Upcoming webinars

I just talked to Doug Nelson of RetouchPro.com about presenting in June. Doug’s got quite a handle on presenting engaging topics from excellent speakers, so I’m quite honored to get a chance to participate. My first presentation will be on compositing 3D elements with 2D photographs. You can see some samples of this on my…

Andrea Blair Photography

Check out some great equestrian event photography from shooter Andrea Blair. [via] You can also sign up for an online course on equestrian photography basics with Carien Schipper. This course will cover camera gear, setting up poses for conformation based on breed, head shots, action shots, and more. At $169, it sounds like a great…

‘The truth about Flash’

So, Adobe has posted this link that responds to Steve Jobs’ letter about the decision to not support Flash on Apple’s mobile platform. When I wrote earlier on the topic in this blog, I avoided taking on the letter point-by-point because I just haven’t been on the Flash front for a long time. Adobe’s response says everything I wanted to. Instead, I opined that Jobs is just being Bill Gates, but in a black turtleneck.

Taking up a challenge…

I received a comment asking about doing a DNA strand in PS CS5 Extended. I thought this would be an interesting challenge, so here’s the result: You can see a larger version here. There is another one in the gallery that illustrates a more simple approach. The first attempt was done using a single Repoussé…

On 3D in Photoshop…

After my video went up on the Photoshop Facebook page and YouTube, I got several comments from folks who are underwhelmed by 3D in Photoshop. I figured it was time to discuss this issue in a little detail, and hopefully give a new perspective to this capability. First, let’s look at what Photoshop is not……