Photoshop RAP? Have a look!

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories has developed a new way of resizing images (media retargeting).

A short article can be found here.

Digital-MakeoversPhotoshoproadmap has collected for you some links to great makeover techniques and plugins.

Check it out here.

Just a short selection of Adobe articles that can help you to troubleshoot some problems you might have with Adobe Photoshop CS3:

Adobe ImageReady CS2 feature location guide for Photoshop CS3

Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP

Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS

Optimize performance of Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP and Vista

Optimize performance in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS X

Total Training for Photoshop CS2Lunacore has released a detailed review of the Total Training’ Photoshop CS2 video course.

This review is split into 7 sections:

- Introduction
- What you get
- The presenter
- Installation
- The Interface
- Content and presentation
- Conclusion

Check it out here.

Smooth SkinOn the Lunacore Forum I’ve posted an example of using Photoshop CS3′ Smart Filters to make a non-destructive skin correction, based on Lunacore’s original Smooth Skin tutorial.

You can check it out here.

Harry PotterI’m not a huge fan of copying photographs myself, but when someone achieves excellent results like this and is also willing to describe in text and pictures how she did it (important!), then that’s enough reason for me to mention it on the blog. The image was not traced, done in several layers and a tablet was used.

Note: the image that’s on this page is rather large (over 2MB), so be aware of that if you have a slow internet connection.

Neat ImageLunacore opened a new section called Reviews. The first review is a review of Neat Image, a product to remove noise, film grain, JPEG artifacts, moire patterns, color banding, etc.

Since Photoshop is closely connected to photography, I felt the need to share an interesting site with you.
Mike Hollingshead is storm chaser from Nebraska who has taken numerous pictures of several storms he chased and shares some of them on his web site
When I first saw some of his images I was extremely impressed. These are the kind of images that encourage me to be creative, either with a camera or Photoshop.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.


Niklas Jansson created an excellent art tutorial that covers some of the basics of art. Subjects that get attention are:

Art Tutorial- Terminology
- Seeing
- Thinking in layers
- Speculars
- Radiosity, Reflected and Ambient light
- Exposure
- Materials
- Shadows
- Skin Tones
- Focus Points
- Line Art
- Studies
- Study Objects

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