August Speaker – Dave Cross

Stop Working So Hard In Photoshop! How to enhance your speed and creativity Click here to register!! In this Dave will share practical Photoshop techniques that you can use every day to be more efficient, and to give your creativity a boost. Many people assume that means using Actions, but there’s a lot more to working smarter including customizing Photoshop, using presets, working non-destructively and more. Most of all you’ll see how to spend less time in Photoshop and more time shooting! Topics will include • Photoshop “best practices” • Customizing Photoshop to look and operate the way you want • Creating and using Workspaces • Layer Comps, Adjustment Layer Presets, and Tool Presets • Taking advantage of the not-so-obvious speed enhancers • Using non-destructive methods to create reuseable effects • How to use Smart Objects and Smart Filters to save you time About Dave: For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, the Santa Fe Workshops, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training, CreativeLive and Photoshop Cafe. He offers online training at and runs a “boutique” stock photography site for compositing, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Pics from the...

HDR Tutorial.. Feb16

HDR Tutorial..

Member and Master Photographer Randy Van Duinen has posted an HDR tutorial for Lightroom on his website.. Trying to make an HDR image the realistic is actually easy when you use a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom. In this video you’ll see how to put together an HDR image in Photoshop and then bring it into Lightroom to create a very realistic photograph. You will see how to develop the image in Lightroom using the paintbrush tool, graduate filter and the belt mode to make your image really come alive.