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Armando
Denver, Colorado
Creative photo retoucher & Instructor
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Keep it up, living out in the woods ain't easy. I spent a good time in Evergreen dealing with those type things and its all part of the experience. You'll find your rhythm and get your groove on there. Little Virgo will too. p.s. - try boiling water with the ants.
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On the heels of the Lightroom 5.4 Update and the new Lightroom Mobile, Adobe has also updated the Camera Raw 8.4 adding new features and bug fixes. This update is a pretty good update for Camera Raw users, they have added a bunch of new cameras, new lens support, Fuji Camera Profiles, Pet Eye fix for flash photos, and a new Before and After view of your photos. There was also some updates to the functionality of the Local Corrections and a new Lab color readout for the histogram panel. Be sure to get yours updated and start enjoying these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Pixel Training
Today Adobe updated Lightroom to version 5.4 and released an all new Lightroom Mobile for Creative Cloud users on the iPad. Normally I get excited about the Lightroom updates for new features and expect some kind of new amazing technology Adobe usually adds in but this update is really just an update. Nothing amazingly new in the LIghtroom program except new lens & camera support but what they have done is added a terrific new tool to the mix, Lightroom Mobile. Lightroom Mobile is a new free app available in the Apple App Store that links your computer catalog to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has posted new Release Candidate version of Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 for both Photoshop CS6 & Photoshop CC versions. Included in this release candidate is support for new cameras including Canon 1200D (T5), Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4S, and Phase One IQ250 to name a few. This is actually exciting news since they are releasing support for cameras that hasn't even hit the market yet. In the past, new camera owners were quite often out of luck for months if you wanted to use the new Raw file formats from these cameras with Camera Raw or Lightroom. If you wonder... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Pixel Training
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I'm excited to tell you about a new project I've been working on with my good friend Justin over at Hossedia.com. We have created something entirely new where you get to ride along with us as we teach you the process for creating great looking photos in Moab. Consider it a virtual workshop, call it a learning tool for photography, and you can even call it a behind the scenes look as to how we process photos in Lightroom. What I like to call it is and adventure in photography where you get to hang with us as we plan,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Photo courtesy of Matt Buker This past weekend a visitor in Goblin Valley State Park near Green River, Utah decided a 170 million old rock was unsafe and had to be toppled over to protect other visitors from harm. By damaging the rocks this man was trying to protect us from the very nature of this park's main features. Was this right or was he acting in a altruistic manner? As a photographer who visits State and National Parks all the time I am very aware of what damage can be done in these fragile areas. I was discussing this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Today at midnight, Adobe informed its users their sensitive information may have been hacked from its website. Hackers may have accessed your Adobe ID, password, and credit card information. (See Adobe's website fro more information) Some of it was encrypted. Adobe recommends you change your password and ID if you used the same one on any other website. Adobe also deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause you. This is an unfortunate incident that may affect us all and it may not be the last. Is our information safe at Adobe or any other website that holds our sensitive information?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has posted new Release Candidate version of Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 for both Photoshop CS6 & Photoshop CC versions. Included in this release candidates are new camera support including the Phase One IQ260 and Canon EOS 70D, new lens profiles including those for the GoPro 3 camera. New features include a Smoothness adjustment slider to the Detail Panel to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts. Refinements to the Spot Healing tool and Local Adjustment Brush. Camer RAw get a couple of more additions including interactive Hisotgram like Lightroom, separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, and workflow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Did anyone notice the Output module missing in the new Bridge CC? If you have been a long time user of Adobe Bridge you probably have found one of the most useful tools there, the Adobe Output Module (AOM). With AOM you could create web galleries and one of my favorite functions, the PDF contact sheet. Using AOM to create PDF contact sheets was so helpful that when Adobe dropped it from the new Creative Cloud version of Bridge many were up in arms. Productivity went down as we all tried to figure out a new workflow to recreate the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has finally realeased the much anticipated new suite of CC apps in the Creative Cloud. Included is the all new Photoshop CC which has some new improvements under the hood and some new filters and features peppered throughout the program. All are available for immediate download including Lightroom 5. If you are a Camera Raw user you will have all the same new features found in Lightroom 5 including the Radial adjustment and new Spot Healing brush. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Today Adobe released the Creative Cloud version of its new Lightroom 5. The boxed or download version will be available supposedly on June 13. Some of the new features in Lightroom 5 are sure to impress. The new Upright will automatically adjust perspective for your photos and a new Aspect slider allows you to adjust the stretching of teh corrected photo for a more natural look. A new Advanced Healing Brush is also new which takes the healing brush to a new level in Lightroom allowing you to correct more than just a spot compared to previous versions. The Radial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe just released an update to the Perpetual License version of Photoshop (that's the standard box or download version, not Creative Cloud subscriptions) to 13.0.5 for Macintosh and 13.0.1.2 for Windows. The update for Creative Cloud members will be released with the new CC version on June 17th. To get the update, open Photoshop and go to the Help menu and choose Updates. You can read about the updates here. This will probably be the last update for CS6 as the new CC version will be released in a couple of weeks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has releases a new release candidate update to Camera Raw 8.1. The new update includes support for HiDPI capable monitors, adds new support for new cameras including the Phase One IQ260 & Hasselblad H5D-60, and new lens profiles. The Release Candidate versions Adobe releases are for testing in the public and may still have minor bugs. Report any issues to the Adobe Feedback Portal. