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...]

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.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 Now Available to Everyone for $9.99/mo

Photoshop Photography Program

Adobe has opened up its Photoshop Photography Program to everyone for a limited time through December 2, 2013. The Photoshop Photography Program offers access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 (plus respective feature updates and upgrades as they are available), 20GB of cloud storage and Behance ProSite, via Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99/month as an annual subscription.

Previously, this program was only available to those who own a previous version of Photoshop Photoshop Extended, or Creative Suite, version CS3 or later. After Dec. 2, however, the deal will no longer be available to those who don’t own one of these prior CS3 or higher versions – and that deal will also expire Dec. 31, 2013.

You can find more details here on Adobe’s website.

Photoshop CC’s Smart Sharpen Fixes the Problems in the Old Smart Sharpen

Smart Sharpen

If you have ever tried to use Smart Sharpen in Photoshop, you have undoubtedly encountered the noise problems it creates. The adaptive sharpening technology in Photoshop CC minimizes noise and halo effects for much better sharpening from a tool that was previously unusable for many circumstances.

Check out the short video below for a demo of Smart Sharpen in Photoshop CC. [Read more...]

Spot Removal Tool Shortcuts Inside Camera Raw 8

Camera Raw 8

Julieanne Kost has posted a handy list of shortcut keys for the updated Spot Removal Tool inside Camera Raw 8, which is part of Photoshop CC.*

  • Tap the “V” key to toggle the visibility of the spot overlays.
  • Shift -drag constrains the brush spot to a horizontal or vertical stroke.
  • Shift -click connects the selected spot with the new spot via a straight brush stroke.
  • Command -drag (Mac) | Control -drag (Win)  will create a circle spot and allow you to drag to define the source.
  • Tap the Forward Slash key (/) to select new source for existing circle or brush spot.
  • Press Delete to delete a selected spot.
  • Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click (Win) on a spot to delete it (the cursor will change to a pair of scissors).
  • Option -drag (Mac) | Alt  -drag (Win) in the image area over multiple spots to batch-delete (the icon changes to a marquee while dragging.
  • Tap the “Y” key to toggle on/off Visualize spots. Note – this is also available as a checkbox and slider in Toolbar.

She walks through the Spot Removal Tool, as well as several other new features in Photoshop CC, in the video below. [Read more...]

More Proof Adobe is Going to Offer Lower Priced Photoshop

Creative Cloud

A couple of days ago, evidence surfaced that Adobe is considering offering Photoshop CC at a price of $9.99/mo and also providing permanent CS6 licenses to customers who make a 3-year commitment to Creative Cloud for $29.99/mo. Additional support for these moves was suggested in today’s 2Q earnings call for shareholders. [Read more...]