Photoshop World 2010

Photoshop World 2010 Well, I didn’t get to go this year, but I hope to hit the Spring show. If you are there this year, take advantage of some key opportunities to meet the movers and shakers of the awesomeness that is Photoshop. Among them will be John Nack talking up tablets (both Wacom and…

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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…

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Gantry: The Brand New, Powerful and Intricate Framework / Platform from the RocketTheme Team 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…

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Design Focus

Style Variations: 6 Excellent Styles, in 3 Background and Body Levels, High, Medium and Low Intensity. 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…

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Extendability

Extensions: A Diverse and Functional Range of Integrated RocketTheme Plugins. 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,…

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Menu Structure

Navigation: Setting the Standards for WordPress Menus, from the Advanced Fusion Menu to Traditional Alternatives. 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…

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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…

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