Archive for February, 2009

Feb 26, 2009

The ‘Ultimate Workshop’ book shoot


This is a story about how Jeff Schewe and Martin Evening got together in Chicago last year to shoot a set of pictures especially for our new joint book ‘Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop‘.

The title is kind of self-explanatory. This is a brand new book in the Photoshop for Photographers series (published by Focal Press) and forms a masterclass type experience with two leading Photoshop experts. It’s a book aimed at intermediate to advanced-level users and assumes that the reader is already pretty familiar with the Photoshop interface and basic tools and there is therefore no need to have to explain the basics all over again plus color management etc. You can already find all that information in the main Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers book. This new title contains 400 pages of Photoshop techniques shown in step-by-step tutorial form.

Feb 26, 2009

On the Road to Boston

I’m off to Boston (well, ok, officially it’s Cambridge but that’s close, right?) to do the Epson Print Academy this Saturday. I’m going in a day early to go for a visit to the MIT Digital Imaging labs and meet some geeks :~) If you are in the Boston area, you really should come to the Academy…you could even win a printer!

Feb 25, 2009

Adobe Releases Photoshop CS4 Update

Adobe Photoshop CS4 11.0.1 update – multiple languages

The Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 11.0.1 update addresses a number of issues discovered after Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended (11.0) software were released. 

The most significant fixes in the Photoshop CS4 11.0.1 update include the following:

Feb 25, 2009

The Content-Aware Scaling Photoshop CS4

Source: ephotozine
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Martin Evening was recently given the honour of appearing in the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Here he shows us how to use the Content-Aware Scaling tool in Adobe Photoshop.
(The following tutorial is also featured in the forthcoming Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop by Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe.)
Feb 4, 2009

Photoshop Magnetic Photo Boards


For the Photoshop geek that has to have everything, this was just released from meninos in Brazil! Photoshop panels as photo magnets. See the page here. The company web site is here. The photo boards are available for Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. As you can see, the product is based on Photoshop CS3-no word on a CS4 update.


Hum, we wonder what Adobe Legal will have to do about this? :~)

Feb 4, 2009

Second Mac Trojan Attacks Pirated PhotoShop CS4

Source: PC Magazine

Security firm Intego said this week that it has discovered a second version of the Trojan hiding within a pirated version of iLife ’09. The new variant is being distributed via BitTorrentwithin Adobe Photoshop CS4 for the Mac. 

According to Intego, the new Trojan is named OSX.Trojan.iServices.B. The PhotoShop installer being distributed is clean, Intego said; however, the accompanying serial-number generator contains the Trojan.

Read full article

Feb 4, 2009

NAPP Announces Winners of 4th Annual Photoshop User Awards

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Photoshop Professionals(NAPP) today announced the winners of its 4th annual Photoshop User Awards – the first and only worldwide competition for Adobe Photoshop users. Winners were selected from more than 700 entries from 12 countries. Finalists in each of the 11 categories also competed for Best of Show to win an all expense paid, five-day trip for two to Barcelona, Spain. NAPP president Scott Kelby and Photoshop User magazine art director Felix Nelson chaired the judging panel for this year’s competition. Winning images can be viewed