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My new Lightroom & Photoshop book is here!

Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers: Classroom in a Book

WHEE! Look what arrived today! She's a BEAUTY and may well be my finest work yet. Learn all about Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers: Classroom in a Book and get it here. (Click the cover to see some pages in a slideshow!)

How to watermark multiple photos in Lightroom

Watermarking photos

Watermarking your photos is a fantastic branding opportunity. It can also deter photo theft, and including your URL in the watermark ensures anyone who sees the image online can easily find you and book a session. Lightroom users can create graphic or text-based watermarks quickly and easily, though in Photoshop it takes far more effort. This column teaches you how to make a simple text-based watermark in Lightroom and apply it using the Export command. Read my Creaticity story at Macworld here.

How to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a realistic painting

One of the most frequently asked Photoshop questions is how to turn a photo into a painting. Unless you’re a fine artist who’s skilled at digital painting, it can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the mortals among us can use a combination of Photoshop filters to get it done. This technique works especially well on landscape shots, where you don’t have to worry about distorting facial features. This column teaches you how to use Photoshop CS6 or CC 2015, specifically, to create a fairly realistic painting complete with canvas texture...

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