PhotoshopNews.com

Archive for April, 2007


Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400950
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as one of the following:
Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401488
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as the following:
Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400919
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as one of the following:
Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401517
This document can help you resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 in Mac OS. System errors can manifest themselves in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • An error such as, “The application ‘Photoshop’ has unexpectedly quit. The system and other applications have not been affected.”
Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400992

This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as the following:
Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS X

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400993

This document can help you resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 in Mac OS X. System errors can manifest themselves in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • An error message such as, “The application ‘Photoshop CS3′ has unexpectedly quit. The system and other applications have not been affected.”
Apr 29, 2007

Optimize performance of Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP and Vista

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401088

The performance of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is affected by available random-access memory (RAM) and computer processor speed. Other factors can also affect performance, such as the options you select, system configuration, and the built-in limitations of Photoshop. Photoshop CS3 supports new maximum image dimensions, and file sizes requiring increased system requirements.

Read entire technote

Apr 29, 2007

Optimize performance in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401089

The performance of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is affected most by available random-access memory (RAM) and computer processor speed. Other factors can also affect performance, such as the options you select, your workflow, and your operating system and hardware configuration. Optimizing your operating system and hardware configuration also improves performance of other applications.

Read entire technote

Apr 26, 2007

SKIN by Lee Varis

skin_sm.jpgskin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies Written by Lee Varis

Achieving accurate skin tones is one of the most challenging tasks in digital photography. Master this challenge with professional photographer Lee Varis as he covers a range of skin: women and men, young and old, various tones, in-studio and outdoors, tattoos, and more.

Lee’s step-by-step tutorials and before-and-after illustrations demonstrate various techniques for topics such as digital-specific lighting challenges and what can and cannot be done in post-process.

A free CD-ROM accompanies the book and contains sample image files to use while following the tutorials, plus equipment recommendations and technical reference materials that enhance and reinforce the instruction.

Apr 26, 2007

Adobe to Release Flex to Open Source Mozilla Foundation

Source: BetaNews
Written by Scott M. Fulton, III

Taking the next step to even the stakes in the emerging platform battle in rich Internet application development, Adobe announced this morning it would be releasing its Flex development environment for Flash applications to the open source community, through the Mozilla Foundation.

Apr 26, 2007

Looking Perfect, One Pixel at a Time

Source: The New York Times
Written by Peter Wayner

December may be more than seven months away, but that is barely enough time for purists to lose 20 pounds, grow out bad haircuts, clean up those blemishes, and get the photos to the printer in time to mail out holiday cards.

Slackers, though, can relax because a burgeoning cottage industry in photo retouching is making it easier to clean up all of those problems with a few clicks of a mouse.

Apr 25, 2007

Adobe Makes it Easy for Schools to Deploy Creative Suite 3

New Licensing, Certification and Curriculum for Primary and Secondary Schools

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 24, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programs for primary and secondary schools deploying Adobe® Creative Suite® 3. The new resources will make it easier for schools to deploy Adobe’s new offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools into the curriculum, as well as into career and technical education programs.

Apr 25, 2007

Ovolab Releases Geophoto 1.1

Ovolab Geophoto 1.1: introducing the loupe for precise positioning of photos.
Press Release: Torino, Italy (Europe) — April 23, 2007 — Ovolab(R) today released version 1.1 of Ovolab Geophoto, its geotagging application for Mac OS X.

Geophoto is an all-in-one application for geotagging, collecting, browsing and sharing pictures.

Apr 25, 2007

Exploit code posted for critical Photoshop CS2 & CS3 flaw

Source: ZDNet
Written by Ryan Naraine

Photoshoppers, be careful.

Publicly available exploit code for a serious security flaw in Adobe Photoshop could allow attackers to take complete control of your Windows machine, according to an advisory from FrSIRT.

Apr 24, 2007

Geek Love, the Lenna Story

lenna-sm.jpgMay, 2007 will be the ten year anniversary of the unveiling of Lenna at the 1997 Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) conference in Boston.

