Archive for September, 2007

Sep 28, 2007

Peter Krogh Update RapidFixer for CS3

product_rapidfixer.pngWhen Photoshop CS3 with Bridge 2 shipped, RapidFixer kinda got broken…so now Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers has updated RapidFixer for CS3 compatibility.NEW! Photoshop CS3 Compatibility: The first RapidFixer version for CS3 is now ready to ship and they have made significant changes to the interface, and updated the software to control the new Adobe Camera Raw 4.0+ tools.

NEW! RapidFixer now works on DNG files, as well as JPEG and TIFF files. (In all cases, you must apply a Camera Raw Default to the image first).

NEW! RapidFixer has settings for working on Black and White Negatives. This lets you use a digital camera to copy negatives, and make adjustments in Camera Raw. Check out the last half of the movie to see it in action.

Sep 28, 2007

John Nack Wants Help

John Nack (Photoshop Product Manager for those that don’t get out much) has posted a request for feedback regarding a scheme for User-powered help inside Photoshop. Although the way John is describing his approach is kinda icky…he says “I’m proposing that Photoshop (and other Adobe apps) become living organisms, platforms that constantly improve as users learn & share.” Well, as far as that goes, it’s cool, but it’s the “living organism” part that could be a bit creepy :~) Could that be why the new Photoshop logo looks like a head?


In any event, go over to John’s blog to read more and offer feedback (and tell him you don’t want to have to buy Photoshop-Chow at the pet store).

Here’s his post: Feedback, please: User-powered help inside Photoshop?

Sep 27, 2007

I’m Back…


Warning: zero Photoshop content in this story.

Final ending mileage was 88,114. The starting mileage was 84,843 so that makes a total of 3,271 miles in seven days. That works out to an average of 467 miles a day for a solid week! When you put it that way, that’s a lot of time on the bike!

Sep 24, 2007

Yes, The Aspens are Turning


Just a quick Sunday nite update from the road, yes, the aspens in Colorado are turning. The shot above was taken just after George Jardine and I crossed over Independance Pass coming out of Aspen (the town, not the tree).

Sep 20, 2007

On The Road To Colorado

I’m taking a few days off to ride to Colorado and see if the aspens are turning. Ok, I suppose I could just Google but this is more fun. I’m gong to hook up with George Jardine (he has a bike too) and take some snaps. Pictures upon my return (unless we stay at a place with high-speed and have some fun shots). See ya next week!

Sep 19, 2007

Photoshop Express


Adobe demos Photoshop Express.

It’s not like Photoshop Express will be a replacement for the Photoshop CS3 upgrade, but a web based set of functionality built upon some of Photoshop’s core would be interesting for some folks. This is a still version, based on Photoshop that will go along with Adobe’s Premiere Express.

You can see the onstage demo of Photoshop Express (I think Johnny L needs to learn about color correction) in Terry White’s Creative Suite Podcast (direct link to video).

Sep 19, 2007

Layers TV is “On The Air!” (well, almost)


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…

Sep 19, 2007

Grubba Software announces TrueGrain

Press Release: Cary, North Carolina-September 18, 2007-Grubba Software today introduced TrueGrain, a professional creative tool for accurately recapturing the aesthetics of black & white film with digital photography.

The TrueGrain software contains a library of grain samples and profiles for a number of classic film stocks, some of which are no longer available and are unlikely to be available in the future. TrueGrain users can easily import high resolution digital imagery-such as that produced with today’s professional DSLR cameras-and immediately see a close approximation of how the image would look if it had been exposed using any of the film stocks in TrueGrain’s library, right down to the fine grain structure details only visible under magnification.

Sep 19, 2007

Russell Brown Launches new TV Show


Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory…the mad doctor is in!

Sep 18, 2007

Photoshop World–Heavy Lighting


Scott Byer in his office at Adobe. Photo by Jeff Schewe

Scott Byer senior Photoshop engineer (and Photoshop co-architect) has posted a story on his Adobe Blog regarding his trip to Photoshop World and a session that he and Adam Jerugim (Photoshop Q&E) did regarding optimizing your computer for running Photoshop.

Read his blog post

Sep 18, 2007

John Nack writes about the Photoshop logo facelift

Yep, Photoshop has got itself a new logo.

Well, it has several variations on the same theme…

Sep 18, 2007

Bert Monroy Joins NAPP Team


World Renowned Digital Artist to Create Training Content for Association Members
Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is proud to announce that pioneering digital artist, author, and instructor, Bert Monroy, has joined the NAPP organization as an education and curriculum developer. Bert will be creating online content for the NAPP members only web site, contributing to Photoshop User and Layers magazines, and sharing years of know-how through books and educational DVDs. Additionally, Bert will continue to tour the country with NAPPs Adobe Photoshop CS3 Creativity Tour.

