PhotoshopNews » Web Sites The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Andrew Rodney Guest Blogs on Photoshop Insider Wed, 06 Aug 2008 16:00:24 +0000 Jeff Schewe digdog.jpg

Scott Kelby has our own Andrew Rodney of PixelGenius on board as a guest blogger on his Photoshop Insider blog. Andrew talks about “getting old” along side Photoshop and how he, as a Photoshop user of 18 years has learned to love Lightroom. Check it out here. BTW, the image above is a shot Andrew did of his late dog Tosh. He still has 3 dogs (hence the “Digital Dog“ moniker), Zia, Mela and Brisket.

Andrew with Mela after a walk in the desert.

Andrew holding Brisket on the back porch of his house.

Zia on the couch. Note the eyes, Zia is part wolf and doesn’t always trust me.

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London Bananas-The Blog Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:44:01 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff

The blog isn’t signed by the author, but apparently some Londoner has noticed that there is an overabundance of banana skins littering the streets of London and decided to do something about it. Thus the start of london bananas.

If you want to see a lot of banana skins, check it out…

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Photoshop Disasters Web Site Wed, 30 Apr 2008 17:15:21 +0000 Jeff Schewe psd-disasters.jpg

For those of you with a bit of time on your hands (or want to check out just how bad some people’s Photoshop skills are), check out

Here you’ll find some really shoddy Photoshop work. So bad in fact that it’s really rather amusing…such as this Hungarian ad for Red Bull.

Red Bull: Gives You Nightmares


Comment: Red Bull in Hungary makes you wish you had never seen this image. Scrubbing your eyeballs doesn’t work, I tried.


Most of the posts seem to have been made by Cosmo7…but aside from a web mail form, there’s really no way to know who’s behind the site. The main intro says: “Have you seen a truly awful piece of Photoshop work? Clumsy manipulation, senseless comping, lazy cloning and thoughtless retouching are our bread and butter. And yes, deep down, we love Photoshop.

Here’s another unforgivable disaster…

Zoo: Adolf Hitler Is A Babe And She’s Melting


Comment: Gemma Atkinson gets some rough treatment from this tawdry babeblog. It looks like her right hand is a flip of the left, or would have been if the artist hadn’t quietly given up. I have no idea what they were trying to remove, but the unfortunate shadow under her nose suggests a whiff of the third reich.

I guess there’s still room for schlock in the marketplace, but it would be useful for some of these “professionals” to take a Photoshop class…

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A YouTube for artists Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:13:42 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff deviantart.png

Source: CNET
Written by Ina Fried

DeviantArt gets 1.5 billion page views a month, making it one of the most popular Web sites that many people have never even heard of.

Despite the name, only a fraction of the art on the site is what might be labeled deviant. In reality, the site boasts millions of user-uploaded works of art, everything from photography to 3D digital conceptual art to old-fashioned canvas-and-paint portraits.

Think of it as a YouTube for artists trying to show their own work. Pieces can be viewed, commented on, even added to a user’s own gallery of favorites. The range of work defies characterization, but there is a heavy dose of cartooning and fantasy art as well as some adult content, which is blocked for unregistered users.

In some cases, artists have posted their digital leftovers in a “stock” pile that other artists can use as the genesis for their own work.

The site’s goal, in a nutshell, is to democratize and inspire art.

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Ok, it DID finally Air! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 21:23:15 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff pstv.png

On Thursday, Scott posted on his blog (Photoshop Insider) that Photoshop User TV DID finally air on the Fox Business channel.

From Scott: “Hard to believe as this must sound, but Photoshop User TV actually did air on “real” television last night on Fox Business channel. Now, as you might expect, besides the date problem, there was apparently a time slot issue in some parts of the country, and as soon as I’m back in the office (tomorrow), I’ll track it down and hopefully get you the right info for next week, but hey….it’s a start. :)

So, some people in some parts of the country got to see it, others may not have. The good news however is that regardless of the Fox Business channel’s scheduling “issues”, you can STILL be assured of seeing each and every episode on Photoshop User TV‘s web site!

