Creating an Album for your/your client’s iPad

The cover of my PDF album

I love the idea of giving my clients not just a PHYSICAL album, but one that they can also enjoy and take with them on their mobile devices (hello marketing!)

There are tons of …

Photoshop CS6 Beta Now Available on Adobe Labs!

Just found out about this, so haven’t had time to play with the Beta version but I definitely plan on it!

From Adobe’s press release:

First Major Release since April 2010 Packed with New Features and Huge Performance Enhancements


Adobe PS Touch now Available for iPad: And Why Pro Photographers NEED it!

Monday Adobe announced the availability of it’s  Photoshop Touch App for iPad!

Adobe’s marketing materials state: “The new Adobe® Photoshop® Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking

Editing ONLY in Lightroom: Before & After with Video

A few weeks ago, I was reading an interesting thread on where one of the most respected members said that most photographers don’t use Lightroom for more than organization and basic fixes like White balance and exposure. In her …

Adobe Carousel

How appropriate that the product is called Carousel, because my mind is “spinning” from the events of the last 48 hours. Honestly, I should have titled this post down the rabbit hole because that’s where it feels like I’ve …

Creating Smart Collections in Lightroom – and WHY

I do most of my initial edits in lightroom (basic exposure adjustment, white balance) and then any image I present to clients gets further polishing in Photoshop. That means that every file that I present will be a PSD file. …

Lightroom Targeted Adjustment Tool for Quick Saturation and Contrast Boost

This post will be partly about lens choices and partly about editing since I had a bunch of questions about both after I posted images of our Florida Trip!

First, the lenses. After debating a bit, I decided to …

Making black fabric backrounds REALLY black in Photoshop

This is a technique that I use with all of my baby or baby and parents on black. Even though the SOOC looks like this:

It’s just a few quick steps to get that clean pure black look:





Let me …

Lightroom Histogram and Red Channel Clipping in Photoshop

I received this question in my inbox from Kacey. With her permission, I’m posting it here in case this discussion helps anyone else!

I’ve been reading your tutorials about LR and PSE and I’ve found them so helpful!  I have

Boutique Valentine’s Day Card Design

If you were  masochist enough to attempt reading my giant post about ImagingUSA, you will remember that I reported that die cut cards were EVERYWHERE now (not just Miller’s Luxe anymore!)  which is great news for those of us …

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