After reviewing the photographs that I’ve taken over the past few weeks, it looks like I’ve been feeling a bit blue. Perhaps confined as well.
Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"
I was lucky enough to take an extra day while teaching a class at the Santa Fe Workshops and sneak some quick pics near Ghost Ranch. New Mexico has such stunning landscapes.
I’m thrilled to announce that my Photoshop CC Essentials Training has been released on Lynda.com! Here’s the course description as well as a list of topics that I cover in this 13+ hours of Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop training series.
Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.
• Using Bridge to batch rename files and add keywords and metadata to photos
• Viewing, rating, filtering, and creating collections to isolate your best work
• Comparing raw and JPEG file formats
• Retouching and automating workflow with Camera Raw
• Navigating documents and the Photoshop interface
• Understanding file formats, resolution, canvas size, and print size
• Cropping, straightening, transforming, warping, scaling, and resizing images
• Selecting, stacking, aligning, and grouping layers
• Making precise selections using the Marquee, Lasso, and Brush tools
• Using Refine Edge, Quick Selection, and layer masks to isolate soft edge objects
• Improving tone, contrast, and color selectively
• Converting to black and white and tinting images
• Retouching blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, and brightening eyes
• Retouching with the Liquify, Content-Aware Fill, Healing Brush, and Patch tools
• Merging multiple exposures
• Making nondestructive changes with Smart Filters
• Adding texture, edge effects, and drop shadows with blend modes
• Working with type
• Creating, modifying, and combining shapes using the Shape tools
• Adding layer effects
• Saving and sharing images via contact sheets, web galleries, and Save For Web
• Editing video and audio clips
• Panning and zooming still photos
If you have questions about updating/upgrading to Photoshop CC, this blog post by Jeff Tranberry is an excellent resource.
Join Julieanne Kost, Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist, Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST as she demonstrates new features in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, as well as sharing and collaboration features of Adobe Creative Cloud including Behance ProSite during the Create Now: Ask a Pro Webinar Series.
I hope you’ll join Katrin, Scott and me for the B & H Adobe Lightroom Digital Photography Summit this Monday June 17th, 2013! This event will be located at the Javits center from 9:30 – 5:30. For details and registration, click here.
And don’t feel left out – if you don’t live in or near NY, you can still join us via the Digital Summit Live Stream.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted photos so here are a few that I wanted to share from Central California.
“On this episode of The Grid, Scott and Matt are joined by Tom Hogarty from Adobe, who gave us a sneak peek of processing RAW photos on a tablet! Using a prototype version of a possibly upcoming app on his iPad 2, he demonstrated the ability to edit RAW photos using Lightroom-like capabilities such as Highlights, Shadows, Exposure, Contrast, and more. He also discussed cloud synchronization with the edits made on tablets back to your computer.”
Even if you’re not attending MAX – the Creativity Conference in person,you can still connect with the Adobe community and be a part of the exciting announcements, by watching the keynotes live online May 6 and 7th. Sign up here for a reminder email and downloadable calendar invite for this free online event.
Monday, May 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. PDT
A Creative Evolution
The process of where and how we create is dramatically changing thanks to major advancements in technology, and there has never been a more exciting time. Join Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s SVP and GM of Digital Media David Wadhwani, and a collection of Adobe visionaries across digital photography, web design, illustration, video and more as we unveil brand new creative workflows and capabilities. We’ll take a look at the present and set our sights on the endless possibilities in our creative future.
Tuesday, May 7, 10-11:30 a.m. PDT
Community Inspires Creativity
Join David Wadhwani, Adobe’s SVP and GM of Digital Media, as he welcomes four incredibly creative minds to explore how they foster creativity and approach their work. You will hear from Rob Legato, an Oscar winning visual effects supervisor; Paula Scher, an iconic graphic designer and illustrator; Erik Johansson, an up and coming photographer and retouch artist; and Phil Hansen, a constraint-based artist that believes limitations drive creativity. We think you’ll leave with more than a few new ideas to incorporate in your next creative project.
I can’t believe that MAX- The Creativity Conference is right around the corner! I hope you can join us May 4-8th in Los Angeles, CA where you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the top names in digital imaging (including Greg Gorman and Cory Rich), as they share what inspires them, how they keep evolving, and how they make the most of every project. In addition, there are over 300 seminars and hands-on labs to attend and participate in.
AND a one year Creative Cloud membership is included with your conference pass!
For the past 5 years, Kevin Kubota has been hosting “Photographer’s Ignite” at WPPI. The format is such that each speaker is given 5 minutes to present a topic using 20 slides – which automatically advance every 15 seconds. I can tell you, it was an educational and informative experience! In case you weren’t able to attend in person, Kevin has posted video of all of the speakers here.
I’m excited to be returning to the fabulous Santa Fe Workshops this year to teach a 4 day workshop on Photoshop and The Creative Composite!
Somewhere between the decisive moment of still photography and the time compression offered by moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing—a place where multiple images captured at different times are layered together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. During our four days together, Julieanne helps you discover how to transform concepts and ideas into images. You master the tools used in compositing, including layers and masking, blend modes, adjustment layers, the properties panel, opacity, and clipping paths. Then you take these concepts to the next level using Smart Objects and Smart Filters, making complex selections using channels and the pen tool, and creating knockout layer effects using advanced blending options, clipping masks, Layer Groups, and the Refine Edge command.
Mornings are dedicated to instruction, with time set aside in the afternoon for you to work on your own images. This is the chance for you to reinforce your understanding of techniques applicable to your photography and engage in individual critique sessions. Using the most flexible, non-destructive editing process imaginable, Julieanne combines creative inspiration with image-manipulation techniques to help you rediscover your enthusiasm and unleash your potential.
I hope you will be able to join us! Click here for more information about the class, and to view the entire Santa Fe Workshops calendar, click here.
Adobe is looking for art student interns with expertise in any of Adobe’s Creative Suite products. These interns will interact with our user communities by answering questions and providing learning content to our customers. They will use Adobe’s products to create video tutorials, artwork, animations, and samples. Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as experience with social media, forums, or blogging.
Apply for the Digital Media Intern position at Jobs at Adobe and search for job number 20458.
If you’re attending WPPI in Vegas next week I hope you’ll join me on Monday, March 11th from 4:00-5:30 for my Platform class – “Ten Minute Techniques – Creating Extraordinary Images in Lightroom and Photoshop”
Increasing the effectiveness of your post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop can help you stay ahead of your competition. In this seminar, Adobe’s Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost will demonstrate a series of expert techniques to help expedite your workflow and automate repetitive tasks while staying true to your style. You will learn not only the new features of Photoshop and Lightroom, but also but also insider secrets to get the exact results you want and your client needs.
Many of you know that I spend a lot of time in airplanes flying between events for Adobe, and in fact these flights were the motivation behind “Window Seat – the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, but what I don’t always tell people is that I’m scared to fly. And it’s not a rational fear. I “know” that there are plenty of things that I do that are far more risky, but it’s the lack of control (and the fact that when flying, we are moving through the air at 500 mph in a fragile little metal tube and, as I learned from my father (who is an engineer), all metal has stress points that can fail).
However, I decided that I didn’t want that to stop me from taking photographs from a helicopter over the Great Salt Lake in Utah. So last summer when I was out for Adobe’s Educator Summit, I took the time to make it happen. Obviously I’m a little behind on my editing, but here are six of my favorite shots.