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New Russell Brown Tutorials Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:02:50 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff

The Mad Doctor is at it yet again-producing Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended video tutorials (along with additional important foolishness)

CS3 Extended: Working with Video
(Part #1) Combining video files
Posted 1/11/08
Beginner to intermediate CS3 Extended
QuickTime Tutorial; 12 MB
Learn how to combine two different video documents with the help of a layer mask. Also, learn about the best high quality settings for exporting to other video applications.

CS3 Extended: Working with Video
(Part #2) Converting to Black and White
Posted 1/11/08
QuickTime Tutorial; 7 MB
Apply a black and white adjustment layer to a video document, and learn how to use key frames to blend the conversion over time.

CS3 Extended: Working with Video
(Part #3) Color tinting over time
Posted 1/11/08
QuickTime Tutorial; 19 MB
Discover some creative ways to do spot colorization of video documents with painting, and layer effects. Also learn how to paint with live action video over time.

CS3 Extended: Exporting Animated GIF
(Technique #1)
Posted 1/11/08
QuickTime Tutorial; 6.8 MB
Learn how to export video projects to small and compact GIF animations for the web. This first technique is designed for video documents that can have single, or multiple layers.

CS3 Extended: Exporting Animated GIF
(Technique #2)
Posted 1/11/08
QuickTime Tutorial; 6.8 MB
Learn how to import and process Quicktime movies into animated GIF files. This second technique uses a special import feature to create animation frame based projects.

dricon.pngAlso be sure to check out Dr. Brown’s Services 1.9.4 Easy Installer
For CS3 and CS3 Extended Users Only
Posted 12/7/2007

Install all of the Dr. Brown Services with a click of a mouse. This installer takes all the trouble out of loading scripts into the correct locations.

It is also designed to update any previous installation, and it can be used to uninstall the scripts from your computer as well.

To learn more, be sure and watch the tutorials for all of these fine scripts.

CS3 scripts in this installation:

  • Dr. Brown’s 1-2-3 Process
  • Dr. Brown’s Caption Maker
  • Dr. Brown’s Black and White
  • Dr. Brown’s Place-A-Matic
  • Dr. Brown’s Merge-A-Matic

CS3 Extended scripts in this installation:

  • Dr. Brown’s Background Remover
  • Dr. Brown’s 1-2-3 Process
  • Dr. Brown’s Caption Maker
  • Dr. Brown’s Slide Show
  • Dr. Brown’s Stack-A-Matic
  • Dr. Brown’s Black and White
  • Dr. Brown’s Place-A-Matic
  • Dr. Brown’s Merge-A-Matic
  • Dr Brown’s Fit Video to Audio
  • Dr. Brown’s Interpret Footage

What’s new in this 1.9.4 version:

- Rounding errors have now been reduced in 1-2-3 Process.
- Color profiles will now export with super small JPEG files in 1-2-3 Process.
- Merge-A-Matic is back with support for multi-layered Photoshop files.
- Place-A-Matic files are named after the first image selected in Adobe Bridge.

Known Issues and features:

- The Easy Installer will NOT work if CS2 and CS3 are both installed on your machine. The manual installation process is necessary in this situation.
- These scripts will only work with the English version of Adobe Photoshop CS3.
- Adobe Photoshop CS3 must be installed in the default system location for the Easy Installer to work correctly.
- For nonstandard installations, use the manual installation instructions below.
- Some complex Actions can cause errors with 1-2-3 Process.
- All Action “Open” statements must be removed, or turned off, before running Actions in 1-2-3 Process. If the “Open” statements are left on, then all your processed images will remain open.
- Processing images from a shared network drive has been known to fail.
- Super small JPEG images will only export at 72 dpi, because it uses the Web Export Feature to process the images.

