Happy New Year, dekeOmaniacs. To get 2009 off on the right foot, (and seriously, put that last insane bit of 2008 behind us), we’ve decided to share something special with you, our beloved community. Frankly, we can’t thank you enough for all the love, humor, and patience you showed us last year. (Especially the patience during the month of December where we both pulled off the miracle submission of the book and reintroduced ourselves to our families who were wondering who those smelly if vaguely familiar people who were always chained to the computer screen were.)
So over the course of January, 2009, we’re going to post the videos here from Deke’s new book, Photoshop CS4 Channels and Masks One-on-One (that thing that almost killed us last month, due in stores by mid-month). As many of you know, the video lessons that come with the book are terrific resources that impart solid bits of dekeWisdom all their own.
We’ll start today with the video from Video Lesson 1, “The Channels Palette,” wherein Deke gives you a tour of the Channels palette, explains why the new CS4 Masks palette is not command central for masking, and gives you some insights into why learning about this stuff can help you with your new year’s resolution (the one about getting even better at Photoshop, not the one where you give up martinis, we can’t help you there). Each video in the series will live here in streaming glory. It’s our way of welcoming our new visitors, honoring our venerable community veterans, and getting everyone off on the right Photoshop foot for 2009. Wishing love, peace, and impeccable Photoshop selections to all.
Look for more videos soon. Note that they are downsampled, so the legibility is lower than we would like. Which is why we will shortly provide, as a special opportunity for registered users of this site, the option to download all 12 full, hi-res QuickTime movies for a limited time (!). Keep an eye out for that.