New Photoshop Hall of Fame Inductees

John Nack, senior product manager for Photoshop, and Martin Evening, photographer/instructor/author, will both be inducted into the NAPP’s Photoshop Hall of Fame. More from Scott Kelby: http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/1773 I don’t know Martin at all, and have only met John once in person (though I’ve known him for a couple of years via email). However, I am…

Alien Skin breaks out in noise

Photoshop plugin house of legend, Alien Skin, has released version 2 of their popular Exposure package. Exposure 2 is a film simulator that appears to give very good results, and allows you to simulate popular grain textures from a more than 300 presets. Macsimumnews.com has the skinny. Other packages worth checking out are Blow Up…

AllExperts Answers – Photography Basics

I am just posting a couple of TinURL links to answers I’ve given recently. Mostly, I just want to keep track of them, but some folks might find them useful for explaining a couple of basic photography concepts to their neophyte friends: Explaining Depth of Field and Aperture Explaining "accuracy" misconception in photographic images As…

Complexity in Art (via Scott Kelby)

Scott Kelby recently hosted guest blogger Stephen Johnson to talk about complexity in creating art: Art seems rarely achieved through complex techniques, hidden features or secret workflows. This is particularly true in the digital era where the distraction of the software itself can make the creative process become stymied in menus and self-doubt regarding using…