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.

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 »

onOne Software Releases Plug-In Suite 4

onOne Plug-in Suite 4onOne’s Plug-in Suite has been updated. This award-winning software suite features six essential tools at one low price, conveniently offering photographers the products they need to improve their busy workflow.

Available in early May, onOne Software’s Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions of six essential software tools — Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune 2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 — an affordable combination that includes everything a photographer needs to make their images look their best.

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Lightroom 2.0 Beta Announced by Adobe

Lightroom 2.0 Beta Splash
Fresh on the heels of their Photoshop Express announcement, Adobe releases Lightroom 2.0 Beta to the public. The new version shows just how well Adobe was listening to their users as it presents a great selection of new features for usability and cool-factor. Some of the new features include:

  • Tighter Photoshop integration
  • Multiple monitor support
  • New Developer tools
  • And more…

To get the full scoop and to get started with some training, visit the NAPP Lightroom 2.0 Beta Learning Center.

Don’t forget to download the new version at the Adobe Labs website.

Peeling Sticker Effect

Peeling Sticker Effect

As a child, there are few things more fun than sticking stickers on things. Everything(s). Here’s how to easily create a peeled sticker effect. Continue Reading »

Digital Painting with Light

Digital Painting with Light

Like dodge and burn on steroids, this approach to image manipulation is the foundation of many advanced techniques. Continue Reading »

Pixelated Mosaic Edges

Pixelated Mosaic Edges

This tutorial will show you a way to easily create a pixelated mosaic-type effect for use on edges or borders or whatever you want. Continue Reading »

Lightbox 2.0 Web Photo Gallery

Lightbox 2.0 Web Photo Gallery

Due to popular demand, I have extended the Lightbox Web Photo Gallery tutorial with instructions on adapting it to work with Lightbox 2.0. Since this is a continuation, I highly suggest reading the original tutorial, otherwise you’ll probably be a bit lost. Continue Reading »

Website Design Mockup Tips

Website Design Mockup Tips

This tutorial will show you a few tips, tricks and techniques you can use when mocking up your next website. When mocking up a website design, there are a few design elements and styles that are really easy to create in code, but may not be as obvious when working in Photoshop. Continue Reading »

PixelCreation Visual Effects – sponsored by Twisting Pixels

PixelCreation Visual Effects – sponsored by Twisting Pixels

PixelCreation is an impressive suite of visual effect filters. These sensational filters are designed to allow the user to create fluffy clouds, spectacular constellations, and celestial skies. Continue Reading »

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