Photoshop Hidden Gem: Straightening Images

John Nack blogged a couple of videos on YouTube, featuring Photoshop Program Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes. This one shows you how to use the new Puppet Warp tool for image straightening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnmJRl8R6fY

Alltop picks up LightningSymphony!

Several months ago, I submitted this blog to Alltop.com for inclusion in the Photoshop category. I finally got confirmation that they’d include the feed last night! This is motivating me to post more frequently, so I’m making a list of future blog topics. While I tend to shoot for original content whenever possible, usually in…

News from Digital Anarchy

DA just announced a one-week discount for their award-winning Beauty Box plugin, in addition to updates for Primatte and ToonIt Photo. Here’s a snippet from the newsletter, including the code to get 50% off of Beauty Box this week:

More lovin’ from the Photoshop Facebook crew!

On Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!), the Adobe Photoshop Facebook crew featured one of my latest 3D videos. This generated a ton of new subscribers and views on my YouTube page.

There are three videos total on this particular project. I had to split things up due to time limits on YouTube uploading. I got lots of positive response, but a few negatives which are to be expected. That being said, the ‘negatives’ were along the lines of “Why not use a camera, instead?”

Cicada Principle?

I found this tip from a Sitepoint newsletter, describing a nifty CSS trick: if you layer up background elements in your style sheet, you can generate what appears to be non-repeating backgrounds for your website. The site describes the process in detail, but in summary you simply create different sized seamless tiles, then let them fill the page, one layer on top of the other. Each tile higher than the background should have some transparency so you can see the lower elements, letting them interact.