In the “good old days” of Photoshop lore, back before Photoshop 3 and layers made everything so darn easy, there was a fellow by the name of Kai Krause who was a magician with Photoshop. For some reason, call it brilliance or an intuitive mind, Kai was able to “Think Photoshop” in his mind to come up with some amazing methods of creating interesting (sometimes not so interesting) effects. In late 1992 and 1993, he posted these “Tips” on the AOL Photoshop forum. At the time, they were amazing–and to a certain extent, they still are. To learn and understand Kai’s tips is to glean a better fundamental understanding of Photoshop itself.
Archive for April 8th, 2005
By Philip Michaels
With the release of Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe will add a new software activation feature to stop customers from violating their software license. To hear the hue and cry over the news, you’d think that the activation features in CS2 involve beefy, ill-tempered Adobe employees who hover over your shoulder and give you the ol’ stink-eye if you even think about putting Photoshop on an unauthorized Mac.
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Every once in a long while, you see or do something that leaves a mark on you–good or bad. This is one of those really good ones. . .
Press Release: Carlsbad, CA, April 5, 2005 – Total TrainingT, Inc., a pioneer in engaging and innovative video-based training, today announced a new series of DVD-ROM videos for mastering AdobeR Creative SuiteR 2 Premium Edition. This announcement follows the launch of Creative Suite 2, Adobe’s complete design and publishing environment-making the Total Training series the earliest video training available for both Mac and PC users.
By Jay J. Nelson
Photoshop filters, which are available from the program’s Filter menu, and Photoshop Actions, which are a series of automated software maneuvers available from the Actions palette, can be powerful tools for making complex changes to an image. Akvis Chameleon 2.1 simplifies the process of placing objects from various images onto a single background. Mister Retro’s Machine Wash Image Filters (actually Photoshop Actions that behave like filters) can make your image or logo look as if it were printed on a variety of different surfaces, and it can also add just the right touch of decrepit aging.
Source: PC Magazine
By John C. Dvorak
Since the first digital cameras arrived, and even during the era of video cameras, I have managed to take almost every new model made into the field. I’ve had enough experience with these cameras to conclude that eventually, serious photographers are going to have to deal with the simple fact that in digital photography, the camera itself is the film. It’s a classic (and I hate using the term) paradigm shift.