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Photo credit: Ariel Dovas Sometimes we start working with our photos and start to outgrow the hard drive we started with and add new ones as they fill up. Soon you can find yourself in a mess of drives and unclear as to where any of your photos are. The following procedures are for consolidating your photos in Lightroom which are residing on multiple hard drives in to a single hard drive and eliminating any missing photos in your Lightroom catalog. To perform this task you will need to have all your hard drives containing your photos connected, a newly... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Today at Adobe MAX, Adobe unveiled the next step of the Creative Cloud vision. Adobe announced the next generation of creative applications — with hundreds of new features including the new Photoshop CC. CS is now CC, the next generation of apps integrated with Creative Cloud. The new CC applications, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, incorporate an increasingly integrated set of creative services that let you work where and how you want and connect you to the people you collaborate with as well as the larger creative community. Some of the new features of the CC... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Today Adobe announced the release of the all new Lightroom 5 in a beta release and with the new version of Lightroom of course comes new features. Some of the new highlighted features in Lightroom 5 are a new Advanced Healing brush, Upright, Radial Gradient, Offline Editing with Smart Previews, Video Slideshow Sharing, and Improved Photo Book Creation. I've just got my hands on the new version so I'll update you with other new features as I learn them while here at the Photoshop World Conference but here's some info on a few of the new features. The new Advanced... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has updated Camera Raw 7.4 for Photoshop CS6 users. The new update, is the same as the new Lightroom 4.4 update, includes bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 25 new cameras including the Canon EOS 1D C, Nikon D7100 and Samsung NX300. This release also includes improved support for the X-Trans image sensor in FujiFilm cameras, such as the X-Pro1. To update your Camera Raw, go to Photoshop and select Updates in the Help menu. You can also download the DNG Converter 7.4 for Mac and Windows. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has released an update to Lightroom 4.4 today. The new update includes bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 25 new cameras including the Canon EOS 1D C, Nikon D7100 and Samsung NX300. This release also includes improved support for the X-Trans image sensor in FujiFilm cameras, such as the X-Pro1. See the Lightroom 4.4 ReadMe file for additional details. The Macintosh version can be downloaded here and the Windows version here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has released version 1.0 of Photoshop Touch for your mobile phones. Previously available on the iPad the handy image editing tool is now available for your mobile phones for $4.99 . Photoshop Touch is avaiulable for Android in Google Play and for the iPhone in the Apple App Store. In the mobile version of Photoshop Touch you can use features familiar with the desktop version of Photoshop such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters. You can also add graphical elements like text, strokes, drop shadows, and fades. You can edit images on your phone then finish them on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has posted a Release Candidate for Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 today. Both resolve some bug fixes and add support for new lenses and cameras. The Release Candidate versions Adobe releases are for testing in the public and may still have minor bugs. Report any issues to the Adobe Feedback Portal. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Pixel Training
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Pixel Training
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Adobe has officially released an update to Lightroom 4.3 today. The uupdate fixes bugs in the Book layout, Develop module, Video importing, tonal shifts with TIFFs, and other enhancements. The update also adds support for HiDPI displays such as Apple's Retina display, and adds support for new cameras such as the Canon 60d and Nikon's D600. You can read all the details here and donwload the update from within Lightroom's Help menu or from Adobe's page here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Pixel Training
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Available for Adobe's Creative Cloud members is a new Photoshop update to 13.1 adding new features and enhancements. Also updated in the Creative Cloud is a new version for Adobe Illustrator CS6. Some of the new fetaures in Photoshop CS6 13.1 is support for the MacBook Pro Retina Display, Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify filter, CSS support for web design, and improved workflow functions like the Crop Tool, larger file support and improved Conditional Actions. Adobe has also improved 3D option in the Photoshop CS6 Extended version such as improved 3D effects, image based lighting enhancements, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Pixel Training
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The Adobe Photoshop 13.0.2 update enables support for new HiDPI displays on the Macintosh platform for a dramatic improvement in image fidelity and resolution. You can download the update here or get it from within the Photoshop Help menu and choose Updates. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Pixel Training
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B&H Photo's Cyber Monday Sale is including Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 for $49 after the Instant savings. Supplies are limited so jump on it fast if you were thinking of purchasing it. Its a great companion to Lightroom 4 to take care of any retouching or compositing that you can't do in Lightroom. They also have some good deals on Memory Cards and other photography gear. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Pixel Training