10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do in Photoshop CC

Check out this video where Terry White shows off 10 things beginners want to know how to do in Photoshop CC. It’s a long video at 46 minutes, but novice users of Photoshop CC will find plenty of value by investing the time to watch it.

He starts off by pimping the Wacom tablets with a pressure sensitive stylus and why they are better for working in Photoshop.

As an overview of the material, here is a list of the 10 things: [Read more...]

How to Combine Multiple Nighttime Exposures in Photoshop

In the above video, Adobe’s Russell Brown shows us how to combine multiple nighttime exposures together with Dr. Brown’s Stack-O-Matic script using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC. By automatically creating layers set to lighten the layers are stacked with star trails revealed as you import them into Photoshop.

You can download the Stack-O-Matic script here on Russell Brown’s website.

How to Create Animated GIFs in Photoshop

GIFs rule the world of Internet memes. Perhaps they have a few uses beyond memes, but we all know you are going to use them for memes.

If you don’t know now to create a GIF file from still images, check out this short video on how to create them in Photoshop. Even if your files don’t align properly, you can use Photoshop’s auto-align feature to line up hand-held shots.

How To Transfer a Lightroom Catalog and Photo Library to a New Computer

Lightroom Catalog Transfer

If you have been using Adobe Lightroom for very long, you might be in the situation where your image catalog has outlasted your current computer. Accordingly, when you upgrade your computer to something newer and faster, you will want to take advantage of that improved speed and begin using it for your image processing workflow. Of course, you also don’t want to lose access to all of the images you processed on your old computer.

Lightroom works by using catalogs that contain processing info related to the images in your Lightroom library. As such, the Lightroom catalog does not contain the actual photo files, but rather data concerning organizational and processing actions you’ve made while working with your photos inside Lightroom.

And simply plugging in a hard drive that contains all of your photos from your Lightroom library won’t carry over your final edits. As a result, you will want to take your Lightroom catalog along with you to the new computer. But how do you do that?

It’s a fairly straightforward process actually. Follow these steps and you will be able to pick up right where you left off with your old machine. [Read more...]

Using Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop CC

Check out this video that shows how to use Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop CC.

In this video, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to take multiple exposures and combine them into a single 32-bit HDR file that can then be edited nondestructively using Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop. In addition, you’ll discover how powerful using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter can be when working with layered files.