Draculaa, Frankensteina and Mummies…

don’t forget to check out the ADIM 11 website


April 30 – May 1 – 3 , 2008
The best hands-on graphic design conference on the planet

San Jose Marriot Hotel
San Jose, CA
Russell Preston Brown
Chris Orwig
Terry White
Adam Pratt
Michael Ninness
Colin Fleming
These and more interesting things are available at

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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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NASA Web Feature Wins Design Award From Adobe Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:29:02 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff nasa.png

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA’s Web site received a significant multimedia award this week when Adobe Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., honored the interactive International Space Station Reference Guide with a 2007 Max Award.

“The NASA Web team continually is finding new and innovative ways of making NASA more accessible to the world,” said Ron Ticker, NASA’s manager for space station development and the project’s sponsor. “The Interactive ISS Reference Guide and its recognition is another testament to the team’s success in that endeavor.”

With video and interactive elements, the guide explains the basic operations and physical dimensions of the International Space Station. Astronaut Mike Fincke, who spent six months aboard the station, guides users through the multimedia guide. Fincke explains how the crew works and lives in space, and how the station operates.

The guide also includes 360-degree views of the inside of several space station modules. It will be updated regularly as new elements are added to the station; the first update will be online Oct. 12.

The agency’s web presence takes another leap forward later this year with the rollout of a new design that allows Internet visitors to interact with the agency, create personal bookmark collections and playlists, and navigate and search more effectively.

The space station’s interactive feature can be found at:

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Worth1000 Taking Liberties with the Classics Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:23:55 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff 347712ubdy_w.jpgWorth1000, the perennial Photoshop contest web site has just posted a recent contest titled Counterfeit Art 11–How to tell your fine art is a forgery. The contestants have been taking liberties with the classics…

From the web site come these contest rules: “The rules of this game are thus: You will take any famous painting or artwork (any period is fine) and alter it in such a way that it is obviously a forgery, as in the themepost. As always, quality is a must. We will remove poor entries no matter how much we like you. You’ll have 48 hours to submit for this contest, so make your submission count.”

Hit list: NO celebrities. NO guitars. Use them and get disqualified.

The entry shown here is Goose by MissChief

“Although she couldn’t quite put her finger on it, the museum’s curator became suspicious after viewing the back of the latest acquisition for the ancient, Roman, sculpture galley.”

Image Sources: germany/berlin/museums/altesmuseum/sculpture/rome/statuary/433.jpg and 437.JPG

View the other entries at this URL.

Original story source: boingboing

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Photoshop User TV Celebrates its 100th Episode! Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:46:18 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff pstv100.jpg

Scott Kelby posted a story about Photoshop User TV celebrating its 100th episode.

“You can watch the historic 100th episode, which features a look back at the history of Photoshop User TV, including clips from our premiere episode (which wasn’t pretty) right on our web page at

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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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Helping the Help: Photoshop now on LiveDocs Tue, 15 May 2007 20:18:07 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Source: John Nack’s Adobe Blog

The Help files that ship with Adobe products seem to catch a lot of slings and arrows from users.  There are some fair points to be made, and one small team of writers can never be as specific, detailed, or personable as the many third-party books out there.  This is especially true when the Adobe writers are trying to finish their work far in advance of shipping the product, in order to have time to localize the content into multiple languages.

The reality is that the people using the apps day in and day out (y’know, real customers) are likely to have plenty of good ideas and info to contribute. Recognizing this, the documentation team is now publishing the help content via LiveDocs–the user-editable Web publishing system rolled out by Macromedia. This has two important results:

  • Adobe help content is now accessible via search engines.  So, even if you think the Help menu is made of Kryptonite and prefer to look for documentation online, high-ranking hits from the Adobe materials can be found there.
  • More interestingly, the content is open to comments from users. On this page, for example, user Shangara Singh asks for clarification about noise reduction in Camera Raw, drawing a reply from the documentation team.  Elsewhere people can flesh out topics, add tips, and so forth.  I plan to do so myself in a few spots.

