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Archive for April 8th, 2005


Apr 8, 2005

Kai’s Power Tips & Where’s Kai now?

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.

Apr 8, 2005

Activation Agitation

Source: MacWorld
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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Apr 8, 2005

Ashes and snow – A must-see show

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. . .

Apr 8, 2005

Total Training does Creative Suite 2 Samples in “the Box”

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.

Apr 8, 2005

NAPP Radio Archives

The National Association of Photoshop Users (NAPP) has a weekly net radio address by Scott Kelby, President of NAPP. The current weekly address is available at the NAPP Home Page. In this week’s address, Scott talks about the new Photoshop CS2.

The NAPP Radio Archives are also available.

Apr 8, 2005

More Photoshop Plug-ins

Source: MacWorld
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.

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Apr 8, 2005

Friday Summary / 04-08-2005

Apr 8, 2005

The Camera Is the Film—Rethinking Digital Photography

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.