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Adobe Camera Raw Training CD
In Essentials of Adobe Camera Raw acclaimed Hollywood photo illustrator Lee Varis shares tips and techniques from his 30 years of experience as a photographer. With these techniques, you'll get richer colors, striking details, and perfect human skin tones every time.
Photoshop CS2 Paths Training CD
Rawformat Announces: Phototshop CS2 Paths Training CD
In Photoshop CS2 Path Essentials Chris McCormack explores the world of Paths and Vector shapes in CS2, exposing the many ways they can be used to make selections, create special effects and even scalable vector graphics. Utilizing one of the most important tools ever found in Photoshop, Chris combines the newest features in CS2 to show you how to take Paths to a whole new level.
Photoshop Training CDs and DVDs
Photoshop Path Essentials Training CD In Photoshop CS2 Path Essentials Chris McCormack explores the world of Paths and Vector shapes in CS2, exposing the many ways they can be used to make selections, create special effects and even scalable vector graphics. Utilizing one of the most important tools ever found in Photoshop, Chris combines the newest features in CS2 to show you how to take Paths to a whole new level. More info here.
Photoshop Masters on DVD Three of the world's top Photoshop users and authors share their mastery of Photoshop and show how to retouch, edit, and maximize Photoshop.
Photoshop Elements training on DVD On the "Making Your Photos Look Great with Photoshop Elements" DVD, two top Photoshop gurus show the best techniques for refining, retouching, and printing digital camera photos and scanned images. Tap into the power of Photoshop Elements and learn how to make your pictures perfect.
OpenRaw Discussion Group OpenRaw is a coordination list for photographers with the goal to motivate camera makers to open up their proprietary RAW formats for 3rd party programmers.
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Make Your Voice Be Heard The camera companies need to know that photographers care about standards and want camera manufacturers to adopt DNG as a standard format.
Photoshop Masking & Compositing features in-depth tutorials on how to skillfully combine images to create fine-art images, contemporary illustrations, and insightful editorial content.
Guru Katrin Eismann shows expert strategies and techniques to create accurate masks that maintain the finest detail in hair, translucency, and even smoke.
Photoshop News A great resource. Contains the latest info and techniques for passionate Photoshop users. Lots of Raw and DNG related info.
A great sharpening solution for Photoshop users Other products may provide useful sharpening tools, but only PhotoKit SHARPENER provides a complete "Sharpening Workflow". From capture to output, PhotoKit SHARPENER intelligently produces the optimum sharpness on any image, from any source, reproduced on any output device. But PhotoKit SHARPENER also provides the creative controls to address the requirements of individual images and the individual tastes of users.
Craigs Actions site provides a step by step overview that walks readers through handling images In Adobe Brige and in making use of the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)plug-in.
In my experience, Actions are one of the most time-saving and under-appreciated Photoshop features. IMHO, all pro photographers using PS should take the time to become comfortable with automating Photoshop with Actions.
in Adobe Bridge Help is not available on the application CDs for
Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, GoLive CS2, or InDesign CS. To download
the guide from the Adobe website, go to
If you want to get the inside scoop on how to get the most out of Camera Raw and Photoshop CS2, you should check out the Great Lakes Digital workshop "Photoshop Soup2Nuts." It will be held June 24-25, 2005 at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan. Topics include: Color management, optimizing digital camera workflow, retouching, and much, much more. It looks like a fabulous program.
For you Photoshop CS2 users out there, Adobe has moved their Camera Raw.8bi file over to Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\File Formats on Windows. On Mac OS, the new home for Camera Raw is at /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-ins/CS2/File Formats.
Scott Bourne at dukeofdigital presents a before and after workflow scenario to help those understand what the new Photoshop has to offer. According to Scott, the core technology enhancement to ACR 3.0 is multithreaded operation thanks to the combination of the new Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge, working together with Photoshop CS2.
A key benefit is that previously you'd choose a setting in ACR and then trigger an action/script to batch process the files, during which time Photoshop and the File Browser were both "unavailable for other work." Now you can open as many raw files as you choose simultaneously and process them all while continuing to use Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS2.
The eagerly anticipated Adobe Photoshop CS2 For Photographers by Martin Evening features in-depth coverage of Adobe Camera Raw 3.0. The book also contains a CD with quicktime movie demos of techniques. One of the movies is called "Calibrating Camera Raw" and a PDF of what he covers is available here. The PDF shows you how to use a "Raw capture of a Gretag Macbeth color checker chart and compare it with a synthetic color checker image (available from Bruce Lindbloom's website) to produce a custom Adobe Camera Raw calibration for your camera under specific lighting conditions."
Other helpful PDFs on the site cover:
Lens correction and image warping Vanishing Point Merging exposures Masking hair Reducing image noise Cross processing effects Black and White from Color
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