Like most things, this is just one step, but I really like the direction of baking more community into our apps.  Whether it’s help content, scripts, palettes, or anything else, we have to get out of the business of Adobe trying to do everything & make it easier for people with the know-how to share it with one another.  More thoughts on that to follow.

Posted by John Nack

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Direct link to Photoshop LiveDocs

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Will Amazon click with photography reviews? Tue, 15 May 2007 20:02:07 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Source: CNET
Written by Greg Sandoval, CNET

Digital photographers on Monday were debating whether a retailer can also offer professional camera reviews without creating the perception that the opinions are biased.

The discussion was prompted by’s announcement that it had acquired Digital Photography Review, a London-based Web site that specializes in reviews and news for shutterbugs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Amazon, of course, has for a long time posted user reviews to its site. But with its purchase of, the e-tailer picks up a company that features professional reviewers who have amassed considerable credibility with a growing community of photography buffs.

Does the difference between reviews written by amateurs and those written by professionals matter? Amazon has never been seriously accused of gaming user-generated reviews and, though it hasn’t disclosed the price of the acquisition, it would be hard to imagine the e-tailer would do anything to make Dpreview’s 7 million monthly unique visitors question its integrity.

“One of the things we like about Dpreview is the fact it provides readers with unbiased, in-depth reviews,” Patty Smith, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “We don’t want to change the features that Dpreview customers enjoy.”

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Amazon snaps up Digital Photography Review Mon, 14 May 2007 16:49:58 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Source: CNET
Written by Caroline McCarthy announced on Monday that it has acquired Digital Photography Review, also known as, a London-based site that specializes in reviews, information, news and discussion forums pertaining to the digital-camera market. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Video Workshop Thu, 10 May 2007 20:25:04 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff vid-workshops.png

The elves at Adobe have been busy…producing video tutorials about all the various products in the Creative Suite 3 including a ton of “tuts” for Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Broadband net connections suggested.

Direct Creative Suite 3 Video Workshop link


We particularly like John Nack’s videos and his snazzy new headshot for this tutorial about Photoshop CS3′s new Auto-Align feature. Nice shot John…

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Scott’s new blog Tue, 10 Apr 2007 16:00:31 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff welcomemat.jpg

Scott Kelby is a pretty busy guy.

Not only is Scott a best selling Photoshop book author, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Layers magazine, host of Photoshop TV and the guy who does the keynotes at Photoshop World, he’s also now got a blog-Photoshop Insider.

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Russell Brown’s CS3 Extented Video Tutorials Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:47:38 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff

The Mad Doctor is at it again-producing Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended video tutorials.

These tutorials all use Photoshop CS3 Extended and are available on Russell’s Tips & Techniques page.

CS3 Extended: Timeline and Frame Animation Basics
Posted 3/27/2007
Learn the basics of the Timeline and frame-based animation features with this simple project.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 7.9 MB

CS3 Extended: Painting and Cloning on Video
Posted 3/27/2007
Discover how to work with the Timeline animation feature to paint, smudge, and clone over time.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 13 MB

CS3 Extended: Creating Time-Lapse Image Sequences
Posted 3/27/2007
Design custom image sequences with two different techniques demonstrated in this tutorial.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 7.8 MB

CS3 Extended: Paint Over Time With the Clone Source Feature
Posted 3/27/2007
Work with the Timeline Animation feature, and Video Layers, to develop creative animations.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 7.4 MB

CS3 Extended: Making Video Color Adjustments
Posted 3/27/2007
Learn to adjust the color of any of your video files with the standard Photoshop tools your ‘re familiar with.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 6.5 MB

CS3 Extended: Creating Slide Shows With Sound
Posted 3/27/2007
Create simple slide shows using the Timeline Animation feature and complete your production with imported sound files.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 10.6 MB

CS3 Extended: Synchronizing Animated Images and Sound ( Part 1 )
Posted 3/27/2007
Combine video and still images into a simple animated sequence. Lean to combine multiple layers and use key frames for simple transitions.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 14 MB
iStock video used in this tutorial:
File Number: 2111668

