May 02, 2010
CS user group meeting at Adobe SJ HQ on Tuesday
User group organizer Sally Cox writes,
The Adobe Creative Suite User Group of San Jose is holding their first of three CS5 launch party meetings on Tuesday, May 4 at Adobe San Jose. This meeting will focus on Design Premium CS5, and will be broadcast online via Adobe Connect Pro. They will cover all the Design Premium apps, raffle off great prizes and their guest speaker is Chris MacAskill from new sponsor SmugMug.
June 1 is Web Premium, July 13 is Production Premium. Check out the site for more info about these and other exciting events, including an online-only InDesign workshop and a San Jose Photowalk. The best part? All their events are free!
“Use Legacy Shortcuts” option in CS5
In Photoshop CS4 we changed a number of keyboard shortcuts related to selecting and targeting color channels. At that time I posted a plug-in (Mac)/registry entries (Windows) that one could use to switch many of these changes back to the CS3-and-earlier behavior. To make things easier to discover, in CS5, there’s an option in Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts… to “Use Legacy Channel Shortcuts” (screenshot). That is, you no longer need to use the plug-in/registry entries.
Note that this option can’t change things entirely back to the old behavior. Moving adjustments from modal dialogs to a non-modal panel simply means that some commands would now conflict (e.g. hitting Cmd-1 can’t both display a channel & target a channel). See my earlier post for a more detailed list & explanations of why this is.
(rt) Nature Photography: Apocalyptic vulcanism & more
- “Real wrath-of-God-type stuff…” Insanely beautiful and terrifying volcano photos. See also this & this. [Via]
- “Hey, let’s go to Africa and bolt a DSLR + flashes to an RC car & drive it up to lions & elephants!” Meet the BeetleCam. [Via]
- Christies selects the Top 40 Nature Photographs. [Via Franz Lanting]
- Seems like polar bears would be effective against Imperial probe droids. Polar bear steals tripod.