In my last version of this article I wrote the steps needed to print your own 2012 calendar on large format printers. I have sense found an easier way to do it. Let MagCloug.com print and bind your photo calendars for you! The true beauty of MagCloud is they are a Print-on-Demand, so you can order one, or a zillion. You may publish the link for your fans to order   Read More ...

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Lighting Trends and Effects There Is a new lighting trend primarily associated with today’s advertising and commercial fashion industries. I called this effect morning light. Personally I hate the effect, but nonetheless its popularity seems to be growing today and even I must learn to change with the times. If you do not enjoy shooting directly into the sun, there is a Photoshop process that will apply this for us.   Read More ...

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My editing style in Photoshop is called Non-Destructive. What that means is that we apply effects to the image without actually altering the original image itself. Yes, of course, I do still use the Healing Brush and Liquify, which do alter the base image, but more likely than not I will work with Adjustment layers, stacked on top of my original and not alter the base image in any way.   Read More ...

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The Easy Green Screen 4x plugin is finally out and I am in love with it! Damon did an outstanding job with the new “One Click Extraction”, which is available in the Pro version only. Blue chromakey backdrops are also supported along with batch processes within the Pro version. You may demo this plugin at no cost here: http://ezgreenscreen.com/ I have been using the Easy Green Screen plugin sense version   Read More ...

Categories: Photoshop, Tutorials

Shooting on Chroma-key or Green Screen backdrops have come a long way with today’s technological advances. The purpose of this article is to explore the advantages of one plugin in particular; the Easy Green Screen 3.0 plugin, available from: http://ezgreenscreen.com/, as Freeware. The plugin is available for all versions of Photoshop, CS or higher, running on Macintosh or Windows. I teach a very successful Chroma-Key workshop and I’m always amazed   Read More ...

Categories: Photoshop, Tutorials

I love the Holiday season and this is a wonderful opportunity to share some of my photography with family and friends. Making your own cards couldn’t be easier with blank InkJet or Laser printer cards, available everywhere. Creating perfect holiday photo cards should be an enjoyable experience and not an agonizing chore. Choosing a great photo can be easier said than done. if you have an individual in mind. Trying   Read More ...

I like to do something to show my Muse Models a little appreciation for the holidays. I came up with something to thrill the models and keep them motivated to shoot all year…  Calendars!! I started with Jeffrey Frield’s Calendar Script for Photoshop, and installed it per Jeffery’s instructions. Run Jefferey’s calendar script, just like any script in Photoshop. Go to; File/Scripts/Jeffery’s Calendar. You will next be presented with the   Read More ...

Categories: Photo Crafts, Photoshop