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Recording of Photoshop CS6/Camera Raw 7 new features webinar

Happy Monday everybody!

Here lies a recording of the one-hour webcast on Photoshop CS6/Camera Raw 7 new features that I did a week or so ago for O'Reilly Media:

(linked updated on 9-21-12)

The recording of the webinar is completely free so I really hope you'll pass it around for others to enjoy. Until the next time, may the creative force be with you all :)

FREE Webinar: Photoshop CS6 Power Hour July 13

Join me Friday, July 13 at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET and get up to speed on the new version of Photoshop of Camera Raw! In this entertaining yet informative webcast, you'll learn how to use:

CS6's new Content-Aware tools to scoot objects around in your images
How to use CS6's new blur filters
Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Oil Paint filters
Learn how to use layer filtering
Create dashed and dotted lines, and
Edit video

Build a Custom Twitter Background in Photoshop

Custom Twitter Background in Photoshop

Note: This technique also works in Photoshop CC.

Declared one of the top web moments of the decade by The Webby Awards, the 140-character realm of Twitter is a phenomenon. It also happens to be a great place for shameless self-promotion, graphically speaking. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create and upload a custom Twitter background.

Adding a quick color tint

Adding a color tint to a photo is a fabulous way to change its mood, or evoke a vintage or romantic feel. It's also a great way to salvage a photo whose color and lighting is rather subpar. In this video, you'll learn how to easily give your photos a unique feel by applying a color tint using a non-destructive adjustment layer in Photoshop. The same technique works in Photoshop Elements, too. Click here to visit the Quick Color Tint video on Planet Photoshop. I hope you enjoy it!

Photoshop Deep Dive: Adobe Camera Raw

The Camera Raw plug-in comes with each version of Photoshop, though unless you're shooting in raw format, you may never encounter it. As you'll learn in this full day deep dive, correcting images in Camera Raw is far easier than it is in Photoshop. In this class, you'll learn how to correct exposure, create beautiful black and white images, split-tone effects and more. You'll also learn one of the slickest sharpening tricks ever—how to restrict sharpening to only the highest contrast edges. 

Photoshop CS6 New Features

In this intensive look at the new features in Adobe Photoshop CS6, you'll learn practical yet non-destructive editing techniques you can use every day. This 3-day course is a perfect companion to my previous Photoshop CS5 four day intensive course, which is also on creativeLIVE. In this course, we'll dive into advanced filters such as Puppet Warp, Liquify, and Lighting Effects, which all take advantage of the new processing power of Adobe Photoshop CS6. I'll also spend a full day covering how to edit video using tools you're already familiar with.

PhotoLesa on the Macworld Podcast

Jay Nelson of Design Tools Monthly and I were special guests on the Macworld podcast yesterday. We had a wonderful discussion about Photoshop and InDesign CS6 with our Macworld editor, Jackie Dove. Just click the following link to transport yourself to the Macworld web site: Macworld Podcast: Reviewing CS6. And if you haven't yet registered for next week's free online workshops on Photoshop CS6 and Camera Raw 7, click this link to do so now.


Photoshop CS6 is out! Read all about it...

Whenever new software is released, such as Creative Suite CS6 on May 7, it's tough to decide whether or not to upgrade. Pro-level software isn't exactly an impulse buy and good reviews can really help you make the decision of upgrading or passing until the next version. I've had the pleasure of reviewing Photoshop, Bridge, and Camera Raw for Macworld Magazine for several versions now, and I'm thrilled to say the review of CS6 went live this morning.


Create Stunning Black and White Images with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

I'm proud to announce that this month I'm doing weekly videos for PlanetPhotoshop.com. Previously I contributed videos to PhotoshopUser.com to help out my overly-busy buddies Matt K. and Corey B. If you used to catch my videos over there, you can get the same practical technique video goodness over at Planet. This is actually a huge score for me as the Planet site isn't password protected, so I get to be in front of a slew of eyeballs (I'll also be uploading videos to my regular YouTube channel periodically, so don't miss those either!).