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The Watering Hole - What a Tool

By James Turner
April 9, 2010

Like this kind of mischief could have been wrought by anyone else...

The Watering Hole - Duplicity Afoot

The Watering Hole - Duplicity Afoot
By James Turner
April 8, 2010

The Watering Hole, now with 800% more Gwen for your viewing pleasure

6 Tips for Creating PSDs for Flash Import

By Amy Blankenship
April 3, 2010

Many designers creating assets for Flash create them in Photoshop, and with good reason–Flash has pretty robust tools for importing Photoshop files. The way that psds containing assets are constructed can have a lot to do with how much time...

The Invisible... Cow?

The Invisible... Cow?
By James Turner
March 31, 2010

Photoshop CS5... why 2010 will be exactly like 1984.

Photoshop Turns 20: Contemplating the Future with Adobe Project Managers

Photoshop Turns 20: Contemplating the Future with Adobe Project Managers
By Colleen Wheeler
February 18, 2010

Photoshop Project Managers John Nack and Bryan O'Neil Hughes join O'Reilly author Deke McClelland and I for a discussion about the future of Photoshop on the 20th Anniversary of the application's release.

Announcing O'Reilly Answers - Clever Hacks. Creative Ideas. Innovative Solutions.

Announcing O'Reilly Answers - Clever Hacks. Creative Ideas. Innovative Solutions.
By Allen Noren
November 4, 2009

We're launching the beta of O'Reilly Answers, and I'm inviting you to be part of it. In brief, O'Reilly Answers is a community site for sharing knowledge, asking questions, and providing answers that brings together our customers, authors, editors, conference speakers, and Foo (Friends of O'Reilly). O'Reilly is at the center of an amazing exchange of knowledge sharing and idea generation, and we want you to join us in changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.

Creating a comboBox in Flash Catalyst Beta 2

By Chris Griffith
October 23, 2009

The latest release of Flash Catalyst Beta 2 has brought us a lot closer to having a shipping application. We now have the ability to set a host of properties for each object, easier access to skin the wireframe components, and support for video and 3D rotation. Unfortunately, we do not have a full component set available to us. The reason behind not having all the components in Flash Catalyst is due to the different component architecture used in the Flex 4 framework (Spark) versus the Halo components used in the Flex 3 framework. Until a component has been rewritten in the Spark framework, Flash Catalyst cannot use it. The most notable absence is the comboBox. In this article I will show you a simple method to recreate one by creating a custom component. It is not perfect, but it just might be able to tide you over until we have an official component from Adobe.

Photoshop For Developers

By Jesse Freeman
October 14, 2009

Advanced Flash Tactics or AFTs are techniques that come from deep within the Flash Art Of War, the oldest Flash military treatise in the world. Each AFT is designed to be quickly digested, usually only taking a few minutes to get up and running, and contains valuable information you can directly apply to your next Flash campaign. In this AFT I will go over - Photoshop for Developers.

Photoshop or Elements

By Gene McCullagh
July 13, 2009

In a previous article (I Have Lightroom. Do I Need Photoshop?) I discussed whether or not a Lightroom user needs the extra power that Photoshop affords. A few readers asked if Photoshop Elements was enough or is Photoshop the way to go. So, let's take a look at what the differences are and whether you need one or the other. Photoshop is the gold standard when discussing pixel based image editing software. It has a broad and deep set of tools that address the needs of a wide variety of users. Whether you are a designer, graphic artist, 3D modeler, filmmaker, photographer, or forensics expert there are tools for you. Of course all this power and functionality comes at a price. The current list price for Photoshop is $699.00. If you need the additional tools of Photoshop Extended then you are looking at $999.00!

I Have Lightroom. Do I Need Photoshop?

By Gene McCullagh
July 12, 2009

Every time I talk about Lightroom I am asked some variation of this question. I usually answer it by saying "I don't know.... Do you?" Of course I quickly follow up with a short explanation of why someone would or would not need Photoshop in addition to Lightroom. Lightroom is for photographers. Photoshop is for graphic artists and designers. OK, put down the torches and pitchforks while I explain!

dekePod 18: Photoshop and the Andy Warhol Silkscreen Effect

dekePod 18: Photoshop and the Andy Warhol Silkscreen Effect
By Sara Peyton
June 11, 2009

Have you ever wanted to create an authentic looking Andy Warhol silkscreen? One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Warhol was known for his avant-garde paintings and screenprintings. If you want the real thing, join Deke McClelland in the final episode of this dekePod series, as he dissects Warhol's process, and shows you how to use Photoshop to render your favorite portrait in bona-fide Warhol magnificence.

Ignite Show: @MSG on Some Images are REALer Than Others

By Brady Forrest
May 21, 2009

Snopes became a household word by debunking fake internet images -- like this wonderful shark attack. These images are the product of programs like Photoshop or Aviary. In this Ignite Show Michael Galpert shows us how to detect these fake images. For more reading on this check out eHow's article. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share...

