Photoshop TV, Monitor Profiles, and Adobe Software

Photoshop TV Episode 69

Yet another wonderful episode of Photoshop techniques on Photoshop TV Episode 69.  The first tutorial is a great one, and once you start using it you'll never turn back.  They show how to make a selection using channels in order to make a mask.  Similarly, you can make selections using the magic wand, but the method of manipulating the channels gives much greater control and refinement for your masks.  There are also two other tips in this episode that cover cloning and feathering selections.

Monitor Profiles and Color Management

Earthbound Light has answers to the question “So Where Does Your Monitor Profile Go?”  This is different than Photoshop's color settings, and probably more important.  Monitor calibration is the key to producing good colors in your favorite software, and this article demystifies the whole subject a little.  Plus there are several good links at the end of the article on related topics, in case you want to know more about color management.

Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw

Yes, the cat's out of the bag — Adobe Lightroom has launched.  Lightroom is a photo editing and management software aimed at digital photographers.  I can't say that I'll be picking it up (I'll stick to my Picasa and Photoshop CS3), but it's causing quite the stir in the photographers community.  Also, for you Photoshop users, Adobe has released Camera RAW 3.7 which adds support for a couple of new cameras.  By the way, I am biased toward Adobe and I do pay for and use their products — they're worth it.

Photo of the Day…

Front Doors of New York

Photo by Brian Auer
11/05/06 New York, NY
Statue of Liberty and New York City as seen from a boat
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200
45mm equiv * f/16 * 1/45s * ISO100