Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

September 12, 2013

Photoshop CC 14.1 update available

Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.1 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • User preferences reset after applying 14.1 update
  • Inadvertent disablement of Graphics Processor Settings with some hardware configurations

For more information click here.

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September 10, 2013

Thomas Knoll and the History of Photoshop

Check out this interesting interview with Thomas Knoll on the history of Photoshop and the shift to Creative Cloud.


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September 4, 2013

Introducing the Photoshop Photography Program!

Read more about this announcement on the Creative Layer blog.

“Since introducing Photoshop CC, we’ve listened to feedback from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. We listened, and at Photoshop World we’re announcing a special offer for our loyal Photoshop customers. Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20 GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates

To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. This offer will be available at the same time we introduce the new version of Lightroom 5.2 in a couple weeks.  Visit the FAQ to learn more and follow Photoshop on FacebookTwitter and Google+ to find out when the offer goes live.”


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August 9, 2013

California Sunshine

A few days at home in California.


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August 2, 2013

Feeling Blue

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.


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July 19, 2013

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.


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June 21, 2013

Photoshop CC Essential Training with Julieanne Kost

I’m thrilled to announce that my Photoshop CC Essentials Training has been released on! 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.

Topics include:

• 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

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June 19, 2013

Updating/Upgrading to Photoshop CC FAQ – Excellent Resource!

If you have questions about updating/upgrading to Photoshop CC, this blog post by Jeff Tranberry is an excellent resource.

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Creative Cloud for Photographers with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

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.


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June 11, 2013

Katrin Eismann, Scott Kelby and Julieanne Kost in NYC

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.

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May 24, 2013

Photo Friday!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted photos so here are a few that I wanted to share from Central California.



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May 5, 2013

An Interview with Tom Hogarty on The Grid

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.”

And here is a very interesting followup article by Jonny Evans.


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May 3, 2013

MAX – the Creativity Conference – See what’s coming next!

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.


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April 23, 2013

MAX – The Creativity Conference

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!

View the entire MAX session catalog here.

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April 12, 2013

Photographers Ignite Now On-line

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.


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