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Telling a Travel Story

Hello, hello, HELLO! Happy #TravelTuesday one and all, from right here at the prep for Photoshop World in Orlando, Florida! Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of being invited to join Scott on The Grid when I visited the KelbyOne offices (a long way … [Read more]

A Few Shots from Pre-Conference Day at Photoshop World Orlando!

Photoshop World Orlando got off to an early start yesterday with pre-conference workshops, registration, and The Meetup! Here are a few scenes from the day. We’ll be back soon with photos from the opening keynote session! Photos by Brad Moore … [Read more]

Photoshop World Orlando Opening Keynote

Photoshop World Orlando 2018 has officially begun! Here are some photos from the opening Keynote event: If you want to join in on the fun, there’s still time to come! And if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on next year, you can … [Read more]

Photoshop World Day 1 Highlights

After the opening Keynote at Photoshop World Orlando 2018, classes got started, Canon serviced attendees’ cameras, the Partner Pavilion opened, and the day closed with the After Hours Party featuring Scott Kelby’s band, Big Electric Cat, … [Read more]

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

In this detailed and lengthy Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to combine photos and add special effects to turn a normal photograph into a stunning artwork. You will also learn several tricks to reduce your Photoshop document file size and … [Read more]

Why Does Lightroom’s Basic Panel Look Different Sometimes?

I recently got that question, and in particular, they asked why they sometimes see a Fill Light or Recovery slider (see below left highlighted in red —  the normal Basic panel is shown below right). What’s happened is they’ve opened a … [Read more]

Seeing More Info In Your Lightroom Grid Cells

Want to see more about your image displayed right within the cell that surrounds your thumbnail in the Libary Module’s Grid? Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde shows how in less than 60-seconds: Awesome! Thanks, Benjamin. Now it’s just nine … [Read more]

Exporting and Importing a Keyword List

I got a question recently from someone who had exported a catalog to bring on a trip, and only later realized that the exported catalog did not contain all of the keywords from the master catalog. This is actually normal behavior. When you export a … [Read more]

In Stock Now – The Print Edition of My Lightroom Classic Book

It’s here, it’s in stock, it’s in print, it’s real, it’s awesomeness, and every living Lightroom user in the known universe should own a copy (can you tell it’s late when I’m writing this)? It’s the … [Read more]

WARNING: Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog DOES NOT Backup Your Photos

At my seminar last week in Salt Lake City (great folks there, by the way — had a blast!), I was talking with a gentleman and he told me his photos were backed up already because he backs-up his Lightroom catalog once a week. Ack! Another guy there … [Read more]

Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer Sam Haddix

Limitation Exercises or: How Playing Guitar Saved My Photography Before I was a photographer, I was a musician. I was the “practice for 10 hours a day until my fingers bleed” sort of musician. About 8 years after I picked up my first guitar, I found … [Read more]

The Print Version of My New Lightroom Book is In-Stock (and a Photoshop World Update)

The Print Edition is here! It’s my biggest update in years, and it has ALL the latest stuff, including all the new Profile features — it’s the latest edition of the world’s bestselling Lightroom book, and you can get it right now at … [Read more]

Freebie: 24 Ultra Faded Light Leak Photoshop Actions

Make your professional photos look like it was taken with a cheap camera! These amazing Photoshop actions by SparkleStock will give your photos the increasingly popular faded film effect whether you like it or not. There are 12 ultra faded film … [Read more]

How to Email Images Directly from Lightroom

Hi, gang and happy Monday (stop groaning, I can hear it from here). Here’s a quick one, but very handy — how to email an image (or multiple images) from right inside of Lightroom: STEP ONE: Click on the photo(s) you want to email, then go to … [Read more]

Using the New Profiles in the Latest Lightroom Update

Howdy, folks, and greetings from Salt Lake City (here for my Lightroom seminar today). Benjamin Warde has a great little video on how to use the new profile browser that was included in this most-recent Lightroom update. It’s less than … [Read more]

Making Use of Thumbnail Badges in Lightroom Classic

There are 6 badges that can appear on a thumbnail in the Grid view of the Library module or on the thumbs in the Filmstrip. From left to right: The tag shaped badge tells you that a keyword has been applied. The pin badge indicates the photo has … [Read more]

Why I Don’t Convert My RAW Images to DNG

Hi, gang and Happy Friday! I’m going to try and keep this as short and sweet as possible, but it’s important to note up front — I’m not telling you-you shouldn’t be converting your RAW files to the DNG format — I’m just … [Read more]

Photoshop World – more than a conference!

Well hello! It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always to lay down some wisdom and stuff! So, did you know that Photoshop World is right around the corner? Of course you did! If you haven’t sorted out your ticket yet … [Read more]

Guest Blog: Theme Park Photographer Douglas Young

Photo by Sam Haddix I Believe In Magic – Discovering the Magic in Your Photography You are a magician, a sorcerer, an illusionist. You wield power that can inspire the soul and expand the imagination. Are you using it? Like any good story, you … [Read more]

Check Out These Awesome Plant Fonts, Natural-Themed Formats & Other Earthly Fonts

Are you looking to start on a website or graphic design project? Then you’ll need the perfect font that fits the brand. Perhaps the type that earthly fonts and natural-themed formats provide. But if you feel like searching for the plant fonts is … [Read more]