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.

Taking away… (part 1)

Austin Kleon has this project website called ‘Newspaper Blackout‘. It’s all about taking things away from a presentation to create something new. “Creativity is Subtraction” goes one of the representative, and self-referential, works. The idea is simple: remove what doesn’t belong. How does this work in photography?

Welcome Webucator – New lammug Partner!

I’d like to introduce you to lammug‘s latest education partner, Webucator. Webucator provides Adobe training, including InDesign training and Photoshop training. These courses are live online, lead by experienced instructors. Each class goes from one to several days depending on content, and can feature desktop sharing so you can get targeted help with problems or…

The Photoshop Darkroom 2 (Focal Press)

I’ve posted a review of The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations on Amazon, but I wanted to give a shorter summary here.