Photoshop Evangelism!

The marketing crew for Photoshop just closed a contest to find the Next Photoshop Evangelist. I entered three videos through Vimeo.com. There are some great videos up there, so be sure to check them out.

Starting September 7th, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite from among 12 finalists. Of course, I’m hoping you’ll vote for me 🙂

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Latest Blog

The new Gantry Framework allows for a much more efficient, more powerful underlying system; that can transcend to other platforms with ease. The main features of Gantry are its 960 Grid system, and its advanced administrative control panel, with a vast assortment of other features ready to enhance your WordPress experience.

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Design Focus

Reaction has 6 preset styles / style variations and 18 combinations. Each preset style has 3 background levels: Low, Medium & High, which represent different levels of detail, making Reaction both a graphically intense, but graphically reserved template. You can edit the combinations in your template as outlined on the Style Control page.

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Extendability

Plugins/Widgets are an integral part of any WordPress site, and template sided integration of our popular addons is an important step on theme development. Therefore, as is tradition with our template releases, we have styled integration of many of our extensions such as RokTabs, RokNewsPager, RokAjaxSearch

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Menu Structure

Fusion, the default, but most powerful, menu is the central navigation system of Reaction. Javascript and advanced styles make it a complex, efficient and functional dropdown system. Other options are available such as non-js version of Fusion and a Suckerfish only mode for Internet Explorer 6.

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Modern Lego

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Photoshop Q&A

Someone recently suggested that I take questions and turn them into short YouTube video responses. I think this is a pretty cool idea, and would like to give it a shot. If you have Photoshop or photography related questions, send them to me. In a week or two, I’ll take a look at the responses…

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3D Fabric in Photoshop CS5 Extended

I posted a new video tutorial up on YouTube, covering the basics of creating realistic fabric. The actual technique doesn’t take long, but has a lot of capability for variation. I’ve been meaning to put this one up for a long time, but have had several time conflicts, and a tough bout of laziness. So,…

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Atmospheric effects with Photoshop

On last week’s RetouchPro Live session, I talked about adding atmospheric effects to photos in a realistic way. The key point I kept trying to drive home was of paying attention to the details in the image you’re manipulating. While this is probably a good rule-of-thumb for all photomanipulation, in atmospheric effects it has a deeper impact.

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New live session on RetouchPro!

Doug Nelson has invited me back to do another live 2-hour seminar on Photoshop. This time, I’ll be talking about creating atmospheric effects in photographs. I really enjoyed the last show, as it gave me a chance to show how I work, not just outline the steps. When I write for CommunityMX, I like to…

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Another Repoussé video up on YouTube!

The Photoshop Facebook page has posted another of my Photoshop CS5 Extended videos, this one also on Repoussé in the more mundane text arena. I’ve done something a little different than most with this in that I’ve chosen to do image element replacement and composite the text so it appears to be an actual part…

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