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Photo Project – Picking a Style

I’m working on a batch of photos of a children’s dance class. It’s actually a class I teach – Hip Hop Moves. I snapped a few shots of my kids right before their recital in front of a brick wall outside the community center. Even though it’s a hip hop dance class, which brings to mind gritty, urban textures I find that I like the edits that are brighter and more fun, more child-like. So, here’s a sample of what I’m working on. Which style would you choose?


PHOTOSodes PHOTOShop Episode 7! (via – Photography Webisodes)

This is great info about photoshopping / editing your photos. I use Lightroom and Photoshop CS4. Great tools of the trade. Watch & Learn.

PHOTOSodes PHOTOShop Episode 7!

To view in a bigger window click here This week we bring you something a little bit different! We teach you a little bit about the flip side of photography: the editing! Of course we all wish that a perfect photo comes out of every click of the camera, but rarely does that happen. A lot of times there’s a little underexposure, or overexposure, or burned out highlights, or incorrect white balance, and the list goes on. Most of the … Read More

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Color Me Bad: 5 Colorful Resources

Creatives (art directors, designers & photographers) use color tools to browse, create, and share color themes. These color tools are sure to inspire you.

Here you can search Flickr photos by color.

A community where creative people share ideas, trends, and colorful creations.

You can download themes to use in Photoshop and Creative Suite. Create a theme from a photograph.

Photoshop CS5: It Gets Better

So the folks over at are always on the cutting edge of digital tools and learning. It’s no wonder they are all prepared to roll out new tutorials on Creative Suite CS5. Hello, I just got CS4 18 months ago. If you are like me and are still mastering an older version of Photoshop or Illustrator or other Adobe product, no worries! Just go on over to and look up tutorials for your specific version. I really enjoy Deke’s tutorials because they are effective and entertaining. In this one he discusses a cool feature I wish I had right now: the new painting tool.

A Few Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Photoshop

As a Photoshop user I’ve come to appreciate how versatile the program is. You can manipulate and edit images. You can create stuff for print media (cards & posters) and online media (web page layouts). It is an amazing program. But wait, it gets even better. You can use Photoshop with Camera Raw and Lightroom. You can purchase plug-ins. What I didn’t know is that you can actually do stuff with video. In Photoshop. Check it out, the folks at KelbyMedia show you some unique features of photoshop in Episode 223 of Photoshop User TV.

I like that they discuss using Photoshop with Lightroom 3, which I have, which is awesome. The cool thing is that you can learn a lot about using Photoshop watching these tutorials for free.

* The video above is Photoshop User TV Episode 177.