Archive for June, 2008

Jun 30, 2008

Apple Posts 10.5.4 Update for Leopard

Apple has posted a new update, 10.5.4 for Leopard users that is stated to resolve an issue with saving and reopening Adobe Creative Suite 3 files on a remote server. This issue has resulted in corrupted Photoshop and InDesign files when documents have been saved over a network volume.

The update should show when running Software Update and is available as a stand alone installer from Apple Support Downloads. The stand alone installer is 88MBs while the combo installer is 561MB.

The 10.5.4 update also includes recent security updates as well general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. The 10.5.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard. Additional info about the update is here.

Jun 30, 2008

It’s Back…You Suck at Photoshop–Season II


Donnie Hoyle’s return is derailed by an unexpected email in You Suck at Photoshop #11 Smart Objects

Jun 30, 2008

Photoshopping the Weather

Triple tornado waterspouts

Source: Washington Post Capitol Weather Gang

Fake or real? As pointed out by PBS, it’s a question being asked about more and more pictures in this age of digital photography and advanced image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Jun 30, 2008

Splash Media Wins Lone Star Emmy for Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory in the Advanced Media Awards

Press Release–DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, an innovator in digital video publishing and Internet television captured the prestigious Lone Star Emmy for Excellence in Informational and Instructional Programming for its production of Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory at the recent Advanced Media Awards.

Jun 27, 2008 Posts Links to Video on Martin Evening

George Jardine has just posted a video podcast of photographer, Martin Evening at work in his London studio, using and discussing how Lightroom fits in with his studio workflow. It shows all the steps in a typical fashion shoot from discussing the brief to looking at the finished shots, as well as discussing his upcoming book on Lightroom 2.

Click here to read the LRN article.

Click here to go to George’s podcast info.

Jun 26, 2008

Adobe Posts Camera Raw 4.5 RC

Adobe has posted a release candidate of Camera Raw 4.5 on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that the plug-in is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to customers. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report them to the Camera Raw User to User forum.

Newly supported cameras include the Olympus E 420 and E 520. Additional compatibilities have been added for the DNG specification. Photoshop Elements users will now be able to control the camera profile used. 

For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in please visit the Camera Raw pages on

Jun 25, 2008

New Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Enhances Creative Suite 3.3

Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 with Adobe Acrobat 9 Now Shipping

Press Release: San Jose— June 25, 2008 –—Today Adobe announced that Adobe® Creative Suite® 3.3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Master Collection editions are available immediately for creative professionals. Creative Suite 3.3 incorporates Acrobat® 9 Pro, bringing together the power, reach, and richness of the Adobe PDF and Adobe Flash® formats and introducing numerous enhancements to print production workflows. Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium also bundles Adobe Fireworks® CS3 software as a special offering for designers who need to rapidly prototype Web sites and Web applications. 

Jun 25, 2008

Adobe Kicks Off MAX 2008 Events

Events planned for San Francisco, Milan and Tokyo

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 25, 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced dates and locations for its MAX 2008/2009 event series. MAX is the premier industry forum for designers, developers and business decision makers focused on creating and delivering rich, engaging digital experiences across mediums and devices. The series begins Nov. 16 to 19 in San Francisco, followed by events in Milan from Dec. 1 to 4, 2008, and Tokyo from Jan. 29 to 30, 2009.

Adobe also launched its call for entries for the 2008 worldwide MAX Awards program, which recognizes the most innovative work from designers and developers around the world. Entries are being accepted through Sept. 5, 2008.

Jun 24, 2008

Tom Cruise’s Nazi Photoshop job for Valkyrie

Source: The Guardian

Written by Kate Connolly

Did United Artists doctor a photo of anti-Hitler plotter Claus von Stauffenberg to make him look more like the Top Gun actor?

