7 Things Photoshop Does Automatically

Check out this handful of quick and easy-to-use features that Photoshop will do for you automatically.

7 Things Photoshop Does Automatically

Beginner's Review of Nikon D40

An entry-level user's review of the Nikon D40, the latest entry-level digital SLR camera from Nikon.

Nikon D40 - A Beginner's Review of a Beginner's Camera

Web 2.0 Design Kit

Everybody loves "Web 2.0", no matter what you think it is. Check out this classic tutorial for these quick and stylish effects.

Web 2.0 Design Kit
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HP Announces the HP Z1 Workstation

HP just announced the HP Z1 Workstation, a powerful all-in-one PC workstation designed to be upgraded.The HP Z1 is a 27″ LED-backlit all-in-one style workstation, a la iMac, but without the locked down internals. You can easily open and upgrade all of the major components without voiding your AppleCare warranty.

Take a look at the overview video:

Photoshop World for One Day

Photoshop World is now offering One Day tickets. If you don’t have half a week to devote to the conference, you can just choose one (or two) days to go. The price is $349 for each day ($299 if you’re a NAPP member). You can always visit the Expo Hall for free if you don’t like spending money and happen to be in the area.

Photoshop Turns 20, Birthday Party in San Francisco

Adobe Photoshop turns 20 years old today. Not quite the U.S. legal drinking age, but the party should still be good fun. If you didn’t get an e-vite to the party (which you probably didn’t), you can still attend virtually by watching the live streaming webcast of the event. The fine folks at NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) are putting on the show, so a lot of their top talent, including Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Dave Cross and Corey barker, will be there. There will also be a few Adobe celebrities including Russell Brown, Johnny Loiacono and more. The festivities begin at 7:30PM PST. Don’t worry if it’s too late for you Right-Coasters, the video will available for download shortly after the live stream ends.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 3 Beta to the Public

Adobe has released their latest public beta of their popular photography management software, Photoshop Lightroom 3.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries
  • State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots
  • Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease
  • Portable sharable slideshows with audio—designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slideshows as videos and include audio
  • Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own
  • Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want
  • New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy
  • More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3 beta (may require third-party plug-ins)*

Of course, NAPP already has a Lightroom 3 Beta Learning Center for you to see exactly what’s changed without having to stumble around. It’s hosted by the premiere Lightroom trainers Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski, so you know it’s good.

Want to go to Photoshop World Vegas? Want to save $100?

Photoshop World 2009 Then you’ve come to the right place. Photoshop World 2009, which is coming to the Mandalay Bay in Vegas on October 1st, is the world’s largest Photoshop convention. But it’s not just a big press release event, it’s learning and training from the experts. Photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and beginners can all learn something at this huge 3 day event. So go, learn, and come back better at Photoshop. You can impress your friends, co-workers and even your boss.

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Photoshop In Action

This is a great video put together by Mike Kus of him preparing slides for a speech at the “Future of Web Design” Conference in London. It’s an interesting process to watch as it’s all done in Photoshop. Too fast to be educational on technique but definitely inspirational for style.

May Madness Deal – 20% off ALL onOne Software Products

onOne Software, creators of such amazing Photoshop CS4 plug-ins as PhotoTools 2 and Genuine Fractals 6 . Get your onOne Software sweetness soon though, this offer expires May 31.

Don’t forget to use the code LAB20

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Auto Tuning the Website

Not really Photoshop related, but since I’m a web developer by trade, this is very very funny. According to Wikipedia

Auto-Tune is a proprietary audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies that uses a phase vocoder to correct pitch in vocal and instrumental performances. It is used to disguise inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed many artists to produce more precisely tuned recordings.

You’ll probably recognize from popular pop songs.

“Do you wanna go get some Sushi?”

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