Updates, New Features, and Hidden Gems in Photoshop 2020 (v21)

Photoshop CC 2020 Essential Training: Basics – Live on LinkedIn | Lynda.com

Color of Place – And Exploration of Photography, Psychology, and Color

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Photoshop CC 2020 Essential Training: Basics – Live on LinkedIn | Lynda.com

I’m excited to announce that my new Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: Basics course is now available on LinkedIn Learning and on Lynda.com.  Whether you’re an experienced creative pro or just starting on your creative journey, learning how to use Photoshop is the best investment you can make in your work! In this course, you’ll quickly learn how to open and navigate documents, customize the Photoshop interface, and start editing your photos. 

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Lightroom Classic 9.0 – Fill Edges for Panoramas, Batch Export, Improved Performance and more!

Lightroom Classic has added several new features and product updates including Auto Fill Edges for Panoramas, Batch Export with Multiple Presets, Performance Enhancements and more!

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Adobe Announces Lightroom 3.0 (10-2019)

I’m excited to announce Lightroom (v3.0) with Fill Edges for Panorama Merge, in-app learning and inspirational content, Connectors, Search Suggestions, enhancements to Custom Sort Order, advanced Export and more powerful GPU processing.

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Using Connectors in Lightroom Web

Connectors are a first step towards sharing your Lightroom photos with print professionals including Blurb (to create  and publish books) and White House Custom Color  (for professional printing). Once you “connect” their service, you will be able to access your photos within their software and take advantage of the services that they provide.

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Batch Edits, Advanced Export, and Contextual Help in Lightroom Mobile (11-2019)

I’m happy to announce new features and updates including batch copy/paste of edit settings, advanced export options, and the additional of contextual help to Lightroom mobile.

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Updates, New Features, and Hidden Gems in Photoshop 2020 (v21)

I’m excited to share my top ten favorite updates, new features, and hidden gems in Photoshop 2020 (v21).

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Using the Painter Tool in Lightroom Classic

One of my favorite tools in Lightroom Classic is the Painter tool. For those of you not familiar with it, the Painter tool allows you to pick an attribute (including keyword, label, flag, ratings, metadata templates, settings (presets+), rotation and target collection) and apply to images by clicking on the image thumbnail in the Grid view.

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Variable Fonts and Additional Typographic Enhancements in Photoshop CC 

In this video, you’ll discover the power of  Variable Fonts and additional typographic enhancements in Photoshop CC 2019.

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Working with the Curves in Photoshop

While I recently posted the video below on Curves for my 3, 2, 1, Photoshop series, I wasn’t able to fit all of the shortcuts within the 2:20 second time limit so I thought I would include them (below the video), in this post (plus, I know that some of you prefer to simply read the shortcuts rather than watch a video).

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3, 2, 1, Photoshop!  How to Create Flames in Photoshop

Discover how easy it is to create flames in Photoshop!  

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The Curvature Pen tool in Photoshop

Discover how easy it is to draw resolution independent, scalable vector paths in Photoshop.

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Working Personal Projects into Our Daily Lives

It’s so easy to fill our time with work and other responsibilities, but I still try to work personal photo projects into my life as a way to stay creative, explore new technologies, and expand my vision. So, when I recently had the opportunity to make a quick drive from Virgina to California, I wanted to be sure to make good use of the time. Although we didn’t have time to make a lot of stops, I figured that I could at least take a few photographs along the way. Here are a few of my favorite images taken during the week. 


Expand your Creativity – One Day Pre-Conference at Imaging USA!

If you’re headed to Imaging USA, I hope you’ll join me as I share my favorite tips and techniques in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Spark and Portfolio!

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3, 2, 1, Photoshop!  9 Shortcuts for Working with Paragraph Type in Photoshop

Speed up your workflow and discover nine shortcuts you may not know for working with Paragraph Type in Photoshop.

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