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.

creativeLIVE Photo Week Kicks Off Today with Free Online Photography Courses

creativeLIVE is hosting a full week of photography instruction this week. It is 100% free to watch the instruction live and if you want to view some of the classes later, that’s where creativeLIVE asks you to pay for the classes.

creativeLIVE Photo Week

Here are the highlights of Photo Week from creativeLIVE:

  • September 16th -21st, from 9 AM – 4 PM (PT)
  • Live free streaming available at: http://www.creativelive.com/conferences/photoweek
  • The opportunity to interact in real-time with the expert photographers and ask essential questions about techniques, industry best practices and secret tips and tricks through chat, Facebook and Twitter capabilities
  • Learn game-changing skills by interacting with creative visionaries in commercial, outdoor, and wedding photography
  • Real-time engagement and feedback from fellow photographers and students from around the world to influence the content and overall flow of the courses