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?”

The Filmmaker’s Eye

I recently received an advance copy of The Filmmaker’s Eye (Gustavo Mercado, Focal Press 2010), and posted a general review up on Amazon.com. You can get an overview there, so I wanted to expand on something I mentioned there: how this book impacts me as a photographer.

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 vote for me 🙂

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 deeper impact.