Archive for the 'Photoshop News' Category

Aug 12, 2008

Lightroom-News Posts Tom Hogarty Interview (Photoshop News’ sister site) has posted an interview with Tom Hogarty, the Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (can you say that in one breath?). Tom is also Product Manager for Camera Raw and DNG. Our own Martin Evening did the interview (pretty much by email although I think there were a few phone calls thrown in as well–particularly about a “permissions” issue).

Read the interview here.

Note: the portrait of Tom is uncredited (and no, I didn’t do it).

Aug 12, 2008

Olympic Fireworks Faked For TV

Parts of the spectacular Beijing Olympics opening ceremony were faked, it has emerged.

From Mark Stone, SkyNews

Super-imposed footprint fireworks: Pictures BBC

The global television audience of more than three billion people watched in amazement as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird’s Nest stadium – except they were watching a computer animation.

Aug 8, 2008

People Magazine Says It Didn’t Photoshop Smiling Brangelina Newborn

Source: FOX News

People magazine did not Photoshop the picture on its latest cover of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s smiling newborn daughter Vivienne, as New York magazine suggested in a recent piece, a rep for the celeb weekly told on Thursday.

Aug 4, 2008

Eric Chan Writes About the DNG Profile Editor on John Nack’s Blog

Check out Eric’s thoughts on the DNG Profile Editor and the new DNG Profiles for Camera Raw 4.5 and Lightroom 2.0 in this post on John Nack’s blog.

Aug 4, 2008

NAPP to Induct Martin Evening and John Nack into Photoshop Hall of Fame

At the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (held Sept 4-6, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), two new members of the Photoshop community will be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame; English photographer and author Martin Evening and Senior Photoshop Product Manager John Nack.

Jul 28, 2008

Adobe Releases Beta Camera Profiles and DNG Profile Editor

Adobe has released new beta camera profiles for Camera Raw 4.5 and Lightroom 2.0 as well as a beta of the new application called DNG Profile Editor for editing DNG profiles. The betas of the profiles and the editor app are on Adobe Labs.

Jul 28, 2008

Adobe Releases the GM Version of Camera Raw 4.5 and DNG Converter 4.5

Adobe has released the final version of Camera Raw 4.5 as well as the DNG Converter 4.5. The updates are available for download from the Camera Raw Product Page.

In addition to new camera support (now at over 180 cameras), Camera Raw 4.5 and DNG Converter 4.5 also adds support for rendering the newly released Lightroom 2.0 functionality.

The direct download pages are here; Macintosh, Windows

Jul 28, 2008

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 2

Major Software Upgrade Further Simplifies Photography Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 29, 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 software, the photographer’s essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish. As Adobe’s first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel® processors and Microsoft® Windows® Vista® 64bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.

Jul 22, 2008

Frederick Johnson Interviews John Nack

John Nack – Photoshop Principal Product Manager from Frederick Johnson on Vimeo.

So, it may be a bit incestuous for the Lightroom Marketing Manager to post an interview with the Photoshop Product Manager, but it does offer an interesting glimpse into the mind of John Nack. 

Note: Flash required to view this video

Jul 16, 2008

Photoshop of Horrors


The Daily Show has some interesting (and of course very funny) thoughts on Iran’s new found Photoshop skills (or lack there of). Worth the 2:49 it takes to view…(Flash required)

Jul 11, 2008

BoingBoing Takes on Iran

Source: boingboing

Iran: You Suck At Photoshop

Boing Boing readers are invited to further manipulate the image, whip up nuclear cat macros, or create topically specific fan-remixed versions of YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP.

Post links in the comments, and our digital manipulation ambassadors will evaluate as hastily as a nuclear missile seeks the heavens.

Editor’s note: PSN’s fav is…

Below, from BB commenter JIMH.


Jul 10, 2008

Photoshop World Opens Registration with $100 Advance Registration Discount

Photoshop World Conference & Expo – September 4-6, 2008 – Las Vegas, NV

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla., Jul 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Photoshop World – the largest Photoshop educational event in the world – is bringing the most informative and inspiring digital imaging training to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center on Sept. 4-6.
Jul 10, 2008

In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Source: The New York Times

Written by Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty

The image that Agence France-Presse obtained from Sepah News on Wednesday.

As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, and many other major news Web sites.

Another image that The Associated Press received from the same source on Thursday.

Agence France-Presse said that it obtained the image from the Web site of Sepah News, the media arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, on Wednesday. But there was no sign of it there later in the day. Today, The Associated Press distributed what appeared to be a nearly identical photo from the same source, but without the fourth missile.

Read entire story

Editor’s Note: Even from the small images above, it’s obvious to anybody who knows anything about digital imaging, that the image has been altered. Aside from the cloned clouds of dust, the sky surrounding the 4th missile obviously doesn’t blend naturally. Clearly Sepah News service doesn’t employ the best Photoshop artists…file this one under OOOPS!  


Jul 7, 2008

Fox News airs altered photos of NY Times reporters



On the July 2 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe “attack dogs,” claiming that Steinberg’s June 28 article on the “ominous trend” in Fox News’ ratings was a “hit piece.” During the segment, however, Fox News featured photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe that appeared to have been digitally altered — the journalists’ teeth had been yellowed, their facial features exaggerated, and portions of Reddicliffe’s hair moved further back on his head. Fox News gave no indication that the photos had been altered.

