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You can use Creative Cloud mobile apps to feed ideas into Photoshop, and you can now use Photoshop with the new Adobe Preview CC app to more easily design and preview content for mobile apps and web sites.
How big is a pixel? As displays advanced from around 96 ppi to well over 300 ppi, designers needed a way to keep the size of type and objects consistent across devices of different resolutions. The answer was to update the definition of a pixel, in a way that's more familiar than you might think.
Find the best photo hosting website for your work by considering the purpose of your photography, your budget, your design requirements, and your workflow.
Give old film a new digital life with this complete workflow for Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw with Bridge.
To market your photos you must show them online, but that can leave them open to unauthorized copying and usage. Learn to maximize the benefits of sharing your images online while minimizing the risk of having them pirated.
The histogram helps you evaluate the tone and color characteristics of an image. But it turns out that newer tools in Lightroom and Camera Raw are better at showing you the tonal problems you’ll most want to solve.
You affect image sharpness by many decisions you make at all stages of the photographic process, even before you take a digital photograph. After you take it, how you manage image contrast defines sharpness through the rest of the workflow.
Latest blog posts
- Two photographs selected for City Panorama 2016Two of my photographs have been chosen for the City Panorama 2016 public arts program.
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch and iOS 9.3: Color management progressThe 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iOS 9.3 demonstrate that Apple is gradually implementing color management in iOS.
- Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Video Communication: Now available!Getting ready to take the ACA Exam for Premiere Pro? A study guide I helped write is now available.
- Can you buy Adobe software without a subscription?If you want Adobe software but you don’t want to pay a subscription fee, what options do you have?
- 30-bit display color is now supported by OS X and PhotoshopA new Photoshop option appears to support the new 30-bit display path reported by some OS X 10.11 systems.
- Prints on display from Il Palio di Siena at Art WalkJoin me at the Nov 13 Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk 5-8pm in Seattle! I’m showing some of my photos from Italy’s Il Palio di Siena throughout November, thanks to Nutty Squirrel Gelato. For more info, see the article on my blog.
- Curious about Astropad? I reviewed it for CreativePro.comThe Astropad app lets you use your iPad or iPhone as a graphics tablet for a Mac. How close does it get to using a Wacom tablet?
- New OS X color profiles strengthen Mac digital cinema supportThe new color profiles in OS X 10.11 El Capitan have one thing in common, and it's something almost no one is talking about. Read more in the article on my blog.