Auto-hide iconic panels in Photoshop
Deke reveals a Photoshop secret handshake that allows you to auto-hide your iconic panels when you're done working with them.

Martini Hour 040, In Which Deke and Scott Kelby Appear Together in Front of Witnesses

It was one of those historic convergences. Like when Henry VIII and Francis I met on the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. Or when Pacino and DeNiro finally appeared together in the same movie in 1995.  Some wondered whether it would ever happen. But the planets aligned.  It was Photoshop World. It was Las Vegas. And one day, in the fall of 2009, two legends of Photoshop met on the same stage, in the Eyecandy lounge in the Mandalay Bay casino. McClelland. Kelby. Photoshop Magic. And we were there, folks.

Here's how the historic moment went down. Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #23: Color Range

Feature #23: Color Range

I have returned from Southern France. And with the exception of a few exciting airport debacles--never ever try to return your car to the "French sector" of the Geneva International Airport!--I had a great time. Avignon, Les Baux-de-Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Mouth-watering cheeses, world-class wines, and chocolates like you've never tasted. Plus everyone's super polite and the speed limit is >80 mph. You can't get a decent martini, but I did manage to parlay a glass of 15-year Laphroaig, which'll tide me over in a pinch.

In the meantime, I'm in Toronto. In fact, this very day I'm teaching a full-day, super-intensive Channels & Masks seminar at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, at which every attendee gets a copy of my book Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One.

So it's only fitting that today's feature is Photoshop's most successful automated masking function, Color Range. To say it's good is an understatement. Like a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, it is soigné. Check out the free high-quality streaming video to learn more. Read more » 

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Martini Hour 039, In Which Colleen Is Fooled by Jack Davis' Hair

It's time for more wow-goodness from the Eyecandy lounge. Jack Davis, one of our guests this week, just made fifty cents because I said, "Wow." Wow, Jack. Nice hair. In fact, this episode started out all about the hair. Ben Wilmore, despite being one of the most respected trainers in the industry, was nonetheless notable at Photoshop World because of his "sorta" (TM Deke) mohawk. Then Jack showed up with altogether faux hair. It was awesome. Just look at Ben's hair.

Here's what we covered in the third live episode: Read more » 

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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #24: Curves

Feature #24: Curves

Normally, I write these Photoshop Top 40 posts from my home or office in Boulder, Colorado. But this week finds me in the pastoral countryside of Côte du Rhone, France, enjoying a little time off. Alas, the nature of a weekly podcast is that, even on a break, I have to give it the gas.

So I hope you'll forgive me if I keep this post short:

After sixteen Photoshop Top 40 movies, you may wonder what's next. While now you needn't, because here it is.

See? That was short. Read more » 

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He Said/She Said: iPhone Style (The Minor Holiday Installment)

 

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