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Photoshop Top 40, Feature #13: File Info

Feature #13: File Info

This week comes Lucky Feature #13. A feature so great, I forget to use it all the time. Seriously, don't be like me: Every night as you go to bed--right after you finish saying "Good-night, Mary Ellen" and "Good-night, John Boy"--I want you to promise yourself, "I will remember to use File Info." Because if you're sending files out to clients or posting them on the Web, you need to document them. Complete with author and contact and copyright and, best of all, URL. Otherwise, when that image makes its rounds (as it inevitably will), who the hell will know who (you!!) made it? Read more » 

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How Do You (or Do You) Manage Your Photos?

So, here's a question that's been coming up a lot this week. How do the majority of people manage their photos? Does your system work, or do you scramble? It all started when I got an announcement that last spring's division-winning All-Star team was finally going to celebrate their victory, and did I have photos for a slideshow? Um... yeah, somewhere, organized by one of the draft versions of Lightroom I was using. Or still stuck on a card because I've been, uh, less-than-diligent and more-than-hella-busy.

Where did I stash those photos of yesteryear (or even last July?) Read more » 

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dekePod the Series Begins

After two dekePods (one two years ago about money and another a couple of weeks back in which I rattle off 101 Photoshop Tips), it might seem ridiculous for me to claim that "Metadata Forensics, What a Crock" is somehow the first episode of the series. But it's true. The money episode was the first pilot. (In reality, we had no money but we were eager to test the concept.) The 101 Tips episode was the second pilot. (Okay, that was pure conceit.) And thus, this episode is the real deal.

Fittingly, it's also the first dekePod to feature a brief but welcome cameo from God (below).

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Knockin' over trashcans

dekePod Episode 001: They said it would never happen. Oh sure, a guy like Deke can manufacture a one-off in which he rattles off 101 tips in just 5 minutes set to music while dancing like a crazy monkey. That totally makes sense. But to come through on his promise of a video every other week? Read more » 

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Photoshop CS2 Mastering Camera Raw

In the world of digital photography, the raw image is the digital equivalent of a large-format negative. Working with these "digital negatives" allows photographers to have greater artistic control and flexibility during the image-editing process, while still maintaining the integrity of the original raw file. In Photoshop CS2 Mastering Camera Raw, best-selling author Deke McClelland teaches the key principles and techniques for mastering raw photography using the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in. Read more » 

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