Archive for December 26th, 2006

Dec 26, 2006

Lightroom Podcast #24: Thomas Knoll, Mark Hamburg, and Zalman Stern

George Jardine by Jeff Schewe

George Jardine, Pro Photography Evangelist of Adobe has posted a new Adobe Lightroom iTunes Podcast with raw processing heavy hitters Mark Hamburg, Zalman Stern, and Thomas Knoll. They talk about what’s new (and yet to come) in Lightroom and Camera Raw, analytical vs. visual techniques, Bridge vs. Lightroom, skin tone protection in Vibrance–oh, and their desire for groupies.

Dec 26, 2006

Photoshop CS3 mini-SDK released

Adobe has released a Photoshop CS3 mini-SDK that will aid developers making the transition from regular Mac PPC coded plug-ins to Universal Binary versions compiled in Xcode. The plug-in update is required for all filters and plug-ins in order to load in Photoshop CS3 running on MacIntel machines. The SDK, along with the CS and CS2 versions, is a free download once you fill out a simple form.

All filter plug-in developers will also need to updated their plug-ins in order to have them run as non-destructive Smart Filters in CS3.

Dec 26, 2006

Flash runs inside Photoshop CS3!

Psst… Wanna watch “PhotoshopTV” clips inside Photoshop itself? How about making a script that can access the network, upload/download data*, and control Photoshop?

John Nack, Photoshop senior product manager posted some pretty interesting info about how to watch Flash movies from inside Photoshop CS3 on his blog, John Nack on Adobe.

Dec 26, 2006

Q&A David Lynch

Source: Boston Globe
Written by Kate Bolick

David Lynch’s public knows him as a deliciously weird antihero with a taste for inscrutable plots and gruesome imagery. But as I learned on a visit to the filmmaker’s house in the Hollywood Hills last week, up close he’s as polite and unpretentious as an Eagle Scout — which happens to perfectly suit the man otherwise known as the head of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (

Dec 26, 2006

Photoshopping models to add pounds

Source: Post-Tribune

As the body mass index of runway walkers continues to make headlines, skinny models just might present a whole new problem for editors.

Everyone has a story of a celebrity cover slimmed by Photoshop, but several editors have been quietly ordering the retouching of gaunt model shots to make them look, well, a little plumper.

Dec 26, 2006

A Tiny Canvas for Holiday Mirth

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Source: Washington Post
Written by Annie Gowen

It takes a certain amount of hubris to Photoshop your head onto the cupid from the famous U.S. Postal Service LOVE stamp and send it out into the world.

Nick Slepko, 28, a former Arlington resident, said “hubris is sort of implied” in his decision to create his own vanity postage stamp, using one of three Web sites that now offer do-it-yourself postage.