Martini Hour 006, In Which Deke Refuses to Be a Corporate Shill
Despite my having a great week at SXSW, you know nothing is as relaxingly interactive as our weekly visit to the dekeLounge for Martini Hour. This week Deke has chosen the True Blue version of our logo in acknowledgment of the fact our rotation is finally back to his favorite cocktail, the classic Bombay Sapphire martini with the jumbo olives (a must) with a fluffy pimento inside. Yum.
We have member visualizations that we're itchin' to run, but we're presently waiting for the final entries in our contest with all its glorious prizes, which ends March 20 at cocktail hour. Meanwhile, here's what's going on in the lounge this week:
He Said She Said
Deke and I disagree about whether we should stick to Adobe nomenclature when referring to features and tools. I figure we should call them what Adobe calls them, since that will give us a consistent naming system that everyone can depend on. Deke calls that dangerous. Dangerous? He might not prove his dangerous point, but this time he actually might have some ground to stand on.
Photoshop Secret Handshake
Camera Raw makes white balance so easy with its handy little eyedropper, so why does Photoshop make it so not obvious? Deke reveals how to fix white balance in Photoshop where there is no tool that's actually called "white balance."
Toast of the Week
To Dan Brodnitz and Suzanne Caballero without whom dekePod would not exist.
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