Using Helpers and Blocks to easily add design to your site

By Eric Berry
April 8, 2009

I bought the program Coda by Panic software. It is a pretty cool app, even though it is not my preferred editor. One thing that I love about Panic software is they make beautiful interfaces. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a 'sheet' similar to those found in Coda.

The Droplet Song--The Next Hilarious Music Video Now on dekePod

The Droplet Song--The Next Hilarious Music Video Now on dekePod
By Sara Peyton
March 19, 2009

Digital imaging master and unlikely crooner Deke McClelland tenders an original new love song to kick off the next round of his popular video podcast series, dekePod. Titled "The Droplet Song (A Love Song to a Lost Feature in Photoshop)," Deke's goofily romantic new tune honors one of Photoshop's most arcane but useful automation features. Watch dekePod now.

Got Tablet?

By Rick Sammon
February 1, 2009

As a Photoshop instructor and author, I need to be skilled at using both Mac and Windows machines. And like most of my Photoshop instructor friends, I use a stylus and a tablet for maximum brush control. For my Mac, I use a Mac Book Pro, and I tote my WACOM table everywhere I go. For my Windows machine, I use the Lenovo W700 Think Pad. What's especially cool about this machine is that is has a built-in tablet and stylus. How cool is that.

Changes

By Harold Davis
January 31, 2009

Since the world is always changing, photography is largely about capturing states of things---scenes, objects, or people---in the process of change. A single image can intimate the before, and the after, and resonate with events to come. This sense of time is what gives many photographic images their power. My process of working on photos after they've been taken is...

From Architecture to Fantasy

By Harold Davis
January 21, 2009

Between committments at Macworld at the Moscone Center I wandered over and indulged my dome photography habit by photographing the dome in the Westfield shopping mall in downtown San Francisco. I believe the dome itself is antique, but it's placed in an entirely modern shopping mall. Cameo, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger. It's easy with most domes...

New Book Hot Off the Press: Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One

New Book Hot Off the Press: Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One
By Mary Rotman
January 15, 2009

With 12 self-paced tutorials and three hours of all-new video instruction, Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One allows you to learn at your own pace, while engaging you in real-world projects that have you try out actual techniques and learn concepts in a hands-on way. Keep reading for more information about the book as well as a way to win a copy for yourself.

Promising Glimpse of Thursday Night's Apple Store Panel

By Colleen Wheeler
January 6, 2009

The intelligent, engaged crowd at, a fabulous old-school bookstore Book Passage in Corte Madera (Marin County) got a preview Sunday of an upcoming Macworld event. Derrick Story moderated a panel of our digital imaging experts, Lisa Snider-King (Photoshop CS4 Missing Manual), Mikkel Aaland (Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure) and Deke McClelland (Adobe Photoshop One-on-One and Photoshop Channels & Masks One-on-One.) Hot...

Impossible Images

By Harold Davis
December 9, 2008

Variety is the spice of life, and it is certainly part of what I enjoy about photography. Having a camera is an excuse for being anywhere and examining anything. Those of you who follow my blog or my photostream on Flickr will know that my subjects range from kids and flowers through the night landscape. I'm also intrigued with the...

Gifts for Shooters - Suggestions for Your Holiday List

By Derrick Story
November 25, 2008

We all know that shooters are some of the most difficult people to impress with an affordable holiday gift. If they really need it, they already have it. If they don't have it, it's probably too expensive for them -- so that means you can afford it? I think photographers deserve good gifts just like everyone else, even if that...

Derrick Story's Recipes for Brightening a Smile and Blotting Out a Blemish

Derrick Story's Recipes for Brightening a Smile and Blotting Out a Blemish
By Sara Peyton
November 12, 2008

Beauty may be skin deep, but most of us hope to look our best in photos. And the following excerpt from Derrick Story's handy new book, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, offers a digital makeover of sorts--recipes for brightening a toothy grin and eliminating a skin blotch or two. "Even though you may not be the photographer to the stars, there will be times when you need to touch up a portrait," notes Derrick, whose new guidebook includes 18 easy-to-follow recipes for perfecting images. But remember, when it comes to digital enhancements Derrick offers this caution, "Regardless of which recipe you're working with at any given moment remember that less is more when retouching portraits." Read on to learn more.

CS4 Brings Some Upheaval to Familiar Photoshop Shortcuts

CS4 Brings Some Upheaval to Familiar Photoshop Shortcuts
By Colleen Wheeler
October 17, 2008

The new shortcuts in Photoshop CS4 will bring relief to some and pain to others. John Nack explains the changes and some of the reasons behind them.

O'Reilly Speaking Schedule at PhotoPlus Expo

By Derrick Story
October 16, 2008

O'Reilly Media has big plans for PhotoPlus Expo, October 23-25 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. If you plan on attending the event, please note these terrific talks we have scheduled in the O'Reilly booth, #448, located in the Expo Hall.

