It can quickly remove blemishes and imperfections in photos without requiring a sample point to be set. The Spot Healing Brush tool automatically samples pixels from the area around the retouched area. Let s give the tool a try: 1....

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Photoshop's Content Aware Scale
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:34:00 pm

In this installment of Photoshop and AE Video Adrenaline, I demonstrate how to combine Photoshop and After Effects to look at a great feature called Content Aware Scale. In Photoshop, you can detect skin tones or choose to protect a selected area from transform, but be able to completely re-scale an image while leaving the selected area unchanged. I then bring these concepts into After Effects for video in the next installment of Video Adrenaline for Photoshop and After Effects. See it at Creative Cow! Photoshop's Content Aware Scale Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Useful Filter Shortcutsfor Photshop
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:59:00 am

Here are useful shortcuts when working with filters in Photoshop Repeat previous Filter Command+F (Ctrl+F) Runs the last filter again with the previously used vales. No dialog box opens. Mac Think "I command the filter to run again" PC Think "I control the filter to run again" Reopen previous Filter with same settings loaded Command+Option+F (Ctrl+Alt+F) Opens the last filter dialog box with previously used values loaded.Can adjust then apply it. Mac Think "I want command the last filter, but with options to adjust" PC Think "I want command the last filter, but with alternatives to adjust" Fade previous Filter:...

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Photoshop's Auto-Levels
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 8, 2011 at 6:00:00 pm

When working with the Levels adjustment layer, you may have noticed the Auto button. This command button triggers an analysis of the histogram data by Photoshop that is then used to modify the individual controls of the Levels adjustment. In many cases this results in an image that is properly adjusted for color balance and exposure issues. In others it will get you closer to a corrected image. 1. Close any open files, and then Open the file Ch10_Auto_Levels.tif from the Chapter 10 folder on the DVD. 2. Add a Levels adjustment layer by clicking the Levels icon in the...

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ADOBE Aquires DI leader Iridas
By: gary adcock on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:18:02 pm

This is a huge annoucement, Iridas has been a leader in the Digital Intermediate & 3D spaces and their Speedgrade Onset tool is considered the standard for Onset Color managment and LUT creation and handling. My Congrats to all my friends at both companies, This is HUGE!!! Adobe aquires one of the most advanced DI tools for 3D and what is considered the standard for Onset color managment to add to their impressive suite of tools. I said this was going to be interesting.... http://iridas.com/...

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Take Control of the Photoshop Application Frame
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 4, 2011 at 7:56:37 am

When working in Photoshop CS4 or CS5, you ll see that the entire user interface is contained within an Application Frame. This frame will block out your desktop and generally makes it easier to keep the many panels and interface elements neatly organized. Across the top of the frame is the Application bar, which attempts to consolidate several commands into one strip. Photoshop has been reorganized to emphasize task-based workflows, which attempt to guide you to the right tools. View Extras Lets you see things like Guides, Grids, and Rulers. Zoom Level Lets change magnification levels of your image. Layout...

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Adobe gets it and Adobe wants you.
By: Gary Bettan on Jun 24, 2011 at 12:53:14 pm

Adobe gets it and Adobe wants you. Adobe Goes Pro When Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5 was launched more than two years ago, the message was clear that Adobe was taking Premiere Pro into the professional market segment. They were the first NLE developer to commit to an all new 64-bit architecture and native HD format support. Adobe harnessed all of the power in your computer, multiple CPU cores, huge amounts of RAM and even your graphics processor with the new Mercury Playback Engine to deliver an unprecedented level of real-time HD performance. Creative Suite 5.5 Introduced The NAB2011 introduction...

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Videoguys' Options for Final Cut Editors
By: Gary Bettan on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:25:28 pm

If you are a Final Cut Pro editor, unless you've been living in a cave up in the hills, you have heard all the hype about FCPX, the next generation of Final Cut Pro. I'm intentionally not calling the product Final Cut Pro ver 10, because it isn't a next version of Final Cut at all. It is a completely new application. They could have called it Norman or Wolf or Orange, because it is a brand new editing app called FCPX. When it ships it will be version 1.0 of FCPX, and with it will come all the bumps,...

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Toning and Stylizing a Portrait in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 27, 2011 at 5:35:00 am

In this exclusive video, author Rich Harrington uses some of the newer features and Blend Modes of Photoshop to stylize a portrait. Head over to Tip Squirrel to check out more tutorials. Toning and Stylizing a Portrait in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Temporary Banishment of Photoshop Panels
By: Richard Harrington on May 1, 2011 at 7:41:00 am

If you want to hide your panels in Adobe Photoshop, you can quickly toggle them off and on: Press the Tab key to hide all the panels. Press the Tab key again and they return. Press Shift+Tab to hide everything except the Options bar and toolbox. To focus on only on your image, press the F key once to go to Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar mode. Press the F key again to go to Full Screen and hide all the user interface elements. Press the F key once more to cycle to Standard Screen Mode. Temporary Banishment of...

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Want to Make Your Adobe Software Better?
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 25, 2011 at 8:34:00 am

In the world of software development, there's two types of feedback companies need to make their tools better. Feature Requests A feature request adds functionality to software. Adobe reads all of these that come in. The more something is asked for, the more likely it is to happen. For example, if every reader of this blog asked for the same new feature, it would become a top priority for the next development cycle. Bug Report If you find something wrong with an Adobe application (such as a command the regularly makes it crash) then report a bug. Please bookmark this...

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History Brush – 212 UAP
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:22:00 pm

Instructor Richard Harrington demonstrates how to paint backwards in time using the History Brush in Photoshop CS5. Be sure to also check out the new book Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5 History Brush – 212 UAP Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Photoshop Layer Styles Shortcuts
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 28, 2011 at 7:32:00 pm

When it comes to Photoshop layer styles, how do you add shortcuts to a technology based on shortcuts? The designers at Adobe managed to squeeze a few in. Here s the most useful shortcuts related to layer styles. Double-click on a layer in the layer s panel (except on the name), and you will be in the Layer Style dialog box. To edit a specific effect, double-click that effect s name in the Layers panel. Turn effects off temporarily by clicking on the eyeball icon next to it. Copy and paste layer styles by right-clicking on the effect icon in...

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Using the Mixer Brush – 211 UAP
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 23, 2011 at 9:22:00 am

Instructor Richard Harrington demonstrates the new Mixing Brush Tool in Photoshop CS5. Be sure to also check out the new book Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5 Using the Mixer Brush – 211 UAP Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Straighten Your Photos in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 1, 2011 at 5:31:00 pm

If your photos are crooked, they can look very distracting when edited together with your video. Thin, crooked lines look very poor, in fact they can vibrate or flicker on-screen. If a photo is not straight (because it was shot at a slight angle), it is easy to fix. In Photoshop, select the Ruler Tool (I). Locate a line or surface that you think should be horizontal (or vertical). Click and drag a line to measure the angle. In the Options bar click the Straighten button. The correct value is used to rotate the image and it is automatically cropped...

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Flick Panning in Adobe Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 9, 2011 at 7:03:00 am

This is a great feature from Photoshop CS4 that many don't use. The Flick Panning feature allows you to quickly throw the image canvas around as a way to navigate. It takes a little getting used to, but it feels very natural with a little practice. Check your General Preferences to make sure Flick Panning is turned on by Pressing Command+K (Ctrl+K). In the General tab, make sure a check mark is next to Enable Flick Panning and click OK. Set the the Zoom level set to 400% (or greater) for the image. Switch to the Hand tool by pressing...

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