Clone Stamp Much?

Recently, I was asked to present a webinar via Adobe Connect to the Photoshop and Lightroom Facebook group (managed by Andrew Kavanaugh). Since I’ve been tinkering with the Clone Stamp tool (see this post), I decided it was time to bust out a new technique with it, one that replicates a style I’ve seen here and there for a few years but had never previously attempted. The overall effect fascinates me, and I plan to keep exploring the look and approach. Hit ‘more’ to get a link to the webinar which demonstrates the technique and see a larger version of my first attempt with this style.

DVD in the works!

I just wrapped preliminary recording for a new DVD with my publisher, Peachpit. This one is aimed at blending modes and adjustment layers for photographers, and you get to see me forget… um… demonstrate my favorite techniques right on your screen! Well, more precisely, you get to watch my Photoshop desktop and listen to me describe what’s going on while I work.

Photoshop Workbench is now Photoshop Proving Ground

Well, I managed to screw up a little. When I was researching the name ‘Photoshop Workbench’, I didn’t do a very good job and only searched for clever social media shortcuts. That made me completely miss Mark S. Johnson’s long-running blog. I’ve contacted Mark and apologized; he was really cool about it and understood that me, being an idiot, might make such a mistake.

#Tog Tuesday – Dark Field Lighting on Westcott University

I love experimenting with photography, but I need to spend more time nailing down the basics. I decided to tackle dark field lighting a few years ago, after having used in my microscopy work. I noticed some distinct differences between what I did with a microscope versus what most folks do with it in the studio, to wit: texture.