O'Reilly Announces 8 New Adobe CS4 Titles

O'Reilly Announces 8 New Adobe CS4 Titles
By Sara Peyton
September 23, 2008

With eight new books and video lessons in the works, O'Reilly's authors are ready to help you make the leap to CS4. October brings the first of Deke McClelland's four new One-on-One titles, Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One, as well as the newest insallment in the Companion series--The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers by writer, teacher, and professional photographer Derrick Story. New York Times tech columnist David Pogue and iStockphoto evangelist Lesa Snider King--who are busily working on their own book, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual. Indeed, O'Reilly's got the tailored resources about CS4 for every type of user, from professional designers and digital photographers to the DIY crowd.

Adobe Announces CS4 Preview

Adobe Announces CS4 Preview
By Colleen Wheeler
September 17, 2008

Want to know what's in store for the next version of Photoshop (or your other Creative Suite favorites)? Without a having a public beta this go around, we've been having to glean clues about what might be in store for Photoshop "Next" from a variety of sources. Next week on Tuesday (September 22), we'll be able to see Creative Suite...

Happy Birthday Katie Rose

By Harold Davis
September 1, 2008

Katie Rose's theoretical due date was a few days ago even though she was actually born in mid May. Happy Birthday Katie Rose! Katie Rose in a Pink Dress, photo by Harold Davis. The pink dress was a gift for Katie Rose from her great aunt Adelaide. Phyllis wanted a photo of Katie Rose wearing the dress to send to...

Photoshop World Vegas on the Horizon (and Free Expo Pass)

By Colleen Wheeler
August 26, 2008

Photoshop World returns to Las Vegas September 4-6. O'Reillians will be well represented.

Designer Resources for iPhone App Development

By Andre Charland
August 20, 2008

It might be debatable whether a native app written Objective-C is an RIA, but most of the are internet connected at least part of the time and lots of the coolest iPhone apps I'm using run right in Safari on the iPhone. It's not however debatable whether or not iPhone has raised the bar for slick and aesthetically pleasing UIs and if you're going to develop a web app or native app for the iPhone you need to meet that bar to succeed. On that note here are a couple resources to make your iPhone apps look like Apple's very own apps!

Do You See in Lab Mode? Or in RGB?

By Mary Rotman
August 6, 2008

Any Photoshop user knows that achieving better color with a picture requires a little effort--but we also know that in the end it's worth it! In this week's episode of dekePod 003: Don't Fear the Lab Mode, Deke walks us through what you need to know in order to change your photos from "ok" to "brilliant."

Get a Video "Preview" of Tim Grey's Hot New Book

By Colleen Wheeler
July 28, 2008

For years, scads of readers have been receiving digital imaging guru Tim Grey's (almost) daily email newsletter Q&A called DDQ: Digital Darkroom Questions. Each email takes on a single user-submitted question to which Tim provides one of his salient, to-the-point, trying-to-un-confuse-you answers. We've collected the best of these and published them in Tim's new book, tearing up the charts at...

Software Review: Fluid Mask 3

By Harold Davis
July 25, 2008

When you use Photoshop, nothing is more important than the ability to make selections. As a simple example, when you want to make a composite by moving a person from one background onto another, you need a way to select the person---in other words, to tell Photoshop which pixels you want to move. Besides this kind of large-scale selection, selection...

Deke McClelland Answers Proust's Questions

By Sara Peyton
July 8, 2008

During his long career, Deke McClelland has pioneered new ways to reach his audience. With the release of his new music video "101 Photoshop Tips in Five Minutes," the Photoshop expert, trainer, and author answers Proust's questions, reflecting on his loves, an extravagance, and a favorite writer.

Deke McClelland Answers Proust's Questions

By Sara Peyton
July 8, 2008

During his long career, Deke McClelland has pioneered new ways to reach his audience. With the release of his new music video "101 Photoshop Tips in Five Minutes," the Photoshop expert, trainer, and author answers Proust's questions, reflecting on his loves, an extravagance, and a favorite writer.

The Making of the dekePod video: 101 tips

By Colleen Wheeler
June 24, 2008

DekePod is back with an insane vengeance. Here's a behind the scenes look.

Coming Soon: The Return of DekePod

By Colleen Wheeler
May 5, 2008

Why is this man jumping off the wall? The return of DekePod. I shot this on the set of Deke's soon-to-be-released next installment of DekePod, a podcast from our own Deke McClelland that made its first irreverent appearance a while back to great acclaim. The latest round will feature plenty of in-your-face, World-According-to-Deke information on all things digital imaging....

Deke Helps Discover New InDesign Secrets

By Colleen Wheeler
January 15, 2008

Deke McClelland joins the InDesign Secrets podcast, and the hosts help untangle some of the knots Deke encountered when creating his latest book in (and about) InDesign.

The Much Ballyhooed All-Adobe Workflow

By Deke McClelland
December 18, 2007

For most of the 1990s, the design market was shared by three programs: page-layout software QuarkXPress, image editor Adobe Photoshop, and drawing application Macromedia FreeHand. (Some shops preferred Illustrator, but FreeHand tended to be the more popular choice of page...


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