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
Video in Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a handy tool for simple videos. I decided to torture myself and do something complex =D This was the first vid I did with Ps and I didn’t do a good job on the export but it’s a good first run: