Canon 70D for $1049 – Deal Alert

Canon 70D Lens

ebay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Canon 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens for $1049.99 (reg. $1549.99) in limited quantities. Check it out here on ebay.

Note: This 70D is labeled as an import item and technically not eligible for Canon USA warranty under Canon’s gray market policy. At the time of this post, ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a positive feedback rating of 99.6%.

Canon 5D Mark III for $2592 – Deal Alert

Canon-5D-Mark-III

ebay (via getitdigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $2592.42 (reg. $3399) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay.

Please note: This is probably a gray market camera or it was part of a kit that the seller broke up to sell separately at a discounted rate. At the time of this post, ebay seller getitdigital has a 99.3% positive rating on ebay.

How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

Here’s another quick tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to create a vignette in Photoshop. In the video, he shows off the effects of different sliders in the Post Crop Vignette panel inside Camera Raw. Of course, the same sliders and tools are present in Lightroom if you haven’t explored them yet.

Additionally, he shows how to use the Lens Correction tools inside of Photoshop itself to add a vignette. Finally, he shows how to use the radial filter tool in Camera Raw to create an off-center vignette.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CC and Lightroom - A Photographer’s Handbook

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from photographer and Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.

This book is “a guide for a clear, effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions: Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow, this book is designed to get you working quickly. The various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one can learn how to use the others. If you’re a new user, this book will be your roadmap.”

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.18 on Amazon.com.

The book is also available as a Kindle Edition for $29.62.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he shows how to use the DNG Profile Editor (Mac | Windows) to adjust color and light.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

The DNG Profile Editor is a free utility from Adobe. You can use it build profiles for camera and lens combos, which he shows in the above example. These profiles can be used in Camera Raw or Lightroom under the Camera Calibration pane.

If you want to learn more about using the DNG Profile Editor, check out this PDF help document that provides an overview of the application.