CS3 Extended: Synchronizing Animated Images and Sound ( Part 2 )
Posted 3/27/2007
Discover how to paint on video frames and create a simple fade-to-black effect.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 15 MB

CS3 Extended: Warping Images and Type Over Time
Posted 3/27/2007
Learn to distort images and text over time using key frames with the Animation Timeline feature, combined with the warping tools in Photoshop.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 17.7 MB

CS3 Extended: Smart Objects and Stack Mode Settings – The Disappearing Cars!
Posted 3/27/2007
Combine multilayered files with incredible new blending techniques. Learn how to use the Median setting to make unwanted objects disappear like magic.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 13 MB
iStock video used in this tutorial:
File Number: 2970952

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Wikivid on Photoshop Thu, 22 Mar 2007 20:31:03 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff wikivid.jpg Wikivid does Photoshop.

If you want to find a tutorial video about Photoshop, Wikivid has plenty. Over 550 videos listed and counting…

The top linked videos seem to be from with plenty from, as well as

An offshoot of Wikipedia, Wikivid is an encyclopedia of informative videos. Each content page is made up of links to free videos laid out as a video-course for anyone to watch and learn. Each page can be edited and moderated by anyone. In addition to Photoshop, there’s Wikivids for After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and others.

The main breakdown of current Photoshop videos are as follows:

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Russell Brown Releases CS3 Video Tutorials Fri, 15 Dec 2006 18:53:28 +0000 Russell Preston Brown
The Mad Doctor is at it again-producing Adobe Photoshop CS2 video tutorials.

CS3 Smart Filters
Posted 12/14/2006
Apply nondestructive filters to Smart Object layers.
Requires Adobe Photoshop CS3
Quicktime Tutorial; 4.1MB

CS3 The All New Photomerge
Discover the updated Photomerge technology found in this new version of Photoshop.
Requires Adobe Photoshop CS3
QuickTime Tutorial; 9 MB

CS3 Converting Color to Black & White
Posted 12/14/2006
Finally, an easy to use black and white conversion technique built into Photoshop CS3.
Requires Adobe Photoshop CS3
QuickTime Tutorial; 5.2 MB

CS3 Auto-Align and Auto-Blend Layers
Posted 12/14/2006
Align multi-layered documents with perfect registration and then magically blend overlapping edges.
Requires Adobe Photoshop CS3
QuickTime Tutorial; 9.9 MB

Check out the Russell Brown Show for additional news & info.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips Wed, 08 Nov 2006 04:21:35 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff lr-killertips.jpgThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips web site

Get your daily video dose of the coolest Adobe® Lightroom tutorials, tips, timesaving shortcuts, photographic inspiration, and undocumented tricks with Matt Kloskowski, one of “The Photoshop Guys” from Photoshop TV.

This site will be dedicated to one thing – teaching you how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – the new killer application from Adobe for Photographers.” says Matt.

New videos are posted each Monday as well as other news during the week.

Already posted on the site:

Importing your photos
Importing is really the first step when using Lightroom. It’s how you get your photos into a library and it’s important that you get started on the right foot. In this video we’ll look at how to import and some steps you can take now to help keep things organized down the road.

Once you import your photos it’s time to separate the keepers from the losers. In this video you’ll learn just how to quickly pick your favorite photos as well as how to easily find them later.

Printing Made Easy
Lightroom really has revolutionalized the printing process. We’ll take a look at the printing module and see just how easy it is to get the prints you want, the way you want them. We’ll also examine how you can save your settings so you don’t have to do it all over again the next time you print.

Learning about the Tone Curve
Thought using curves was difficult? Not in Lightroom. The Tone Curve panel makes adjusting the tonality and color of your photos as easy as ever. In this video we’ll take a look at just how to use the Tone Curve to target specific areas in your photos to make them look their best.

The videos are available as QuickTime MPEG-4 videos or as podcasts from iTunes.

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