June 23, 2010

20,000 comments & counting

Lordy, lordy: roughly five years after its launch, this blog has racked up some 20,000 reader comments:
That’s just as I’d have it, and it says more about the Photoshop/Adobe community than it does about me. I’ve always wanted the blog to be about others’ voices as much as mine (okay, almost as much!), and reader feedback has proven invaluable. Whether it’s opining on new product ideas, puking on the app icons, exchanging product tips, or even trying to steal Photoshop, I’m always eager to hear what people are thinking & trying to achieve.
Thanks so much for your generous feedback, and here’s to the next 20,000 (!),

PS–I believe the honor of being #20k goes to my pal Adolfo Rozenfeld, who was in fact remarking on approaching 20k–appropriately meta & self-referential.

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Modern tech rendered as 70’s kitsch

“What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously…”
So much brown, so much wood grain… Alex Varanese has created one of my favorite things in a long time. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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Adobe’s bringing pro audio editor Audition to the Mac

I’m delighted to hear that Adobe is bringing Audition to the Mac. As video evangelist Jason Levine explains in the videos below, this professional audio software packs a big, fast wallop. If nothing else, go to around the 3:20 mark in the first vid below to see how you can use Photoshop-style painting and Spot Healing brushes to edit audio (!):

The public beta should be available later this year, and you can sign up to be notified when it’s ready to download.

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Adobe MAX, Russell Brown, coming in October; register now

Adobe MAX is returning to Los Angeles, CA Oct. 23-27 and registration has just started. Early bird discount pricing gets you $200 off the full conference pass price if you register before 8/15/2010. Check out the schedule at a glance or browse the more than 300 sessions planned.

Of special note is the Russell Brown@MAX lab, a three-day, hands-on course that brings together top art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers to learn new techniques with Photoshop CS5. According to the event site,

Starting with photographic portraits we will turn reality into renaissance. Participants will unleash the powerful combination of cameras, computers, and Adobe Creative Suite® 5 software to produce an original artwork on canvas.

Hope to see you there.

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