Group 54 Bulletin Board


This page is designed to give our group members a public forum to discuss advanced PhotoShop topics, compositing topics, links to websites or tutorials of common interest, requests for suggestions from members on images that are in progress by other members, and ongoing discussions on common photographic topics. The comments are available to all; however, only members of this group may post questions and comments.


Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Welcome to our Bulletin Board - I hope to see a lot of good ideas, tutorial links and information exchanged here!!   Posted: 12/07/2013 06:00:16

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Here is the link to a good book on blend modes - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321823761/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321823761&linkCode=as2&tag=imaginationst-20&linkId=7EYBTO3E42UHJOKFencoding=UTF8&ASIN=0321823761&Format=_SL110_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=imaginationst-20   Posted: 05/18/2014 10:44:23

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
How I put the source images in a strip:
1- Create a new file 72dpi approx 5x10 in.
2- Duplicate source images and resize the copy to 72dpi and about 2in on the long side.
3- Drag copies into new file on new layers.
4- Arrange and resize to suit. Enlarge canvas as needed.
5- Flatten and crop new image so all are showing as you like.
6- Resize flattened copy to 650px wide.
7- Save file with an appropriate name.

If you have any questions after you've tried this process, please send me an email.   Posted: 06/27/2014 14:53:40

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Here is the link I mentioned in my How I Did It for July effectively use the Liquify tool:
http://tinyurl.com/kjn8wwc   Posted: 07/09/2014 14:18:16

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Today I received a brand new Photoshop book I had on a pre-order from Amazon. It's entitled 'Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley'.
It looks like a great book for the intermediate/advanced PS user. If you want to take a look at it here's a link:
http://tinyurl.com/onla4vy
Let me know if you have any questions or any problems with the link. Laurie   Posted: 07/10/2014 19:48:13

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
I am going to attend the PSA Annual Convention at end of September in Albuquerque.
I hope some other Group 54 members will also attend.
If so, we should get together for a lunch or afternoon drink. Reply to the Bulletin Board if you will be there.
We can then exchange cell numbers.   Posted: 08/05/2014 17:42:01

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Here are a couple of tutorials I found very useful. One is a typical workflow tutorial and the other demonstrates quite well the effects of the various Blend modes.

I hope you find them useful. And please use the 'Reply' below this posting to reply.

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/layer-blend-modes/intro/

http://www.northlite.net/ps/blend.htm   Posted: 08/09/2014 13:09:18

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
From our previous member Witta Priester:
“Just thought you and the group might be interested in these two items.

http://www.uelsmann.net/ There are lots of inspirational images here, as well as a 2 minute video about how he does it in the darkroom.

I just noticed that Aaron Nace at Phlearn has an Intro to Compositing class (4+ hrs), http://phlearn.com/?s=compositing , that he sells. He is my favorite instructor…”
Thanks Witta   Posted: 08/12/2014 11:26:19

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
REPOST -
Today I received a brand new Photoshop book I had on a pre-order from Amazon. It’s entitled ‘Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley’.
It looks like a great book for the intermediate/advanced PS user. If you want to take a look at it here’s a link:
http://tinyurl.com/onla4vy
Let me know if you have any questions or any problems with the link. Laurie   Posted: 08/12/2014 11:28:44

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Some folks were having problems finding help on using the Merge options. Here is a link to the Adobe help section for this function. I hope y'all find this helpful.
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/layers.html#id_5986   Posted: 08/19/2014 10:10:29

Erick Peterson   Erick Peterson
The October issue of the NAPP magazine lists 100 hints concerning the use of Photoshop, including hints about using Photoshop CC. Join NAPP if you are not a member!   Posted: 09/12/2014 08:25:09

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
This a link to a great little site with tons of photo information from A-Z. The link provided below is a tutorial on adding one image into an existing PS image and handy for doing both compositing and montages. Check it out!

http://www.crhfoto.co.uk/compimpimage.htm

Thanks to Helen for sending it to me.   Posted: 09/24/2014 16:11:26

Laurie Thompson   Laurie Thompson
Here's the link for How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6: The art of creating realistic photomontages by Steve Caplin - Check it out!

I have four of his books and they're all great!

http://amzn.to/1tKIZp9   Posted: 10/10/2014 09:45:38

Erick Peterson   Erick Peterson
If you use one than one computer as I do, you may be interested in a computer program called PhotoMove 2 which can be downloaded for free. My understanding is that you can move photos among computers, laptops and tablets. Help is provided which I for one need!   Posted: 10/24/2014 13:55:11
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Interesting programme. Does this mean you can move between computers with same e mail address, or could you move from a different e mail addressed comp. i.e. I regularly get a USB stick with images from my husband to print off for him as the printer is in my den? Must have a look at it.   Posted: 10/26/2014 00:40:57

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
I attended the PSA conference in West Yellowstone. Great location. We had 35 photo trips over five days into the park. Featured speaker was Art Wolfe - probably the best American photographer. And the aspens were in full glory.

  Posted: 10/14/2015 17:34:52

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