Here’s a great video by Terry White demonstrating the new Adobe Photoshop Touch app for iPad and Android devices. It really is Photoshop — though not with complete functionality, of course. But if you are a Photoshop user, you will be happy to see layers, blending modes, refine edge, and more. I love how you can start a project on the iPad, then upload it to the Cloud and immediately access it from Photoshop on your desktop computer to finish it. If you are not a Photoshop user, I suspect you will face a bit of Photoshop’s learning curve. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to try it myself to see how much. If you have experience with the app, […more]
In Lightroom’s Import dialog (and in the Library module), you are given the choice to convert your camera manufacturer-proprietary raw files into Adobe’s raw file format, DNG. I have gone back and forth on recommending conversion to my students, and in my own workflow — not because I don’t trust Adobe’s conversion, but because I just have never seen it as mission-critical. While I could see some advantages, they just haven’t been that compelling to me, and converting to DNG does make the Import process take a lot longer. (At this point I do convert, but I don’t feel strongly about it.) Though still not mission-critical, Lightroom 4 is introducing some new advantages, to make Lightroom performance faster with […more]
2012 has started out pretty busy for me, so I haven’t had time yet to write any new tutorials, but I wanted to pass along this great list of Lightroom experts to follow on Twitter from pixiq.com. What — you’re not on Twitter? Frankly, I myself am only on Twitter to follow and participate in the Lightroom community. It’s a great way to find out about new tutorials and other resources, participate in conversations, etc. And the Lightroom Twitter community is refreshingly friendly and supportive! Follow everyone on the list, but follow me first! @Lightroom_Laura
Victoria Bampton, a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen, has just recently released her Missing FAQ book updated for Lightroom 3. She is an administrator and Lightroom Guru on lightroomforums.net, and is one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom users and troubleshooters I know — if I don’t know the answer to a question myself, I often turn to Victoria or this forum. As a forum moderator, Victoria understands the questions and issues users face.
I was going to compile a list of Lightroom 3 resources for you, but there are many out there already. Click HERE for a very good one from Wade Heninger. And HERE is another by Sean McCormack at Lightroom-Blog.
If you’re experimenting with the LR 3 Beta, you may find Adobe’s new LR3 Beta help content useful. Click here to go to a listing of content on their Phosphors blog.