Jul 2, 2008

George Jardine Says Farewell to Adobe

George Jardine, Adobe evangelist for Lightroom and digital photography is leaving Adobe effective the beginning of this month, July, 2008. George has winamp posted his farewell on his blog and can be read here.

This is the second time George has done time at Adobe. He had worked with Russell Brown during the 1990′s acting as evangelist for Photoshop. He left and turned to working in video and other mediums. He came back to Adobe for the purpose of working on Shadowland (AKA Lightroom) with Mark Hamburg. You can read the PSN story on Shadowland’s development here.

George will be missed but not forgotten and I suspect he’ll be around Acronis the industry working on different projects after he takes his summer vacation. I know that after our recent bike trip together he went out and bought a new K1200 GT BMW motorcycle that he’ll be touring around on. We may hook up for another trip later in the summer.

I personally would like to say a hearty thanks and congratulations to George on the work he has done and what he has brought to Adobe. Thanks George…see ya around!

Jul 2, 2008

John Nack Guest-Blogs on Photoshop Insider

John Nack, the Senior Photoshop Product Manager at Adobe has been invited by Scott Kelby to post on Scott’s Photoshop-Insider blog.

John’s post talks about the relative difficulties of determining what features and functionality to add to new versions of Photoshop. It’s a little something I know a bit about having coined the phrase; careful what you wish for, the Photoshop engineers may (or may not) give you what you said you wanted.

Check out John’s post here.

Jun 30, 2008

Apple Posts 10.5.4 Update for Leopard

Apple has posted a new update, 10.5.4 for Leopard users that is stated to resolve an issue with saving and reopening Adobe Creative Suite 3 files on a remote server. This issue has resulted in corrupted Photoshop and InDesign files when documents have been saved over a network volume.

The update should show when running Software Update and is available as a stand alone installer from Apple Support Downloads. The stand alone installer is 88MBs while the combo installer is 561MB.

The 10.5.4 update also includes recent security updates as well general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. The 10.5.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard. Additional info about the update is here.

Jun 30, 2008

It’s Back…You Suck at Photoshop–Season II


Donnie Hoyle’s return is derailed by an unexpected email in You Suck at Photoshop #11 Smart Objects

Jun 30, 2008

Photoshopping the Weather

Triple tornado waterspouts

Source: Washington Post Capitol Weather Gang

Fake or real? As pointed out by PBS, it’s a question being asked about more and more pictures in this age of digital photography and advanced image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Jun 27, 2008 Posts Links to Video on Martin Evening

George Jardine has just posted a video podcast of photographer, Martin Evening at work in his London studio, using and discussing how Lightroom fits in with his studio workflow. It shows all the steps in a typical fashion shoot from discussing the brief to looking at the finished shots, as well as discussing his upcoming book on Lightroom 2.

Click here to read the LRN article.

Click here to go to George’s podcast info.

Jun 26, 2008

Adobe Posts Camera Raw 4.5 RC

Adobe has posted a release candidate of Camera Raw 4.5 on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that the plug-in is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to customers. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report them to the Camera Raw User to User forum.

Newly supported cameras include the Olympus E 420 and E 520. Additional compatibilities have been added for the DNG specification. Photoshop Elements users will now be able to control the camera profile used. 

For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in please visit the Camera Raw pages on

Jun 25, 2008

New Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Enhances Creative Suite 3.3

Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 with Adobe Acrobat 9 Now Shipping

Press Release: San Jose— June 25, 2008 –—Today Adobe announced that Adobe® Creative Suite® 3.3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Master Collection editions are available immediately for creative professionals. Creative Suite 3.3 incorporates Acrobat® 9 Pro, bringing together the power, reach, and richness of the Adobe PDF and Adobe Flash® formats and introducing numerous enhancements to print production workflows. Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium also bundles Adobe Fireworks® CS3 software as a special offering for designers who need to rapidly prototype Web sites and Web applications. 

Jun 24, 2008

Tom Cruise’s Nazi Photoshop job for Valkyrie

Source: The Guardian

Written by Kate Connolly

Did United Artists doctor a photo of anti-Hitler plotter Claus von Stauffenberg to make him look more like the Top Gun actor?

Jun 24, 2008

McClelland Stars in Hilarious Photoshop Music Video

dekePod Video Podcasts Launches With ’101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes’

Press Release: SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — They claimed no matter how fast you gabbed (or crooned) no creature (or robot) could deliver 100-plus, real-world Photoshop instructions in five minutes or less. Yet today, digital imaging master and modern day troubadour Deke McClelland proved the naysayers wrong. In his new music video — titled 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes and Deke’s kickoff to his new video podcast series,dekePod – he breathtakingly sings, buzzes, leaps, dances and kick-boxes his way through dozens upon dozens of useful Photoshop tricks.

Jun 23, 2008

Fan Demand Resuscitates You Suck at Photoshop

Source: WIRED

Written by Jenna Wortham

The humorously bitter video series You Suck at Photoshop will return June 27 after a fan backlash erupted following the show’s abrupt ending earlier this year.