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A Portrait Workflow Using LR and CS!

March 1, 2012 | Admin

I don’t know about you…but one of the things that drives me crazy about this business is all the butt time in front of the computer. It’s no different than the Darkroom time that used to be spent in the film days, but back then you had no choice. Now, you do! Read More

Secrets of the Mask Panel in Photoshop CS

March 1, 2012 | Admin

Masking…ugh….If you’re a Photoshop User, it’s a necessary evil. It’s also one of the most powerful tools at your disposal as a digital artist. Instead of writing a whole article about it, we thought we’d link to you to a video on the topic. No need to over complicate!

It’s 24:07 of pure gold! Watch it by clicking on the picture below. And if you have any other techniques that you find effective, let us know.

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Monitor Calibration: Just as Important as Your Capture

February 28, 2012 | Admin

It’s as important, if not MORE important. You make great images. You edit them on an uncalibrated system, then send them off to the lab…and they come back looking nothing like what was on your screen. Read More

Tools for Editing in Photoshop and Lightroom

February 27, 2012 | Admin

Serious editing requires the use of serious tools. We can’t think of anything more serious than a tablet to edit with.

Wacom is one company that is arguably the industry leader in tablets for editing. Read More

Fundy Software

February 24, 2012 | Admin

Fundy Software, based in Beaverton Oregon, was one of our favorite stops at WPPI for two reasons. One the product itself makes album and blog design from within Photoshop a cinch, and speeds up workflow! And two, we got to watch Jason Groupp (a favorite photographer) learn how to make his album in about 6 minutes. Read More

Craigs Actions

February 15, 2012 | Admin

With a passion for light styling and a flair for location opportunities, Craig’s image creations are a combination of diverse influences from the editorial world he started in, the commercial world he thrived in, and the portrait world he has always been a part of. Read More


February 13, 2012 | Admin

Compositing or ” making digital sandwiches” is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Read More