FREE Photoshop Book: The Photoshop Anthology

The Photoshop Anthology BookThe people at SitePoint have released their Photoshop book The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Tips, Tricks and Techniques book for FREE as a downloadable PDF. I’m a bit fond of the book, especially in the immediately-available PDF format. And for the next 14-days you can download your very own PDF copy for FREE. Did I say it was FREE? Cause it’s free.

From my previous review of the book:

The Photoshop Anthology is very well written with great, plain-English explanations, allowing you to dive right into Photoshop’s vast feature-set. I was especially impressed with the immediate attention to keyboard (and other) shortcuts which are re-iterated throughout the book, which, when mastered, can increase your Photoshop productivity immensely.

Adobe Labs Releases Fireworks CS4 Beta and Dreamweaver CS4 Beta

Dreamweaver CS4 Beta Fireworks CS4 BetaThe latest in the series of Beta releases from Adobe comes in the form of Dreamweaver and Firewords (and Soundbooth). Since I’m a web developer by trade, some exciting news tidbits come from the Dreamweaver camp. Some noteable new features are integration with Photoshop Smart Objects and Subversion integration. I’ve always used Dreamweaver as my code editor because of the integration of the site manager, but I’ve always missed out on Subversion… well, not anymore. In Fireworks world, the new features include PDF export, Adobe type engine integration and Adobe AIR Authoring.

It seems that both versions are benefiting from an updated user interface that appears to be a preview to the new look of the upcoming CS4 release. (You can see “cs4″ in the download links).

Go snag the beta downloads here:
Dreamweaver CS4 Beta
Fireworks CS4 Beta

Canon Rebel XS/1000D Specs

Finally, a competitor

onOne Software Announces Availability of FocalPoint 1.0

onOne Software, Inc., announces today that its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – FocalPoint 1.0 – is now available for immediate download. onOne Software’s FocalPoint is a selective focus and vignetting plug-in designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of an image.

Popular among professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographers, the soft defocused look typically produced in camera by using special selective focus or tilt-shift lenses, filters or vignetting hoods can now be created quickly within Photoshop using onOne Software’s new FocalPoint. This new plug-in provides both professional and advanced amateur photographers with additional creative options when editing their images in Photoshop. Continue Reading »

Vista Adobe DNG Codec

View DNG files in Windows Explorer and Photo Gallery.

Fixing Celebrities

Pretty cool to see retouching in motion .

Mentos + Coke @ 1200fps

Recorded by a Casio EX-F1