Wacom Webinar

Update! The webinar is now posted to YouTube. What are you doing on August 16th? I’d love to invite you to a special webinar with Wacom. This is a free event, but you have to register. I’ll go over some of the ways I use (and abuse) my Intuos5, and how I’ve integrated Wacom tablets…

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User Group Support from Peachpit!

Are you part of an Adobe User Group? If so, you might be able to get a free copy of my book! Managers should register with Peachpit to get a monthly book for free. When your group is accepted, you’ll get a monthly newsletter with instructions on requesting a new title. Your members will also…

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Tools of the Trade

Well, I have finally turned in the last document for my new book, The Hidden Power of Blend Modes. That’s quite a milestone, and while there’s work yet to be done, I thought I’d document the process while I still remember some of it.

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#Tog Tuesday – Dark Field Lighting on Westcott University

I love experimenting with photography, but I need to spend more time nailing down the basics. I decided to tackle dark field lighting a few years ago, after having used in my microscopy work. I noticed some distinct differences between what I did with a microscope versus what most folks do with it in the studio, to wit: texture.

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Pixel Mixology 101

I’d like to personally invite you to join me Tuesday, May 29 at 9:30am PDT as I present Pixel Mixology 101: Photoshop’s Blend Modes with a Twist live on motion+connect.

Every motion graphics pro or VFX artist knows that some of our best work starts with Photoshop. And the all new Photoshop CS6 has just the mix you need!

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Adobe Unleashes CS6!

Adobe just announced the official release of Creative Suite 6. Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software delivers a whole new experience for digital media creation, enabling you to work lightning fast and reach audiences wherever they may be. Now, for the first time, CS applications are also available through Adobe Creative Cloud™, giving you the flexibility…

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Site Relaunch

LightningSymphony Site Features IconAfter some grisly failures during my move to another server, I’m happy to announce that I’m relaunching the site. There is a new design, and you’ll find some new features over the next few weeks. Most notably, there will be a dedicated set of pages for my new book. Look for the release soon!

Photoshop CS6 Coming Soon!

Adobe will be officially launching Creative Suite 6 on April 23rd. Have you signed up to catch the live broadcast? http://www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event-desktop.html Join Adobe at 10am Pacific on April 23rd to hear how Adobe is reinventing the creative process. There will be lots of “Wow!” moments in this broadcast, so you don’t want to miss it.…

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Grrr….

Well, moving servers on the same host turned out to be a real pisser. I ended up having to start with a new WordPress install, so I lost all of the customizations I had made over the past year. The articles came over, but the attachments all went away. So! I’m going to do my…

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Photoshop World 2011 Wrap & Thanks

#PSW was kind of a blur for me. Most of my time was spent on the Expo floor meeting with some fantastic people, including Adobe engineers and managers, fellow authors, editors, and my sponsors. Of course, I can’t forget the friendliest crew at the show, the Facebook Maniacs. This group was very welcoming, and represents an amazingly diverse set of talents. I’ll talk more about them in a future post, and I’ll be naming names – you’ll want to get to know them! But let me get back to the show, my thoughts, and what I heard from others.

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