Sky’s the Limit(ed)
In my latest Smarter Image column for PopPhoto, I look at three tools for replacing skies in photos.
Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a Book
Did I mention that 2020 was a busy year for me? One of my regular projects for the last couple of years has been updating the Adobe Photoshop Elements Classroom in a Book for Adobe Press/Pearson. I originally worked on it in 2013 when the authors were too busy to update the title, and then ...
I’m Speaking at CreativePro Week 2019!
I’m excited to be part of the speaker lineup at the CreativePro Week 2019 conference happening June 10-14! I’ll be leading a photowalk on Friday near the event hotel, which just so happens to be in the same neighborhood as Pike Place Market, the Amazon Spheres, and other downtown photographic sights. After the photowalk, we’ll ...
How-to: Focus Stacking in Photoshop
Learn how to use focus stacking to get really sharp images.
Adobe Capture CC Review
I’ve just published a review of Adobe’s Capture CC at Download.com. The app for iOS and Android bridges the real world with the digital, allowing designers and artists to sample textures, colors, fonts, and materials using a device’s camera, and then pass those to Adobe applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Capture CC is a ...
Fun with Depth Map Photos
When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...
Astropad Studio Review at Macworld
I’ve always looked curiously at photographers who use Wacom digitizer tablets to assist in editing their photos. Does it really help? More important, is it worth paying several hundred more dollars? I already have a perfectly good tablet: the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. At Macworld today, I review Astropad Studio, an app for both ...
Affinity Photo for Desktop 1.5.2 Review
At DPReview, I review Affinity Photo for Desktop (the Mac version), an affordable image editor with nearly all the features you need, minus a monthly subscription fee.
Review: Picktorial 3.0
I review Picktorial 3.0 for Macworld, a clean, professional photo editor for Mac with a novel way of working with image files.
Macworld Reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix
As mobile devices continue become more powerful, we can do more with them, and that applies to photo editing. Over at Macworld, J.R. Bookwalter reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix, which brings many of Photoshop’s image manipulation tools—such as distort and liquify—to iOS devices. He likes it, but wonders why Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix (ugh, they ...