Here’s A Video on Photoshop Levels…

Here’s a taste of things to come – A sample video on Photoshop Levels from my upcoming Video Series, “Photofinishing with Photoshop” … [flashvideo file=wp-content/gallery/Levels_1.flv /] Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think… Cheers, John 🙂

Going from RAW Converter to Photoshop – What To Do in Each Program?

As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of shooting in RAW for your important images.  With that in mind, here’s a very good question from one of my clients, Frank Carter of Wilmington, North Carolina… After trying out and testing 3 different RAW converters (DXO, Capture NX 2 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 in Photoshop CS4) I decided to take your advice and upgrade to Photoshop CS4.  I have a question:  Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 has so many adjustments – Do you make a lot of adjustments in RAW or just a few basic adjustments and then use

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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 🙂

More Free Photoshop Webinars Added – – “Working with RAW” & “What’s New in Photoshop CS4”

FYI – Just added: “Working with Photoshop’s ‘Adobe Camera RAW’ Plug-In” “What’s New in Photoshop CS4?” For More Information and to Sign Up, Click Here… I’d also strongly recommend that you sign up right away – – Each Webinar is limited to 10 participants and fill up quickly. Cheers, John 🙂

New Free Photoshop Webinars Added…

Well, I had my first Webinar last Tuesday – – It was a blast!  Everyone learned something (including me!), and I’m looking forward to doing this on a regular basis… I just added Webinars on Color Management and Layer Masks – – Sign Up and Enjoy! – – It’s Free! Cheers, John 🙂

Free Live and Interactive Webinars…

  01/04/21 – Updated – – see this link: https://www.wattsdigital.com/San_Diego_Meetups.html _______________   Hello there! By popular request, I am now offering Free Live and Interactive Webinars on subjects related to Photoshop, Digital Printing, and Color Management. These webinars will allow you to watch the desktop of my computer “real-time”  and listen to me as I explain what I am doing.  At the same time, if you have any questions, you can type your question, and I will answer it!  I will be doing a minimum of 2 webinars per week. These webinars are “browser-based” on your computer, and are limited

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My Photoshop Book “Economic Stimulus Package” Ends Later Today!!!

See this post (also shown below) for more info: In the words of the TV Telemarketers, “So you don’t forget, order before midnight tonight!!!” ( I love that line…) Cheers, John 🙂

In the Spirit of “Economic Stimulus”, Here’s a Deal on my Photoshop Book!

Times are tough. I’m going to help make them better! For the next 3 days only (Through Wednesday Midnight PST), you can save $5 on my Photoshop Book “Photofinishing with Photoshop – The Art of Printmaking in the Digital Realm”. Available in either an “E-Book” PDF download or a quality “Hard Copy” shipped to you, this is not just another Photoshop Book. Click Here for more information, including why this book is unique, sample chapters, book reviews, testimonials, and information on CS4 compatibility. When ordering, use the coupon code “deal” at checkout to receive your discount. So, that’s the deal

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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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Color Management 101, Part II: Printer Profiles in Photoshop

06/22/21 – This post has been updated:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=3858   This is the 2nd of 3 posts on implementing proper Color Management into your Photoshop workflow. In the last post, we discussed the Three Steps to Successful Color Management as well as how to properly Profile your Monitor. Now let’s talk about Printer Profiles… Step 2) Use the Proper Printer Profile or Create a Custom Printer Profile A Printer Profile makes the most out of your printer’s capabilities by characterizing the behavior of your printer/ink/paper combination. With a Printer Profile, in combination with the other elements of Color Management, you will

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