VIDEO | Photoshop Info Panel Tips

Photoshop’s info panel is essential when adjusting and describing colors. In this week’s free video lesson, you’ll learn when you might want to change the settings available in the panel and see what many of the less common options are used for.

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VIDEO | Essential Color Management Choices

In this week’s free video lesson, we’re going to Learn what the Assign Profile and Convert to Profile choices do in Photoshop and when you might want to use each. These are essential when working with Color Profiles in Photoshop and allow you to better manage color between documents. Enjoy!

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Free online event: The Lightroom Virtual Summit

Today is day 1 of the Lightroom Virtual Summit and you can sign up for your FREE pass by clicking the link below. Every single training session is designed to take your Lightroom knowledge and skill to the next level – regardless of whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience. I’ll be teaching alongside many other amazing fellow Lightroom experts and we’re excited to see you there!

VIDEO | Pass Through Blending Mode in Photoshop

This week’s free video focuses on the blending mode of layer groups in Photoshop. When you create a Group (which looks like a folder), its blending mode at the top of the Layers Panel always defaults to Pass Through. Why is that considered normal instead of Normal mode and when might I want to change it? The answer has to do with how blending modes, blending sliders, RGB checkboxes and more affect the contents of what is below the group.

Have a great week everyone!

VIDEO | Knockout Deep & Shallow

This week’s free video lesson covers a feature found inside Photoshop’s Blending Options settings within the Layer Style dialog. The Knockout Deep & Shallow settings allow you to make one layer knock a hole in underlying layers. The most basic use for it is to have text knock a hole through something. We’ll take it much further than that and show you how to use it when converting to black and white and how to gain more control over adjustment layers.

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Instructor rendezvous this week

This past week was a fun one, as I got to meet up with some of my fellow Photoshop instructors and friends. We had Colin Smith, of PhotoshopCAFE, stay with us for a few days and had a great time catching up and taking pictures. With so many conferences having gone virtual these past few years, it was so nice to be able to connect in person again!
We also spent a night out with several of our other instructor and conference friends, having dinner and catching up. It had been too long!

VIDEO | Blending Options: RGB Checkboxes

In this week’s free video lesson, we’re going to learn a bunch of creative effects you can apply using three simple checkboxes. My favorite use is to light an object from three different angles and then combine the three images into a colorful result. I find that most Photoshop users don’t even know what these checkboxes do! Let’s dive in and find out.

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Join me on Instagram

I know I’m late to this party, but I have finally joined Instagram as an educator, Photoshop expert and photographer. I’m not new to the platform, as I have accounts for my vintage service station images and the yoga photo series I share with my wife. Those are very specific though. I wanted a place to share new images, tips, news and what’s going on with me in general. Connect with me there by clicking the link below.