Sep 18, 2007

onOne Releases Camera Raw Presets

PhotoPresets for Adobe Camera RAW by Jack Davis

For years, professional and enthusiast photographers have used Adobe’s Camera RAW software that is included with Adobe® Photoshop® to digitally process the RAW digital photos produced by their digital cameras. To increase your productivity and to expand the creative possibilities with using Adobe Camera RAW to process your digital photos, we are pleased to offer PhotoPresets with One-Click Wow! for Adobe Camera RAW. This collection of presets was created by renowned Photoshop educator, author and photographer Jack Davis. These presets will simplify your digital life and make processing your digital photos easier, faster and give you better results than ever before. And the best part is the price, free.

Sep 18, 2007

‘I wasn’t expecting this’

Pitt State professor earns Photoshop award

Written by Brian Pommier

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

But what Rhona Shand got in earlier this month in Las Vegas came home with her.

Sep 18, 2007

Adobe Warns of Glitches with New Mac OS

Adobe’s Creative Suite 3 programs are not fully tested with ‘Leopard’.

Source: PCWorld via Reuters
Written by Jim Finkle

BOSTON (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc’s Photoshop, Illustrator and other Creative Suite 3 programs have not been fully tested with the latest version of Apple Inc’s operating system due out next month, which could lead to incompatibility issues.

Sep 17, 2007

EU ruling deals setback to Microsoft

Source: ZDNet
Written by Dawn Kawamoto

A European court dealt a severe blow to Microsoft’s competitive ambitions in Europe Monday by siding with regulators in an antitrust case against the company.

In its ruling, the Luxembourg-based Court of First Instance upheld European Commission claims that Microsoft abused its dominant position in the operating system market. Microsoft’s allies and competitors have been closely following the case since the Commission imposed antitrust sanctions against the company in early 2004.

Sep 17, 2007

The NAPP 2007 Guru Awards Announced at Photoshop World

guruaward.jpgThe National Association of Photoshop Professionals Announces 2007 Guru Award Winners

PRESS RELEASE: TAMPA, Fla. –(Business Wire)– The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is excited to announce the Guru Award winners for the west coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop competition exclusively for conference attendees of Photoshop World that were created to recognize the innovation and creativity of our attendees. Since its humble beginnings in 1999, the Guru Awards has now become one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.

Sep 17, 2007

Adobe Reflects on 25 Years, Looks to Future

On Adobe’s anniversary, execs consider accomplishments, choices, and opportunities.

Source: PCWorld
Written by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Adobe is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007. Adobe executives took some time to reflect on its accomplishments, its relationship with Apple and what lies ahead for a company that has done so much in the industry.

Sep 17, 2007

Adobe Reports Record Results

Source: Business Wire via Yahoo Finance

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBENews) today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended August 31, 2007. Adobe achieved record revenue of $851.7 million, compared to $602.2 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2006 and $745.6 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2007. This represents 41 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Adobe’s third quarter revenue target range was $760 to $800 million.

Sep 14, 2007

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 4.2 and Lightroom 1.2

Adobe has posted updates to Photoshop® Lightroom™ and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately for download on The updates provide raw file support for 14 additional camera models and camera backs within Lightroom and Camera Raw, including the popular Canon EOS 40D.

Sep 7, 2007

Photoshop for Photographers: ACR 4.1 update

cs3cover-3.jpgMartin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers has published an update to working with Adobe Camera Raw 4.1. This feature story is being published exclusively on PhotoshopNews and is an adaptation of some of the Lightroom-News stories that were published earlier in the summer to coincide with the announcement of the Lightroom 1.1 update. You can also download a printable PDF version of the Camera Raw 4.1 update from this site

Sep 5, 2007

How to express blend modes as curves


This tutorial is all about the relationship between Photoshop Curves and how all non-dissolve, per-channel Photoshop blend modes are equivalent to some kind of curve.
It has often been said that there is always more than one way to achieve an identical result in Photoshop. The trick of course is to work out which method is best for you or which is the most efficient.

Sep 4, 2007

On the Road to Photoshop World

I’m off to Vegas baby…I may do some posts from there (or I may not-depends on the amount of frenzied activity). I’ll be doing another mini-Epson Print Academy with Andrew Rodney and JP Caponigro (sold out) as well as a Real World Camera Raw session on Friday and Making the Perfect B&W print on Saturday.

If you’re going, stop by and say hello! If you aren’t going, I’ll have photos upon my return–which won’t be until next week because I’m off to Adobe, San Jose to cause trouble!

Sep 4, 2007

Scott’s Lightroom Tour–LIVE!


Last week I stopped by Scott Kelby’s Lightroom LIVE Tour as he blew through the Windy City (that’s Chicago for you folks from away). I grabbed a few shots while visiting. Warning, no particularly important editorial content (but funny shots) included.