CMYK PDF Video (Adobe InDesign and Acrobat)

This video will show you how to manage CMYK conversion, plus resizing and sharpening, of your photos in a Photoshop-InDesign-PDF workflow, without cluttering your hard drive. Remember, if you print your photos on any medium, the Print Sharpening Class will rock your...

The Caps Lock Trap

Sometimes you’ll find that your brush tool cursor in Photoshop or Elements has turned into a crosshair.  You’ll be changing your brush size like a maniac, and wondering why nothing is happening!  Then you’ll click with the brush tool, and paint an...

Low key and high key photos

From time to time I see confusion about low key and high key photos.  Some photographers think they can simply underexpose a photo and it will be “low key”; or over-expose a photo and it will be “high key”.  But that’s not right. Both low...

Weddings: A plea to all photographers

In my line of work, I receive quite a number of emails that go like this: “I hope you can help us. We got married in [insert month/year here] and our photos are really bad. They’re [insert flaw here – blurry/dark/etc]. How much does it cost for you...

Free texture files – old leather

When you keep a pommel horse in your back yard … … its leather inevitably starts to deteriorate.  I was looking at it today (thinking about re-covering with all-weather canvas) and I realized that the old leather is as charismatic as anything! Well, I...