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Photoshop CS5 Videos from Mark Johnson

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

For 10 days starting today, talented Photoshop instructor Mark Johnson presents videos on new features in Photoshop CS5. See today’s excellent video on content aware fill and content aware spot healing. If you can’t tune in each day to watch the video for freee, you can buy the whole set of 10 videos for $9.95 — a great deal.

Click HERE to watch.

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More 2010 Lightroom and Photoshop Workshops Posted!

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I have posted my schedule of Seattle workshops for the rest of 2010 on my website.  I will continue to offer my two-day Lightroom Fundamentals workshop, focused on the Library and Develop modules, where you import, rate, keyword, organize, fix and enhance your images.  I am also introducing a one-and-a-half day Lightroom Review and Lab session, for those who want more reinforcement of concepts covered and practice with your own images.  Finally, I am re-introducing Lightroom Fundamentals Part Two, where we cover Print, Slideshow, and Web, as well as some topics in Library and Develop that there isn’t time for in Lightroom Fundamentals.  Here are the dates:

Lightroom Fundamentals:   May 22-23,  July 24-25,  Oct 9-10

Lightroom Review and Lab:  Aug 14-15, Nov 6-7

Lightroom Fundamentals Part Two: Sept 11-12.

I will also be offering a 5-day Photoshop for Photographers workshop November 11-15.  While Lightroom is a powerful tool, there are still many functions that photographers need that Photoshop is still best for.  After mastering Photoshop basics, we move on to these specific areas.

Click here for all course descriptions, prices and registration.  I hope you can join me for one or more courses!

A Tip for Zooming When In Survey View

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

I love Survey View for viewing and comparing several images side-by-side.  In the Library Module, select multiple images, then  click on the Survey View icon in the toolbar

Survey View

or type the shortcut N.

In Survey View, your mouse is not the zoom tool, so it is not quite as easy to zoom in on one of the images.  However, it isn’t hard either:

  • Double-clicking on the image opens it in Loupe view.
  • In Loupe view your mouse is the zoom tool: click to zoom in, click again to zoom out.
  • Double-clicking  on the image again jumps it back to survey view.  (Thanks for the tip, Kit!)

That’s it!

UPDATE:  Winston wrote in response to this:  Why not just use the Z key? Why not, indeed!  In Survey View, click on the image to select it, then type Z to zoom in, and Z again to zoom out.  This also works in Grid and Loupe view, and in the Develop module.    It is humbling to reveal to my readers that I don’t know everything, but ultimately rewarding, as I continue to learn little Lightroom tricks I didn’t know about!   Thank you, Winston!