Jun 24, 2008

McClelland Stars in Hilarious Photoshop Music Video

dekePod Video Podcasts Launches With ’101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes’

Press Release: SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — They claimed no matter how fast you gabbed (or crooned) no creature (or robot) could deliver 100-plus, real-world Photoshop instructions in five minutes or less. Yet today, digital imaging master and modern day troubadour Deke McClelland proved the naysayers wrong. In his new music video — titled 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes and Deke’s kickoff to his new video podcast series,dekePod – he breathtakingly sings, buzzes, leaps, dances and kick-boxes his way through dozens upon dozens of useful Photoshop tricks.

Jun 23, 2008

Fan Demand Resuscitates You Suck at Photoshop

Source: WIRED

Written by Jenna Wortham

The humorously bitter video series You Suck at Photoshop will return June 27 after a fan backlash erupted following the show’s abrupt ending earlier this year.

Jun 23, 2008

I’m Back…


After 5,369 miles on the bike, I’m back…

13 states (although I was only in Montana for a few miles) and a whole bunch of mountain ranges and passes, I’m back with no speeding tickets! (I did see a lot of state troopers along the way but I guess they didn’t see me).

I left at dawn on June 3rd and returned about 8:00PM on June 20th although I didn’t ride the bike for the whole week of my workshop at Greg Gorman’s (good that I didn’t because of the amount of wine consumed).

I’ll have a trip and workshop report at a later date but I’ve got to go through about 5K images that I shot along the way.

Jun 15, 2008

On the Road to Home

Well, the workshop is over and I’m in San Francisco Sunday evening planning my route home. I rode down Highway 1 from Mendocino to San Francisco–that’s a heck of a ride. Monday I’m going to visit Peachpit and do a short ride with Lisa Brazieal, the production manager on my book. Then it’s all out riding East. I should be home Friday or maybe Saturday depending on photo ops. And the full story of the ride and workshop will come in a week or so.

K&W ft Million Dan and Ecee K’ala Marka K’s Choise

Jun 2, 2008

On the Road to Mendocino

I’m leaving at dawn Tuesday on a motorcycle ride out to Mendocino, Ca. to do a workshop with Greg Gorman. Along the way I’ll be hooking up with George Jardine of Adobe (in Denver) and we’ll ride the back roads of Utah and Nevada and through Northern California to arrive just in time for Greg’s birthday on Saturday.


This is a shot of George and I during our fall ride to check out the aspens.

I’ll try to post updates from the road, but you know how tiring 500-600 miles a day on a bike can be. So posts may be pretty light until my return sometime around June 20th. If ya see a big guy on an R1100 GS BMW bike with aluminum bags, give a honk (and get into the slow lane). This trip should turn the milage on the bike to over 90,000 miles!

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Jun 2, 2008

John Nack Issues Clarification of his Clarification…

Good intentions gone awry is the title to a blog post recently posted by John Nack, Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop.

It seems that in an attempt at clarifying a previous discussion about what he did or didn’t show at a recent public meeting, he thinks he may have muddied the waters a bit. So, this most recent clarification is an attempt at clarifying the previous clarification, sort of.

Jun 2, 2008

Leopard 10.5.3 Save Problems from Photoshop

Mac Photoshop CS3 users who updated to Leopard 10.5.3 last week are reporting file corruption issues when saving files over the network to network mounted volumes. The issue seems to have come with the 10.5.3 update which updated certain network components. The issue seems to be related to a previous issue from January 2007 and the 10.4.5 to 10.4.6 update as outlined in this Adobe Tech document. The issue also appears to effect InDesign documents as well.

Adobe said it was looking into the matter but indications are that it’s an Apple issue to fix. Users report a work around by using the Save As command instead of simply saving over the remote file. It should be noted that Adobe doesn’t officially support opening and saving over a network and has long suggested copying a file locally and then moving it over the network.

Jun 2, 2008

Adobe Unveils Acrobat 9 Software

New Support for Adobe Flash Technology, Rich PDF Portfolios and Real-time Capabilities Redefine PDF Communications

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 2 , 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe® Acrobat® 9 software, a significant upgrade that will transform the process of creating and sharing electronic documents. Acrobat 9 delivers native support for Adobe Flash® technology, the ability to unify a wide range of content in rich PDF Portfolios, and access to real-time capabilities for co-navigating a PDF document with colleagues.