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Colleen Wheeler

Deke McClelland's Video Tour of the Channels Palette

Deke McClelland's Video Tour of the Channels Palette

Photoshop masking isn't easy, in fact, the elusive alpha channel has been described as the least understood feature in Photoshop's enormous arsenal. In this video from Lesson 1 of Photoshop CS4 Channels & Mask One-on-One, Photoshop Guru Deke McClelland gives you a tour of the Channels palette in Photoshop. This handy palette is truly Command Central for your Photoshop masking operations.

tags: photo editing, photoshop, how-to

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Derrick Story

Rick Sammon on Portrait Photography

Rick Sammon on Portrait Photography

There's more to good portrait photography than just clicking the shutter. In this video presentation from Photo Plus Expo, expert travel photographer Rick Sammon demonstrates some of his favorite techniques for capturing the essence of his subjects. Many of these tips can be found in his latest book, Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People. Not only will you learn about the physics of photography, but also the human side of making great images.

tags: interview, photographers, photoshoot, travel

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Derrick Story

Snapshots and TAT in ACR 5.2: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 5

Snapshots and TAT in ACR 5.2: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 5

Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 features a handful of terrific new tools, including Snapshots and the Targeted Adjustment Tool. In this screencast designed to supplement The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how to use these great new components.

tags: photoshop, podcast

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Derrick Story

A Look Inside the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop

A Look Inside the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop

While at PhotoPlus Expo in NY, Derrick Story sat down with Rob Trueman and Cathy Chung to talk about their experiences with the Fall 2008 Aperture Nature Photography Workshop in the Grand Teton National Park. Rob and Cathy were two of the four contest winners who earned a trip to the Grand Tetons where they received one-on-one instruction. During this discussion they talk about what they learned and how they are applying that knowledge now.

tags: aperture, apple, photographers, workflow

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Derrick Story

Batch Processing in ACR: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 4

Batch Processing in ACR: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 4

Not only is Adobe Camera Raw terrific for processing individual files, you can batch process with it too. In this screencast, based on Chapter 4 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how ACR makes easy work of multiple images.

tags: photo editing, photo production, photoshop, podcast

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Derrick Story

Collections in Bridge: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 3

Collections in Bridge: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 3

Collections are one of my favorite new features in Adobe Bridge CS4, which comes bundled with Photoshop. In this screencast, based on Chapter 3 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how Collections add the flexibility to Bridge that we've been waiting for. Plus you'll learn how to build Smart Collections based on a variety of search criteria. This is truly fun stuff.

tags: how-to, photo organizing, photoshop, workflow

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Derrick Story

Photo Downloader: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 2

Photo Downloader: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 2

Photo Downloader is one of the unheralded stars included in Photoshop CS4. In this screencast, based on Chapter 2 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how Photo Downloader can help you keep your images organized. Plus he demonstrates how to add your copyright and how to simultaneously back up your photos to another drive — all automatically during the downloading process.

tags: metadata, photo organizing, podcast, raw

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Derrick Story

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 1

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 1

Photoshop CS4 contains all the tools you need for a complete photography workflow. In this series of screencasts based on the book, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you techniques from a chapter of the book. This week he starts with Chapter 1: The Quick-Start Roadmap. Here, you'll see the basic overview of this workflow and how the pieces fit together.

tags: photo organizing, photoshop, podcast, raw