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June 11, 2014

(update) The tour is is full swing!! See the page here So, I’m heading out on the road this summer. I’m excited about the upcoming tour. It’s a Route 66 themed event. There will be full day seminars across the USA, where people will get to really learn Photoshop CS6. All the new features will be taught in a way that integrates them into the most current-up to date workflow […]

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June 11, 2014

Amazing YouTube news! I need you! PhotoshopCAFE (Us) Has been chosen for YouTube’s “On the Rise” This is an awesome honor and we have the opportunity to be on the homepage of youtube. We need to you to vote for us, in order to make that happen. Read about it here, then chose Vote and vote for PhotoshopCAFE. Direct link to vote So far we are leading in votes, thanks to all of you […]

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June 11, 2014

 Design Challenge 13 winners and Finalists announced I’ve been busy this morning (and this weekend), going through all the great entries we just received for our contest. There were so many good ones, it was hard to choose only 30 finalists. Every year we have our big design challenge and the entries are always great. This year was no different. People from all over the world submit their designs in […]

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June 11, 2014

Let me pose a question to you. Why would you want to create video? This question isn’t aimed at those who are creating videos all day long as professional videographers. I’m asking photographers, designers and hobbyists. Sure, you’ve heard about the HDSLR revolution, the fact that just about any camera (including cell phone cameras) can now shoot HD video. Maybe it’s an unused feature for you. Maybe you have even […]

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June 11, 2014

This is a question that surprisingly I still hear thrown around. In this post I discuss each of the camera formats in Plain English. I also talk about tools used to decode RAW file and some suggested workflows. I hope you find something here that helps you through the labyrinth of confusion. It’s always been my mission to help you get past the technical confusion and move on to creating […]

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June 11, 2014

I’m very lucky to count among my friends some of the best and most influential Photoshop and Creative Suite users and instructors. Because of this, I’m able to pull in some favors and assemble an amazing team of writers. The CS6 guide has the best that we have ever had and the pages are jammed full of goodies. I’ve had people tell me that I should be charging for this […]

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June 11, 2014

This could well be the first ever Photoshop / photography seminar through Google Glass. See what it’s like to be in the instructors seat. Learn the new Camera Raw features in ACR 8, part of Photoshop CC. Colin Smith uses Google Glass to teach a live class in Hollywood California. google glass and photoshop to teach a live class in Hollywood California. Colin SmithColin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE […]

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June 11, 2014

I just got back from Photoshop World. It was huge success and I had great feedback from all my classes. I have posted some of the videos from the Pre Conference session that I taught with Adobe’s Principal Creative Director, Russell Brown. It was aerial photography and video with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter. I have made 3 videos that show you how to fix lens distortion from a goPro and […]

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June 11, 2014

Today I had the honor to attend the VIP advance preview of the Digital Darkroom exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Russell Brown, senior creative director at Adobe, is the curatorial advisor who – along with Patricia Lanza from the Annenberg – has thoughtfully selected 17 artists from the US, France and the UK to celebrate their craft. There are over 80 images in this exhibit that represent the surreal, […]

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June 11, 2014

I’m excited excited to announce that we are now using the Amazon s3 cloud to deliver our digital downloads. What this means to our customers, is more reliable downloads, better speed and the security of Amazon’s servers. We have updated our entire download infrastructure and customers will enjoy the best possible download experience for our training products, starting today. When our downloads started to become more popular, it became obvious […]

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June 11, 2014

This isn’t a comprehensive article on the art of typography, it’s more of a “quick tips for better type design” kind of thing. I don’t like to use the word “rules”, because it makes people think they will go to jail for breaking them. I prefer the term principles, because they are a guide to help, not hinder you from great looking design. Remember these aren’t set in stone, they […]

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June 11, 2014

(update) The tour is is full swing!! See the page here So, I’m heading out on the road this summer. I’m excited about the upcoming tour. It’s a Route 66 themed event. There will be full day seminars across the USA, where people will get to really learn Photoshop CS6. All the new features will be taught in a way that integrates them into the most current-up to date workflow […]

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June 11, 2014

I just returned from a whirlwind tour of the East Coast. I had a fantastic time. it was great to visit Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Miami, Boston and New York City. I have been teaching full-day Photoshop seminars to photographers and designers. It’s a lot of fun to travel, however at times it gets a little bit tiring. Literally visiting a different city every two days can definitely mess […]

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June 11, 2014

In this lesson, Colin Smith demonstrates one of his workflows used to enhance a beautiful landscape photograph of the ocean.  This is one of the many techniques from the 10 hour Photoshop For Digital Photographers training program at PhotoshopCAFE http://photoshopcafe.com/video/products/CS6_Digital_Photographers.htm Colin SmithColin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 […]

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June 11, 2014

I had a real blast at Matthew’s place interviewing him. What a cool and humble guy he is. And a magnificent artist. Matthew Jordan Smith photographs such people as Oprah, Michael Jordan and Tyra Banks. He has appeared on America’s Top Model a number of times. Here PhotoshopCAFE Founder Colin Smith, asks  Matthew about his roots and what it takes to be a successful Photographer. See his PhotoshopCAFE title, Inspiring […]

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June 11, 2014

Learn what HDR really is and isn’t. It’s all explained in this free tutorial. I have just completely updated the free tutorial on HDR and Photoshop. It covers shooting, merging and tone mapping. Also covers Lightroom and Photomatix. Click to read the HDR and Photoshop CS6  Tutorial   Colin SmithColin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 […]

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June 11, 2014

I just had the honor of being featured on NIK radio with host Scott Sheppard. Scott interviews me about everything from photography, technology, roots, HDR, the Route CS6 tour, PhotoshopCAFE beginnings and so much more. I get to talk about the things I’m passionate about, such as how to develop your own personal style and how to succeed in the industry. Check it out, it’s worth a listen http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nik-radio/id365360524 Colin […]

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June 11, 2014

Design Challenge 13 winners and Finalists announced I’ve been busy this morning (and this weekend), going through all the great entries we just received for our contest. There were so many good ones, it was hard to choose only 30 finalists. Every year we have our big design challenge and the entries are always great. This year was no different. People from all over the world submit their designs in […]

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