Who is Lenna? Lenna (or Lena Soderberg) was a Playboy centerfold from November 1972. So how did her shot end up as the object of desire for so many “geeks”? (see Lenna’s Playmate page-warning, contains nudity)

According to Jamie Hutchinson in a May 2001 article in the Newsletter of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, it was pure happenstance.

Apr 24, 2007

Photoshop Extended wins Vidy

John Nack (proud senior product manager, kinda like a proud poppa) reveals on his blog that NewBay Media (publishers of Digital Cinematography, DV Magazine, and more) awarded Photoshop CS3 Extended their “Vidy” & “Top Innovation” awards. Check out his blog for more accolades.

Apr 24, 2007

Digital Film Tools Releases CS3 and Avid Intel Mac Compatible Plug-ins

Press Release: – Digital Film Tools releases new versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, EZ Mask, Light, Ozone, Snap and zMatte for Adobe Photoshop versions 7 through CS3 and Photoshop Elements as well as new Intel Mac compatible versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, Composite Suite, and zMatte for Avid Editing Systems–specifically Avid Media Composer 2.5.1 and higher and Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.1 and higher.

Apr 23, 2007

One Week Left for Intro Lightroom Pricing

lightroom_boxshot_left.jpgWhen Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was announced last January, Adobe offered Lightroom for special introductory pricing of US $199. That special pricing is due to expire midnite, April 30th, 2007.

Which means, if you wish to get Lightroom, get it within the next week or it’ll cost you US $100 more.

If you are a student (or an instructor) you can buy Lightroom for the educational pricing of only US$99-and that discount does not expire.

To check to see if you meet the qualifications to receive educational pricing, check this Adobe informational page. Educational pricing also applies to Photoshop CS3 upgrades and full version purchases.

Apr 23, 2007

The Replacements (for the CS3 Icons)

replacements.jpg

One of the more hotly debated (and perhaps useless) debates surrounding the Creative Suite 3 announcement and release was the “face lift” Adobe gave the CS3 product application icons.

Apr 23, 2007

Photoshop TV and B&H Photo announce photo contest

bhphotocontest.jpg

Scott Kelby, on his Photoshop Insider blog has revealed that The “Photoshop Guys” are holding their first photography contest called: “The Photoshop TV Shopping Spree at B&H Photo”. UPDATE: here’s the link for the contest.

Apr 20, 2007

New Plug-In Provides Feature-Film Quality Rendering in Photoshop CS3

NewTek Announces LightWave® Rendition™ for Adobe® Photoshop®

Press Release: Las Vegas, Nevada – NAB — NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, announces launch plans for their latest development, LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop. The product created by NewTek’s 3D division provides photorealistic 3D render output, such as recently used in the feature film ‘300’, for Adobe’s just revealed Photoshop CS3 Extended. Based upon the Emmy® Award-winning render engine native to LightWave 3D, Rendition for Adobe Photoshop gives creative artists the ability to render models imported through Photoshop CS3 and deliver the richness of detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D object format, all within the Photoshop environment.

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe CS3Clean Script for Windows posted

The Adobe CS3Clean Script will help resolve installation problems experienced by beta and pre-release users of Adobe Creative Suite software. The script will clean up the beta and pre-release installations and allow installation of the shipping versions of Creative Suite 3.

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe offers Premiere Pro, After Effects betas

Source: Macworld
Written by Jim Dalrymple

In addition to shipping Creative Suite 3 and showing off its first Apollo application, Adobe has released public betas of Premiere Pro and After Effects for Windows and Mac users.

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe CEO responds to Microsoft’s Silverlight

Source: Macworld
Written by Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

The head of Adobe Systems has questioned Microsoft’s commitment to keeping its new Silverlight platform compatible with other operating systems besides Windows.

Apr 18, 2007

Alien Skin Plug-ins available as UB versions for MacIntel Photoshop CS3

All Alien Skin Photoshop plug-ins are now Universal applications. These updates are compatible with Photoshop CS3 and they provide a significant performance increase on Intel-based Macs.