Posts tagged Photoshop
Well all I can say is govenments no longer have any excuse submitting badly composited images to convince a gulable public.
I’ve been using Photoshop now for 20 years, version one on a Mac while I was studying at college back in 92-93, and a lot has changed since those early days. But one thing that I quickly learnt, especially when I started working in a commercial setting was that using keyboard shortcuts were essential.
Once you begin employing keyboard shortcuts rather than hunting for tools and features in the myriad of menus your productivity skyrockets. I would guess that using the keyboard will allow me to complete a task in anything from a half to a third of the time that it would if I just used the mouse.
It is great to stumble upon an article which you really find both easy to read and informative enough that you keep returning for more ideas. Thomas Parpoulas has written such an article which really does exactly what it says on the tin ‘Amazing Landscapes using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop’.
Thomas takes you through the initial selection of a photograph deciding upon your goals, what you want your end result to look like and then a comprehensive step by step tutorial on achieving this. Whether you’re a beginner or someone with more experience I’m sure that you will all find something in this article which you will find useful in developing your own landscape Photoshop skills.
I will certainly be looking out for any other articles and tutorials written by Thomas.
These days it’s rare but on my travels round the web it’s always a real pleasure to come across a web site which both inspires and informs and this little gold mine keeps me coming back.
PhotoshopTutorials.ws rose out of the ashes of Denny Tang’s FotoFects web site after the death of the hard drive on the server it was hosted, but with every cloud a silver lining and this provided him with the opportunity to redesign the site to reflect the changing nature of their tutorials which had gone beyond the initial remit of Photoshop photo editing effects.
The site hosts a wealth of tutorials (many covering some quite advanced techniques), downloads and inspiration and has become one of my current top 10 favourite Photoshop resources. It does have a noticeably high amount of advertisements on but like it or not that is how many of these sites are able to cover their overheads so for me they a necessary distraction worth putting up with for such a site to be able to run.
Check the site out for yourself at www.photoshoptutorials.ws