Setting up your Photoshop CS6 Workspace with Panels

UPDATE 05/01/15 –  See this blog post in video form … Think of Panels as miniature workspaces, each accomplishing a different function.  There are almost two dozen different panels available to you, but in the spirit of K.I.S.S., I would suggest that you start with just nine, and add those you deem necessary as you gain more experience with Photoshop. Below is a representation of the panels I would suggest that you set up on your Photoshop desktop to create a proper workspace: Photoshop gives you a set of predefined workspaces: You can access these by going to the “Window”

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Photoshop – CS5 or Elements?

Question –   From Frank S. in Weymouth, MA: “From a photographer’s standpoint, what are the differences between the full version (i.e., CS 5) and the Elements version of Photoshop, and which would you recommend?”     Answer – The biggest consideration in deciding which version to purchase, of course, is price.  The full version (CS5) costs around $700, versus $100 for Elements – a considerable difference. If cost is not a major issue,  then I’d strongly recommend you invest in the full version – the “learning curve” is essentially the same between the 2 versions.  That being said, Elements is

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The CS4 Addendum is Complete for my Photoshop Book …

For those of you who have purchased my Photoshop  Book/E-book, the CS4 Addendum is complete –  – I’ll be sending you a link to download it  as a PDF in the next few days… For those of you still thinking about purchasing my book: Photoshop Version Compatibility: No need to worry that this book is “outdated” with the introduction of Photoshop CS4 – In fact, there is one Chapter devoted exclusively to “What’s New in CS4?. Although this book’s diagrams and illustrations are taken primarily from Photoshop CS3, the information in the book is applicable to versions as old as

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Live Photoshop and Color Management Chat

Got a burning question about Photoshop? Having challenges with a Color Management issue? Need to know more about my Products and Services? Need Live Photoshop or Color Management Technical Support? Help is here! When I am online (which is quite a bit!),  you can talk to me via Live Chat … Just click on the red floating Chat Box at the bottom right of the website… Hope to hear from you soon, Cheers, John 🙂

How to Create and Use Custom Printer Profiles in Photoshop Elements …

As many of you know, I have, for years, been able to show you how to create and use custom printer profiles in Adobe Photoshop. With the increasing popularity of Photoshop Elements, I can now show you how to create and use Custom Printer Profiles in this great program by using my Custom Printer Profiling Service… Simply Click Here, scroll down to near the bottom of the webpage, and download the appropriate PDF to learn how… Whether you use my profiling service, or someone else’s service (keep in mind my service is the best, of course!), you’ll find this information

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“HDR – The ‘Missing Link’ in Photoshop and Digital Imaging?”

For those of us from the “old school” of photography, one of the things we miss most about film was the large Dynamic Range that was available to us – – It’s just missing in most DSLR’s and digital images.  How to make up for this?  Explore High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography! High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images could very well be the “Missing Link” in Photographic Digital Imaging; I believe that it’s the way photography is headed in the future – With HDR, you are able to overcome the lower tonal dynamic range of most 16-bit images, giving them a

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My Photoshop and Color Management Seminar Schedule at the San Diego County Fair

It’s time for the San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Photography, and this year I am again honored to be a judge. This year, I am going to be giving a number of Photoshop and Color Management seminars – – If you are in Southern California during the fair, come on by – – I’d love to see you there! Click Here to download a PDF of my schedule … By the way, there are quite a few excellent seminars by other presenters, such as Jim Cline, Dave Gatley, Will Gibson, Karl Grobl, David King, and others – – Check

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Just Added: Free Webinar on Photoshop Curves…

I just added a new free Webinar on Photoshop Curves – – Come and explore the power of Curves, and enjoy a whole new dimension to what you can accomplish! Here are the other subjects being covered right now: Photoshop – Keep It Simple! Color Management 101 What’s New in Photoshop CS4 Layer Masks Working with RAW Images To see what it’s all about, see a short sample video and to sign up, Click Here – – And remember, It’s FREE!!! Cheers, John 🙂

I’m baaack – – Just in time for Photoshop CS4 …

OK, OK, I haven’t posted since June – – It’s time to get back to work.  However, there is a very good reason that I’ve not posted: Say hello to my first grandchild, Aidan Fox McDermott.  He’s as handsome as his Grandpa, of course 🙂 My daughter and her husband are currently living with us.  I work out of my house, and every time I’m ready to post, Aidan smiles at me and begs to be held – – What would you choose, posting on a blog or holding your grandchild?? 🙂 Oh, and I was also quite busy with

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