Author Archive: Rick Miller

Introducing Adobe Generator for Photoshop CC

(via Photoshop.com) Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of new Photoshop CC features for Creative Cloud members. This update to Photoshop CC (version 14.1) includes an exciting new technology, Adobe Generator, which allows new workflows, especially for web designers, screen designers, and anyone who needs to extract image assets out of a Photoshop document.

For more information about Adobe Generator, including videos, please click here.

Thomas Knoll: The Story of Photoshop

Thomas Knoll, Photoshop co-inventor, provides insights on the fascinating history of Photoshop, the recent shift to the Creative Cloud, and the new Photoshop Photography Program:
(watch) Thomas Knoll: The Story of Photoshop

Thomas Knoll, Photoshop co-inventor.

Thomas Knoll, Photoshop co-inventor.

Lightroom 3 shortcuts (PDF).

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Cheers!
Rick

Free Lightroom 3 resources.

Here are some free video training resources and an audio podcast for getting you up to speed on Adobe Lightroom 3.

Lightroom 3 is now available.

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Tom Hogarty, Product Manager of Lightroom, wrote on the Lightroom Journal that “After a well attended public beta(600k+ downloads of the beta), the team is proud to provide the final version of Lightroom 3.0. This release has received significant feedback via the beta forums and we released an additional beta release(Lightroom 3 beta 2) to ensure that we addressed the top issues and solidified a Lightroom 3.0 release that is ready for daily use.”
For additional details, please check out the Lightroom Journal.

Lightroom 3 beta 2 available!

Lightroom 3 beta 2 available
From the Adobe Lightroom Team:
“The team would like to thank the 350,000+ photographers who have downloaded the Lightroom 3 beta and provided feedback on the new improvements. We’ve worked on improving several key areas and have prepared a second public beta of Lightroom 3 as we get closer to our final release”.
Here’s a quick summary of what’s new in this release:

  • Improved performance throughout the application for faster importing and loading of images
  • Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras
  • Luminance noise reduction has been added to the previous color noise reduction improvements available in the first public beta for outstanding overall high ISO quality
  • Support for importing and managing video files from DSLR cameras for better overall photographic workflow control
  • Improvements to the import experience in the first beta to reflect public feedback
  • Improved watermarking functionality from the first beta to reflect public feedback

Please read the following for additional details that are also included in the release notes for this update.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Printing Guide

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Printing Guide

Adobe digital photography white papers and primers

Very cool: Batch Printing PDFs (and other files) using Acrobat 9

An advantage of working with PDFs is reducing our dependence on the printed paper which is costly and not environmentally friendly. However, there are times when you’ll need to print your PDF document and that is as easy as clicking the Print icon in Acrobat or Reader. But what if you’d like to batch print PDFs and other files from Acrobat? No problem, Adobe’s Rick Borstein has a blog (Acrobat for Legal Professionals) that outlines batch printing PDFs (and other files) using Acrobat 9.

Celebrating 20 years of Photoshop!

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Adobe Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary! Celebrating 20 years of Photoshop.
In the late 1980s, Thomas Knoll and John Knoll developed a pixel-imaging program — first called Display, then Image Pro, and finally Photoshop. They made a well-received presentation to Russell Brown at Adobe and then licensed Photoshop to Adobe in 1988. The rest is history.
For 20 years, the world has used Adobe Photoshop software to transform creative inspiration into nearly everything we see in print, online, and across media. It’s time to celebrate — and see what today’s Photoshop family of products can do for you.