Every now and then a camera manufacture delivers one of those “wow” features that really moves a product line forward. The more and more I see from the Dual Pixel AF in the new Canon 70D, the more I am impressed. [click to continue…]
Do you use layer groups in Photoshop just for organizing your layers?
In this quick 10-minute video, Julieanne Kost demonstrates 5 ways to make use of layer groups in Photoshop that go well beyond organization. All of these techniques can be used in Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC.
Here’s a quick summary of the 5 ways to use layer groups.
- Blending modes apply to group of layers to make the effect appear as if the layers have been merged.
- Styles for layers (e.g., drop shadows, etc.) in groups are applied as if the layers have been merged.
- The ability to restrict how the layers interact within the group versus the layers in the rest of the document. For example, a black and white adjustment layer can be restricted to layers within group.
- The ability to clip a texture or another color to a group by using a clipping mask.
- Mask multiple layers within a group with a single mask.
Watch the video to see how to make these work in the Photoshop interface.
This photo booth pranks is quite mean; however, it produced some funny reactions. The poor folks that walked into this photo booth of horror thought they were going to get their picture taken. Then, just as the camera was supposed to snap their fun pic, two guys pulled back the curtains and scared the crap out of everyone inside. [click to continue…]
This cool Canon commercial from Korea shows off the impressive size of the Canon Rebel SL1 (aka Canon 100D). I was impressed with the Rebel SL1 in my initial hands-on review and remain impressed with it after spending a few weeks with it. Expect a full review soon.
[via Canon Watch]
We’ve posted these warnings before. The cool lasers at concerts will fry your camera’s sensor. Previous warnings have come in the form of Canon 5D Mark II and other HDSLRs getting cooked. This time, however, a RED EPIC (about a $20k camera) got fried at a concert. [click to continue…]
This is a crazy operation in Russia where a group of thieves coordinate to distract a photographer while taking what looks like his Nikon 70-200 right off the camera that’s handing on his neck.
At first, we see the photographer/tourist approached by a group of people putting things in front of him in an attempt to distract.
Then, one of the thieves slips his hands under the papers held up and removes the lens. [click to continue…]