This Thursday February 18, Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Dave Cross, Corey and myself will be ringing in Photoshop’s 20th birthday with a great celebration at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. We’re all running full speed ahead of the bash, but I wanted to make sure to let you know that even if [...]

Hey everyone! With all of the outpouring of creativity over on the blog over the last couple of days, I figured it’d be a good idea if I just tipped my hand and actually showed how -I- was working with the HDR image that started the entire contest. The tutorial is listed at the link [...]

First of all, I want to thank all of you so much for jumping in on the HDR competition. There was such a cool turnout for everyone using 1 shot HDR, that it solidified three key things for me: 1. You guys are an amazingly creative lot (one of these entries actually had gargoyles in [...]

Couple of days ago, Brad Moore (Music Photographer extraordinaire – Photo assistant to Scott Kelby) came to me with an image that he shot on his way to a Bluegrass festival. The shot was from The Desert Inn in Yeehaw Junction in Florida. He didn’t think much of the mood in the area other than [...]

This is a really cool announcement today! Ever since the Intuos4 came out, my tablet usage has really skyrocketed (a lot had to do with the performance of the mouse – see my original post here). While I think that the tablet is now one of those must have accessories in your creative arsenal, one [...]

Hey everyone! I just noticed that our new season of Layers TV is up online, and i’m excited to share it with all of you! This week we have Worldwide Design Evangelist Terry White (also the writer of the Terry White Tech Blog and the Best App site showing us how to be able to [...]

The theory behind shooting portraits on a green-screen background is a good one: Give yourself a solid color that’s easy to select. The problem has always been that it isn’t easy to automate extracting subjects from the background—until now. Here’s a method to create a Photoshop action to extract your subjects and place them in [...]

There is certainly going to be a bit of excitement with this contest- let me tell you! Canon and Vimeo have teamed up with Los Angeles and New York based commercial director, DP and photographer Vincent Laforet to produce a contest called “The Story Beyond the Still” and I absolutely love this idea! Simple concept [...]

If you’d like to download the files used in this tutorial to practice these techniques, visit www.layersmagazine.com and navigate to the Magazine section. All files are for personal use only. A common task for Flash developers is to create countdown timers that let users know how long it is until a certain conference or event [...]

Experimenting with the settings and options for Illustrator’s Blend Tool.

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