PhotoshopNews » Podcasts The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 McClelland Stars in Hilarious Photoshop Music Video Tue, 24 Jun 2008 16:37:46 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff 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.

Whew! Sponsored by O’Reilly Media and, this all-new, irreverent, laugh-out-loud music video not only entertains, but also captures the zany, intense enthusiasm essential to most (if not all) creative endeavors. What inspired Deke? “This has long seemed like an obvious idea to me: Come up with 101 Photoshop Tips, rattle them off in precisely 5 minutes and set them to music,” says Deke, creator of O’Reilly’s One-on-One book series, which uses video, step-by-step exercises and hundreds of full-color illustrations. “I didn’t see anyone else doing it, so I figured I better do it myself.”

There’s more. “When I was writing the piece, I kept coming back to Nada Surf’s ‘Popular,’ which is essentially an enlightened football hero’s advice against going steady in high school. I’ve listened to the thing like Orson Welles watched Stagecoach before making Citizen Kane. Obsessively. But I didn’t want my 101 Tips piece to come off as some kind of parody or homage, so I hooked up with this amazing band called The Jellybricks and we rewrote the tune and made it our own. The result is an authentic music video with a make-or-break story line. If there’s any humor in it, it’s because I’m taking my ridiculous task so extremely seriously,” explains Deke.

You can start enjoying and learning from “101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes” now And it’s available for immediate download, sharing and also reposting on O’Reilly, iTunes, and YouTube.

Indeed, Deke’s wacky Photoshop tips-fest portends more good times ahead for dekePod. The upcoming all-new instructive video podcasts promise to be uncensored, unregulated and frankly unlike any other videos on the topics of computer graphics, digital imaging and the unending realm of creative manipulations. New five-minute video podcasts in topics ranging from “Stretching a Photo in Illustrator” to “Metadata Forensics” and “Stealth ‘Shop: Don’t Fear the Lab Mode” are scheduled to be posted every other week and available for download starting Tuesday, July 8.

“101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes” as well as all the upcoming dekePod episodes are produced by San Francisco-based Flying Moose Pictures. “The production work that went into this was mind blowing. Flying Moose specializes in character-driven storytelling, so they bring a completely different aesthetic to my process,” says Deke.

So what fuels Deke’s compulsive impulse to entertain while teaching? “There’s a massive amount of video training going on these days,” says Deke. “It’s expanding like wildfire. Much of it is educational, but very little of it could be mistaken for entertaining. And yet, my field, computer graphics, it’s exciting stuff. Computer graphics are the backbone for every flashy magazine ad, every televised sporting event and every blockbuster action movie. I mean, Pixar for crying out loud! And yet we just take for granted that computer graphics training should be so dull it puts you to sleep?”

For those excited by computer graphics, eager to learn, but weary of tediously dull training videos, dekePod delivers precisely the opposite. “Some folks will love it, some will hate it, but hopefully no one will yawn,” says Deke. “If we get people watching this who don’t know Photoshop from a hole in the ground, then I’ll know we succeeded.”

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Photoshop User TV Goes On “Real TV” on Fox Business News Channel Thu, 07 Feb 2008 22:31:31 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff pstvonair.jpg

According to Scott’s blog (Photoshop Insider) “Photoshop User TV goes from Internet Podcast to national TV broadcast, as each week’s show will now be aired on the new Fox Business News channel (here’s the link), which reaches into 20 million homes nationwide (none of which will be watching us). Check your local cable provider or Satellite service for Fox Business News, and we’ll see you then!!!”

The show started airing on Feb 5th and will air weekly.

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Lightroom Tutorial Podcast #46: The Synchronize Command Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:44:54 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Source: George Jardine on Lightroom and Digital Photography
Author: George Jardine

Amidst all the attention over the new 1.3 update, we forgot to post a link to another new Lightroom video tutorial by George Jardine. This one offers some more great tips on working with the Library module and some of the less well-know aspects of photo synching behavior in Lightroom.

“A new tutorial that covers the Sync command, and a few ins-and-outs of working with Lightroom’s selection logic.”


Photograph © 2006 George A. Jardine

In this tutorial I outline the basics of Lightroom’s Synchronize command. You’ll learn how to apply Develop settings across multiple photos, in both the Library and the Develop modules. I also cover some of the new selection logic in Lightroom that is required to make working with large numbers of files, well…. logical!”

Duration: 11:56

Read full story and download the video tutorial…

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Dan (Dano) Steinhardt on Photoshop User TV Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:09:53 +0000 Jeff Schewe dano-01.jpg

Dan (Dano to his friends) Steinhardt of Epson America was on Photoshop User TV this week with host Scott Kelby. Episode 104 featured Dano talking about his photography as well as Epson’s new Exhibition Fiber Paper.


Dano and Scott talked about photography and making state of the art digital prints. Scott admitted to “hating Dano” for being a really great “urban shooter”.


Dano explained that originally, the Exhibition Fiber Paper was being designed primarily for B&W printing but that during the testing, the paper was also deemed excellent for color printing as well.


My favorite part was the extensive FX that Photoshop User TV used to “highlight” Dano’s rather shiny head…(something that makeup alone couldn’t tame).


He even got special mention in the closing credits.

Check out Episode 104 available as a streaming Flash movie or downloadable as a QuickTime movie.

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Layers TV is “On The Air!” (well, almost) Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:32:11 +0000 Jeff Schewe layerstv.jpg

Layers Magazine launches Layers TV today–hosted by little Cory Barker and “RC”.

We love that goatee RC!

The first episode should be available later today.

(BTW, that’s RC Concepcion on the right and Cory Barker who does Planet Photoshop on the left). Be sure to check out the Photoshop Guys™ on Photoshop TV.

Jeeesh, maybe I should do some videos–oh, wait, I have! More info on that soon…

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CS3: The Creative License Podcast series Mon, 09 Apr 2007 16:39:28 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff cs3-podcast.jpg

Adobe launches a weekly podcast series, including a monthly interview with Adobe’s head of creative solutions, Johnny Loiacono, to discuss hot topics and trends in the marketplace.

New podcast episodes will be available weekly at Or subscribe via iTunes for FREE.

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