Photoshop's 20th Anniversary Celebration Webcast

NAPP (The National Association of Photoshop Professionals) will be hosting a celebration of Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary at the Palace of the Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. The event will feature Adobe’s senior vice president of Creative Solutions, John Loiacono, as well as vice president of Photoshop Product Management, Kevin Connor, Photoshop co-creator Thomas Knoll, Adobe creative director Russell Brown. NAPP’s entire team Scott Kelby, Dave Cross, RC Concepcion, Matt Koslowski, Corey Barker, and many others will be there. Over a thousand people are expected to attend.
The event starts at 7:30 pm tonight.
You can see the live webcast here.
See Scott Kelby’s report here.

Evaluate Proofs Under Glass

It’s an excellent idea to evaluate final proofs under glass (or plexiglass). This is particularly true if you’re using very thick or low grade glass. Often, when see under glass the print appears ever so slightly darker, lower contrast, and sometimes greener. There’s no ideal glass or plexiglass to evaluate proofs with. Use whatever the print will be viewed under. What you want to be able to do is adjust subsequent proofs so they look ideal in the final viewing state of the print, which is rarely bare.
Find out more with my free Lessons.
View more on my DVDs Fine Art Digital Printing and Fine Art Workflow.
Learn more in my Workshops.

100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know

Feel like a geek sometimes? Are you one? One thing that every geek can do is quote their favorite geek-culture media, whether it’s movies, books, television, theater or music. The GeekDads have tried to compile a list of such quotes for your enjoyment.
Here are a few …
“Ray, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!” – Winston, Ghostbusters
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” -Darth Vader, Star Wars
“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid.” -Han Solo, Star Wars
And of course …
“No matter where you go, there you are. ” – Buckaroo Banzai, Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Find all 100 quotes here.
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You’ve been framed. It sounds terrible right? But, when it comes to your prints, it’s great. It’s a sign that after all that work you’ve arrived.
Think of how many photographs you make; a lot. Now think of how many of those actually get selected and processed; a few. Now think of how many of those actually get printed; fewer. Now think of how many of those actually get prepared for formal presentation, mounted and matted, perhaps for a portfolio; fewer still. Finally, think of how many of those actually get framed; even fewer still. The images you frame are a very small percentage of the total umber of images you create. They’re the rare few.
Framed images represent your very best work. Framed images are the ones that go on your walls or someone else’s walls. You spend the most time with them and live with them the longest. They represent your work publicly. They’re the ones used for exhibitions. They establish your reputation, and once made, reinforce or elevate it. If you’re a fine artist, framed images are the images that generate a significant amount of your income.
You’ve got choices. And the choices you make speak volumes to your viewers. There are so many framing choices available to you it’s easy to get lost in endless details. Identifying a few broad categories or types of frames can help you focus on specific areas, where details become important rather than superfluous.
Frames can be simple or complex.
Frames come in many sizes, from thin to thick.
Two framing materials are used more than any others – wood or metal.
Consider framing fashion for your images. Dress your images appropriately. The right fit will make your images look like a million bucks. Presentation enriches a viewing experience. The wrong fit may seem cheap, be distracting, or even send conflicting signals to viewers and put them off. Your viewers may not think twice about or have a second look at your images. Since there are so many types of images, no one size or style fits all.
Would you go out in public naked? Don’t let your artwork go out into the world poorly presented and unprotected.
This is an excerpt from the current issue of Photoshop User magazine.
Read more in PhotoshopUser magazine.
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View more on my DVD Fine Art Digital Printing.
Learn more in my Workshops.

APPOS iPhone Photo Contest – Final Week

Here’s one of my entries in the APPOS iPhone Awards & Photo Contest.
Vote, comment, and submit your photos here.
Here’s more about the contest.
The APPOS iPhone Awards & Photo Contest
There’s only one week left to enter.
It closes 7 pm PST Feb 16.
Enter now, enter tomorrow, enter as often as you like – it’s free.
Vote for your favorite images and Apps.
Images must be taken and processed with iPhones and iPhone Apps only.
1    $1000 Adorama Gift Certificate
10  Wacom Tablets
15  Canon Wireless Printers
30  $100 Adorama Gift Certificates
25  $50 Apple App Store Gift Cards
Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Eric Meola Moose Peterson, Syl Arena, Boomer & Carton
You can vote for and comment on entries.
You can even vote for your favorite photo App.
Find out more about the contest and see the entries here.

Chromoscope – Different Views of the Universe


Chromoscope shows you the night sky in multiple wavelengths online.
Watch the tour of features above.
Find more information/images at Chromoscope.
I love this kind of photography. It reminds me that what I see and record is only a very limited slice from a single perspective and moment in time of a much richer world. Technology and community both help me see more diverse perspectives, enlarging my own. You share, I grow. Hopefully it works the other way around too.