July 15, 2010
Talking to illustrators in LA
On the off chance you’re at the ICON Conference in Los Angeles and feel like talking about tablet apps, Photoshop, digital publishing, etc., drop me a line. I’m headed out at the crack of dawn tomorrow and will be on hand through Saturday. I hope to talk to illustrators about their needs and ideas in light of new mobile drawing hardware.
Controlling Adobe apps’ network connections
I know exceedingly well how sensitive people are about their software making connections to the net, and that’s perfectly reasonable. In Photoshop CS4 & CS5, you can choose Preferences->Plug-Ins, then uncheck “Allow Extensions to Connect to the Internet.” If you’re a system administrator & want more control over how and when Adobe apps can connect, these tech docs may be useful to you:
Learn DSLR video workflows with Adobe
On August 5 at Adobe’s San Francisco office, Adobe evangelist Jason Levine will be showing the “Fundamentals of Working With DSLR Video;” please see the sign-up page and the notes below for more info. If you can’t wait or can’t attend, you might want to check out “Getting Started with Premiere Pro CS5,” a recorded demo/Q&A session with filmmaker Dave Basulto.
For Jason’s session:
Learn the fundamentals of working with DSLR footage natively inside Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. From basic import, creating sequences, adding effects and transitions, all the way through export. We’ll also cover questions regarding transcoding footage and using DSLR video with green screen.
Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording and mastering engineer, working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings from Classical to Country, Rock to Reggae. In 2008 alone, Jason presented to over 75,000 people from San Francisco to Singapore, Amsterdam to Auckland, and everywhere in between.
Video: Combining Smart Filters with Pixel Bender
Russell Brown is back in action, showing off how to apply Pixel Bender filters non-destructively to raw image data inside Photoshop CS5, creating some cool illustration effects.