Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween people!

These are wonderful pumpkins painted by my good friend Bob Macabre. They are so-o-o cute!
Enjoy!

Video Clip: Photoshop CS4 feature: Content Aware Scale

This 3-minute clip shows off one of the flashy features in the CS4 upgrade. This video was recorded at a recent CS4 Preview hosted by CreativeTechs and Luminous Works in Seattle.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Resolution, ppi, dpi?

Here is a little bit to help you understand.



Have a great day! Even if it is Monday..;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Halloween Photoshop shapes

Big thanks to Obsidian Dawn for these cute and creepy free Halloween shapes. Follow the link to download...

Saving images in Photoshop...

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAVE, SAVE AS, AND SAVE FOR WEB
Save: This option saves the changes that you have made to the original image.
Save As: When you use Save As, you will save a copy of your original work and begin working on the new copy. Your original image remains as it was when you first opened it.
Save a Version:
You can check As a Copy in the Save As dialog box as well. When you use the Save a Version command, you save a copy of the file as it is at that moment, but
you’ll still be working on the original file, not the copy.
Save for Web & Devices:
You can optimize pictures for viewing on the web by
previewing your images in “web” form and making adjustments by specifically choosing different file types. Choose this if you want to save your GIF with a transparent background.

Passive aggressive anyone? Ha...site for you!

This site is a riot! I know too many people to forward this one to....
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

How do I paint a straight line?

I'm glad you asked! This also works with the pencil tool!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How do I optimize my photos for the Web?

Open up Photoshop, go to File>Save for Web and devices. This will open up a dialog box. Select one of the tabs at top (optimize, 2-up, 4-up) to select display option. Fine-tune the optimization settings until you are satisfied with the balance of image quality and file size. Click Save.

Now wasn't that easy?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For those considering the upgrade to Photoshop CS4..

Check out the CS4 online resource center - some good stuff, incl. video tutorials!

Happy Hump Day

G-morning! I am on my way to do one of my favorite things..get my hair done!! woo-hoo!
Maybe I will post a picture later! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Browsing the web with a helpful, intuitive site

I found this site the other day and it makes browsing the web a unique experience tailored to my interests. It has video, images, websites, blogs, that are all based upon you giving them thumbs up or down. This makes your experience customized to exactly what you like.
Check it out!!

How to resize dozens of pictures in easy little steps!

Batch processing is useful when you have a large amount of images that need to be resized to a specific size and/or file type. I LOVE this feature in Photoshop!!

1. First create a folder that contains all your images. (I usually place it on the desktop for easy reference.)
2. Open Photoshop. Go to File>Scripts>Image Processor
3. Select your folder from its location in step 1.
4. Tell PS where to place the processed images. (I usually select save in same location)
5. Specify file type you desire, pick quality level, and check the box
resize to fit and fill out the dimensions you desire.
6. Press the Run button on left to start the process
.

Go grab a cup of coffee while PS does it's magic!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Too funny!

Okay, this is just too funny! I was uploading a photo on Technorati and this was the disclaimer they wrote by the upload page..
*Tip: Please do us a favor and upload a photo that does not show your very special but also very private parts. When you do that, we have to take time away from making our website faster and better to go find your profile and hide it, and that's bad for you and us. Thanks for helping!

Now see what the online world has come to!

I'm on Technorati!

Technorati Profile

My first post...one of my favorite Photoshop tips!

When you are working with the Brush tool in PS (that will be my shortcut for Photoshop)...instead of opening up the options bar (at the top) every time you want to change the brush size...

**Use the left bracket
“[” (located next to the letter p on your keyboard) to decrease the Brush size and the right bracket “]” to increase the Brush size. This really speeds up using the tool.

Enjoy!