Take a look though my "Never Stop Learning" weekly posts & more. You'll be able to see me try out techniques that are new to me, keep my chops up on techniques I've learned through the years, and talk about adjustments I'm making to my workflow to become more efficient/proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite, major focus on Photoshop and Illustrator.
Adobe’s timing was perfect for me with this Photoshop upgrade. Photoshop 13.1 has the ability to apply a blur effect on Smart Objects. I recently started using the new Blur Gallery and I would wish that it wasn’t a distructive effect. NOW IT ISN’T!!! =D
Applied Field Blur, Bokeh, Gradient Map, Photographic Toning, Crop Tool, Text Effects, and it’s all FULLY editable/ Non-Destructive on a Smart Object!!!
This is one I’ve been itching to try out for MONTHS!!! High Dynamic Range is gaining popularity especially with Faux HDR or HDR Toning Apps/Filters. I wanted to learn the real way by merging multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to get more detail and a true High Dynamic Range.
(Below) Gas Mask by: Freehand Profit
My first crack at HDR under really great circumstances. With a Normal Dynamic Range, you would not get all that detail in the “nose” or canister area. I also had some fun with the new blur gallery =D
Whenever I show the homie Kyle some of my projects, his first question is “Did you dodge and burn this?” I would always answer “No” but then I started wondering what Dodging and Burning was =D
Now I know… and knowing is half the battle!
Musical Beard- Started in Camera RAW, brought into Photoshop CS5 for Highpass Sharpening and a lot of dodging and burning.
I was Tweeting all week how mad I was that NOBODY told me how AWESOME Camera Raw 7 for Adobe Photoshop CS6 was =D I also checked out CR 6.1. Very powerful tool but MAN did they step it up for 7:
First concentrated attempt as making… SOMETHING cool. I focused on the Histogram, alerts on and all, up to a point where I thought I had great color and temp. Then I turned those off and Bleaked it out using the Adjustment Brush with multiple pins.